Saturday, November 30, 2019

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!

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

Hey pallies, likes there's delightful Dino-news to share from November 30th that comes our way from the 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

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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.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Faces around the room lit up as each attendee typed the name ‘Dean Martin’ into the YouTube search bar and saw the hundreds of videos available of his performances in the 1960s.

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Angie Angers
Hey pallies, likes we here at our humble little ilovedinomartin conclave are daily delighted to share with all youse Dino-philes sweet stories of pallies of all types and stripes, of all ages and stages
who are deeply deeply devoted to our most beloved Dino.  Recently we shared two terrific tales of successful sports playin' Deanagers (posts located HERE and HERE).  Just yester-Dino-day ( HERE) shared 'bout oldster Mr. Fred Klaunberg  findin'  "joy watching Dean Martin shows in his room" at a care facility.

Likes today in this supremely special time of year where we are "Giving Dino Thanks," we hear 'nother story of a great group of oldsters in Brandenton, Florida who are bein' taught the simple skills to goes over to Youtube to enjoy the pleasurable  plethora of Dino-vids just waitin' to be eagerly enjoyed.    This noteworthy news comes via Miss Angie Angers (pictured on the right above),remarkable reporter coverin' Manatee Country for Spectrum  Bay News Channel 9, the cable news television network located in St. Petersburg, Florida.

In her news report, "New Computers, Internet Class Help Bridge Technology Gaps for Seniors, we lovin'ly learn 'bout "a new computer lab and weekly internet basics classes" bein' offered to seniors and that one of the first thin's taught was havin' "each attendee typed the name ‘Dean Martin’ into the YouTube search bar" to discover "the hundreds of videos available of his performances in the 1960s.
Likes we totally totally thrills that outta the zillions of entertainers that the youthful instructor coulda have chosen for this exercise...they chose our one and only Dino and that the faces of all these seniors "lit up" with the motherlode of Dino-treasures on YouTube.

Likes we just couldn't wait to share this hugely heartwarmin' story of Dino-delight with all youse Dino-diggin' pallies.  Indeed we give thanks once 'gain that so mucho much of our Dino's powerful performances were recorded for oldsters and youngsters and everyone in between to greatly groove on today, tomorrow, and Dino-always.

We thanks Miss Angie Angers, all the seniors that attended their first computer session, and to the youthful instructor who wonderfully wisely chose our Dino for the Youtube search lesson.  to checks this out in it's original format and to be able to watch the vid of the seniors Dino-delight, simply clicks on the tag of this Dino-report.

We Remain,

Yours In Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

p.s. Likes we ain't certain which Dino-vid is bein' viewed in the pix, but we chose one to share with youse....a classic clip of our Dino croonin' "You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You."

New Computers, Internet Class Help Bridge Technology Gaps for Seniors

By Angie Angers Manatee County

PUBLISHED 4:36 PM EST Nov. 25, 2019

BRADENTON, Fla. — Seniors who attend the Meals on Wheels Daybreak Adult Daycare in Bradenton now have access to a new computer lab and weekly internet basics classes.

Group will learn new internet skills in class each week
Program done in conjuction with Spectrum Internet Assist

The new computer lab was unveiled on Monday morning at the campus off SR-70 and shortly after, the first class kicked off.

Those in attendance started the class by learning how to power up the computer, enter a username, and navigate using a mouse. The group then moved on to typing key phrases into Google in order to find photos and information. It wrapped up with a small tutorial on how to watch videos using YouTube.

The digital divide is something many of us on @Twitter never think about.

This group of seniors sat down in their new computer lab & many used the web for the first time. The resident I was helping typed ‘Dean Martin’ into YouTube and LOOK at that smile @BN9

Faces around the room lit up as each attendee typed the name ‘Dean Martin’ into the YouTube search bar and saw the hundreds of videos available of his performances in the 1960s.

"It's really important that our seniors get the right exposure and the right education to help bridge some of these technology gaps,” said Rep. Will Robinson, (R) FL-District 71.

Each week, the group will learn new skills to help them navigate the internet.  In the weeks to come they will be diving into search engines, video chatting, and social media.

"Spectrum Internet Assist is that program that brings low-cost broadband to help our seniors be connected,” explained Joe Durkin of Charter Communications.

Attendee Dorothy Harness said while she used to use a computer for work, she hasn’t used the internet in roughly a decade. She was most interested in learning up-to-the-minute information about what is happening in the world, as well as tips and recipe ideas to stay healthy.

“If you don't have the money but you can have a computer, then you can just go where you want to in the world,” Harness said.

Charter Communications, Inc., in partnership with Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee and state Rep. Will Robinson helped make the new program possible.

Happy Dino Thanksgiving

Hey pallies, likes the 2019 Day of givin' Dino-thanks drawth neigh  now and here is our awesome annual  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 24  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 26, 2019

.....finds joy watching Dean Martin shows in his room.....

