The Show: Macrodata Refinement

Starting the show off at a blistering pace with a track from the new Blair Parkes album “over board”, available right now on bandcamp.

You can still listen to the recent Karyn Hay interview with Blair over at the RNZ website, wherein he talks about his favourite local tunes and the seemingly arbitrary, fluid nature of the names of Christchurch suburbs, long a bugbear at The Joint mansions.

Say, say, say, say summat to me

On an unrelated note, we can’t help imagining that Caroline Polachek is attempting a broad Yorkshire accent during at least part of her latest song.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 19 February 2022

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

  • BLAIR PARKES – far
  • THE KVB – World On Fire
  • FAUZIA – swirl
  • MR BLOE – Groovin’ With Mr.Bloe
  • TRAMHAUS – I Don’t Sweat
  • FIRST FRONTIER – Jagged Line
  • KILO KISH – NEW TRICKS: ART, AESTHETICS, AND MONEY (featuring Vince Staples)
  • AUDIOBOOKS – Tryna Tryna Take Control
  • CAROLINE POLACHEK – Billions
  • WHATEVER THE WEATHER – 17°C
  • ICEBOY VIOLET – DEATHDRIVE
  • DJ NIGGA FOX – Sasuke
  • HIGHSCHOOL – Forever At Last

[Wellness Session] *

  • LINGUA IGNOTA – KATIE CRUEL
  •  J.J. JOHNSON – Parade Strut (Instrumental)
  • FLY ANAKIN – No Dough
  • DÄLEK – Decimation (Dis Nation)
  • MOTHER MOTHER – Hayloft II
  • SLAYYYTER – Stupid Boy (featuring Big Freedia)
  • YUNÈ PINKU – Affection
  • ORVILLE PECK – C’mon Baby, Cry
  • PAWAS – Naja (Bawrut Remix) (featuring Arooj Aftab)
  • YUNG SMARTRIDER – Night Of Solace
  • L’OBJECTIF – Same Thing

[Wellness Session] *

  • DAVID HOLMES – It’s Over, If We Run Out Of Love (featuring Raven Violet)
  • RILLA – Get Up Eight
  • NA-KEL SMITH – PRAYER
  • ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA – 10538 Overture
  • HEAVENLY – I Know What You Mean
  • LUNA LI – Silver Into Rain (featuring beabadoobee)
  • THE COOL KIDS, SIR MICHAEL ROCKS & CHUCK INGLISH – It’s Yours, Pt. 2
  • TELEFÍS –  Falun Gong Dancer (Donkey’s Gudge Dub) (featuring Jah Wobble)
  • SPICE – Different Category
  • 19 GADI PIRMS SĀKUMA – Nakts Ir Mana Zemapziņa
  • FAUZIA – low!
  • ROSALÍA – SAOKO

* The inspiration for this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: So goodbye I’m a-leavin’

RIP Robbie Shakespeare…

Not sure if “Boops (Here To Go)” is the song he’d most want to be remembered for but it’s in today’s playlist because it’s an 80’s cut-n-paste classic here at The Joint HQ.

…RIP Steve Bronski…

We managed to sneak in part of the 12″ version of “Smalltown Boy” to pay our respects. To fully appreciate the continuing relevance of that song we recommend this recent BBC Soul Music podcast.

… and RIP Mike Nesmith

This news came in too late for us to celebrate his life on the show but he was our favourite Monkee, wrote one of our all time favourite tunes * and we happen to be part way through his autobiography.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 11 December 2021

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

    • GRANDADDY / JASON LYTLE – It Was A Silent Night At Least Until Jeff Lynne Arrived
    • DIVIDE AND DISSOLVE – Denial (BEARCAT Remix)
    • JARVIS COCKER – Swanky Modes (Dennis Bovell Dubmix)
    • MATTIEL – Freedom Feels
    • THE GODZ – Radar Eyes
    • JACKIE EXTREME – SIREN SONG
    • FLY ANAKIN – Ghost (Featuring Nickelus F)
    • WET LEG – Too Late Now
    • CHASTITY BELT – Fake
    • PINKPANTHERESS – just for me
    • ACEMO – Perpetrator
    • SLY & ROBBIE – Boops (Here To Go)
    • LEATHER RATS – Stab You With A Knife (Live)
    • OBAY ALSHARANI – Cocoon
    • NICK NICELY – Hilly Fields (1892)
    • SKEE MASK – Stone Cold 369
    • $&$ – AGP
    • CANNIBAL OX – Abyss
    • INVT – Super Galactic
    • CULTS – Beach Ball
    • SPENCER. – byyyte
    • MR CLIFFNOTE – HELLO NURSE
    • BURUNDI BLACK – Burundi Black
    • TANYA TAGAQ – Colonizer (Tundra Mix)
    • TRENTEMØLLER – Dead or Alive
    • EARL SWEATSHIRT – 2010
    • PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING – Lichtspiel III: Symphonie Diagonale
    • MILDRED MAUDE – Trevena
    • NUGLIFE & FRANKIEOG – The Furthest Sea Remix (featuring Fly Anakin & Guilty Simpson)
    • EGO ELLA MAY – For The Both Of Us

* The inspiration for this week’s lyrical heading.

