TESC's first Library head honcho was the late, great Jim Holly. Among his many innovative ideas was the concept to create a collection that would be media-integrated. If you browsed the shelves for say, H.L. Mencken, you would not only find monographs but also sound cassettes of interviews with him. If you wanted to read about bridge engineering, you might find a portable video tape loop of Galloping Gertie (to be played on machine that is now extinct, I'm sure) next to some dry engineering tome. The collection reflected the dynamic and creative experimental curriculum. No other library of equal size was as fun to peruse as Evergroove's.
One area of the library that caught the interest of a certain student composer was the music section. He discovered the sound cassettes had extra room at the end of the tapes. So he recorded his own work on them. Or, he recorded some commentary. Then he returned it to the shelves. I sometimes wonder how many of these little sound bombs he bequeathed are still in the collection.
This same individual like to don a tinfoil mask and walk around in his alter-ego of "Nom Binto." Also, I was present when he tied himself up, donned a knit hat, declared himself the "Easter Pimp," and then hopped around like a bunny until he broke through a window. He also enjoyed shaving off his eyebrows.
What happened to this person? He enlisted in the military and served a stint as one of the guys with his finger on the button in a nuclear missile silo in the Midwest. During the Reagan years, no less. As one who grew up and came of age in the Cold War era, I consider it a miracle we are still here.
Anyway, today this artist/soldier is a highly regarded composer. I have a couple of his CDs and they are really creative, original, and a joy to play. This guy is really good. If you want to find out more about the thoughts of Nom Binto, I would suggest playing Russian roulette with the older sound cassettes in the TESC Library collection and continue playing after the commercial recording is finished.