Louie, Louie is a famous tune in the world of music. An American rhythm and blues song. Today recognized as a pop rock standard.
First recorded as a Jamaican ballad in 1956. Its lyrics written on toilet paper.
Louie, Louie was the back side B side of the first recording. The flip A side was You Are My Sunshine.
To this day, I have never heard nor was aware of Louie, Louie. I was aware and knew well the lyrics of You Are My Sunshine. Sang it often over the years at parties, etc.
I came across a note this morning that on this day in 1965, the FBI concluded a two year investigation of the song. The purpose: To determine if Louie, Louie’s words were pornographic. Dirty. Someone had complained.
Research indicates the words were difficult to understand. The FBI was asked to make a determination as to its pornographic quality.
The FBI Lab found the song’s words to be totally non-understandable. The FBI conclusion stated Louie, Louie’s words were “unintelligible at any speed.”
Louie, Louie is recognized as one of the most covered songs in rock and roll history.
My blog talk radio show last night. Half of it devoted to Trump. Difficult not to.
I thought things changed daily with him. New items popped up each day concerning him. My thoughts have changed. Trump moves fast. There is something new or a new position by him it seems every hour.
As a result, I never got into the Comey memorandum last night. I stopped listening to the news around 4. Had to. Otherwise, my topics, notes and flow for the show keep changing. I can only redo so many times.
In spite of my shutting down such research early, I still spent the first 15 minutes of the show discussing Trump. He has sinned in other regards.
The cry for impeachment is on many lips. My advise: Slow down! Comey’s memo and the facts surrounding it may not be enough. Give the President a couple more weeks. He will bury himself further. Then will be the time to zero in on impeachment, assuming solid grounds exist.
Ernest Hemingway. USA Today reported a new biography. Ernest Hemingway by Mary V. Dearborn. The first full fledged biography of Hemingway in 15 years.
Some suggest more books have been written about Hemingway than any other person in history. Whether a valid statement, I do not know.
The book spends a bit of time examining Hemingway’s sexual interests. One being gender switching. If true, it may answer the question as to why Hemingway had a special attraction to bi and lesbian women.
A return to American crocodiles.
Cleatus is an American crocodile. Cleatus has spent the last 14 years in the Dry Tortugas swimming in near shore waters at Fort Jefferson. Named Cleatus by National Park employees.
Since January, Cleatus has been moving inland. Closer to shore. In the area utilized by humans for swimming. He has interacted with visitors. Some even fed him.
A disaster in the making. Cleatus had to go.
Last sunday, officials captured Cleatus and delivered him to West Lake in the Southern Everglades.
I hope Cleatus will have no difficulty in adapting to his new home.
Enjoy your day!