The Show: Futile Attempts

Any spare time we had over the Christmas and New year period was spent listening and re-listening to Kim Noble’s “Futile Attempts (at Surviving Tomorrow)” podcast – and we’re still only up to episode 6/10.

If you want a lazy half-arsed comparison think Blue Jam but, arguably, less surreal and, possibly, more mundane (with the added caveat that mundane is completely the wrong word).

Whilst we continue to struggle for the right adjective you can simply judge for yourself using the video sample below and the audio excerpts in today’s show.

High Five Hat

Humanity sucks… We all need encouragement to keep going…so I made this hat.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 9 January 2021

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

  • RATS ON RAFTS  –  Tokyo Music Experience
  • BACKXWASH  –  Psalms 23 (featuring Camp Blood)
  • CUPCAKKE  –  GUM
  • MÜCHA  –  A Narrow Fate
  • THE COOL GREENHOUSE  –  Alexa!
  • KING CREOSOTE  –  Susie Mullen
  • SCALPING  –  CHAMBER

Kim Noble “Notes On Human Kindness” Excerpt #1

  • HEALTH  –  CYBERPUNK 2.0.2.0.
  • TARAS BULBA  –  Fishcat Mother
  • break_fold  –  Meanwhile… Up in Trump Tower
  • SLEEPER & SNAKE  –  Shoot Through
  • MOONCHILD SANELLY  –  Thunda Thighs
  • LAEL NEALE  –  Every Star Shivers In The Dark

Kim Noble “Notes On Human Kindness” Excerpt #2

  • WE ARE JOINERS  –  9 Times A Week
  • THE GIRLS  –  Pedestrian Walk
  • GANG STARR  –  Glowing Mic
  • BADBADNOTGOOD & MF DOOM  –  The Chocolate Conquistadors
  • A NUMBER OF NAMES  –  Sharevari
  • THE CHILLS  –  You’re Immortal
  • POPSHOP!  –  Courting
  • FANCY ROSY  –  Punk Police

Kim Noble “Notes On Human Kindness” Excerpt #3

  • ENNY  –  Peng Black Girls Remix (featuring Jorja Smith)
  • CALIFORNIA WORLD  –  West Coastin’
  • NANCY SINATRA & LEE HAZLEWOOD  –  Arkansas Coal
  • TOMBERLIN  –  Hours (Katie Dey Remix)
  • CASSIO KOHL  –  Broken
  • MANIC STREET PREACHERS  –  Spectators Of Suicide (featuring Gwenno) (Welsh Version)

The Show: My baby like rock and roll

On with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 19 September 2020

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

  • JUNGLE BROTHERS  –  J. Beez Comin’ Through (DJ Red Alert Version)
  • JACKIE EXTREME  –  HEAD
  • MALKA  –  Moving Together
  • CHANCE デラソウル  –  I Feel Your Love
  • SQUID  –  Clapping Music
  • SESSION VICTIM  –  Up To Rise (LP Mix)
  • UNLOVED  –  Why Not (Gwenno Remix)
  • KELLY LEE OWENS  –  Corner Of My Sky (featuring John Cale)
  • BIGA YUT  –  Nu13
  • SHYGIRL  –  Freak
  • ANZ  –  Loos In Twos (NRG)
  • NEW VICES FOR THE JADED  –  Follow Careers In Modern Love
  • JW FRANCIS  –  New York
  • L.A. WITCH  –  I Wanna Lose
  • BAB L’ BLUZ  –  Ila Mata
  • TRILLARY BANKS  –  Drillary II
  • LEZ POP  –  BIG DYKE ENERGY (BEER RONTE REMIX)
  • NECRO  –  COVID-19 (Pestilence)
  • GOOD SAD HAPPY BAD  –  Shades
  • WIDOWSPEAK  –  Amy
  • MATTIEL  –  Looking Down The Barrel Of A Gun
  • ARAB STRAP  –  The Turning Of Our Bones
  • SIX SED RED  –  Shake It Right
  • TRAVIS SCOTT  –  The Plan
  • SAULT  –  Monsters
  • whiterosemoxie  –  west side boys *
  • BABY QUEEN  –  Buzzkill
  • SOUL▲CRAFT  –  Cash Queen Boulevard Romp (feat. ᴘₒʟʏɢʟᵒᴛ)
  • JACKIE EXTREME  –  BIZARRE LOVE TRIANGLE

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: Old Dundonian.

Today’s show leans heavily on (some might say “rips huge chunks from”) an interview that Mark Blyth gave to Ken Early in a recent edition of the Second Captains Podcast.

We like the cut of Mr Blyth’s jib. We like the cut of his Dundonian accent even more, particularly the emphasis that he gives the cr in crisp and crap.

Direct download: The Joint – 24 March 2018

And here’s the playlist in full…

  • ESSAIE PAS  –  Substance M
  • FLAME 1  –  Fog
  • LAUREN AUDER  –  For Those Who Patiently Endure
  • FRANKIIE  –  Glory Me
  • RAT THE MAGNIFICENT  –  Itch2
  • YASSASSIN  –  Mermaidistic Personality Disorder
  • SUNFLOWERS  –  Signal Hill
  • PARROTS, THE  –  Soy Peor
  • BOOJI BOYS  –  Piscine Perfect
  • PARQUET COURTS  –  Almost Had To Start A Fight / In And Out Of Patience
  • HTMLFLOWERS  –  Chrome Halo (featuring Banoffee)
  • JON HOPKINS  –  Emerald Rush
  • SANDUNES  –  Indigo Village
  • BICEP  –  Opal (Four Tet Remix)
  • BENIN CITY  –  Final Form
  • MOULIN ROUGE  –  Sense
  • MARIA USBECK  –  Bosque De Bambú
  • GWENNO  –  Eus Keus?
  • STELLA DONNELLY  –  Mechanical Bull
  • GLORIA  –  Heavy
  • MEDHANE  –  Sal
  • CUCO  –  Melting
  • SKINNY PALEMBE  –  Toy Shooter
  • LOW JACK  –  Look Out Riddim (Dubplate)
  • 700 BLISS  –  Ring The Alarm
  • SCOTTIBRAINS  –  Sustained Threat
  • MISS RED  –  Red – Dagga
  • DR. OCTAGON – Area 54
  • N.E.R.D, RIHANNA & DRAKE  –  Lemon (Drake Remix)
  • DENMARK VESSEY  –  Trustfall
  • YBN NAHMIR  –  Have You Ever
  • IMMORTAL TECHNIQUE  –  Untitled

