Tag Archives: Lawrence Arabia

The Show: The people I have met are not as pretty as they seem…

No, the blog title doesn’t refer to that handsome and clever linguist Lawrence Arabia chap above, but instead is a line from Ella Chau Yin Chi aka French_concession’s new single End of Time (and more about that down below).

Not too long ago Mr Arabia got into a bit of bother when, as a former resident who visits Christchurch occasionally post-earthquakes, he commented on the blandness of the new city centre. We however think he would be a good town crier for Ōtautahi.

James Dann sums up the silly response nicely in his Same As It Ever Was post here.

Anyway, playing Lawrence Arabia’s 2012 track “The 03” seemed like the perfect way to kick off the show today.

I’m going back to the 03
To see the places where I used to be
Getting punched on High Street mall
Getting drunk at the college ball

 

As promised, coming back to French_concession, here’s the video for the new single End of Time

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 8 February 2020

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

  • LAWRENCE ARABIA – The 03
  • FRENCH_CONCESSION – End of Time *
  • KAMANDI – Not Biting My Tongue
  • SEB THE VEGABOND – skullspooner
  • PAPLOCO – YOU NO SOUL
  • VELVET C – Word Has It
  • SASCHA FUNKE – WOM
  • DAME BONNET – Portamento
  • BRONNT INDUSTRIES KAPITAL – Force The Line
  • WOLFEY – H.U.W
  • ATLETAS – Um Ano, Quatro
  • THE TACKS – One Last Goodbye
  • GUARDIAN SINGLES – Heartland
  • WASTED SHIRT – Double the Dream
  • SLIFT – Hyperion
  • EYE – Kill The Slavemaster
  • LONESOMECARBOY – Sunlight in Riga
  • MASKS – Broken Glass
  • GRÜN WASSER – Driving
  • ROOTS MANUVA – Hard Bastards
  • FLEET.DREAMS – 888
  • VODOR L ZECK – Trainpiratism
  • TECWAA – Bania
  • JACQUES GREENE – Stars
  • TOPHU – Ted Nyungen
  • MELANIE VELARDE – Another Para

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: Old man take a look at my life, I’m a lot like you…

The show bookended today by two lush 160 cuts by The Big Fresh Collective‘s Liam K. Swiggs. And in between you will find a sneaky threesome from Nu Guinea’s Neapolitan disco compilation “Napoli Segreta Vol​.​1”, plus some retro Greek in the form of Free Level, some new Greek in the form of Jay Glass Dubs, some Christchurch peeps such as Peter Wright, Silent Freeway, Social Sport, Keanu Raves, Lawrence Arabia, plus many others. All over the shop as usual.

Direct download: The Joint – 2 February 2019

And here’s the playlist in full…

  • LIAM K. SWIGGS – RIDGE RACER TYPE BOOTLEG
  • THE MAGHREBAN – Finagling
  • ANTONIO SORRENTINO – E Prumesse
  • ORO – Stop The War
  • DONATELLA VIGGIANO – Napule Canta e More
  • FREE LEVEL – Blue Grass 3
  • JOE CLEEN – City Nights
  • SILENT FREEWAY – Daisy Rod
  • MARTINA LUSSI – Anarchy for Her
  • JESSICA PRATT – Aeroplane
  • THE SPECTRE COLLECTIVE – Séance Fiction
  • BLACKSQUARES – 11:11
  • PETER WRIGHT – Stepping Off The Edge
  • JAY GLASS DUBS – To My Benefitors
  • JURA SOUNDSYSTEM – Carafe Denim
  • SOCIAL SPORT – Solo/w
  • GOLPE DE ESTADO – Liquido (Marc Piñol Remix)
  • CAPABLANCA – Lap Dance (Lipelis’ Paper Sound Dub)
  • KEANU RAVES – Feel About You
  • ANTONI MAIOVVI – Lair Of The White Worm
  • ADSX WITH HANOBEN – P.H.O.N.E. SEX
  • LAWRENCE ARABIA – Just Sleep (Your Shame Will Keep)
  • LIAM K. SWIGGS – OLD MAN TAKE A LOOK AT MY MAHI *

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: Behold, Old Scratch in 6-string form…

We do like a good prank call. But if a phone isn’t available, email can be just as good. On Malcolm Gladwell’s new podcast BROKEN RECORD, Dave Hill recounts the time he posed as 19 year old ‘Lance’ from Gary, Indiana – founder of the world’s darkest metal band of all time – WITCH TAINT. Through an ongoing email conversation ‘Lance’ engages the legendary Saiitham of the Norwegian Black Metal community in witty passive-aggressive banter. It resulted in ‘Lance’ having to form said Witch Taint. Life imitates art.

