The Show: Remember I was your hippo, I’d wear your heart like a Zippo

First up, let us acknowledge that the misheard lyric meme is tired, dated and had burnt itself out way before memes even existed.

Having said that, we did have cause to stop and stare in wonder at our speakers the other week when we listened to the opening verse of The Weeknd’s “Less Than Zero”. The accompanying  lyric video confirmed that we had misunderstood the words and that the couplet in question wasn’t actually hippo & Zippo but hero & symbol.

Far be it from us to advise Mr. Tesfaye on song writing, but we just can’t help but feel that our take is slightly better.  After all, it does actually rhyme. Plus, no matter what anybody tells us, we still hear a song about semiaquatic mammals and lighters.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 22 January 2022

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

  • MAHAVISHNU ORCHESTRA – Planetary Citizen
  • THE WEEKND – Gasoline
  • TAPE HISS – La Tirimbina
  • ERIS DREW – Time To Move Close
  • HOLODRUM – Free Advice
  • PRINCE JAZZBO – Replay Version
  • LONE – ROYGBIV
  • ROBERT GLASPER – Black Superhero
  • ARAB STRAP – Aphelion
  • TONY GALLARDO – Bruja
  • GUERILLA TOSS – Cannibal Capital
  • BLACK SHEEP – Flavor Of The Month
  • ANITA LANE – Do That Thing
  • RÖYKSOPP – The Ladder
  • CATE LE BON – Remembering Me
  • EARMAKE – Space Disco
  • CASSETTEBOY – Rage Against The Party Machine
  • EARL SWEATSHIRT – Titanic
  • ROLO TOMASSI – Closer
  • DOMINIQUE LAWALREE – Le Maison Des 5 Elements (First Meeting)
  • HAZEY – Packs and Potions
  • LEATHER RATS – Fuck Shit Up (live)
  • NIK COLK VOID – Interruption Is Good (edit)
  • THE KVB – Unbound
  • THE WEEKND – Less Than Zero *
  • SECTORSEPT – Be There
  • ACID COCO – Cara Dura
  • SHENSEEA – Dolly
  • KING CHAMPION SOUNDS – Telemetry
  • ROGER ROBINSON & RICHARD SKELTON – Where (“The Life We Knew” Version)
  • KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD – Black Hot Soup (DJ Shadow “My Own Reality” Re-Write)

* The misheard inspiration for this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: You must show them you’re capable of not voting.

And on those happy notes on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 5 September 2020

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

  • OTTO  –  About You Now
  • RITA AND THE TIARAS  –  Gone With The Wind Is My Love
  • METZ  –  Hail Taxi
  • MOURN  –  This Feeling Is Disgusting
  • BLACKPINK  –  Ice Cream (with Selena Gomez)
  • BLACKSTARKIDS  –  Britney Bitch

Run The Jewels Festival Mix for BBC Radio 6

    • RUN THE JEWELS – Walking In The Snow (featuring Gangsta Boo)
    • SKIPP COON & MR NICK – Fight
    • RUN THE JEWELS – Out Of Sight (featuring 2 Chainz)
    • SAULT – Stop Dem
    • VINCE STAPLES – Hands Up
    • RUN THE JEWELS – Ooh La La (featuring DJ Premier & Greg Nice)
    • DJ SHADOW – Urgent, Important, Please Read (featuring Tef Poe, Daemon & Rockwell Knuckles)
    • SYL JOHNSON – Talkin About Freedom
    • SAULT – Monsters
    • BEATLES – All My Loving
    • RUN THE JEWELS – Close Your Eyes (featuring Zack De la Rocha)
    • ZACK DE LA ROCHA – Digging For Windows
    • RUN THE JEWELS – Legend Has It
    • KENDRICK – Alright (Jarreau Vandal Remix)
    • RUN THE JEWELS – Ju$t (featuring Pharrell & Zack De la Rocha)
  • MANIX  –  Feel Real Good
  • BLAWAN  –  40 Spiral
  • CABARET VOLTAIRE  –  Vasto
  • BLUE HAWAII  –  I Felt Love
  • DMA’S  –  Life Is A Game Of Changing

Moonchild Sannelly Mix for BBC Radio 6

    • MOONCHILD SANNELLY – F Boys
    • STIFF PAP – Mkokotelo
    • DJ LAG & UNTICIPATED SOUNDZ – Amanikiniki
    • DA FRESH x ATHIE – Masheleni
    • MOONCHILD SANNELLY – Weh Mameh
    • DJ VITOTO – OMG
    • MOONCHILD SANNELLY – Bashiri
  • KELLY LEE OWENS  –  Night
  • WOLFRAM  –  Automatic (featuring Peaches) [Rex The Dog Vocal Remix]
  • CONFIDENCE MAN  –  First Class Bitch
  • GIRL IN RED  –  Rue

