The Show: Are you the goddamn Coronavirus?

This week’s show was put together quickly, incorporating large chunks of Conan O’Brien’s Self-Quarantine podcast (featuring Andy Daly) and huge swathes of the 2020 BBC Radio 6 Music Festival.

However, the time we saved was put to good use. We managed to get in 8 – 10 solid hours of worrying about the future of the world. Job done.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 21 March 2020

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

Highlights from the 6 Music Festival 2020

  • ANNA MEREDITH – Paramour
  • black midi – Speedway
  • GAIKA – Spectacular Anthem
  • KATE TEMPEST – People’s Faces
  • KIM GORDON – Air BnB
  • ROBERT GLASPER – J Dilla Tribute
  • SQUID – Houseplants
  • SUDAN ARCHIVES – Confessions
  • WARMDUSCHER – Midnight Dipper

Dalton Wilcox shot the Coronavirus *

  • WARMDUSCHER – Midnight Dipper (Soulwax Remix)
  • EMPRESS SHELLY – Mufare
  • БASSAE – A
  • ARTICLE 54 – Piece Of Cake
  • DUSKY – Sort It Out Sharon (featuring Wiley)
  • KALLE HYGIEN – Absolute Bomber
  • LUZ1E – Dreamscape
  • ALTIN GÜN – Süpürgesi Yoncadan
  • DAS KOOLIES – It’s All About The Dolphins
  • LIGHGHT – Dark Rush
  • WORKING MEN’S CLUB – A.A.A.A.
  • RIZ AHMED – Fast Lava
  • SHOPPING – Initiative
  • THICK – Mansplain

August Lindt ignores the Coronavirus

  • JOY DIVISION – Isolation

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: I’m John Barnes in the box, I blaze hard after mosque…

If the relentless barrage of news about COVID-19 and coronavirus is getting you down then let Riz Ahmed’s “The Long Goodbye” take your mind off it for a few minutes…

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 14 March 2020

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

  • PLACES FOR PEOPLE – Morning Light
  • PLACES FOR PEOPLE – Concourse
  • HAMERKOP – The Splendour That Was Rome
  • PAPLOCO – SUMMER HAYZE
  • PETSHOP OX – Amor Fati
  • EACH OTHER – Same As It Never Was
  • MACKENZIE – Rā
  • MAD FRANK – Fits into my aims
  • BEN WOODS – LESSON
  • TIDAL RAVE – FOMO
  • PGX – Peter Gutteridge
  • THE TACKS – Merivale
  • DAME BONNET – Nothing
  • L’ÉPÉE – On Dansait Avec Elle
  • CNT EVN – Endless
  • RIZ AHMED – Where You From *
  • LÜDIC – BLCKHLNSTRL
  • ALPHONSE – Xanax 123
  • ROZA TERENZI – Metal Glo
  • SEBASTIAN MULLAERT – Attio
  • ALPHONSE – Mystical Wisp
  • SEBASTIAN MULLAERT – Dancing with Mr. K
  • SONIC BOOM – Just Imagine
  • R.A.P. FERREIRA – Baby
  • CHROMATICS – Touch Red
  • YĪN YĪN – One Inch Punch
  • ATNIGHT – Pushkar
  • LUKE WOODFIELD – Phase In

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: If I gave you a million dollars right now, would you buy candy or a candy store?

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 07 March 2020

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

  • WASTED SHIRT  –  Fist Is My Ward
  • SONIC YOUTH  –  Disappearer
  • COBRA KILLER  –  Tenthousand Tissues
  • JULIAN COPE  –  Your Facebook, My Laptop
  • ROYCE DA 5’9”  –  Mr. Grace (Intro) *
  • KASSA OVERALL  –  Darkness In Mind (featuring Sullivan Fortner)
  • ODDGOD  –  Ballroom
  • SOFIE  –  Truth Of The Matter
  • BYRELL THE GREAT  –  Holy Heels
  • GHOSTPOET  –  Concrete Pony
  • HD SUBSTANCE  –  The House Of The Lord
  • PACHYMAN  –  Dose it
  • STRAWBERRY GENERATION  –  When You Were Here And I Was Sad
  • UV-TV  –  Happy Place
  • JAN ST. WERNER  –  VS Cancelled
  • 100 gecs  –  ringtone (remix) (featuring Charli XCX, Rico Nasty, Kero Kero Bonito)
  • PETBRICK  –  Gringolicker (featuring Mutado Pintado) Radio Edit
  • ANNA CALVI  –  Don’t Beat The Girl Out Of My Boy (Hunted Version) (featuring Courtney Barnett)
  • TIÑA  –  I Feel Fine
  • DOMINIQUE YOUNG UNIQUE  –  Fashion
  • RIHANNA  –  Work (Kabuki’s Footwork Jungle Re-fix)
  •  DJ EARL  –  Um Vida (The Life)
  • YUMI ROSE  –  KYSS
  • AVALANCHES, THE  –  We Will Always Love You (featuring Blood Orange)
  • HANDLE  –  Punctured Time
  • RIZ AHMED  –  Toba Tek Singh
  • GLADIE  –  When You Leave The Sun
  • POTTERY  –  Texas Drums Pt I
  • THE LEONARD SIMPSON DUO (LEONARD CHARLES X GUILTY SIMPSON)  –  My Inspiration
  • GREMLINZ, JESTA & KALU  –  Monolith
  • KUTMAH  –  Centenarians
  • MHYSA  –  sad slutty baby wants more from the world
  • VINCE STAPLES  –  Hell Bound
  • STICK IN THE WHEEL  –  Drive The Cold Winter Away
  • AVI BUFFALO  –  Skeleton Painting

