Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Robin and the 7 Hoods (1964) Official Trailer – Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin Comedy Movie HD

Hey pallies, likes we keeps findin' more and more web pads puttin' the accent on our most beloved Dino makin' it easier and easier for folks all 'round the globe to keeps growin' in their deep, pure, and true devotion to our Dino.  Today our little Dino-conclave takes youse Dino-holics to a simply tagged blog, " The Movie Watchers," who have posted a simply supreme vid clip of the "Official Warner Brothers Trailer" from "Robin and the 7 Hoods."

Likes pallies it is totally totally thrillin' to see some beau-ti-ful behinds the scenes action on the set of this classy classic big screen production from that great Dino-year 1964 with our Dino and his pallies Mr. Frank Sinatra and Mr. Sammy Davis Jr. havin' such a blast playin' the hippest of hip "Hoods" ever!

As far as we can tell, this is the first Dino-centric post from our new-to-ilovedinomartin movie blog, "The Movie Watchers," and likes we trust it will be the first of just a ton of entries honorin' our King of Cool.  We are likes takin' the op to also post one of what we consider the most swankest of swank Dino-poses that comes directly from this Dino-classic.  We thanks the folks at "The Movie Watchers" for sharin' this great great vid featurin' our great great man.  Dino-awed, DMP

Robin and the 7 Hoods (1964) Official Trailer – Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin Comedy Movie HD

Monday, September 29, 2014

Scotty's Sharin': Dean Martin on 'The Dean Martin Show' 1967

My Photo

Hey pallies, likes we gotta 'fess up that we have been checkin' back often to our Dino-addicted pallie Scotty's site, "BlueisKewl" in hopes of strikin' more Dino-gold at his pad full of the coolest poses.
Well our persistence has paid off as today we feature 'nother golden image of our golden man courtesy of our Dino-diggin' pallie Scotty.

What, as you will see below, Scotty has shared this time is a very very cool candid pose of our most beloved Dino from our great man's great show.  Photographed by Mr. Ed Thrasher in 1967, the pix is
powerfully perfect in every Dino-way, capturin' our Dino at the zenith of his soarin' career.

We sez our "thank you very much" to Scotty dude for continue to search and share plentiful poses of our most beloved Dino with his remarkable readership...help many into the Dino-fold.  And, we also thanks our Scotty for his faithful readership and pattership of our humble little ilovedinomartin blog.  To checks this out in it's original format, simply clicks on the tag of this here Dino-report.  Dino-always, ever, and only, DMP

Photo by Ed Thrasher.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Danny G's Sunday Serenade with Dino: "Mean To Me"

Welcome back, Ol pals o mine! Happy Fall!

I actually REALLY dig this time of year, pallies! It's cool cool breezes...it's kooky spooky vibe...it's yummy yum pies!!!
The ONLY thin' I DON'T dig 'bout Autumn...ALL THE RAKIN'!!! Hahaha!!! Leaves! Yuck!  O well....guess youse can't win em' all.

Told youse before what to do...just throw some Dino in your headphones & get some quality ALONE time with Dean! Haha! Leave blowin' never seemed SO SO cool!!! Yes sir!

Anyway pals, gots us a REALLY jammin' tune, for today's Serenade, that's gonna get this season SWINGIN'!
"Mean To Me" is such a fun fun tune! I know, I know!!! Sounds crazy to say that 'bout a song with that title...but...don't forget pallies...we ARE talkin' 'bout DINO here! Haha!!

It STILL amazes me how Dean can make me smile EVEN when he's singin' the blues! HaHa!!

OK. Let's do this! Get those rakes ready! Grab some spiked cider & get your Fall groovin'! Hahaha!!! Enjoy!


You're mean to me
Why must you be mean to me
Gee honey, it seems to me you love to see me crying
I don't know why
I stay home each night when you say you'll phone
You don't and I'm left alone
Singing the blues and sighing

You treat me coldly each day of the year
You always scold me whenever somebody is near
Dear, it must be great fun to be mean to me
You shouldn't for can't you see what you mean to me
It must be great fun to be mean to me
You shouldn't for can't you see what you mean to me

Saturday, September 27, 2014

From Pallie Jesse: Dean Martin & Frank Sinatra share a laugh at the Cedars-Sinai Benefit Party, early 1960s.

