This just arrived in my mailbox via the Clan MacAthair[*]
mailing list. ("Louie, Louie" is the official MacAthair clan song, which I didn't
know until just now.) It somehow seems an appropriate finish to a
night when I have not slept a wink because leg cramps & twitches
kept me awake the whole time... But it's too bad I didn't know in time to
pick a related QotD.
From: "Louie Report" <lou_report @ louielouie.net>
Sent: Wednesday, April 11, 2007 4:25 AM
Subject: Today, April 11 is a day to CELEBRATE!
Today is a very special day of celebration.
Today, April 11 is INTERNATIONAL LOUIE LOUIE Day!
While no country has actually made any kind of official declaration, and
there have been no mandated holidays that I know of, that shouldn't stop you
from using the time to celebrate this very special day.
Why today, of all days?
- Richard Berry, the author of this song, was born on April 11, 1935.
- His original recording of LOUIE LOUIE was released during the week of
April 13, 1957, which means this song is 50 years old!
- The Kingsmen recorded their version of LOUIE LOUIE on April 6, 1963.
- On April 10, 1998, The Kingsmen regained their original recordings back
from the record companies that refused to pay them ANY royalties, despite
the millions of sales.
There's some other great moments in LOUIE LOUIE history attached around this
time in April, but I think it's best that you read the rest of this
information for yourself at the
LOUIE REPORT blog.
So today - enjoy INTERNATIONAL LOUIE LOUIE DAY!
Dancing is strongly recommended!
. me gotta go now .
Something tells me a bunch of y'all will find amusement, delight, and excuses
for mayhem in this. (And some will find it pointlessly silly, and I'm sure a few
of you must despise the song or simply fail to understand its appeal --
«chacun à son goût», n'est-ce pas?). At the
moment I'm too sleep-fuddled to say whether I'd have found this as amusing after
a proper night of sleep as I do now. Perhaps.
[*] Yes, I'm a member of this clan, though I think my dues are overdue.
The name translates to "son of a father", and the genealogical requirements for
membership are that one must have, or at some point in the past have had, a father.
They're a right friendly bunch. Look for their tent at the Southern Maryland Celtic Festival later this month.