Playing tracks by
Loudon Wainwright, Bonnie Raitt, Heron, Jerry Garcia, Tom Petty and more.
Welcome to the fourth installment of an irregular series in which I highlight some of my favorite voices online and beyond. Thus far we’ve featured sets by Raven Sings The Blues, Ponytone and, most recently, L.A.’s Turquoise Wisdom. Today we head back east, to Brooklyn, to catch up with Cold Splinters’ Jeff Thrope. Cold Splinters, as all the best blogs do, excels in creating an entire world within its digital framework. Aesthetically it resides somewhere between 1974 and 2010. Riffing on everything from discontinued climbing gear and forgotten trail heads, to Keith and Donna Jean Godchaux, CS is a daily read. Consider Cold Splinters, the mixtape, its aural counterpart.
Thrope is my guest this Friday during the second hour of my SIRIUS XMU show. Grab this mix, bookmark his site and if you’re in Brooklyn, do check our his new recording/performing project Ocotillo.