The Show: We see this thing going zip zap, zap zip, stay there, flash flash flash, zoom, stay there, flash flash flash, zoom zoom zoom zoom, and then off…

After the endless rain and gloomy midwinter, the new Violet French track “I Want the Sky to be Crying” has somehow undampened our spirits.

By the way, today’s blog title was inspired by Shaun Ryder reminiscing about seeing UFOs in his home town of Salford on the way to the bus stop.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 04 July 2020

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

  • PLACES FOR PEOPLE – Sunset Park
  • LOW END ACTIVIST – Game Theory feat. Flowdan
  • RIDER SHAFIQUE AND THE BUG – Burn
  • NAVY BLUE – 22!
  • THE KOREATOWN ODDITY – Weed in LA
  • HADE – Jeep Cherokee XJ
  • SILENT FREEWAY – Ground Floor
  • VIOLET FRENCH – I Want the Sky to be Crying
  • MAG – So Low
  • VANESSA WORM – Heaven To Hell
  • PEAKING LIGHTS – Traffic
  • ANA HELDER – Boleto 101
  • YUNA LESCA – meandtheboys
  • SPECTRAL FEATURING SHAUN RYDER – Zip Zap Zoom (feat. Shaun Ryder) (Mybroken101 remix) *
  • FANTASTIC MAN – Lather of Heaven
  • LEWSBERG – Cold Light of Day
  • THE DWARFS OF EAST AGOUZA – Black Sun of Intent
  • FELIPE GORDON – Acid Horizontal Polka
  • RED AXES – Moonlight Ride
  • DONNA SUMMER – I Feel Love (Special New Version by Patrick Cowley)
  • ÇAYKH – Mogadishoù
  • AREA 3 – Bubble
  • SEI STILL – Tácticas de Guerrilla Urbana

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: Speed kills…

… or so said Bill Cosby in one of his classic 1970s public service announcements.

Direct download: The Joint – 28 April 2018

And here’s the playlist in full…

  • Nu Guinea – Je Vulesse
  • Soulwax – Essential Four
  • Shakarchi & Stranéus – Marcy Son What
  • Giovanni Damico – Rhythm & Drums
  • A.A.L (Against All Logic) – Now U Got Me Hooked
  • Bill Cosby – Public service announcement: The up and down drugs *
  • MAG – Words
  • The Opawa 45s – Erewhon (Over The Hills and Far Away)
  • girlboss – The Gottage
  • Ano Pascoe – Float Away
  • Substandard – Elite
  • Day of Nova – Storm
  • Silvia Kastel – Heart 2 Tape
  • Bill Cosby – Public service announcement: Vaccinations
  • Liam K. Swiggs – FREAKAZOID BREAKZ 18
  • Flandiz – Evol Love
  • Catnapp – Fade (prod. by Dabow)
  • Lolina – A Path Of Weeds And Flowers
  • Perel – Myalgia
  • Caramel Smooth Heaven – Stars
  • Bill Cosby – Public service announcement: Drugs
  • Malohne – Capitale
  • Real Lies – The Checks
  • Jaded Nineties Raver – Bite Lament
  • The Hacker & Jensen Interceptor – Industrial Drive
  • Keepsakes – Pick ’em Till They Bleed (Ansome Remix)
  • TERRITOIRE – Quatre Siècles de Privilèges
  • Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Not in Love We’re Just High

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.