Though I’m not the biggest fan of grand dispalys of patriotism or nationalism, I am, generally, a fan of the Olympics. Sure, there’s lots wrong with them, but I see a lot of value in shared cultural experiences, and the Olympics certainly qualify. One of the first Games that I really remember was Calgary ’88. So, in honour of the opening of the Games, here’s David Fosters’s Winter Games theme song from 1988:
pshaw! neal peart could of wroted a better theme song in his sleep. david foster is a dooche. everyone knows the only reason he got to do the olympic theme was because he promised that anti-amurican socialist mulroney that he would help unleash celine dion on an unsuspecting ‘murican public in the Operation Bleeding Ears conspiracy.
I believe this is the first, and will probably be the only, time I have ever heard Mulroney referred to as a socialist.
A+ parody, though.
Bach for Aliens
The Canadian pianist Glenn Gould’s performance of the Bach Prelude and Fugue in C major are now well beyond our solar system. Between Glenn Gould and Robertson Davies, I’m not sure who’s my favourite Canadian.
I assumed I was your favourite Canadian, Blaise.
Caught up with a few of my colleagues from Canada and met a few new Canadian cohorts this week. Interesting people, that’s for sure. The best part about participating in an international conference is the people.
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