Don Campau presents musics from cassettes. These tapes are stored in his garage. There are thousands. Tapes started to arrive in the post eons ago and keep on arriving up to the present day. Don knows a lot of the artists in person or through a long and extensive mail exchange (mail as in letters with a stamp on it that got delivered by the postman).
That’s how every song comes with a story. And that’s also how the No Pigeonholes program developes itself as an encyclopedia of home-produced sounds and songs, most of them you’ve probably never heard of.
Here’s the playlist.
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
Please check the Schedule for broadcast hours/days.
Get the Radio On App
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.
How to submit your music