The Show: What’s the point of your existence, if you don’t want to make a difference?

Fraserhead’s track of the week is JOHN PAUL‘s “Glenn” from the new album “Subjects”. A shuffling beat, a sneaky trumpet, and sharp lyrics a la “The Maltese Falcon’s a nativity play”. What’s not to love??? Nihilism has never been so cheerful. Pure gold. Tip of the hat to the one and only Bill from HUMAN PLEASURE RADIO for putting us on to it :)

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 20 June 2020

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

  • THE KOREATOWN ODDITY – Attention Challenge (feat. Swift, Skyler Duf, Fatlip, Giovanni Marks, Nita Darling, Corrine Atkinson, Lewis)
  • NNAMDÏ – Rage
  • JOHN PAUL – Glenn *
  • SEI STILL – Blumenkriege
  • ROZA TERENZI – My Reality Cheque Bounced (feat. DJ Zozi)
  • TALSOUNDS – Soar
  • T. G. SHAND – The Rug
  • SOFIE – 99 Glimpses
  • YUMI ZOUMA – My Palms Are Your Reference To Hold To Your Heart
  • BLAIR PARKES – times like this
  • PLASTIC ESTATE – This Place
  • JOE SAMPSON – I Guess This Is Me Now
  • L’ECLAIR – Cebando
  • THE MAUSKOVIC DANCE BAND – Controleer Jezelf
  • ÖTZI – Moths
  • M!R!M – Crystal Cave
  • DANA GAVANSKI – Memories of Winter
  • BECCA MANCARI – Lonely Boy
  • V.V. LIGHTBODY – Damn Golden
  • SHIT AND SHINE – whaxaxaxki
  • AUDIO ARCHAEOLOGY – Sunken Babylon
  • BIG GUTS BILLY – The Plug
  • J DILLA – Sunbeams
  • CIBO MATTO – Know Your Chicken
  • LUSCIOUS JACKSON – Ladyfingers (Kurt’s “Guaranteed Every Time” Mix)
  • BEASTIE BOYS – Ricky’s Theme

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: These white #@*$! can’t keep a key

Direct download: The Joint – 09 February 2019

And here’s the playlist in full…

  • JPEGMAFIA  – I Cannot Fucking Wait Til Morrissey Dies *
  • GLO MACARI  – Lookin’ For Love
  • UNPERFECT  – Gots To Give The Girl
  • J DILLA  – Nothing Like This
  • HEALTH  – Strange Days (1999)
  • POWDER  – New Tribe
  • BADGIRL$  – ONLY 1
  • DISQ  – Parallel
  • R.H.G.T.  – Rebuild Me
  • JACKIE MENDOZA  – De Lejos
  • RICO NASTY  – Roof

[Davos 1-2]

  • chef  – L1F3 15 0N1Y @ DR34M
  • ROSALÍA  – De AquÍ No Sales
  • MARIE DAVIDSON  – Day Dreaming (Afrodeutsche Remix)
  • MICHAEL O’SHEA  – Kerry
  • SOAK  – Everybody Loves You
  • MAXO KREAM  – Meet Again
  • CHARLOTTE ADIGÉRY  – Paténipat
  • THESE NEW PURITANS  – Inside The Rose
  • BLACK MIDI  – Speedway
  • GUM TAKES TOOTH  – Fights Physiology (Nene H Remix)

[Davos 2-2]

  • PUBLIC INTEREST  – Lights In The Fog
  • WORKING MEN’S CLUB  – Bad Blood
  • DIVINO NIÑO  – Foam
  • THEOPHILUS P LONDON  – Whiplash (featuring Tame Impala)
  • WILEY, SEAN PAUL, STEFFLON DON  – Boasty (featuring Idris Elba)
  • MODERN TECHNOLOGY  – Project Fear
  • SWEET HOMÉ  – Wasps
  • MISS RED  – Jamakabi – Wickedest Dub
  • DRS & GLXY  – Rain Dance (Original Mix)
  • WRITHING SQUARES  – Bloodborne Hate And Black Book Mass
  • JPEGMAFIA  – Baby I’m Bleeding
  • FIDLAR  – Can’t You See

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: Are You Hanging Up Your Stocking On Your Wall? Are You Hanging Up Your Stocking On Your Wall? Are You…

Tried to avoid any Christmas frivolity this year but the pull towards festive nonsense was too great.

Plus, the repeated-lyric-reworking of Slade’s “Merry Xmas Everybody” put us in mind of an equivalent deconstruction someone performed on The Human League’s “Don’t You Want Me” a few years ago.

Direct download: The Joint – 15 December 2018

And here’s the playlist in full…

  • “SLADE”  –  Merry Xmas Everybody (But All The Lyrics Are ‘Are You Hanging Up Your Stocking On Your Wall’) *
  • MEEK MILL  –  What’s Free (featuring Rick Ross & Jay Z)
  • ANGELIC MILK  –  When The Limousines Pass By
  • PRESSURE  –  Militant
  • BORED IN COLOMBIA – Dreaming Of Turkey And Ham (featuring Red Headed Roy The Butchers Boy)
  • SLOWTHAI  –  Doorman
  • SHIT & SHINE  –  Sunrise Sam
  • J DILLA  –  The Throwaway (Yancey Boys featuring Frank Nitt)
  • THE GIST  –  Love At First Sight
  • ROSE DROLL  –  Boy Bruise
  • DANIEL AVERY  –  Diminuendo
  • THE HIGHER  –  The Core
  • BELLE & SEBASTIAN – The 12 Days Of Christmas
  • LIFE IN SODOM  –  The Stains (Alessandro Adriani Remix)
  • RIVAL CONSOLES  –  Persona
  • CONFIDENCE MAN  –  Santa’s Comin’ Down The Chimney
  • PLEASURE PLANET  –  Evaporate
  • CROOKED MAN  –  Long Time Dead
  • PRESSURE  –  Vex Riddim
  • V/VM – Christmas Stuffing Fanfare
  • MIRRORED LIPS  –  Falling In Love Again (Can’t Help It)
  • BONE HEAD  –  Soft Power
  • IC3PEAK  –  Смерти Больше Нет
  • HIPSWAY  –  Main Theme From The Film “Ask The Lord”
  • SILVERBACKS  –  Just In The Band
  • THE ALCHEMIST  –  E Coli (featuring Earl Sweatshirt)
  • UNLOVED  –  Love
  • PETE SHELLEY  –  Homosapien (Elongated Dancepartydubmix)

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

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


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…

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