The Show: Well the furniture’s the same, but the menu’s rearranged…

Newish from the one and only BLAIR PARKES “maybe you heard”. Perfect fuzziness straight outta New Brighton, New Zealand. As the wise Grant Smithies recently said “the perfect golden ratio of melody to noise”. Couldn’t agree more.

Download it here: https://blairparkes.bandcamp.com/track/maybe-you-heard

By the way, today’s blog heading was inspired by the rather fabulous “Mork n Mindy” collaboration between BILLY NOMATES and SLEAFORD MODS.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 21 November 2020

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

  • EMMA RUTH RUNDLE & THOU – Into Being
  • DIVIDE AND DISSOLVE – Denial
  • LINGUA IGNOTA – DO YOU DOUBT ME TRAITOR
  • ANNA VON HAUSSWOLFF – All Thoughts Fly
  • MERMAID CHUNKY – These Girls
  • VICTORIA MUSSI – This Was
  • BACAO RHYTHM & STEEL BAND – The Healer
  • OM UNIT MEETS SEEKERSINTERNATIONAL – Krnch
  • DESOLATE TESTAMENTS – razor sharp
  • FLUX THE CYNIC – neva look back
  • R.A.P. FERREIRA – DECORUM
  • MF DOOM – Kookies
  • SLEAFORD MODS – Mork n Mindy (feat. Billy Nomates) *
  • BILLY NOMATES – Supermarket Sweep
  • GROVE – Big Poppa
  • REAL LIES – Birds
  • WAKE – Serotonin Dreams
  • BLAIR PARKES – maybe you heard
  • THE RESPONSE – All Of My Flaws
  • BRIGHT FUTURE – Sick Of This World (Gilb’R Dub)
  • VIOLA RENEA – Faros Faras Island
  • HERE THE CAPTAIN SPEAKING, THE CAPTAIN IS DEAD – Temporary Disturbance of the Magnetosphere
  • THE SUNDAE PAINTERS – Thin Air
  • INTERNAZIONALE – Mussels, Rococo Chair, Ecstasy

* The inspiration for this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: Anger Is An Energy

In keeping with the global zeitgeist today’s show contains some very angry songs.

Direct download: The Joint – 13 June 2020

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

  • TERRACE MARTIN  –  Pig Feet (featuring Denzel Curry, Daylyt, Kamasi Washington & G Perico)
  • ARCA  –  Nonbinary
  • WILMA ARCHER  –  Last Sniff (featuring MF Doom)
  • 10TIGERS  –  PLACES STRANGE
  • RUN THE JEWELS  –  Walking In The Snow
  • RUFF SQUAD  –  R U double F
  • TERRY EDWARDS  –  Everything’s Alright When You’re Down
  • JENNIFER TOUCH  –  Daria
  • NOVO LINE  –  Never Going Back
  • 1975  –  People
  • TKAY MAIDZA  –  Shook
  • THE RHYTHM METHOD  –  Nightmare (Lockdown Mix)
  • RICHARD BONE  –  Alternative Music For The Hindenberg Lounge
  • ORIELLES  –  Son Of A Preacher Man
  • VCRNOT  –  Touch
  • BISHOP NEHRU  –  Meathead (featuring MF Doom)
  • LIMOUSINE  –  Run The Juuls™ (featuring waterfront dining)
  • PLACES FOR PEOPLE  –  High Speed Elevators
  • BROCKHAMPTON  –  Things Can’t Stay The Same
  • CUPCAKKE  –  Lemon Pepper
  • SUPREMES  –  Going Down For The Third Time
  • BLEACHING AGENT  –  Rowing In Eden
  • MIKE MILLRAIN  –  Eyes Open Wide
  • AUTOMATIC  –  Too Much Money (Peanut Butter Wolf Remix)
  • PUBLIC PRACTICE  –  Compromised
  • BC CAMPLIGHT  –  Shortly After Takeoff
  • CINDY  –  2y & 6m (Part I)
  • JPEGMAFIA  –  CUTIE PIE!
  • ELEC PT.1  –  Jack The Groove
  • ALL THE DAMN VAMPIRES  –  Saturday
  • SOFIE  –  Asleep
  • BEASTIE BOYS  –  I Don’t Know
  • JUICY J  –  Hella Fuckin’ Trauma
  • MEDHANE  –  Allegedly
  • ASIAN DUB FOUNDATION  –  Youthquake Pt.1 Greta Speaks
  • DAUGHTERS OF REYKJAVIK  –  THIRSTY HOES
  • BOB VYLAN  –  We Live Here