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Hey pallies, likes in this wonderful week of "Giving Dino Thanks,"  we are perfectly pleased to short and sweet, touchin' and tender Dino-gram of yet 'nother devotee of our most beloved Dino and the jubilant joy he readily receives from watchin' episodes of the Dino-show at a care facility.

From the annals of the online presence of the "CARROLL COUNTY TIMES"  showcasin' news from Carroll county in Maryland, comes scriber Miss Mary Grace Keller's (pictured on the left) awesome article, "More than ‘cookie-cutter memory care’: Copper Ridge in Sykesville helps seniors find strength."  One of those seniors highlighted in Keller's prose is Mr. Fred Klaunber, who "finds joy watching Dean Martin shows in his room at Copper Ridge."

Indeed we continue to give thanks for our Dino and his wonderful weekly program that aired on NBC for nine stunnin' seasons.  Pallies of all ages and stages continue to respectfully revel in our Dino's marvelous mix of comedy and croons that filled each energetic episode with jubilant joy.  How beautifully blessed Mr. Fred Klaunberg is, as are all of us pallies who deeply delight in our one and only Dino.  Likes, how absolutely awesomely appropriate that this noteworthy news has been shared durin' our season of "Giving Dino Thanks."

We supremely salute  Mr. Klaunberg for makin' his deep deep Dino-delight known to Miss Keller and to Miss Keller for sharin' Fred's story to the world through the pages of  the "CARROLL COUNTY TIMES."  To read this prose in total, simply clicks on the tag of this Dino-gram.  And, as a Dino-bonus we are sweetly sharin' one of our fav Dino-episodes via our pallies at of the shows that has no doubt brought Mr. Klaunberg as much joy as it has brought us!

We Remain,

Yours In Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

More than ‘cookie-cutter memory care’: Copper Ridge in Sykesville helps seniors find strength



NOV 22, 2019

Fred Klaunberg, formerly of Cockeysville, finds joy watching Dean Martin shows in his room at Copper Ridge. Klaunberg said he enjoys attending the religious ceremonies and musical performances at the facility.

Dean Martin's Wonderful Gift

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 every Dino-year since durin' 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.

Monday, November 25, 2019

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" 2019, 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.

Sunday, November 24, 2019

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

Welcome back, pals!

Hey...likes I know it's a few days early still, but...HAPPY DAY of GIVIN' DINO THANKS!!!

Yes siree, pallies...tis' the season once 'gain!

The season for ponderin' our blessins', mi amici!

Ponderin' our lives!

Ponderin'...MR. DEAN MARTIN!
Haha!!'s true, ol' Dino-diggin' friends o mine...I'm serious!
 I thinks 'bout ALL the different ways Dino helps me ALL year long, & I am SO SO greatful!

Makes EVERYDAY SO SO much brighter!
SO SO much funner!
SO SO much more meaningful to me!

REALLY makes me appreciate the MANY MANY ways I've been blessed.

Yup...he's my main man, pallies!

He takes my mind off the negative vibes...steers me in the right direction...& get's me back on track.

Hey pals...we ALL have bad days.
I have my share.
BUT...we also have GREAT days!
Keep focused on those, my friends....& give Dino-thanks.
Call them "Dino-days".
Those are the important ones.
Youse got this!

Anyways, mi amici...I thinks I'll kick off this Cool Cool holiday seasonal Serenade with my usual Cool Cool "pre-holiday" seasonal Dino-jam!

"Canadian Sunset".

It just gets me in the right frame of mind, for what's headin' our way...CHAOS!!!
Just kiddin' , pals.

It's a great time of year to REALLY look at anythin' & everythin' good in our lives & be appreciative.

No matter what or who it thankful.

Life is TRULY a blessin'.

As long as we have our & friends...and of course...the ONE & ONLY Dino...Life is good!


Saturday, November 23, 2019

Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis Thanksgiving radio show 1948

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Hey pallies, likes in searchin' the archives here at ilovedinomartin we rediscovered that in 2014 & 2016 and last Dino-year as well, as part of our season of Givin' Dino Thanks, we we shared a  Dino-gram awesome accentin'  a youtube clip of our most beloved Dino and his most beloved partner Mr. Jerry Lewis doin' the Elgin (watches)  "7th Annual (and last)  All-Star Thanksgiving Show on November  25, 1948.  Likes it's Dino-time once 'gain to share this historical hysterical radio programme with all our assembled Dino-holics.

