The show: Jet Jaguar drops in

Jet Jaguar
Jet Jaguar models a bright orange hoodie from the Tommy Hilfiger “Guantanamo Bay” collection.

We didn’t scare him off. Jet Jaguar, as promised, did drop into the show for an hour* to play some brand new tunes, chat about Malty Media (his collaborative radio show with Aquaboogie), and subtly plug the hell out of the latest compilation he appears on Apropos of Nothing.

Off air it was more like a Gitmo interrogation session – ironic really because Mr Jaguar was wearing a bright orange hoodie from the Tommy Hilfiger “Guantanamo Bay” collection.

At least we got to the bottom of the mystery regarding his website’s odd domain name www.nonwrestler.com. Turns out that way back in the day when Mr Jaguar was trying to register the Jet Jaguar domain name he discovered that a Mexican wrestler already owned it. Henceforth he decided that instead of trying to come up with a new moniker it would just be easier to use the term “non wrestler”. Now, that’s genius.

And a bonus for you music geeks – Jet Jaguar recommends AudioMulch.

* It’s possible that Mr Jaguar stuck around for an hour because we hid his wallet (so he couldn’t catch a bus or taxi) and cellphone (so he couldn’t call for help).

The show: Going blind from the heat, in the middle of a sunlit street

The Show: “Gorgeous” George Galloway vs Bill “No Spin Zone” O’Reilly. And the return of The Nicol Brothers.

Tunisian / Palestinian combo Checkpoint 303 have a brand new track out, “Needle Stuck On Lebanon“, which makes good use of news broadcast samples from around the world.

Not only should we thank them for letting us know the song is available as a free download from their website, we are also eternally grateful that they sent us this link to a George Galloway interview that appeared on Sky News UK recently. It’s not a spectacle for the fainthearted, as the Respect MP tears strips off the hapless journalist to the point where he comes across as a misogynistic bully.

We can’t imagine Rupert Murdoch was amused and it certainly wouldn’t have gone to air on Rupert’s other news channel, Fox. Unless George went up against Bill O’Reilly. That really would be a heavyweight challenge. So much so that it could be made the equivalent of a pay-per-view prizefight. We’re willing to cough up a few bucks to watch so let’s start lobbying for it now.

And thank you to The Nicol Brothers aka Offset and Hank for dropping in today to lay down a few drum’n’bass sets. Cheers fellas.

The Show: Drum ‘n’ bass madness

True drum and bass overload on The Joint today! It seemed to generate a lot of text messages and phone calls. We’ll have to do it more often since we’ve been awfully slack on the d’n’b front.

Double big thanks to Offset and Hank (aka The Nicol Brothers) for popping in to play a few sets of their favourite d’n’b cuts. Check the playlist below to see the ground they covered – Offset going for the crunchier numbers and Hank going for the mellower melodic tunes. Hearing Hank cut Headspace‘s “Fly Away” in and out of High Contrast’s “Racing Green” was priceless. What’s scary is that Hank is only 14 and would give a lot of DJs a run for their money. We’re a lot, lot older than 14 and can’t even mix one record.

And speaking of Headspace his alter ego Andre Hemer has an exhibition of his paintings on at 64zero3 gallery in Christchurch.

  • SONO “A New Cage (Digitalism Pogo Edition)”
  • DIGITALISM “Idealism (Original mix)”
  • SICK CYCLE “Shell shock” **NZ**
  • THE UPBEATS “Late nite fright” **NZ**
  • DABRYE feat DOOM “Air”
  • MF DOOM “Kookies”
  • P-MONEY featuring PNC “Bomb!” **NZ**
  • OPENSOULS “Turn it up” **NZ**
  • SICK CYCLE “Never know” **NZ**
  • BIKE “Save My Life” **NZ**
  • TOSCA “Suzuki”
  • VOOM VOOM “Oggi”
  • THE SESH #1 – A drum’n’bass set from OFFSET
    • J MAJIK, DJ WICKAMAN “Sandstorm”
    • SYNSCOPIX “Travelin Man”
    • COMMIX “Trojan”
    • CHACE + STATUS “Believe”
    • BIG BUD “Rice and Beans”
    • GENERATION DUB “Contact”
    • MOTIVE “Savior dub”
    • BAD ROBOT “Kantah”
    • BULLET PROOF “Skrimshank”
    • ALDBRA “Tactile”
  • THE SESH #2 – A drum’n’bass set from HANK
    • SHAPESHIFTER “Long white cloud” **NZ**
    • HEADSPACE “Fly away” **NZ**
    • HIGH CONTRAST “Racing green”
    • LOGISTICS “Together”
    • THE CONTRAST “Days go by”
    • CYANTIFIC “Flashbacks”
    • STATE OF MIND “Sun king” **NZ**
    • SUBFOCUS “Frozen Solid”
  • SPANK ROCK and AMANDA BLANK “Grit city”
  • ROOTS MANUVA “Grown Man”
  • OPENSOULS “Whatever” **NZ**
  • THE FLAMING LIPS “The Sound of Failure/It’s Dark… Is it Always This Dark??”
  • SIGUR ROS “Heysatan”
  • GRANDADDY “Rearview mirror”
  • THE STARS “Sleep Tonight”
  • GOTAN PROJECT “Amor porteño”
  • X-RAY SPEX “I live off you”
  • SICK CYCLE “An angel’s sacrifice” **NZ**
  • FORSS VS BORG “Meat Vs Soul”
  • DIGITALISM “Zdarlight (Edition Moonlight)”

