Steve and Hank

After a morning of dealing with foreign publishers, legal matters, and the morning’s email (sigh), I finally got around to working on the revision of the Driftwood Shacks book.The fun part of publishing.

I turned on Sirius radio to Outlaw Country, and heard Steve Earle doing Hank’s “I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive.” True to the master. Listen to the steel guitar and the fiddles — channelling. And do I hear a tuba?

Great vintage photos. Way to go, Steve! Video closes with this quote by Hank: “If a song can’t be written in 20 minutes, it ain’t worth writing.”

Then DJ Mojo Nixon followed up with Hank doing : “Hey, Good Lookin'”, saying :

“Life would surely stank,
If there hadn’t been no Hank.”

True that.

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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