The Show: Remember I was your hippo, I’d wear your heart like a Zippo

First up, let us acknowledge that the misheard lyric meme is tired, dated and had burnt itself out way before memes even existed.

Having said that, we did have cause to stop and stare in wonder at our speakers the other week when we listened to the opening verse of The Weeknd’s “Less Than Zero”. The accompanying  lyric video confirmed that we had misunderstood the words and that the couplet in question wasn’t actually hippo & Zippo but hero & symbol.

Far be it from us to advise Mr. Tesfaye on song writing, but we just can’t help but feel that our take is slightly better.  After all, it does actually rhyme. Plus, no matter what anybody tells us, we still hear a song about semiaquatic mammals and lighters.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 22 January 2022

Notebooks out completists, here’s the playlist in full…

  • MAHAVISHNU ORCHESTRA – Planetary Citizen
  • THE WEEKND – Gasoline
  • TAPE HISS – La Tirimbina
  • ERIS DREW – Time To Move Close
  • HOLODRUM – Free Advice
  • PRINCE JAZZBO – Replay Version
  • LONE – ROYGBIV
  • ROBERT GLASPER – Black Superhero
  • ARAB STRAP – Aphelion
  • TONY GALLARDO – Bruja
  • GUERILLA TOSS – Cannibal Capital
  • BLACK SHEEP – Flavor Of The Month
  • ANITA LANE – Do That Thing
  • RÖYKSOPP – The Ladder
  • CATE LE BON – Remembering Me
  • EARMAKE – Space Disco
  • CASSETTEBOY – Rage Against The Party Machine
  • EARL SWEATSHIRT – Titanic
  • ROLO TOMASSI – Closer
  • DOMINIQUE LAWALREE – Le Maison Des 5 Elements (First Meeting)
  • HAZEY – Packs and Potions
  • LEATHER RATS – Fuck Shit Up (live)
  • NIK COLK VOID – Interruption Is Good (edit)
  • THE KVB – Unbound
  • THE WEEKND – Less Than Zero *
  • SECTORSEPT – Be There
  • ACID COCO – Cara Dura
  • SHENSEEA – Dolly
  • KING CHAMPION SOUNDS – Telemetry
  • ROGER ROBINSON & RICHARD SKELTON – Where (“The Life We Knew” Version)
  • KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD – Black Hot Soup (DJ Shadow “My Own Reality” Re-Write)

* The misheard inspiration for this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: Took a job as a hotel waiter and drank your whiskey straight, no chaser…

Direct download: The Joint – 15 January 2022

Notebooks out completists, here’s the playlist in full…

  • DORIS – Beatmaker
  • RONNIE SPECTOR – Here Today, Gone Tomorrow
  • YUMI ZOUMA – In The Eyes Of Our Love
  • MAD FRANK – Buy A Knife
  • MOODY.V AND THE MENSTRUAL CYCLE – Warming Up
  • PEPPY PEP PEPPER – Bird Song Rings (Magda Rolly Mix)
  • ANIKA – Planningtochange (Planningtorock Remix)
  • FIYAHDRED – Anyway (Do It)
  • CONFIDENCE MAN – Bubblegum (Andrew Weatherall Remix)
  • BLACK GIRL / WHITE GIRL – Phaeses
  • HAMPSHIRE AND FOAT – Morning Walk
  • WORLD OF DOGS – Submerged Systems
  • BURIAL – STRANGE NEIGHBOURHOOD
  • LOU KARSH – Internal Mind Games
  • DIANAS – Untitled Dance Track
  • ALDOUS HARDING – Lawn
  • NEIVE STRANG – Hold
  • AUDIOBOOKS – Blue Tits
  • SAMPOLOGY – Memories In Flight
  • SIPPER – fuck sex
  • N-SOMNIA – Raise the Curtain
  • NECRUM SELECT – Capguns Plan (Instrumental)
  • K​.​BOARD & THE SKREENS – Ikeru
  • LAVAN – Healing Spirits
  • MOEBIUS & PLANK – Rastakraut Pasta
  • MATT BERRY – Beatmaker (feat. Emma Noble)

* The inspiration for this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: Cleanin’ out our closet

In the absence of any spare time during the holiday season to listen to our usual quota of new tunes, we’ve had to re-examine the songs that didn’t make the playlist cut first time around.