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: BNE

A recent flying visit to Brisbane by Fraserhead shaped the playlist today. A tight schedule meant he could not get to any gigs or record shopss but scouring Bandcamp later on for Brisbane’s alt, indie, left-field and electronically tinged offerings shed light on quite a vibrant music culture. Think of it as a musical travelogue rather than an exhaustive survey. Thank you also to Mel Echo of Melbourne’s Annual Leaf for recommendations and pointers too.

PS: The above image is a detail of “Borne On The Wind” (2013) by Brisbane born artist Anne Wallace from her Suburban Noir project. The major survey Anne Wallace: Strange ways at QUT Art Museum more than made up for missing out on gigs and record shops.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 29 February 2020

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

  • OLD ALPS – First light
  • RELAY TAPES – Dream Colour
  • NITE FIELDS – Not Your Time
  • DUMB THINGS – Today Tonight
  • SOME JERKS – A Million Girls
  • REGURGITATOR – Roxx for Brains
  • CNT EVN – All or Nothing
  • KERBSIDE COLLECTION – Waiting Game
  • PATRSN – All In The Eyes
  • MIDDLE NAME DANCE BAND – Ricardo
  • TIGER PEARSON – The New England Highway
  • X CLUB. – SENSATION
  • ANARCHOSOPHIST – Substance D
  • TUPPERWAVE – Wasted Time
  • CLOUD TANGLE – Falling Asleep
  • ALESSANDRO CORTINI + LAWRENCE ENGLISH – Immediate Horizon 3
  • THAT SONG THAT YOU SING FOR THE SUN – U35m2b
  • MICRONODE – Virtual Landscapes
  • BIN LICKER – Nite lizard
  • DEATH COMES CRAWLING – I Would Spread My Wings So Wide
  • SYRUP, GO ON – Don’t Go (Riding Down The Cosmic Drain)
  • WAAX – Wild & Weak
  • HATCHIE – Obsessed
  • J. FRANCIS – circles
  • THE GOON SAX – Losing Myself
  • FINGERLESS – Tambourine Addict Who Plays The Drugs
  • EAST OF WEST – Nine Lives
  • TIANA KHASI – Good Things

The Show: And we want to get loaded

RIP Andrew Weatherall

And on with the show…

(but if you want a much, much better show…

…and there’s way more where that came from)

Direct download: The Joint – 22 February 2020

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

  • MY BLOODY VALENTINE  –  Soon (Andy Weatherall Mix)
  • BEKAH CC  –  No Change
  • NICK DRAKE  –  At The Chime Of A City Clock
  • JON SABLE  –  Dust 2 Ashes
  • AGAINST ALL LOGIC · LYDIA LUNCH  –  If You Can’t Do It Good, Do It Hard
  • ONIRICO  –  Stolen Moments
  • POP UP!  –  Surprise
  • PINS  –  Hot Slick
  • MEN AND HEALTH  –  Smoof Operator
  • WORKING MENS CLUB  –  White Rooms & People
  • THE STROKES  –  At The Door
  • BEYAZ  –  B
  • DIVINGSTATION95  –  Memphis Funeral Home (Single Mix)
  • MARTYN BOOTYSPOON  –  The Grid
  • KIRK THE FLIRT  –  Changes
  • BOYS NOIZE  –  Buchla 100
  • COBRA KILLER  –  Without A Sun
  • MASARIMA  –  Freak Like U
  • PELADA  –  Ajetreo
  • JUNIORE  –  Ah Bah D’accord
  • JEANINES  –  Been In The Dark
  • THE FREAKEES  –  Perfect Hair
  • HEAVYLARRY  –  Micro Management
  • BOYS NOIZE  –  Girl Crush (featuring Rico Nasty)
  • GANG STARR  –  Bad Name (Remix) (featuring Method Man & Redman)
  • THROBBING GRISTLE  –  E-Coli
  • I BREAK HORSES  –  I’ll Be The Death Of You
  • P.R.N.D.L.  –  DRIVE
  • HOOK  –  Yes Man
  • DEANTONI PARKS  –  Tears In Rain II
  • PRIMAL SCREAM  –  Higher Than The Sun (A Dub Symphony In Two Parts)