The Show: What’s the point of your existence, if you don’t want to make a difference?

Fraserhead’s track of the week is JOHN PAUL‘s “Glenn” from the new album “Subjects”. A shuffling beat, a sneaky trumpet, and sharp lyrics a la “The Maltese Falcon’s a nativity play”. What’s not to love??? Nihilism has never been so cheerful. Pure gold. Tip of the hat to the one and only Bill from HUMAN PLEASURE RADIO for putting us on to it :)

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 20 June 2020

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

    • THE KOREATOWN ODDITY – Attention Challenge (feat. Swift, Skyler Duf, Fatlip, Giovanni Marks, Nita Darling, Corrine Atkinson, Lewis)
    • NNAMDÏ – Rage
    • JOHN PAUL – Glenn *
    • SEI STILL – Blumenkriege
    • ROZA TERENZI – My Reality Cheque Bounced (feat. DJ Zozi)
    • TALSOUNDS – Soar
    • T. G. SHAND – The Rug
    • SOFIE – 99 Glimpses
    • YUMI ZOUMA – My Palms Are Your Reference To Hold To Your Heart
    • BLAIR PARKES – times like this
    • PLASTIC ESTATE – This Place
    • JOE SAMPSON – I Guess This Is Me Now
    • L’ECLAIR – Cebando
    • THE MAUSKOVIC DANCE BAND – Controleer Jezelf
    • AFRIKAN SCIENCES – DAILY GATES
    • DESOLATE TESTAMENTS – meridian
    • ÖTZI – Moths
    • M!R!M – Crystal Cave
    • DANA GAVANSKI – Memories of Winter
    • BECCA MANCARI – Lonely Boy
    • V.V. LIGHTBODY – Damn Golden
    • RAYMOND RICHARDS – ROSLYN, WASHINGTON
    • WAXAHATCHEE – Oxbow
    • SHIT AND SHINE – whaxaxaxki
    • AUDIO ARCHAEOLOGY – Sunken Babylon
    • BIG GUTS BILLY – The Plug
    • J DILLA – Sunbeams
    • CIBO MATTO – Know Your Chicken
    • LUSCIOUS JACKSON – Ladyfingers (Kurt’s “Guaranteed Every Time” Mix)
    • BEASTIE BOYS – Ricky’s Theme

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: And here’s David with the weather…

In these post-lockdown Covid-19 times of social austerity and a craving for “normality” there was a brief temptation to revert The Joint to a conventional adult-contemporary radio format. For that reason we roped in David Lynch to do a regular weather report for us.

And it’s not a new phenomenon born out of recent cabin fever but something he’s done on and off for years.  E.g. here’s the weather report from 1 February 2005 with assistance from Laura Dern.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 23 May 2020

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

  • ZANE 2000 – Time Just Is
  • DISTANT STARS – La Fuerza de mis Brazos
  • PEAKING LIGHTS – Innerterrestrial
  • BLACK DRESSES – IM A FREAK CUZ IM ALWAYS FREAKED OUT
  • WOLFRAM – Raus (feat. Yung Hurn & Egyptian Lover)
  • CUSTARD SQUARE – Star Dust
  • DAVID LYNCH – The Weather Report: 17/05/2020
  • ASHEE – Retrofit
  • SHIT AND SHINE – HAVE YOU BEEN DRINKING 2E?
  • RIP SWIRL – Shine (feat. Catnapp)
  • MUSIC SUCKS – Wack Job
  • DXNO – Cakes
  • DAVID LYNCH – The Weather Report: 18/05/2020
  • HADE – Range Rover HSE
  • NECRUM SELECT – Moon Dyne
  • SILENT FREEWAY – Last Call
  • MOGWAI – Lesser Glasgow
  • WINDY & CARL – Stranger
  • DAVID LYNCH – The Weather Report: 19/05/2020
  • INVADER TRON – Fields (feat. Ruby Rose Mulcahy)
  • AUDIO ARCHAEOLOGY – Misty Shipwreck
  • TOKIMONSTA – To be Remote
  • DAVID LYNCH – The Weather Report: 20/05/2020
  • THE KUNDALINI GENIE – The Sky is Falling (But The Stars Look Good on You)
  • BAILTERSPACE – MODF
  • MACLO – Night Funk Melody
  • DAVID LYNCH – The Weather Report: 21/05/2020
  • BLEACHING AGENT – In Flaming Virtue
  • KEANU RAVES – Floor Support
  • LOCKED GROOVE – Missing Link

The Show: Ding dong

R.I.P. Florian Schneider (1947-2020) a founding member of Kraftwerk. The breakthrough was perhaps their fourth album “Autobahn” released in 1974 but a bit of delving reacquainted us with their first two albums (efficiently titled “Kraftwerk 1” and “Kraftwerk 2”) and a reminder of the gentle beauty that is the epic Klingklang. A nice way to start a contemplative show.

