Friday, November 30, 2018

On This Day In Dino-history: November 30,1965

Hey pallies, likes there's more delightful Dino-news to share from November 30th that comes our way from he blog  tagged "KRQE," the tag for the home base of television channel 13 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  The Dino-date is this last day of the eleventh month in the year of our Dino 1965.

In their prose tagged, "Today in History: November 30, the folks at "KRQE" have shared the coolest of cool candid shot of our most beloved Dino and Rat Pack pallies Mr. Frank Sinatra and Mr. Sammy Davis, Jr. 'long with fellow crooner Mr. Bing Crosby "during a recording session at Sinatra's Reprise Record Co. in California, Nov. 30, 1965."  It's a perfectly powerful pix for Dino-sure, but we gotta 'fess up that  we ain't got a clue what sort of al-b-um was bein' recorded...likes any of youse Dino-philes got a clue what the Dino-action was that day?????

We swankly salute the pallies at KRQE television station 13 for bringin' this hugely historic potently pictorial  moment in Dino-history on their 'net site and bringin' such Dino-delight to many many who are deeply devoted to our one and only Dino.  Likes, to checks this out in it's original site, simply clicks on the tag of this Dino-report.

We Remain,

Yours In Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

Today in History: November 30

By Associated Press

Published: November 30, 2016

Sinatra Crosby Davis Martin

Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Sammy Davis Jr. and Dean Martin, left to right, laugh during a recording session at Sinatra's Reprise Record Co. in California, Nov. 30, 1965.

On This Day In Dino-history: November 30, 1956

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Hey pallies, the ol' world wide web continues to be a genuine goldmine completely chocked full of great Dino-treasure just waitin' to be marvelously mined....and that's a huge huge reason we here at ilovedinomartin keeps doin' our best to uncover more and more Dino-devotion for all youse Dino-philes.    Some years 'go at this time,while doin' some extra credit Dino-searchin' via google blog search we happened upon the rarest of rare Dino-find of some laviously  live croonin' of our most beloved Dino and his bestest of best pallie Mr. Frank Sinatra on November 30, 1956.

First posted on the blog "Crooks And Liars" on December 31, 2009, it took us almost five years to uncover this fantastic find of this  recordin' of our most beloved Dino singin' a trio of classic croons for the Hungarian Relief Concert with Sinatra also doin' some solo work.  All-in-all there is almost 22 minutes of sensational singin'.   Likes, 'cause this is a remarkably rare Dino-discovery  we are plannin' to share this on an annual basis.

We loves how this refreshin'  recordin' begins with the unnamed announcer graciously  givin' our great great man the purest of pure praise, sayin' "This fella is going to be on the, I think, one of the finest leading men we've ever seen around this town, and he is going to come out here now, and lead you all to a lot of happiness.   And, likes indeed our Dino lovin'ly  lays likes just  a ton of huge huge happiness on the crowd as he sings "All Of Me," "Innamorata," and "Is It True What They Say About Dixie."

 Our Dino mentions that it was producer Mr. Joe Pasternak who coaxed his appearance, which let's us know that the concert was around the time that our Dino's first major big screen effort, "Ten Thousand Bedrooms" was bein' released as Pasternak was the producer for that effort.

We are likes totally totally thrilled to be able to share this with all youse Dino-holics, just wishes that it hadn't taken so so long to uncover.  Also, as you will read  below the sharer of this Dino-treasure, Mr. Gordon Skene discovered "the master tapes from the concert)  sitting on a shelf in a garage the better part of forty years before I got the call to "take the junk away".

We wanna express our deepest of deep Dino-appreciato to Skene for sharin' this huge huge Dino-discovery with his readership and eventually with all youse pallies.  Likes makes us be in wholehearted wonderment of  what more Dino-gold is out there waitin' to be mined.  To checks this out in it's original format, simply clicks on the tag of this here Dino-report.  And, likes sometimes pallies the vid we have placed below chooses not to function....if this happens to you, simply click on the tag of this Dino-post to listen at the original site.

 We Remain.

Yours In Dino

Dino Martin Peters

Newstalgia New Years Eve Music Special - Dean Martin - Frank Sinatra - Hungarian Relief Concert 1956

I can't think of a better way to end up the year than with a special, rare, never-heard-before performance of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin (not together unfortunately, but Dino's in fine form) from the Hungarian Relief Fundraiser put on in Los Angeles on November 30, 1956.

For some reason, this recording has never been issued anywhere - the master tapes sitting on a shelf in a garage the better part of forty years before I got the call to "take the junk away".
Dean had just broken up his act with Jerry Lewis and Sinatra was going through a career change that took would take a dramatic upturn as well. If memory serves (but don't hold me to it), this predates the Ratpack by about a year.

