Weird coincidence, and some 80s nostalgia

Friday at work, I was discussing David Foster with somebody: specifically his song from the St. Elmo's Fire soundtrack ("Man In Motion").

Mainly, I was bringing up what most Canadians remember the song for: it had little to do with the Brat Pack film, and a lot more to do with the guy who made us remember the courage of Terry Fox (and forget the sleaziness of Steve Fonyo): the real "Man In Motion": Rick Hansen, who rode around the globe in a wheelchair.

That was a good time to be in Alberta: Hansen went through both Edmonton and Calgary, and then the next year the Olympic flame wound its way through our fair province. One of them, I can't remember which, I attended on Mile 461. Don't ask me how I remember that.

The Calgary '88 Olympics were also the subject of a David Foster song: he wrote the theme song for the '88 Olympics, a subject I again mentioned to the girl at work during our conversation yesterday.

Saturday night, out at the bar, guess what happens? That's right, I happen to hear Can't You Feel It, the Olympic theme I had mentioned the night before. I am sure this is the first time I have heard this song in fifteen years, and it comes barely 24 hours after mentioning the song in a conversation at work (using a factoid I hadn't thought about in at least a decade as well). Creeeeepy....

(As for the movie St. Elmo's Fire, I have to admit I never saw it. It's one of the many movies I have the soundtrack to but have never seen: Cocktail being the other example that comes to mind.)

Bonus Calgary '88 Olympics bit: a video on YouTube of Can't You Feel It performed at the Calgary Olympics closing ceremonies: