The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #99198   Message #1975644
Posted By: Jim Lad
21-Feb-07 - 11:14 PM
Thread Name: Let's write a song together!
Subject: RE: Let's write a song together!
Spot The Dog: There's a stretch of highway, (a few hundred miles of it) Highway 16 West which runs west of Prince George, BC out to Terrace and then on to Prince Rupert. The route has been named "The Highway of Tears" in recent years due to the mysterious disappearance of many young women, most of them Aboriginals.
I would be very interested in seeing how some of us would handle this particular topic. From the families' points of view or the girl herself. Alone in the wilderness. Her fate unknown. Wouldn't really touch on what's probably happened to her. The fact that they're Aboriginals is thought by many to be the main reason that these losses could go on for so long, without any kind of intervention by the R.C.M.P.
Now, I know this road very well and would be inclined to stay out of the actual writing but could certainly help out with the geography. (although it probably wouldn't be necessary)
Would that be something we could get our teeth into?
Search.... "Highway of Tears, Highway 16, BC, Canada" and I have no doubt that you'll find something.
When one of you is ready, start a new thread "Highway of Tears" and go about building the song in whichever way you choose. (two lines at a time didn't work)