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The Show: (4) Year (s) of the horse (truck)

All good things come to an end. Today was our final show (touch wood) from the beloved RDUnit. Thank you RDUnit. You will be sorely missed.

RDUNIT RIP

RDUnit RIP

Hard to believe we’ve been broadcasting from a converted horse truck for almost 4 years now.

How did it all begin?

As a consequence of the 22 February 2011 earthquake RDU was no longer able to broadcast from its premises in the University of Canterbury Students’ Association building on the Ilam campus. An automated playlist ran for several months while plans were hatched.

On Saturday 9 July 2011, after what seemed like a lifetime of aftershocks, the RDUnit was revealed to the world in a launch party at C4 on Tuam Street. It was a mean party too. Have a look at the poster.

Our first show from the RDUnit was 23 July 2011 when the RDUnit was parked at the Colombo/Wordsworth intersection in Sydenham. It was strangely reassuring to watching traffic go past and having people drop in. It was also good to see life carry on after such traumatic events. We needed that after not having our usual creative outlet for five months.

After a while the RDUnit moved to a yard round the corner on Hawdon Street. Surrounded by barbed wire, iron fences, warehouses and workshops it sure felt like being on the set of Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels or Snatch.

And then the RDUnit moved to its current location, a residential backyard in central Christchurch. There’s something quite nice about having a lawn, a garden, trees and old villas just outside a studio.

From 1 May 2015 RDU will be broadcasting from a fresh new space in the ArtBox precinct on the Madras/St Asaph corner (across the road from CPIT).


During the show we talked about Mexrrissey – Mexico Goes Morrissey happening Saturday night at the Barbican in London. We won’t be able to get there in time but the Herb Whisperer is curious to know if The Smith’s lyrics will be lost in translation. Luckily Google Translate can shed some light on matters. For example, some of the delightful lyrics for “Ask”:

  • English: “…buck toothed girl in Luxembourg…”
  • Spanish: “…dientes de conejo chica en Luxemburgo…”

Don’t believe us?  Have a listen for yourself…


And here’s the playlist in full…

Direct download: The_Joint_2015-04-25-12-14.mp3

12pm – 1pm

1pm – 2pm

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The Show: Scales of the unexpected

Fraserhead would like to thank Bamboozle for his White Light Mix #73 for introducing him to the wonderful Jesse Boykins III. Have a peek at the video below for “B4 The Night Is Thru”. Looks like they go to some crazy parties.

We’ve recommended a bunch of other videos during the show so here goes…

And here’s the playlist in full…

12pm – 1pm

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1pm – 2pm

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This show accompanied by: Emerson’s JP

The Show: Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide

The Herb Whisperer is away in Melbourne on a very secret mission so Fraserhead is on his own today. Will he be able to last the distance?

Speaking of stamina, the video for the new Vitalic single “Stamina” is well worth a look. Very freaky. Not as freaky as Die Antwoord’s “Fatty Boom Boom” but freaky nonetheless…

And here’s the playlist in full…

12pm – 1pm

1pm – 2pm

The Show: Mute (and) Records

And here’s the playlist in full…

12pm – 1pm

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1pm – 2pm

+ Download 1pm – 2pm – 79MB

The show: What peeps said we should have played last year

Today’s show 70’s rock, 80’s soundtracks, 90’s jungle & songs people tell us we should’ve played last year instead of the songs we did play.

Speaking of the 1980s, couldn’t resist sorry. Got reminded of the original last night and then this morning Woody aka Mudd of Sound Check reminded me of this lovely version of “I can’t go for that” as performed on Daryl Hall’s web TV show Live from Daryl’s House

And here’s the playlist in full…

12pm – 1pm

+ Download 12pm – 1pm – 89MB

1pm – 2pm

+ Download 1pm – 2pm – 93MB