The Show: Remember I was your hippo, I’d wear your heart like a Zippo

First up, let us acknowledge that the misheard lyric meme is tired, dated and had burnt itself out way before memes even existed.

Having said that, we did have cause to stop and stare in wonder at our speakers the other week when we listened to the opening verse of The Weeknd’s “Less Than Zero”. The accompanying  lyric video confirmed that we had misunderstood the words and that the couplet in question wasn’t actually hippo & Zippo but hero & symbol.

Far be it from us to advise Mr. Tesfaye on song writing, but we just can’t help but feel that our take is slightly better.  After all, it does actually rhyme. Plus, no matter what anybody tells us, we still hear a song about semiaquatic mammals and lighters.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 22 January 2022

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

  • MAHAVISHNU ORCHESTRA – Planetary Citizen
  • THE WEEKND – Gasoline
  • TAPE HISS – La Tirimbina
  • ERIS DREW – Time To Move Close
  • HOLODRUM – Free Advice
  • PRINCE JAZZBO – Replay Version
  • ROBERT GLASPER – Black Superhero
  • ARAB STRAP – Aphelion
  • GUERILLA TOSS – Cannibal Capital
  • BLACK SHEEP – Flavor Of The Month
  • ANITA LANE – Do That Thing
  • RÖYKSOPP – The Ladder
  • CATE LE BON – Remembering Me
  • EARMAKE – Space Disco
  • CASSETTEBOY – Rage Against The Party Machine
  • ROLO TOMASSI – Closer
  • DOMINIQUE LAWALREE – Le Maison Des 5 Elements (First Meeting)
  • HAZEY – Packs and Potions
  • LEATHER RATS – Fuck Shit Up (live)
  • NIK COLK VOID – Interruption Is Good (edit)
  • THE KVB – Unbound
  • THE WEEKND – Less Than Zero *
  • SECTORSEPT – Be There
  • ACID COCO – Cara Dura
  • SHENSEEA – Dolly
  • ROGER ROBINSON & RICHARD SKELTON – Where (“The Life We Knew” Version)
  • KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD – Black Hot Soup (DJ Shadow “My Own Reality” Re-Write)

* The misheard inspiration for this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: So goodbye I’m a-leavin’

RIP Robbie Shakespeare…

Not sure if “Boops (Here To Go)” is the song he’d most want to be remembered for but it’s in today’s playlist because it’s an 80’s cut-n-paste classic here at The Joint HQ.

…RIP Steve Bronski…

We managed to sneak in part of the 12″ version of “Smalltown Boy” to pay our respects. To fully appreciate the continuing relevance of that song we recommend this recent BBC Soul Music podcast.

… and RIP Mike Nesmith

This news came in too late for us to celebrate his life on the show but he was our favourite Monkee, wrote one of our all time favourite tunes * and we happen to be part way through his autobiography.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 11 December 2021

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

    • GRANDADDY / JASON LYTLE – It Was A Silent Night At Least Until Jeff Lynne Arrived
    • JARVIS COCKER – Swanky Modes (Dennis Bovell Dubmix)
    • MATTIEL – Freedom Feels
    • THE GODZ – Radar Eyes
    • FLY ANAKIN – Ghost (Featuring Nickelus F)
    • WET LEG – Too Late Now
    • CHASTITY BELT – Fake
    • PINKPANTHERESS – just for me
    • ACEMO – Perpetrator
    • SLY & ROBBIE – Boops (Here To Go)
    • LEATHER RATS – Stab You With A Knife (Live)
    • OBAY ALSHARANI – Cocoon
    • NICK NICELY – Hilly Fields (1892)
    • SKEE MASK – Stone Cold 369
    • $&$ – AGP
    • CANNIBAL OX – Abyss
    • INVT – Super Galactic
    • CULTS – Beach Ball
    • SPENCER. – byyyte
    • BURUNDI BLACK – Burundi Black
    • TANYA TAGAQ – Colonizer (Tundra Mix)
    • TRENTEMØLLER – Dead or Alive
    • EARL SWEATSHIRT – 2010
    • PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING – Lichtspiel III: Symphonie Diagonale
    • MILDRED MAUDE – Trevena
    • NUGLIFE & FRANKIEOG – The Furthest Sea Remix (featuring Fly Anakin & Guilty Simpson)
    • EGO ELLA MAY – For The Both Of Us

* The inspiration for this week’s lyrical heading.

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