Seattle Mariners and the LOUIE 7th Inning Stretch

The big LOUIE LOUIE of the week is that the Seattle Mariners are no longer playing LOUIE LOUIE as a seventh inning stretch song.

Zach Mason and Adrianne Leary of SBNation believe that this is a Seattle baseball tradition that absolutely must be preserved!

So it’s devastating to discover that one of the only […]

RIP: Scott Long – musician, promoter, multi-talent

photo by Gary Brewster

Two months ago, we lost our friend Scott Long.

Scott was a larger-than-life kinda guy that made some truly wonderful things happen.

Some of you may remember Scott as one of the primary architects and ringleader for “First Strike,” an alliance of motivated San Jose (CA) musicians […]

Happy Louie Louie Day 2022

Today is International Louie Louie Day and we’re sharing some special treats to celebrate the day!

The plan was to start off with the first three hours of the original KFJC Maximum LOUIE LOUIE marathon, which was the pivotal event that led to the LOUIE documentary project. This is the first time we’ve ever […]

RIP: Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters

It’s a shock to learn that we lost Taylor Hawkins of the Foo Fighters.

I never met the man, but it seems like everyone who met him just loved this guy.

The bond between Taylor and his Foo Fighter bandmate /leader David Grohl was a special thing to behold. Hawkins joined Foo Fighters in […]

LOUIE Marathon of Wynantskill, NY – 9 days from today!

it’s time for yet another LOUIE LOUIE marathon.

This next one will be taking place 9 days from now in Wynantskill, NY.

30+ years ago on December 10, 1992, The Lawn Sausages were part of a Louie Louie Marathon charity event that took place at the New Town Tavern in Troy, NY.

Flash […]

RIP: Sandy Nelson, legendary drummer

Last month, we lost Sandy Nelson, one of the best-known rock drummers of the early 1960s.

He was the drummer for a lot of Top 40 records, including songs recorded by friends he knew from high school – Jan Berry, Dean Torrence, Kim Fowley, and Phil Spector. In addition to working as a […]

RIP: Meat Loaf (the singer) and the LL thing

One week ago, we lost the singer known as Meat Loaf. His passing was announced on Facebook.

His career spanned six decades, selling over 100 Million albums worldwide and was featured in 65 movies, including “Fight Club”, “Focus”, “Rocky Horror Picture Show” and “Wayne’s World. “Bat Out of Hell” remains one of the top […]

RIP: Don Wilson of the Ventures

On Saturday, January 22, Don Wilson, a founding member of the Ventures, died at the age of 88 at his home in Tacoma, Washington. The Ventures were formed in 1958 in Tacoma by Don Wilson and Bob Bogle. Within a few years, Nokie Edwards would be recruited to join the band, followed by Mel […]

Celebrating the music of Ronnie Spector

We lost Ronnie Spector, the leader of the girl group the Ronettes and the voice behind such immortal classics as “Be My Baby” and “Walking in the Rain.”

Another beautiful soul with an amazing voice taken away by awful cancer.

As I was reading bits and pieces about Ronnie’s life I found a quote […]

Get Back and the Music Documentaries of 2021

2021 was a great year for music documentaries. For many of us, it felt like a godsend to find these treasures after the extremely difficult and challenging year of 2020.

Billie was the powerful film about Billie Holliday, built upon previously unheard audio interviews conducted by Linda Lipnack Kuehl, who was working on a […]