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Don Campau – Between a Cold Blacksmith and an Intangible Cat

After a series of time travels Don Campau takes a break. His garage empty now, since he shipped all his old cassettes to Zeppelin City, he finds out that new cassettes kept on arriving in the post. Here are some of them, together with the stories that put the artists in a historical perspective. This selection of tapes could easily be the promotion soundtrack for a great festival dedicated to cassette culture. As for now you can visit, or become a member of this on-line society. Enjoy! Tracklist Gen Ken…

Rinus Van Alebeek – Letter from Linz, Interview with Wolfgang Dorninger on cassette culture node.linz

Wolfgang Dorninger, resident of Linz, teacher, musician, sound designer, veteran of the cassette culture days sets up an exhibition that he never had thought of in his life. I (=Rinus Van Alebeek) spent some days at the exhibition. I give a short description and then talk with Wolfgang. I starts of with a visit of the firemen to his home and ends with words of hope. In between we talk about the past, the experiences, the stories of friendship and touring the USA. We talk about the present, the identity,…

Don Campau – Back to 1995

Don Campau plays homemade music and sounds in his radio shows. He received loads of cassette releases ever since the 1980s. They filled his garage. Last year Don started to send his tapes to Zeppelin City in the very south of Germany. Packets with hundreds of cassettes travelled from one side of the ocean to the other side. They became part of a work of Teutonic dimensions. Don’s shows for Radio On were made with the tapes that he received in the post. Now that these tapes have gone, he…

Don Campau – Back to 1994

Don Campau plays homemade music and sounds in his radio shows. He received loads of cassette releases ever since the 1980s. They filled his garage. Last year Don started to send his tapes to Zeppelin City in the very south of Germany. Packets with hundreds of cassettes travelled from one side of the ocean to the other side. They became part of a work of Teutonic dimensions. Don’s shows for Radio On were made with the tapes that he received in the post. Now that these tapes have gone, he…

Don Campau – Back to 1993

Don Campau plays tapes in his radio shows. Artists and bands sent him tapes. He received loads of tapes. They filled his garage. Last year Don started to send his tapes to Zeppelin City in the very south of Germany. Packets with hundreds of tapes travelled from one side of the ocean to the other side. Those tapes became part of a work of teutonic dimensions. Don’s shows for Radio On were made with those tapes. Now that these tapes have gone, he presents a new series. Don Campau offers…

Don Campau – Back to 1992

Now that Don Campau has sent all his tapes to Zeppelin City, where, one day, they might become a part of a giant exhibition, Don travels to his past radio days. The second time travel show was recorded on tape and offers an insight in a day in the life of a community radio somewhere in the woods of California. The show opens with Don’s mini pop-opera Helter Skelter, with fake or real excerpts of Charles Manson’s diary. All the rest is history, living history to be precise. playlist (Rebroadcast…

Lord Litter’s Radio On Show – Welcome to the Lord Litter Café

Where-in Lord Litter virtually reconstructs a bar in Berlin. It’s a place where people talk more and smoke less. There is no wi-fi signal, and the clients are encouraged to leave the smart phones and tablets at home. Old friends talk about old times, and when the new times press their noses against the window, also the spleen of today gets discussed over a glass of beer. The music that sounds over the thirty year old loudspeakers is produced in a garage or in a small home studio. No majors…

Don Campau – Back in 1991 (Rebroadcast from 8 December 1991 on KKUP-FM)

Don Campau has been with us for a number of years. Each month he presented a show with a choice of his collection of cassettes. Those tapes were brought by the postman. Thousands of tapes were delivered. Read about the network of hometapers in Don’s living archive. Don has been a radio DJ ever since the 1970s. His shows were broadcasted by various radio stations in California. And he still continues to do live radio shows for various stations. The last year Don Campau started to send the tapes from…

Don Campau’s No Pigeonholes – Cassette culture 1986-1997

Don Campau presents a show every month. In each show he plays tracks from cassettes that he received with the post. Thousands of cassettes found their way to his tape player. Relations were built with home-tapers around the world. In an attempt to document last century’s cassette culture Don has set up an archive, to which new features are added regularly. Don received cassettes from a great variety of musicians. Every genre was welcome, as long as music and tape were produced at home. The present show mirrors perfectly the…