Just added to the Songs Of Rossland project … Against The Storm … In 2010 on the occasion of Alfie Albo’s birthday, Seth Martin and I played a concert. Alfie had been gone for 3 years, I had been working on the Olympic ski jump project in the Callaghan, as well is on the luge/bobsled project at Blackcomb. For two years I saw firsthand all the money that was being wasted and hidden from the public on the 2010 Olympic projects, while at the same time they were gutting our healthcare. This song is my last thoughts on what I would have said to Alfie if I could have.
Recently added … WolfSong … a memorable night on Record Ridge skiing the Field Of Dreams under a full moon … also Ghost Cat Of Plewman Basin … In 1947 Chick Jones & Jim Douglas were cutting trees on the top of Red Mt for the first ski run, when a Mitchel Bomber crashed in Plewman Basin, killing everyone aboard. You can hear Jim Douglas tell the story of that day on the Rossland Talking Tour page. The Ghost Cat in the song was a big white cat I saw a few times in winters years ago in Plewman Basin. It looked like it was about 150 lbs, so too big for a lynx but had no tail. It also had a smaller head relative to it’s body size than a lynx, more like a cougar, and definitely cougar sized. I remember sitting with Audrey and Richie Mann at their place one time … Audrey had seen the cat as well, and Richie figured it was likely he was a cougar who had lost his tail. I originally wrote and recorded the song in 2001 in 4/4 time. I think now it feels more like a 3/4 time song so I’ve reworked it.
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