The Show: My friends are all there, The twinks and the bears, Down those spiral stairs…

In which Fraserhead does things a little bit differently today by starting off with the slow, slow, slow burners and builds up to the bangers at the end, with all sorts in between…

The new Ben Woods album PUT is finally out next Wednesday, and on white vinyl no less. I thought Mr. Woods’ single ROMANCY from earlier this year was going to be my favourite track of 2019 but I didn’t count on hearing another gentle lullaby in the form of GOOD 2 BE SLEEPING. How can you not love a song with the lyric “My friends are all there, The twinks and the bears, Down those spiral stairs…”?

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 12 October 2019

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

  • BEN WOODS – GOOD 2 BE SLEEPING *
  • BORIS – Away From You
  • TRENTEMØLLER – Cold Comfort (feat. Rachel Goswell)
  • CHROMATICS – On The Wall
  • CURSES – Sordo
  • ZANE 2000 – Mansions of Wickedness
  • BLACK RAIN – City of Atomic Ghost
  • ROSA ANSCHÜTZ – Rigid
  • OLYMPIA – Flamingo
  • SUSAN – Haha
  • SECRET KNIVES – Snuff
  • ULTRAVIOLET – Primeval
  • NECRUM SELECT – House Of Jazz
  • MUSHMAN – NGAHERE G-OLD
  • LIAM K. SWIGGS – RAS-TRENCH SWIGGS
  • IRIE MONA – Lovers Chalice
  • SUI ZHEN – Being A Woman
  • SHARI VARI – New York City
  • JENNY HVAL – Six Red Cannas (feat. Vivian Wang, Félicia Atkinson, and Laura Jean)
  • ANTHONY ROTHER – Tokyo Principle
  • LEMMI ASH – Lemmi Ash Theme
  • CHEVALS – Left Behind
  • DIE ORANGEN – Sonne
  • AUTOMATIC – Strange Conversations

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

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The Show: The Shipping Forecast.

The BBC Radio 4 Shipping Forecast. ASMR before ASMR even existed. Short cryptic predictions for little-known geographical locations (South Utsire anyone?), snippets of the Forecast are sprinkled throughout today’s show.

If these excerpts do give you that ASMR “low grade euphoria” help yourself to 5 hour or even 9 hour YouTube compilations.

Personal favourite from this playlist is “The Flood” by Haiku Salut, part of their reimagined soundtrack to the 1926 Buster Keaton film “The General”. So feel free to spend the rest of your week trying to sync up the entire score on Spotify with a totally legit free stream of the movie*.

Direct download: The Joint – 5 October 2019

And notebooks out completists, here’s the playlist in full…

  • HOLY FUCK  –  Luxe
  • MASSIVE ATTACK  –  Exchange (Mountain Steppers Dub)
  • SUPER DRAMA  –  Unforgettable Runway
  • SMOKE ON THE HORIZON  –  12022
  • SIGUR RÓS  –  Svefn-G-Englar (Live At Popp í Reykjavík, 1998)
  • ROYAL TRUX  –  Suburban Junky Lady (Ariel Pink Remix)
  • HAIKU SALUT  –  The Flood
  • BULLS BLOOD  –  The Forest Hates You
  • JUST MUSTARD  –  Seven
  • BUSY P  –  Rainbow Man
  • SIR WAS  –  Fly Away
  • CINDY MALONE  –  You Were Near Me
  • YABBY YOU & KING TUBBY  –  Dub Plague
  • OPEN MIKE EAGLE  –  The Edge Of New Clothes
  • 3PHAZ  –  Phazbaz
  • WYLIE CABLE  –  Möbius Strip (featuring Clyde)
  • R. ELIZABETH – Every And All We Voyage On
  • PARSNIP  –  Seafarer
  • WESSON  –  22
  • REEKO  –  Punish Or Be Damned
  • MC YALLAH X DEBMASTER  –  Teba Kuda Mabega
  • MY DISCO  –  Successive Pleasure
  • ENE  –  Revolution
  • HANNAH DIAMOND & DANNY L HARLE  –  Part Of Me
  • STEEP LEANS  –  Dream On Slow
  • BLUR  –  This Is A Low

*Legit & free if you become a member of Christchurch City Libraries

The Show: I’m taking myself to the dirty part of town…

In which David Hasselhoff makes his first ever appearance on The Joint covering the 1989 Jesus and Mary Chain classic “Head On”. He doesn’t do a bad job either. File under #karaokeguiltypleasures

Closer to home we’ve got REDWOOD PATROL TAPE #2 REDWOOD GIRLS by THE BIG FRESH COLLECTIVE on high rotate. Rolling beats, future hip hop, and lo-fi juke courtesy of Liam K. Swiggs and Mushman straight outta the north end of Ōtautahi Christchurch.

Name your price over at The Big Fresh Collective bandcamp!

