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Dewey Do-hee

Today, May 21st 2015, is the inaugural Red Nose Day. To those of you not up to speed on this occasion, it’s not an excuse to drink until your nose glows like a neon bulb, a job-fair opportunity at the North Pole, or a hay fever condition brought on by global warming. 269 more words


Made in Manchester

Manchester. Once one of the engines of the industrial revolution, a major factor in Britain’s dominance of world trade. Then as manufacturing and heavy industry declined after the Second World War, Manchester became known around the world for other reasons. 757 more words


Real Life Rock Top 10 (08/86?)

1. California Cooler, “Louie Louie” radio commercials (Chiat/DTV)
Spots based on desiccated revisions of old rock songs (worst: “Runaround Sue” as a commercial for Zipwax—“I never thought I’d be singing about hair remover,” says a breathless ms.) have become so ubiquitous that ads featuring the real thing now work as relief—and none more than these, which offer a measured voice recounting the history and etiquette of wine ‘n’ fruit juice consumption. 739 more words

Greil Marcus

Louie Louie - "Sittin' in the Lap of Luxury"

“Sittin’ in the Lap of Luxury” was released as the lead-off single from Louie Louie’s 1990 album, The State I’m In. The single was released in 1990 and peaked at number 19 on the… 385 more words


Reviving Classic Pop Music with Young Musicians

I have been teaching my students the music of the musicians that are in the news. It is relevant and the students seem to be enjoying it. 212 more words


Music in the News

R&B and soul singer Ben E King, best known for the classic song Stand By Me, has died at the age of 76.

King started his career in the late 1950s with The Drifters, singing hits including There Goes My Baby and Save The Last Dance For Me. 198 more words

Two minutes and forty seconds of immortality

Once upon a time I had a tape of “The Best of Louie, Louie” from the inimitable Rhino Records. (My favorite track was the version by the Rice University Marching Owls Band.   82 more words