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The Show: The Shipping Forecast.

The BBC Radio 4 Shipping Forecast. ASMR before ASMR even existed. Short cryptic predictions for little-known geographical locations (South Utsire anyone?), snippets of the Forecast are sprinkled throughout today’s show.

If these excerpts do give you that ASMR “low grade euphoria” help yourself to 5 hour or even 9 hour YouTube compilations.

Personal favourite from this playlist is “The Flood” by Haiku Salut, part of their reimagined soundtrack to the 1926 Buster Keaton film “The General”. So feel free to spend the rest of your week trying to sync up the entire score on Spotify with a totally legit free stream of the movie*.

Direct download: The Joint – 5 October 2019

And notebooks out completists, here’s the playlist in full…

  • HOLY FUCK  –  Luxe
  • MASSIVE ATTACK  –  Exchange (Mountain Steppers Dub)
  • SUPER DRAMA  –  Unforgettable Runway
  • SMOKE ON THE HORIZON  –  12022
  • SIGUR RÓS  –  Svefn-G-Englar (Live At Popp í Reykjavík, 1998)
  • ROYAL TRUX  –  Suburban Junky Lady (Ariel Pink Remix)
  • HAIKU SALUT  –  The Flood
  • BULLS BLOOD  –  The Forest Hates You
  • JUST MUSTARD  –  Seven
  • BUSY P  –  Rainbow Man
  • SIR WAS  –  Fly Away
  • CINDY MALONE  –  You Were Near Me
  • YABBY YOU & KING TUBBY  –  Dub Plague
  • OPEN MIKE EAGLE  –  The Edge Of New Clothes
  • 3PHAZ  –  Phazbaz
  • WYLIE CABLE  –  Möbius Strip (featuring Clyde)
  • R. ELIZABETH – Every And All We Voyage On
  • PARSNIP  –  Seafarer
  • WESSON  –  22
  • REEKO  –  Punish Or Be Damned
  • MC YALLAH X DEBMASTER  –  Teba Kuda Mabega
  • MY DISCO  –  Successive Pleasure
  • ENE  –  Revolution
  • HANNAH DIAMOND & DANNY L HARLE  –  Part Of Me
  • STEEP LEANS  –  Dream On Slow
  • BLUR  –  This Is A Low

*Legit & free if you become a member of Christchurch City Libraries

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The Show: Peer pressure

Direct download: The_Joint_2016-03-19-12-14.mp3

And here’s the playlist in full…

12pm – 1pm

1pm – 2pm

The show: More cowbells

So there I was sifting around some for some classic Yello tracks (didn’t want to play the obvious tracks “Oh yeah” or “The game”) and then I found this gem “Bostich” from 1980 (not 1979 like I said on the show). I’m dead certain that Mark Moore flogged that bassline riff for “Theme from S’Express”. Crazy stuff.

The Herb Whisperer is wondering why he introduced the Dressla song as Instruktah D. Still, what about that Sage Francis song?

And a warning about band names – be careful what you call yourself…

We didn’t set out to play bands with rude words in their names – eg: Holy F*ck, F*kkk Offf, but luckily no K*nt and The Gang – but sometimes those are the cards you’re dealt.

The story about Canadian band Holy Fuck ruffling the Canadian government’s tory feathers really did happen (though it possibly wasn’t the main cause of the cancellation of the PromArt program)…

In August 2008, the Ottawa Citizen and others reported that the ruling federal Conservatives had issued a talking points memo regarding the cancellation of the PromArt program, funding international promotional tours by Canadian artists.

The memo justified the cancellation on the grounds that its recipients included, among other notables, “a rock band that uses an expletive as part of its name”, apparently referring to Holy Fuck.

The band took offense at this suggestion. In an interview, the band said regarding their name: “It’s been pretty annoying, but it’s gotten us a lot of publicity, so we can’t complain about that.”

What with NZ artists enjoying a relatively positive funding run (or gravy train) during the term of the fifth Labour government (1999-2008) there was concern when National came back into power that the funding would dry up. The Nats are prolly too busy with planning mining in national parks and faking tax cuts but if you’re starting a new band and want some NZ on Air funding you might ruin it for everyone else if you call yourself “John Key is a C*nt” or “Bill English s*cks Donkey Balls”. We’d buy your record though.

Further reading:

Here’s the playlist in full…

12pm – 1pm

Download 12pm – 1pm here (m4a format)

1pm – 2pm

Download 1pm – 2pm here (m4a format)

2pm – 3pm

Download 2pm – 3pm here (m4a format)

Alternatively, this is the raw, unpasteurized version of the show in mp3 format. No chapters, pictures or links. Otherwise the audio content is the same as the three m4a files above. The choice is yours…..

Download 12pm – 3pm here (mp3 format)

The show: DatA. Auto-Tune.

We haven’t figured out if he is officially DatA or datA or DaTa or Data or dAtA. Usually this mixed-case fetish would ring alarm bells and play havoc with our nerdy iTunes naming conventions but David Guillon has just released the funnest, guilty pleasure of an electro album for 2009 in the form of “Skywriter”.

Maybe the sugar rush will wear off but loved it so much had to play three tracks on the show today. Love the wailing guitars and emo sentiments (“Rapture”), vocoders (“So much in love”), and even more wailing guitars and synth stabs (“Renaissance Theme”).

Can’t believe we made it through that last paragraph without once mentioning Alan Braxe, Fred Falke or Justice.

More info about DatA at:

Possibly the weirdest and most disturbing track we played on the show today was “Baako” by DJ Champion. The track features heavy use of a sample of a baby crying – run through Auto-Tune software.

Jace Clayton recently wrote about the Auto-Tune phenomenon in “Pitch Perfect” in Frieze magazine. Auto-Tune first gained mainstream fame/infamy with Cher’s 1998 single “Believe”. North African musicians have embraced it for the last decade to bizarre effect. Many music critics now blame it for the world’s social ills. But Jace Clayton argues a really good “defence” for its use – it’s just another technology that can be used well or misused. James Marcus also covers the issue nicely in his House of Mirth blog.

Still doesn’t beat the fun and silliness of an old school vocoder though.

And here’s the playlist in full…

12pm – 1pm

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1pm – 2pm

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2pm – 3pm

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