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The Show: Cover letters

The Joint has always maintained that if you’re going to cover a song, do it properly. Give the original a good aural kicking down a back alley and ignore any accusations of a lack of respect towards the original material.

We said it in the letters pages of Smash Hits* when Paul Young covered “Love Will Tear Us Apart” in 1983 and we’re saying it again today as we playlist Brian Case’s radical re-working of Elvis Costello / Robert Wyatt’s “Shipbuilding

Direct download: The Joint – 1 July 2017

And here’s the playlist in full…

  • J Dilla  –  Trucks
  • Todd Terje  –  Maskindans (featuring Det Gylne Triangel)
  • Skyjelly  –  Catherine’s Rabbi
  • Beak>  –  Sex Music (Win Butler’s ‘Knight Rider’ Remix)
  • Ras G And The Afrikan Space Program  –  Can’t Hide
  • Amelia Airhorn  –  NY Is Red Hot (Single Mix)
  • MHD  –  Afro Trap Part 8 (Never)
  • Gorillaz  –  Sleeping Powder
  • Tommy Cash  –  Surf
  • Nuvarna  –  Pain Of The Circus
  • Rugby Wild  –  Scuffs
  • Michele Mininni  –  Rave Oscillations
  • Explosion Horse  –  Tupac’s Herpes
  • Frankie Rose  –  Trouble
  • Push Push  –  Blood In
  • Butcher Bear  –  Ineedyouneedme (featuring Sir Froderick)
  • Frank Ocean  –  Biking (featuring Jay Z & Tyler, The Creator)
  • TGUT  –  Swang (TGUT Remix)
  • Objekt  –  Theme From Q
  • Washed Out  –  Hard To Say Goodbye
  • Wolf Alice  –  Yuk Foo
  • Brian Case  –  Shipbuilding
  • Gabriel Garzón-Montano  –  Sour Mango (Seven Davis Jr Sticky Rice Remix)
  • Mike Will Made-It  –  Perfect Pint (featuring Kendrick Lamar, Gucci Mane, Rae Sremmurd)
  • King Ayisoba  –  Africa Needs Africa
  • Reaganometry  –  Lego Igloo
  • Summer Moon  –  Walk Out Music
  • Unknown  –  Drank Til I Can’t Drank No Mo
  • Chip Skylark  –  Washed Up
  • S4U  –  Too Much
  • Powell  –  The Bust
  • Fresh & Onlys  –  Wolf Lie Down

*Embarrassing but true. The letter not the song. Well, maybe the song as well. Have a search through Brian McCloskey’s Smash Hits Archive on Flickr for proof.

The Show: Game over

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

xox
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: RIP Leonard Nimoy

And here’s the playlist in full…

Direct download: The_Joint_2015-02-28-12-14.mp3

12pm – 1pm

1pm – 2pm

The Show: Cricket stops listening

Richard Hadlee's cricket ball radio.

Richard Hadlee’s cricket ball radio. For real!!!

Which, depending on your perferences, is probably better than “rain stops play.”

Audio Update:

In lieu of the above here’s two items we forgot to include in the running order of the show:

1) R.I.P. Steve Strange

2) Andy Zaltzman live in Christchurch next Friday

And here’s the playlist in full…

12pm – 1pm

1pm – 2pm

The Show: Really fucking edgy

If you have the fascination / stomach to watch the original Signal 30 short, as described in today’s show, head on over to The Internet Archive.

Otherwise you can make do with the first official video from Public Service Broadcasting, wherein they sample some of the audio and images from the legendary 1959 snuff movie driving safety film.

And here’s the playlist in full…

12pm – 1pm

+ Download 12pm – 1pm [81MB]

1pm – 2pm

+ Download 1pm – 2pm [86MB]