The Show: Heaven knows there’s a God and she’s grieving

Direct download: The Joint – 27 July 2019

And here’s the playlist in full…

  • BEAK  –  Minus Pillow
  • T-SHRT  –  Blow The Whistle (Funkmasta Turk Fix)
  • DEENA ABDELWAHED  –  Rabbouni (Enyang Ha Remix)
  • MORMOR  –  Outside
  • KNIFE WIFE  –  Silly Pony
  • PATRICE RUSHEN  –  Forget Me Nots (12 Inch Version)
  • CHARLI XCX & CHRISTINE AND THE QUEENS  –  Gone
  • NAS  –  Royalty (featuring RaVaughn)
  • GAWD STATUS  –  Heavy Metal
  • BABYTRON (YUNG BABY TATE)  –  #megatronchallenge
  • SARATHY KORWAR  –  Bol (Featuring Zia Ahmed & Aditya Prakash)
  • JANEK SCHAEFER  –  What Comes Around
  • WARREN G & NATE DOGG  –  Regulate (Rhythm Scholar Funk For Days Remix)
  • BLACK DRESSES  –  NAUSEA 2019
  • SHANGRI-LAS, THE  –  Past, Present, Future
  • LINGUA IGNOTA  –  May Failure Be Your Noose
  • 6SISS  –  Prisma
  • FREE YOUTH  –  We Can Move
  • GAVELMAN  –  FB Acid
  • WORKING MEN’S CLUB  –  Teeth
  • STRANGE RANGER  –  Message To You
  • ATTARAZAT ADDAHABIA & FARADJALLAH  –  Al Hadaoui الهداوي
  • SQUID  –  The Cleaner
  • TIN MAN  –  Flutter
  • THE DSM IV  –  Racist Man*
  • LAKOU MIZIK x 79RS GANG  –  Iko Kreyòl (DJ Windows 98 Mix)
  • DJ SHADOW  –  Rocket Fuel (featuring De La Soul)

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: Sparks Plugs

As The Joint reluctantly adapts to middle-aged life it’s heartening to see two 70ish year old brothers making angry, vibrant, catchy pop music. We reckon these might possibly be some of the best tunes of the Maels’ 50 year career.

And in this week’s edition of Lyrics Bingo match the following couplets to their respective songs:

“Ain’t left the city in months,
I guess Westfield knows what I want”

“I’m a janitor,
Oh my genitals”

“You’re a feminist until I won’t fuck you,
You’re a feminist until I talk to other guys”

Direct download: The Joint – 5 August 2017

Our respects to Super Deluxe, source of the Alex Jones and Tami Lahren cut-ups

And here’s the playlist in full…

  • SPARKS – What The Hell Is It This Time?
  • BLOW, THE – Get Up
  • SIR ROBERT ORANGE PEEL – The Spiral Remix
  • MEATBINGO – What, In Today’s World?
  • FLOWDAN – Original Raggamuffin (featuring Wiley)
  • GHOSTPOET – Freakshow
  • SUBURBAN LAWNS – Janitor
  • EVERYTHING EVERYTHING – Can’t Do
  • SONICS, THE – Have Love, Will Travel

A word from Alex Jones

  • PETE FIJ / TERRY BICKERS – Love’s Going To Get You
  • SAYA – Cold Fire
  • LOUIE RANKIN – Typewriter
  • CHINO AMOBI – Blackout
  • BETH DITTO – Oo La La
  • JJ FAD – Anotha Ho
  • KOKOKO! – L.O.V.E.
  • SWEET BABOO – Pink Rainbow
  • BREAKFAST MUFF – R U A Feminist

A word from Tami Lahren

  • DJ SHADOW – Horror Show (featuring Danny Brown)
  • SUZI WU – Teenage Witch
  • SYLVAN ESSO – The Glow
  • DIZZEE RASCAL – Wot U Gonna Do?
  • STEVE SPIFFLER vs DAVID LYNCH – RR Vol 1 – 1 vs Pena
  • CHARLI XCX – Boys
  • ALVVAYS – Dreams Tonite
  • FRANKIE ROSE – Red Museum
  • DESIIGNER – Outlet

A grunt from Alex Jones

  • A. G. COOK – Windowlicker
  • PATIENCE – White Of An Eye
  • ANDREW HUNG – Say What You Want
  • WARM DIGITS – Better Friction (featuring Mia La Metta)
  • ANNIE & THE AEROPLANES – A Million Zillion Miles
  • HERE LIES MAN – Belt Of The Sun
  • D.A.F. – Der Mussolini (Giorgio Moroder & Denis Naidanow Remix)
  • SPARKS – Edith Piaf (Said It Better Than Me)

The chain is joint and forms a ring

Direct download: The Joint – 13 August 2016

Tune in for some lovely off-kilter beats, dreamy pop and driving rhythms. For those wanting something ‘crunchier’ the bricks get thrown into the techno washing machine about an hour and a half in.

And here’s the playlist in full…

  • PJ Harvey – Chain Of Keys *
  • Les Fils Du Calvaire – Rester Avec Toi (Feat. Miss Kittin)
  • Christine and the Queens – Science Fiction
  • MADEIRA – Manipulator
  • Puro Instinct – Peccavi
  • Les Baxters – Heazlewood Turnoff
  • Elusive – Pullin On His Push (feat. Flavia)
  • The Amazing – Blair Drager
  • Camera – Fröhlichkeit
  • DJ Shadow – Bergschrund (feat. Nils Frahm)
  • Haan808 – Life After Death
  • Foans – Frontier
  • Ponty Mython – Watch Over Him
  • Hidden Spheres – Well Well
  • D’Marc Cantu – Spotlight
  • Yuna Lesca – Chemtrails
  • The Angel Race – Ghetto Sketches
  • Berg Jaar – Nacr
  • Acronym – Across The Baltic Sea
  • Bronze Teeth – Cold Meets
  • Blair Sound Design – Gone (Acid Escape)
  • Prostitutes – Pregnant Toad
  • Akasha System – Vague Response
  • Cut Chemist – O Jardim

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

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