Happy Birthday Tina Turner- LOUIE of the Week

A BIG Happy Birthday goes out to Tina Turner, who celebrates 74 years today!

http://youtu.be/wZbDluGjYak

Leonardo da Vinci’s Viola Organista – 500 years in the making!

Some projects do take longer than others.

It took 500 years for Leonardo da Vinci‘s “viola organista” instrument to be built!

The Sydney Morning Herald has the story…

A bizarre instrument combining a piano and cello has finally been played to an audience more than 500 years after it was dreamt up Leonardo […]

The Fab Six – LOUIE of the Week

This week’s LOUIE LOUIE was shot by my friend Merri Sutton, who’s a fine photographer and friend of various Northwest musical groups.

The band performing LOUIE LOUIE is The Fab Six, a Seattle band. It feels like a gritty version, free of all Auto-Tune enhancements, just as it should be….

http://youtu.be/6_0AsDb6Q6o

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The Cry (special 50th Anniversary celebration with Mike Mitchell) – LOUIE of the Week

This week, the LOUIE spotlight is pointed at THE CRY, who created a fine little video to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Kingsmen‘s iconic recording.

Within a few hours after initially publishing this blog post, I received an update ….

This year marks the 50th Anniversary of The Kingsmen releasing their classic […]

Geek Maggot Bingo – LOUIE of the Week

This week’s LOUIE comes from Andy, formerly of Acid Fascists!

Geek Maggot Bingo is a wild 4-piece garage-punk rock ‘n’ roll group from Edinburgh, Scotland which came into existence at the end of 2012 following the demise of the frontman’s previous outfit, Acid Fascists.

One of the few songs carried over into the […]

RIP: Lou Reed, poet musician extraordinaire – LOUIE of the Week

“One chord is fine. Two chords are pushing it. Three chords and you’re into jazz.” – Lou Reed

Lou Reed has left the land of the living. He died on a Sunday, four days before Halloween. A lot of great memories came flooding back, with a wealth of fine articles and tributes reminding us […]