Salty Dog/Procul Harum;Tweeter and the Monkey Man/Bob Dylan/Traveling Wilburys; Jesus Loves Me

Music du Jour: I have an old scratchy vinyl record of Salty Dog by Procul Harum that I’ve played off and on for 30 years. It strikes me as one of the great rock operas (and I don’t include anything by The Who in that category). It’s a trip on the high seas in an English vessel with the elegance of the British musicians of the ’70s. Then yesterday I listened to “Tweeter and the Monkey Man,” Bob Dylan’s song with The Traveling Wilburys, and it still sounds powerful. I always thought this record, with Dylan, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty, George Harrison, and Jeff Lynne, released in 1988, was a masterpiece that got largely overlooked. Finally, today on local KPIG I heard a country song on religious right righteousness:

Jesus loves me,

But he cain’t stand you…

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:

One Response to Salty Dog/Procul Harum;Tweeter and the Monkey Man/Bob Dylan/Traveling Wilburys; Jesus Loves Me

  1. Good music selections! I'll bet the song you heard was done by the Austin Lounge Lizards, from their album "Lizard Vision". They're wonderful, and well worth going to see live when they're in the Bay Area.

    I've just recently discovered your books, also, and they're really inspiring. Thanks for those!

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