Friday 22 January 2010

CCPS Miscellany: Lost and Profound - National Hotel (1989)

Lost and Profound

Lost and Profound-2

We're getting pretty darned excited about tomorrow night's festivities, so we're going to take a bit of a detour to Toronto for tonight. There's an interesting trend of Calgarians moving to Toronto, sometimes returning, sometimes not. We're puzzled as to why anyone would go there in the first place, but then we rarely leave the city limits.

Lost and Profound was Allen Baekeland, Terry Tompkins and Lisa Boudreau. They met in Calgary and then relocated to Toronto and, in the early 90's, released a couple of records on a major-ish Canadian label. We're interested in this tape for a few reasons. First, Baekeland is a significant player in the history of our favourite radio station. Second, he and Tompkins also played in the Now Feeling (with another of our favourites, Joe McCaffery) - and this tape includes a Now Feeling tune. Finally, this tape - though recorded in Toronto - features a Calgary landmark (which narrowly avoided being turned into crappy condos). Oh, and fourth, now that he's back in Calgary, Baekeland plays in the always entertaining Rembetika Hipsters, who will be on the bill tomorrow night.

We'll see you there.

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