Our  deeply delightful Dino opens the show coolly croonin' "Rambling Rose" and moves into an amazin' comedy routine with Jerry that then flows into our great man and Jerry singin' "That Certain Party Of Mine" which closes out their segment.  Likes as we listen to these marvelous magical  minutes of purely perfecto Martin and Lewis mania,  it  makes us ever ever more greatly grateful for our Dino's multifaceted tremendous talents as entertainer extraordinaire and for the purely powerful partnership of fun & frolic that  he shared with Mr. Lewis for a full decade.  That coolest of cool chemistry that our Dino and Jerry shared continues to bring all us Dino-philes deeper & deeper Dino-happiness each and every Dino-day!

In this sweetly special season of Givin' Dino Thanks we are devotedly  delighted to likes once 'gain supremely share these marvelous memorable  moments of Dino-delight from Thanksgiving 1948.

We Remain,

Yours In Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis Thanksgiving radio show 1948

Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis appear on the Elgin 7th Annual All-Star Thanksgiving Show 11-25-48, hosted by Don Ameche.

Dean Martin – A Homage to My Hero

Hey pallies, likes as we delve deeper and deeper into  this stunnin' season sharin' on the touchin' 'n tender theme of Givin' Dino Thanks we gotta 'fess up that there are indeed ubber unendin' compellin' choices of extraordinary examples of Dino-thankgivin'  posted previously  here at our humble little ilovedinomartin conclave that deserve to be once 'gain reprinted on these Dino-pages.  Likes, however, time limits us to sharin' only some of the very best of  these very best tremendous testimonials.  Today we have felt Dino-guided to share once gain' the sweet scribin's of  a totally totally sold-out-to-Dino pallie tagged Karl, whose deep Dino-devotion was share a little over a year 'go here on October 25, 2017.  Karl  neatly names  the name of our Dino as his "HERO!"

Likes Karl's cooler then cool cyber home pad is simply tagged "K-Web, and likes his deepest of deep devotion to our most beloved Dino is swankly shared in his perfectly powerfully potent post's terrifically tagged "Dean Martin – A Homage to My Hero."  All youse Dino-philes oughta be able to keenly know by that title that Karl is graciously givin' his touchin' 'n tender testimony of his purest of pure passion for our Dino!

Likes pallies, our new pallie Karl's huge homage to his hero....our one, our only Dino is so so swankly scribed and is lovin'ly ladened with the wisest of wise words of wisdom for Karl's beautifully "bold statement" that "Dean Martin by all accounts was the greatest all-round showbiz celebrity that ever lived!"  And, likes dudes we woulda coolly certify that Karl powerfully proves his point with extraordinary example after extraordinary example from the life, times, and teachin's of our Dino that our most beloved Dino is all that Karl proudly proclaims him to be!

Likes we coulda goes on and on reverently reflectin' on Karl's amazin' adoration of our Dino, but likes then youse woulda have to wait longer to read it for yourself.  Let's just say that we stand in awe, yes in awe pallies of Karl's deepest of deep devotion to our one and only Dino and we are certain that anyone who reads his refreshin' reflections will themselves grow greatly in knowin', lovin', and honorin' our King of Cool.

Once 'gain, we gotta 'fess up that truly mere words fail us in expressin' our greatest of great gratitude to pallie Karl for his extraordinary efforts in so coolly, candidly proudly professin' his amazin'ly awesome amore of our beautifully beloved Dino!  To checks this out in it's original source, likes simply clicks on the tag of this Dino-gram.   btw pallies,  be sure to checks out the vid that Karl shares at the end of his perfect prose....'two minutes of pure Dino-pleasure accentin' the swankest of swank moments for the bestest of the best Helmer's "Murder's Row."

We are incredibly inspired to ever more lovin' levels of thorough Thanksgivin' for our mighty majestic marvelous Dino by this tremendous testimonial by Dino-holic Karl.  Salute pallie!

