My old friend David Peel died a few days ago.
Believe it or not, he actually had a connection to this LOUIE project.
Years ago, before I ever even thought about LOUIE LOUIE and this documentary project, I wound up working with David Peel.
In 1982, I lived briefly in New York City. […]
Today, Saturday October 29th, I was saddened to learn that my friend Buck Ormsby died early this morning on his birthday.
Here’s the message I saw on Buck’s Facebook wall:
Thank you to everyone who is sending birthday wishes to my father. He died early this morning. As many of you know he was […]
On Friday, August 19, 1983, KFJC began what turned out to be a major turning point in LOUIE LOUIE history with the MAXIMUM LOUIE LOUIE marathon:
1) The first meeting of Richard Berry, author of the song LOUIE LOUIE and Jack Ely, original vocalist with the Kingsmen, whose voice was heard on the world’s […]
Hot off the proverbial digital griddle, here’s a fresh LOUIE LOUIE captured an hour or two ago at the Bottle Rock festival in Napa, California.
Ladies and gentlemen, I give you this week’s LOUIE LOUIE, performed by Black Pistol Fire, captured for posterity by the man known as Mr. Punmaster!
This week, the LOUIE spotlight is on a LOUIE-relative (a category that includes brother, sister, bastard or distant cousin) performed by band known as “the Kingsmen,” which as far as I can tell has absolutely no connection with the successful band from Portland, Oregon with the same name.
This band was known as Al […]
This week, the LOUIE LOUIE spotlight is on Star La’Moan and The Kitchenettes, who perform a rockin’ version of THE SONG live at Poet Patriot in Santa Cruz, California sometime in January 2016.
… and for those of you that might be in Santa Cruz tomorrow night… Star La’Moan and The Kitchenettes […]
This week, the mighty LOUIE spotlight is pointed on a performance from the Steve Mackay memorial concert last weekend.
In this clip, Jello Biafra joins the The Hampton Wicks for an performance of “Have Love Love Will Travel” – Richard Berry‘s own sequel / clone to his LOUIE LOUIE composition.
This all took place […]
This weekend in SF Bay Area, we’re celebrating the life of Steve Mackay!
On Thursday, Feb 24th at KFJC Radio (home of the infamous Maximum LOUIE LOUIE marathon) there was a big 4 hour radio show celebrating the legacy of Steve with lots of music and interviews. We got a chance to hear some […]
Following up on last week’s tribute / celebration / acknowledgement of David Bowie‘s legacy, here’s even more thoughts on his connection within the LOUIE LOUIE universe…
1983 was a very important year for David Bowie. This was the year that David Bowie achieved his biggest commercial success with the release of his “Let’s Dance” […]
With the passing of Lemmy Kilmister this week, so many of us are feeling a deep sense of loss… perhaps more than we expected.
Lemmy Kilmister was a certainly a larger-than-life character in the rock ‘n’ roll universe, and when I started work on the LOUIE documentary, Lemmy was one of the guys […]