 

The Show: Joe Frank RIP

 

The inspiration behind Chris Morris’ Bluejam?

Is it possible to write a sincere eulogy for a person whose existence you weren’t even aware of before they died? That’s the position we find ourselves in with Joe Frank. Lauded this week in many of the podcasts we listen to, we’ve now had a crash course in his surreal and sardonic monologues. For anyone wanting to embark on that same course, there is a Joe Frank documentary, completed before his death, due out this year.

In other audio related news, DPRK’s Moranbong Band make their debut on today’s show in light of their forthcoming PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics appearance. Widely thought to be a gesture designed to ease tensions on the Korean peninsula, the fate of our entire civilisation rests upon the reception to their bombastic mangling of extra-cheesy 80’s pop. May God help us all.

Direct download: The Joint – 27 January 2018

And here’s the playlist in full…

  • REAL DON STEELE, THE  –  Tina Delgado Is Alive
  • SUBURBAN HOMES, THE  –  Anxiety Attack
  • JAY ROCK, KENDRICK LAMAR, FUTURE, JAMES BLAKE  –  King’s Dead
  • SANDUNES  –  Indigo Village
  • JAM BAXTER & ED SCISSOR – Excellent Donut
  • EELS  –  The Deconstruction
  • IDA’YE  –  Poison Beloved, I’m Lost Without You
  • ZERO ZERO  –  The Sanity Clause (Stoopid)
  • GŪTARA KYŌ  –  Genkai Toppa (Fed Up)
  • DURAN DURAN  –  Girls On Film (Demo)
  • BUSDRIVER  –  Gush
  • YOUNG FATHERS  –  In My View
  • FINN  –  Sometimes The Going Gets A Little Tough
  • CRIME MOB  –  Knuck If You Buck
  • GWENNO  –  Tir Ha Mor

JOE FRANK  –  No More, My Lord

  • POST PRECIOUS  –  Sign Of The Times
  • JEFF RUSHIN  –  Infiltrate (Original Mix)
  • ✿ LILBOOTYCALL ✿  –  Sailor Moon
  • SHACKS, THE  –  Follow Me
  • MR. VEGAS  –  Heads High
  • GANZI MDUDU  –  Chafu Pozi
  • MORANBONG BAND  –  보란듯이 (With Pride)
  • SHAME  –  One Rizla
  • OUGHT  –  Disgraced In America
  • TSHEGUE  –  Muanapoto
  • ST. VINCENT  –  New York (Kelly Lee Owens Remix)
  • FAMILY CAT, THE  –  Steamroller
  • KISSING THE PINK  –  The Last Film (Hymn Version)

The Show: Scissor Sister

We’re enjoying the first couple of tunes from Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds new album so much we snuck one on to the show today. “She Taught Me How to Fly” first caught our eye on an episode of Later with Jools Holland at the end of October. Look carefully. One member of the band is on backing scissors.

Direct download: The Joint – 2 December 2017

And here’s the playlist in full…

  • GWENNO  –  Le Kov Trailer #1
  • JANE WEAVER  –  The Architect (Andy Votel’s Brutaliszt 250kg Readymix)
  • STATIK SELEKTAH  –  Put Jewels On It (featuring Run The Jewels)
  • NOT WAVING  –  Where Are We
  • ESCAPE-ISM  –  Almost No One (Can Have My Love)
  • REMY MA  –  Wake Me Up (featuring Lil’ Kim)
  • OVERMONO  –  Inulin
  • COLD CAVE  –  Glory
  • YAEJI  –  Raingurl
  • BLACK ASTEROID  –  Howl (Black Dub Remix)
  • NOAHS DARK  –  Inward
  • THUNDER JACKSON  –  Guilty Party
  • GO-KART MOZART  –  When You’re Depressed
  • NEW BAD THINGS  –  Josh Has A Crush On A Femme From Reed
  • MEATRAFFLE  –  ‘Ndrangheta Allotment
  • MARVIN GAYE  –  Hitch Hike
  • DJ PREMIER  –  Our Streets (featuring A$AP Ferg)
  • MADVILLAIN  –  Great Day (Four Tet Remix)
  • PINKSHINYULTRABLAST  –  In The Hanging Gardens
  • ANNA BURCH  –  2 Cool 2 Care
  • CARMEN CANEDO  –  Becoming Human
  • YUNG LEAN  –  Metallic Intuition
  • STEFFLON DON, SKEPTA  –  Ding-A-Ling (featuring Skepta)
  • NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS  –  She Taught Me How To Fly
  • RAKTA  –  Atrativos da Mentira
  • IKONIKA  –  Oral Suspension
  • IAMDDB  –  Shade
  • LIMINANAS, THE  –  Istanbul Is Sleepy (featuring Anton Newcombe)
  • PEREL  –  Die Dimension
  • RUN THE JEWELS  –  Mean Demeanor (Explicit)
  • JANE WEAVER  –  The Architect
  • GWENNO  –  Le Kov Trailer #2