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The Show: The return of Tulip Black

Lady Tulip

Lady Tulip aka Tulip Black, turning things upside down just like Diana Ross.

Her last appearance on The Joint was back in 2009 and today is the return of Lady Tulip. She’s not too pleased either after missing out on tickets to Beyoncé’s three Auckland gigs in October which means she will be playing the darkest, scariest R&B that she can find. Hold tight.

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12pm – 1pm

1pm – 2pm

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The Show: “Like shearing a pig”

No criticism is implied.

No criticism is implied.

This is how Vladimir Putin deals with vexatious and frivolous enquiries about US citizens being lost in the Moscow airport transit lounge:

“In any case, I’d rather not deal with such questions, because anyway it’s like shearing a pig – lots of screams but little wool.”

Read the full story. He should watch Deliverance. And while he may not have a fondness for pigs he does have a love for horses. And guns. And knives. And judo.

And here’s the playlist in full…

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12pm – 1pm

1pm – 2pm

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.

The show: So sentimental, not sentimental no

12pm – 1pm

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The show: DatA. Auto-Tune.

We haven’t figured out if he is officially DatA or datA or DaTa or Data or dAtA. Usually this mixed-case fetish would ring alarm bells and play havoc with our nerdy iTunes naming conventions but David Guillon has just released the funnest, guilty pleasure of an electro album for 2009 in the form of “Skywriter”.

Maybe the sugar rush will wear off but loved it so much had to play three tracks on the show today. Love the wailing guitars and emo sentiments (“Rapture”), vocoders (“So much in love”), and even more wailing guitars and synth stabs (“Renaissance Theme”).

Can’t believe we made it through that last paragraph without once mentioning Alan Braxe, Fred Falke or Justice.

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Possibly the weirdest and most disturbing track we played on the show today was “Baako” by DJ Champion. The track features heavy use of a sample of a baby crying – run through Auto-Tune software.

Jace Clayton recently wrote about the Auto-Tune phenomenon in “Pitch Perfect” in Frieze magazine. Auto-Tune first gained mainstream fame/infamy with Cher’s 1998 single “Believe”. North African musicians have embraced it for the last decade to bizarre effect. Many music critics now blame it for the world’s social ills. But Jace Clayton argues a really good “defence” for its use – it’s just another technology that can be used well or misused. James Marcus also covers the issue nicely in his House of Mirth blog.

Still doesn’t beat the fun and silliness of an old school vocoder though.

And here’s the playlist in full…

12pm – 1pm

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1pm – 2pm

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2pm – 3pm

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