Friday, December 27, 2019

DON CAMPAU - "No Pigeonholes #104" (1987)

 After 40 years, Don Campau has decided to stop doing his "No Piegonholes" radio show!
 Just like Tom Frost was the guy who influenced me to write blogs, Don Campau was a major inspiration to me back in the 80's in the whole scene of networking and tape trading!
I was going to list all the artists on this tape, but as you can see, Don already hand wrote all their names on the inner sleeve, and saved me the trouble.
Oddly enough, the song I chose to play was number 3 on the first side, and from what Don has written, I'm assuming it's by Tib Van Dyke, but when Don reads back the credits of who did what, he skips Tib, and goes straight from Jeff Van Auken to Hermanos Guzanos.
SO.....I tried to look up Tib Van Dyke, and found a 45 on Discogs from 1987 described as funk or soul, so maybe this song is either "Melanie" or more likely, "Can You  Move?" but maybe not.
I could be completely wrong, but either way, it's some cool and smooth jazz, so here's

This particular radio show, number 104 aired in 1987.
Just in case you're curious how big this tape scene really was, I'll just say, I personally only had  contact with two or three of the artist's on this tape.

Back in the 80's, I was working 50 hours a week, driving to work 9 hours a week, had a family, and was trying to have fun making music at the same time. 
Compared to how busy Don Campau was, I was just a chump!
For instance, there were 30 artists on this edition of "No Pigeonholes," and Don would not only put the radio show together, he would send copies in the mail on cassette to each artist involved.
Not only does that take a lot of time, it was also a considerable expense for blank tapes and postage, and he was busy making his own music at the same time.
Another song from this show that I liked was....
SUBLIME WEDGE - "Sublimation"

Thanks to some research by our crack team (Lord Litter), I found out more information about Sublime Wedge!

 Sublime Wedge was one of the earlier projects of  the very talented "Toy Pop" musician Frank Pahl who played Keyboards and Guitar on "Sublimation. Over the years Frank has collaborated with Eugene Chadbourne, and others to create music, and more music! You can read all about it on his website called "Frank Pahl," and while you're there, buy some of his stuff!

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