Remembering Those We Lost in 2017

Once again, another year ends, and we pause to reflect on those whose journeys came to a close. It’s yet another incomplete list of departed individuals that made an impact on this project.

Today, we take inventory… we celebrate their spirits…. we raise a toast in honoring these people…

Larry Coryell, jazz guitarist […]

Holiday Greetings from LouieLouie.net

I want to send out a big Happy Holidays message from LouieLouie.net, aka the LOUIE REPORT!

It’s been quite a year. We lost more good friends, came very close to losing some friends, saw some frends lose their homes, and dealt with a whole new set of challenges with all the big changes that happened […]

RIP: Keely Smith, jazz and pop vocalist

My friend David Richoux relayed the sad news of the passing of Keely Smith..

“Only half Louie related, but another obit…”

Jim Harrington shared an overview of Keely’s career in the San Jose Mercury News:

Keely Smith, the iconic jazz and pop vocalist who achieved success as both a solo artist and with her […]

RIP: Pat DiNizio of the Smithereens (friend of LOUIE project)

This week, we lost Pat DiNizio of the Smithereens.

Denis Diken shared the news on his Facebook page on Tuesday night.

Today we mourn the loss of our friend, brother and bandmate Pat DiNizio. Pat had the magic touch. He channeled the essence of joy and heartbreak into hook-laden three minute pop […]

Website blues

The website appears to be hacked by some outside forces, and I’m not quite sure how to fix the problem, but I was able to get it working again with a different WordPress theme.

Stand by as I try to figure this stuff out…

Fundraiser for Stretch Riedle (aka “give the drummer some”) – LOUIEs of the Week

One week ago, my good friend Jeff Riedle (aka “Stretch“), who’s been a major advisor to the LOUIE project, suffered a cardiac arrest on Saturday night, and has been in the hospital ever since.

Actually, I think he just got moved from one hospital to another. It has been a very hectic week…

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RIP: Stephen Parr, owner of Oddball Films

We lost another friend.

Stephen Parr was someone I’ve known for many years. Stephen owned Oddball Films, a stock footage company in San Francisco that supplied a lot of wonderfully quirky material for a lot of different film productions.

Before Stephen was running Oddball, I knew him as the guy who assembled some of […]

Celebrating the legacy of Fats Domino (RIP)

We lost Fats Domino last week.

He was an early pioneer of the music genre we call “rock ‘n’ roll music,” and became one of the first rhythm and blues musicians to gain popularity with white audiences.

Fats sold more than 60 million records, with more hit records between 1950 and 1963 than Chuck […]

Thought of the Day

Bonus points if you can add “El Loco” …..

Caregiving

This week, we’re going to hold off from posting a “LOUIE of the Week.” It’s not for lack of material, but simply a lack of time to do this sort of thing properly

Caregiving has been the main priority for yours truly. Taking care of beloved family members. Providing help for a handful of friends […]