For Rock 'n Rollers Only

To say that rock and roll changed my life in the 60s-’70s is an understatement. Stones/Beatles/Dylan/etc. Sound familiar? If it does, if you’ve still got that R&R spirit in your bones, this is for you:

Yesterday I drove over the mountain to visit my mom, and to run with my friends. Sunny afternoon, I put on Last Man Standing by Jerry Lee Lewis and friends. Blue skies with clouds, green trees, shadows on the winding mountain road and listening to killer (sic) rock and roll…I’m embarassed it was so much fun. Yes I cranked up the volume. I was making my own movie. Boy, so much good stuff! BB King, Merle Haggard, Kid Rock, Robbie R., Mick & Keith & Ron, Springsteen, Fogerty, George Young, Buddy Guy…does this tell you anything? Jerry’s voice is strong & clear, his piano sparkling, and he’s obviously a powerful presence for all these musicians, many of whom sing backup harmonies. Blues, country, honky-tonk, rock ‘n roll, it’s a masterpiece. Check out the previews:

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:

3 Responses to For Rock 'n Rollers Only

  1. It tells me that you prefer white, American men to play music for you but that you will consider listening to Englishmen or African Americans.

  2. Actually the musicians I love the most are mostly black, and if asked of my favorite form of music, I'd say the blues, but there's still the heartbeat of rock and roll in my veins. It's all good!

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