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 28 September 2019

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

  • LIAM K. SWIGGS – FRESH PRINCE OF THE MAIN NORTH ROAD
  • WORLD OF TWIST – Sons Of The Stage (12 inch extended version)
  • AUTARKIC – WBF
  • ROSE ROYCE – Is It Love You’re After
  • FRANK RODAS – Mandroid
  • DAVID HASSELHOFF – Head On *
  • LOU REBECCA – Break It Apart
  • THE JUAN MACLEAN – You Are My Destiny
  • THE HACKER – Nancy (It Turns Gold) feat. Michael Zodorozny
  • TACIANA – Tudo Faz Sentido (Suba Extended Remix)
  • MARTINA LUSSI – Care
  • MUSHMAN – THE CREME JOINTS
  • DJ EARL – Smoke Breakk
  • POINT BLEAK – Drug Dealer
  • PAVLOV’S PUSS – Charlie Dealt In Pharmaceuticals
  • GOLD MEDAL FAMOUS – Thousand Yard Stare
  • FENELLA – Bright Curse
  • DEAN HURLEY – Birth
  • TRENTEMØLLER – In The Garden (feat. Lina Tullgren)
  • SUO – Unsatisfied Blood
  • BETTYE CRUTCHER – So Lonely Without You
  • PORTISHEAD – Roads
  • GRÜN WASSER – Stranger’s Mouth
  • LAIMA – Home
  • SECRET KNIVES – Spinning Top
  • ADAM HATTAWAY AND THE HAUNTERS – Nothing Lasts
  • DJ PYTHON – Cuando

* Today’s lyrical snippet courtesy of DAVID HASSELHOFF and THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN.

The Show: If I saw you on the street…

Listen hard to today’s show and you’ll catch a sly throwback to Alvvays’ “Dreams Tonite” in the Saint Jude track.

We’d love to say there’s a rich history of artists deliberately referencing someone else’s lyrics within their own original song. Unfortunately the only other one we can think of is “Hello” by Oasis using a line or two from Gary Glitter and… well… you know… maybe cutting another musician in on your massive royalty cheque is not always the best idea.

Direct download: The Joint – 21 September 2019

And here’s the playlist in full…

  • ALAN PARKER URBAN WARRIOR  –  Grey Fluffy Clouds
  • YACHT  –  (Downtown) Dancing [Rob’s Dub]
  • SAINT JUDE  –  Deaf Ears, Blind Years
  • DAN MASON  –  Go Away
  • HUSKY LOOPS  –  I Think You’re Wonderful
  • DJ BORING  –  Winona
  • TVAM  –  No Silver Bird
  • AUTOMATIC  –  Calling It
  • DRY CLEANING  –  Sit Down Meal
  • DANIEL AVERY  –  Time Marked Its Irregular Pulse In Her Eyes (Haai’s Vocal Rework)
  • BULLS BLOOD  –  Novocaine
  • PAPA JAMES  –  Ngôma Hoe
  • SOLUTION HOURS  –  Kneading
  • RAS G & THE AFRIKAN SPACE PROGRAM  –  One 4 Glk And Elvin
  • MURS, 9TH WONDER & THE SOUL COUNCIL  –  The Hulk
  • LORD DIABOLIK  –  She’s Hot
  • TOR5Y  –  Wala3
  • DJ LAG  –  Uhuru Dis (featuring Moonchild Sanelly)
  • KETTENKARUSSELL  –  Maybe
  • FLAME 2  –  Dive
  • TONES ON TAIL  –  Rain
  • SLEATER-KINNEY  –  The Center Won’t Hold
  • BLACK LOOPS  –  Under The Sea
  • MICHAEL KIWANUKA  –  You Ain’t The Problem
  • OPPENHEIMER ANALYSIS  –  The Devil’s Dancers
  • FERNANDO FALCÃO  –  Revoada
  • MELLOTRON VARIATIONS  –  Pulsar
  • SLOWTHAI & DENZEL CURRY  –  Psycho
  • CHARLI XCX  –  Click (featuring Kim Petras And Tommy Cash)
  • PIP BLOM  –  Freckles

The Show: Electric black shadow runs ‘cross the sun…

New release from THE BIG FRESH COLLECTIVE out right now. JET SET GHETTO TECH sees Liam K. Swiggs and DJ Simon Dallow pay tribute to the video game soundtracks of Hideki Naganuma.

And how the heck did Captain Beefheart make it into the show today? I’ve always been a bit scared of his reputation but at a recent talk at the Christchurch Art Gallery legendary photographer Laurence Aberhart mentioned that painter Bill Hammond may have had his wheels spun by Captain Beefheart’s “Run Paint Run Run” which could possibly explain Bill Hammond’s predilection for paint running. And after summoning the courage to listen to said catchy ditty I was hooked.

Here endeth today’s fine art lesson.

Direct download: The Joint – 14 September 2019

And notebooks out completists, here’s the playlist in full…

  • HAAI – It’s Something We Can All Learn From
  • MISS REPRESENTED – The Prowler
  • AUTOMATIC – Mind Your Own Business
  • LOW JACK – Virgin Traf 22
  • CORNELIUS DOCTOR – Soft Rocket
  • BLUSHING – The Last Time
  • CLAIRO – Bags
  • CURSES – Insomnia
  • L’ÉPÉE – La Brigade Des Maléfices
  • BLAIR PARKES – our eyes
  • BAD_SEX – Lemonade
  • BODYACHE – The Last Vestige (feat. Veronika Mason)
  • CUSTARD SQUARE – We Live They Sleep
  • LIAM K. SWIGGS – CAN’T STOP
  • DJ SIMON DALLOW – DØU_3ME2
  • SUMI SAUCE – Jimmy Cricket
  • BLU, DAMU THE FUDGEMUNK – Rhymes & Gemstones
  • CAPTAIN BEEFHEART & HIS MAGIC BAND – Run Paint Run Run *
  • HOVVDY – Cathedral
  • KHIDJA – Knut Kmnut
  • UMBERTO – Exit (Antoni Maiovvi Remix)
  • BRONNT INDUSTRIES KAPITAL – Total System Power
  • FRANSCICO & MALKUTH – Voodoo Island
  • UGLY FRANKIE – Good Bwoi
  • 2XM – On My Skin

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.