Category Archives: Don Campau

Don Campau’s No Pigeonholes – Wise Men and New Ways of Licking Seagulls

Every show by Don Campau is like a showcase. He has a vast archive of audio cassettes that arrived to him by post. Don has been a Radio DJ for almost forty years now, spinning records and playing tapes from a great variety of home-producing independent artists. One great feature of every No Pigeonholes show is the short information Don can provide. He tells little stories about the tapes and the artists. His shows thus document the cassette culture movement in a detailed way. This show is full of happy…

Don Campau presents a Lord Litter Special

Two of our program makers Don Campau in Santa Rosa, California and Lord Litter in Wilmersdorf, Berlin are long time friends. They got in touch when parcels with audio cassettes were crossing the ocean by the thousands. Some of those parcels had their tapes in it. Read about the movement from which originated the cassette culture in Don’s ongrowing Archive. He writes about Lord Litter in this article Lord Litter ( aka Jorg Dittmar) was (and is) simply one of the most valuable and essential members of the underground music…

Don Campau – No Pigeonholes from Voodoo Man to Sterile Women

As boxes full of tapes from Don’s archive continue to be shipped to Zeppelin City in the very south of Germany, he bumps into ever more rare works. In this show he presents an ecclectic mix of music and non-music that was released on tape, of which single cassettes were sent all over the globe. If you want to have an idea of how many labels produce tapes nowadays then check this blog, scroll down to the bottom and mind that not all tape labels are listed here. The collection of…

Don Campau – Hidden Tapes, Two sides of the same Spool.

In the wake of tape and magnetic witnesses the great ape and miss america finally date, dance and donate Deathsquad/ Let Them Eat Crap/ Vague Memory and Assassination/ cassette UK 2001 Grasp/ You’re So Young/ Espurios/ cassette UK 1996 Moonpump/ The ZRevolution Will Be televised / Patent Pending/ cassette UK 1996 Marjorie/ Rien Ou Moi/ Rien Ou Moi/  cassette 1995? France Fetishes/ Reduced/ Herbicides Or Pesticides/ cassette Australia 1995 The Fuds/ Abduldaulbul/ The Fuds/ cassette Hong Kong 1995 John Bartles/ Used To Be A Preacher/ Fire Engine 201/ cassette Norway 1991…

Don Campau – A rare 7′ vinyl special

Don Campau normally presents songs from tapes that were send to him over the last thirty years. His ongoing shows here on Radio On have become a sonic encyclopedia of the individuals, that in the 1980s and 1990s have used the audio cassette as a medium for exchanging their musical experiments. The cassette culture was a very individual, a-commercial movement that mainly existed as a postal phenomena. Since Don is a radio dj for a very long time now, bands and artists also sent him their vinyls. While re-organising his…

Don Campau – A Whirlwind of Tapes – No Pigeonholes

Don Campau showcases songs from his vast collection of tapes that arrived to him by post. Highlighting the era of the cassette culture, he plays tracks from tapes released in the 80s and 90s of last century. Have a special ear for Paul & Laura or Palo Alto or Areknuteknyterne or Reportaz or Horsefall. You might want to hear more. The Playlist is just an indication of the variety of genre’s and styles that Don brings together in this show Vortice Cremisi/ Today/ Vortice Cremisi/ Vacation House cassette 1994 Italy…

Don Campau – A Box full of Tapes

The collection of cassettes that arrived in Don’s postbox is slowly reducing. Every month he sends a big parcel to the museum for cassette culture that in some near future will rise in Zeppelin City in Bavaria, close to the homeland of the von Trapp Family. Don compiled this show completely at random, picking tapes from a huge box next to his chair. Playlist Ken Selcer/ Passing Through/ Water From The Moon/ —cassette 1987 USA ( MA) DZ Lectric/ Disco / Russo-American Songs/ SOP cassette ( USA label ) 1982…

Don Campau’s No Pigeonholes with a special on L’Edarps A Moth

What sounds like an obscure hometaping artist, who produced tapes in the years 1984-1995 – tapes that were send all over the globe to fellow hometapers, is in the years 2016 a respected book producer who received multiple awards for his book designs. Don made a selection from his songs and sound works. Expect experimentations and melodies, and someone singing in German, and of course a lot of couleur locale from 80s and 90s Germany. Best to be listened to wearing mintgreen sunglasses. In case you wonder about the name,…

Don Campau presents No Pigeonholes – Trip to the past

A new Show by Don Campau from Santa Rosa in California. You will hear updates on the initiative to set up a museum for cassette culture in Friedrichshafen – Zeppelin City – in the south of Germany. Don has made a selection of the songs that appear on cassettes that will be shipped to Europe. As usual all the songs and sounds you hear, from loud American bar rock to the more unusual experiments, are made at home somewhere in the last part of the twentieth century. Meet those memories…