RIP: Terry Dolan of Terry & the Pirates

This week of musical casualties began with the death of a pirate.

Terry Dolan, of the band Terry & the Pirates, passed away on January 15 at the age of 67.

My first exposure to Terry & the Pirates came about via a record store I used to frequent during my high school years. […]

RIP: Larry “Wild Man” Fischer

Today, I’m saddened to report another casualty in the music universe.

Larry “Wild Man” Fischer, as far as I know, didn’t record LOUIE LOUIE, nor did he have any obvious connections to the song.

Wild Man Fischer, was however, the very first musician to record for Rhino Records. The first release was a […]

Origins of the LOUIE Project

A few years ago, I shared a comic strip-based blog post that explained how I got involved with the LOUIE LOUIE documentary project. With my new efforts to raise money via Kickstarter.com, I thought it’d be worthwhile to share this comic strip again, with a few minor changes.

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The Kickstarter campaign for LOUIE!

Today’s a very special day over at LOUIE CENTRAL!

After many years of self-funding* this historically massive documentary project on the Legendary Rock ‘n’ Roll Anthem, LOUIE LOUIE, we’re going to leap into the exciting universe of crowd-source funding by launching a Kickstarter campaign to allow us to provide our undivided attention to focus […]

The Unband “Geeze Louise” – LOUIE of the week

This week, I decided to draw attention to a “LOUIE song” that’s not the famous one written by Richard Berry.

“Geeze Louise” is a “LOUIE” because LOUISE is the female equivalent of LOUIE, pronounced as the plural of LOUIE….

The band is The UnBand, and if you haven’t heard this song, here it is…

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More on Iggy Pop & the continuing LOUIE LOUIE connection

This week, I had about three people tell me about the use of Iggy Pop‘s “LOUIE LOUIE” in the new Michael Moore movie, “Capitalism: A Love Story.”

In today’s Detroit Metro Times, there’s a great article about Iggy & Stooges written by Bill Holdship that mentions LOUIE LOUIE a few times. Check it out… […]

A New Documentary featuring Richard O’Barry

I pay very close attention to documentaries. It’s a genre dear to my heart as I continue to work on my big epic. I want to see these films, and see how they’re financed, produced, and marketed….

Some told me all about The Cove, a documentary about dolphin genocide. It’s supposed to be an […]

It’s not LOUIE-specific, but…

On Wednesday, I just finalized a deal for my first-ever VOD digital download. I am pleased to present “ED’S INNER SPACE,” a film I co- produced/ co-directed with my friend Alison Victor, is now available for digital download on IndieFlix.com

Today, Thursday, May 21…. this film gets mentioned on Oprah! Yes, Oprah…..

As the description […]

Music, Empowerment and Liberation

I love hearing stories about music and empowerment. Last weekend, I saw a film that embraced such concepts.

The Singing Revolution is the story of the non-violent path Estonia took to free itself from Soviet occupation. This is a documentary about a little nation that stood up for its freedom using the power of music. […]

Yoko Ono vs Ben Stein

Clearances for documentaries can be a total nightmare. I know these things, as I’ve been working on my LOUIE documentary for many years. Clearances and financing remains a major obstacle.

I’ve always tried to do the right thing. I’ve respected the rights of musicians, fellow filmmakers, and those that own or manage certain properties whose […]