The new show by Don Campau, No Pigeonholes, holds another fine selection of sounds and songs produced at home, and mostly distributed to a selected few by means of the audio cassette.
Imagine to walk into a loud bar somewhere in the USA. It is not guaranteed, but in that same town, at an earlier hour a garage sale might have been held. And also this time the man, or woman who set it up, touched the box with the old cassettes of dear friends, memories of a youth full of rushes, only to caress it shortly and leave it on the shelf.
Old tapes might turn warbly, but they never die.
Here’s the Playlist, pick your favourite
Kevyn Dymond/ Three Idiots 1/ Civilized Man/ Guaranteed Cleveland cassette 1984 USA
Dino DiMuro/ They Burned Up The Evidence/ I Have A Purpose/ Lonely Whistle cassette 1988 USA
Bored Young Men/ Cheese Head She Said/ With Slime On Their Hands/ Bovine cassette 1986? USA
Chris Mezzolesta/ Experiments In Folgers/ 12/GGE cassette 1986 USA
Keith Ullrich/I’m Not The One / The Story So Far/—cassette 1985 USA
Dan Fioretti/ Dancing In The Dark/ No Reason To Worry/ Planet Kitti CD 1990? USA
The Silly Pillows/ Nothing I Said/ Lazy Silences/ Pillow Image cassette 1988 USA
Anatol Sucher/ Too Many Words/ Green Is The Color/ —cassette 1992 USA
John January/ My Bad Self, My Usual Self/ The Unfinished World/ —cassette 1989 USA
Larry Ruhl/ The Night Thing /—/—cassette 1989
Tim Chaplin/ This One / Daisy Chain Fridays/ Bleeding Gold cassette 2012 USA
Pessary/ Ground Zero Celebration/ Ground Zero Celebration/ Pseudocarp cassette 2006 USA
Expo ’70/ Meetings Of The Lunar Eclipse/ Corridors To Infinity/ Sonic Meditations cassette 2010? USA
Luciernaga/ A Blue Light/ To The Centre Of The City In The Night/ Fabrica cassette 2015 USA
Jeff Chenault/ Monocular Stereo/ Sonic Rebirth/ Kassette Kult cassette 2015 USA
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The No Pigeonholes radio show is a result of Don’s direct involvement with the cassette culture, the vast network of home-produced cassette exchangers that anticipated the internet, its social networks and the whole shabam of netlabels and free downloadable musicians. An attempt to archive the movement is in his Living Archive of Underground Music.
Stations that broadcast No Pigeonholes:
KKUP Edition> 2nd and 4th Sundays 3-5 PM, on KKUP, 91.5FM if you are around.
European Edition> broadcast twice monthly by Radio Marabu throughout continental Europe ( and archived for the internet).
KWTF Edition> Streaming at KWTF> community radio for Sonoma County California.
No Pigeonholes EXP> broadcast and streamed live on KOWS-FM ( 1st, 3rd, 5th Thursdays 6-8 PM Pacific Time. KOWS> all experimental music.
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