The Show: Futile Attempts

Any spare time we had over the Christmas and New year period was spent listening and re-listening to Kim Noble’s “Futile Attempts (at Surviving Tomorrow)” podcast – and we’re still only up to episode 6/10.

If you want a lazy half-arsed comparison think Blue Jam but, arguably, less surreal and, possibly, more mundane (with the added caveat that mundane is completely the wrong word).

Whilst we continue to struggle for the right adjective you can simply judge for yourself using the video sample below and the audio excerpts in today’s show.

High Five Hat

Humanity sucks… We all need encouragement to keep going…so I made this hat.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 9 January 2021

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

  • RATS ON RAFTS  –  Tokyo Music Experience
  • BACKXWASH  –  Psalms 23 (featuring Camp Blood)
  • CUPCAKKE  –  GUM
  • MÜCHA  –  A Narrow Fate
  • THE COOL GREENHOUSE  –  Alexa!
  • KING CREOSOTE  –  Susie Mullen
  • SCALPING  –  CHAMBER

Kim Noble “Notes On Human Kindness” Excerpt #1

  • HEALTH  –  CYBERPUNK 2.0.2.0.
  • TARAS BULBA  –  Fishcat Mother
  • break_fold  –  Meanwhile… Up in Trump Tower
  • SLEEPER & SNAKE  –  Shoot Through
  • MOONCHILD SANELLY  –  Thunda Thighs
  • LAEL NEALE  –  Every Star Shivers In The Dark

Kim Noble “Notes On Human Kindness” Excerpt #2

  • WE ARE JOINERS  –  9 Times A Week
  • THE GIRLS  –  Pedestrian Walk
  • GANG STARR  –  Glowing Mic
  • BADBADNOTGOOD & MF DOOM  –  The Chocolate Conquistadors
  • A NUMBER OF NAMES  –  Sharevari
  • THE CHILLS  –  You’re Immortal
  • POPSHOP!  –  Courting
  • FANCY ROSY  –  Punk Police

Kim Noble “Notes On Human Kindness” Excerpt #3

  • ENNY  –  Peng Black Girls Remix (featuring Jorja Smith)
  • CALIFORNIA WORLD  –  West Coastin’
  • NANCY SINATRA & LEE HAZLEWOOD  –  Arkansas Coal
  • TOMBERLIN  –  Hours (Katie Dey Remix)
  • CASSIO KOHL  –  Broken
  • MANIC STREET PREACHERS  –  Spectators Of Suicide (featuring Gwenno) (Welsh Version)

The Show: Aquarium Drunkard vs Funky 16 Corners

First up, an addendum to The Joint from 12/12/2020.

If you enjoyed the last 10 minutes of that show, lifted from the recent Steve McQueen “Lovers Rock” film, let us point you in the direction of  J.D. Twitch’s SoundCloud page. He had a much more creative vision than we did, placing the a cappella cast version of Janet Kay’s “Silly Games” over a Denis Bovell remix of the same song.

And, now, on with the show – a mix of two festive halves. The first half comes courtesy of Aquarium Drunkard and the second half courtesy of Funky 16 Corners.

Direct download: The Joint – 26 December 2020

  • MIKEY DREAD  –  JBC Radio broadcast, Christmas Eve 1978
  • SILVERTONES  –  Bling Bling Christmas
  • ALTON ELLIS  –  Praise Jah, It’s Christmas
  • PREMO & JOE  –  Peace On Earth
  • DOREEN SHAFFER  –  Wishing You A Merry Christmas
  • AL & THE VIBRATORS  –  Merry Christmas
  • JACKIE MITTOO  –  Joy Joy
  • KINGSTONIANS, THE  –  Merry Merry Christmas
  • CIMARONS, THE  –  Holy Christmas
  • PALEMINA & FAITH D’AGUILAR  –  Santa Ketch Up Eena Mango Tree
  • ALTON ELLIS & THE LIPSTICKS  –  Merry Merry Christmas
  • SUGAR MINOTT  –  Christmas Jambree
  • OWEN GRAY  –  Collins Greetings
  • MAYTALS, THE  –  Happy Christmas (The Christmas Song)
  • HALF PINT  –  Christmas Vibes
  • ETHIOPIANS, THE  –  Ding Dong Bell
  • LITTLE JOHN  –  Save A Little For Christmas
  • HEPTONES  –  Christmas Is Here
  • DON CORNEL & THE ETERNALS  –  Christmas Joy
  • LEE SCRATCH PERRY & SANDRA ROBINSON  –  Merry Christmas Happy New Year

 

