Friday, December 24, 2021
Sunday, December 19, 2021
Youse ready for the big day?!
We is gettin' down to the wire, now, mi amici!
Definitely one of those bittersweet days for us Dino-lovers.
Along with all the happiness & chaotic excitement that comes with Christmas...we also mark 'nother year without our main guy...here, among us. Dino-Departure Day.
But...my friends! We still have his spirit!
Gotta 'member that!
Dino will be our shinin' light through ALL thins'!
The power of music is real, pals! And Dino's, more than any other...can help us through anythin'!
So...palsies o mine...let's be merry!
Celebrate his life, times & teachins'!
And never give up that glowin', happy Dino-vibe!
I'm feelin' a little foolish today, actually! Haha!! Gotta be that strong Dino-spirit in the air, this time of year, pals!
So what else is there left to do 'cept roll with it & get that FUN FUN Dino-air swirlin'!
How's 'bout some "Jingle Bells"...as ONLY our main dude can do "Jingle Bells"...for this week's Serenade?!
Yup! Sounds good to me!
O'...& btw, pallies...since this is the last actual Sunday before the big day...I is gonna try to post next week's Serenade early. Probably try for Friday.
No way I can let this VERY special day pass without one more VERY special Dino-jam!
OK, mi amici...enjoy the tune, my friends! And enjoy all the crazy Christmassy-chaos!
It's TRULY the MOST Dino-ful time of the year!
Sunday, December 12, 2021
How youse feelin'?
Hopefully not TOO stressed out.
I know we gots a LOT of thins' to do...gettin' ready for the big day! Dino-Departure day, that is! Haha!!
Yup...it's a BUSY time of year, palsies. Not easy keepin' your mindset on "chill mode" these next couple weeks. Everyone seems to go into panic mode! Seem to forget what the holidays are all 'bout.
Well, pals...what we need to do...is to just relax.
Take a deep breath...& relax.
Thins' will come together...& we'll all be OK.
Just do what I do, my friends! Increase your Dino-intake...& maybe a little more vino. Haha!! That's somethin' we DEFINATELY can ALL use!
Actually...what I seem to have the hardest time with...is holdin' onto my traditions...which I've mentioned here before.
Sometimes that gets me a wee bit blue, pals. Ain't easy when family that once were the tradition do-ers...are all gone. Now it's up to you...& no one else is diggin' what youse do! Ugh!!
Yup...not easy convincin' my kiddies that "The Feast of the Seven Fishes" is a yummy Christmas Eve dinner! That "polpi" & calamad"...(octopus & squid) are delicious! Haha!!
Nope...they just ain't feelin' the old traditional vibe...that I grew up with...mi amici.
Really gets me longin' for "the old days", pals. Christmas' long gone by. I'm sure youse can relate, my friends.
I thinks this week's Serenade will get us back to those days, pallies. Maybe not physically...but will definitely bring our thoughts back to those great great days!
Dino's "I'll Be Home for Christmas"...is the one tune that gets me both happy & sad...both...at the same time. Melancholy, but comforted. Just thinkin' back & bein' SO SO thankful & appreciative for those memories...gives me the energy & extra "pep in my step"...to keep on keepin' on!
Actually, pals...Dino jams are the one tradition...that no matter what...or who...is 'round...have ALWAYS been & ALWAYS will be...my one CONSTANT Christmassy tradition. Now, friends o mine...who can ask for ANY more than that?
Sunday, December 05, 2021
And...there's only TWO cool cool cats that can swing on it together!
Of course I is referrin' to "Marshmallow World" by Dean & Frank!
Likes no other duet known to man has ever entertained the masses SO SO feverishly, pals! Haha!!
Now I know it STILL isn't very marshmallowy out there, yet...& I ain't complainin'...but what better way to ring in Dino-Winter Month?!
It DEF I NATE LY gets me in the holiday spirit & DEF I NATE LY keeps me in that Wintery Dino-vibe!
OK...'nough talkin'...let's get Dino-rockin'!
Oh, and by the way...I couldn't help but play Dean's solo track of this GREAT GREAT jam too. Hey, pals...I'm a Dino-junkie...what can I say?! Haha!!
OK, mi amici... 'member...go easy!
Santa's not the ONLY one watchin'...Dean wants youse to take a breath...inhale that cool cool Dino-air...& just relax.
It's the ONLY way to be, pals.
Sunday, November 28, 2021
t's positively INVIGORATIN'...hearin' & seein' our main dude... in all this Christmassy abundance! Haha!!
Sunday, November 21, 2021
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!!
Yes...it's true, ol' Dino-diggin' friends o mines...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!
Anyways, mi amici...I hopes youse all had a chance to catch the premiere of "Dean Martin - The King of Cool", Friday or Saturday night! It was awesome!!! It's on the "Turner Classic Movies"...TCM...channel.
Two full hours of our main man! Interviews with all kinds of Dino-fans...Cool Cool clips from his TV show...thins' I've never seen! It's TRULY a "must see", pals.
No worries if youse missed it, though...I'm sure it will be played 'gain & I will definitely let youse know!
So, my Dino-thanks givin' friends...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!!! Hahaha!!!
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 is...be thankful.
Life is TRULY a blessin'.
As long as we have our health...family & friends...and of course...the ONE & ONLY Dino...Life is good!
Sunday, November 14, 2021
Youse gettin' mentally prepped for the upcomin' Turkey feast?
Yea, my friends...I guess we's can start thinkin' 'bout it now. Only a week & a half away.
Time to gather with family & friends & celebrate all that is good in our lives.
