Binky’s Guide to our Musical Roots

Years ago, Matt Groening came up with a brilliant flowchart for musical roots.

I’m thinking there’s at least 10, if not 20 of these special categories that could easily apply to the evolution of the song LOUIE LOUIE.

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 […]

Remembering Candye Kane – Non-LOUIE of the Week

This one’s for Candye Kane, a multi-talented blues singer that we lost last month. Eight years ago she announced that she had pancreatic cancer, which she actively fought with an incredible zest, speaking openly about her battle over the years.

For Candye, so much of her life was all about helping others find a […]

a Frank & Ernest cartoon appropriate for LOUIE LOUIE

A cartoon for the day, courtesy of Bob Thaves’ wonderful Frank & Ernest strip!

(what sounds like) Elvis Presley’s LOUIE LOUIE – LOUIE of the Week

Today, Elvis Presley would have been 81 years old!

Which of course led to the hypothetical question – “What would it sound like if Elvis sang LOUIE LOUIE?”

Luckily, someone with the name of Heavy Elvis Eric answers that question by sharing a wonderful rendition on YouTube.

He may be the same Elviss Eric […]

Elvis & Nick – What’s So Funny …? / NON-LOUIE of the Week

https://youtu.be/LeFlPxMTP24

A song and concept I NEVER get tired of….

Remembering John

It’s hard to believe it’s been 35 years…

In 2015, it’s beyond surreal to consider the current political landscape, and how things have changed since his passing.

Hail Hail M. Dung!! (LOUIE of the Week)

Today, we pay tribute to my friend Mike Slavko, aka the legendary disc jockey known as “M. Dung.”

M.Dung was a very popular disc jockey on KFOG Radio in San Francisco for many years. He had a program called the “Idiot Show” that celebrated the absurdity of rock ‘n’ roll. Rhino Records even released […]

John Doe’s Keeper album – NON-LOUIE of the week

This week, my focus is elsewhere…. not necessarily spending a lot time in the LOUIE universe.. as there’s too much on the plate… too busy working on other projects… and otherwise trying to take care of things in my life. The life of a media freelancer is one that requires very different focus than a […]

What ARE those little critters saying?

Last week, two people told me about an article in the San Jose Mercury entitled “What are those little creatures really saying?”

McDonald’s swears up and down that the little yellow “Minions” Happy Meal toy is speaking only nonsense words and not something a little more adult.

Experts say the company may be right, […]