RIP: Rusty Warren, comedian

Rusty Warren, the groundbreaking bawdy female comic, died in her sleep on Tuesday morning at 91 years old.

Warren was a lounge and nightclub performer who released a bunch of comedy albums containing songs with naughty lyrics. At the height of her success, alongside such contemporaries as Lenny Bruce, Redd Foxx and others, she […]

12 Days ’til LOUIE LOUIE 2020 Christmas – Day 11

It’s the 11th day of the 12 days ’til LOUIE LOUIE 2020 Christmas celebration, and we’ve thinking about …

Frank Zappa

A diverse composer/performer/producer that was able to blend rock, pop, jazz fusion, doo-wop vocals and orchestral sounds into some beautifully unique music.

A brilliant cynical mind with a wicked sense of humor.

On […]

12 Days ’til LOUIE LOUIE 2020 Christmas – Day 7

It’s the 7th day of the 12 days ’til LOUIE LOUIE 2020 Christmas, and someone gave to me…

Concordia Lutheran Schools’ Marimba Ensemble

… also known as “user131059712”

This is what you call a “Sunday Morning Coming Down” type version… just like when Kris Kristofferson wrote about “no way to hold my head that […]

Follow-up on 2020 Intl. Louie Louie Day -the Quarantine Edition

On Saturday, over at LouieLouie.net, we celebrated ” International Louie Louie Day – the Quarantine Edition”.. for hopefully the first and only time.

It was a challenge to find a way to celebrate this day with all the shelter restrictions in place, but we did manage to assemble a last minute Zoom teleconference / […]

LOUIE Micro-Mentions #1 (Don Imus, John Fogerty, Frank Zappa)

It’s time to make note of a special category of LOUIE moments.

“LOUIE Micro-Mentions“- is the special type of moment when the song LOUIE LOUIE is mentioned, but not performed.

We’ll start off with these three Micro-Mentions…

1) Don Imus, the controversial disk jockey that recently passed away last month, released a LOUIE-related 45 […]

RIP: Neil Innes, music/comedy genius of Rutles, Monty Python, Bonzo Dog Band

Devastated.

One month after receiving handwritten lyrics from Neil Innes, and writing about his misadventures with Pledge Music on my LL blog, he passes away.

Very saddened by his passing, but feeling so very grateful that I saw him perform three times – a Rutles reunion at BeatleFest in Los Angeles, and two […]

Neil Innes and the PledgeMusic fiasco

This post has very little to do with LOUIE LOUIE, but it does address a terrible situation that occurred with a rocker we’re quite fond of.

Neil Innes is a brilliant singer-songwriter that created quite a few wonderful, iconic songs over the course of five decades. Sadly, he’s had to deal with some ugly […]

RIP: Robert Hunter, songwriter for Grateful Dead

Robert Hunter, the man who provided the Grateful Dead with lyrics for some of their most memorable songs, passed away on Monday night.

Rolling Stone shared a brief history of his friendship with Jerry Garcia, which led to his special role within the Grateful Dead.

Born Robert Burns in California in 1941, Hunter […]

The Death of MAD Magazine

There’s a lot of current affairs that have brought an excessive stream of sadness and anger, but the recent news regarding MAD Magazine really feels like a serious kick to the guts.

I’ve been reading all sorts of autopsy reports about the end of this iconic magazine, and it saddens me deeply. This is […]

(minimal) LOUIE at the Movies – Band Aid (2017)

This week, I share a “(minimal) LOUIE at the Movies” post.

The movie is called “Band Aid,” and it’s an indie film that my friend Jason Roeber found on Netflix. Because Rotten Tomatoes wrote such a wonderful description of this production, and I am feeling lazy (as well as busy with all sorts of […]