  • IKE AND TINA TURNER  –  Merry Christmas Baby
  • OTIS REDDING  –  White Christmas
  • SOULFUL STRINGS  –  Jingle Bells
  • ALBERT KING  –  Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin’
  • FELICE TAYLOR  –  It May Be Winter Outside (But In My Heart It’s Spring)
  • HONEY AND THE BEES  –  Jing Jing a Ling
  • THE GEMS  –  Love For Christmas
  • JAMES BROWN  –  Santa Claus Go Straight to the Ghetto
  • CHARLES BROWN  –  Merry Christmas Baby
  • COUNT SIDNEY AND THE DUKES  –  Soul Christmas
  • DONNY HATHAWAY  –  This Christmas
  • BOBBY HOLLOWAY  –  Funky Little Drummer Boy
  • CLARENCE CARTER  –  Backdoor Santa
  • HARVEY AVERNE BAND  –  Let’s Get It Together This Christmas
  • J HINES AND THE BOYS  –  A Funky X-Mas To You
  • FREDDY KING  –  I Hear Jingle Bells
  • DEE IRWIN AND MAMIE GALORE  –  All I Want For Christmas Is Your Love
  • JOHNNY AND JON  –  Christmas in Vietnam
  • JOHN LEE HOOKER  –  Blues For Christmas
  • GEORGE CONEDY  –  El Nino Del Tambor
  • SOULFUL STRINGS  –  Merry Christmas Baby

The Show: Every time we meet we play hide and seek

It’s taken a little over 11 months but The Herb Whisperer has finally managed to watch his first complete film of 2020 – Steve McQueen’s “Lovers Rock”. Admittedly, it’s only 70 minutes long so it wasn’t much of a stretch.  Plus 10 of those 70 minutes were comprised of just one song, the extended (then a cappella) version of Janet Kay’s “Silly Games” that closes today’s show

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 12 December 2020

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

  • THE COMET IS COMING – Imminent (featuring Joshua Idehen)
  • PVA  –  Exhaust / Surroundings (Girl Band / Daniel Fox Remix)
  • BACKHUS & FERNANDO PICON  –  Dirty Sexy Freak (Original Mix)
  • NAZAR  –  2 African Sickos (featuring Citizen Boy)
  • THE REVOLUTIONARIES  –  Kunta Kinte (Dub Plate Mix)

[PINK SIIFU & FLY ANAKIN  –  Black Bitches Matter Hoe Skit]

  • JENNY LEWIS & SERENGETI   –  Unblu
  • DRY CLEANING  –  Scratchcard Lanyard
  • PINK SIIFU & FLY ANAKIN  –  Razberry
  • حبيبي فنك SHARHABEEL AHMED  –  Argos Farfish
  • THE LOUNGE SOCIETY  –  Burn The Heather

[PINK SIIFU & FLY ANAKIN  –  333GET@ME Skit]

  • NO ONE KNOWS WHO DID THIS  –  Tortillas
  • PILLOW QUEENS  –  Holy Show
  • QUAKERS  –  Hit List (featuring Cazeaux O.L.S.O)
  • YARD ACT  –  Peanuts
  • THIS HEEL  –  Black Hole
  • GOD’S WONDERFUL RAILWAY  –  Hazelnuts In March
  • AUGENWASSER  –  Antennas
  • PINK SIIFU & FLY ANAKIN  –  Richard Pryor
  • MIRRORS  –  Shirley
  • OLDE BOI AND THE SOUNDS IN HIS HEAD  –  Kill Your Love
  • HAIKU HANDS  –  Suck My Cherry
  • CHUBBY AND THE GANG  –  Speed Kills
  • MRS DINK  –  Wouldn’t You Like 2 B A Pepper 2
  • SHO MADJOZI  –  Jamani
  • GIRL IN RED  –  Two Queens In A King Sized Bed

[PINK SIIFU & FLY ANAKIN  –  One Hit Moo Skit]

  • QUAKERS  –  Fa Real (featuring Jeru The Damaja)
  • STRAIGHT GIRL  –  Limón
  • MEGAN THEE STALLION  –  Body
  • TAFI & GREEN DOOR ALLSTARS  –  Diloeshutubui
  • WITCH EGG  –  Greener Pools
  • SLEAFORD MODS  –  Shortcummings

[PINK SIIFU & FLY ANAKIN  –  Pick Up TF Phone Skit]

  • MARIKA HACKMAN  –  In Undertow
  • DIGITAL SEX  –  Point Of Light
  • JANET KAY  –  Silly Games (Lovers Rock Version)*

* The inspiration for this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: Bloody Anglo-Saxons. Coming over here.

We’d love to be able to present you with a video of the Stewart Lee bit that was sampled on today’s last song courtesy of Asian Dub Foundation.

But we can’t.

The best we can manage is a slightly (deliberately?) wonky clip on  Daily Motion. So you’ll just have to close your eyes for four minutes whilst the picture is frozen but the audio keeps rolling.

