Wednesday, April 13, 2005


Dean Martin. One of the coolest, smoothest dudes to ever croon out a tune. This is a cliche, but if dictionaries required an image to illustrate the word, this photo would be underneath cool. Dean Martin was less an entertainer than an icon, the eternal essence of cool. His biographer Nick Tosches once noted, Martin was what the Italians called a menefreghista -- "one who simply does not give a fuck." Martin lived and died the high life of booze, broads and bright lights, always projecting a sense of utter detachment and serenity. Deano left this world on Christmas Day in 1995, but his music and legacy lives on.

Cha Cha Cha D'Amour by Dean Martin