Sunday, December 31, 2023

Danny G's SPECIAL Happy Dino-Year 2024 Sunday Serenade with Dino: "Ain't That A Kick In The Head"

 Happy Dino-Year 2024!!! 

Man o man...what a whirlwind it's been, pals!!! 

I'm not even sure what DAY it is...never mind the year! Hahaha!!! Thins' have been so so crazy durin' these last couple Mondays seem like Fridays & Wednesdays are like Saturdays!!! Man! 

Hopes I'm not writin' Danny G's THURSDAY Serenade with Dino!!! Haha!! Not that that would be a bad thin', either! Matter o' fact...might be a GREAT idea!!! Haha!!! 

Anyway, pals...if youse is checkin' this out a day or two early...or a few days late...Happy Dino Year! We made it! Dino lead us through the thick & thin of 2023. Some good...some not so great. But guess what, mi amici! It's time to start fresh!!! friends...I'm POS I TIVE Dino will help swing us into the BEST year yet! 

Now pals...let's keep Nanna G's tradition goin' & open up our doors at the stroke of midnight or right now! Let that old, stale air out...& that new REFRESHIN' air in! Todays the day we start our bestest & coolest life! Enjoy & appreciate it, my friends! 

Ok, my little New Years Dino-babies...let's get the very last Sunday Serenade of 2023 spinnin'! 

What do youse say we kick off the new year...with a little "Ain't That A Kick In The Head"?! 

A very dear friend...& a TRUE lover of All thins' Dino...suggested this cool cool jam. She says that the message she is gettin' from this tune is to wake up & improve yourself in 2024! Whatever it may be...let's all try to enjoy life a little more & do whatever necessary to make that happen. 

Oh, & DEF I NATE LY absorb even MORE Dino-ologies! That's ALWAYS the best way to start! Best role model ever! 

Maybe we could all use a gentle little kick in the head to remind ourselves how blessed we are! 

So, mi we go! 

It's a new year! 

A new start! 

Dean spreads that same vibe to me now & EVERYDAY! 

Let's make 2024 GREAT! 

Turn this up, put it on repeat & raise a glass to the good times to come! 


Sunday, December 24, 2023

Danny G's SPECIAL Dino-Departure Day Sunday Serenade with Dino: "Silent Night/Peace On Earth"

 Welcome one & all to this EXTRA special Dino-Departure Day Sunday Serenade with Dino! 

Welcome to Winter 2023, as well! Brrrrrr! Haha!! 

Hey, problem! It's invigoratin'! Haha!! 

It's time to hunker down & turn the Dino up! 

The world will soon be "marshmallowy" & over the next couple nights...visions of sugar plums will be dancin' through our heads. Maybe martinis & olives for some of us! Ha! 

OK...let's get serious for a quick minute, pallies. 

The song I've chosen, for this VERY special Dino-Departure Day Serenade, maybe my fave...DEF I NATE LY  HAS to be..."Silent Night/Peace on Earth".  

How could I NOT pick this BEA U TI FUL tune?! 

With the final bow of such a man...I NEED to I do every year... a song FILLED with true, pure Dino-passion! 

Don't know 'bout youse pallies...but this tune REALLY moves me! So So softly POWERFUL & So So gently SOOTHIN' to my soul. It takes me to a place... where we is ALL forever young & Dean is ALWAYS & FOREVER present'. Ahhhhh...Nice nice stuff, pals. 

Well...I wont keep youse any longer. Knows youse got thins' to do. New memories to be made. Let's ALL 'member the TRUE meanin' of the day, pallies & keep that vibe goin' ALL year long! 

Oh...& don't forget, my the middle of all the chaos...take a minute to 'member Dino. The worlds not seen a shinin' star like him 'gain. 

Merry Christmas, DMP...wherever youse are. Merry Christmas to ALL! 

Buon Natale, pallies!   

