12 Days of LOUIE LOUIE 2020 Christmas – Day 2

On the second day of LOUIE LOUIE 2020 Christmas, someone gave to me…

SMOKY & THE BEARS!

I’m not sure what to think about Smoky & the Bears. There’s nothing here that acknowledges Smokey Bear, the legendary advertising icon that spoke out on behalf of the U.S. Forest Service.

This isn’t even a real […]

12 Days of LOUIE LOUIE 2020 Christmas – Day 1

On the first day of LOUIE LOUIE 2020 Christmas, someone gave to me…

DESPERADOS!

As the Cambridge English Dictionary defines this word as “someone who is willing to do things that involve risk or danger, often criminal things,” one could argue this concept became a common element in 2020.

The term “desperados” could apply […]

RIP: Alex Trebek + Holly Cara Price (double cancer whammy)

I’ve been trying not to turn the LOUIE Report into an obituary webpage. Sadly, we keep losing people, and I do feel the need to acknowledge people that made a difference.

Today, it’s all about two people that just lost their long battle with cancer in the past few days. As I’m still adjusting […]

October musings on the dearly-departed of 2020

photo © Eric Predoehl

2020 has been an extremely difficult year.

We’ve lost jobs.

We’ve lost restaurants, nightclubs, theaters and community watering holes.

We’ve lost record stores, book stores and art galleries.

We’ve lost the ability to celebrate in large gatherings.

We’ve even lost a lot of civility that used to exist in […]

LOUIE comic strip – OVERBOARD (October 2020)

Just in case you missed it, the Overboard comic strip by Chip Dunham for October 16, 2020 featured a LOUIE LOUIE reference.

This is a screen capture from the official GoComics.com webpage at: https://www.gocomics.com/overboard/2020/10/16

RIP: Toots Hibbert of the Maytals, inventor of reggae

This one hurts. We just lost Toots Hibbert of the Maytals.

Yesterday, on September 11, his family released this statement:

“It is with the heaviest of hearts to announce that Frederick Nathaniel ‘Toots’ Hibbert passed away peacefully tonight, surrounded by his family at the University Hospital of the West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica.

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LOUIE LOUIE in Video Games

This week has been a hectic one at ye LouieLouie.net offices, made even more stressful by the recent fires that were too close for comfort at our homebase in the San Francisco Bay Area.

It’s been a challenge to focus on the LOUIE blog, but luckily our pal Clay Stabler has shared some […]

Thinking of Toots, pandemics and misplaced LOUIEs

This has been a challenging year, to put it mildly. The world is experiencing a pandemic unlike any other, and there’s some radical changes taking place that could permanently alter the way society deals with public events, with scary repercussions for those in the music industry. The death count for those infected by covid-19 […]

Identifying the first pressings of Kingsmen LOUIE LOUIE

This week, we’re sharing some of the great research our friend Clay Stabler had conducted to identify the first pressings of the 1963 Kingsmen LOUIE LOUIE recording. He’s been sharing his research notes at the LOUIE LOUIE Facebook party, so we’re going to provide some LouieLouie.net real estate as a means of sharing these […]

RIP: Pat O’Day, NW Music Legend

Pat O’Day, the legendary Broadcaster and concert promoter of the Pacific Northwest, has passed away.

During the 1960’s he was the highest-profile disc jockey of Seattle and the region’s dominant dance promoter. He has often been credited as being the primary person responsible from bringing the Seattle music scene to national prominence during that […]