The Show: We see this thing going zip zap, zap zip, stay there, flash flash flash, zoom, stay there, flash flash flash, zoom zoom zoom zoom, and then off…

After the endless rain and gloomy midwinter, the new Violet French track “I Want the Sky to be Crying” has somehow undampened our spirits.

By the way, today’s blog title was inspired by Shaun Ryder reminiscing about seeing UFOs in his home town of Salford on the way to the bus stop.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 04 July 2020

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

  • PLACES FOR PEOPLE – Sunset Park
  • LOW END ACTIVIST – Game Theory feat. Flowdan
  • RIDER SHAFIQUE AND THE BUG – Burn
  • NAVY BLUE – 22!
  • THE KOREATOWN ODDITY – Weed in LA
  • HADE – Jeep Cherokee XJ
  • SILENT FREEWAY – Ground Floor
  • VIOLET FRENCH – I Want the Sky to be Crying
  • MAG – So Low
  • VANESSA WORM – Heaven To Hell
  • PEAKING LIGHTS – Traffic
  • ANA HELDER – Boleto 101
  • YUNA LESCA – meandtheboys
  • SPECTRAL FEATURING SHAUN RYDER – Zip Zap Zoom (feat. Shaun Ryder) (Mybroken101 remix) *
  • FANTASTIC MAN – Lather of Heaven
  • LEWSBERG – Cold Light of Day
  • THE DWARFS OF EAST AGOUZA – Black Sun of Intent
  • FELIPE GORDON – Acid Horizontal Polka
  • RED AXES – Moonlight Ride
  • DONNA SUMMER – I Feel Love (Special New Version by Patrick Cowley)
  • ÇAYKH – Mogadishoù
  • AREA 3 – Bubble
  • SEI STILL – Tácticas de Guerrilla Urbana

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: What’s the point of your existence, if you don’t want to make a difference?

Fraserhead’s track of the week is JOHN PAUL‘s “Glenn” from the new album “Subjects”. A shuffling beat, a sneaky trumpet, and sharp lyrics a la “The Maltese Falcon’s a nativity play”. What’s not to love??? Nihilism has never been so cheerful. Pure gold. Tip of the hat to the one and only Bill from HUMAN PLEASURE RADIO for putting us on to it :)

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 20 June 2020

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

    • THE KOREATOWN ODDITY – Attention Challenge (feat. Swift, Skyler Duf, Fatlip, Giovanni Marks, Nita Darling, Corrine Atkinson, Lewis)
    • NNAMDÏ – Rage
    • JOHN PAUL – Glenn *
    • SEI STILL – Blumenkriege
    • ROZA TERENZI – My Reality Cheque Bounced (feat. DJ Zozi)
    • TALSOUNDS – Soar
    • T. G. SHAND – The Rug
    • SOFIE – 99 Glimpses
    • YUMI ZOUMA – My Palms Are Your Reference To Hold To Your Heart
    • BLAIR PARKES – times like this
    • PLASTIC ESTATE – This Place
    • JOE SAMPSON – I Guess This Is Me Now
    • L’ECLAIR – Cebando
    • THE MAUSKOVIC DANCE BAND – Controleer Jezelf
    • AFRIKAN SCIENCES – DAILY GATES
    • DESOLATE TESTAMENTS – meridian
    • ÖTZI – Moths
    • M!R!M – Crystal Cave
    • DANA GAVANSKI – Memories of Winter
    • BECCA MANCARI – Lonely Boy
    • V.V. LIGHTBODY – Damn Golden
    • RAYMOND RICHARDS – ROSLYN, WASHINGTON
    • WAXAHATCHEE – Oxbow
    • SHIT AND SHINE – whaxaxaxki
    • AUDIO ARCHAEOLOGY – Sunken Babylon
    • BIG GUTS BILLY – The Plug
    • J DILLA – Sunbeams
    • CIBO MATTO – Know Your Chicken
    • LUSCIOUS JACKSON – Ladyfingers (Kurt’s “Guaranteed Every Time” Mix)
    • BEASTIE BOYS – Ricky’s Theme

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: Anger Is An Energy

In keeping with the global zeitgeist today’s show contains some very angry songs.

