Monthly Archives: December 2014

The Show: Xmas comedown with Deano von Lounge

Deano von Lounge aka DJ Butcher tries to stop his vinyl melting in the 47 degree heat.

Deano von Lounge aka DJ Butcher tries to stop his vinyl melting in the 47 degree heat.

Switching tunes faster than the human hand can update a blog playlist, here is Deano von Lounge’s 3rd Annual Osakan Christmas Ska-Psyche-Soul-Funk-Exotica-Big Beat Special.

Next week Deano goes back to back with friend of The Joint Poly-O-Rythmo / Heavyfuzz / Headsfunk (the Holy Trinity DJ).

And here’s the playlist in full…

Direct download: The_Joint_2014-12-27-12-14.mp3

12pm – 1pm

1pm – 2pm

The Show: Happy Christmas From The Stars

neteToday’s show contained snippets from a flexi-disc that was given away with a December 1982 edition of Smash Hits. The top pop stars of the day (plus The Piranhas‘ Boring Bob Grover) recorded special Christmas greetings for the readers. The idea was Neil Tennant’s, the news editor at the time.

To hear recollections from other writers and editors have a listen to The Word podcast “Remembering Smash Hits” taken from one of this year’s Word In Your Ear events. One anecdote involves heroin, Marilyn, Jimmy Saville, sea cadets, French restaurateurs and a stroppy teenager from Rochdale – all the elements you need for a true Christmas tale.

And here’s the playlist in full…

Direct download: The_Joint_2014-12-20-12-14.mp3

12pm – 1pm

1pm – 2pm

The Show: You’re not going to be the star of my show

And here’s the playlist in full…

Direct download: The_Joint_2014-12-13-12-14.mp3

12pm – 1pm

1pm – 2pm

The show: Averted Vision redux

Last night we met with The Joint advisory board. It was an informal and relaxed meeting where we discussed the future of the show. In a bid to increase listener pleasure 37% per annum our board suggested that we follow the lead of the Government and the Christchurch City Council by conducting partial asset sales. This will take the form of us handing over part of the show (a maximum of 49%) to guest hosts, or investors if you will.

For that reason local duo Reach and Offset aka Reset, who also happen to be the proprietors of the Averted Vision record label, are back today for a guest mix.

And here’s the playlist in full…

Direct download: The_Joint_2014-12-06-12-14.mp3

12pm – 1pm

1pm – 2pm