Whew…. what a week!

E.P. pretends to be rock star

It’s been a very busy week for your truly. I’ve been working on a lot of video projects. I’m editing another music video project for a client. On Thursday, I shot a panel discussion about the Summer of Love at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco. Last weekend, I worked at the Monterey Pop reunion show that featured a lot of bands that appeared at the original event 40 years ago, which turned out to be far more fun than I expected. Unfortunately the hotel room I was provided with did not have any form of usable internet access, and I had no way of communicating with my internet development team.

For the past 2-3 months, we’ve been developing a separate webpage- LOUIETOPIA.com, which will be used as an online database for the First LOUIE LOUIE Video Contest.

Besides the various video projects and the development of this new webpage, I’ve also had my share of car problems. I’ve had to borrow another car just to take care of my usual tasks while the repairs take place. Before that, I had that stupid hard drive problem I wrote about a few weeks ago. If it’s not one stupid thing, it’s another…

Sometime after the contest is over, the Louietopia site will eventually be transformed into an online LOUIE LOUIE database for all known LOUIE LOUIE recordings. We’ll cross build that bridge when we get to it…

Today, I’m sending out some notices about the First LOUIE LOUIE Video Contest co-sponsored by myself and the good folks at LOUIE Fest. I wish I would have sent out these notices much earlier, just as I wish that I had more time to develop the contest database infrastructure. My big thanks go out to Andy Brick of Exeus Development Limited and Sally LOUIE Everitt of RFMO Limited for volunteering their services to help me create this very ambitious project. They’ve done an awesome job, and I can’t thank them enough for all their exceptional support. It took longer than we expected to create this webpage, and there are still things we’d like to adjust, but we don’t have much time to work with. The deadline for this contest is less than three weeks from now.

That being said, I still hope to see a lot of fun entries to this contest. The winning entries will be showcased at this year’s LOUIE Fest, along with the 1,000 guitars playing LOUIE LOUIE. There’s a very good chance I may even show some rough cuts of THE MEANING OF LOUIE at the LOUIE Fest. Either way, it’s going to be quite an event, and I’m looking forward to seeing a lot of my friends there.

Unexpected LOUIE messages in Monterey:

Before I left Monterey, I took a nice walk around Cannery Row, where I picked up the latest Seafood Watch Guide from one of my favorite living museums- the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Imagine my surprise when I saw this newspaper clipping posted on the window of one of the little shops….

Monterey restaurant gets LOUIE LOUIE treatment

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