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: Bulbous also tapered? That’s right!

For some bizarre reason I recently got an earworm of Captain Beefheart and The Mascara Snake talking about bulbous things at the start of Trout Mask Replica’s “Pena”, hence today’s show title. Delightful fan video below if you want the whole experience.

Not to be outdone on the freakiness front UNCLE QUENTIN aka Tim “Von Klap” Moore has just released the album Famous For God. One for fans of bent and swinging James Bond soundtracks, The Avalanches, beats and synths. Sneak peek below…

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 9 November 2019

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

  • UNCLE QUENTIN – SILENCE!!!
  • JAY GLASS DUBS – An Ambivalent Path
  • NEUVO WAVO – Victory Lap
  • TOM OF ENGLAND – Sniffin’ at the Griffin
  • UMBERTO – Entrance
  • JENNY HVAL – The Practice of Love (feat. Laura Jean and Vivian Wang)
  • KONRADSEN – Never Say A
  • CARLA DAL FORNO – Took a Long Time
  • LIGHTNING DUST – Competitive Depression
  • LIGHTNING BOLT – Halloween 3
  • LONESOMECARBOY – Long delays
  • TOSHFUMI HINATA – Pavement
  • JACQUES GREENE – Night Service
  • FLOATING POINTS – Last Bloom
  • ZANE 2000 – Inner Castle
  • CAPTAIN BEEFHEART & HIS MAGIC BAND – Pena *
  • OISEAUX-TEMPÊTE – The Naming Of A Crow
  • JOHN CHRISSTOFFELS – Head [case] Side A
  • SEX JUDAS FEAT. RICKY – Flaming Creatures
  • DANIEL MAUNICK – Until The End
  • DEADBEAT – Vampire Dub

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.