London LOUIE LOUIE Calling

Macromedia Guy of the UK stumbled upon an old page from 2002 dedicated to Joe Strummer of the Clash, and wrote to me with this interesting tidbit:

I remember seeing the Clash in early 1980 on their first tour after the release of London Calling. They were joined on stage by Pete Townsend and […]

More on the Sony CD situation

As usual, THE ONION provides a great alternative to the standard news stories. I loved how they handled the topic of the Sony rootkit-infected CDs.

Fair Use Rights for Documentaries

There’s a fine article today in the San Jose Mercury, licensed from the Los Angeles Times, about the issue of “fair use” rights with documentary productions. One of the biggest hurdles facing a documentary film maker is the matter of clearing usage of certain film clips. When Robert Greenwald produced his documentary “Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch’s […]

A fine cartoon for a Thursday!

OK, this is not a LOUIE LOUIE cartoon, but I had to share it. Big Nate by Lincoln Peirce is a great comic strip that should be seen in more places…… like my local newspaper, for one!

Hey, who remembers the Temple City Kazoo Orchestra on Rhino Records? They did an excellent version of […]

CD Virus- more infectious than LOUIE LOUIE!

I’ve had some folks claim that LOUIE LOUIE is like an infectious virus. Once you hear it, you start to hear the familiar 3-chord structure in unlikely places.

Sony BMG unleashed a real monster when it included some special copy-protection software on 20 new CD releases, including the latest recording by Neil “Cherry Cherry” Diamond. […]

A Gravestone Request

Nancy Bartels of Florida made her mark in counseling and by fighting for academic excellence. She died in May of this year at the age of 57, and it was recently announced that a new school will named in her honor.

On her gravestone, she wanted it stated that “she knew the words to LOUIE […]


I’ve been trying to raise money by selling old rock ‘n’ roll magazines on eBay.

Maybe I should have tried to sell leather pants instead. The guy that sold these things wound getting a lot of mileage out of this posting. Check out the follow-up on Banterist.

A tip of the hat goes […]

A Taste of Honey

The good folks at Spectropop created a very nice little webpage dedicated to Honey Ltd.

Honey Ltd. did an excellent version of LOUIE LOUIE back in the 60’s, producted by Lee “These Boots Are Make for Walking” Hazelwood. When you check out this Spectopop page, you can see a scan of the original 45.

Also […]