Confucius was a joker, Kafka was a spook…

Lyrics to Come a Rain by Kevin Welch:

Jesus was a pagan, Woody was a punk

Gandhi was a soldier, Hendrix was a monk

Leonardo was an alien, Plato was a scream

Vincent was a flower child, Elvis was a dream

Kurosawa was a samurai, Achilles was a gimp

Django was a miracle, Rasputin was a pimp

Piaf was a siren, Callas was the sea

Martin was a king on earth

in all his majesty

Come a rain, come a rain now

Confucius was a joker, Kafka was a spook

Rumi was a homey, Bukowski was a duke

Fellini was a scientist, Dante was a thug

Buddha was a cowboy, Amelia was a stud

Einstein was a psychic, Stalin was a hick

Marilyn was Marilyn, Picasso was a trip

Marley was a preacher, Columbus was a dope

Houdini was a rascal, Hank Williams was a ghost

Come a rain, come a rain now

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:

4 Responses to Confucius was a joker, Kafka was a spook…

  1. Island Woman MJ:
    Wasn't "Further" our bus? the sheltering bags of dreams we wove with lloyd's and others' kind permission! make nice, guys. our time here really gets to finite on some occasion or other!
    anonymoosaloosa

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