Long time listener, first time blogger…

The show has been going since July 2001 and we have f-i-n-a-l-l-y got around to putting something online.

Schizophrenic weather is toying with us. Chunks of sunlight then freezing showers. A classic Christchurch midwinter day. Which explains the stupid drivers. And the hordes of All Blacks and Wallaby fans. The sort of day you need to carry a stun-gun.

Last night we made it to The Dux just in time to see the last song and a half of Minuit’s set. Missed Pine altogether. The Herb Whisperer is nursing a sore head from too much lime Finlandia. That’s rock and roll. Anyway, the new Pine album LongPlayer is fricking fantastic.

To make us feel better the PD had left us a bundle of goodies. This included the new TTC album on the mighty Big Dada. Mad French hip-hop. Thrashed some of the new Capital Recordings compilations CapitalBase 1, Earwork 02 and Earwork 04. Rather fine stuff. Especially the very fabulous Mike Fabulous. Those reggae keyboards instantly brightened our whole day.

The Sesh this week was DJ Spec. We never ever thought someone could get away with starting a set with the “I Dream Of Jeannie” theme tune and end up playing The Strokes “New York City Cops” via hip-hop. But they did. And we promise to play the new Prefuse 73 stuff next week. Honest.

And here’s the playlist in full…

  • SCHMOOV! “People”
  • MARK DE CLIVE-LOWE “Better Days” **NZ**
  • THE VIDEO KID “Dawnskate-88” **NZ**
  • THE STRIKE BOYS “Idols”
  • MINUIT “Stories For Boys” **NZ**
  • FAULTLINE “Where Is My Boy”
  • CHICANE “Space and Time” **NZ**
  • THE LIBERTINES “What A Waste”
  • DLT “Break It Down Like Dis” **NZ**
  • PUBLIC ENEMY “Brothers Gonna Work It Out”
  • AFU-RA “Stick Up”
  • TTC “Pollutions”
  • HAPPY MONDAYS “Wrote For Luck”
  • THE RAPTURE “House Of Jealous Lovers”
  • BOOM-BIP and DOSEONE “Town Criers Walk”
  • SALMONELLA DUB “Gospel According To Mant” **NZ**
  • ROCKWOOD “Chee” **NZ**
  • THE SESH: DJ SPEC
  • CUFFY and LEON D “Deep New C” **NZ**
  • FLASH HARRY vs THE VIDEO KID “Mickey Budz” **NZ**
  • KIMRU KIMRA “Essential Things” **NZ**
  • WRONG WHITE CROWD “Cleo Patron Sing” **NZ**
  • MIKE FABULOUS and THE JAMBOREE SOUND “Whopper Chopper Seaside Extravaganza In Dub” **NZ**
  • HORACE ANDY “Youth Of Today” Kaleidoscope remix
  • THE VINES “Get Free”
  • ASIAN DUB FOUNDATION “Free Satpal Ram”
  • SAUL WILLIAMS “Om Nia Merican”
  • COOPER TEMPLE CLAUSE “Let’s Kill Music”
  • PINE “Wanted Boys” **NZ**
  • THE BREEDERS “Do You Love Me Now?”
  • EASYWORLD “You Make Me Want To Drink Bleach”
  • JOHNNY PATE “?”
  • BEASTIE BOYS “Ricky’s Theme”