RIP: Michael Slavko, aka M. Dung, radio DJ + LOUIE enthusiast

Today I was deeply saddened by the news of the passing of our friend Michael Slavko, aka M. Dung, as shared on Facebook by his fiancee Judy Crum.

Dung was a big advocate of LOUIE LOUIE, and hosted two LOUIE LOUIE Parades in conjunction with KFOG Radio and the Leukemia Society in San Francisco.

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RIP: David Peel, folk-punk singer; LOUIE of the Week

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. […]

RIP: Buck Ormsby of Fabulous Wailers + Etiquette Records

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 […]

Anniversary of KFJC Marathon – LOUIE of the Week

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 […]

Black Pistol Fire (live at Bottle Rock) – LOUIE of the Week

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!

https://youtu.be/sD2iB4CP9G4

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Al Dote & the Kingsmen – Hang On Sloopy (LOUIE relative of Week)

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 […]

Star La’Moan and The Kitchenettes – LOUIE of the Week

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.

https://youtu.be/1VY1zrwNaCA

… and for those of you that might be in Santa Cruz tomorrow night… Star La’Moan and The Kitchenettes […]

Jello Biafra & Hampton Wicks “Have Love Will Travel” – LOUIE clone of the Week

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 […]

Celebrating the life of Steve Mackay this weekend!

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 […]

David Bowie + LOUIE LOUIE part 2 / Les Dantz – LOUIE of Week

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” […]