Sunday, December 17, 2023

Danny G's SPECIAL Dino-Winter Month Sunday Serenade with Dino: "Silver Bells"

 Welcome back, ol' pals o mine! 

Man...just cants believe nother' Winter & 'nother Christmas is just 'bout here, again!

Seems so far away, then all of a it is. No matter how much you prepare for it...still seems to catch you off guard. Haha!! 

Get's me every time! 

That's OK, We got this! 

'Nother important day is comin' up, also. Dino-Departure Day. It crept up too, pals. 'Nother year since we lost our main dude, Dino.  

That's a tough one to say, pals. 

Truly hurts me. But...what makes thins' a little bit easier on my bein' part of this GREAT GREAT blog...'specially today. Gives me a chance to share a little piece of myself & my thoughts 'bout this fella, Dean Martin. Dino Paul Crocetti. 

What he's meant to me throughout my life. 

Now, even though we may feel a little sad on Dino-departure Day...and although we is reminded 'bout what we've  lost...we MUST also think 'bout what we still have! Life is GOOD! Dino keeps it that way! Enjoy it! We will spread good will to others & share positive thoughts. Let's not sulk & be blue. Let's celebrate!  

Let's 'member all the good stuff that made Dino...Dino!  Fun...Happy...Foolish...& OH SO SO VERY Cool! Haha!! 

To be thought 'bout...every once in awhile...Swoonin' & Croonin'...makin' people smile! Yup...THAT'S how I'm guessin' he would dig thins' the most!   

What a great great time of year to REALLY get in touch with your inner Dino, too, my friends! Just soak in his vibe & spread it all 'round! 

I'm so so thrilled be able to play one of the Ab So Lute BESTEST of the BEST Christmassy tunes... by the Ab So Lute BESTEST of the BEST Christmas crooners! 

The song I've chosen, for today's Sunday Serenade is "Silver Bells". 

To me, it seems to capture the "Christmassy" essence, the most. "City sidewalks, busy sidewalks...dressed in holiday style. In the air there's a feelin' of Christmas". Yup...this jam REALLY sums up this VERY special time of year. 

So, mi amici...let's celebrate. Let's be merry & have a drink for Dino! He was the very best...& will NEVER fade away. 

Here's to you, pallie...Salute! 

Sunday, December 10, 2023

Danny G's SPECIAL Dino-Winter Month Sunday Serenade with Dino: "I'll Be Home For Christmas"

 Welcome back, mi amici! 

How youse feelin'? 

Hopefully not TOO stressed out. 

I know we gots a LOT of thins' to do...gettin' ready for the big day! Which also just so happens to be Dino-Departure day.'s a BUSY time of year, pallies o' mine. 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 to just relax. Take a deep breath...& stay calm. 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 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" the one tune that gets me both happy & the same time. Melancholy, but comforted. Just thinkin' back & bein' SO SO thankful & appreciative for those me the energy & extra "pep in my step" keep on keepin' on! 

Actually, pals...Dino jams are the one tradition...that no matter what...or 'round...have ALWAYS been & ALWAYS will one CONSTANT Christmassy tradition. Now, friends o mine...who can ask for ANY more than that? 

Soak this one in, pallies...Blonde haired Dino & all! Haha!!

I'll catch youse next time. 


Sunday, December 03, 2023

Danny G's SPECIAL Dino-Winter Month Sunday Serenade with Dino: "Marshmallow World"

 Welcome back, pallies! 

It's OFFICIAL...Happy Dino-Winter Month 2023!!!  

We made it here, once 'gain! 

TRULY a VERY special time of year, my friends. Soak it in!'s the holiday season treatin' youse' so far? Gettin' some Christmas shoppin' done? Deckin' the halls? Haulin' out that ol' holly & all that fun stuff? 

I knows it can get tirin', pallies. 

It can wear youse down to the bone...if youse let it! 

Make sure youse take a breather every now & then, pals! 

