Swiss LOUIE TV commercial

A few months ago, Patt from Switzerland wrote to

I was just watching TV and all of a sudden what do I hear? the coolest three chords ever recorded used in a commercial for a local swiss food distributor…

Check out the 3 spots on the left with the family table. I […]

Fabulous Sixties- Runaway Express

Jim Ratts wrote me a very nice little email, and then sent an even better CD. Here’s what he first sent me:

You must understand that likely, I am a kindred spirit. I respond and create from wells of passion. You’ve got a “Louie, Louie” site. How could you possibly not be the same? […]

Wailers, Tales of Tacoma & World Records

Kent Morrill and Buck Ormsby of the original Wailers are now doing a radio show up in their hometown of Tacoma, Washington. It’s a program called “Wailers Houseparty” show on KLAY-AM (1180) from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday. Their first show in April featured an interview with Sonics singer Jerry Rosalie, and there’s already […]

Imagine a LOUIE LOUIE feature film!

Andrew Gerngross is a writer living in Los Angeles. He has written a highly fictionalized and comic screenplay about the FBI investigation into “Louie Louie.” Because Andrew believes in sharing, you can download a PDF copy of the screenplay right now, free of charge!

As of today, the screenplay has not yet been optioned or […]

LOUIE LOUIE Family Bonds

My pal Theo at the LOUIE LOUIE pages discovered a great true story about how LOUIE LOUIE got in between a dad and his daughter and eventually brought them back together again! At Theo’s site, you can read this story, discover some revised lyrics, and download two new versions!

Go to Theo’s pages, and look […]

Follow-up on the Michigan marching band story

Earlier this month, there was quite a bit of buzz regarding the story of the marching band in Michigan that was not allowed to play LOUIE LOUIE. On May 5th, a day normally associated with Mexico’s Cinco deMayo festivities, the website was bombarded with traffic, thanks in part to what happened in Benton Harbor, […]

Zappa Plays Zappa

Monday May 23rd, 2005 – Announced today the First Duly Authorized & Certified Frank Zappa Respective! And Perspective! Zappa Brothers Dweezil & Ahmet have called together many mighty musicians to join them in playing the Music of Frank Zappa – Live!

Authentic: This is the first OFFICIAL presentation of Frank Zappa Music since the […]

TOK’s dance-mix LOUIE

from This Month in Dancehall at comes this little tidbit:

Talking of the island’s top boyband, VP Records are finally gearing up for the release of Unknown Language (VP, CD, U.S.), TOK’s much-anticipated second album. It’s a cracker, bursting with big tunes including the gorgeous “Footprints”, on Donovan “Vendetta” Bennett’s Drop Leaf rhythm, and […]

The Stiv Bators LOUIE LOUIE

Creem magazine just did a little review of a Stiv Bators record recently re-issued by the good folks over at Bomp Records, labeling Stiv’s version of LOUIE LOUIE as “retarded,” but “so perfect you won’t mind.”

BOMP Records site

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Back from the Road

My roadtrip has ended. It was a short trek to the east coast- less than a week on a road. In the course of my little adventure, my Powerbook lost the ability to boot up, the battery door on my Nikon 990 still camera can no longer lock in place without the help of duct […]