The Show: When Harri Met Steve

I remember hearing today’s opening song on the John Peel show back in 1980. Unfortunately I could never recall the name of the band (The Silver) or the name of the track (Do You Wanna Dance). What I thought I recalled was that the band were from Sweden (Finland actually), were very young and fell about in hysterics half way through the performance. Not even the most sophisticated 21st century search engines could provide a solution to a 40 year mystery with that scant information.

By sheer chance I came across a website that did provide the solution, buried deep in a post about ramshackle outsider art music. However the mystery continues because my browser history has been deleted and I can’t remember the website I have to thank.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 30 November 2019

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

  • SILVER, THE  –  Do You Wanna Dance
  • JUDGITZU  –  Kelele
  • PREGOBLIN  –  Anna (Flower’s Won’t Grow)
  • DEE BEE RICH  –  Middle Class
  • J-LIVE  –  Money And Power
  • C. MEMI  –  Heavenly Peace (Unga No Suimon Akete)
  • CHEWY BENSON  –  The Existential C-Hip S-Hop
  • BURIAL  –  Old Tape
  • JULIAN COPE  –  Up-wards at 45˚
  • SNOWY & JASON WILLIAMSON  –  EFFED
  • RiFF RAFF x DiRT NASTY  –  ARROGANT AMERiCAN FREESTYLE
  • LIZZ  –  Words
  • ZEBRA KATZ  –  In In In
  • FIELD, THE  –  Over The Ice
  • GODDARD & HARRY WOLFMAN  –  Fourth Dimension
  • R. ELIZABETH  –  Back From Ten
  • dgoHn  –  Dolorous Dickhead
  • MEDHANE  –  2020sht (featuring Maassai)
  • DANGER MOUSE & SPARKLEHORSE  –  Ninjarous (featuring MF DOOM)
  • MATTIEL  –  Millionaire
  • ZILLAS ON ACID  –  Strictly Just at Night
  • AVALANCHE PARTY  –  Milk & Sunlight Is A Heavy Dream
  • JOY ORBISON X OVERMONO  –  Bromley
  • NA NOISE  –  Then Who
  • m a g g i e . w a v  –  Arena of Souls
  • CARTEL MADRAS  –  Goonda Gold
  • SIGUE SIGUE SPUTNIK  –  Atari Baby
  • JERSKIN FENDRIX  –  Black Hair
  • SOCCER MOMMY  –  Yellow Is The Color Of Her Eyes

The Show: “2018 – The Year When Aretha Franklin Had A Better Year Than You”

Tunes we missed last year and cribbed from other people’s Best of 2018 playlists (Sho Madjozi, chef, Devi McCallion, YOTA, JID, Lord Of The Ring 1998 and Lonely Leary).

Songs from all around the world (US, South Africa, UK, Canada, Russia, Australia, Netherlands, Jamaica, Japan, China) nicely balancing last weeks’s Ōtautahi offering.

