Monday, June 8, 2009

Celebrating Dean Martin's Birthday

Yesterday, June 7th, was the 92nd birthday of Dean Martin. Happy Birthday to the King of Cool himself. Dino is definitely the coolest cat to ever live. There's never been anybody quite like him. Dino's one of a kind. I wish I just had a small percentage of the cool and hip swagger that Dino possesses. I would be a happy and content fella then. Dean Martin epitomizes what it means to be cool. He is the very definition of it. While many of us try to be cool, it oozes from Dino naturally. It's always been effortless with him. I raise a toast in honor of my favorite entertainer of all time. Cheers!

I came across this picture by Drew Friedman. I thought it would be great to share it with my pallies here.

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There was quite the party this weekend to celebrate Dean Martin's birthday. I was trying to snap a picture of Dino, but he headed off with some hot chick. I can't blame him though. It was his birthday after all.


I did get a pic of Frank Sinatra and some other guy (I have no clue who he is -anybody know?). Frank was tending bar. He made up some pretty tasty drinks for all of us to enjoy.

frank-fromsteve

Dino and so many of his guests entertained us with some wonderful cocktail music. I wish though I could carry a tune. Bing Crosby and Louis Armstrong were part of the house band for the night.

bing-louis

P.S. Thanks to all those who offered words of advice to me. I really appreciate it very much. I don't usually talk about my personal life here at my blog, but this has been something deeply on my mind. I'm glad nobody was offended by me talking about such matters. Many of you, either here in comments or by email, offered some great advice.

It was nice to hear about how things have been going with all of you. Some of you had better news than others. I do care about all my friends here. I hope that things will go well for all of you. These are some difficult and worrisome times for us. I wish all of you the best. Take care. You are in my thoughts and prayers.


55 comments:

CarolMR said...

I think the man with Frank Sinatra is Joe E. Lewis. Frank portrayed him in THE JOKER IS WILD. I read that Lewis, who liked to drink, once said, "I'm as sober as the man next to me. And the man next to me is Dean Martin."

Keith said...

Hey Carol. Thanks. I appreciate that. I had no clue who it was. I've heard of Joe before. I'll have to look more into him. I love that quote from him. Good one. Cheers!

this wheel's on fire said...

happy birthday to him! :)

Ana said...

Very inspirational post! Great!

FM~FP~AF

Kim@ The Girl Can't Help It said...

Awesome pics, as usual! 92, huh? I couldn't even imagine what he woulda looked like if he was still alive. Yikes.

And be wary of loading up with ads~ I had to unsubscribe to 2 blogs recently b/c they were so bogged down with popup & video ads and surveys that they gave my computer seizures. Plus, it makes an otherwise cool-looking blog look like hell. (Just giving you my 2 cents, as a reader and a blogger!)

Jim @ CoolStuffForDads.com said...

I heard he had a birthday, I think I saw it on Twitter. More cool photos! Thanks!

Keith said...

Thanks Wheel. Cheers!

Keith said...

Thanks Ana. I appreciate that.

Keith said...

Hey Kim. Thanks for the comments. I do wonder what he would look like. He was pretty frail and weak when he passed away. I don't plan to add a bunch more ads. I already had the ads between the posts. I just switched it up to also having ads in the sidebar. That actually makes you have less ads between posts. I don't plan on turning the blog into just an advertising magnet.

Keith said...

Thanks Jim. Glad you liked them. Cheers!

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie Keith, first of all, likes thanks for all your Dinopatter on the Dinoposts over at ilovedinomartin honorin' and celebratin' our Dino's day of birth...The Day That Coolness Came To Earth...and thanks for honorin' our great man here at your pad...in these oh so troublin' of times...best thin' for all try Dinoholics to do is tries and draws closer and closer to our Dino...and relax in his Dinocoolness...only way I knows to stay sane in the madness 'round us...indeed we needs our Dino more then ever...and remember our Dino has welcomed all true pallies into his world...and that is where we need to dwell...focused only on our Dino....

Rev. Phantom said...

He's a Gemini like me! I didn't know I was in such cool company. Happy Birthday, Dino!!

Keith said...

Hey pallie DMP. Thanks for the comments. I'm glad you liked my tribute today to Dino. I really loved all the great posts you did at the Dinoblog. I was more than happy to leave comments on all of them. Thanks for the words of advice. When I feel down and stressed out, I love to put on some Dino music. It always put a smile on my face. When I'm happy and excited, I put on his music too. Listening to Dino tunes really puts me in a great mood. Cheers!

Keith said...

Hey Rev. That's really cool. Thanks for the comments. Cheers!

Nancy Sinatra Fan said...

Happy Birthday to Dean. I'm actually listening to some of his music right now. I love all the pictures that you posted here.

Keith said...

Thanks Phoebe. That's cool. I've got some Dino tunes going myself. Cheers!

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie Keith, dude likes you just can't go wrong with our Dino...no matter what is happenin'...the good, the bad, the ugly....this has been a real stressful time economically for me as well...but stayin' Dinofocused has made all the difference in how I deal with the stress...turn to our Dino at all times and let's our great man lead the way...

