The Show: Are you the goddamn Coronavirus?

This week’s show was put together quickly, incorporating large chunks of Conan O’Brien’s Self-Quarantine podcast (featuring Andy Daly) and huge swathes of the 2020 BBC Radio 6 Music Festival.

However, the time we saved was put to good use. We managed to get in 8 – 10 solid hours of worrying about the future of the world. Job done.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 21 March 2020

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

Highlights from the 6 Music Festival 2020

  • ANNA MEREDITH – Paramour
  • black midi – Speedway
  • GAIKA – Spectacular Anthem
  • KATE TEMPEST – People’s Faces
  • KIM GORDON – Air BnB
  • ROBERT GLASPER – J Dilla Tribute
  • SQUID – Houseplants
  • SUDAN ARCHIVES – Confessions
  • WARMDUSCHER – Midnight Dipper

Dalton Wilcox shot the Coronavirus *

  • WARMDUSCHER – Midnight Dipper (Soulwax Remix)
  • БASSAE – A
  • ARTICLE 54 – Piece Of Cake
  • DUSKY – Sort It Out Sharon (featuring Wiley)
  • KALLE HYGIEN – Absolute Bomber
  • LUZ1E – Dreamscape
  • ALTIN GÜN – Süpürgesi Yoncadan
  • DAS KOOLIES – It’s All About The Dolphins
  • LIGHGHT – Dark Rush
  • RIZ AHMED – Fast Lava
  • SHOPPING – Initiative
  • THICK – Mansplain

August Lindt ignores the Coronavirus

  • JOY DIVISION – Isolation

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: Чемпионат мира по футболу 2018 года Россия

All the audio clips in the mix lifted from “Frankie Goes To Russia”.

Direct download: The Joint – 16 June 2018

Footnotes for today’s show:

* Found ourselves humming the riff of the new 1975 song over & over, wondering why it sounded so very familiar. Once we stopped humming we realised that they may have been “inspired” by Joy Division’s “Disorder” and then compressed that riff through the Pro Tools Bumblebee In A Lift Shaft Audio Filter©.

** Finally have a reason to sneak in a tune from the (very much) underground “Love Is A Drag” album from the early 1960’s. A jazz standard sung by a man for a man seems the perfect counterpoint to the startling “there is no homosexuality in Russia, just men who are addicted to sex” comment that precedes it.

And here’s the playlist in full…

  • JOHN BARRY SEVEN & ORCHESTRA  –  From Russia With Love
  • [ФИФА]
  • PARQUET COURTS  –  Total Football
  • BOMBINO  –  Deran Deran Alkheir
  • [Украина]
  • MTO  –  3rdCultureKid
  • JULIA HOLTER  –  So Humble The Afternoon
  • [U2]
  • 1975, THE  –  Give Yourself A Try *
  • JOY DIVISION  –  Disorder *
  • [Вест Хэм]
  • SNAPPED ANKLES  –  Energy Flash (Dancing In A State Of Possession Violation)
  • PONGO  –  Kuzola
  • [Путин]
  • PUSSY RIOT  –  Putin Lights Up the Fires
  • LA DÜSSELDORF  –  Rheinita
  • [Гомосексуализм]
  • GENE HOWARD  –  Mad About The Boy **
  • PIETER NOOTEN  –  2.26 am
  • MX BLOUSE  –  Is’phukphuku (featuring Thor Rixon, Jakinda & Albany Lore)
  • [Стиляги]
  • MARINE GIRLS  –  Flying Over Russia
  • ORIELLES, THE  –  Sugar Tastes Like Salt (Live @ The Biggest Weekend)
  • [Ростов]
  • FALZ  –  This Is Nigeria
  • PUSHA T  –  The Story Of Adidon
  • POST PINK  –  You Real
  • [Ад]
  • DEATH GRIPS  –  Ha Ha Ha
  • CHARLI XCX  –  5 In The Morning
  • [наркотики]
  • SEX JUDAS  –  All Good Junkies
  • FAUX DÉPART  –  Pyromanes Amateurs
  • [Миллиардеры]
  • MUNYA  –  Hatley
  • YUZO IWATA  –  Gigolo
  • [Резюме]
  • OTHA  –  One Of The Girls
  • MATTIEL  –  Bye Bye

The Show: The return of the return of…

And here’s the playlist in full…

Direct download: The_Joint_2015-01-31-12-14.mp3

12pm – 1pm

1pm – 2pm

The Show: Getting to know the unknown

And here’s the playlist in full…

Direct download: The_Joint_2014-08-16-12-14.mp3

12pm – 1pm

1pm – 2pm

The Way They Were – Video Special #1

As I begin to sort through all the boxes on the floor that have acted as my storage system in post-earthquake Christchurch, it’s time to make some hard choices – should it stay or should it go?

In the case of VHS cassettes the answer seems to be – go, but not before I digitize some of the contents. And then upload them.

So here’s the first in an occasional series of videos that don’t seem to be available elsewhere on the web.

It’s an early 80’s UK Channel 4 programme hosted by Tony Wilson compiling dozens of live music performances and interviews, all culled from So It Goes and other Granada TV programmes that he had hosted a few years earlier.

The Sex Pistols, The Clash, Buzzcocks, Iggy Pop, The Fall, Elvis Costello, Blondie, Penetration, Wreckless Eric, Ian Dury, Tom Robinson, Magazine, John Cooper Clarke, XTC and Joy Division, amongst others, are featured. Some of them are making their TV debuts.

The quality can be quite ropey at times (for reasons outside of my control and explained on screen) but enjoy.

Special thanks to the crew at Dangerous Minds, who have already featured the video in one of their posts.

Further fuzzy treats in the coming weeks – the first TV appearance of the Manic Street Preachers and Norman Cook as Fatboy Slim in 1984

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