The Unlikely Adventure of Emma Berquist

Today’s post may not seem to have any obvious LOUIE connections, but it’s a human story that I thought was worth sharing.

This post refers to a scary real life story of Emma Berquist, who survived a terrible assault in New Zealand.

Emma is the daughter of my friend and film school teacher […]

MIA at the 2020 Grammy Awards? (the forgotten ones)

Many of us were excited when we found out that Iggy Pop would be receiving his lifetime achievement award at the Grammy Awards last Sunday. We figured there would be a special ceremony where someone would say some nice words and then we’d witness a musical performance that celebrated the musical legacy of this […]

LOUIE Micro-Mentions #1 (Don Imus, John Fogerty, Frank Zappa)

It’s time to make note of a special category of LOUIE moments.

“LOUIE Micro-Mentions“- is the special type of moment when the song LOUIE LOUIE is mentioned, but not performed.

We’ll start off with these three Micro-Mentions…

1) Don Imus, the controversial disk jockey that recently passed away last month, released a LOUIE-related 45 […]

Days of Christmas LOUIE – part 3

Today, the “Days of Christmas LOUIE” celebrations comes to an end.

Our friend Clay Stabler shared the remaining LOUIE LOUIE clips over at the Facebook LOUIE LOUIE PARTY group as part of a “Days of Christmas” theme, starting the new year with Day 8.

On the 8th day of Christmas (and the 1st day of […]

The Latest List of All Known Versions of LOUIE LOUIE

With the beginning of the new year, we thought this would be a good time to acknowledge the latest efforts to answer the question “How many versions of LOUIE LOUIE are there, anyways?”

Our friend Clay Stabler has created a special Wikipedia page to answer that very question.

“Making progress on the LL […]

Days of Christmas LOUIE – part 2

It’s time for part 2 of the recycled cool versions of LOUIE LOUIE shared by our friend Clay Stabler originally over at the Facebook LOUIE LOUIE PARTY group as part of a “Days of Christmas” theme. …

On the 5th day of Christmas — a fine version by Kelly Melvin. Sounds a bit like Green […]

RIP: Neil Innes, music/comedy genius of Rutles, Monty Python, Bonzo Dog Band

Devastated.

One month after receiving handwritten lyrics from Neil Innes, and writing about his misadventures with Pledge Music on my LL blog, he passes away.

Very saddened by his passing, but feeling so very grateful that I saw him perform three times – a Rutles reunion at BeatleFest in Los Angeles, and two […]

Days of Christmas LOUIE – part 1




This week, our friend Clay Stabler shared a handful of cool versions of LOUIE LOUIE over at the Facebook LOUIE LOUIE PARTY group as part of a “Days of Christmas” theme.

Here’s an overview of Clay’s first four…

On the 1st day of Christmas — Louie Louie as a power ballad by Ben Caruso/Desire:

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Happy Holidays w/ vintage Johnny Flamingo Christmas PSA song

It’s that time of the year again.

We’re celebrating the holidays – Christmas, Hanukkah, Winter Solstice, Kwanzaa, Festivus and all the other assorted December festivities as we come to the close of 2019, while preparing ourselves for the new year.

For many of us, it’s also a special time to remember lost loved […]

RIP: Dorothy Berry, high school sweetheart + first wife of Richard

I’m saddened to report that Dorothy Berry (Durr), high school sweetheart and first wife of Richard Berry, passed away on Friday, December 20th. She suffered with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and died at the age of 79 years old.

Dorothy met Richard Berry during her time at Jefferson High School (Los Angeles) […]