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 music. The songs can tell you what the very last part of the twentieth century sounded like.
Aujourd’hui Madame/ Les Hommes Savent Pourquoi/ Des Hommes Modernes/ Best Kept Secret cassette 1996 Italy
Cliff Browne Jr/ Jennifer Laney/ II/—cassette 1998 USA
Squires Of The Subterrain/ Terri’s/ Shell Beach/ Rocket Racket cassette 1989 USA
Timo/ Blind Mask / Character Assassin/ —cassette 1994 UK
Against The Sky/ TAIBHSE/ TAIBHSE/—cassette 1996 USA
Gypsy/ Das Messer/ Viersen/ Rodent cassette 1988 UK
The Bedroom Musician/ Love Fades/ T.B.M./ —cassette 1990 Australia
Man’s Hate/ Behind Bars/ Raiders Of The Stolen Hearts/ Man’s Hate cassette 1987 UK
Autumn/ Blue Fortress/ Wings Are Growing/ —-cassette 1992 Germany
Outlet/ All Licks Must Die/ Ancient Intimacy/—cassette 1983 USA
Gary Kay/ Smiling At Carrots/—/—cassette 1993 UK
Jaws Of The Flying Carpet/ #1/ Hard Boiled/—cassette 1994 Canada
Kathy King/ side B/ Low Tech Nuclear Waste/ Lizard Lips cassette 1989 USA
Phinney-McGee/ Licking The Seagulls Wound Shut/ Usufruct/ audiofile cassette 19898 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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