Latcho Drom – “Song to Boy” / “Balada Conducatorolui”


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 Latcho Drom – “Song to Boy” / “Balada Conducatorolui”

  1. "The bad leader, he took away our food, took away our heating and, at the end, took away out electric power…" It is a ballad about the 1989 Romanian Revolution and the fall of the dictator Ceausescu.

  2. Perhaps I should be less categoric. When Brooks Stevens started out this was a Studebaker project, using Lark chasis, then Stude cancelled. The original roadster model was high performance fairly light at 2650#, with 4 sp manual trans. As the years went by, each model got heavier with bigger engine and more anti smog controls,
    and more luxury features, so performance actually got worse while weight went up.
    I think your picture is perhaps series 3 or 4 Phaeton.
    I don't think there was ever an Excalibur that performed as well as contemporaneous Corvette.

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