The OTHER Special Day of Celebration

In the last posting, I mentioned the movement to bring greater awareness to the INTERNATIONAL LOUIE LOUIE DAY.

I think it’s only right that I acknowledge the other very important day of celebration.

Blame Mark Evanier for keeping this event alive. You can read more about why this event is so garsh-darned important by […]

LLAMAS & International LOUIE LOUIE Day

Here’s information about a group that was recently formed at the LOUIE LOUIE Party Yahoo Group.

You may already be a member!

The LOUIE LOUIE Advocacy and Music Appreciation Society (LLAMAS) was formed in early 2007 by a group of musicians, fans and collectors with a particular (and in some […]

Jolly Green Giant video

Here’s a fun little fan-created video of the Kingsmen‘s other hit record – “Jolly Green Giant,” with a tip of the hat to Dave Hartwig who sent me the link.

EXTRA BIT OF TRIVIA: Dave Hartwig IS the “Barry Curtis Love Child.”

Rare Kingsmen image – a tease and a plea!

Here’s a rare little photo you’ll never see anywhere else – the original Kingsmen performing on television in September 1961, two years before they ever released their version of LOUIE LOUIE. They were doing a live TV commercial on KOIN TV in Portland, Oregon, advertising “Hood River Combo” – an orange flavored fruit drink. […]

Another NEW version of LOUIE LOUIE – Mall Security

Over at the LOUIE LOUIE PARTY at Yahoo, we are honored to have a new member. Here’s his introduction:

When I was in high school, my garage band Mall Security recorded a version of the song. Our cover version is posted at:

Welcome Mall Security to the WIDE WORLD OF LOUIE!


Whole lotta LOUIE!

My friend Mike Hintze discovered a whole bunch of LOUIE LOUIEs on the web, and posted his finding at the LOUIE PARTY. Because there’s such a wealth of information in his entry, I’ve decided to recycle Mike’s words at the LOUIE REPORT blog.

Views expressed do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the staff of […]

Tragedy for ? & the Mysterians

This was sent to me from my pal Stretch:

I’m sorry to bother you, but a emergency has just come up. ? & The Mysterians, (“96 Tears” fame)has had a HUGE tragedy, We need to get the word out to fans and friends. This past Tuesday night, ?’s home in Clio, MI. that he has […]

What a week!

It’s been a busy week over at LOUIE Central. I wish I could say I was spending more time on production of the documentary, but there have been a variety of distractions.

Mold and mildew were an unexpected diversion this week. I discovered that the closet of my very crowded living space had some serious […]

Remembering the Evergreen Ballroom

Sometimes, I get lucky on the internet. I’ve been trying to find more images from the Evergreen Ballroom of Olympia, Washington for quite a few years now. Sam Carlson created a nice webpage about this place at his site. I’ve found a great James Brown poster from the Evergreen, that I used in […]

Music for Half-Assed Friends

Over the weekend, I visited one of my favorite record stores where I found a funny album cover that I decided I must own. Apparently, “Music for Half-Assed Friends” was an album cover released without any actual vinyl platter inside. It was merely an empty album cover, sold to collectors that wanted to impress […]