The 2013 Portland Plaque

My friend Wm. Christman, a KFJC Max LOUIE alumni, just sent me this photo from Portland, Oregon. This is the new plaque at the location where the Kingsmen recorded their version of LOUIE LOUIE back in 1963. There was a big ceremony for this plaque in September last year, and my friend Cindy Lindahl, […]

elevator Muzak (minimalist version) – LOUIE of the Week

This week’s LOUIE is titled simply “Louie Louie elevator Muzak.” it’s a minimalist version performed by someone that won’t identify themselves, so we’ll just call it elevator Muzak.

It’s a very different, extremely simple version, and I like it.

I hope you do too…


Warn The Neighbours – LOUIE of the Week

Any band playing LOUIE LOUIE with the nerve to call themselves “Warn The Neighbours” is A-OK with me!

What the hey…. Warn The Neighbours! It’s LOUIE LOUIE time!

This was recorded at a performance at the Max Keeping Foundation fundraiser on April 5 2014.


Barry Rillera, Bobby Kennedy, Demi Moore + Five Degrees of LOUIE – LOUIE of Week

Last week, I was alerted to an excellent article in the Huntington Beach Independent on Barry Rillera of the Rillera Brothers. The Rillera Brothers had a band in the 1950s called the Rhythm Rockers that played regularly at the Harmony Park Ballroom in Anaheim, CA. One of their special guest vocalists for these shows […]

RIP: Malik Bendjelloul, director of “Searching For Sugar Man” documentary

I’m saddened to hear that Malik Bendjelloul, director of the “Searching For Sugar Man” documentary has passed away at the age of 36 years old. I thought he did a remarkable job of telling the story of musician Sixto Diaz Rodriguez.

If you haven’t seen it, I would highly recommend checking it out.


The 2 & 1/2 Band – LOUIE of the Week

This week, it’s a LOUIE LOUIE for charity.

The band is The 2 &1/2 Band, and their performance of LOUIE LOUIE is for The Mount Vernon Animal Shelter Charity event of 2014, which I believe is New York.