Sometimes, in the course of my adventures, I literally walk into unexpected LOUIE LOUIEs. Last month, I attended a comic book convention where I witnessed Spider-Man dancing to Iggy Pop‘s version of LOUIE LOUIE.
This time, it was a just a casual little mention of my project that led to an entirely new version [...]
We just lost another musical icon. Sam Butera, a singer/ saxophonist with of the LOUIS Prima band, has passed away at the age of 81 years old.
Sam Butera was born Aug. 17, 1927, in New Orleans, LOUISiana. At the age of 7, his father took him to see a big band and [...]
Passed on by my friends at Rock ‘n’ Rap Confidential, here’s something for our comrades in New Orleans:
HIGH NOON August 26 Sunday we are organizing a Silent second line in protest of the lack of local, state and national support for our local musicians. We will be paying 2 brass bands to march [...]
Contrary to certain rumors floating around cyberspace, the upcoming movie “All the Kings Men” starring Sean Penn is NOT the story of Lynn Easton, Jack Ely, Mike Mitchell, Dick Peterson, Barry Curtis, Don Gallucci, Bob Nordby, or even Norm Sundholm. It is based on a former governor of LOUISiana, but that’s probably the [...]
Today, anyone that reads a newspaper, watches television, or surfs the web will be bombarded by commemorative tributes to the tragedy that happened five years ago. It was a terrible moment in the history of the United States, which can never be forgotten.
While many folks will forever link September 11 to the [...]
The city of Portland, Oregon demonstrates the type of charity that makes me very, very proud of my Northwest neighbors:
As part of our nation’s concern for the recent catastrophes along the southern gulf ports in Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana, we are very concerned for our extended jazz family and the history of Jazz [...]
I received a nice little shout-out from the Shout! Factory:
“In the spirit of recovery, Shout! Factory will be donating all of the profits from sales made from the Shout! Factory website of the 4-CD box set Doctors, Professors, Kings & Queens: The Big Ol’ Box Of New Orleans through the end of [...]
All the eyes of the world are on the demaged gulf coast of LOUISiana, Mississippi and Alabama. Such a terrible tragedy made worse by an ineffective bureacracy. We’ll be talking about this one for a very long time.
LOUISiana isn’t an obvious reference point for the song “LOUIE LOUIE.” While author Richard Berry was [...]
My condolences go out to the family and friends of Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, who died on Saturday.
Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, was an extremely versatile musician that played blues, country, jazz, Cajun, and other variations of American music for over 50 years. For the past few years, he had been battling lung cancer and [...]
This week, it’s hard not to think about Louisiana, Mississippi, and other Gulf areas destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. Here’s a few songs that I’ll be playing on my stereo:
“The City of New Orleans” – Steve Goodman, Arlo Guthrie, Johnny Cash “House of the Rising Sun” – Eric Burdon & Animals, Lead Belly, Nina [...]