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Photos of April Welding Day Camp, plus a little lagniappe

Sunday, April 9, we hosted one of our Spring Welding Day Camps. It was an incredible day of welding, bench-making, food-eating (big bowls of veggie chili for lunch, then a spread of stuffed chickens & boudin wraps & beers to end the day). Everyone ruled so hard mastering their own bench projects; this was some serious welding, and I'm happy to report that every single person's bench passed the test: sit down and wiggle your butt around to see if your bench works ;)

My next workshop will be April 30 at the amazing Hotel San Jose where we'll use KKDW shop-made rings to create beautiful floral wreaths. Their courtyard is an idyllic escape, plus flowers plus complimentart mimoasa/coffees? You're set. Join me!

Then, Travis & I will be holding two more Day Camps this season: a full Day Camp on May 20, and a Mini-Camp on June 24.

Scroll down to see a little treat for making it through this long post xo

!!!   A NEW SOUNDS LIKE: True As Hell   !!!

Pairs well with: 

  • Driving with windows down

  • Sitting comfortably at twilight with glass of whiskey and bonfire

  • Laying in sun with eyes closed while wild turkeys gobble in distance

  • Whatever else it is that you do






1)
Still Drivin'
Paul Cauthen, My Gospel

2)
Be a Man
Júníus Meyvant, Floating Harmonies

3)
Teddy I'm Ready
Ezra Furman, Big Fugitive Life - EP

6)
Many Rivers to Cross
The Animals, Before We Were So Rudely Interrupted

5)
Danse Fambeaux
Dr. John, Gris-Gris

5)
Easy Now
Eric Clapton, Eric Clapton

6)
Party Time
T.G. Sheppard, I Love 'Em All

7)
That's How I Got to Memphis
Tom T. Hall, Ballad of Forty Dollars and His Other Great Songs

8)
All I Wanna Do
The Beach Boys, Sunflower

9)
Bad Dream baby
Springtime Carnivore, Midnight Room

10)
Never My Love
The Association, Insight Out

11)
A Dime at a Time
Del Reeves, Our Way Of Life

12)
No Matter Where We Go
Whitney, Light Upon the Lake

13)
Sea of Love
Phil Phillips & The Twilights, Sea of Love

14)
Cucurrucucu Paloma
Caetano Veloso, The Best of Caetano Veloso

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Sounds Like: You Got It

Here's a short list of the songs I've been listening to. These songs are best served over slower mornings with coffee (or bloody marys), and late afternoons right as the sun starts to sink. Hope y'all enjoy. Cheers!

9.

Wheels

The Flying Burrito Brothers

The Gilded Palace of Sin & Burrito Deluxe

 

10.

Baby You Got it

Brenton Wood

Brenton Wood's 18 Best

 

11.

Toujours Plus Loin

Johnny Hallyday

Le Pénitencier

 

12.

No Expectations

The Rolling Stones

Beggars Banquet

 

13.

All Strung Out

Nino Tempo & April Stevens

All Strung Out

 

14.

Down Here

Turnpike Troubadors

The Turnpike Troubadours

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1. 

Ain't It A Sin

Charles Bradley

Changes

 

2.

Sometimes Good Guys Don't Wear White

The Standells

Dirty Water - The Hot Ones

 

3.

Are You Ready For The Country?

Waylon Jennings

Are You Ready For The Country?

 

4.

Todo Terminó

Juan Wauters

Who Me?

 

5.

Satisfation

Otis Redding

The Very Best of Otis Redding

 

6.

Come Tomorrow

Townes Van Zandt

Delta Momma Blues

 

7.

What Good Could Ever Come of This

Eliot Sumner

Information

 

8.

Pay You Back With Interest

The Hollies

The Hollies' Greatest Hits

Sounds Like: Forgetting Everything I Know

Man. I've been listening to these songs for weeks and haven't figured out why I like them all together like this, but I'll say that they're perfect to put on if you're taking a road trip, drinking cold beers for your health, or finally getting to that pile of dirty dishes in the sink. Speaking from experience. And that Beach Boys track is a trip, huh? Enjoy!