We Remain,

Yours In Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

October 5, 2016

Dean Martin – A Homage to My Hero

Dean Martin by all accounts was the greatest all-round showbiz celebrity that ever lived! …a bold statement you might be saying but I will try to back it up and do him justice.
Dean Martin possessed one of the richest and most seductive voices of his generation, as fetching as his leading-man good looks. Of American singers of his day, only Nat King Cole had a more serene and comforting way of articulating notes. Even Sinatra couldn’t achieve that kind of soothing resonance in the lower range. Martin’s phrasing was assured and he seemed never to go off pitch. His stage presence was unsurpassed. No performer was more relaxed and unruffled in front of an audience radiating a kind of charm and offhand charisma that I doubt we would ever see the likes of again. And talk about Cool, well Elvis Presley may have coined the phrase that Dean Martin is the King of Cool but it was rubber-stamped when Playboy called him “the coolest man who ever lived.” His early beginning are stuff that movie script-writers should fall over themselves to put on screen, if they tried they would see why when reaching the top of his game he would step back a little or maybe a little more than just a little. See he would rather have the quiet less traumatic showbiz life, not getting involved in Hollywood Parties, not get into scuffles etc. and never taking himself too seriously, his heart was too big for all that! He was very religious a devout Catholic and devoted family man but one with a huge respect for the millions of his adoring fans. His modesty was tinged with slight low self esteem which did mark him as a complicated celebrity among other stars at the time but also made him incredibly flexible and funny. In fact anyone who had the pleasure to be in Dean Martin’s company would often remark that Dean was the nicest and funniest man they ever met. Martin Scorsese short-sightedly said that to do a film about Dean Martin would be painstakingly difficult as he pulled away in life,  but in fact stepping back as such are truly endearing qualities of the man and why his own fellow Rat-Packers loved him even more so for them. Dean Martin was indeed a true Gent, his personality was to do in part with his Italian heritage and the old ways,  ways that kept the world ‘lontano’, as the mafiosi would say: “distant, safe, and wisely at bay.” Hollywood should not give up on this great story, maybe try Ron Howard, Eastwood or Spielberg, this biopic just gotta be done and I’d further recommend to make it into a 4 parts Mini-Series, I bet it would be viewed by millions;
PART1. Dean’s early beginnings: Where he delivered bootleg liquor, served as a speak-easy croupier and blackjack dealer, worked in a steel mill, a back-door fist-fighter who would get paid only on a knock-out later to wear the gloves and legally fight, briefly ruling the ring as boxing phenomenon, Kid Crochet. Winning his share of bouts earned him little apart from a broken nose, but Dino’s speakeasy experience put him in contact with club owners, resulting in his first singing gigs.
PART2. His meeting with Jerry Lewis and there time together is truly an amazing relationship with all the ups and downs to make it too good a story not to be immortalized. They were together the highest paid movie double act ever in showbiz history. One story has it that Jerry came down with hepatitis right before the duo’s opening night at Ciro’s, Lewis was dumbfounded by the extent of this Dean’s nonchalance where he alone would be faced by the Hollywood elite but to prepare, Martin decided to play a round of golf. “What, you’re going to do a single for the first time in eight years, and you’re not planning a strategy?” Lewis asked. “You’re not going to rehearse?” Martin responded: “Rehearse what? All I need is our music books. I pick a couple of tunes, throw in a couple of ideas that feel right, and have some fun” …There’s a term in Italian for this kind of attitude: menefreghismo, a couldn’t-care-less manner that brings with it overtones of extreme macho coolness and total disregard for all consequences. No entertainer from the 20th century captured this posture with more authenticity than Dean Martin.
PART3. His rise and rise after Lewis, his films, television, Rat-Pack and Las Vegas years are all pretty well documented, but also interestingly was in 1968, Dean signed the biggest contract in show business history. He signed a 3 year contract for $34 million to do three more seasons of his hit series The Dean Martin Show. This would be a very unique contract: since Dean hated rehearsing, he would not have to show up all week to rehearse the show. A stand-in took over Dean’s role at rehearsals, while Dean played golf Monday through Thursday. He’d look over his lines during the week, but mostly he’d golf. Then on Friday, he would show up and tape the show. I would also include in this part that rarest of moments when both Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis were both at the Sands in Las Vegas doing their own separate shows at the same time in 1960 and would gate-crash eachother and comic mayhem would ensue, an absolute treat for the audience who were witness to these two entertainers at the height of their careers.
PART4. His latter life, 1976 onwards, his on-going Las Vegas shows, and it’s this year where Dean would honour Jerry Lewis on his annual Telethon in raising money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) and his dedication year on year and then followed by that legendary 1977 reunion organised by Frank Sinatra, raising more money that year than in history of the show… Dean coming to terms or maybe never really recovering from the death of his Son and his continual friendship with Jerry Lewis after seeing him at a distance attending that funeral. Dean making up with his dearest friend Frank Sinatra after a falling out on a Rat pack revival tour, and settling a family affairs knowing his death was imminent a legacy his children would keep in the minds of all his fans through their own cherished love for their father. Finally his Death on Christmas Day, a day coincidently was the day his dearly beloved mother died also on… Christmas Day 1995 on hearing the news that Dean Martin had died all the Casinos on the Vegas Strip had turned off their lights for one minute to commemorate Dean Martin’s passing.
It is around Christmas where Dean has the perfect voice for festive songs. His version of Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! in 1959 is the best and most popular adaptation of a classic song about snow. It amused Martin that his hit song about snow was written in California by Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne on America’s hottest day of 1945. In 2009 He was honoured and awarded a posthumous Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Note worthy also Dean Martin is one of few actors that have received not just one, but TWO, stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame: one for Motion Pictures at 6519 Hollywood Blvd., and one for Television at 6651 Hollywood Blvd. The man could act, sing, dance, emcee, play the straight man to Jerry Lewis, or tell his own jokes. He could improvise routines with the Rat Pack in front of a casino audience, or host a TV variety show. He could play a credible cowboy or a super spy in a Hollywood film, but he was just as happy acting like a drunk on stage or performing one of his ethnic novelty songs that mixed Italian phrases and American slang. His signature theme song, “Everybody Loves Somebody resonates because when we hear it what they felt was love , love for a star an idol and of mystery who really was ahead of his game and everybody wanted a piece of that, and yes Everybody Loves Dean Martin
My favourite all time classic film of Dean Martin is “Kiss me Stupid”
Classic albums not to miss are;”This Time I’m Swingin'”, “Sleep Warm” and “Dream with Dean” Also check out his live but serious singing of songs such as; “Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?” and “Little Green Apples” And his other classic renditions of “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” and “Story of Life”….showcasing how truly gifted and remarkable his vocal range was.
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Thursday, November 21, 2019

