The Show: I was feeling invincible with my VPN…

Henry Nicol of DOG POWER has been busy over in Idvor, Serbia teaming up with partner Lidija Raletić to form new project LEATHER IMAGE. The album CLEAN FREAK out early 2021. More info over at UTR.

Here’s some bonus content. Missed this one from THE CHATS first time round (July 2019) but it’s pretty timeless in a retro kinda way.

Oh, okay, have at it with the new one from THE CHATS:

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 5 December 2020

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

  • YFC – Paleface (Pell in Hell)
  • THE CHATS – Identity Theft *
  • CASPER CLAUSEN – Used to Think
  • GOLDEN – Intro / Eye / Outro
  • VENICE – Mistakes & All
  • G SUDDEN – Tings Hard Dub
  • ONIPA – Kukuru (Marot Remix)
  • NUBIYAN TWIST – Tittle Tattle (feat. Cherise)
  • ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER – Nothing’s Special
  • JAY GLASS DUBS – Apple, Sliced
  • DIVIDE AND DISSOLVE – We Are Really Worried About You
  • SHUBOSTAR – Maoi (Curses Remix)
  • COM TRUISE – Trying Times for the Indirect
  • THOMAS BODENSTÄNDIG – Langsam Leverkusen
  • COWBOY MACHINE – Nine Lives
  • FRENCH FOR RABBITS – The Dark Arts
  • MAARJA NUUT & SUN ARAW – 144.000 Rose Petals
  • SHLI – Into Dust
  • AVALON EMERSON – Rotting Hills
  • 2XM – Railei Part II (feat. Jimmy Rainey)
  • MR. TEA – Love Letter from Zetta
  • BRIGHT FUTURE – What We Need To Say

* The inspiration for this week’s lyrical heading.

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…