Friday, September 18, 2015


Hey pallies, likes in doin' a bit of youtube searchin' in preparation for our celebratin' our most beloved Dino's youngest boypallie, Ricci James' birthday very  soon, we likes ran 'cross an incredible interview of Ricci that we know all youse Dino-philes woulda loves to view.

Today we shares with you a short vid clip of Ricci bein' interviewed by Mr. Raj Tawney.  Raj is in the creative process of  producin' a "docu-series" tagged "WHAT WAS IT LIKE?"  Raj's potent premise is to film interviews with prodigy of the rich and famous, as Raj sez to accent "the legacy of legends."   Likes, of course there is no one more rich and famous then our most beloved Dino, and no one has a greater legacy then our legendary  King of Cool.  Wonderfully wisely Tawney has chosen our Dino's boypallie Ricci for his first interviewee.

What we have below is a three minute clip of the Ricci's remarkably reflectin'  "on his dad's life and career."  It's full of great pixs of our great man 'long with live clips of our Dino.  Likes especially we enjoyed seein' our Dino croonin' "The Way You Wear Your Hat" with Miss Ella Fitzgerald from the Dino-show.  Many many of the images are obviously from Ricci's private collection and there are a number that we have never seen before.

Even though this is a very short teaser for the whole episode, Ricci's long lastin' love and deep deep devotion for his father shines brightly through the few bits of sharin' that we are treated to.  Truly truly makes us hope that at some point the whole programme will be available for our Dino-viewin' pleasure.

We have spent some very very  worthwhile time in writin' down both of Ricci's spoken Dino-recollections below.   The first is a tremendous  teachin' from the life and times of our Dino.  It has often been noted that wise teachers teach mostly by example and Ricci shares amazin' Dino-wisdom on how our most beloved Dino treated the pallies 'round him.  Truly truly all us Dino-holics woulda do very well in followin' our Dino's exemplary behaviour.  Below is the transcript of Ricci sharin' this Dino-teachin'.

"Dad was a guy who regardless if you were the shoe shine guy at NBC or the head executive at NBC, it made no difference to him.  If you treated him with respect, he would treat you with respect.  And, he had no pretense about that whatsoever, and letting you know he didn't like you if you didn't like him.  And, that made no difference with money or losing money like he did with Jerry you know.  He walked away from huge contracts, but had both of his feet on the ground. And he was just honest that way.  He was colorblind.  It made no difference who you were, what you were.  If you were a stand up man or woman, that's all that mattered to him.  And, that's what I gleaned from him.  That's what I gleaned from dad."

Ricci's second compellin' comments are on the amazin' number of "careers" our Dino had as entertainer extraordinaire.  Hearin' Ricci devotedly describe the natural talents of our great man in comedy, music, stage and screen makes us prouder and prouder to be associated with our one and only Dino.  Below is the transcript of Ricci's deep deep devotion.

"If one were to have had even as much success as he did in even one of his careers...the stage in Vegas, television variety show, records, motion pictures...we've be very fortunate,   He had them in all of those.  So, he was not only technically sound and was aware of everything he was doing, but he made it look so easy that I remember Richard Corliss from Time magazine, you know, said that he really didn't have any talent, he was so natural to him."

So even though what we have in the vid clip below is a short promo of the entire production we have some wondrously wise words from our Dino's boy pallie Ricci remarkably reflectin' on the life, times, and teachin's of our most beloved Dino.

We thoroughly  thanks both Mr.  Raj Tawney for this creative idea and for filmin' the interview with Mr. Ricci Martin.  We supremely shouts out our appreciation to Mr. Ricci Martin for consentin' to be interviewed and for this remarkable reflections on his fantastic father, our one and only Dino.
Dino-awed, DMP


Published on May 26, 2015

"WHAT WAS IT LIKE?" is a docu-series, created and produced by Raj Tawney. In this sample clip, Dean Martin's son, Ricci Martin reflects on his dad's life and career. If you are interested in producing this series, please email me at


Danny G. said...

Love how much respect Ricci has for his dad. You can tell how much he loved him. Gotta see this interview in it's entirety! Great find, pallie!

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie, likes ever faithful-to-Dino Danny-o, we knew that you woulda find this Dino-devotion from our Dino's boypallie Ricci to be primo perfect....indeed, likes you can just feel the respect for his daddy-o just oozin' out of each word that Ricci speaks! Keeps lovin', keeps sharin' our most beloved Dino!

BlueisCoool said...

What a wonderful blog and find my friend. It is wonderful to see the love that Ricci has for his father. It seems there are so many ungrateful children of Hollywood stars who can't seem to bash there father or mother enough, no matter how well they have had it in life. This is such a wonderful and refreshing change. Thank you for this great story as always.


dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie, likes your thoughts ring so so Dino-true Scotty...indeed we likes totally agree with you when you sez..."This is such a wonderful and refreshing change." Keeps diggin' our one and only Dino!