It Had To Be You, Dino: A Touchin' 'n Tender Testimonial of the Transformin' Power of our Dino

Hey pallies, likes each and every Dino-year at our little ilovedinomartin waterin' hole we loves to share a noteworthy number of touchin' and testimonials to our most most beloved Dino in this swankly special season we tag Givin' Dino Thanks!  Likes today we share a Dino-tribute that we shared last Dino-year that we delightfully discovered by sweetly spendin' some quality time with our Dino, which we gotta 'fess up that we never ever gets 'nough of, by wonderfully watchin' some of our fantastical fav majestical moments of Dino-croonin' from The Dean Variety Show via the marvelous medium of youtube.   Somehow, we were drawn, truly we felt Dino-led to view the followin' Dino-vid of our mighty marvelous majestic Dino smoothly croonin' "It Had To Be You."

Likes while lovin'ly listenin' to this venerable virile version of our most beloved Dino singin' simply accompanied by guitar we happened to start readin' some of the hugely heartfelt comments left by other Dino-devotees when we became marvelously moved by the touchin' and tender thoughts of Mr. Luke Webster who openly and affirmatively wrote of his and his nana's awesome affection for our Dino sayin' that they "are huge Dean fans."  Not only that pallies, Luke goes on to give a tremendous testimonial to the transformin' power of our Dino as he superbly speaks of how mightily  moved his Nanna, who had recently discovered that she had oesophageal  cancer, was as she watch the video below with her grandson Luke.

Wonderfully witnessin' to how our Dino comforted his Nanna, Luke wonderfully wrote, "After the first 10 seconds she had the most beautiful smile on her face that it brought a tear to the corner of my eye." And, he goes on to give thanks to our most beloved Dino sayin' at the time, " Thankfully she is still with me, but when she isn't Dino. I would just like to say I am eternally grateful for this one memory. Hope to see you in heaven pal & merry Christmas from down below! "

Well pallies, we gotta 'fess up that we were/are deeply deeply moved by Mr. Luke Webster bein' "eternally grateful" for our how our Dino brought such happiness to his Nanna.  Likes findin' this Dino-testimonal reminds us of so so many other touchin' and tender thoughts shared by others on the pages of ilovedinomartin, several of which will be shared once 'gain here in our solemn season of Givin' Dino Thanks.  Findin' these hugely heartfelt thoughts shared by Mr. Luke Webster makes us wanna even pour more of our time and energy in spreadin' the life, times, and teachin' of our one, our only Dino.

We truly truly thank Mr. Luke Webster for sharin' this most movin' testimonial of our awesomely amazin' Dino.   Likes we only wishes that we had discover and shared this long long 'go.  If you clicks on the tag of this Dino-gram you will find it in it's original format at youtube.  Total thanks as well to youtuber "MrsCrocetti," a deeply Dino-philic person herself, for puttin' this up on youtube for our Dino-delight!

We Remain,

Yours In Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

Dean Martin - It had to be you

Luke Webster

Months ago me & my family discovered my Nanna (Grandma) had oesophageal  cancer. The next day I went to visit her at her home & on youtube I happened to come across this video in the suggestions as me and my Nanna are huge Dean fans. So I decided to play it (I don't know why). After the first 10 seconds she had the most beautiful smile on her face that it brought a tear to the corner of my eye. Thankfully she is still with me, but when she isn't Dino. I would just like to say I am eternally grateful for this one memory. Hope to see you in heaven pal & merry Christmas from down below! 

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

the almighty, immortal, unforgotten and legendary Mister DEAN MARTIN

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Hey pallies, likes each and  every Dino-day we deeply deeply desires to do our very Dino-best to lovin'ly lift of the life, the times, and the teachin's of our most most beloved Dino and completely celebrate all that our Dino means  to all those who have been warmly welcomed into our Dino's world, deeply drawn into the Dino-fold, and proudly proclaimed as our King of Cool.  So truly truly every Dino-day here at our humble little ilovedinomartin waterin' hole is a delightful day to give our Dino thanks for all that he means to each and every one of us Dino-philes.