Hey pallies, likes we gots 'nother powerful pix of our most beloved Dino with his bestest of best pallie Mr. Frank Sinatra for your viewin' Dino-pleasure this very Dino-day.  Recently our Dino-devoted pallie Mr. Jesse who presides over one of the coolest of cool blogs on the 'net, "Just A Car Guy"(http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/) sent us a link to a tumblr site tagged "Tokyo Bleep" where some pallie had posted this cool candid shot of our Dino and Sinatra sharin' a laugh "at the Cedars-Sinai Benefit Party, early 1960s."

Every so often our Dino-lovin' pallie spots a Dino-pose that he's thinkin' we ain't seen before, and he most most kindly sends it our way.  We wishes that the world was full of more pallies like Jesse, who when we thanked him for his most recent Dino-contribution said, "Here to help feed your hobby and website... I'm just along for the ride! It's all you making it happen!"

 Well, as the sayin' goes we can't pick up the ball until it has been thrown to us, and we are most most grateful to be able to call Jesse our pallie in Dino and wants him and youse to publicly know that we appreciate each and every effort he has and continues to make in the cause of our King of Cool.  So, we thanks to our Dino-diggin' pallie Jesse...just a car guy for just bein' one of the bestest of best pallies in the universe!  To checks out the pix in it's original format, simply clicks on the tag of this Dino-gram.  And, while youse are at it, why not stop over at Jesse's blog and checks out his action!  Dino-appreciately, DMP

Dean Martin & Frank Sinatra share a laugh at the Cedars-Sinai Benefit Party, early 1960s.

Friday, September 26, 2014



Brad Spurgeon
Hey pallies, likes we are thrilled to yet 'gain shares with your more internationale Dino-devotion.  Today we visit with Mr. Brad Spurgeon, who has had a  "career in journalism and writing," and who uses said talents scribin' his self-tagged blog, "Brad Spurgeon's Blog - A world of music, auto racing, travel, literature, chess, wining, dining and other crazy thoughts…."

In his September 18 post, Spurgeon writes 'bout time spent in Singapore and lookin' for some music action in the local bar scene.  As you pallies will read, Brad happened 'pon a bar where the 51 -year career crooner Mr. Ernesto Valerio was holdin' forth, and it is clear by Spurgeon's written words that he was delighted by what he heard sayin' that Valerio...." won me over entirely."

Likes you maybe wonderin' where our Dino comes in.  Well, Ernesto Valerio has been known for decades as "The Dean Martin Of Singapore."  Now, likes how cool is that Dino-holics o'mine?!?!?!
Likes if you listens to the third vid clip that Brad has provided youse gets to hear Ernesto croonin' just a wee bit of our most beloved Dino's most beloved signature song, "Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime," and likes you can hear Valerio awesome affection for our King of Cool as he sings.

How how happy we here at ilovedinomartin are to learn of 'nother dude who's into deep, pure, and true Dino-interpretation and we thanks Mr. Brad Spurgeon for sharin' this post with his readership and puttin' the larger Dino-world onto 'nother extraordinary entertainer who is into Dino-emulation.
To checks this out in it's original source, simply clicks on the tag of this here Dino-report.  Dino-always, ever, and only, DMP


 September 18, 2014


Ernesto Valerio

SINGAPORE – I started out feeling really disappointed when I arrived at the Actors Jam Bar only to discover that it is open now only on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings for the jam sessions, and the rest of the week it is free only to organized private events. It was always a mainstay for me, no matter what night of the week. Unless my memory fails. In any case, that was the disappointment. What turned it all around was that as I was making my way back to the hotel on Mosque Street I saw a bar I had not noticed int the past, and it advertised live music. I could see the stage, it looked very professional, very cool, there was a bass guitar and a semi-acoustic, both in stands, and the music was soon to pick up again.

I had the time to go off and find a desert of ice cream to cool off my burning mouth from the street food I’d just eaten next to the Actors Jam Bar, and then I decided to make my way back up the street to have a whiskey and check out the music in this bar. I walk into the place, and I find a bass player and lead player/singer, onstage, playing beautiful jazz with a light touch, and the lead player, a man in his 60s, greets me, right in the middle of the song. Cool!