LISTEN TO BROKEN RECORD EPISODE #7:
https://brokenrecordpodcast.com/#/episode-7-dave-hill/

READ THE BLACK METAL DIALOGUES
https://www.theblackmetaldialogues.com/intro.html

And when you’re done you can listen to the latest instalment of THE JOINT…

Direct download: The Joint – 22 December 2018

Here’s the playlist in full…

  • JULIA HOLTER – Chaitius
  • YUMI ZOUMA – Powder Blue Cascine Park
  • MMDELAI – Fast Fire
  • PLANNINGTOROCK – Non Binary Femme
  • MR MEATY BOY X GRAND MASTER MAHI – BADULAH
  • MILO – stet (prod. the jefferson park boys)
  • KASHMERE STAGE BAND – Scorpio
  • JUN KAMODA – Crush
  • PETITE NOIR – Blowing Up The Congo (feat. Saul Williams)
  • SABIWA – XandG
  • WITCH TAINT – Are You Ready (to Black Metal) *
  • THE INCISIONS – Pain Amplifier
  • RQ – Third Ground
  • FILMICO – Memory Trees
  • LAWRENCE ARABIA – Oppositional Democracy
  • ADAM HATTAWAY AND THE HAUNTERS – Café Ryan
  • ANNUAL LEAF – Jaded Mint
  • BLAIR PARKES AND CARDIGAN BAY – do you good
  • FUFANU – One Too Many
  • HOAVI – Can’t explain
  • NATIVE CRUISE – Calypso Spring
  • SANDRO PERRI – In Another Life (Edit)
  • RECKONWRONG – 14 Days
  • SHELLEY PARKER – Red Cotton
  • HIDDEN SPHERES – McKenna’s Mind
  • PREQUEL – The Song I Said I’d Make For You

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: I’m checking out, checking out…

Very excited to announce that Henry Nicol and Sam Perry’s brand new DOG Power album is finally here. Get yer stinking mitts on it over at their Bandcamp or have a listen below. The dark and sifty underbelly of Otautahi Christchurch never sounded so good. So good in fact that when trying to decide what track to play on the show today we took the easy way out and played a handful. Easy.

Direct download: The Joint – 1 December 2018

And here’s the playlist in full…

  • DOG POWER – Dark Nights, Dark Hotels *
  • DOG POWER – Love Potion
  • DOG POWER – Come Back To Paris
  • MONOKULTUR – Lindholmen-Stenpiren
  • FILMICO – Thinking About You Again
  • DRESSEL AMOROSI – Thassete
  • MINIMALAFRIKA – TROPIFUNKAMMAMMET
  • VAUDOU GAME – Anniversaire
  • GYEDU-BLAY AMBOLLEY – Burkina Faso
  • KASHMERE STAGE BAND – Kashmere
  • LUIS – Lex
  • ASTEROID ANXIETY – 996
  • PICKLE DARLING – Rinse Spin Cycle / Nicolas Cage
  • LAWRENCE ARABIA – Meaningless Words
  • MAD FRANK – Alone
  • THE RULING ELITE – Sober Joe
  • THE TRENDEES – 5
  • FÅGLAR I BUR – Öppen Inbjudan
  • NORTH SEA DIALECT – Sloven Voe
  • KELLY MORAN – Nereid
  • CARLA DAL FORNO – The Same Reply
  • CHOLULA DANS DIVISION – Ramo de tigres
  • NICOLA CRUZ – Inversions
  • SHELLEY PARKER – Masonry Pier
  • ULTRAVIOLET – Isotropics
  • FRONT DE CADEAUX – Dolcemente
  • KETSUEKI SĀKURU – Mr 72
  • CUSTARD SQUARE – Deathadent

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: Who needs these useless things? Only the simpletons.

Direct download: The Joint – 10 November 2018

And here’s the playlist in full…

  • PEAKING LIGHTS – Hypnotized
  • MAD FRANK – Never let you down
  • BLAIR PARKES AND CARDIGAN BAY – dig for water
  • LAWRENCE ARABIA – People Are Alright
  • YUMI ZOUMA – Looking Over Shoulders
  • THE RULING ELITE – Simpletons *
  • BLUE VELVET – Feuer
  • ROZA TERENZI – Double Reflection
  • FELIX LEIFUR – Pinot Noir 1985
  • LUIS – ALL GONE [Prod. Neil Macleod]
  • MILO – mythbuilding exercise no.9 (prod. kenny segal)
  • $HIT AND $HINE – Figure This Shit Out
  • FRONT DE CADEAUX – Superiore Lei
  • YOSHINORI HAYASHI – 208
  • MUNK – The Bolero Bunuel (Red Axes Remix)
  • KARL HECTOR & NICOLAS TOUNGA – Ngunga Yeti Fofa (The Joaquin Joe Claussell’s Electric Afrika Version)
  • RHODE & BROWN – Fine Tooling
  • NIHILOXICA – Kadodi
  • JESSE – Portals

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.