Ain’t That Just Like Me/The Searchers

Ain't That Just Like Me by The Searchers on Grooveshark

Cranked this up to high volume driving along the coast last night, moonlight shining on water. I’m getting interviewed tomorrow by a Russian author, Vladimir Yakovlev, who’s doing a book called The Rules of Happiness. Its about, um, old people who are physically active. An earlier book called The Age of Happiness (in Russian) was a hit. His photographs are superb.

One of the questions they are going to ask me is “What makes you happy?” and I’ve been thinking about it. Well, about 1000 things, but music is sure one of them. The Searchers are from Liverpool. Boy, did those English guys (incl Beatles, Stones) teach us Americans a thing or two about our music!

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 Ain’t That Just Like Me/The Searchers

  1. Music is definitely right up there near the top of everyone's list, Lloyd, even if they're not aware of it. It's just wonderful to watch how music affects moods, and I don't mean elevator music, although even that can brighten someone's day if the right tune happens to be playing during their trip up or down.
    I think it's great that you're being interviewed as an "old person" who is physically active. My husband is one of those, too, and he's a couple of years older than I am. He referees high school football and basketball, and some college basketball. He can hold his own, and often win, playing tennis with our "younger" (50-something) neighbor.
    Certainly if activity is the defining factor in The Age of Happiness, you've got it, and so does my husband. Good for you!

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