Charlie Musselwhite in Santa Cruz

After the reunion, which I really enjoyed, I went out to Ocean Beach and ran for an hour on the sunny sand. (October is really our best time of the year.) Fiddled around in SF until 10 or so, called my son Will in Santa Cruz (where I was heading for the next day) and asked him who was playing at Moe’s Alley, one of my all time favorite clubs. “Charlie Musselwhite.” Whoo! I hot pedaled it to S. Cruz and caught Charlie’s last 2 numbers, which included Christo Redemptor, and Charlie and band were in fine form. Then Will and I had an beer in another tavern. It’s now, ahem, 3:09 AM and I’m at Ferrell’s 24-hour donut shop with wi-fi and preparing to go sleep in the back of my truck for the few hours until sunrise. I love Santa Cruz for a lot of reasons. I was conceived here. I was a beach lifeguard in the mid-50s. I surfed here when there were no wetsuits and surfing was not crowded. When I was at Stanford, I arranged my classes so I was through for the week at noon onThursday, and would ride my Harley 45 over to SC and stay until Sunday night.

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 Charlie Musselwhite in Santa Cruz

  1. lloyd, I was lucky enough to have lived in the Northern Santa Cruz Mountains and at the San Mateo Coast for a while , where Santa CRuz was where we did big (beyond Duartes and Artichoke bread) shopping, live music, everything else in our off time as Environmental educator Naturalist. The first day I landed in santa Cruz I knew it was for me. Someday I will continously thru-hike the skyline-to-sea trail as my retirement 🙂 walk to waddell, take the bus into town , go to well within, trader joes,zacharys,acupuncture with katie briggs, music, library…hop back on the bus to boulder creek…hike back to the beach, take pics, do art, write along the way.

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