I take a seat in front of the stage, and bit by bit my attention is taken deeper into this man’s music, his deft touch on the guitar, the great rhythm between him and the bass player, and finally, most surprisingly, the sudden appearance of his voice. I am not a big fan of deep, worn, whiskey-washed voices – even less interested in such voices that sing blues in bars all over the world and on Tom Waits records. (I love Waits, but mostly the early stuff.) But here I found something I’ve never really seen before: This whiskey washed voice of the man I was to learn is named Ernesto Valerio, a Singaporean musician who has played in bars in the city-state for 51 years, may have its limitations, but his feeling and his ability to temper the voice in all sorts of different keys and needs and sounds, just won me over entirely.

From a soft, pseudo high pitch to its more natural lower zone, the voice expressed an inner love of music that is rare. And his guitar playing, the beautiful fingerpicking and lead stuff and wide spread of jazz and pop and other modes – even Chinese, I learned later – just made him the consummate guitarist. And he is also a showman. I had to speak to the guy afterwards. That’s where I found out that Ernesto has been playing in Singapore for 51 years, and that he is now 67 years old.

“I still just love it,” he said of playing music in front of audiences.

That was clear. And the audience loves it too.

But it was in returning back to the hotel that the story broadened. I just had to do a little search on Ernesto Valerio, now that I had his name. That led me to seeing that he is a well-known local performer, indeed, who has rubbed shoulders with the best of them here, and who has had a nice spread of media attention, who is often called “the Dean Martin of Singapore.” He used to play in a group in the early 60s, but soon went solo because he just didn’t like having to deal with other musicians. (His duet with the bass player is remarkably full sounding, by the way.)


As I read on, I saw a connection between Ernesto and a guitarist I had met in March of 2012 in Kuala Lumpur: Paul Ponnudorai. I had met this guy Paul, briefly, at a bar venue in Kuala Lumpur where I had played. Paul, I did not know at the time, was an internationally respected guitarist who had played with people like Billy Cobham, Tuck & Patti, and Wynton Marsalis and many others. I had been introduced to Paul after I played a set at Rockafellas and I had no idea what a great guitarist this guy was, and how basic my guitar playing must have looked to him by comparison. But he was a cool, simple, unassuming man. It turned out that Paul Ponnudorai, at 51, had only a few months to live, as he died in the summer of organ failure, and that was the end of a man they called Malaysia’s greatest guitarist, and sometimes, even the world’s greatest….

 Ernesto Valerio through a glass

The point of this, is that Paul Ponnudorai had at first been trained by this man Ernesto. Some say Ernesto then later became a disciple of Paul! But why I mention all of this on this blog, is because all these links coming together, these meetings with remarkable musicians in KL and Singapore (located on the Malaysian peninsula) have helped me draw a picture in my mind of a fabulously thriving musical scene in this part of the world that only the lack of an adequate publicity machine keeps secret from the rest of the world.

The Malaysia/Singapore musical world is closely tied, and fabulously populated by guitarists, bassists (Andy Peterson) and an a fabulous collection of beautiful vocalists. Looking forward to learning more over the next few days….

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Dean Martin singing fun, especially when Frank is with him on stage.

Hey pallies, likes we follow one intriguin'  internationale  item of Dino-devotion with yet 'nother.  While yester-Dino-day we turned our attentionado to a pallie from Stockholm Sweden, today we visit with a sold-out-to-our-Dino Spaniard dude Mr. Marcos Callau.

 Faithful readers of ilovedinomartin knows that Marco is deeply devoted to our Dino's pallie of pallies Mr. Frank Sinatra.  Indeed likes today Dino-gram comes from Mr. Callau amore to Sinatra, "Frank Sinatra, the best voice of all time - One For My Baby."  Now while we earnst while woulda respecfully disagree with Marco's positionin' Mr. Sinatra as numero uno voice....a place that we woulda only reserve for our most beloved Dino, we know that Callau holds a deep place of deep respect in his heart of hearts for our great great man.

Indeed his Dino-honorin' post, "Dean Martin & Frank Sinatra, again," shows his fondness for our King of Cool.  We likes 'specially loves when Marco scribes,  Dean Martin singing fun, especially when Frank is with him on stage."  And, we coulda 'gree more that our Dino has the bestest of best times when he is makin' funny and croonin' with Mr. Sinatra.

