Music on Highway One

Can we talk music? Rolling north on Wednesday, I got to Jenner where the road climbs so you see a big expanse of ocean. Sunny on the road, with a bank of fog just offshore. Nice light. When things are right, on the road, and the music’s good, I pretend I’m a camera, filming the landscape with songs a la serendipity.

   Here’s what the Garage station on Sirius played:

-On the album Elvis Live in Memphis, “Trying To Get To You,” a lovely version, Elvis strong in voice, the band great, the crowd screaming. I suspect this is a great album.

-The Ramones, “It’s Gonna Be All Right.” Remind you what rock n roll is all about.

-Arthur Conley, “Sweet Soul Music.” Written by Arthur and Otis Redding, I always thought this was Otis singing. This led me today to Same and Dave, James Brown, and Gladiators (reggae) versions of this great song.

-Herman’s Hermits doing “Jezebel.”

Really.

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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