RIP: Larry “Wild Man” Fischer

Today, I’m saddened to report another casualty in the music universe.

Larry “Wild Man” Fischer, as far as I know, didn’t record LOUIE LOUIE, nor did he have any obvious connections to the song.

Wild Man Fischer, was however, the very first musician to record for Rhino Records. The first release was a […]

Synth pop Louie- LOUIE of the Week

Time for a blast from the past….

My friend Michael “Mickey Dreadlocks” Dresbach recently shared a special LOUIE LOUIE he recorded for the KFJC Maximum LOUIE LOUIE marathon of 1983. This is one of the handful of LOUIEs that he recorded for this event.

Michael not only recorded some different LOUIEs for the event, he […]

The Return of the Invasion of MAXIMUM LOUIE LOUIE

In the course of my promotion of the upcoming KFJC radio special about LOUIE LOUIE, I somehow neglected to the name of this very special event.

“The Return of the Invasion of MAXIMUM LOUIE LOUIE” is what this 4 hour event shall be called, referencing the original “MAXIMUM LOUIE LOUIE” marathon that started this whole […]

Radio Survivor Interview with E.P.

I was interviewed by Jennifer Waits for the RadioSurvivor.com website, where I was able to talk about he KFJC MAXIMUM LOUIE LOUIE marathon and the upcoming follow-up show that’s happening next Monday- International LOUIE LOUIE Day.

CLICK HERE to read this interview.

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Six days ’til LOUIE Day….

Just a little reminder ….. there’s six more days before “International LOUIE LOUIE Day!”

There will be a 4 hour radio show on International LOUIE LOUIE Day – Monday, April 11 at 7 pm – 11 pm (west coast California time). The radio station is KFJC Radio, 89.7 FM, which can be heard via internet […]

Radio Radio!

Here’s something I’ll be participating in…

KFJC PRESENTS: The Return of the Invasion of MAXIMUM LOUIE LOUIE (a celebration of International LOUIE LOUIE Day)

Monday, April 11 7 pm – 11 pm (west coast California time)

featuring Eric Predoehl (pronounced “pre-dell”), producer /director of the upcoming “Meaning of LOUIE” documentary, Jeff “Stretch” Riedle and Frank […]

Origins of the LOUIE Project

A few years ago, I shared a comic strip-based blog post that explained how I got involved with the LOUIE LOUIE documentary project. With my new efforts to raise money via Kickstarter.com, I thought it’d be worthwhile to share this comic strip again, with a few minor changes.

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Frank Zappa – LOUIE of the Week, KFJC Mayhem, and other Zappa memories

For the past couple of days, I’ve been thinking about Frank Zappa. One of my favorite experiences seeing Zappa live took place in 1980 at the Berkeley Community Theater, in Berkeley, CA.

At the time, there was a bit crazy chaos in getting a bunch of friends together to see this particular show. […]

Meet Bob Wayne, of Rhino’s Best of LOUIE LOUIE and Big Daddy

This week, I’d like to introduce the world to someone that was closely involved with the 1983 Rhino record known as THE BEST OF LOUIE LOUIE, a release that was one of the catalysts, along with the KFJC radio marathon, that directly inspired behind this LOUIE LOUIE documentary project. It was the synergy of […]

RIP: Dave McElhatton, San Francisco news anchor

On Monday, we lost Dave McElhatton, a news anchorman for KPIX Channel 5, the San Francisco CBS affiliate. I never met the man, but I’d heard a lot of stories about about a decent human being he was. Dave retired from broadcasting in 2000 after nearly 50 years on the airwaves at KCBS radio […]