Youse are gonna really digs the vid clip that Marcos has culled from the youtube archives.  It features our Dino and Mr. Sinatra with a group of glamous gals who are their "team"  in 1958 makin' fun patter and croonin' "I Love To Love."   Indeed our amazin' Dino does has an amazin' chemistry when he is performin' with Mr. Sinatra....very very cool to watch indeed!

ilovedinomartin sends our pallie Mr. Marco Callau a shout out of Dino-appreciato for featurin' our main man at his main blog.  To checks this out in it's original format, simply clicks on the tag of this here Dino-report.  Dino-groovin', DMP

Dean Martin & Frank Sinatra, again

Tracking the net, I found a video that looked long, dating from 1958 and is one of the funniest speeches and more swing in which they collaborated Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra, this pair of friends who, above all, they had much fun when they sang together. Also runs another video titled Festival of friends in which Dean Martin appears during his television show performing with several stars of the time such as Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, the Andrews Sisters or Lena Horne. But when Frank Sinatra in the video appears, there is a significant change. No Frank, if not the same Dean. Dean Martin singing fun, especially when Frank is with him on stage. It seems that Frank was always the "party animal", which encouraged when Dean was not very keen to tread the boards. This condition was remarkable in the last tour that Frank Sinatra, Sammy David Jr and Dean Martin undertook together, during the nineties, it was called qie the last tour of the Rat Pack. Dean was very depressed that suffered physical damage. And then repeatedly acknowledged that there was only undertaken this tour Frank. Instead, Dean withdrew before completing the series of concerts that had hired and was replaced by Liza Minnelli who "saved the furniture" with its arrival. But now, go back in time and we travel to the fifties. Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra are plethoric, probably at the peak and next time also friendship of a sweet moment for their careers. It is the show of Frank Sinatra and Dean receives in this manner:

Publicado por Marcos Callau en 23:56

Dean Martin & Frank Sinatra, again

Rastreando la red, he encontrado un video que buscaba hace tiempo, que data de 1958 y es una de las intervenciones más divertidas y con más swing en las que colaboraron Dean Martin y Frank Sinatra, este par de amigos que, sobretodo, se divertían mucho cuando cantaban juntos. También circula otro video titulado Festival of friends en el que Dean Martin aparece durante su show televisivo actuando con varias estrellas del momento como Louis armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, las Andrews Sisters o Lena Horne. Pero cuando en el video aparece Frank Sinatra, hay un cambio significativo. No por Frank, si no en el mismo Dean. Dean Martin se divierte cantando, sobretodo, cuando Frank está con él en el escenario. Parece ser que Frank siempre fue el "fiestero", el que animaba a Dean cuando este no estaba muy por la labor de pisar un escenario. Esta condición fue destacable en la última gira que Frank Sinatra, Sammy David Jr y Dean Martin emprendieron juntos, durante la década de los noventa, lo qie se llamó la última gira del Rat Pack. Dean estaba muy deprimido por el deterioro físico que sufría. Y en posteriormente en varias ocasiones reconoció que solo había emprendido esa gira por Frank. En cambio, Dean se retiró antes de terminar la serie de conciertos que tenían contratados y fue sustituído por Liza Minnelli que "salvó los muebles" con su llegada. Pero ahora, retrocedamos en el tiempo y viajemos a la década de los cincuenta. Dean Martin y Frank Sinatra se encuentran pletóricos, probablemente en el momento más álgido y próximo de su amistad, además, de un momento dulce para sus respectivas carreras. Es el show de Frank Sinatra y Dean lo recibe de esta guisa:

Publicado por Marcos Callau en 23:56

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

We need to talk about Dean Martin

Magnus Edlund

Hey pallies, likes lately seems the ol' web has been burstin' with Dino-devotion of the internationale sort, and we are burstin' with delight in findin' more and more pallies all 'round the Dino-universe makin' our Dino the topic of their 'puter patter!  Likes today we find ourselves at the Swedish spot "Piroutte - Science fiction, fantasy and general nörderier - since 2007" where Stockholm blogger Mr. Magnus Edlund holds forth.

Mr. Edlund immediately draws us into his Dino-centric post usin' the Dino-declarative tag, "We need to talk about Dean Martin."  As youse will read below, Magnus' motivation for his passionate prose  is our Dino's  huge huge croon, "That's Amore."  Usin' what we suspect is Edlund's tongue in cheek humor, he pokes fun at the Dino-lyrics "When the moon hits your eye, like a big pizza pie, that's amore" in Magnus' words....  "It's a completely incomprehensible, tangled metaphor that does not work on any level."