In any event, this is a rare recording and you get to hear it first.

Thanks to everyone for a great 2009 - especially the crew at C&L. It's all been good fun, dusting off history.

Happy New Year - try and stay sane in the meantime. Wait til 2010!

Thursday, November 29, 2018

.....and she actually did a concert there with my old buddy Dean Martin, who just loved her piano playing.

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Gaming Today Richard Saber
Hey pallies, likes our pallie Danny-o, less then one Dino-week 'go prophetically predicted in patter on the Dino-gram of the day that "Haha!! Never knows where or when our pallie will surprise us next! Gotta ‘ member...Dino toured this great big world for over 50 years! Been a lotta places & seen a lotta faces. More & more stories will continue to pop up, I’m sure."

Well today we share 'nother great Dino-tale that comes from our most beloved Dino's hometown of Steubenville, Ohio.  From a blog that we thinks woulda be near and near to our Dino, "GT - GAMING TODAY, comes yet 'nother Dino-connect scribed by Mr. Richard Saber in his gamin' prose, "Free Picks from Getting Rich with Saber."

Mr. Saber while powerfully pontificatin' on who will be the winner of next Saturday's encounter between Ohio State and Northwestern University, just happens to drop the wonderful name of our one and only Dino, who, as you will read below, Saber tags "my old buddy."  Richard hails from Stu-ville and it sounds likes he had at least made the acquaintance of our King of Cool.  Likes this potent prose also shares info on a jazz pianist  from Dino-town tagged Dorothy "sloopy" Sloop, who actually did a concert there with my old buddy Dean Martin, who just loved her piano playing."

We woulda loves to learn more 'bout Mr. Richard's Saber's connect with our Dino as well as Miss Dorothy Sloop's as well.  So, when we find a bit of Dino-time we will do just that and report back if and what we discover.  We thank Saber and all the pallies at "GT" for yet 'nother remarkable report of our main man Dino.  To checks this out in it's original source, likes simply clicks on the tag of this Dino-report.

We Remain,

Yours In Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

Free Picks from Getting Rich with Saber
November 28, 2018 3:00 AM

Big Ten

Northwestern (+14) vs. Ohio State (Saturday): I have watched every Ohio State game this year, and if you had the right feed, you would have say what college football is all about after the Ohio State-Michigan game was over last Saturday. The field was shoulder-to-shoulder with Buckeye fans and in the background you could hear the Ohio State theme song, “Hang on Sloopy” playing in the background. What a sight, especially for an Ohio lad like myself.
So why Hang on Sloopy? Well, Dorothy “sloopy” Sloop was a jazz pianist from, yes, you guessed it, Steubenville, Ohio, and she actually did a concert there with my old buddy Dean Martin, who just loved her piano playing. 
Dorothy actually attended Ohio University, not Ohio State. But the ‘60s rock band The McCoys got their inspiration for their No. 1 hit record and the Buckeyes have made it their theme song since the group was from Ohio.
The question about this game is can the Wildcats score enough points to hang in there? Fourteen seems like a crazy line for this game, especially with Ohio State off that supreme effort and celebrating all week long. 
Northwestern is one of the best-coached teams in the country, and while they don’t have the top guns like the Buckeyes, they have courage and will take Ohio State down to the wire. 
We will be taking the two TD’s in what should be one wild game. Just hang on Sloopy and get the cash. NORTHWESTERN

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Ring and his late wife, Nina, were huge Dean Martin fans, and that song was “their song” throughout their 50 years of marriage

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Hey pallies, likes yester-Dino-day we shared 'bout that Aussieland  "watering hole" tagged "Mt Buller’s Kooroora Hotel," where daily devotion to our most beloved Dino is offered by the playin' of our Dino's coolest of cool croon, "That's Amore" as the pad is shut down nightly....and that delightful Dino-offerin' has be goin' on for Dino-decades!  Well, likes, today we share more decades long devotion to our Dino that also fantastically focuses on "That's Amore" as well, on this our third and last day of our series of Dino-grams on that marvelously memorable Dino-croon.

From the online news pad of the "Lima News," (Lima as in Ohio, the home state of our Dino's birth and childhood) comes journalist Miss Merri Hanjora (pictured on the left) "That's Amore" focused report, "Real Wheels: 1985 Mercedes’ license plate says it all: That’s Amore for Pandora man."
As you will read below, Miss Hanjora accents Mr. Herman Ring of Pandora, Ohio whose "1985 Mercedes 300 SD Turbo Diesel" has license plates "reads TH AMORE, meaning That’s Amore or that’s love."  Likes why? youse Dino-quire.  Well, when youse reads on you will delight in knowin' that "Ring and his late wife, Nina, were huge Dean Martin fans, and that song was “their song” throughout their 50 years of marriage."

