December 4, 2016

There are various examples of wild horses across this land.

Sable Island, in Nova Scotia is a spit of sand quite far off the southern coast of NS, that is home to five people, a few occasional research teams, a handful of tourists allowed to visit by the government and, of course, numerous feral horses. There aren’t many places like it left in the world. (link to video by Burning Canoe Productions)

Horses are also the subject of a variety of legends and stories on Turtle Island. My favourite is the story of “the white horse” whose spirit still roams the White Horse Plain just west of present day Winnipeg.

Link to a dated “colonial” piece (written in 1958 and you can tell) about the Blancho Diablo of Coteau de Festin (the legend of the White horse plain).

above: MHS image of White horse statue near St. François Xavier, Manitoba.

Well, Chicago is getting its first measurable snow today. And when I think of Chicago, I think of incredible music in all genres. Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot of this group and their strong vocal presence.

Birds of Chicago – Remember Wild Horses – Eddie Owen Presents

Recorded at the Red Clay Music Foundry, Duluth…Georgia  2015


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