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…

The Show: Don’t go in the water

We’re picking up the blog where the Jaws-sampling track from today’s playlist, “Bangface Beach Party Dub“, left off.

If you’re a stickler for detail you can always examine the historical accuracy of Robert Shaw’s monologue using the “Analysing Quint’s USS Indianapolis Speech” article over at Empire Online.

And here’s the playlist in full…


Direct download: The_Joint_2014-01-25-12-14.mp3

12pm – 1pm

1pm – 2pm

The Show: The Second Battle Of Bull Run

And here’s the playlist in full…

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12pm – 1pm

1pm – 2pm

The Show: Cultural strip mining

And here’s the playlist in full…

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12pm – 1pm

1pm – 2pm

The Show: The Return of The Return of The Butcher

DJ Butcher aka Deano Murakami
DJ Butcher aka Deano Murakami

Nice to have DJ Butcher over from Osaka and play us a fabulous selection from his scarily extensive collection of funk, soul, ska, and dub 45s.

The Hot 8 Brass Band from New Orleans have got a new album out and their cover version of Ghost Town is something quite special.

And here’s the playlist in full…

12pm – 1pm

+ Download 12pm – 1pm [90MB]

  • Tiga – Plush
  • Fascinator – Sexual Mystery
  • Todd Terje – Swing Star (Part 2)
  • Barry Gray & His Orchestra – Century 21
  • Barry Gray & His Orchestra – Title theme from “Joe 90”
  • John Barry – Beat Girl
  • Al Caiola – Mod Squad Theme
  • Dandy Livingstone – Rudy. A Message To You.
  • Hot 8 Brass BandGhost Town
  • Prince Buster – Dancing Time
  • Prince Buster – Al Capone
  • Prince Buster – Cincinnati Kid
  • Johnny Moore – Red is Danger
  • Hank Jacobs – So Far Away
  • Joe Lutcher – Fool Burro
  • Annisteen Allen – Take A Chance On Me
  • Betty O’Brien – She’ll Be Gone

1pm – 2pm

+ Download 1pm – 2pm [88MB]

  • Burial – Truant
  • Maxine Brown – One Step At A Time
  • Sarah Vaughan – Bye-Bye (Theme from “Peter Gunn”)
  • Dinah Washington – Soulville
  • Sarah Vaughan – One Mint Julep
  • Etta James – Tell Mama
  • Sarah Vaughan – Mama (He Treats Your Daughter Mean)
  • Etta James & Sugar Pie DeSanto- In The Basement, Part One
  • The Temptations – Get Ready
  • The Four Tops – You Keep Running Away
  • Don Fardon – I’m Alive
  • Sandy Gurley – Handful
  • John Schroeder – Moneyrunner
  • Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe (Almighty Club Mix)
  • Frank Ocean – Thinkin Bout You