Likes how fantastically fantastic is the Dino-news pallies?!?!?!   We revel in keenly knowin' that Mr. and Mrs. Ring were both deepest of deep devotees to our most beloved Dino and proudly proclaimed their Dino-adulation through their classic car's lovin' license plate hugely homagin' our one, our only Dino.  We gotta 'fess up that likes we never ever tire of learnin' 'bout and tellin' story after story of how pallies of all ages and stages marvelously make known their absolute amore of our King of Cool.
We thank Mr. Herman Ring for tellin' his Dino-tale of devotion and for Miss Merri Hanjora for scribin' this touchin' 'n tender tale, and for the folks at the "Lima News" for seein' it get in print.

To checks this out in it's original source, and to read it all, simply clicks on the tag of this Dino-gram.  And, likes yes! pallies, one more time we also share a youtube vid of our Dino croonin' this classic tune.  Likes this time we share the veritable version from "The Caddy" that introduced this Dino-croon to the world.

We Remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

Real Wheels: 1985 Mercedes’ license plate says it all: That’s Amore for Pandora man

By Merri Hanjora -

PANDORA — Behind every classic car is a story, and this week’s story on a 1985 Mercedes 300 SD Turbo Diesel is about love.

Herman Ring, of Pandora, owns this Mercedes. He’s owned it since 1988 and is the second owner of the car.

The license plate reads TH AMORE, meaning That’s Amore or that’s love. Ring and his late wife, Nina, were huge Dean Martin fans, and that song was “their song” throughout their 50 years of marriage. Nina passed away in 2009.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

......and famously plays the Dean Martin classic That’s Amore before closing its doors at night.

Simon Johanson
Hey pallies, likes there is Dino-devotion and then there is DINO DEVOTION!    Almost daily ilovedinomartin searches the world wide web to share with Dino-holics everywhere the length, depth, and breath of awesomely amazin' amore for our most most beloved Dino from 'round the Dino-globe and we are constantly confounded by the marvelous many and veritable varied ways that our Dino is remarkably remembered to this very Dino-day.  Likes today is Day 2 of our special three day Dino-series accentin' our Dino and his cool croon, "That's Amore.

Dino-holics every Dino-where. we are perfectly pleased to share with  youse  more incredible international devotion to our Dino from Aussieland that has happened Dino-day in and Dino-day for tons of Dino-decades.  From the pen of Mr. Simon Johanson, swank scriber for "The Sydney Morning Herald," comes news of the imminent demolision of an Australian Alps "watering hole" tagged "Mt Buller’s Kooroora Hotel" "to make way for a $40 million development."  So youse are askin', "likes what's the Dino-connect.

In Mr. Johanson's writin's he happenss to mention that the hotel "famously plays the Dean Martin classic That’s Amore before closing its doors at night."  Likes the pub which is known as "Hoo Ha" was opened in 1953, the same year that our Dino recorded "That's Amore" for the Martin and Lewis big screen classic, "The Caddy." In doin' a bit of Dino-research we learned that "That's Amore" was released on  November 7, 1953, so we ain't sure when the pub began the Dino-tradition, but it musta been goin' on for at least 60 years or more.

Likes we stand in absolute awe of this wonderful waterin' hole who has daily hugely homaged our Dino for so so many many years...likes totally totally Dino-outstandin' for Dino-sure!  And, as you read more of the prose, we're not surprised when Simon notes that "property manager Martin Ansell" stated, "A few nostalgic tears might be shed when That’s Amore plays for the last time."  since the pub will be recreated in the new construction, we trust the Dino-tradition will continue on once the new pub opens.

We thanks Mr. Simon Johanson and all the folks at "The Sydney Morning Herald" for puttin' us on to the deeply delightful Dino-devotion.  To read the prose  at it's original source and in total, simply clicks on the tag of this Dino-report.  And, likes, of course, we couldn't miss the op to share a classic vid clip of our great great Dino croonin' this great great song for your Dino-listenin' and viewin' pleasure!

We Remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

Bumper snow sees alpine resorts bounce back

By Simon Johanson

22 September 2018

A bumper snow season has underpinned record property sales in Australia’s alps that will see one of the region’s best known watering holes, Mt Buller’s Kooroora Hotel, demolished next month to make way for a $40 million development.

The snowfields pub which opened in 1953 is affectionately known as the ‘Hoo Ha’ and famously plays the Dean Martin classic That’s Amore before closing its doors at night.

“The Kooroora is quite simply where Mt Buller parties. It’s the social heart of the village. A few nostalgic tears might be shed when That’s Amore plays for the last time,” he said.

