The Show: The Tranquillusionist

We didn’t completely do it justice but on today’s show we wanted to highlight Helen Zaltzman’s rebranding of her Allusionist podcast as the Tranquillusionist.

Designed to soothe rather than provoke, the shows so far include a monologue of punchlines to well known jokes and another composed of the lyrics to “Imagine” but deconstructed in backwards alphabetical order.

Our favourite though is the reading of a list of the Westminster Kennel Club Best In Show winners from 1907 all the way through to this year. Much respect to Warren Remedy, the only dog to have won Westminster three years in a row.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 18 April 2020

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

  • SUZI QUATRO –  Warm Leatherette
  • TAVES –  Decant
  • GORILLAZ –  Aries (featuring Peter Hook & Georgia)
  • AYA –  Burying A War ( Billie x Leftfield )
  • PLEASURE POOL –  Wassily
  • CHARLI XCX –  Forever
  • LEZ POP –  STRAP ON
  • MERE NOTILDE –  Sample Heaven
  • OUIJA MACC –  Fall Thru Da Floor
  • RUMBLEFISH –  Tug Boat Line
  • REVOLUTIONARY ARMY OF THE INFANT JESUS –  Belonging/O Nata Lux
  • PALE BLUE –  I Walk Alone With Acid
  • EGOTRIP –  Dreamworld (World Of Dreams Mix)
  • PLEASURE POOL –  Night Scars
  • DJ これからの緊急災害 –  MotherFvcker
  • SEAN PAUL –  Get Busy
  • QUELLE CHRIS & CHRIS KEYS –  Sacred Safe (featuring Homeboy Sandman, Cavalier & Merrill Garbus)
  • ROXY MUSIC –  Mother Of Pearl
  • ORAX –  Above
  • THE STROKES –  The Adults Are Talking
  • FERA –  Stupida
  • LIAM K. SWIGGS & KOOL AID –  Rave Smack Talk
  • MARC RILEY & THE CREEPERS –  Shadow Figure
  • SKIN FLESH AND BONES –  Bones Dub
  • LINGUA IGNOTA –  O Ruthless Great Divine Director
  • BYRELL THE GREAT –  Happy CVNT (featuring Buddah & Divoli)
  • abstract projections –  habits
  • NO AGE –  Feeler
  • SPARKS –  Amateur Hour
  • POZI –  Whitewashing

The Show: It’s not me but the world that needs help…

Who needs cabin fever? Definitely not you! In these times of self-isolation heed this sage advice from PETSHOP OX: “It’s not me but the world that needs help…”

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 28 March 2020

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

  • EVIE SANDS – I Can’t Let Go
  • CYENCE – Non Stop (Damon Jee & Darlyn Vlys Remix)
  • FILMMAKER – Outlaw
  • EARTH TRAX – I’m Not Afraid
  • PLACES FOR PEOPLE – Premium Check-in
  • HAMERKOP – Remote
  • YUMI ZOUMA – Lonely After
  • MAD FRANK – Lonely Boy
  • LAUMĖ – Klara (z Bydgoszczy)
  • HANNAH EVERINGHAM – My Feelings Aren’t My Fault
  • THE ORIELLES – Whilst the Flowers Look
  • FRENCH_CONCESSION 法國租界 – End Of Time (Junus Orca Remix)
  • BRODINSKI X LOW JACK – Armor Sunken
  • MAOCHIE FEMCHAIN – The Vanishing Point
  • CHROMATICS – The Runner
  • NOCOW – Far Voices
  • COSMIN TRG – Having Said That
  • GRANDMASTER MAHI – T-RAPANUI HOUSE
  • NAVY BLUE – Simultaneously Bleeding
  • R.A.P. FERREIRA – Big business (feat. Mike Ladd)
  • BYRELL THE GREAT – Holy Heels
  • PAPLOCO – PAPANUI STATE OF MIND
  • MACKENZIE – Rangi
  • LIGHTNING DUST – Devoted To
  • I BREAK HORSES – Neon Lights
  • THOMAS ISBISTER – Itching A Dream
  • PETSHOP OX – Count Yourself Lucky *
  • DESMOND CHEESE – I Was There (feat. Ofa Fanaika)
  • ATLETAS – Cedros

* 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: Gimme more Star Wars, gimme open barre chords…

Driving around town yesterday listening to RNZ resulted in multiple earworms and tangled musical threads that needed dealing with. That’s the official explanation for FUN BOY THREE, BANANARAMA, ROXY MUSIC, LL COOL J and a few other cuts from the 60s, 70s and 80s making it on to the show today.

Every track on the show is a highlight, so it feels mean to play favourites, but a tip of the hat to Bill of Human Pleasure Radio for putting us on to Kiwi Jr. In a parallel universe The Cars would have signed to Flying Nun and their offspring would eventually become the house band for a shady sake bar in Toronto. You don’t even have to imagine it, here’s the video…

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 11 January 2020

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

  • FUN BOY THREE – The Lunatics Have Taken Over the Asylum
  • FUN BOY THREE – It Ain’t What You Do It’s The Way That You Do It (feat. Bananarama)
  • BANANARAMA – Aie a Mwana
  • ROXY MUSIC – Pyjamarama
  • EYEDRESS – Trauma
  • THOMAS ISBISTER – A Sign
  • SALAD BOYS – Onwards And Downwards
  • KIWI JR. – Gimme More *
  • MAD FRANK – Pick your pocket
  • LL COOL J – I Can’t Live Without My Radio
  • R.A.P. FERREIRA – Dreams
  • LABI SIFFRE – I Got The…
  • THE VILLAGE CALLERS – Hector
  • THE HONEY DRIPPERS – Impeach The President
  • YĪN YĪN – One Inch Punch
  • PAPLOCO – BISH I GOT
  • GOLDEN BUG & IN FIELDS – Ground (feat. Phoebe Coco)
  • THE MAUSKOVIC DANCE BAND – It’s The Wrong Goodie
  • TOM OF ENGLAND – In Your Town
  • ASE MANUAL – PUT YO ASS (HANDS UP) (feat. Escooter)
  • BYRELL THE GREAT – Hymm For Battle
  • DOCKET PRINTER – Ernie Binn
  • HOVVDY – Pixie
  • TOSHFUMI HINATA – 新しい遊牧民 Atarashii Yuhbokumin
  • FUROR – THE LAST OF US
  • EXAEL – lash (with nm) (vocal dub)
  • TRUCK STOP ALIEN – Desolate (Extended Version)
  • GRAPHEINE – Awake

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.