But each and every Dino-year 'bout this time we sweetly share a special time that we have come to proudly proclaim a supreme season of "GIVING DINO THANKS." For a notable number of Dino-days we share a swank selection of touchin' & tender tributes to our one and only Dino from Dino-devotees of various ages and stages.  Each of these reverent reflections have previously  appeared on the pages of ilovedinomartin, but each is wonderfully worthy of bein' shared 'gain 'cause of the depth of devotion to our Dino that each one incredibly illustrates.

Likes as all of us Dino-philes once 'gain begins to reflects 'bout all the remarkable reasons that dudes likes us are so so totally totally thankful for our most beloved Dino, likes we are likes deeply deeply delighted to gets our time of "GIVING DINO THANKS" off to a stunnin' start with some amazin' Dino-devotion from a very youthful  German hipster modster who tags himself "Manslaughter-Andy" aka Mr. Andy Sinclair (pictured 'bove on the left).

Andy, a teacher at an "academic high school" in Germany teaches "German, Politics, and Economics." From his profile we learns that this edgey educator was into "Metal" and then moved into "Hardcore, Punkrock and Oi! music." And, likes today's Dino-message articulates Andy's absolute adulation of  our Dino!  First shared here a number of years 'go on November 21, 2011, with some  revision we are totally thrilled to once 'gain  bring it back to the light of Dino-day 'cause we know that those Dino-holics who remember it, will 'gain  greatly grooves on the deepness of Andy's devotion to our Dino and there are many in the Dino-fold who haven't have the potent privilege of enjoyin' it before will now have that opportunity.

At his blog "Manslaughter Thug Life," Andy's post, "DEAN MARTIN - "KING OF THE ROAD," is just laddened with so so much delightful Dino-praise! Andy, in his powerful pontification of his devotion to our Dino, sez 'bout our great man..."one of my heroes and my all time faves, the almighty, immortal, unforgotten and legendary Mister DEAN MARTIN, the one and only 'KING OF COOL.'"

Andy continues his devotion to our Dino's singin' sayin'..."Brilliant and out-standing, amazing and great music, I love it!!!" And, Andy energeticly encourages his readers to..."Get what-ever you can get with, by and of DEAN MARTIN, music and movies, to set this straight." Then Andy caps off his Dino-devotion sayin' 'bout our most beloved Dino..."just phenomenal and awesome, a true legend!!!" This, of course is topped off by an stunnin' clip of our Dino's perfect rendition of "King Of The Road."  Likes ain't it the coolest of cool coincidence that just yester-Dino-day we shared that post 'bout  Deanager golfer Miss  Katherine Schuster who also shared such awesome adulation of this same Dino-croon sayin' that it is her "go-to" Dino-croon.

ilovedinomartin expresses our deepest of deep Dino-appreciato to ""Manslaughter-Andy"
for givin' us such thrillin' thoughts of thanks for our Dino, gettin' our days of Dino-thanks off to a amazin' start. To view Andy's thoughts in it's original source, likes just clicks on the tag of this Dino-report.

We Remain,

Yours In Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

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Montag, 14. November 2011


Hey folks! Now something a little bit different is coming up here but one of my heroes and my all time faves, the almighty, immortal, unforgotten and legendary Mister DEAN MARTIN, the one and only "KING OF COOL", will be up next here, singing to us the legendary anthem "KING OF THE ROAD". Brilliant and out-standing, amazing and great music, I love it!!! Swing, Jazz, Soul, Big Band Music, ah, it's just totally great and amazing over the top music that holds so much in store for everyone to discover who just owns the heart, passion, soul, and also the ears to get it all, something different than the usual stuff up here, haha;-), for sure, but as usual it's awesome stuff :-) that you need to have to check out as soon as possible. Get what-ever you can get with, by and of DEAN MARTIN, music and movies, to set this straight. Brilliant!!! Won't say more now, it's late and I'm tired, just enjoy it and if I would be you I would bet that more of DEAN MARTIN will be coming some time in the future up here. It's just phenomenal and awesome, a true legend!!! Enjoy it!!! Cheers!!! ... And then good night!!!


Tuesday, November 19, 2019

“King of the Road sung by Dean Martin – that’s my go to,” Katherine added. “I like the way he sings it.”

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Hey pallies, likes recently on Friday, November 8 we were totally totally thrilled to introduce you to Mr. Evan Mazzola, a senior star of the Somers, NY high school's soccer team, who proudly proclaimed here that in preparation for a soccer match that "There’s something about Dean Martin that gets me in the zone."  Well today we are proudly pleased to introduce all youse Dino-philes to yet 'nother outstandin' high school athlete who also greatly greatly grooves on our most most beloved Dino.