'Member what the month is REALLY all 'bout...Celebratin' our DINO!!! Hahaha!!! 

Among other obvious thins'... of course...this month is to REALLY soak in that Dino vibe. REALLY listen to what he is tellin' us... & REALLY follow in his GREAT GREAT footsteps. 

Relax. Be cool, baby. Let thins' roll off your shoulder, pallie. Life's too damn short to sweat the little thins'! 

Well...I thinks it's been 'nough time since we had an EXTRA special Serenade. How's 'bout a wee bit o "Duetin' with Dino"?! 



Thinks we could ALL use some "EXTRA SPECIALNESS" rights 'bout now! 

Seems to me...there's really only ONE jam that TOTALLY gets this month swingin'! 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 there is rumblins' of a few possible flakes today...& besides...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. 

Hold on tight, pallies...Here we goes 'gain! 


Sunday, November 26, 2023

Danny G's Sunday Serenade with Dino: "A Winter Romance"

 Welcome back, ol' pals o mine! 

How was your day of Givin' Dino-thanks? 



Down sized? Full sized? 

Well,palles...whichever way youse decided to go...I bet youse is STILL dealin' with a mess! Haha!! Yup. Either takin' down the turkey decorations or puttin' away your best boozy punch's a lotta work. 

Well, my friends...are youse ready to do it all 'gain?! UGH!! Haha!! Hey, pallies...that's OK...tis the season...Dino-Winter Month! Here we go! 

We is 'bout to jump into the most wonderful time of the year & it's comin' up quick! Such a Fun & Crazy time, my friends! 

I AB SO LUTE LY love it & soaks in every single Dino-drippin' second! The whole thin', mi amici! 

The snow! 

The Christmas lights! 

The gift givin' & receivin'! 

Obviously, the tunes! I loves it ALL! 

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 this Christmassy abundance! Haha!! 

Now, as our fearless leader, DMP, would say..."Youse just don't know WHERE Dino will pop up next!" And as our great great friend, Ms. AOW, commented a few years 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 start an early kick off to Dino-Winter Month 2023! 

All youse needs to do is sit back & relax to this week's Serenade..."A Winter Romance". 

To me, it's Perfecto for this time of year & perfecto for gettin' us into the holiday Dino-groove! 

Enjoy, my friends! 

Let the FUN FUN Chaos begin!

Sunday, November 19, 2023

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 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 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 thankful. 

Life is TRULY a blessin'. 

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

Happy Day of Giving' Dino-Thanks, DMP...wherever youse is! 


Sunday, November 12, 2023

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? Haha!! 

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? Dino-mode? Deal!

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?! Great! 

We got this! Hopefully. Hahaha!!! Kiddin'. We definitely do. 

OK...let's get croonin'! Here's to youse, ol' pallies o mine! 

Enjoy your week & stay Dino-chilled! 


Sunday, November 05, 2023

Danny G's Sunday Serenade with Dino: "Ol' Man River"

 Welcome back, pallies! 

Whataya' say? 

Is it just me...or are the holidays...once 'gain...bein' thrown at us & rushed by?! 

Just got my Halloween stuff put away...Not even a week into November...& I is ALREADY gettin' the feelin' that "Christmas stress" is in the air! Man! 

Can't we just chill out a wee bit?! 

Take time to soak in these BEA U TI FUL Fall days. 

Actually enjoy the different seasons! 

Be a little more like our pal, Dino, & pull thins' in a notch! 

We...sometimes...forget to appreciate life, pals!!! 

Man o man...I better calm down here, mi amici! I'm gettin' all worked up! Haha!! 

Well, pallies...we know better, don't we? DEFINATELY! Dean is the perfecto example of how to live a SWEET SWEET & COOL COOL life! Just try to follow his lead...& life will flow smoothly. I hope! Hahaha!!!

OK, pallies...'nough ramblin'. Let's get jammin'! 