Monday, November 26, 2018

Dean Litster, corporate pizza chef at Armando's, holds up the Dean Martin

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Dalson Chen
Hey pallies, likes in this week between our yearly celebration of Givin' Dino Thanks and our yearly reverent remembrance of Dino-departure day we are perfectly psyched to share three days of deepest of deep Dino-devotion awesomely accentin' in delightfully different Dino-ways that coolest of classic cool Dino-croon, "That's Amore."  Over the trio of the next three Dino-days we will get groovy glimmers of Dino-delight from Canada, Australia, and our Dino's home state of Ohio.

Likes over the years we have been liftin' up our most most beloved Dino here at our humble little ilovedinomartin waterin' hole we've shared a beautiful bunch of delightfully different ways our  Dino has been hugely homaged by pallies of all types and stripes, all ages and stages as well.  From the namin' of Dean Martin Drive in our Dino's playground, 'Vegas baby 'Vegas to Dean Martin Boulevard in our Dino's town of birth, Steubenville, Ohio, to liquid libations bein' coolly created to awesomely accent our King of Cool, post after post here at ilovedinomartin has shared the many and varied ways that our Dino has been and continues to be honored.

Our pallies at google 'lerts sent us the way of  the online presence of the "WINDSOR STAR" news hailin' from Toronto, Ontario, Canada where columnist Mr. Dalson Chen pictured 'bove left)  tells the winnin' tale of pizza chef Mr. Dean Litster (pictured below) bein' tagged "Chef of the Year" by Canadian Pizza Magazine for his deep dish creation tagged, youse guessed it pallies, "Dean Martin."
Likes below is a picture of Mr. Litster and his award winnin' "Dean Martin" pizza.

We here at ilovedinomartin find it so so remarkably refreshin' to have youthful professional like Chef Litster makin' the conscience cool choice of honorin' our most beloved Dino with their time and talents.  We completely congratulate Mr. Dean Litster of this awesome accomplishment and swankly salute him for liftin' up our Dino in this wonderful way that is sure to get more of today's youth turned on to our King of Cool.  Grateful thanks to scriber Mr. Dalson Chen and the pallies at the "WINDSOR STAR" for gettin' this into print on the ol' 'net.

To checks this out in it's original source, and to read this noteworthy news in total, simply clicks on the tag of this Dino-gram.  And, we woulda be remiss if we didn't once 'gain include the youtube vid of our Dino's classic croon on the moon and pizza pie.

We Remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

Windsor pizza maker wins Canadian Pizza Summit title

Once again, we have national recognition for Windsor pizza: Canadian Pizza Mag has named Dean Litster of Armando's Pizza their 2018 Chef of the Year (open category). He credits his unique creation — Windsor-style deep dish.


Dean Litster, corporate pizza chef at Armando's, holds up the Dean Martin, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, which won him 2018 Chef of the Year (open category) by Canadian Pizza Magazine.

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Danny G's Sunday Serenade with Dino: "Canadian Sunset"

Welcome back, ol' pals o mine!

How was your day of Givin' Dino-thanks?

 Still full?
 Still cleanin' up the mess?

 Lotta thins' to prepare.

Well, pallies...are youse ready to do it all 'gain?!

Here we go! Christmas!

We is 'bout to jump into 'nother Dino-Winter month & it's comin' up quick!

 Such a Fun & Crazy time of year, my friends!

 I AB SO LUTE LY love it & soaks in every single Dino-drippin' second!

The whole thin', mi amici!

The snow!
The decorations!
The gift givin' & receivin'!

Obviously the tunes!

Every Crazy Chaotic nuance of December is such fun to me...I just can't help but to thinks of Dino!

He's all 'round us this time of year!

 The markets...the malls...the radio & on T.V.!

 It's positively INVIGORATIN'...hearin' & seein' our main dude... in all his Christmassy abundance! Haha!!

Now, as our fearless leader, DMP, stated in yesterday's bloggins'...youse just don't know WHERE he will pop up next!
 And as our great great friend, Ms. AOW, commented a couple days back..."He still seems so alive"!

It's true, pallies!

 It's actually hard to believe he's been gone all these years!

 Just goes to show...once 'gain...that legends like Dean, never disappear.
 Never fade away.
 He will ALWAYS be with us, mi amici!

 Just like anyone who really mattered in our lives...Dino will live, through us, forever!

 So, my fellow Dino-holics...allow me to gives youse one more quick example of Dean's un-endin' presence...before I kick off my Pre-Dino-Winter month jam!

 Last week I posted the new Nordstrom holiday commercial featurin' Dean's cool cool jam, "Go Go Go Go".

 So pallies...this week...checks out Heineken's new comm!

 Do I even gots to tell youse who is croonin' the chosen tune?!

 I'll let youse watch & hear it for yourselves.