Likes from the online presence of "THE COASTLAND TIMES" comes word on Kill Devil Hills, N.C. high school senior golfer Miss  Katherine Schuster huge success as a golfer and deep delight in our one and only Dino.   Scribed by reporter Mr. Daryl Law in his well written interview "Focused Katherine Schuster crosses golf’s ‘white line’ we read of her awesome appreciato for our Dino and that the Dino-croon, "King of the Road" is Katherine's "go to."

How appropriate is it pallies that this sweetly successful youthful golfer deeply delights in our Dino, who his Dino-self was powerfully passionate 'bout puttin' the little ball in the round hole?!?!?!?!?!?!
Likes discoverin' 'nother of today's youth turned on to the Dino-sound brings us the deepest of deep Dino-happiness!  We thanks Mr. Daryl Law and all the pallies at "THE COASTLAND TIMES" and likes 'specially Miss Katherine Schuster for openin'ly and affirmatively  sharin' her Dino-devotion.
To checks this out in it's original source, simply clicks on the tag of this Dino-message.  And, btw Dino-holics, likes of course we simply must include a great youtube vid of our Dino croonin' "King Of The Road" for our Dino-viewin' pleasure.

We Remain,

Yours In Dino,

Dino Martin Peters


Focused Katherine Schuster crosses golf’s ‘white line’

By Daryl Law

Published 1:02 am Wednesday, November 13, 2019

With her third straight state championship victory in the bag, First Flight junior golfer Katherine Schuster has positioned herself perfectly for a bright future in her sport.

She takes a break for a minute and smiles because a cheery Frank Sinatra song is filling in the coffee shop with his voice. Katherine admits she also likes Dean Martin, Louis Armstrong and similar artists.

“When I first got here, they were playing Sway,” she said. “I could tell you every word. I like it, but it’s not my go to.”

“King of the Road sung by Dean Martin – that’s my go to,” Katherine added. “I like the way he sings it.”

Monday, November 18, 2019

A Photo Tribute to Dino Martin Jr.

Hey pallies, likes we thoughts it woulda be completely cool to share a beautiful bunch of powerfully potent pixs of our most beloved Dino's most beloved boypallie on the 68th anniversary of his birth into fam Martin on November 17, 1951.

Likes below are 12---count 'em---12 incredibly impressive images of Dino Jr. from various ages and stages of his life and times.   Some of the images are fantastically familiar to Dino-philes who hang at our humble little ilovedinomartin conclave----ones that we are sweetly shared over the years, and quite a number of 'em are ones that we have shared once or twice perhaps, and others are ones that we
ain't ever remembered postin' here before.

Even though Dino Jr.'s life was totally totally tragically cut short, youse can see by this potent photos that likes his Dino-daddy-o, Dino Jr. lived his life large....and to the fullest.  We hopes all youse Dino-holics will enjoy these supreme snapshots from the swingin' life of our Dino's namesake boypallie Dino Jr.

We Remain,

Yours In Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

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Yesterday In Dino-history: November 17, 1951

Hey pallies, likes yesterday was one of the happiest of happy days...indeed, if not the happiest day in all of Dino-history 'cause 68 years ago this very day, on November 17, 1951, our most beloved Dino's most beloved boypallie, Dino Martin Jr. was born to proud daddy-o Dino and mother Jeanne.   Likes thinks of the powerfully pure pride our potently  powerful Dino had in namin' his first child by Jeanne after himself. Likes thinks of the  hopes, the dreams our great man had for his little boypallie by givin' his new son his gloriously great name!

And, indeed our Dino's boypallie namesake certainly did live up to the takin' of his amazin' Daddy-o's tag...becomin' a hugely successful entertainer himself while just in his teens as part of the swingin' pop trio Dino, Desi, and Billy.

Dino Jr. went on to acclaim as a tennis pro and football player, and found fame and fortune as an actor on both the small and big screens. And our Dino's golden boy also was gloriously  golden when it came to bein' a pilot of jet airplanes.

Likes Dino Jr. had only one real pressin' problemo...he was so marvelously multi-talented likes his famous father, that he just couldn't decide which of his many interests to put the major accent of his life on.

One thin' for sure pallies, Dino Jr. was definitely  heir apparent to the Dino-throne. And, of course all of that came to a crashin' end when Dino Jr. tragically crashed his National Guard F-4 Phantom fighter jet in California's San Bernardino Mountains during a snowstorm on March 21, 1987.

Today we celebrate this happiest of happy days in our Dino's life as we reverently remember and hugely honor Dino Jr. on the 68th anniversary of his entry into family Martin. But, in the midst of our celebratin' we can't help but be so so sad as well as we know that the end of the Dino Jr. story turned out to break our lovin' Dino's lovin' heart as he never ever got over the death of his beloved namesake.

