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
  • LONE – ROYGBIV
  • ROBERT GLASPER – Black Superhero
  • ARAB STRAP – Aphelion
  • TONY GALLARDO – Bruja
  • 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
  • EARL SWEATSHIRT – Titanic
  • 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
  • KING CHAMPION SOUNDS – Telemetry
  • 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: Hunt Danner Junghans Hoeness, Mertesacker Emptiness

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 20 November 2021

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

  • BLAIR PARKES – no plans
  • ZACHERY STEPHENSON – Mertesacker Emptiness *
  • MANIC STREET PREACHERS – Motorcycle Emptiness (Stealth Sonic Orchestra Soundtrack)
  • LOU REED – Street Hassle
  • DESOLATE TESTAMENTS – spacey dream
  • POLA WOMEN – Express
  • AZURE – Hidden Falls (feat. Flandiz)
  • RED AXES – Some Lights
  • ANTONI MAIOVVI – Valencia Forever
  • YUMI ZOUMA – Mona Lisa
  • DANA GAVANSKI – Letting Go
  • MAPLE GLIDER – As Tradition
  • JAPANESE BREAKFAST – Posing For Cars
  • GROUPER – Disordered Minds
  • KRUSH JUKE – VICE SPIRIT
  • 4AM KRU – High Time
  • DJ SOFA – Finnish Em Off
  • SEEKERSINTERNATIONAL – SoundboyThunderbolt
  • MAKOSSIRI – Juicy Juicy
  • NIGHT OWLS – Let’s Stay Together (Version)
  • GLENN FALLOWS & MARK TREFFEL – Arise
  • FUZZ CATS – Checkmate In A Different Dimension
  • BILL CALLAHAN & BONNIE “PRINCE” BILLY – Kidnapped By Neptune (feat. Hamerkop)
  • ELECTRIC EYE – Lighthouse Rock
  • JACK SWAIN – Future Face
  • LONE – Echo Paths

* The inspiration for this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: We should be getting hammered in an airport.

Who can argue with synths and positive thinking? Not us, no sirree.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 06 November 2021

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

  • MISC. – Till It Wasn’t (feat. Jess Aspinwall)
  • LONE – Hidden By Horizons (feat. Morgane Diet)
  • VAGABOND69 – Whole Orange (feat. Jess Aspinwall)
  • BLACK BOX RECORDER – Uptown Top Ranking
  • MUNGO’S HIFI – Border Patrol
  • SEEKERSINTERNATIONAL – DreadRunner (Can’t Keep On)
  • JACK SWAIN – Bored Walk
  • FORT ROMEAU – Ramona
  • WESTCOAST GODDESS – Street Called Love
  • UNCLE QUENTIN – BIG D NRG
  • MOLLY NILSSON – Absolute Power
  • SPRAY – Hammered in an Airport *
  • SUNFLOWER BEAN – Baby Don’t Cry
  • BLUSHING – Blame (feat. Miki Berenyi)
  • LEWSBERG – Getting Closer
  • DESOLATE TESTAMENTS – wake up keep dreaming
  • EL MICHELS AFFAIR – Stack The Deck (feat. Bobby Oroza)
  • NEUVOWAVO – Message from the Past
  • CHARLOTTE ADIGÉRY & BOLIS PUPUL – Blenda
  • CRUSH – Fantasy Fiction
  • MOUSEY – The Bench
  • ROSETOWN – imfine
  • 2XM – Railei Part III (feat. Jimmy Rainey)
  • KATE STEIN – Badlands
  • RED AXES – Skulls
  • ANZ – Last Before Lights
  • SAINT ETIENNE – Broad River

* The inspiration for this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: The Ku Klux Klan moved in with my Gran.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 30 October 2021

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

  • WHITE FLOWERS – Intro
  • WHITE FLOWERS – Night Drive
  • LISASINSON – Volverte A Enamorar
  • DADDY FREDDY – Yes, We A Blood
  • JULIAN COPE – I Come From Another Planet, Baby
  • PYROPHORIA – Bring Your Bitchass To Work Day *
  • EVERGREEN – En Douce
  • SOLEMN BRIGHAM – Sometimes You Lose
  • 1000 EYES – Minerals
  • PARI SAN – ALIEN
  • HIEROGLYPHIC BEING – WET PAPER 4 DRY INK
  • THE BLAPPS POSSE – It Can Only Get Better
  • BOY HARSHER – Tower
  • BOYLIFE – superpretty
  • NATION OF LANGUAGE – The Grey Commute
  • DAVID HOLMES – Hope Is The Last Thing To Die (featuring Raven) (Extended Mix)
  • LILY KONIGSBERG – Proud Home
  • HIPSTER CONSPIRACY – Empires
  • serpentwithfeet – Down Nuh River
  • ROODY – Tehran
  • BLACKSTARKIDS – FIGHT CLUB
  • LONE – Inlove2
  • BOUTROSS – Shrap Over The Rest
  • SLEIGH BELLS – True Seekers
  • RICO NASTY – Switch Places
  • MARISSA NADLER – If I Could Breathe Underwater
  • GEORGE T & JOHNNY AUX – Back
  • SIR ROBERT ORANGE PEEL – Cool Kids
  • FIYAHDRED – Anyway (Do It)
  • AUNTY RAYZOR – Tornado
  • MILDRED MAUDE – Glen Plays Moses

* The inspiration for this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: Some may say that you are only interested in one thing…

A welcome return today from Nick Harte aka Shocking Pinks. His mysterious new MERCEDES CAMBRIDGE project “Adversary” is cinematic, darkly ambient and hypnotically crimecore. It’s the soundtrack for the film that Nicolas Winding Refn was too scared to make. Get it now on Bandcamp and/or get the cassette version via Opal Tapes.

Not to be outdone, after a long hiatus ANIKA aka Annika Henderson is back too. The new album Change is out 23 July 2021. For a wee taste have a listen to Finger Pies…

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 5 June 2021

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

  • MERCEDES CAMBRIDGE – Brute Monde
  • ANIKA – Finger Pies
  • COLD CAVE – Night Light
  • THE JUAN MACLEAN – City Life Disco
  • GASPARD AUGÉ – Vox
  • MARIE DAVIDSON – Renegade Breakdown (Jessy Lanza Remix)
  • DJ BONELESS X JESS ASPINWALL – Urban Yard
  • AZURE – Southern Tropics
  • REAL LIES – Oh Me, Oh My (Nicotine Patch) feat. Dominique Russell
  • NECRUM SELECT – Catchin’ Vapors [Interlude]
  • R.A.P. FERREIRA – rejoice (feat. Eldon Somers)
  • IL EST VILAINE – Les Mystères de Lorient feat. Narumi Herisson
  • WLF – Bender
  • HOORSEES – Waterfall (Hurts)
  • PICKLE DARLING – Everything Is Flammable
  • MINI – Talk
  • ODDIO FACTORY – The Prophet
  • BLAIR PARKES – shimmer with Teen Haters
  • MANIFEST KITSUNE – Stardust
  • LANA DEL REY – Blue Banisters
  • PENELOPE TRAPPES – Awkward Matriarch
  • LES BAXTERS – Gamelan Gang
  • LONE – Coming Into Being and Passing Away
  • L.$.D FUNDRAISER – The Last Rite & Ritual Of A Sinking Ship

* The inspiration for this week’s lyrical heading.

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