The Lozarithm Lens

By lozarithm

Bowood 2016 #33 (Tuesday 20th September 2016)

My footpath walk across the Bowood estate from Derry Hill wasn't entirely successful as the footpath sign pointed directly into a metal barrier that had been placed around a large area that housed the next weekend's Country Fair, and walking around the perimeter merely led to another fence, so I had to return the way I had come without reaching the heronry that had been my planned destination.

When I had reached the field with these sheep they all stampeded towards me for some reason. This blip shows just a section of them. A jogger running up to the gate remarked, "You've made lots of new friends! They'll all run away from me now", and sure enough as soon as she went through the turnpike gate they all fled.

To make up for not seeing the herons, I detoured behind Bowood Hotel on the return leg to see if there were any swans by the pond there, and found two of them between the pond and the hotel terraces.

22.9.2016 (1628 hr)

Blip #1931 (#2181 including archived blips)
Consecutive Blip #000
Day #2380
LOTD #1166 (#1290 including archived blips)

Taken with Pentax K-1 and Pentax HD P-DA 55-300mm F4-5.8 ED WR lens

Bowood 2016 series
Bowood series
Bowood 2013-2016 (Flickr collection)(Work in progress)

A Walk Across Bowood Estate, 20 September 2016 (Flickr album)

Lozarhythm of the Day:
The Kingsmen - Louie Louie (record 6 April 1963, Northwestern Inc. Motion Pictures and Recording, Portland OR)
This was quite a big hit here and in the USA in 1963, and quickly became part of the repertoire of any number of beat groups. It was recorded in one take at a cost of 50 dollars. By some accounts Louie Louie is the world's most covered rock song with over 1,600 versions and counting. I remember a fine version of it on an early EP by the Kinks. The Kingsmen's version was not the original, however: it was written by Richard Berry, who wrote Gloria, my previous LOTD, and was a single in 1957 by Richard Berry and the Pharoahs.

Louie Louie is an American rhythm and blues song written by Richard Berry in 1955 and best known for the 1963 hit version by The Kingsmen. It has become a standard in pop and rock, with hundreds of versions recorded by different artists. The song was originally written and performed in the style of a Jamaican ballad. It tells, in simple verse–chorus form, the first-person story of a Jamaican sailor returning to the island to see his lady love.

The Kingsmen's edition was the subject of an FBI investigation about the supposed but nonexistent obscenity of the lyrics, an investigation that ended without prosecution. Ironically, the song notably includes the drummer yelling "Fuck!" after dropping his drumstick at the 0:54 mark.

Louie Louie has been recognized by organizations and publications worldwide for its influence on the history of rock and roll. A partial list  includes the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Grammy Hall of Fame, National Public Radio, VH1, Rolling Stone, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Recording Industry Association of America. In addition to new versions appearing regularly on YouTube and elsewhere, other major examples of the song's legacy include the unsuccessful attempt in 1985 to make it the state song of Washington, the celebration of International Louie Louie Day every year on April 11, the annual Louie Louie Parade in Philadelphia from 1985 to 1989, the LouieFest in Tacoma from 2003 to 2012, and the ongoing annual Louie Louie Parade and Festival in Peoria. - Wikipedia

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