Edlund argues two different  scenarios dependin' on whether our not we are "sympathetic" to our great man's lyrics....and of course finds both "interpretations" wantin' and advises, "Whatever it is careless and sloppy science dictates. It is time that we reconsider Dean Martin and boycotting his madness!"

ilovedinomartin salutes Mr. Magnus Edlund for playfully makin' our Dino the subject of prosin' helpin', we are certain, many many of his readership to turn on to our King of Cool.  To checks this out in it's original format, simply clicks on the tag of this here Dino-gram.  Dino-diggin' DMP

We need to talk about Dean Martin

September 21, 2014 
When Dean Martin in 1953 sang "When the moon hits your eye, like a big pizza pie, that's amore" in the song  That's Amore,  what the hell did he do? It's a completely incomprehensible, tangled metaphor that does not work on any level.
If we interpret the Dean a little sympathetic and assume he with "When the moon hits your eye" mean "When you see the moon", the next part of the text helkonstig. Has he never seen a pizza in his life, Dean? Because if you have a pizza in front of him, so it is undoubtedly larger than the largest super moon - so far it is understood that you are at 5-10 feet away from the pizza. Furthermore, one may wonder if our dear butter singers often munched completely white pizzas. Maybe it was all white pizzas in the 50s? I actually have no track of it, and a quick Google gives no answers, but if there is any mathistoriker out there so it may well write a line in the comments.
If we do not interpret Dean sympathetic so we must question his intelligence, or at least his knowledge of the solar system's condition, because he stands there and brazenly spreading false facts. It is extremely unlikely, if not impossible, that the moon would physically meet one's eye. 1953 moon landing was far in the future, and films like  Armageddon  and  Deep Impact had not yet been released in theaters, so the notion of contact between human / celestial body was not as common as today. Dean also seems to have no track of the moon's size and mass, if he believes that the experience to get it in the eye is somehow going to compare with a piece of pizza. A pizza in the eye might scribble down and hurts a little; a moon in the eye probably obliterates all human life on earth.
So where, then, is "That's Amore"? How is love's essence? According to the above, there are two interpretations: Either love to see a white (moldy?) Pizza at 10 meters, or is that the moon crashes into the earth and wipes out all life.
Whatever it is careless and sloppy science dictates. It is time that we reconsider Dean Martin and boycotting his madness!

Vi måste prata om Dean Martin

21 september 2014 
När Dean Martin 1953 sjöng ”When the moon hits your eye, like a big pizza pie, that’s amore” i låten That’s amore, vad fan menade han då? Det är ju en helt obegriplig, trasslig, metafor som inte funkar på något plan.
Om vi tolkar Dean lite välvilligt och antar att han med ”When the moon hits your eye” menar ”När du ser månen” så blir nästa led i texten helkonstig. Har han aldrig sett en pizza i hela sitt liv, Dean? För om man har en pizza framför sig, så är den utan tvekan större än den största supermåne – så till vida det inte är underförstått att man befinner sig på 5-10 meters avstånd från pizzan. Vidare kan man undra om vår käre smörsångare ofta käkat helt vita pizzor. Kanske var alla pizzor vita på 50-talet? Jag har faktiskt ingen koll på det och en snabb googling ger inga svar, men om det finns någon mathistoriker där ute så får den gärna skriva en rad i kommentarerna.
Om vi inte tolkar Dean välvilligt så måste vi ifrågasätta hans intelligens, eller i alla fall hans kunskap om solsystemets beskaffenhet, för då står han där och helt fräckt sprider falska fakta. Det är ytterst osannolikt, för att inte säga omöjligt, att månen fysiskt skulle träffa ens öga. 1953 låg månlandningen långt i framtiden, och filmer som Armageddon och Deep impact hade ännu inte gått upp på biograferna, så föreställningen om kontakt mellan människa/himlakropp var inte lika vanliga som idag. Dean verkar dessutom inte ha någon koll på månens storlek och massa, om han tror att upplevelsen att få den i ögat på något sätt skulle gå att jämföra med en pizzabit. En pizza i ögat kanske kladdar ner och svider lite; en måne i ögat utplånar troligen allt mänskligt liv på jorden.
Så var är det då som är ”that’s amore”? Hur är kärlekens innersta väsen? Enligt ovan så finns det två tolkningar: Antingen är kärlek som att se en vit (möglig?) pizza på 10 meters håll, eller så är den som att månen kraschar in i jorden och utplånar allt liv.
Oavsett vad så är det slarvig vetenskap och slarvigt diktat. Det är dags att vi omvärderar Dean Martin och bojkottar hans galenskaper!