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The Show: Herb is overseas so Iggy drops in

The Herb Whisperer is away today.

In Melbourne. With 70,000 Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Not with.

Near.

Behind a door.

Luckily Iggy Pop dropped in to discuss free music in a capitalist society. You can find out more about this at Mr Pop’s 2014 John Peel Lecture. The transcript is here if you want to skip to the juicy details. Food for thought.

I didn’t think the Nancy Whang / Etienne de Crecy version of “Comme Un Aigle” / “Like An Eagle” could be beat but how wrong I was. Have a peek below at the Michel Vedette version. Anyone know where we can buy silver disco shorts?

And here’s the playlist in full…

Direct download: the-joint-20141018.mp3

12pm – 1pm

1pm – 2pm

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The show: Getting funky and retro

Gah! And that was a real self-loathing Stewie Griffin style “gah”. I can’t believe that I just used the term “funky”. Makes me sound like a  middle-aged middle-manager at a shitty office party that no one wanted to attend. The Herb Whisperer would have kicked my arse if he had been here. So let’s just pretend that I used the term “the funk” instead, okay?

So why the funk and retro? Well, there wasn’t a huge amount of it to be honest but during times of recession and long winters it’s good to dig through the record collection for a bit of inspiration hence the stone cold classics from Funky Four Plus One‘s (the epic “That’s The Joint” (the which inspired the name of this show) and The JBs (for a high speed funk workout).

But the point I’m getting to is that if you’re feeling a bit down and don’t mind falling into the fatal trap of shopping to make yourself feel better then you can’t go wrong by buying cheap second hand records. Especially from places like Galaxy Records where I scored mint copies of Blondie‘s “Autoamerican” (1980), Malcolm McLaren‘s “Duck Rock” (1983), and Stu and The Lads “Nice One Stu” (1976). Cheers Dave !!!

And here’s today’s playlist in full…

12pm – 1pm

Download 12pm – 1pm here

1pm – 2pm

Download 1pm – 2pm here

PS: Limited service today. 12-2pm only today sorry.

The show: Jizzing out with The xx !!!

The Joint “heart” The XX.

Whilst Fraserhead was thrashing their new album “XX” on the show, The Herb Whisperer was getting ready to stalk one of the lead singers later that day at The Field Day Festival in London.

And here’s today’s playlist in full…

12pm – 1pm

Download 12pm – 1pm here

1pm – 2pm

Sorry – no podcast available.

PS: Limited service today. 12-2pm only today sorry.

The show: The Duckworth Lewis Method. Joakim. Going 80s mixtape retro.

12pm – 1pm

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1pm – 2pm

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2pm – 3pm

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The show: Michael Jackson tragibute. A threesome with Mos Def. Mrs Herb Whisperer drops in.

And here’s the legendary Cassetteboy with possibly the greatest Michael Jackson tragibute of all time…

We’ve always enjoyed those Cassetteboy scallywags. Get your fill at these places:

There are many MJ tributes doing the rounds but here is our truly favourite MJ moment. It was when Jarvis Cocker invaded the stage at the 1996 BRIT Awards to protest Michael Jackon’s messiah complex. Brilliant stuff. It’s what rock n roll™ is all about.

And here’s today’s playlist in full…

12pm – 1pm

1pm – 2pm

No podcast this week sorry.