PTA Transit Authority said...

Happy Birthday Dean. You are sorely missed.

Couture Carrie said...

Fabulous illustration and pics! You always find the best images!

And the thanks is totally mutual, K ~ you are such a wonderful and supportive blogger!

xoxox,
CC

Keith said...

Hey pallie DMP. Thanks again. I appreciate those words of wisdom. I have been wondering how things have been with you. I wish you the best. Good luck with everything. Take care. Cheers!

Keith said...

Thanks Richard. Cheers!

Keith said...

Thanks Carrie. I appreciate that. I'm glad you like what I post here. I really enjoy your blog. I love leaving comments on it. Take care. Cheers!

sandra said...

great photos! You have a really good collection of oldies...it's great to know where to look :)

Erika said...

What fabulous pictures to celebrate his special day! :)

jbfunky said...

Dino....Happy Birthday! I like to believe you, Frank, Sammy and the fellas are swinging out with the dollies up in the great nightclub in the sky.

Keep up the great work Keith....and keep a song in your heart!

Gingeyginge said...

Happy Birthday Mr Martin, I bet the Angels don't know what hit them!

FilmFather said...

Drew Friedman's a hell of an artist, and that pic proves it.

Happy b-day, Dino. [raising Beam & Coke to sky]

Planet Mondo said...

Wow what a great gallery - love it and killer illustration..

Keith said...

Thanks Sandra. I appreciate that. Glad you like what I post here. Cheers!

Keith said...

Thanks Erika. I'm so glad you liked them. Cheers!

Keith said...

Hey JB. Great comment in honor of Dino. I always say that Dino and the Rat Pack are hanging out at that big casino in the sky. Glad you enjoyed this post. Cheers!

Keith said...

Hey Gingey. Great hearing from you. Thanks for the comment. Cheers!

Keith said...

Thanks FilmFather. Yeah, Drew is definitely a great artist. I love this pic. Cheers!

Keith said...

Thanks Dave. Glad you liked it. Cheers!

Robby Cress said...

Happy birthday Dean! Looks like quite the party ;)

Tikimama said...

Happy Birthday Dean! Great post as usual, Keith - you do such a great job on your blogs!

And I sure do appreciate every comment you leave on my blog! Thanks for taking the time!

Terence Sambo said...

nice illustration, i love pencil art :o]

Keith said...

Thanks Robby. Cheers!

Keith said...

Thanks Tikimama. I'm glad you enjoyed this post. It's always great to hear from you. I love getting comments from you. You are very welcome about the comments I leave on your blog. You do a really cool job with it. Cheers!

Keith said...

Thanks Terence. Glad you liked it.

Cocktails said...

Ah, happy birthday to Dino - can't believe I missed it.

Hope things are well with you Keith and you don't feel too blue. It's all a bit bleak at the moment isn't it? Lets hope things pick up for everyone.

Keith said...

Thanks Cocktails. It was great hearing from you. I hope your trip went well. I appreciate your comments. It is very bleak for most people these days. I do hope things will turn around for all of us. Take care. Cheers!

La Couturier said...

Sounds like quite the party :)

Bisous,
La C.

Keith said...

Hey La C. Yeah, we had quite the blast. Cheers!

Chessa! said...

I just love the photos that you find. there just isn't a group of people like them right now...that ship has sailed.

Tonygirl said...

Happy Birthday Dino. There was no one quite like you kid. May you rest in peace. No one sounds like Dino and he could never be replaced copied but never another.
That is Joe E.Lewis with Frank Sinatra. Keith Frank made a biopic on the man called "The joker is wild" in 1957 it's quite a good film you should catch it on TCM sometime.

Cheers to Dino!

Keith said...

Hey Chessa. Thanks so much. I try to post really cool photos. They are definitely no guys out there like this anymore. Cheers!

Keith said...

Hey Mel. Thanks for the great comments. It was wonderful to hear from you. I hope you are doing well. It's nice to know now who this man is. I had no clue. I'll have to check out this movie. Cheers!

Always On Watch said...

I'm late to this thread. **sigh**

There will never be another Dean Martin. I really wish that he were still with us. But he DOES live forever on film and on vinyl.

A toast now to the coolest man who ever walked the earth!

Tonygirl said...

I just bought the Amore cd by Dean it's amazing. I love this new compilation from 2009. The man was one word INCREDIBLE!

Tonygirl said...

Thank you for your kind comments Keith. I love coming here and reading your terrific blog!

Keith said...

Hey Always. Thanks for the comments. Great hearing from you. Dino may not be here in the flesh anymore, but he lives on in our hearts. We can watch his movies and listen to his music all we want. Cheers!

Keith said...

Thanks Mel. I'm glad you got Amore. Dino is definitely incredible. I can never get enough of him. Cheers!

mike said...

Still hanging out in the lounge. Love, Dino

www.twitter.com/dinocrocetti

Keith said...

Thanks Mike. I need to get on twitter. Cheers!