And later… down the YouTube rabbit hole we went discovering live footage from 1970 of Kraftwerk at Rockpalast. We thought we were big deal going to house discos and raves in 1989 and had no idea how far ahead of us those crazy German kids were. Keytars, synths, multimedia, a motorik beat we can bug out to, and a stylish crowd. Minds blown…

And those interludes today? That was Phoebe Waller-Bridge recounting to Deborah Frances-White in episode 199 of The Guilty Feminist her Covid-19 lockdown experiences with the three neighbourhood cats: Good Cat, Bad Cat and Mystery Cat.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 09 May 2020

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

  • KRAFTWERK – KlingKlang
  • BLAIR PARKES – turn off turn on
  • REVBJELDE – SWAMP GAS vert_x remix
  • AUDIO ARCHAEOLOGY – Pegasus Bay
  • PHOEBE WALLER BRIDGE – Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s good cat
  • DESIRE – Black Latex
  • LAURA LEE LOVELY – Somewhere Over The Rainbow (Beyond The Rain – Remake)
  • MANFREDAS & FANTASTIC TWINS – Gimme Pizza
  • PLACES FOR PEOPLE – Atrium
  • PLACES FOR PEOPLE – Conference Room
  • PLACES FOR PEOPLE – Do Not Disturb
  • DLINA VOLNY – I’m Not Allowed (Drumappella)
  • T. G. SHAND – Fields to Flower
  • PHOEBE WALLER BRIDGE – Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s bad cat
  • CLEAR PATH ENSEMBLE – Inner Space
  • FALLE NIOKE & GHOST CULTURE – Barké
  • DAMU THE FUDGEMUNK, ARCHIE SHEPP & RAW POETIC – Learning to Breathe
  • R.A.P. FERREIRA – RO TALK
  • HOLLY AFOA – mum, dad, I’m lesbian
  • C.A.R. – Becoming Strangers
  • THE_UNDERSCORES – Xi Wang-mu Tessera
  • PETER WRIGHT – The Föhn Brings The Fever
  • PHOEBE WALLER BRIDGE – Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s mystery cat
  • MADELEINE COCOLAS – A Basic Understanding
  • ANDREA LASZLO DE SIMONE – Immensità
  • JUNUS ORCA – One Arm Pack
  • THE TRENDEES – TV Presenter Stupid Loins
  • MNTTAB – Iss Eine Ratte
  • KRAUS – An Arrow in the Haunch
  • CARAMEL SMOOTH HEAVEN – Axed The Angel (2XM Remix)
  • JAGĀ – Inter Alios

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: Christchurch – Ōtautahi 2017… the year in review

Today it’s a review of the year in music from Christchurch – Ōtautahi featuring some of our favourite releases throughout 2017.

We couldn’t quite fit them all in, some may not strictly have been made in “Christchurch”, and there are some tracks that were produced earlier than 2017 but only saw the light of this day this year, but we’re sure you get the gist.

And because we like to get a bit OCD on it – and also to avoid ranking art – the setlist features the artists in chronological order of track release…

Direct download: The Joint – 30 December 2017

And here’s the playlist in full…

  • Aldous Harding – Horizon
  • Motte – Give It To Me
  • 2XM – Feelin It
  • Custard Square – Lost In Transients
  • pickle darling – mouthful
  • Kelvin Hurts – Lover
  • Blair Parkes – don’t worry baby
  • Luis – Microwave Chicken
  • Headland – Stand Firm
  • Lost Temple – Linwood Hash
  • The Opawa 45s – Sleepwalk ’17
  • Kamandi – Manawa
  • French Concession – Winter Storm
  • Fran – Same Name
  • Flandiz – Day Time Dreaming
  • The Steffan van Soest Smoke Machine – When it’s Time to Rise
  • Marlon Williams – Vampire Again
  • Greybeard – Greenstoner
  • oaky – Post Office Thoughts.
  • indi – Demeter
  • POLO – judas
  • Yumi Zouma – December
  • Laura Lee Lovely – Take Me With You
  • Miniatures – Form Into Soft And Wild
  • Caramel Smooth Heaven – Line Line Dot_
  • _dxno – ship
  • Luis & Flandiz – Subtle
  • Audio Archaeology. – For Violet
  • Haan808 – Void
  • KILLS – Right Here
  • Wurld Series – The Bend

The Show: Bruschotti

If you like weird phone calls – and who doesn’t? – listen out for a shameless plundering of the Longmont Potion Castle back catalogue.

Official LPC site at www.longmontpotioncastle.com plus and excellent profile from 2016 at Rolling Stone: America’s Underground Prank-Call King Speaks.

Direct download: The Joint – 11 November 2017

And here’s the playlist in full…

  • SonoTWS – Old 45 Records
  • Keita Sano – Night Walking
  • Crackazat – The Only One
  • Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith – I Will Make Room for You (Four Tet Remix)
  • Duncan Gray – Smelly Little Man
  • Longmont Potion Castle – Bruschotti *
  • pickle darling – mouthful
  • Yumi Zouma – December
  • Documenta – Love As A Ghost (single version)
  • The Steffan van Soest Smoke Machine – You Already Know
  • AK/DK – Modulate to Accumulate
  • Neil MacLeod – Settle
  • POLO – eel
  • Lost Temple. – Kahutara Stonewash
  • Road Hog – Window Roll
  • Audio Archaeology. – For Violet
  • Helena Hauff – Do You Really Think Like That?
  • Perth Drug Legend – Fleshers Vennel
  • Longmont Potion Castle – Retro Hang Glider
  • Caramel Smooth Heaven – Motions
  • Golden Teacher – Shatter (Version)
  • Luis & Flandiz – Subtle
  • Galcher Lustwerk – I’m In The Coolest Driver’s High
  • Dub Specialist – Still Dubbing
  • Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry & Subatomic Sound System – Underground Roots feat. Ari Up
  • Jay Glass Dubs & Guerilla Toss – String Dub
  • Longmont Potion Castle – NBS Electronics 2
  • Black Spuma – No Cube
  • Shadow Moses – Phreeks
  • Krikor Kouchian – WYSIWYG

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.