Direct download: The Joint – 13 June 2020

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

  • TERRACE MARTIN  –  Pig Feet (featuring Denzel Curry, Daylyt, Kamasi Washington & G Perico)
  • ARCA  –  Nonbinary
  • WILMA ARCHER  –  Last Sniff (featuring MF Doom)
  • 10TIGERS  –  PLACES STRANGE
  • RUN THE JEWELS  –  Walking In The Snow
  • RUFF SQUAD  –  R U double F
  • TERRY EDWARDS  –  Everything’s Alright When You’re Down
  • JENNIFER TOUCH  –  Daria
  • NOVO LINE  –  Never Going Back
  • 1975  –  People
  • TKAY MAIDZA  –  Shook
  • THE RHYTHM METHOD  –  Nightmare (Lockdown Mix)
  • RICHARD BONE  –  Alternative Music For The Hindenberg Lounge
  • ORIELLES  –  Son Of A Preacher Man
  • VCRNOT  –  Touch
  • BISHOP NEHRU  –  Meathead (featuring MF Doom)
  • LIMOUSINE  –  Run The Juuls™ (featuring waterfront dining)
  • PLACES FOR PEOPLE  –  High Speed Elevators
  • BROCKHAMPTON  –  Things Can’t Stay The Same
  • CUPCAKKE  –  Lemon Pepper
  • SUPREMES  –  Going Down For The Third Time
  • BLEACHING AGENT  –  Rowing In Eden
  • MIKE MILLRAIN  –  Eyes Open Wide
  • AUTOMATIC  –  Too Much Money (Peanut Butter Wolf Remix)
  • PUBLIC PRACTICE  –  Compromised
  • BC CAMPLIGHT  –  Shortly After Takeoff
  • CINDY  –  2y & 6m (Part I)
  • JPEGMAFIA  –  CUTIE PIE!
  • ELEC PT.1  –  Jack The Groove
  • ALL THE DAMN VAMPIRES  –  Saturday
  • SOFIE  –  Asleep
  • BEASTIE BOYS  –  I Don’t Know
  • JUICY J  –  Hella Fuckin’ Trauma
  • MEDHANE  –  Allegedly
  • ASIAN DUB FOUNDATION  –  Youthquake Pt.1 Greta Speaks
  • DAUGHTERS OF REYKJAVIK  –  THIRSTY HOES
  • BOB VYLAN  –  We Live Here

The Show: Plot. Plan. Strategise. Organise. Mobilise.

And now for a public service announcement from RTJ’s Killer Mike on the matter of the killing of George Floyd

On with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 6 June 2020

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

  • KILLER MIKE – Plot. Plan. Strategise. Organise. Mobilise. (Speech at Atlanta Mayor’s press conference 29 May 2020)
  • RUN THE JEWELS – Never Look Back
  • PLACES FOR PEOPLE – Wake-up Call
  • LOGIC SYSTEM – Be Yourself
  • DAVID & STEPHEN DEWAELE – EMS Synthi 100: Movement 6
  • DESOLATE TESTAMENTS – orbitals
  • GEORGE OF THE JUNGLE – Past Time
  • JAGĀ – We Once Knew
  • KEANU RAVES – Floor Support (Social Sport remix)
  • BUTCH SUNDANCE – Tank Vs Humans
  • CAPTAIN MUSTACHE – The Love Song
  • KATE CARR – Shimmers Rising
  • CUCINA POVERA & ELS – Marmori
  • SNOWGOOSE – The Making of You
  • JOE SAMPSON – This Has Been An Issue For As Long As I Can Remember
  • KOOBA TERCU – Cemento Mori
  • THE DEEP SIX – C Word
  • THE TRENDEES – Dad Sneakers
  • DISTANT STARS – Ünterbrix
  • DLINA VOLNY – Do It (Drumappella)
  • CHICKEN LIPS – Goldenlips (DJ Sotofett’s Golden Funk Mix)
  • DOCTOR ECHO – Polka Dub
  • DXNO – Deal
  • JOONE – Uncertainty
  • RETINA​.​IT – Apeiron
  • ASTEROID ANXIETY – Lyalin

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: The Joy Of Six *

To take advantage of our newly minted level 2 COVID-19 status we’ve headed away for the long weekend. There was just enough time to put together a six-song, two-hour mix before we departed for the olive groves of Blenheim.

Think of this as a counterpoint to the 40 song ADHD mix we posted back in March 2011

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 30 May 2020

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

  • PRINCE  –  America
  • SPIRITUALIZED  –  Cop Shoot Cop
  • UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA  –  SB-06
  • STEREOLAB  –  Jenny Ondioline
  • ART OF NOISE, THE  –  Diversion 8, Diversion 2, Closest, Close-Up, Close (To The Edit), Closed
  • SUPER FURRY ANIMALS  –  The Man Don’t Give A Fuck (Live)

* Apologies and / or credit to The Guardian for this week’s show name.