RIP: Gary Stewart, Rhino Records A&R legend

We recently lost Gary Stewart, who was an integral part of the Rhino Records legacy.

A lot of of Gary’s friends shared some beautiful thoughts about him on Facebook…

Rhino Records

“Gary Stewart was a great man and a dear friend. He was truly the architect and guiding spirit of Rhino. He defined […]

a Seattle LOUIE update + Little Bill Birthday Party

Time has such a funny way of sneaking up on us. Some folks are really good at keeping track of such things. For me, it’s a serious struggle. There never seems to be enough time to do it all, and by the time I get around to finishing things, so many of the folks […]

RIP: Dick Dale, legendary surf guitar player

Eleven days ago, we lost Dick Dale, an innovative guitarist that inspired a generation of musicians. He was called the “King of the Surf Guitar,” as he somehow created a music genre that celebrated two things that he truly loved – surfing and guitar playing.

He was born Richard Monsour in Boston, Massachusetts […]

LOUIE on TV – part 6 (Happy Days, Fall Guy + Meatloaf)

This week, the latest LOUIE on TV update is provided by two longtime LLama associates !!

We begin with two updates from special LLama associate Clay Stabler:

Happy Days (CBS) Season 8 / episode 5 / 1980-12-09 “Joanie Gets Wheels”

A version of LL plays on Potsie’s car radio from 3:45-3:52. Didn’t recognize the […]

Bar Louie (the gastropubs) !!

This week, it’s been a whirlwind of activities for yours truly with a few days in Seattle, starting with Little Bill’s party a few days ago, but in the meantime….

Have you seen this TV commercial?

Bar Louie is the shared name of a bunch of gastro pubs scattered across the USA.

Here’s an […]

Happy 80th Birthday for Little Bill Engelhart

This weekend, it’s an 80th birthday celebration for Little Bill Engelhart, a genuine Northwest music legend.

Little Bill was, and is a very important player in the legend of the song LOUIE LOUIE.

Bill was the founder of the Blue Notes, the very first white teenage rock ‘n’ roll band based in Tacoma, […]

a plea for my friends James MacLeod and Deborah Merchant

Today, I’m sending a shout-out for two friends that are battling cancer right now, and could use some assistance.

James MacLeod is a good friend I’ve known for three decades. I’ve worked with him on more video productions than I can keep track of …. with quite a few of them involving world leaders, […]

LOUIE on TV – part 5 (Women of LL)

It’s time for Part 5 of the “LOUIE on TV” posts, which by an unplanned coincidence, feature TV shows where women are the lead characters.

We’ll start with the most recent TV clip, which my friend Krista Wood alerted me to..

SMILF (Showtime) Season 1 / episode 8 / December 31, 2017 “Mark’s […]

RIP: Ted Gehrke, San Jose blues king + friend of LOUIE

Last weekend, San Jose lost a great man by the name of Ted Gehrke.

Ted was the founder of the San Jose Fountain Blues Festival, the longest running blues festival in the SF Bay Area.

Ted was a good friend, and a big advocate of the LOUIE documentary project.

Here’s a photo of […]

RIP: Peter Tork of the Monkees

Last Thursday, we lost Peter Tork, actor/singer/songwriter of The Monkees. According to his website, he passed away after a 10 year bout with adinoid cystic carcenoma, a rare cancer of the salivary glands.

For those of us that were young ‘uns growing up in the era when the Monkees ruled the airwaves, this hits […]