On the other hand we do have the official video for the tune

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 28 November 2020

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

  • RAMSEY LEWIS  –  Wade In The Water
  • QUINTRON & MISS PUSSYCAT  –  Teenagers Don’t Know Shit
  • HACHIKU  –  I’ll Probably Be Asleep
  • PEACE OF MIND  –  Oh Baby
  • SHYGIRL  –  Slime
  • SIMONE WHITE  –  Goldfinger
  • BREE RUNWAY  –  ATM
  • ACID ALIENS  –  Demons in the Closet
  • SHIT & SHINE  –  Chervette
  • PINK SIIFU & FLY ANAKIN  –  Kin’Tro
  • MNDSGN.  –  Truth Of The Matter
  • CLIPPING  –  Pain Everyday
  • OPTIC SINK  –  Girls In Grey
  • SOUL▲CRAFT  –  淡紅色 sunset
  • COCO BRYCE  –  Ma Bae Be Luv
  • DIVIDE AND DISSOLVE  –  We Are Really Worried About You
  • MAYA AMOLO  –  I Know
  • FLOHIO  –  Unveiled
  • LIAM BAILEY  –  Champion
  • HIROSHI YOSHIMURA  –  Sleep
  • GOD’S WONDERFUL RAILWAY  –  Watch With Mother
  • ROBERTA FLACK  –  Do What You Gotta Do
  • RIZ AHMED  –  Once Kings
  • GIRLHOOD  –  Queendom
  • GABRÍEL ÓLAFS  –  Bára (Hugar Rework)
  • DUKE BOARA  –  Focus
  • GRRL VS 大悲咒  –  Impact Mantra (Tzusing Glued)
  • WORKING MEN’S CLUB  –  Valleys (Graham Massey Mix)
  • SPEEDBOAT  –  bigboy123
  • LIZZY YOUNG  –  Squid Juice in Hollywood
  • SQUID DIDDLEY  –  Always There
  • WASUREMONO  –  Let’s Talk
  • HUSTLE FLESH  –  Amy’s Sad Type Beat
  • HEADIE ONE FT AJ TRACEY & STORMZY  –  Ain’t It Different
  • ASIAN DUB FOUNDATION  –  Coming Over Here (featuring Stewart Lee) *

* The inspiration for this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: Flirting with disaster

RIP Dele Fadele, NME journalist during the 1980’s and 1990’s. Although he actually died sometime during 2018 the news only became public a few weeks ago.

In 1992 he became one of the first people to call Morrissey out on his flirtation with right wing imagery.

“For what’s it’s worth, I don’t think Morrissey is a racist. He just likes the trappings and the culture that surround the outsider element. He has some racist friends. And if he carries on this way, he’ll have thousands more.”

Unfortunately, we now know how that particular flirtation turned out.

Mr. Fadele also fronted his own band, Welfare Heroine, and it’s their ever-so-slightly-baggy cover version of the 1969 Peter Sarstedt song “Where Do You Go To My Lovely” that features in today’s show.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 17 October 2020

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

  • TECK ZILLA X SHABAAM SAHDEEQ X INDIGO PHOENY X PHLOW X ETERNIA – Victory
  • PAN AMSTERDAM – Hannibal Lecture (featuring Jason Williamson)
  • HIGH CONTRAST – Time Is Hardcore (featuring Kae Tempest & Anita Blay)
  • LEZ POP – Lidocaine / Brainfog
  • WELFARE HEROINE – Where Do You Go To My Lovely? (RIP Dele Fadele) *
  • HUSTLE FLESH – 1-2-300 Subscriber Freestyles
  • SA-ROC – Deliverance
  • G SUDDEN – Gran A Day
  • DJ BORING – Like Water
  • CORTICYTE – Horn
  • CYRIL CYRIL – Les Gens
  • CARLOS PERON – Her Heäd Is Bräkin Intu Foör (Primal Version)
  • STAR – Angel School Anthem
  • CHAI – Donuts Mind If I Do
  • BUG, THE – You (featuring Dis Fig)

Kelly Lee Owens Mix for BBC Radio 6

    • FLORE – Rituals
    • BICEP – Atlas
    • DANIEL AVERY – Infinite Future
    • BREAKA – The Start Up
    • VINICUIS HONORIO – Brainwash 2
    • HARRISON BDP – Sound Expansion Meditation
    • BAILEY IBBS – Mine
    • HAIDER – U Trippin
    • NUDGE UNIT – Uncertain Past (Warehouse Schranz mix)
    • KELLY LEE OWENS – Melt!
    • ROZA TERENZI – That Track (Rewired mix)
    • PVS – F*****’ Society
  • CHARLES WEBSTER – The Spell (Burial Mix) (featuring Ingrid Chavez)
  • SAINT SEVERIN – The Knife (Barry Adamson Mix)
  • CLINT MANSELL, CLINT WALSH – Caroline Says I
  • TION WAYNE X DUTCHAVELLI X STORMZY – I Dunno
  • SIG NU GRIS – Amoeba
  • OLE MIC ODD – 420 Million Dollars
  • ONIPA – Sohaa Gb3k3 (XOA Remix)

* The inspiration for this week’s lyrical heading.