Time to start the blowin' & rakin', too! Ugh.
DEF I NATE LY not one of my fave outdoor activities! Haha!! O well, mi amici. Least we got our main man, Dean, to bring along!
Won't be so bad with some cool cool...Fall type Dino-tunes...flowin' in my ear.
Youse know the kind I mean...dont'cha, pals?
Well...let me pick us a jam to get that flow started.
Hmmmm. Maybe I could stick with "The Dean Martin Show" al b um. That one never leaves my turntable, it seems.
There's a few perfect pics for a day like this...in a month like this...& for a job like this.
How's 'bout we start thins' off with some "If I Had You"? OK, pals!
Sounds like a "leaf rakin'" plan!
The one small problem, pallies... Sometimes...just sometimes...these easy flowin' jams get me in such a chilled out mood...I ends up pourin' up some vino & just chillin' with Dino! Hahaha!!!
O well, my friends...nothin' wrong with that!
Leaves ain't goin' anywhere!
They can wait. Ha!
Maybe I'll just stay inside, where its nice & warm.
Maybe I'll just call that neighborhood kid who rakes leaves! Haha!
Yes! Now THAT sounds even better!
I thinks I just had me a Dino-revelation! Haha!!
I'll let youse decide for yourselves, mi amici.
Either way...keep the Dino & the vino flowin'!
Sunday, November 07, 2021
Sunday, October 31, 2021
OW OW AWWWOOOOOOOO!!!
Hey there, my creepy little pallies!
They say..."Even a man who is pure of heart, & says his prayers by night...may become a Dino-Wolf, when the wolf bane blooms, & the Autumn moon is full, & bright!
And maybe has had a few too many Scotch on the rocks! Hahaha!!!
Am I scarin' youse yet?!
I will get youse yet!
Oh well, pals...just tryin' to set the mood, here.
Tryin' to conjure a Halloweeny type vibe for todays Special Dino-ween Serenade, mi amici.
Can't believe 'nother October is comin' to an end!
Gonna miss it!
Gonna miss jammin' out with our pal on these EERIE SCARY days!
I gotta pick a COOLY GHOULY type tune to REALLY make the most of this last SPOOKY KOOKY night.
How's 'bout a dose of "Blue Moon"?!
It has a certain ghostly feel to it. OK.
Playin' it now while I put this together. Man...Kinda sendin' a chill through my body, actually. Feelin' little bit strange. Seems like Dino is right here with me, as I write. Listenin' to the soft guitar chords & Dean's hauntin' lyrics. Just seems to linger 'round the room. Almost like the presence of Dino can be felt. Yes...thins' are a little different tonight, my friends. Can't quite describe it. Someone...or some THING is callin' to me. Shhhhhhh....listen. Can youse hear it? Listen....BOO!!!
Did I get youse?!
Yea...I must've got youse that time, pallies! Ha!
Hey...that's what this season is all 'bout! Dino-chills & boozy-thrills! Haha!!
Well, I hope ALL my pals have had as much fun as I've had.
Now go out into the night & have a SCARY & SAFE Halloween!
Good luck with the Tricks n' Treats!
And 'member, friends o' mine...Beware the MOON!!! AWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Sunday, October 24, 2021
Scare youse! Haha!!
Yes...that's my best werewolf, pals. Hahaha!!!
Just settin' the stage, mi Dino-ween diggin' amici.
Only a week to go. Are youse ready?
Did youse pick out the PERFECTO costume?
Did youse grab 'nough candycorn?
Did youse stock up on plenty of olives for your late night martinis with Count Dino?! Haha!!
As youse can see, my friends...I REALLY gets into this whole KOOKY SPOOKY vibe! Haha!! Well, man o man...it's just SO SO much fun!
Don't even mind sittin' home...watchin' some scary flicks...drink in hand, of course...handin' out yummy treats, to all the little witches & goblins!
Now, pallies o mine...what I dig the most...what really sends a chill down my spine...is settin' all the lights down low...& just spinnin' some old & creepy type Dino-jams.
Youse can find them!
It's all 'bout how youse interpret the lyrics!
I can just picture Count Dino roamin' the halls of his castle...tryin' to decide what tuxedo to wear to tomorrows Monster Ball...jammin' to "Blue Moon".
Or maybe, Dr. Frankenstein, workin' feverishly in his laboratory..."In the Misty Moonlight" softly playin' in the background ...creatin' the perfect cool cool swingin' fella! Pieces of this guy...parts of 'nother! 'Til finally...ALIIIIIVE!!! DINO!!! HE'S ALIVE!!! Hahaha!!!
Follow me, pals?
All youse need now, is the perfecto jam to set the soundtrack to your own Dino-ween type scene...& man o man...gets ready for some seriously creepy cool frights!
Try this one, my spooktified friends.
A full moon slowly rises in the Autumn sky...a young couple strollin' through a wooded path...Crack! What's that noise?! They start to walk faster! GRRRRRRRR... O my God! What is that?! Now they is runnin'! Somethins' right behind them! Dear God, what is it?!!! (Insert woman's scream here)Aaaaaaaaa!!!! A DINO-WOLF!!!! Haha!!
Did I scare youse, pallies?!
Sounds like stuff that's "All in a Night's Work" for your average swingin' kinda werewolf, to me, pals!
Hey, mi amici...as the Serenade says... "When a girl & fella get underneath that moon...It's not a long shot, somethin' is happenin' soon"!
Now THAT'S scary! Haha!!
Enjoy, my friends & 'member... BEWARE THE MOON! AaOoooooooo!!!