Then sit back & relax to this week's Serenade.

As I like to do every year...let's get prepared for Dino-Winter month 2018...with some "Canadian Sunset".

 Perfecto for this time of year & perfecto for gettin' us into the holiday Dino-groove!


Saturday, November 24, 2018

“Oh yeah, Dean Martin sent his chauffeur to get a plate,”.....

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Hey pallies, likes as we so often say, "youse just never knew where our Dino will turn up next.  Likes we thanks our pallies at google 'lerts who recently sent us over to the 'net home of "blackpressUSA - The Voice of the Black Community" where they shared a poignant post superbly scribed by "Mr.  Aaron Allen of the Seattle Medium tagged "R&L Home Of Good Bar-B-Que – The End Of A BBQ Dynasty."  This awesome article tells the special story of a remarkable restaurant "R&L Home of Good Bar-B-Que, that after 66 years in business is closing their doors.

In a world the is so filled with bad news, we are thrilled to share this story of  Miss Mary L. Davis and her daughter, Miss Barbara Davis, who are the current owners of this extraordinary eatery that has seen folks of all types and stripes, all ages and stages come through their doors to delightfully dine on their famous fabulous Bar-B-Que.

And, likes the Dino-connect?  Youse guessed in pallies, our most beloved Dino was one of those fine folks who "stopped by R&L Home of Good Bar-B-Que," and who once while visitin' in Seattle "sent his chauffeur to get a plate" accordin' to Miss Davis.  We, of course, are wonderin' if perhaps Dino's dinin' experience with R&L was when he was in Seattle with his pallies Mr. Frank Sinatra and Mr. Sammy Davis, Jr. while on his brief tour with the 1988 Together Again Tour.

We are totally totally thrilled to know that Miss Mary L. Davis' "fond memories at the restaurant" include servin' our one and only Dino!  We so awesomely appreciate Miss Davis sharin' her memories of servin' our Dino as part of radiant reflections this time of the restaurant's closin'.
We thanks Mr. Aaron Allen of the Seattle Medium for creatively craftin' this pure prose and for the fols at "blackpressUSA - The Voice of the Black Community"  for makin' it available for their readership.  To checks this out in it's original source and read this hugely heartwarmin' story in total, which we highly recommend, simply clicks on the tag of this Dino-gram.

We Remain,

Yours In Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

R&L Home Of Good Bar-B-Que – The End Of A BBQ Dynasty

(L-R) : Mary L. Davis and her daughter, Barbara Davis, owners of R&L Home of Good Bar-B-Que in Seattle. The family recently decided to close its doors after 66 years in business. Photo/Aaron Allen.
(L-R) : Mary L. Davis and her daughter, Barbara Davis, owners of R&L Home of Good Bar-B-Que in Seattle. The family recently decided to close its doors after 66 years in business. Photo/Aaron Allen.

By Aaron Allen, Seattle Medium

Over the years, many people stopped by R&L Home of Good Bar-B-Que, including many celebrities and prominent figures who were visiting Seattle at the time like B.B. King and Dean Martin of the famed Rat Pack.

 “Oh yeah, Dean Martin sent his chauffeur to get a plate,” says Davis as she recalls some of her fond memories at the restaurant.”

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Happy Dino Thanksgiving

Hey pallies, likes the 2018 Day of givin' Dino-thanks is very close at hand now and here is our third yearly  postin'  in deep humble  homage of our most beloved Dino.    From our amazin' Dino-prosin' pallie Ed whose deeply deeply delightful  Dino-thankin'-devotional, "Happy Dino Thanksgiving," was scribed a number of years 'go just for all the faithful gathered here at ilovedinomartin   Likes we are totally totally thrilled to once 'gain brings it your Dino-way.   Here are pallie  Ed's outstandin' Dino-thoughts durin' our season of "Givin' Dino Thanks."

So pallies, likes sits back and relish each and every one of our Dino-phile Ed's heartfelt, remarkably   revelatory  reflections on our Dino, 'cause they are lovin'ly  ladened with the deepest of the deep, the purest of the pure, and the truest of the true Dino-truths.

This year on December 25 it will be  23 long years since our most beloved  Dino walked the earth, but his life and legacy continues to entirely enthrall and courageously  call all us pallies to know, love, and honor our great man more and more each and every Dino-day.

Thanks Ed for sharin' your Dino-thanks with us in such a cool Dino-way.  We trust as you now have the joy of fatherin' your own little boypallies includin' the youngen  you have named after our one and only Dino,  that you are bringin' them up to loves our Dino likes you do.   We so look forward to the day when you will be able to share more of your Dino-hearted prose with all your pallies here at ilovedinomartin.

 Thanks most of all to our Dino...truly we wanna know you, love you, and honor you more each and every Dino-day!

