Music & Notes From the Road

I have “content” up the kazoo these days. Don’t know what to do with it all. I’m continuously compulsively shooting pics and making notes. I’m way backed up. I’ll just toss bits and pieces out when I can. 2 weeks ago on the road I was listening to the Elvis station on Sirius radio. Are You Lonesome Tonight is a breathtakingly beautiful ballad. Next they played Elvis doing What’d I Say; never heard this version before. Same arrangement, orchestration, vocal backup as the great Ray Charles original.

  Sign at sleazy looking fundamentalist Christian church on the road near Weaverville: “His blood was poured out for your sins.” Yeow! Speak for yourselves, brethren! Patti Smith said it elegantly: “Jesus died for somebody’s sins but not mine…” in the intro to Gloria on Wild Horses, brilliant song, brilliant album.

  Last week in Santa Cruz I visited a friend who, like me, is, um, bald on top. When I left he said, “Keep the shiny side up.”

  A comedian on Raw Dog said, “…so I took it old school.”

  The Stanley Brothers: “I’ll hush up my mug if you’ll fill up my jug with that good ole mountain dew.”

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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