Dump Run, Hedge of Jehovah Witnesses, Beautiful Sunny Sunday Afternoon, and the Paul Thorn Band at Rancho Nicasio

Last Sunday I took my trailer full of trash to the recycle center, then drove out to the countryside to see some music at Rancho Nicasio. On the way I shot this sculpted hedge outside a pretty drab building that’s part of the Fairfax Jehovah’s Witness complex. Kinda wierd, it’s a witty hedge, which the JW’s are not.

Dusty from the dump I went behind a warehouse, took off my work clothes and took a shower from the shower bag in my truck, got into shorts and headed out to the country. I’d seen Paul Thorn last year, he knocked me out. Never heard of him. I only saw him because I went to see Billy Joe Shaver, who opened for him. This year people have caught on, because it was sold out. Barbecue on the lawn, sunshine, shade, music starts at 4 PM. not being able to get in, I bought a beer and meandered to a field behind the grounds with my fold-up chair, and could see and hear great. Paul is from Mississippi, he’s the real thing. Worked 12 years in a chair factory, was a world-class boxer and fought Roberto Duran (he lost in the 6th round because his face was cut). Imagine a guy who’s a great musician being such an athlete.

Mighty Live oak in Nicasio

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

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