We Remain,

Yours In Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

Location? On a stage somewhere, Anytown USA.

Time? When Dino roamed and owned the earth.

Dino: “You know why they call it Plymouth Rock? Those pilgrims backed up their Plymouth into that rock. That’s why they call it Plymouth Rock.”

True Story.
It was Dino that quickly pointed out that America was discovered by a fellow Italian, Amerigo Vespucci. In turn, it was America who discovered Martin, Sinatra, Como, Martino, Bennett, Vale, Laine, Darin, Damone, and Prima. All Italian-American singers who forever changed the American music landscape. Imagine a world without Dean Martin. Elvis has no direction. Sinatra hasn’t a Yin to Yang, and good luck with reviving the Humphrey Bogart-less Holmby Hills Rat Pack. Joey Levitch is still Joey Levitch. Who’s Joey Levitch you ask? Welcome to a Dino-less world. Joey Levitch became Jerry Lewis. The word “cool” would have been forever associated with the weather. The Beatles would still be remembered as being “untouchable”.

Let’s be selfish for a bit. Without Dino, we wouldn't  have seen our fathers settling down in his favorite chair smoking his favorite pipe, spinning his favorite Dino LP. The man who makes my dad happy is the man that makes us happy. Pleasure hasn’t a salesman. Time passes and finds me sitting down in my favorite chair with my favorite beverage, listening to my favorite Dino iPod playlist. Coincidence? Think not my fellow Dino-phile. Dino transcends generations, countries, languages, races, sexes. He touches all! Cool has no color. Cool is ageless. You’re only as far from cool as the nearest Dino LP, CD, book, what have you. If you can’t find cool, pick up a Dino LP, look at it. It’s your cool compass, it always points to cool. Without it you’re never lost pally!

The things in life to be thankful for? Dino said it best..
Tender kisses, nights of bliss. Small moonbeams, sips of wine. Wedding bells, little kids, and dreams to savor. Blessings, man, wife, love and life. Memories are made of this.

Be thankful for those who brought them to you. Return the favor, help make others lives more memorable.

Happy Thanksgiving Pallies!

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

I'm Thankful For Dean Martin

Hey pallies, likes today we continues with our accent on "Giving Dino Thanks" here at ilovedinomartin as we  once  'gain share with youse a post that first appeared here on November 25, 2008....and reverently   reappears here yearly durin' our festival of "Givin' Dino Thanks." Scribed by Mr. Ron Giesecke for his "Political Therapy" blog, this  perfectly profoundly  powerful prose tagged "I’m Thankful For Dean Martin," shares the incredibly  important role that our Dino played in Giesecke's last conversation with his father who was dyin' of cancer.

This hugely heartfelt Dino-testimony is a remarkably  refreshin' reminder to all us pallies 'bout the many and varied ways that our Dino has tenderly touched so so many lives, and continues to do so, day by day, even long after his departure from the planet.

In this week of "Givin' Dino Thanks" 2018, we continue to be ever ever thankful for our most beloved  Dino and likes we are also very very thankful to Mr. Ron Giesecke for his candid retellin' of the remarkable  role our most beloved Dino played in sayin' goodbye to his father. To view this in it's original format, likes just clicks on the tag of this Dino-message. In this season of thanksgiving, be sure to pause and give our Dino thanks for the amazin' ways he has touched the lives of all of his pallies!

We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

The Therapist Thursday, November 24, 2005

I’m Thankful For Dean Martin

Tomorrow at 5:00 AM, It will be four months to the day that I lost my father to cancer. I had a feeling last Thanksgiving, that I was looking at my dad across the holiday table for the last time.

I was right.

Due to some employment constraints on my part, as well, as some plain old logistical difficulty, we decided to have Thanksgiving dinner on Monday evening. Everything was normal overall, with the addition of an emotional assent to how much we all wished dad were here one last time. My dad was a restless soul, and my wife’s observations about his absence on one of the holiday deficits that will now be the most obvious: that wherever my dad was on Thanksgiving, he always managed to be wandering around the kitchen, chatting with whomever was cooking, and just plain getting in the way in the fashion that loveable old lugs manage to do so well.

How I would have paid millions to have my dad holding up the wheels of culinary progress, forcing my wife to jokingly threaten to run him over one last time. How I would have also paid millions, if it would have at least enshrouded the incremental knots of pain in my mother’s face, as the holiday realizations washed over the clock—all without my father—her husband. And no amount of ambient room chatter was going to change it.

I started thinking about the last two days in my father’s life. Those memories—the one’s where family members became strangers, enemies, and opaque silhouettes—The one’s that recall the fear of falling, the contortions of pain—believe it or not, still have some high points.

