The Show: We see this thing going zip zap, zap zip, stay there, flash flash flash, zoom, stay there, flash flash flash, zoom zoom zoom zoom, and then off…

After the endless rain and gloomy midwinter, the new Violet French track “I Want the Sky to be Crying” has somehow undampened our spirits.

By the way, today’s blog title was inspired by Shaun Ryder reminiscing about seeing UFOs in his home town of Salford on the way to the bus stop.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 04 July 2020

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

  • PLACES FOR PEOPLE – Sunset Park
  • LOW END ACTIVIST – Game Theory feat. Flowdan
  • RIDER SHAFIQUE AND THE BUG – Burn
  • NAVY BLUE – 22!
  • THE KOREATOWN ODDITY – Weed in LA
  • HADE – Jeep Cherokee XJ
  • SILENT FREEWAY – Ground Floor
  • VIOLET FRENCH – I Want the Sky to be Crying
  • MAG – So Low
  • VANESSA WORM – Heaven To Hell
  • PEAKING LIGHTS – Traffic
  • ANA HELDER – Boleto 101
  • YUNA LESCA – meandtheboys
  • SPECTRAL FEATURING SHAUN RYDER – Zip Zap Zoom (feat. Shaun Ryder) (Mybroken101 remix) *
  • FANTASTIC MAN – Lather of Heaven
  • LEWSBERG – Cold Light of Day
  • THE DWARFS OF EAST AGOUZA – Black Sun of Intent
  • FELIPE GORDON – Acid Horizontal Polka
  • RED AXES – Moonlight Ride
  • DONNA SUMMER – I Feel Love (Special New Version by Patrick Cowley)
  • ÇAYKH – Mogadishoù
  • AREA 3 – Bubble
  • SEI STILL – Tácticas de Guerrilla Urbana

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: 1966. A good year…

And a happy birthday to The Herb Whisperer. Like Eric Cantona, he too was born in 1966. And much like Cantona’s genius performances on the pitch, Herb’s presence in the Old Trafford stands back in the day helped lay the foundation for Manchester United’s domination of English football throughout the 1990s and early 2000s.

But that’s enough football history. On with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 11 April 2020

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

  • ROY BUDD – Who Dares Wins (Wikan Tactical Insertion Mix)
  • ZANE 2000 – Novelty Waves
  • FILMMAKER – Outsider Warriors
  • THE TACKS – Rat
  • LIAM K. SWIGGS & KOOL AID – Rave Smack Talk
  • UNORTHODOXUNITUS – Cheeky C**t (Send for Loom + DJ SUX + Ottic)
  • NECRUM SELECT – Cypher In Blue
  • R.A.P. FERREIRA – DOLDRUMS
  • CARAMEL SMOOTH HEAVEN & JESS ASPINWALL – Pit
  • FRENCH_CONCESSION 法國租界 – End of Time (Indi Remix)
  • THE SORCERERS – Summoning The Monkey God
  • DIE ORANGEN – Sonne (Zeug Dub)
  • SILENT FREEWAY – Soda Fabric
  • FREDERIK VALENTIN & LOKE RAHBEK – Scarlett
  • WINDY & CARL – Recon
  • WOMB – Used to Be
  • HAMERKOP – Deadwood
  • MELANIE VELARDE – Memo
  • ROSA – Sera A Posillipo
  • PYE CORNER AUDIO – Distance
  • DESIRE – Escape
  • NIGHT RYDER 1983 – Bastarda
  • FANTASTIC MAN – Lather of Heaven
  • DATASSETTE – Existenzmaximum
  • DANIEL AVERY & ALESSANDRO CORTINI – Water
  • 2XM – Mediate

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.