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Ask The Stars What They Say About Us

MP3: Medicine Head – How Does It Feel

MP3: Paul McCartney – Big Barn Bed

June 30, 2008 | Uncategorized | Continue Reading | Comments { 0 }

Horse Girls Of The World

This weekend, while smelling mounds of lavender and staring at the Atlantic Ocean on the Northeast tip of Long Island, we got to talking about horseback riding and the secret life of a horse obsessed teenager. The life of a “horse girl” is full of horse books, horse camps, horse movies, and competition, but it mainly consists of constant horse daydreaming and overt attempts at making horses part of everything you do on a day to day basis.

Well, horse girls of the world, your time has come. I’m SURE you’ve already done this and you’re looking at me like I’m 100 years too late, but try it anyway. Turn off your Black Stallion DVD for just one minute and head on up to New York’s Museum Of Natural History to check out the Horses exhibit and find out how nature’s most majestic creatures shaped our world.

MP3: Belle and Sebastian – Judy And The Dream Of Horses (From LADRI)

June 30, 2008 | Uncategorized | Continue Reading | Comments { 3 }

Fern Hill

Now as I was young and easy under the apple boughs
About the lilting house and happy as the grass was green,
The night above the dingle starry,
Time let me hail and climb
Golden in the heydays of his eyes,
And honoured among wagons I was prince of the apple towns
And once below a time I lordly had the trees and leaves
Trail with daisies and barley
Down the rivers of the windfall light.

And as I was green and carefree, famous among the barns
About the happy yard and singing as the farm was home,
In the sun that is young once only,
Time let me play and be
Golden in the mercy of his means,
And green and golden I was huntsman and herdsman, the calves
Sang to my horn, the foxes on the hills barked clear and cold,
And the sabbath rang slowly
In the pebbles of the holy streams.

Here for the rest of “Fern Hill” by Dylan Thomas

Here for “Summer Abroad” by the stunning Edward Bostitch.

June 23, 2008 | Quotes/Poetry, Uncategorized | Continue Reading | Comments { 0 }

You Ought To See My Blue Eyed Sally

Does someone have one of these so we can go to this? Thanks ever so much.

Youtube: Good Lord, Good Lord

Thank you for letting us steal your style.

June 12, 2008 | Uncategorized | Continue Reading | Comments { 1 }

Mars Sunset

Mars sunset via Andrew Sullivan via NASA.

Have a great weekend, okay?

MP3: Lightning Strike Lightning – The Moon

MP3: Lightning Strike Lightning – No You Won’t

June 6, 2008 | Uncategorized | Continue Reading | Comments { 1 }

Quotantee

This is probably boring for all (5) of you to read, but it’s real important to us, so we have to do it. It might be a little late to throw thanks and praise, but that guy above is responsible for making Cold Splinters happen and we love him for it. Thank you Tim “Quotantee” Fitzgerald.

MP3: Elton John – Ballad Of A Well Known Gun

MP3: Elton John – Country Comfort

June 5, 2008 | Uncategorized | Continue Reading | Comments { 1 }

a dreamer of pictures

Now we’re big on nostalgia around here, and upon hearing a couple of weeks back that a hundred and eight year old company called Lionel Trains emerged from bankruptcy, we couldn’t help but feel okay, because really, there ain’t no memory like the memory of the first time you took control of a Santa Fe Super Chief on a basement train set.

It also makes you feel okay to hear that Lionel Trains owners will remain with the company, because really, there ain’t no better name in model trains these days than Neil Young. And there ain’t no better story in model trains than the one about Neil’s bond with his handicapped son:

Neil Young’s Incredible Lionel Empire: 1993 article from Classic Toy Trains. “He accepted the challenges presented by Ben’s condition and responded by developing a completely new method of toy train control, giving his son the chance to experience the joys of toy train operation”

Take a Ride on Neil Young’s Trains: A 1997 story published not long after Neil purchased a 20% stake in Lionel.

Model Train Journal message board with text of May 5, 2008 Wall Street Journal story regarding the future of Lionel Trains.

Here’s hoping that many more fathers and sons find memories down the tracks of a Lionel.

MP3: Neil Young – I am a Child [Live at Massey Hall 1971]
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May 20, 2008 | Uncategorized | Continue Reading | Comments { 0 }

Born To Be Nervous

Born To Be Nervous is a cosmic journey from our brother, Daniel. He’s our raison d’être.

May 16, 2008 | Uncategorized | Continue Reading | Comments { 1 }

a step forward

California Peace
On a big day in California.

Dirty Projectors – Rise Above [MP3]

May 15, 2008 | Uncategorized | Continue Reading | Comments { 1 }

The Safeway Supermarket In The Rain


Welcome to Cold Splinters. It’s crazy nice to meet you. This is going to be the one that makes the history books. Sorry. A certain silver fox on the television is calling to us right now. See you soon. Sweet Dreams.

May 14, 2008 | Uncategorized | Continue Reading | Comments { 5 }