I arrived out at the house, and to his deathbed. The medications, along with his metabolic breakdowns had cajoled an otherwise meek man into a sometimes-belligerent stranger. I remember distinctly two conversations I had with him. The first was a bit adversarial—to start.

“Dad, I’m here.”

Dad looks over at me, gives me a once over, and says “so what?”

“Dad, you’re little granddaughters are here.”

“I don’t care,” said my dad, looking away in disgust.

Right about then, my four year old—one of two apples in my father’s eye, ran into the room with that hapless, four-year-old lack of understanding at the impending gravity. I picked her up, and held her over him, so that he was forced to see her.

“Oh yeah, Captain Belligerent? Try being mean to THIS.”

I watched dad, as the realization that Clara was there at Grandpa’s side. I watched as he forced his demeanor, focus, and grandfatherly adoration through the unwieldy veil that had hidden the rest of him from the rest of us.

“Hi Clara,” he said, through the most painful smile ever forged upon that face. I will never forget that moment as long as I live. My daughter made cancer take a back seat, if only for a moment.

As dad inched ever-closer to the precipice, his coherence, ability to communicate, and humanity started to fade. I wanted to speak with my dad one last time about his soul, so that I could again pray with, for, and about him. The in-home hospice visitors said he no longer knew where he was.

I looked straight into my father’s face. His eyes fixed on mine. I thought I saw a momentary window of clarity come across those pupils, and so I silently prayed for a sign that he knew it was me.

“Dad,” I said. “I’m here.”

Dad had this way of nodding with only his eyes, and I was certain I had just seen him do it. The room was calm, and mom had kept the room calmly brimming with familiarity—to include my father’s favorite music lightly playing in the background.

“Dad, “ I said grabbing his hand. “I’m only going to ask you to extend yourself one last time. I just need to know that you know this is Ron talking. If you know it’s me, please squeeze my hand.”

He immediately squeezed with a force that astonished me.

“Okay dad. One more thing,” I said, as he locked his eyes on mine. “I’ve got one more question. After that, I just want you to pray with me in your mind.” I nodded over to the cassette player at the foot of the bed.

“Who’s playing on that radio right now?” I asked him.

With all the accompanying pain, dad struggled to put those parched lips together. I couldn’t believe he’d actually pull it off.

“Dean Martin,” he said.

I almost passed out.

I knew then, that dad and I could talk, even if it was only me doing the talking for our last conversation. Those were his last words to me. We had already exchanged our “I love you’s” earlier. And yet nothing in that transcended the sheer force I felt when I heard the man who brought me into this world fight one last time to converse with me as he left it.

You bet I am thankful. Thankful for Dean Martin.

Monday, November 19, 2018

Dean Martin's Wonderful Gift

scox ... the VS Guy
Hey pallies, welcome to some huge homagin'  in this  week of "Givin' Dino Thanks" here at our humble little Dino- home.  In this week where folks in the America gather with family and friends to celebrate a day of Thanksgiving, it is truly truly awesomely  appropriate that ilovedinomartin share  some special  posts that speak deeply and truly of the purest of pure passion that pallies' have for our most beloved Dino.   likes sits back and soak in each and every wonderfully wise word of Dino-thanks bein' shared!

Likes  the three posts that ilovedinomartin is sharin' on these days before our Day Of Givin' Dino Thanks, have  been shared here before, but each is so so special that we simply must post each of 'em 'gain in this season of Dino-thanks!

Here  is a post that ran  durin' Dino-amore-month 2012 and 'gain in our 2013, 2014, 2015,2016, and 2017 Week Of Givin' Dino Thanks.  Likes it's from the outstandin' blog, "Vocal Standards" hosted by Mr. Steve Cox. In his prose, "Dean Martin's wonderful gift,"  Mr. Cox shares a deeply moving, profoundly insightful testimony to the tremendous transformin' power of our most beloved Dino. Cox tells his heart-felt story of how our Dino's recorded music and television show dvds comforted his mother Bernice in the last couple of years of her struggle with Parkinson’s Disease.

This is one of the most truely touchin', if not the most touchin' post that we have ever shared here at ilovedinomartin about the amazin' way that our great man had, has, and will forever have of touchin' his great devotees' lives....and thus totally worthy of sharin' 'gain as we celebrate our week of "Givin' Dino Thanks" here at ilovedinomartin.

We 'gain offer our deep appreciation to Mr. Steve Cox for being so touchin'ly  transparent in sensitively  sharin' his deeply personal testimony of the amazin' ways that Dean Martin consoled Cox's mother in her last days on this earth. To read this in it's original format, simply click on the title of this post.

Dino we do indeed shares our thanks for the amazin' ways you keep transformin' the lives of those you have welcomed into your amazin'ly wonderful world!

