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 […]

Kenny Vance & The Planotones – LOUIE of the Week

Back in the 1960s, Kenny Vance was a founding member of Jay and the Americans, which he opened for both The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. Years later, he wound up as a music supervisor for a bunch of motion pictures, and music director for Saturday Night Live during the 1980-1981 season.

One of […]

The Kingsmen 1983 Delta House video – LOUIE of the Week

This week, for the LOUIE of the Week, the top prize goes to the grandaddies of garage, aka the Kingsmen, who created this special music video in 1983. It’s a Delta House setting, with a tip of the hat to the ANIMAL HOUSE movie which some might claim was partially responsible for the LOUIE LOUIE […]

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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Mae West’s New Year’s Resolutions- LOUIE of the Week

For those of you that need some inspiration for the new year’s resolutions you haven’t made yet, here’s a song about new year’s resolutions, with a LOUIE LOUIE beat to it…

In 1966, comedian-actress-movie-icon Mae West recorded an album called “Wild Christmas, featuring a special ditty called “New Year’s Resolution,” which has been named […]

RIP: Leslie Nielsen, comedic actor extraordinaire

It was about a year and a half ago that I wrote about Ricardo Montalbán as the “best actor in LOUIE LOUIE tragic death category” with his performance as the arch-villain in the “The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!” motion picture.

I am saddened to report that Leslie Nielsen, […]

The sad story of the Singing Nun, whose song stopped LOUIE from #1 spot

Back in 1963, LOUIE LOUIE by the Kingsmen was very close to becoming a #1 Billboard hit. There was one song that stopped LOUIE LOUIE from reaching that special destination.

“Dominique” by the Singing Nun was the big roadblock that stood in the way of LOUIE LOUIE.

As it turns out, there’s now a […]

A New Yorker moment

One of the recent issues of the New Yorker magazine had this cartoon…

In case you didn’t catch it, this cartoon references the 1988 movie “The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!”, starring Leslie Nielson as a tough cop.

There’s a sequence where the evil villain played by Ricardo Montalbán, gets shot […]

Otis Day of “Animal House” Live in Chicago 2010 – LOUIE of the Week

This week’s LOUIE of the Week is a recent performance of Otis Day of the movie “Animal House” performing LOUIE LOUIE at Faith & Whiskey in Chicago during John Belushi‘s Birthday Weekend, just a few days ago on Saturday, January 23, 2010.

This particular version is dedicated to one of Chicago’s finest, Mrs. […]

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… […]