Chip Kinman and PCH – LOUIE of the Week

HEY! Anyone out there remember Rank and File? How about The Dils? Cowboy Nation?

All of the bands featured the very talented Chip Kinman, whose name kinda sounds like “Kingsmen” if you put a little chewing gum in your ears… not that you’d ever do such a thing…

Anyways, Chip’s got a new band […]

Rare video of the Calvanes from LOUIE archives

Continuing with more memories from the Hunter Hancock tribute event produced by Doo Wop Society of Southern California of March 4, 2000, I’m sharing another clip from the same show, the same videotape.

This is the Calvanes performing the song “Crazy Over You.” My friend Steve Propes is the man introducing the band, which […]

Remembering Hunter Hancock

Following up on the Johnny Flamingo footage I posted a few days ago to YouTube, I decided to share more footage from the Hunter Hancock tribute show where Johnny and Jeanette Baker performed. This time, I’m sharing some footage of the man himself, Mr. Hunter Hancock, who is honored at this very special show that […]

Hail Hail, Johnny Flamingo… and Jeanette Baker!

A few weeks ago, I got an email from Joe Drummer, one of my friends in the U.K.:

Hi Eric, today one of those strange coincidences that seem to thrive in the Louie world happened to me. I met up with an old friend, who I haven’t seen in ten years, since he moved from […]

Working the “internets” – social networking with E.P.

Figuring out how to best utilize the internet, as the internet figures out how to figure itself out, is a very interesting concept to explore. It’s still the “wild west” on various levels out in cyberspace; still a very young frontier, open for the visionaries to develop. While many companies have established what seem to […]

Flipper (Oakland 2008) + Kinks (France 1965)- LOUIE (and half) of the Week

Last weekend , I was at a fun party at the Oakland Museum, celebrating the East Bay Express (newspaper) annual “Best of the East Bay” issue. There were six stages of live music, lots of crafts merchants, various food vendors, and an open museum, which included some really cool exhibits, including a “California Cool” show […]

Batmobile at Kingman

Stumbling around the internet tonight, I found myself at, the website for a company that creates Batmobile repllica kits. If I had the money, I could build my very own working Batmobile, and be the envy of all my fellow pop culture enthusiasts.

This photo caught my eye. Someone drove their Batmobile across […]

World record for guitar players broken, but not with LOUIE

There was a serious effort by the LOUIE FEST to break the world record for the largest number of guitar players doing one song. We tried, but we just couldn’t do it.

Someone else recently broke the world record for guitar players, and it happens to be with another song close to my heart.


LOUIE is not on the torture list

Over at BoingBoing, I saw this posting:

Mother Jones has an audio feature up this week — a compilation of songs believed to be used in US military prisons and on bases… to induce sleep deprivation, “prolong capture shock,” disorient detainees during interrogations—and also drown out screams.

Based on a leaked interrogation log, news reports, […]

Batman Louie Louie – LOUIE of the Week

This week, the new Batman movie is being released.

To celebrate this special occasion, this week’s LOUIE of the Week award is being given to a rendition entitled “BATMAN LOUIE LOUIE” posted by someone by the name of brimstone256.

What do you think of this one? I like the green lighting on the hair, […]