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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…

Lord Litter’s Radio On Show – Dans La Rue

People working in the street, a new gaspipe, a van parked, doors open, loud techno for everyone. What a relieve to put on my headphones and listen to the new Lord Litter show. Songs in every gradation, introverted, nostalgic, fun, loud, weird and a nice interview over a cup of tea to round it off. You don’t find people working in your street everyday of course, but if you’d like to take a holiday from your daily environment then this show is the place to go.   1. The NoMen…

Lord Litter’s Radio On Show #10 – Berlin im Herbst

An eulogy to boredom, the moments without interferences. The clock gives its marching orders to someone else, in an other part of town. Little does one know about the grains of bliss that rest in lost hours. The couch is a sanctuary.   For a moment things can do without our care, and exist for themselves. No siren calls reach us from the refrigerator. The view from the window shows a dying tree, black birds. There is no-one to be seen behind the windows.   Then someone starts listening. The…

Lord Litters Radio On Show #6 (The Complexities of Berlin)

One day during the blazing heat of a summer day in Berlin, LL went down to the basement to seek for refuge. He ended up making a radio show. Playing some old friends, was like having a beer with them. Sipping from his bottle he looked around and contemplated all those tubes, for electricity, water and gas: big tubes and smaller ones, running across the ceiling or on seat level against the wall, a huge one. They came out of the wall and disappeared into another one. The whole of Berlin was connected….

Lord Litter’s Radio On Show #4 – The James Last Funeral Party

This is what Lord Litter says at the very beginning of his show: “James Last is dead. James Last has never said that he was someone he wasn’t. James Last never betrayed me.” His words put a spell on the rest of the show. The artists appear one by one. And one by one they seem to pay tribute to James Last, as if the music they make is not too far from his. And before you know it you are in the middle of James Last’s Funeral Party. Happy…

Lord Litter’s Radio On Show, #2 – A puzzling portrait of Berlin

  The imbiss doesn’t exist. But it could have existed. It could have closed recently after fifty years of business. It could have existed with its regulars of office workers, students, hookers, junkies, housewives, alcoholics, taxi drivers, expats and run-down artists. It could have been open for 24 hours a day. Just imagine. Then listen to Lord Litter’s new show and you will hear the strange conversations that took place at the counter.But you will hear also a musical impression of a town that awakes, or thumps in the middle…

Don Campau – No Pigeonholes, German Cassette Culture part 1 (1985-1993)

Finally it is there, Don Campau’s audio-lecture on German Cassette Culture. He introduces, plays and informs about the cassettes he received in the last Century. From this mailcontact (mail as in post that arrives on your doormat) friendships started, but also his love for schlager music. Schlager music in California is a very exotic thing to listen to. Those living more close to Germany will be surprised to find oompah-oompah elements in some of the obscure tracks played in this show, the first part of German Cassette Culture. artist/ title/…