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!