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Lord Litter’s Radio On Show – Don Campau special, part1

Don’s own words about the beginning of his career:”at the time I lived near this old road in San Jose where the train ran parallel. The train sounded a lot like the autochord sound on Greg’s Yamaha keyboard. There was magic in this simplicity and the fact that anything seemed possible.” The first part of LL’s special on Don Campau offers everything that a lover of Americana can wish for. It becomes a road movie, not showing you the geographical landscape, but various aspects of a cutural landscape as it…

Lord Litter’s Radio On Show – The dark days are almost Gone

An introspective show by LL, this one, maybe inspired by a couple of long and calm songs. It adds an almost lost feeling of silent boredom. This is not a dismissive observation. In the twentieth century, during the days before the second coming of the internet, boredom added to the feeling of being rooted in a time. It gave way to a sense of nothingness, of a very sweet nothingness. And it had nothing to do with the loudmouthed nihilism we experience today. COUNTERCULTURE 2016……… 1. Trio Beau Soir –…

Lord Litter’s Radio On Show #17 – the good air of winter, almost gone.

Winter has gone, some of its last breaths of fresh air blow around street corners and buildings. LL greets the coming of springtime with waves of folkland music from various places of the world, and gives some gastronomic advices along the way. Listen to an hour of real organic home-grown music. Says LL …..ART and WIT and HUMOUR… ..back and forth in time.. …….and good FOOD! 1. Horst Jankowski – Donkey Serenade – LP – Traumklang und Rhytmus mit Horst Jankowski – 2. Ken Montgomery / Conrad Schnitzler – second…

Lord Litter’s Radio On Show #16 – Magazine

in which you hear… “… the testament of a Folk hero .. a singer for lesbian rights .. .. what happened in the Asylum … … James Last .. AND … Hal McGee..” LL introduces, explains and plays songs by singers loved by the margins, well, except for James Last. After James’s funeral rare gems appeared. LL plays one of them, a surprisingly bondesque tune, that’ll bring good mood to any kitchen. And there’s a stunning Ziggy Stardust interpretation that will make you fly. The show elegantly sways between folk…

Don Campau presents a Ken Clinger Special

Don Campau’s No pigeonholes shows for Radio On evolve around musicians and artists, who produce their work at home. Many of the works presented stem from the heydays of a movement that is known as the cassette culture. People befriended eachother through the post, and lots of packets with cassette tapes in it crossed the ocean or lay in the back of a post truck to be delivered to remote places, but also to the capitals of the world. Don has set up an archive, in which you can find…

Lord Litter’s Radio On Show – The Don Campau Special, the unsung underground legend

I had to listen twice to the show before I could understand a bit of what I had just heard. On the surface it is an hour of radio dedicated to Don Campau. Don is one of the pivotal characters of the cassette culture era which had its peak in the 1980s. It is also around that time that he started to use the tapes that were sent to him as the exclusive material for his radio shows. But Don Campau is a musician as well. LL thought, and rightfully…

Don Campau – No Pigeonholes, Songs from the Archive #3 (1985-1997)

In a recent article in the Collectors Weekly, called Cassette Revolution the world wide movement of home producers and cassette exchangers is given a lot of attention. Don Campau is mentioned. His memories are cited. The monthly show he produces for Radio On is a growing document of that era. Listen to the prehistory of present day weirdness and recognize some of your favourites. artist/title/ album/ label-source King Of Filk/ Zero Gravity Environment/ King Of Ilk/—cassette 1993 USA Gypznik/ Beyond Skin/ Berlin Cassette/ JarMusic cassette 1988 Germany Ordinary Boys/ Down…

Don Campau – No Pigeonholes, Focus on Sound of Pig label – part 1

Quote 1 The preeminent cassette label of the heyday of cassette culture was Sound Of Pig run by Al Margolis in New York. His label distributed hundreds of tapes in many styles with an emphasis on experimental and unusual sounds. Quote 2 With over 200 titles offered through the Sound of Pig Cassette Mail Order Catalogue, Al Margolis has certainly earned his title as “Cassette Godfather” Quote 3 “Cassettes, cassettes, cassettes — What do they mean? These days, everything! Who would have thought when I started getting involved with them…

Don Campau- No Pigeonholes episode 11, focus on Audiofile Tapes, part 2

If you are not a fan of Don Campau’s loose, but encyclopedical approach to the hometape movement that shook the earth in the 1980s, well, then you must be a fan of some other shows we have here on Radio On. We love you all the same, you and your ears. The new show by Don is a fine addition to the growing amount of information on cassette culture. He informs about the releases, the persons involved, what they did then and what they do now, and play the musics…