The Show: Ding dong

R.I.P. Florian Schneider (1947-2020) a founding member of Kraftwerk. The breakthrough was perhaps their fourth album “Autobahn” released in 1974 but a bit of delving reacquainted us with their first two albums (efficiently titled “Kraftwerk 1” and “Kraftwerk 2”) and a reminder of the gentle beauty that is the epic Klingklang. A nice way to start a contemplative show.

And later… down the YouTube rabbit hole we went discovering live footage from 1970 of Kraftwerk at Rockpalast. We thought we were big deal going to house discos and raves in 1989 and had no idea how far ahead of us those crazy German kids were. Keytars, synths, multimedia, a motorik beat we can bug out to, and a stylish crowd. Minds blown…

And those interludes today? That was Phoebe Waller-Bridge recounting to Deborah Frances-White in episode 199 of The Guilty Feminist her Covid-19 lockdown experiences with the three neighbourhood cats: Good Cat, Bad Cat and Mystery Cat.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 09 May 2020

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

  • KRAFTWERK – KlingKlang
  • BLAIR PARKES – turn off turn on
  • REVBJELDE – SWAMP GAS vert_x remix
  • AUDIO ARCHAEOLOGY – Pegasus Bay
  • PHOEBE WALLER BRIDGE – Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s good cat
  • DESIRE – Black Latex
  • LAURA LEE LOVELY – Somewhere Over The Rainbow (Beyond The Rain – Remake)
  • MANFREDAS & FANTASTIC TWINS – Gimme Pizza
  • PLACES FOR PEOPLE – Atrium
  • PLACES FOR PEOPLE – Conference Room
  • PLACES FOR PEOPLE – Do Not Disturb
  • DLINA VOLNY – I’m Not Allowed (Drumappella)
  • T. G. SHAND – Fields to Flower
  • PHOEBE WALLER BRIDGE – Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s bad cat
  • CLEAR PATH ENSEMBLE – Inner Space
  • FALLE NIOKE & GHOST CULTURE – Barké
  • DAMU THE FUDGEMUNK, ARCHIE SHEPP & RAW POETIC – Learning to Breathe
  • R.A.P. FERREIRA – RO TALK
  • HOLLY AFOA – mum, dad, I’m lesbian
  • C.A.R. – Becoming Strangers
  • THE_UNDERSCORES – Xi Wang-mu Tessera
  • PETER WRIGHT – The Föhn Brings The Fever
  • PHOEBE WALLER BRIDGE – Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s mystery cat
  • MADELEINE COCOLAS – A Basic Understanding
  • ANDREA LASZLO DE SIMONE – Immensità
  • JUNUS ORCA – One Arm Pack
  • THE TRENDEES – TV Presenter Stupid Loins
  • MNTTAB – Iss Eine Ratte
  • KRAUS – An Arrow in the Haunch
  • CARAMEL SMOOTH HEAVEN – Axed The Angel (2XM Remix)
  • JAGĀ – Inter Alios

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

Black Estate Sessions Volume 1

black-estate-playlist-20150418The Joint likes to dream of DJ’ing with the greats at crucial moments in pop history. Larry Levan in 70’s NYC. Don Letts‘ punky reggae party at The Roxy. DJ Alfredo at Amnesia on Ibiza in the late eighties.

But at our age when we play out it’s not exactly 20,000 people mashed up in field. More like several dozen punters dining at a vineyard. Less “Sorted For E’s & Whizz“. More “Little Old Wine Drinker Me“. Which is exactly why we were invited to play records at the Black Estate Tasting Room & Eatery last Saturday afternoon.

Many thanks to all for making us feel very welcome and a special mention to Waipara DJ Sylvia for helping out. When we ran out of vinyl after 4 hours she filled in with her Lorde LP. Unfortunately we’d stopped recording the set at this point so it was very much a case of you had to be there. Which means in future years, just like with Levan, Letts and Alfredo, thousands will claim they were.

The Joint. Keeping it real(ly mellow).

And here’s the playlist in full…

Direct download: The_Joint_2015-04-18-12-14_Black_Estate_Sessions_Volume_1.mp3

  • Kraftwerk – Autobahn
  • Jah Wobble – Get Carter
  • Shocking Pinks – Cutout (Expanding Head Band Version) *NZ*
  • Air – J’ai Dormi Sous L’eau
  • Friendly Fires – Paris (Aeroplane Remix)
  • Nobody – Porpoise Song (Nobody Original Version Instrumental)
  • 808 State – Pacific State-Origin
  • King Midas Sound – Waiting For You
  • King Midas Sound – One Ting
  • Primal Scream – Higher Than The Sun (A Dub Symphony In Two Parts)
  • Shriekback – Lined Up (Disco Mix)
  • Saint Etienne – Kiss And Make Up (Midsummer Madness Mix)
  • Rhye – The Fall
  • Prefab Sprout – Nightingales
  • Fabulous/Arabia – Ballad Of State Highway 1 *NZ*
  • Bruce Springsteen – Dream Baby Dream (Live)
  • Toy – You Won’t Be The Same (Dub)
  • !!! – Me And Giuliani Down By The School Yard (A True Story)
  • Twisted Wires – Half Lives
  • Glass Candy – The Possessed
  • Chromatics – Cherry
  • Jagwar Ma – Man I Need
  • Jagwar Ma – Come Save Me
  • LCD Soundsystem – Someone Great
  • Vicarious Bliss – Theme From Vicarious Bliss (Justice Remix)
  • Lake Heartbeat – Between Dreams
  • Annie – Heartbeat (Alan Braxe Remix)
  • Beyond The Wizards Sleeve – Midas Reversed
  • Kavinsky ‎– Nightcall
  • Lake Heartbeat – Mystery
  • Smiths – Draize Train
  • Shocking Pinks – Smoke Screen (The Glimmers Beyond The Smoke Edit) *NZ*
  • Air – Le Soleil Est Pres De Moi
  • Doprah – Whatever You Want *NZ*
  • Jamie XX – Loud Places
  • Silk Rhodes – Face 2 Face
  • Silk Rhodes – Pains
  • Der Dritte Raum – Tanz der Schlaraffen
  • Roman Flugel – Connecting The Ghost