We Remain,

Yours In Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Danny G's Sunday Serenade with Dino: "S'posin"

Greetins', pallies!

How's mi amici of Dino?

Hope all is well as well can be, anyways.

So...are youse keepin' cool & calm 'bout the upcomin' holidays?
Not sure?

Believe me, pals...I know...thins' can feel a bit overwhelmin', this time of year.

Let's promise each other to stay on chill mode...OK?

Take it day by day, pallies.
Not too much stressin'.

After all, my friends...this is s'posed to be a happy time!
Time for partyin' & celebratin'!

Try to be cool, my friends.

Put on some jams...Dino-jams, of course...& just go with the flow.

These are the BEST days to REALLY call on your "Inner Dino".

Keep thinkin'...when your feelin' anxious..."How would Dean Handle this?".
I'm tellin' works, pals!

Let me show youse what I mean.

Today's Serenade will be a PERFECTO example of the RELAXIN' powers our pallie has!

"S'posin" is a VERY chilled out & cooled off kinda tune.

DEF I NATE LY has a calmin' nature 'bout it & it's EASINESS is SURE to get youse through the next month & a half.

Are youse with me, pals?!
We got this!
We definitely do.

OK...let's get croonin'!

Here's to youse, ol' pallies o mine!

Enjoy your week & stay Dino-chilled!

Friday, November 15, 2019

"This new holiday video perfectly captures the spirit that Dean Martin brought to his seasonal songs,"

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Hey pallies, likes here is a swank second helpin' of  the awesomely amazin' announcement of the Dino-seasonal animated vid of "Let It Snow!   Let It Snow!  Let It Snow!"  From the pallies at the 'net nest of  " Forbes" comes Senior Contributor Mr. Steve Baltin's (pictured on the left)  perfect prose tagged "Premiere: Join Dean Martin Holiday Party In Animated “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!”

Likes many of the delightful details are sweetly similar to yesterday's Dino-gram to all youse Dino-philes, but this particular prose includes a quintessential quotation from Ms Laura Lizer, "a trustee of the Dean Martin Estate"  Lizer powerfully  proclaims that...."This new holiday video perfectly captures the spirit that Dean Martin brought to his seasonal songs"   Laura wonderfully wisely witnesses that..... "Using social media and a festive animated video is a great way to share Dean's voice with a whole new generation”

Truly truly these are delightful days to be totally totally sold out to our most beloved Dino as more and more youngen's as well pallies of all ages and stages will be drawn deeper 'n deeper into the Dino-fold!  We stunnin'ly shout out our Dino-thanks to the pallies at Forbes, includin' wonderful writer Mr. Steve Baltin and all the pallies workin' for the Dino-cause includin' Miss Laura Lizer for spreadin' the word 'bout this veritable vid of our Dino hostin' a holiday party.  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

Premiere: Join Dean Martin Holiday Party In Animated “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!”

Steve Baltin Senior Contributor
I write about music and the business of music.

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As holiday music sneaks into our lives earlier and earlier every year it gets easy to turn into the Grinch that just wants to yell "SHUT UP!" at Mariah Carey.  But even the biggest Scrooge cannot hate on the idea of animated videos, some created by Ingenuity Studios and some by Fantoons (who created the Dean Martin clip) in the style of both UPA cartoons and the great Hanna Barbera cartoons like The Flinstones, The Jetsons and The Yogi Bear Show, among others, featuring classic holiday songs by Frank Sinatra, the Temptations and more.

Following the releases of Brenda Lee's "Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree," Frank Sinatra's "Jingle Bells" and more, today Universal Music Enterprises is unveiling the clip today for Dean Martin's "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!," premiering here below.

In it, fans are brought into a holiday party with Martin and his family and friends, joining in as an animated Martin croons for his guests.

"This new holiday video perfectly captures the spirit that Dean Martin brought to his seasonal songs," Laura Lizer, a trustee of the Dean Martin Estate, says of the video. "Using social media and a festive animated video is a great way to share Dean's voice with a whole new generation”

Energizing new life into beloved songs was definitely a key objective for UME. "We are especially excited for the holidays this year, with a series of newly-created animated videos for some of UMG’s most iconic Christmas songs,” says Bruce Resnikoff, President and CEO of UMe, in a press release. “This year we are bringing eight of the biggest holiday songs ever recorded to life with first-ever official music videos. There are beloved seasonal staples from Brenda Lee, Bobby Helms and Burl Ives; favorites from Rat Packers Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin; and soulful Christmas songs from Motown’s finest, The Temptations, The Supremes and The Jackson 5. These songs were chosen for their enduring popularity year after year, and the new videos will allow us to deliver them to fans and new audiences alike across digital platforms."

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You can check out the Martin clip here.