Today's Serenade will AB SO LUTE LY get youse in a SWINGIN' mood, my friends! Brush ANY pre-holiday stress away & "re-boot" our FRANTIC minds! Guaranteed! 

"Old Man River" is one of my "go to" vids. SO SO much fun, Dean has with this one! Typically a powerful, yet mournful type jam...Dean puts his spin & "Dino magic" on it & BAM!!! It swings!!! Ha! 

Let's not stress out this year, pallies o mine! 

Just throw on some Dino & take a deep breath...Hold it...& exhale. Ahhhhhhh. 'Member, good! 


Sunday, October 29, 2023

Danny G's SPECIAL Dino-Ween Sunday Serenade with Dino: "All In A Nights Work"

 AaaOoooooooo! Grrrrrrrr! Snarrrlllll! 

Scare youse? Haha!! 

Yes...that's my best werewolf, pals. Hahaha!!! 

Just settin' the stage, mi Dino-ween diggin' amici. 

So, are youse ready for the big night? 

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!! 

What a KOOKY SPOOKY vibe is in the air, pals!! Honestly, my ghoulish friends...I even dig just 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 LOVES the most...what really sends a chill down my settin' all the lights down low...& just spinnin' some old & creepy type Dino-jams. 

Yes, pals! 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 the 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 of 'nother! 'Til finally...ALIIIIIVE!!!  DINO!!! HE'S ALIVE!!! Hahaha!!! Follow me, pals? 

All youse need is a creepy story & the perfecto Dino-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 pals. A terrifyin' tale I tells youse every Dino-ween. 

"As a full moon slowly rises in the Autumn sky...a young couple strolls through a wooded path...Crack! What's that noise?! They start to walk faster! GRRRRRRRR... What was that?! Now they is runnin'! Somethins' right behind them! Dear God, what is it?!!! (Insert woman's scream here)Aaaaaaaaa!!!! OH MY GOSH!!!! A DINO-WOLF!!!!"  

Did I scare youse, pallies?! 

Sounds like the stuff that's "All in a Night's Work" for a Super cool cool & swingin' kinda werewolf, to me, pals! Haha!!

Hey, mi the Serenade says... "When a girl & fella get underneath that moon...It's not a long shot, somethin' is happenin' soon"!  Somethin' REAL creepy I bet! Now THAT'S scary! Haha!! 

Enjoy the fun, my friends!  

And 'member... BEWARE THE MOON! AaOoooooooo!!!


Sunday, October 22, 2023

Danny G's Sunday Serenade with Dino: "In The Cool Cool Cool Of The Evening"

 Welcome back, my little Dino-ghouls & goblins. 

Hope youse is ready for 'nother CREEPY...SCARY...Darn right FRIGHTENIN' Serenade...from our one 'n only Dino! 

Yes...the time for Tricks &/or Treats is almost here, my friends...& we is celebratin' "Dino-ween" style, here at our Cool Cool little Dino-diggin' blog! 

The creatures of the night been workin' overtime... to make this the mostest spine-tinglin' day of the year, my freaky friends...& Dean is doin' his part! AHHHHHHHHHHH! Haha!! Did I get youse shiverin' in fear, mi amici?! Hahaha!!! Just  keepin' the Monstery Mash goin', pals. 

Man...I hate to see this month pass! It's SO SO much fun! Actually, pallies...I've been in Dino-ween mode since September 1st! Haha!! I REALLY get into Halloween case youse can't tell. 

Well, my little spooky Dino-devils...let's get to the eerie tunes! 

I found us a TOTALLY fun & spooky jam to keep the scares flowin'. Plus, It's the BEST kinda Dino-vid! A LIVE Dino-vid! Definitely the most fun watchin' Dean weave his spell on us. He's got that "vampirish" way 'bout him that pulls you in & don't let go! 

Man o' man...this is gettin' scarier by the minute! AHHH HAHAHA!!! 

