2010 Winter Olympic theme song another gold for sound engineer and TMA friend, Stephen Heidinga

The 2010 Vancouver Olympics are still a few weeks off, but Canadian recording engineer and long-time TMA buddy (though I prefer to call him ‘mate’), Stephen Heidinga is already pushing for gold. Musician Stephan Moccio’sI Believe‘, is sung by Nikki Yanofsky and has exploded all over the CTV and Canada’s largest news organisations. But TouchMyApp’s centrefold is Stephen Heidinga, the talented and kind long-time friend of TouchMyApps’ founders.

Humbly surprised, the 190cm giant says: “I could never have expected this. The craziest part is that I’m JUST 2 years out of school and I’ve been a part of two gold records and now the Olympic theme song.”

The two gold records now under his belt are:

Annie Villeneuve - Annie Villeneuve Annie Villeneuve – Annie Villeneuve, 9.99$

The Canadian Tenors - The Perfect Gift The Canadian Tenors – The Perfect Gift, 10.99$

Congrats Stephen and Go Canada! Of course, for you Olympic sporting buffs, a post like this isn’t complete without an app: Winter Olympics – Vancouver 2010. CXI Gaming’s app is an up-to-date news app which is 100% made in Canada.

Winter Olympics - Vancouver 2010 CXI Gaming, Winter Olympics – Vancouver 2010 – $1.99

You can follow Stephen’s work on Twitter @svenheidinga or his webpage: POPULARWAR.

  • Sylvia J J

    The Olympic theme song, “I Believe” is beautifully sung and orchestrated.

    However,it’s unfortunate that the writers of the song didn’t check their grammar before they released it.

    The most memorable line in the song should say, “I believe in the power of you and ME.”
    Many people today, particularly the younger generations, don’t seem to know how to use pronouns. “I” is a subject pronoun, and “me” is an object pronoun. Perhaps you are thinking, “Bad grammar in a song doesn’t bother I.” It certainly irritates me, especially when the song is representing Canada and is being heard around the world!

    I believe you and I need the power to improve our educational system. After all, it’s up to you and me.

  • Well, you can’t win ’em all! It is a beautiful song and the world, whose respective grammar systems are also being gutted, is probably not so hung up on errors. As long as it sounds good – it is good.

  • Wandering Penguin

    As long as it sounds good it is good? What a horrible way to live your life. Do you also think that whatever feels good IS good as well? And please don’t presume to speak for the world’s “grammar systems” (whatever that means). North America is leading the way in language abuse.

  • Wow – exciting reply. I have lived in no fewer than 5 countries and speak several languages and can tell you that North America is no worse than other countries. We do suck, but so does the vast majority out there. And grammar really is changing. If I chose to use English grammar as opposed to Canadian grammar, it would still be okay, or perhaps I constructed my sentences in pithy bursts, it would still be okay.

    And I do feel that if the song sounds okay, it is okay. I’ve heard very few songs which hug all grammar rules tightly and hope to not – it would be too dry. I agree that we have problems, but I wouldn’t pin them up on a song – an Olympic song.

  • Matt Farthing

    I work as a professional guitarist. I sing the lyrics of Santana’s “Into the Night” incorrectly every time:

    We were spinning in circles with the moon in our eyes,
    No room to move between you and me (not I).

    And Copperhead Road:
    Well, he (not him) and my uncle tore that engine down

    I’m with you, Sylvia. Just one day I want someone to ask me why I change the lyrics, especially those that don’t rhyme.

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