Church of LOUIE

It’s time for a rarely-seen LOUIE LOUIE comic strip!

My friend Frances Cherman has been saving this one for years, but has no idea what year this one was published. I couldn’t find anything about this “Briefcase” comic strip by Louthan!! Maybe someone out in cyberspace has the answer??

Thank you, Frances!

Happy 80th Birthday for Sophia Loren – LOUIE (cousin) of the Week

A few days ago, legendary actress Sophia Loren celebrated her 80th birthday. As big fans of this very talented lady, we celebrate her life, legacy and longevity!

As I listened to some of the music she released as a musical recording artist, there was one song in particular that leaped out to me…

“Zoo Be Zoo Be Zoo” was a song Sophia recorded with producer George Martin (pre-Beatles) in 1960, released as part of her album with Peter Sellers – “Peter and Sophia,” a project that was marketed in conjunction with their cinematic collaboration in the motion picture “The Millionairess.”

The song experienced a recent revival when actress Jessica Paré (as Megan Draper) sang this song with the new title of “Zou Bisou Bisou” during the fifth season opener of the Mad Men television series in March 2012.

For many people, they remember this particular song as a big hit for singer Gillian Hills in 1960. The Wikipedia.org page for this song provided some extra information about this particular ditty…

Although most sources associate the origins of the song with Hills, New York (Magazine) claims the songwriting credits make it more likely that Loren’s version was the original. Slate’s David Haglund notes that Hills’ version is the “best-known version”. The song’s origins stem from the Yé-yé movement with which an early version of the song was associated. The song’s theme is variously described as an open declaration of love and the joy of kissing.

There’s a handful of interesting parallels with this song and LOUIE LOUIE…

Certainly the there’s the phrase “Zoo Be” rhyming with with “LOUIE” as the most obvious connection…. but the common theme of love as the supreme driving force certainly cannot be ignored.

In previous posts, I’ve discussed the concepts of “LOUIE Mutants” and “LOUIE Bastards.”

Today, I propose yet another category – the LOUIE Relative!

A LOUIE Relative doesn’t have to have any blatant LOUIE references, either musically or lyrically, and could be considered an arbitrary association – defined as a close relative or distant relative, absolutely open for interpretation and/or debate.

So with this category, I submit that “Zoo Be Zoo Be Zoo” is a relative of “LOUIE LOUIE.”

Maybe a first or second cousin…?

In the meantime, here’s “Zoo Be Zoo Be Zoo”- a leader of the Yé-yé movement!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SOPHIA!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtqQYIq-S6Q

Reference:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zou_Bisou_Bisou

One hour of LOUIE with Bruce Springsteen holding a giant slug – LOUIE of Week

This is a silly one.

On YouTube, I found a clip called “One hour of Louie Louie with Bruce Springsteen holding a giant slug.” I played the first few minutes, and it’s the iconic Kingsmen recording.

I have no idea if the rest of hour is the same Kingsmen recording repeated over and over again, or if it’s a collection of different LOUIE recordings…

You tell me…??

Either way, it’s a LOUIE of the Week! ENJOY!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFAXd2u0lxA

Crude Rockinger – LOUIE of the Week

This week’s LOUIE is a LOUIE LOUIE performed live at the LOUIE LOUIE R´n´R Club, located in Estepona, Spain.

The band is Crude Rockinger, and they do a pretty decent version of the song!

I haven’t been able to find any other references to Crude Rockinger, but then again, I don’t read Spanish, so maybe I missed it….?


http://youtu.be/JU1i7FjpORQ

Facebook users can visit the official LOUIE LOUIE R´n´R Club Facebook page.

Tell ’em LOUIE sent cha…

Some day …. me gotta go… to the LOUIE LOUIE club!

Horrible Accordion – LOUIE of the Week

This week’s LOUIE is part of a rather unusual performance by a musical performer known as “Horrible Accordion” in a clip titled “Let’s Unlearn Accordion 4.”

Here’s how he describes it…

One day someone put a camera in front of me and this happened. It touches on many topics such as: child molestation, Dental hygiene, Louie Louie, secrets, accordion masks, (in)sanity, magic, how to break an expensive camera, video game music, my invention the keyboard-mic 5000, lies, college, burning things, and many other interesting topics. I hope you enjoy it.

This is definitely NOT your normal LOUIE LOUIE…..


http://youtu.be/N0s7cTfmENg