March 12, 2016
It’s the Weekend Again: Let us Go Italian with Dean Martin
Yes, it is weekend again. The singer-entertainer we choose is the versatile Dean Martin. He needs no introduction to all of us, the young and the not so young. Dean is gone (on December 25, 1995), but he left us with a priceless and rich collection of songs and movies to celebrate his rich and colourful life, performed in his unique style.
Dr. Kamsiah and Din Merican were in Angeles, some years ago (2011) and had the opportunity to visit the crypt of Dean Martin, at Westwood Memorial Park in downtown Los Angeles to pay our respect to him, Marilyn Monroe, Mel Torme, Peggy Lee, Farah Fawcett-Majors, and Natalie Woods, among others, thanks our special friend Ibrahim Karim. Ibrahim, as some of you may know, is a regular commenter on Din’s blog.
While we were in the city of angels, we also met Dr. Bakri Musa and his gracious wife, Karen Musa, who took us to Santa Barbara for the weekend. It was a memorable trip. Dean’s renditions surely bring fond memories of sunny California for us. –Dr. Kamsiah and Din Merican