The Show: I’m walking through life in nature’s disguise.

R.I.P. Archbishop Carl Bean (1944 – 2021). Guardian obituary.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 11 September 2021

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

    • TZ – The Way I Am
    • HOT 8 BRASS BAND – Give Me The Night
    • THE LIMIÑANAS & LAURENT GARNIER – Promenade oblique
    • HARVEY SUTHERLAND – Superego
    • GAIJIN BLUES – Puff-Puff
    • REUBEN VAUN SMITH – Higher Higher
    • CURSES – Gina Lollobrigida (feat. Cici)
    • ESTER POLY – Wet
    • THE KUNDALINI GENIE – Half In, Half Out
    • SALEM TRIALS – Punk Killed All The Dinosaurs
    • ZVIET – Иногда (Inogda)
    • KAMANDI – Sinking But Upwards
    • JUNUS ORCA & INSTANT FANTASY – To Breathe So Heavenly
    • CARL BEAN – I Was Born This Way (Shep Pettibone Better Days Mix) *
    • CHRIS MORRIS – Bushwhacked 2
    • HELICON – I’m More English Than You, You Cunt (feat. Will Carruthers)
    • ASA MOTO – In My Body
    • PLUTO – Anna 2
    • 2XM – Allway
    • THE UPSETTERS – Womans Gotta Have Dub
    • NECRUM SELECT – Half Light
    • DESOLATE TESTAMENTS – last beer
    • YUMI ZOUMA – Give It Hell
    • MAD FRANK – Getting Better
    • MUG – Connection
    • REBECCA VASMANT – Timing’s End

* The inspiration for this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: Game over


Greetings friends, family, whānau.

Today is our last show before we head off on an indefinite sabbatical. Other commitments mean we need to take a break for a while.

The Joint first broadcast on RDU way back in July 2001 when the frequency was still 98.3FM. We started out on Sunday afternoons but after a while switched to Saturday afternoons. The reasons are lost in the mists of time.

By our really rough and unscientific calculations we reckon we’ve done 665 shows so far. That makes this final show today episode number 666. Not a shabby effort really. To put that in some completely unrelated context Ryan Giggs made 672 league appearances for Manchester United and David O’Leary made 558 league appearance for Arsenal.

Thank you for all your kind messages via Facebook, Twitter and the RDU text machine. It was a blast.

To paraphrase and plagiarise James Murphy…

Yeah, we lost our edge
The kids came up from behind
We lost our edge to the kids
From France and from London
And from Christchurch
But we were there
We lost our edge to better-looking people
With better ideas and more talent
And they’re actually really, really nice

Ka kite ano
The Herb Whisperer & Fraserhead

Direct download: The_Joint_2016-04-09-12-16.mp3

Here’s the playlist in full…

John Safran vs Chris Morris

Sunday Night Safran

This one almost slipped below The Joint radar. It’s the match-up we’ve all been waiting for as Australia’s answer to Chris Morris takes on John Safran’s British mentor.

By match-up I mean invites on Sunday Night Safran as a guest, and by takes on I mean cordially interviews about his film Four Lions.

The head to head starts at about the 31 minute mark.

Download mp3

Never quite understood the appeal of Father Bob though…