Top 10 LOUIEs of the Year – Best of 2008

It’s late Wednesday afternoon, and I’m still swimming through a lot of stuff I really thought I would have finished weeks ago. I have projects I really hoped to wrap up by now, but it just wasn’t meant to be.

To make things even more complicated, I discovered this particular blog was victim to a […]

RIP: Lloyd Thaxton, host of 60’s TV dance show

Last Sunday, Lloyd Thaxton, host of a popular Los Angeles TV dance show in the 1960s, passed away at the age of 81. After being diagnosed with multiple myeloma back in May, he passed away at his home in Studio City, survived by his wife, Barbara.

The Los Angeles Times provided a nice […]

Jack Ely of Kingsmen enters Hall of Fame (?)

I love my spies. Today, my pal Pamela Meyer, who runs Alchemy Jewelry of Brooklyn, sent me an article from the Chicago Tribune about the topic of mangled lyrics. Here’s a few excerpts that seemed LOUIE-worthy:

On the few occasions when I’ve checked, a song’s actual lyrics turn out to be less interesting that my […]

RIP: George Carlin, an honest comedian

As I got home late Sunday night / early Monday morning, I checked my email and got the word that George Carlin had died at the age of 71 years old.

I can think of seven words to describe what I’m feeling about George’s death, and they’re definitely not suitable for broadcast.

Nine years […]

Google News in a better world

This has absolutely NOTHING to do with LOUIE LOUIE, but I really love Fugue.com’s Imaginary Google News.

Wish it were true….

Two LOUIE theatrical productions in NY?? WOW!

There’s not one, but TWO theatrical productions focusing on LOUIE LOUIE coming up real soon….

FIRST.. Stomp and Shout (an’ Work it All out) By James Carmichael, directed by Geordie Broadwater opening Sunday, June 1, 2008 Upstairs at the 45th Street Theatre

New York: Babel Theatre Productions (Geordie Broadwater, Artistic Director, Jeremy Blocker, Producing Director […]

Til There Was Loo ?

I stumbled upon an amazing impersonator by the name of Stevie Riks on YouTube.

As this is a website that celebrates “all things LOUIE,” I figured I might have a little fun sharing his interpretation of Paul McCartney doing “Tis There Was LOU (or LOO).” This is really silly stuff…

Truth be told, […]

Louie Louie- the musical comedy

A few months ago, I mentioned a LOUIE LOUIE musical comedy stage production written by Larry Cutrone.

Here’s a little video clip of that show as performed by The Theatre at Wilkie Hall 2006. Yes, there is a little performance of THE SONG.

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Meet Luie Luie – creator of “Touchy”

My old friend J.C. Clone, a DJ from the infamous KFJC Maximum LOUIE LOUIE marathon, discovered an artist that I needed to know about…

From the CompanionRecords.com website, I quote:

Some years ago, a Los Angeles area collector stumbled across an orphaned copy of the “Touchy” in a thrift store. It was shared through […]

RIP: Ruth Wallis, saucy singer-songwriter

Note to all entertainers: Whatever you do, do not die during the last weeks of the month of December. Your death will probably be ignored during all “end-of-year those-who-died” news summaries, as you will have missed the deadline for most of the publications.

As far as I know, Ruth Wallis did not perform the […]