Monday, March 2, 2009

Singer Robin Thicke Says Dean Martin & The Rat Pack Are His Dad's Heroes

R & B singer Robin Thicke is one of my favorite entertainers out there today. He's the son of actor Alan Thicke (who starred on the long-running sitcom Growing Pains) and singer/actress Gloria Loring (who played on Days of our Lives during the early to mid-80's).

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I came across an interview Robin did for The Source back in September of 2008. It's a really good interview for anybody wanting to learn more about him. The reason I bring it up here on this blog is because Robin talks about how his dad is a fan of the Rat Pack. He compares his dad to Dean Martin. I thought you would guys would wanna check this out.

ROBIN THICKE: He’s so super-cool. He’s Mr. Cool. He’s from the ’50s training of “as long as my hair and my tan are right.” Not in a stupid way, but in the Rat Pack [kind of way] of bein cool. Just be cool.

MC: Like the Rat Pack!

ROBIN THICKE: Yeah, those are his heroes, the Rat Pack. He’s more of a Dean Martin. ’Cause Dean-o was, “I don’t raise my voice, I don’t get angry. Whatever you show me, I’m gonna turn it into a positive. It was humorous.” The bullet-proof man. He wasn’t the fighter.

My dad, as you know, whatever you threw at him, at me, turned it into a joke. He’d be on the Howard Stern show, and if [Stern] started talking about my wife the way he was talking about my dad’s wife, I’d go nuts. He’s like, “Yeah, I’d love to bang her man, what’s it like bangin’ her?” My dad’s like, ‘Well, uh, I have a big appetite and she’s one heck of a cook. Let’s put it that way.’ That’s that old school ’50s shit. You have your one-liners bagged. And they’re ready, no matter what–they play along with it.

Here are the videos for a couple of recent hits (first up is Magic and then The Sweetest Love) by Robin Thicke. I hope you enjoy them.





20 comments:

Fashion Pulse said...

Thank you for your comment.
I added you on both of my Lists.

FM/FP

Planet Mondo said...

Always good to see the young'uns tipping a nod the classics..

Saw aclip of Dino doing Write Myself A Letter yesterday - cracking

Keith said...

Hey FM/FP. You are very welcome. Thank you. Cheers!

Keith said...

Hey Dave. Thanks for the comments. I always like it when I hear contemporary stars talk about Dino and the Rat Packers. That is a cool clip you mentioned. I love it. Cheers!

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie Keith, this post is just so cool...always dug Alan Thicke, likes knows I know why...he is a Dinoholic...and his boypallie Robin loves our Dino as well...loves to see Dinodevotion pass from one gen to the next...thanks for the Dinorearch and sharin' the interview...what a great way to begins 'nother Dinoweek for Dinosure....and btw, thanks ever so much for all your Dinopatter durin' Dinoamore Dinomonth over at ilovedinomartin....

Keith said...

Hey pallie DMP. Thanks so much. I really appreciate that. I always liked Alan Thicke myself. I think it's cool to know he's such a big Dinoholic. I think it's great that his son is as well. It's always cool when that devotion passes from one generation to the next. I love seeing young contemporary stars who are such big fans of Dino. I'm really glad you enjoyed this post. I had a lot of fun putting it together. I thought it was something neat to share up here. You very welcome about my comments at the Dinoblog. I loved all those posts. They were great. It was a wonderful way to spend this past month. You did a great job with them. Cheers!

Nancy Sinatra Fan said...

I like Robin Thicke. Those are some good videos you posted of him. I didn't know that his father was such a fan of Dean Martin and the Rat Pack. I think that's fantastic.

Keith said...

Thanks Phoebe. Glad you liked this post. I think Robin Thicke is cool. Plus I really dig that he and his dad are Rat Pack fans. Cheers!

esther said...

Oh I love Robin Thicke. He's so cool-I like that interview too. Thanks for these songs!

Keith said...

Hey Esther. Thank you. I'm really glad you enjoyed this post and the videos. Robin is a really cool guy. Cheers!

Couture Carrie said...

Hey Keith! Thicke totally rocks my world! Great post . . .

xoxox,
CC

Keith said...

Hey Carrie. Thanks. Glad to see another Robin Thicke fan. Cheers!

La Couturier said...

I absolutely love him! He is a looker too;] Fabulously dressed as well!

xoxo,
La C.

Brunch at Saks said...

Robin Thicke is amazing! Great post :)

this wheel's on fire said...

Thanks for your nice comments!

Gilligan said...

Describing what makes Dino so cool and admirable is a tricky thing, but Thicke's description is possibly the best I've heard - "...bulletproof...turning it into a posive". Thicke nailed it spot on!

The Howard Stern example illustrated his point perfectly. Great post!

Keith said...

Hey La C. Thanks for the comments. Glad to see you're a fan of Robin as well. Besides being a good entertainer, he's a good dresser too. He is a good looking fella. Cheers!

Keith said...

Thanks Brunch. I really appreciate that. Cheers!

Keith said...

Hey This Wheel's On Fire. You are very welcome. Always nice to hear from you too. Cheers!

Keith said...

Hey Gil. Thanks for the comments. That's how I felt. I thought he really nailed what made Dino so cool. It wasn't all about style, but attitude and personality. That's what timeless cool is all about. Cheers!