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: 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: And here’s David with the weather…

In these post-lockdown Covid-19 times of social austerity and a craving for “normality” there was a brief temptation to revert The Joint to a conventional adult-contemporary radio format. For that reason we roped in David Lynch to do a regular weather report for us.

And it’s not a new phenomenon born out of recent cabin fever but something he’s done on and off for years.  E.g. here’s the weather report from 1 February 2005 with assistance from Laura Dern.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 23 May 2020

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

  • ZANE 2000 – Time Just Is
  • DISTANT STARS – La Fuerza de mis Brazos
  • PEAKING LIGHTS – Innerterrestrial
  • BLACK DRESSES – IM A FREAK CUZ IM ALWAYS FREAKED OUT
  • WOLFRAM – Raus (feat. Yung Hurn & Egyptian Lover)
  • CUSTARD SQUARE – Star Dust
  • DAVID LYNCH – The Weather Report: 17/05/2020
  • ASHEE – Retrofit
  • SHIT AND SHINE – HAVE YOU BEEN DRINKING 2E?
  • RIP SWIRL – Shine (feat. Catnapp)
  • MUSIC SUCKS – Wack Job
  • DXNO – Cakes
  • DAVID LYNCH – The Weather Report: 18/05/2020
  • HADE – Range Rover HSE
  • NECRUM SELECT – Moon Dyne
  • SILENT FREEWAY – Last Call
  • MOGWAI – Lesser Glasgow
  • WINDY & CARL – Stranger
  • DAVID LYNCH – The Weather Report: 19/05/2020
  • INVADER TRON – Fields (feat. Ruby Rose Mulcahy)
  • AUDIO ARCHAEOLOGY – Misty Shipwreck
  • TOKIMONSTA – To be Remote
  • DAVID LYNCH – The Weather Report: 20/05/2020
  • THE KUNDALINI GENIE – The Sky is Falling (But The Stars Look Good on You)
  • BAILTERSPACE – MODF
  • MACLO – Night Funk Melody
  • DAVID LYNCH – The Weather Report: 21/05/2020
  • BLEACHING AGENT – In Flaming Virtue
  • KEANU RAVES – Floor Support
  • LOCKED GROOVE – Missing Link

The Show: Ding dong

R.I.P. Florian Schneider (1947-2020) a founding member of Kraftwerk. The breakthrough was perhaps their fourth album “Autobahn” released in 1974 but a bit of delving reacquainted us with their first two albums (efficiently titled “Kraftwerk 1” and “Kraftwerk 2”) and a reminder of the gentle beauty that is the epic Klingklang. A nice way to start a contemplative show.

And later… down the YouTube rabbit hole we went discovering live footage from 1970 of Kraftwerk at Rockpalast. We thought we were big deal going to house discos and raves in 1989 and had no idea how far ahead of us those crazy German kids were. Keytars, synths, multimedia, a motorik beat we can bug out to, and a stylish crowd. Minds blown…

And those interludes today? That was Phoebe Waller-Bridge recounting to Deborah Frances-White in episode 199 of The Guilty Feminist her Covid-19 lockdown experiences with the three neighbourhood cats: Good Cat, Bad Cat and Mystery Cat.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 09 May 2020

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

  • KRAFTWERK – KlingKlang
  • BLAIR PARKES – turn off turn on
  • REVBJELDE – SWAMP GAS vert_x remix
  • AUDIO ARCHAEOLOGY – Pegasus Bay
  • PHOEBE WALLER BRIDGE – Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s good cat
  • DESIRE – Black Latex
  • LAURA LEE LOVELY – Somewhere Over The Rainbow (Beyond The Rain – Remake)
  • MANFREDAS & FANTASTIC TWINS – Gimme Pizza
  • PLACES FOR PEOPLE – Atrium
  • PLACES FOR PEOPLE – Conference Room
  • PLACES FOR PEOPLE – Do Not Disturb
  • DLINA VOLNY – I’m Not Allowed (Drumappella)
  • T. G. SHAND – Fields to Flower
  • PHOEBE WALLER BRIDGE – Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s bad cat
  • CLEAR PATH ENSEMBLE – Inner Space
  • FALLE NIOKE & GHOST CULTURE – Barké
  • DAMU THE FUDGEMUNK, ARCHIE SHEPP & RAW POETIC – Learning to Breathe
  • R.A.P. FERREIRA – RO TALK
  • HOLLY AFOA – mum, dad, I’m lesbian
  • C.A.R. – Becoming Strangers
  • THE_UNDERSCORES – Xi Wang-mu Tessera
  • PETER WRIGHT – The Föhn Brings The Fever
  • PHOEBE WALLER BRIDGE – Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s mystery cat
  • MADELEINE COCOLAS – A Basic Understanding
  • ANDREA LASZLO DE SIMONE – Immensità
  • JUNUS ORCA – One Arm Pack
  • THE TRENDEES – TV Presenter Stupid Loins
  • MNTTAB – Iss Eine Ratte
  • KRAUS – An Arrow in the Haunch
  • CARAMEL SMOOTH HEAVEN – Axed The Angel (2XM Remix)
  • JAGĀ – Inter Alios

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: The falcon cannot hear the falconer…

Pondering the end of the COVID-19 LOCKDOWN.

But on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 25 April 2020

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

  • RONE – Babel
  • DOMINIC WEST – The Second Coming by WB Yeats *
  • BLACK DRESSES – SCARED 2 DEATH
  • FRANCK RACKET – Danger Garden
  • BLAIR PARKES – cut loose
  • VANISHING TWIN – Spice Level 7
  • THE NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY – Mersey Paradise
  • VANESSA WORM – In Heaven We Are
  • CLOUD TANGLE – I’m Just Lost
  • DESOLATE TESTAMENTS – render the ambience
  • WARZOU – J’irais dormir chez Mouss
  • DOCTOR ECHO – Vie Nil
  • PINCH & KAHN – Crossing The Line feat. Killa’s Army
  • DAMU THE FUDGEMUNK & RAW POETIC – No Valentine
  • R.A.P. FERREIRA – GOLDEN SARDINE
  • THAT FIELD OF RED FLOWERS IS ACTUALLY A GRASS FIRE – Wavering hope
  • PETER WRIGHT – Looking For The Way Out
  • MADELEINE COCOLAS – Across The Ocean, But Not Yet
  • T. G. SHAND – Golden Hour
  • SOCCER MOMMY – bloodstream
  • OHHME – Ghost
  • ATHANASIOS ARGIANAS – Hollowed Water
  • ZOON VAN SNOOK – The Coral & The Hummingbird
  • 2XM – Flow (feat. Jess Aspinwall)
  • EDEN BURNS – Patches Theme
  • PANDARO – Parasocial Activity
  • FREDERIK VALENTIN & LOKE RAHBEK – The Heart Of Things

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.