OK, pals o' mine. Here's some "In the Cool Cool Cool of the Evening" for youse. It's sure to set the mood for these Cool Cool & bone-chillin' October nights! 

Enjoy the Dino-vid & have a FEARFULLY fun week, mi amici! 


Sunday, October 15, 2023

Danny G's Sunday Serenade with Dino: " A Real Live Girl"

 Good eve'nin', boys & ghouls! 

Velcome to this veek's SPOOKY Sunday Serenade with Dino! Ahhhhh Hahahaha!!!! 

Did I sound creepy, pals? 

Did youse feel that evil laugh? 

Did youse catch the Count Dracula accent?! Hahaha!!! 

Just tryin' to set the stage here, pallies. After all, mi amici...Halloween is gettin' EERILY close & the vibe is in the air now. Vampires, Werewolves & all the creatures of the night are gettin' ready to get down at the closest Monstery Bash! Haha!! 

Now, my little Dino-diggin' grave diggers...speakin' of thins' that go bump in the night...Every year I cants' help but picturin' our main man dressin' up as the creepy Count himself! Yes, pals! He's definitely gots the right look for it. Tall, Dark & Devilishly handsome. Definitely gots the suave coolness for it. And  AB SO LUTE LY would have NO problemo pickin' up vampy-type chicks for his vampy-type brides! Hahaha!!! 

So...let's picture this. 

Count Dino is layin' 'round his castle. Bored. Lonely. Wantin' for some company of the female type. Yea, sure...he's got his un-dead ladies of the night. But their so lame these days. "Mezza morta!"..."Half dead!" Ha! What our Cool Cool Count is cravin' some action! Some hot blood pumpin' through some feisty chicalinas veins! 

Thinks it's 'bout time our pal gets' himself "A Real Live Girl"! Haha!! 

Lovin' this Serenade , my friends! It even has that "old school" CREEPY, vinyl sound to it. 

So sit back, pals. 

We're gettin' close to Tricks n' Treats. Haha....spoooooky! 


Sunday, October 08, 2023

Danny G's Sunday Serenade with Dino: " Let Me Know"

 Welcome back, mi amici... & welcome to week two of October 2023! 

Yes...I am mental 'bout October! Haha!! 

Well, pals...besides all the COOL COOL Halloweeny thins' ALSO has some significance to your ol' pallie, Danny G.! 

This Fun & Spooky month marks a VERY special anniversary for me. 

October of 2011 was when I first started postin' my Sunday Serenades with Dino. 

Our Great leader, DMP, gave me the invitation & I jumped at the opportunity! 

Seriously cants' even believe I've had the privilege of doin' them for 12 WON DER FUL years now! I TRULY wants' to express how much I enjoy writin' my deep deep thoughts 'bout life... through the eyes of a Dino-holic… Haha... & at the same time...spreadin' the Dino-message! I very humbly thank youse for your weekly interest in my insanity! 


Now, pallies...let's get to this week's Serenade! 

So, October is DEF I NATE LY one of my FAVE months of the whole entire year, pals. This is a fact. 

But...I'm thinkin'...some of youse may still be in "Seasonal shock" & goin' through Summer withdrawals! The Fall kinda crept up on us this year. Therefore, pals o' mine...I thinks' I is gonna keep thins' REAL mellow & O so soothin'! 

Thinks I got just what youse need. 

It's's's...well...IT"S PURE DINO!!! Haha! 

Pulled it from my own personal "Go to" place for ULTIMATE chillin'! Dean's 1966 al b um, "Relaxin". 

"Let Me Know" will DEF I NATE LY... gently...glide us into these brisk, crisp & chilly days ahead. 

So sit back & close your eyes, pallies. Dino's at the wheel & he's slowly cruisin' us into Autumn. Let's see what he has in store for us next! I just know it's gonna be GREAT! 



Just hit PLAY...& let Dino weave his spell, pals.