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1.
Lonesome L.A. Cowboy
New Riders of the Purple Sage
The Adventures of Panama Red


2.
Empty Nesters
Toro y Moi
What For?


3.
This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak for You)
The Isley Brothers
This Old Heart of Mine


4.
Pata Pata
Miriam Makeba
Pata Pata


5.
I Got a Line On You
Spirit
The Best of Spirit


6.
Give Back the Key to My Heart
Uncle Tupelo
Anodyne


7.
I've Been Lonely Too Long
The Rascals
The Rascals: Collections


8.
Christine's Tune
The Flying Burrito Brothers
The Gilded Palace of Sin and Burrito Deluxe


9.
Willin'
Little Feat
The Best of Little Feat


10.
Welfare Bread
King Khan & The Shrines
What Is?!


11.
Stoked
The Beach Boys
Surfin' USA


12.
Pretty Pimpin
Kurt Vile
b'lieve i'm goin down...


13.
Joy In the Morning
The Gaylads
BB Seaton Presents Sunshine Reggae, Vol.1

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SOUNDS LIKE: TIDES

It's been a helluva month, and April closed with the mark of two milestones: I turned a year older, and I hit one year of my current KKDW carnation. Time flies and changes things, and I'm so grateful for everything that's happened over the past 12 months. Here's a little playlist to propel all these vibes into the upcoming year of KKDW, aka me & you, baby.

Listen, reflect, dance fast, dance slow, drink whiskey, drink water. Ok? Enjoy it! And don't make fun of me for choosing that Elvis Presley version over the Waylon Jennings version--I, like maybe at least one other person, love it just the way it is.

 

SOUNDS LIKE: FIREPLACE FOR YOUR HOME

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I love winter: the grayness, the snow, the cold, the process of warming up with rosy cheeks by the fire (with some whiskey). For whatever reason, that's what this mix represents for me. No holiday or seasonal songs, just some good ol' soul, some dreamy tunes, and a few wild cards that make me feel cozy. I've been listening to it nonstop; hope it brings a little bit of warmth into your home over the winter.

1)

Baby's Arms

Kurt Vile

Smoke Ring for My Halo

2)

L'idole des jeunes

Johnny Hallyday

L'idole des jeunes

3)

The Fool

Elvis Presley

Elvis 75: Good Rockin' Tonight

4)

Sweeter Than You

Ricky Nelson

Hello, Mary Lou

5)

Shepherd

Woods

With Light and With Love

6)

Why Don't They Let Us Fall In Love

Veronica

The Phil Spector Collection

7)

The Sun Keeps Shining

The Everly Brothers

Rare Wild Rock 50', Vol. 10

8)

Everybody Needs Somebody to Love

Solomon Burke

The Very Best of Solomon Burke

9)

Love Is All Around

The Troggs

The Best of The Troggs

10)

Hip Hug-Her

Booker T. & The M.G.'s

The Best of Booker T & The MGs

11)

Cedar Glutton

Of Texas by Spencer Dobbs

Anahuac 01

12)

Why Don't You Call My Name

The Mole People

Lost Age

 

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SOUNDS LIKE: LATELY

This playlist has been in pretty regular heavy rotation over here; it's what I've been listening to almost ever night on the porch. The tracks are a bit all over the map, but they're pretty perfect to unwind with a cold beer. Hope y'all enjoy it.

I've also been using Tumblr to chronicle inspiring work of others' as well as some of my own photos or music tracks I like, and other things that I don't put on Instagram. Check it out if ya like motorcycles and plants and mountains and Stevie Nicks. kkdwco.tumblr.com

1)

Not Fade Away

The Rolling Stones

GRRR! (Deluxe Version)


2)

Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You

Bob Dylan

Nashville Skyline


3)

Every Time the Sun Comes Up

Sharon Van Etten

Are We There


4)

Tobacco Road (Re-Recorded)

Nashville Teens

Back to the 60's, Vol. 2 (Re-Recorded Versions)


5)

Catamaran

Allah-Las

Allah-Las


6)

Makin' Believe

Kitty Wells

20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: Best of Kitty Wells


7)

Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound

Hank Williams, Jr.

Hank Williams, Jr.'s Greatest Hits, Vol. 1


8)

Handle With Care

Jenny Lewis

Rabbit Fur Coat (With The Watson Twins)


9)

It's Sure Gonna Hurt

Dolly Parton

Dolly


10)

The Dark End of the Street

James Carr

The Complete Goldwax Singles


11)

Hungry Heart

Bruce Springsteen

The River


12)

Promise, I Won't Laugh

Barna Howard

Barna Howard