Good job too. How could we have originally overlooked Eris Drew’s attempt to cram 30+ years of classic dance music loops, beats, breaks and samples into one album? Or the post-punk crunch of M(h)aol? Or Lucy Duncombe’s soaring, sweeping voice? Or… or… or…

Direct download: The Joint – 8 January 2022

Notebooks out completists, here’s the playlist in full…

  • DONNAY SOLDIER – Goodbye Amerleaf Yellow
  • EX-EASTER ISLAND HEAD – Six Sticks
  • SOPHIE AND PETER JOHNSTON – Television Satellite
  • PIRI & TOMMY VILLIERS – Soft Spot
  • KUSH JONES – Fuck Off
  • ERIS DREW – The Message / Ride Free
  • TOM T. HALL – Strawberry Farms
  • LYRA PRAMUK & HUDSON MOHAWKE – Tendril (Midnight Peach Rework)
  • SIMPLE MINDS – New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84) (Full Duration)
  • HORRID1 X SAV’O – Daily Duppy @ Grm Daily
  • ROGER ROBINSON & RICHARD SKELTON – Edgcote Moor (“Say Goodbye” Version)
  • LUCY DUNCOMBE – Brace
  • JUST MUSTARD – I Am You
  • K.G.B. – Detroit 909
  • SOMBRA Y LUZ – Sueño Almohade (Richard Fribert Rework)
  • DOSS – Look
  • ERIS DREW – Pick ‘Em Up
  • SEA POWER – Lakeland Echo
  • KATIE DEY – In the Sky
  • LATTO – Super Gremlin Freestyle
  • WILLIAM DOYLE – Semi-Bionic
  • M(H)AOL – Gender Studies
  • P E – The Reason for My Love
  • CREMATION LILY – A Certain Fragrance
  • iMAGiNARY FRiENDS (CHUUWEE and iMAGiNARY OTHER) – Milk (Instrumental)
  • ERIS DREW – Baby
  • ROLO TOMASSI – Drip

The Show: It’s a trip, it’s got a funky beat, and I can bug out to it…

Direct download: The Joint – 1 January 2022

Notebooks out completists, here’s the playlist in full…

  • LLOYD LINDSAY YOUNG – I can bug out to it! *
  • NECRUM SELECT – Catch A Sight
  • ESG – Dance
  • COMPASS POINT ALL STARS – Peanut Butter
  • SWORN VIRGINS – The Male Man
  • K​.​BOARD & THE SKREENS – Slippery Slope
  • PEPPY PEP PEPPER – Friendly Lobsters
  • MNTTAB – Burnt To A Crisp
  • UNCLE QUENTIN – SAKA
  • OCCULT CHARACTER – I’m A Beanie Baby
  • MOOR MOTHER & BILLY WOODS – Furies
  • MOOR MOTHER & BILLY WOODS – The Blues Remembers Everything The Country Forgot (feat. Wolf Weston of Saint Mela)
  • MOOR MOTHER & BILLY WOODS – Maroons (feat. Imani Robinson & Amirtha Kidambi)
  • NONAME – Rainforest
  • VAGABOND69 – Alone
  • LONE – Inlove2
  • WDDS – Audrey Horne
  • BLACK GIRL / WHITE GIRL – Freaqs In The Dark
  • SICARIA SOUND – 5th Gear
  • TYS – Astral
  • DJ ROCCA – Sentinel
  • ALEX KASSIAN – Leave Your Life (Lonely Hearts Mix)
  • KNXWLEDGE – mywishes.
  • KNXWLEDGE – segachnnl.
  • KNXWLEDGE – peacefol.
  • DESOLATE TESTAMENTS – coastal highway
  • HAMPSHIRE AND FOAT – Pool in the Rose
  • BOT1500 – Euphoria 3
  • JULEE CRUISE – Mysteries of Love

* The inspiration for this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: He’s getting shut-eyed over cigarettes…

New single “Seats” from Ōtautahi’s T. G. Shand now out and about.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 18 December 2021

Notebooks out completists, here’s the playlist in full…

  • T. G. SHAND – Seats *
  • MITRA MITRA – By Your Hand
  • POLA WOMEN – Disco Disco
  • PUMA & THE DOLPHIN – Talking And Listening
  • SOCIAL SPORT – In Vitro
  • ZANE 2000 – A Type Of Love (feat. Haimona)
  • MOLLY NILSSON – Pompeii
  • MNTTAB – This Friction
  • THIS IS THE BRIDGE – New Ways To Noise
  • CUÉLEBRE – Costa Verde
  • DIMITRI FROM PARIS & DJ ROCCA – The Compass Point
  • NECRUM SELECT – Revenge Of The Jade Selector
  • SACHILLPAGES – Eames Couch
  • R.A.P. FERREIRA – Brother Mouzone Library Card (prod. brainweight)
  • HILDEGARD VON BINGE DRINKING – Orchideen
  • UNCLE QUENTIN – GETTN FKKD ↑
  • CRUSH – Fuck the Noise
  • NEUVOWAVO – Eye of the Phoenix
  • JACK SWAIN – Swans
  • VAGABOND69 – Sanctuary
  • PAPLOCO – NUTHIN BUT A VIP THANG
  • BEST BETS – Whataworld
  • KEEPSAKES – Only The Dregs Remain
  • TOYOTA – Fortitude
  • WESTCOAST GODDESS – Late in the Midnight Hour 1
  • CLARINETS – Knee
  • STEX – Still Feel The Rain [The Grid Mix]

* The inspiration for this week’s lyrical heading.

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