Random Comments on the Music Biz

There’s a few comments I thought I’d share from some folks that know something about the music business.

First, my friend Jack Ely, former singer of the Kingsmen, voice of the world’s most recognizable LOUIE LOUIE recording, wrote an article for Counterpunch.org entitled “Stop Sobbing About Free Music Downloads.”

The suggestions that recordings are produced […]

California Games – LOUIE of the Week

This week, I’m necessarily sharing a version of LOUIE LOUIE that doesn’t necessarily excite me or entertain me. On the other hand, this week’s LOUIE of the Week doesn’t look like a typical bar band or another marching band. This is a version that I would categorize as “archival” or “historically-significant.”

It’s a version […]

Joe Bravo Y Los Fabulosos Sunglows – LOUIE of the Week

This week’s LOUIE of the Week is an extremely rare version of the song. Up until a few days, ago, I’d never heard of Joe Bravo Y Los Fabulosos Sunglows. YouTube user LilRobsRucaMs1218, aka Ms Sexy Ruca, shared a video clip that features the audio recording of this band, live in Chicago. The video is […]

RIP: Ricardo Montalbán, best actor in LOUIE LOUIE tragic death category

Actor Ricardo Montalbán has passed away today at the age of 88. In the LOUIE LOUIE circles, he is best known for the role of Vincent Ludwig in the 1988 movie “The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!”, playing an evil villain that died after being shot by Leslie Nielson, falling from […]

RIP: Ron Asheton, guitarist of the Stooges

As the new year began, we learned that Ron Asheton, guitarist for The Stooges had passed away.

Iggy & the Stooges were a big part of LOUIE legend. The album “Metallic K.O.” featured, what was until 2003, a recording of the last concert by the Stooges, which took place in 1974. At that particular […]

The Shockwaves live in 1999 – LOUIE of the Week

It’s winter time in the United States, and folks are looking for some warmth during cold times. I thought to myself… why not provide a little glimmer of summertime to warm the spirits of my friends in cyberspace?

Today, I’m sharing yet another rare video nugget from the E.P. archives, all while highlighting a previously […]

Kronic Mind in 1983- LOUIE of the Week

To start off the new year with a bang, I’ve decided to release some rare footage from my archives.

Exactly two weeks before the infamous Maximum: LOUIE LOUIE marathon at KFJC and long before I ever dreamed about researching this song for an epic documentary, I borrowed some video equipment to shoot a little […]

In Search of Interns for LOUIE

With the beginning of the new year, I’ve decided I need some extra help on this project. I’ve posted a request for interns on CraigsList.

Ideally, the interns should be based in the San Francisco bay area, but if I find some dedicated people outside the area, I may take them up on their offers.