We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

Dean Martin’s wonderful gift…

February 5, 2012 By scox

My mom’s birthday was yesterday…
I think she would have been 85 — she passed away in 2004. I don’t want to get all maudlin here or make this too personal, but I do want to share an anecdote about how Dean Martin helped my mother in her time of greatest need.

As I mentioned in last week’s post on Andy Williams, we religiously watched Dean Martin’s television show at our house. To my knowledge, neither of my parents ever caught a Dean Martin live performance but nevertheless they were huge fans … the distant way most people are with guys as big as Dean or Frank Sinatra.

For the most part Bernice Cox lived a great life; she was a beauty queen (Miss New Hampshire!), married a dashing fighter pilot after the war (WW II), traveled, played great golf, danced … raised two amazing and talented children .

A tough ending…

Bernie had a tough go at the end with Parkinson’s Disease. Many of the things she loved to do moved from difficult to impossible in the last few years and that’s when Dean became a big part of her life.

Man, she loved to watch football on TV … college and pro football became her passion as her mobility declined. Super bowl weekend was always greeted with mixed emotions as there would be no more football ’til the fall. We got her the Dean Martin TV show collection DVDs, hoping they would provide some off-season relief and she took to them immediately.

Dean became her companion …
For the last couple of years of Bernie’s life Dean was my mom’s best friend. Not in a weird psycho way or anything, she just loved seeing and hearing the happy-go-lucky, fun loving guy Dean was … he made her feel good, remember good times dancing and carousing in better days.

At the end…

Bernie’s body finally gave out in the summer of 2004. When it was clear she wasn’t coming home from the hospital this time, all she really wanted and responded to was Dean. My brother and I got her some comfortable headphones and we loaded up all the Dean Martin LPs in my collection on an iPod for her.

After about 24 hours, I was concerned that it was too much for her, but when I lifted the headphones off and asked if she wanted some quiet to sleep … she could hardly respond but with her eyes and the tinniest shake of the head she made it clear that she wanted Dean to hold her hand all the way out.

Greg and I stood vigil for the next two nights, keeping the music playing … making sure her favorites “Go! Go! Go! Go!”, “Ain’t That A Kick In The Head’ and “Mambo Italiano” were prominently in the mix.

Dean quite literally reached down, took my mom by the hand and escorted her to a place where she can dance again … and maybe catch Dean, Frank and Sam on stage. God, let it be so.

Someday soon…
OK, I’m getting misty here and need to quit. One last thing … I plan to catch a Deana Martin show this year. When I do, I hope I have a chance to tell her how great her dad was to my mom. Bernie never met Dean and yet he helped her so much — at her time of greatest need.

Thanks for letting me drop a personal emotion bomb on you … whew, done now.

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Danny G's Sunday Serenade with Dino: "Go Go Go Go"

Hello, Ol' friends o' mine! 

How's thins'?

 How's the weather? 

How youse feelin'? 

Did I cover all bases here, pals! 

Just wanna make sure we ALL doin' OK & gettin' ready for our day of givin' Dino-thanks! 

It's comin' up quick, pallies! 

Just a few more days! 

Time to ponder our lives...count our blessins'...& thanks those responsible.

 I know a few special peeps...who have helped me 'long the way. 

Some are gone...some still here. 
Whoever...Whatever...gets us through the trials & tribulations of life. 
And those who make the good times EXTRA good! 

They ALL deserve a thanks. 

Yes, pals...this includes your family, your friends...your dog & your goldfish!

All & Any! 

Now, pals...I just so happens to have two VERY important fellas in mind today. 
Two GREAT GREAT guys. 

They actually go hand & hand in my life.

 First is my Dad. 
Second is Dino. 

One introduced me to the other...& now one keeps the others memory alive. 

A day doesn't pass without them , both, in mind. 

My true "rocks". 

Can always count on them for a smile & positive word.

 These kinda SPECIAL souls will NEVER leave us, mi amici! 
They are in us forever!

 Keep them in mind this week...more than ever! 

Now, pallies...Have youse seen the new Nordstrom holiday commercial?!

 Man o man...youse won't believe it!

 I'm gonna give youse ONE guess...whose tune they picked to gets the masses TOTALLY pumped...for shoppin' & gift givin'!

Give up?!

 Who else?!

 I almost choked on my martini olive when I caught this one, pals!

 Dean's "Go Go Go Go" is the ABSOLUTE...Perfecto kick this SWINGIN' season off!

 I managed to dig up the commercial on good ol' YouTube...& of course it's the ONLY jam I would use for this COOL COOL week's Serenade! 

So, palsies...get ready!

 Here come the holidays! 

Start the givin' of Dino-thanks today! 
Times a wastin'!


 Happy Birthday, Pop!