RIP: Stephen Parr, owner of Oddball Films

We lost another friend.

Stephen Parr was someone I’ve known for many years. Stephen owned Oddball Films, a stock footage company in San Francisco that supplied a lot of wonderfully quirky material for a lot of different film productions.

Before Stephen was running Oddball, I knew him as the guy who assembled some of […]

RIP: Lexie Shabel, cancer fighter + documentary maker

I lost another friend this week.

I first met Lexie Shabel ten years ago at the 2007 Santa Cruz Film Festival. She was presenting her documentary “We Like To Drink: We Like to Play Rock’n’Roll,” which told the story about a band from Massachusetts known as The UnBand. I’d never heard of this band […]

(minimal) LOUIE at the Movies – Danny Says

I recently watched “Danny Says,” a documentary about a music industry insider by the name of Danny Fields.

As someone that worked with David Peel, who passed away last month, I knew about Danny, and various people recommended that I see this documentary.

I knew that Danny not only helped get Peel signed to […]

LOUIE documentary status – April 2016

Happy International LOUIE LOUIE Day!

It’s been awhile since we’ve shared any status updates on the LOUIE documentary, so here’s a little rundown of what’s been going on…

FIRST of all, the film is still being assembled. Most of the principal photography has been completed, but there are still a few interviews we’re hoping […]

Frank Zappa and the US Navy Marching Band – Non-LOUIE of the Week

I’m very excited about the new documentary that Alex Winter is producing on Frank Zappa.

Would you believe this project is the highest-funded documentary ever on Kickstarter? … and the Kickstarter campaign is ending in 30 hours!

While I may be somewhat jealous, and I am also in complete awe over the fact that this […]

Hail Hail Girl Trouble! (LOUIE of the Week)

I am in awe of Girl Trouble!

(The band, not the actual concept…)

I can’t remember the first time I ever witnessed the band in concert… whether it was at Marsugi’s, the Cactus Club, Paradise Lounge or maybe even Upstairs Eulipia, but it was during one of their visits to the SF bay area […]

RIP: Malik Bendjelloul, director of “Searching For Sugar Man” documentary

I’m saddened to hear that Malik Bendjelloul, director of the “Searching For Sugar Man” documentary has passed away at the age of 36 years old. I thought he did a remarkable job of telling the story of musician Sixto Diaz Rodriguez.

If you haven’t seen it, I would highly recommend checking it out.

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The Cry! (w/ Mike Mitchell of Kingsmen) + Animal House of Blues – LOUIE of the Week

Back in November, we learned about a special video and performance of THE SONG by the band known as The Cry!, featuring Mike Mitchell of the Kingsmen. This version was created to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Kingsmen’s iconic recording.

Three months later, we’ve got another very special LOUIE LOUIE video from The Cry! […]

Her Aim is True – the Jini Dellaccio documentary

If I were in the Seattle area this weekend, I would definitely be at the Highway 99 Blues Club on Sunday night.

Photographer Jini Dellaccio is the subject of a new documentary entitled “Her Aim Is True,” and Sunday is the big night for a benefit concert featuring Northwest music legends Merrilee Rush, Buck […]

The Cover Story – a documentary on album cover art

http://www.thecoverstoryalbumart.com/

For those that love album cover artwork, I’d like to recommend a new documentary entitled “The Cover Story.”

Artists, photographers, models and musicians share some great stories behind the process of creating artwork for various album covers. There’s a lot of famous creative people in this documentary, and there’s also some relative […]