The Show: The people I have met are not as pretty as they seem…

No, the blog title doesn’t refer to that handsome and clever linguist Lawrence Arabia chap above, but instead is a line from Ella Chau Yin Chi aka French_concession’s new single End of Time (and more about that down below).

Not too long ago Mr Arabia got into a bit of bother when, as a former resident who visits Christchurch occasionally post-earthquakes, he commented on the blandness of the new city centre. We however think he would be a good town crier for Ōtautahi.

James Dann sums up the silly response nicely in his Same As It Ever Was post here.

Anyway, playing Lawrence Arabia’s 2012 track “The 03” seemed like the perfect way to kick off the show today.

I’m going back to the 03
To see the places where I used to be
Getting punched on High Street mall
Getting drunk at the college ball

 

As promised, coming back to French_concession, here’s the video for the new single End of Time

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 8 February 2020

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

  • LAWRENCE ARABIA – The 03
  • FRENCH_CONCESSION – End of Time *
  • KAMANDI – Not Biting My Tongue
  • SEB THE VEGABOND – skullspooner
  • PAPLOCO – YOU NO SOUL
  • VELVET C – Word Has It
  • SASCHA FUNKE – WOM
  • DAME BONNET – Portamento
  • BRONNT INDUSTRIES KAPITAL – Force The Line
  • WOLFEY – H.U.W
  • ATLETAS – Um Ano, Quatro
  • THE TACKS – One Last Goodbye
  • GUARDIAN SINGLES – Heartland
  • WASTED SHIRT – Double the Dream
  • SLIFT – Hyperion
  • EYE – Kill The Slavemaster
  • LONESOMECARBOY – Sunlight in Riga
  • MASKS – Broken Glass
  • GRÜN WASSER – Driving
  • ROOTS MANUVA – Hard Bastards
  • FLEET.DREAMS – 888
  • VODOR L ZECK – Trainpiratism
  • TECWAA – Bania
  • JACQUES GREENE – Stars
  • TOPHU – Ted Nyungen
  • MELANIE VELARDE – Another Para

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: Makin’ the ill just a little more sick…

With the winter ills upon us, and the World Cup diverting our attention away from the music’s, a tip of the hat to TULIP BLACK for putting us on to EBONY BONES‘ “No Black In The Union Jack.”

Direct download: The Joint – 07 July 2018

And here’s the playlist in full…

  • EBONY BONES – No Black In The Union Jack
  • SALAD BOYS – Blown Up
  • BLAIR PARKES – heavy lifting
  • S T F U – The Liar
  • ANNUAL LEAF – Polydactyl
  • CURXES – SILENT RUNNING
  • HORTON JUPITER – The Box
  • THE WHITE SCREEN – Death To Techno (Red Axes Remix)
  • PARASOLS – Body Parts (Unit Black Flight Remix)
  • ALEX ZHANG HUNGTAI – Matrimony
  • LUCY RAILTON – The Critical Rush
  • ASTEROID ANXIETY – Okraina
  • EVITCELES – lft
  • JOHANNES ALBERT – Cottbus
  • ROY OF THE RAVERS – A Dim & Distant Past
  • LOW JACK – Brass
  • DXNO_ – her
  • FRENCH_CONCESSION – Summer Fire
  • SCHOFIELD SPIRES – seen bordering
  • CHRISTINA VANTZOU – Some Limited and Waning Memory
  • GROUPER – Breathing
  • JOHNNY JEWEL – Air Museum
  • SMITH – Beguine
  • AZURE & CARAMEL SMOOTH HEAVEN – Just Just, Lay Down
  • NU GUINEA – Stann Fore
  • BILL CALLAHAN – Faith/Void *

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: And you won’t get hurt if you just keep your hands up, And stand tall like sycamores

Out at Bottle Lake amongst the Pinus radiata, the Cordyline Australis, the Dodonaea viscosa, and the Malva, but not the Platanus occidentalis.

Whereby Fraserhead ponders the meaning of the universe after spending the last few weeks working in a pine plantation and listening continuously to the reckonings of Bill Callahan and drones of Dylan Carlson on high rotate. Healthy? Sure. What could possibly go wrong in the clear, brisk, cool country air?

Direct download: The Joint – 30 June 2018

And here’s the playlist in full…

  • BILL CALLAHAN – Sycamore *
  • HOLY MOTORS – Honeymooning
  • FRENCH_CONCESSION – Forbiddon
  • GROUPER – Thanksgiving Song
  • CHROMATICS – Black Walls
  • SCHOFIELD SPIRES – little things
  • ANNUAL LEAF – Magnify the Shallows
  • DYLAN CARLSON – Scorpions in Their Mouths
  • TERRITOIRE – Exil
  • KAMANDI – Moorhouse
  • DXNO_ – tiki
  • DXNO_ – enjoy
  • DXNO_ – out
  • PREFUSE 73 – Gravure
  • SILENT FREEWAY – Everything In Colour
  • AZURE & KILLS – Observe
  • LETHERETTE – After 8
  • THUNDER TILLMAN – Oceanic
  • ALBION – Balearo
  • SORDID SOUND SYSTEM – Crescent City
  • DEADBEAT – Thomas
  • I:CUBE – Troglo dance
  • MISS KITTIN & THE HACKER – The Building
  • DE-BONS-EN-PIERRE – Démissionne en Tuant Ton Patron
  • DILEMMA BEATS – Current
  • LEN LEISE – Dear Adrian
  • LOW JACK – One Pop

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

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