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#381 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 13 March 2018 - 09:06 AM

As the City struggles to complete the project, I sure can't see any great interest in the fact that Foster's name is attached to it.


Foster is a relative unknown, internationally.  Outside of music industry insiders.


Here's a list of famous music producers, in descending order from most Grammy nominations to fewest.  I'll bold the ones I'm familiar with.  Apart from ones that are known also as performers, there is not much name recognition here.


Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis
David Foster
Quincy Jones
Rob Cavallo
Nigel Godrich
Danger Mouse
Rick Rubin
Greg Kurstin
Walter Afanasieff
T-Bone Burnett
Dr. Dre
Arif Mardin
Brendan O'Brien
Hugh Padgham
L.A. Reid
Narada Michael Walden
Peter Asher
Glen Ballard
Jeff Bhasker
James Anthony Carmichael
Phil Collins
Neil Dorfsman
Paul Epworth
Brian Eno
Don Gehman
Michael Jackson
Daniel Lanois
Dr. Luke
Phil Ramone
Lionel Richie
Matt Serletic
Paul Simon
The Neptunes
Keith Thomas
Stevie Wonder

Edited by VicHockeyFan, 13 March 2018 - 09:11 AM.

#382 Jacques Cadé

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Posted 13 March 2018 - 12:29 PM

May 2012 CTV news item about the Foster foundation's 25th anniversary, and how David Foster Way got its name (yes, it's thanks to Michael Bublé): https://www.youtube....h?v=1bUrNLeHx8A


May 2013 TC item about Foster donating $50,000 to the harbour pathway: http://www.timescolo...or-him-1.145719

#383 Cassidy

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Posted 13 March 2018 - 02:47 PM

I wonder where those magical giant piano keys are on ships point, and even more so I wonder where the heck is that big arts centre on the Inner Harbour that both Foster and Fortin were talking about?

Funny how big news stories of the day, when looked back on in 2018, appear somewhat lacking in actual results compared to what was touted back in 2012.


To be fair though, there are a small group of local folks who have been associated with Foster for a very long time, and those folks keep his name alive in Victoria (largely through his foundation - which is run from here in town) such that it's understandable that a high profile path might be named after him ... largely for his foundations good deeds.

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#384 Hotel Mike

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Posted 14 March 2018 - 08:58 AM

Right. $50k. Thanks Jacque. Looking back at that video, I don't think Foster is still with that wife. I haven't heard about any advocacy from him to finish the walkway or build a performing arts centre. I have a feeling that with the sale of his Shoal Point condo, and no longer having a mom here, that his interest in his home town is waning.

Don't be so sure.:cool:

#385 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 14 March 2018 - 09:55 AM

His first wife still lives here.  But he's nearly 70, so I'm not sure how our city fits into his plans.


Foster has been married four times and has five biological daughters and seven grandchildren




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Posted 14 March 2018 - 08:40 PM

I would honestly prefer the "Walmart Harbour Walkway".

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