The Joint: Let me in your pub. I’m not looking for trouble, I’m looking for love.

Two weeks ago we made a bold claim that “Summer of Soul” was the best music documentary we’ve seen in years.

“The Sparks Brothers”, directed by Edgar Wright, might run it close though. At 2 hours and 20 minutes long it provides an exhaustive account of the Ron and Russell’s 50 year career.

Here Edgar Wright talks about his life – from child to auteur – in terms of the music he listened to. There’s a heavy debt to 70’s K-Tel and Ronco compilations.

And if you were expecting a Sparks laden playlist on the back of all that you are going to be disappointed. Not a Mael tune in sight. You’ll have to go back to a Joint from 4 years ago instead.

But on with today’s show…

Direct download: The Joint – 7 August 2021

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

  • ANIKA  –  Finger Pies
  • SUGABABES  –  Same Old Story (Blood Orange Remix)
  • SUPERSTATE  –  Yoga Town (featuring Graham Coxon & Valentina Pappalardo)
  • SAINT ETIENNE  –  Pond House
  • DEAD ACTORS  –  Heart-Shaped Swimming Pool
  • TOP CAT  –  Roughest Gunark (DJ Rap Jungle Mix)
  • SCOTCH ROLEX  –  U.T.B. 88
  • BC CAMPLIGHT  –  I’m Alright In The World
  • BRADY WATT, WESTSIDE GUNN, DJ PREMIER  –  The Narcissist
  • 박혜진 PARK HYE JIN  –  Whatchu Doin Later
  • REVIVAL SEASON  –  Iron Warrior
  • MAGIC ROUNDABOUT  –  She’s A Waterfall
  • THANKS FOR COMING  –  Panic
  • SITCOM  –  Gutter
  • WATER FROM YOUR EYES  –  Track Five
  • TALEEN KALI  –  Baby Love (Astrobrite Remix)
  • CLINIC  –  Fantasy Island
  • ROBERT HOOD  –  Chroma Light
  • ANNE CLARK  –  Our Darkness
  • FRANCES FOREVER  –  Space Girl
  • BINKI  –  Clay Pigeon
  • DEAD ACTORS  –  Fire In The Burning Sun
  • NILÜFER YANYA  –  Day 7.5093 (keiyaA Remix)
  • DON ZILLA  –  Ekivuuma
  • DVSN & TY DOLLA $IGN  –  I Believed It (featuring Mac Miller)
  • DIVIDE AND DISSOLVE  –  Far From Ideal (Chelsea Wolfe Remix)
  • COSMODROME  –  Pas De Strings Pour Le Lovertronic Style
  • MY SOLID GROUND  –  The Executioner
  • GIRL IN RED  –  Bad Idea! (World in Red Livestream Preview)
  • SIAL  –  Kita Dilahirkan Untuk Mati
  • SCOTCH ROLEX  –  Juice (featuring MC Yallah)
  • SLEIGH BELLS  –  Locust Laced
  • AMYL AND THE SNIFFERS  –  Security *

* The inspiration for this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: I’ll only feel worse, till I’m riding in a hearse, and I’m gone…

Thank you Matt Kennedy of fellow 8K.NZ show UNDERGROUND AUSTRALIANA for pointing us in the direction of Adelaide’s PEAK TWINS. Sure, “So Long” came out in 2013, but we’re slow on the uptake of most things, those good things take time, and a ballad with a dreamy David Lynch Roadhouse crooning vibe is pretty timeless anyway.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 3 July 2021

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

    • DOUJIN DUKE – I Guess We Will Never Know
    • THE LINDA LINDAS – Racist Sexist Boy
    • NABIHAH IQBAL – Following A Feeling
    • VELVET VISION – I Was Such a Different Person Last Time
    • SAULT – Bitter Streets
    • ANIKA – Rights
    • CUTICLES – Werewolf Woman
    • TRANSISTORS – Good Years
    • INTERNET DEATH – HIGH SPEED MISSION!
    • PEAK TWINS – So Long
    • GHOST DANCE COLLECTIVE – Kaleidoscope
    • DUCATI FLUX – Trash
    • GASPARD AUGÉ – Belladone
    • SWEET SEBASTIAN – Heart and Spirit
    • PELLEGRINO & ZODYACO – Napoliterranea
    • MALI-I – I-Give (Version)
    • SPELLLING – Boys at School
    • NECRUM SELECT – We Come Through
    • TYLER, THE CREATOR – MASSA
    • MARISSA NADLER – Nothing Else Matters
    • MERCEDES CAMBRIDGE – L.A. Tool & Die
    • DEAN HURLEY – Concrete Dub
    • YEONGRAK – OVEN LIVE, OVEN TEAM
    • CRONE – it tears open
    • PABLO BOZZI – Sangria Sound System N°1
    • MASSIMILIANO PAGLIARA – The Empty Room

* The inspiration for 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.

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