And insights from Frankie Boyle’s NWO 2018 Review

Direct download: The Joint – 12 January 2019

And here’s the playlist in full…

  • ICE CREAM  –  The Chewing Gum Kid
  • SHO MADJOZI  –  Huku
  • chef  –  AC1D
  • SHAD K  –  I’ll Never Understand
  • LONNIE HOLLEY  –  I Woke Up…
  • BLACK DRESSES  –  GO INSIDE
  • EΛEVEN  –  Откройте Oкна
  • CORELLA  –  Talk
  • YOTA : YOUTH OF THE APOCALYPSE  –  Drop The Bomb (featuring MF Doom)
  • WE ARE THE CITY  –  MID-TEMPO DRAMA
  • OBEAH & PRYNOX  –  Fix Up (featuring Rider Shafique)
  • JID  –  151 Rum
  • KING OF THE RING 1998  –  Fear Itself
  • FENELLA FIELDING  –  Rise
  • STRAIGHT ARROWS  –  Out & Down
  • THE C.I.A.  –  Pleasure Seeker
  • FELBM  –  Anderstein
  • FRANKIE VALLI & THE FOUR SEASONS  –  The Night
  • DEVI MCCALLION & KATIE DEY  –  Everything But Love
  • THESE NEW PURITANS  –  Into The Fire
  • DOCTOR PABLO & THE DUB SYNDICATE  –  Dr. Who?
  • CRAYOLA LECTERN  –  Submarine
  • AITCH  –  Straight Rhymez 1
  • THE FACTORY  –  Try A Little Sunshine
  • CLOUD  –  Heartfluttered
  • THE 1975  –  Love It If We Made It
  • HOMEBOY SANDMAN & EDAN  –  Rock & Roll Indian Dance (Dungeon Sessions)
  • KING TUBBY MEETS JACOB MILLER IN A TENEMENT YARD  –  Ghetto On Fyah (Dangerous Version)
  • CHAI  –  N.E.O.
  • LONELY LEARY  –  Flanuer
  • IDLES  –  Danny Nedelko (Live On Later… With Jools Holland)
  • STONE ROSES  –  Fool4urlovin (Johnny Rock Edit)

The Show: Monsignor Treeb Lopez

Direct download: The Joint – 24 February 2018

And here’s the playlist in full…

  • JOHN KONGOS  –  He’s Gonna Step on You Again
  • SAINT JHN  –  I Heard You Got Too Litt Last Night
  • BROADS  –  Habitats
  • ERIC COPELAND  –  Neckbone (Cooper Saver Remix)

Thought For The Day #1

  • PHILIP GLASS  –  Lady Day
  • ARIADNE  –  Wounds Renew
  • LOU REBECCA  –  Tonight
  • CZARFACE & MF DOOM  –  Nautical Depth
  • BAKAR  –  Million Miles

Thought For The Day #2

  • FRANKIE COSMOS  –  Being Alive
  • JAMES BLAKE  –  If The Car Beside You Moves Ahead
  • J.ROCC  –  Care
  • KERO KERO BONITO  –  Only Acting
  • EAST MAN & DARKOS STRIFE  –  Cruisin’

Thought For The Day #3

  • ROBERT WYATT  –  Pigs
  • JANE WEAVER  –  The Lightning Back (Sex Swing Remix)
  • ICEAGE  –  Catch It
  • BLAY VISION  –  Gone Mad (featuring JME)

Thought For The Day #4

  • FRANK OCEAN  –  Moon River
  • SOPHIE  –  Faceshopping
  • DENZEL HIMSELF  –  Bangin’
  • BOY AZOOGA  –  Loner Boogie
  • NILÜFER YANYA  –  Thanks 4 Nothing

Thought For The Day #5

  • SHIRT  –  Flight Home
  • EFRIM MANUEL MENUCK  –  Kills V. Lies
  • PJ HARVEY & HARRY ESCOTT  –  An Acre Of Land
  • RINA SAWAYAMA  –  Valentine (What’s It Gonna Be)
  • SOULACOASTA  –  Close Counters

Thought For The Day #6

  • DR. C. STEIN  –  La Bombe Plastique
  • PRINCE DOUGLAS  –  March Down Babylon Dub
  • CUCO  –  Sunnyside
  • HOOKWORMS  –  Shortcomings