The Show: Futile Attempts

Any spare time we had over the Christmas and New year period was spent listening and re-listening to Kim Noble’s “Futile Attempts (at Surviving Tomorrow)” podcast – and we’re still only up to episode 6/10.

If you want a lazy half-arsed comparison think Blue Jam but, arguably, less surreal and, possibly, more mundane (with the added caveat that mundane is completely the wrong word).

Whilst we continue to struggle for the right adjective you can simply judge for yourself using the video sample below and the audio excerpts in today’s show.

High Five Hat

Humanity sucks… We all need encouragement to keep going…so I made this hat.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 9 January 2021

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

  • RATS ON RAFTS  –  Tokyo Music Experience
  • BACKXWASH  –  Psalms 23 (featuring Camp Blood)
  • CUPCAKKE  –  GUM
  • MÜCHA  –  A Narrow Fate
  • THE COOL GREENHOUSE  –  Alexa!
  • KING CREOSOTE  –  Susie Mullen
  • SCALPING  –  CHAMBER

Kim Noble “Notes On Human Kindness” Excerpt #1

  • HEALTH  –  CYBERPUNK 2.0.2.0.
  • TARAS BULBA  –  Fishcat Mother
  • break_fold  –  Meanwhile… Up in Trump Tower
  • SLEEPER & SNAKE  –  Shoot Through
  • MOONCHILD SANELLY  –  Thunda Thighs
  • LAEL NEALE  –  Every Star Shivers In The Dark

Kim Noble “Notes On Human Kindness” Excerpt #2

  • WE ARE JOINERS  –  9 Times A Week
  • THE GIRLS  –  Pedestrian Walk
  • GANG STARR  –  Glowing Mic
  • BADBADNOTGOOD & MF DOOM  –  The Chocolate Conquistadors
  • A NUMBER OF NAMES  –  Sharevari
  • THE CHILLS  –  You’re Immortal
  • POPSHOP!  –  Courting
  • FANCY ROSY  –  Punk Police

Kim Noble “Notes On Human Kindness” Excerpt #3

  • ENNY  –  Peng Black Girls Remix (featuring Jorja Smith)
  • CALIFORNIA WORLD  –  West Coastin’
  • NANCY SINATRA & LEE HAZLEWOOD  –  Arkansas Coal
  • TOMBERLIN  –  Hours (Katie Dey Remix)
  • CASSIO KOHL  –  Broken
  • MANIC STREET PREACHERS  –  Spectators Of Suicide (featuring Gwenno) (Welsh Version)

The Show: Doomsday

RIP MF DOOM. 1971-2020.

Saddened to learn that MF DOOM aka Daniel Dumile, one of The Joint’s patron saints, passed away on 31 October 2020. The first quarter of the show today features some of DOOM’s highlights but it’s difficult to do justice to a lyrical genius, so follow these links for more detailed reflection…

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On a more joyous and Christmassy note, ‘Barry: The Man Who Moves The Music’ was released just before Xmas in honour of Ōtautahi scene champion, RDU Wednesday Drive host and all-around living legend Andrew Barry aka A BAZ. All proceeds go to the Christchurch City Mission – Te Whare Mīhana ki Ōtautahi. Have a listen below.

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And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 2 January 2021

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

  • MF DOOM – Gas Drawls
  • MF DOOM – Doomsday
  • VIKTOR VAUGHN – Saliva
  • KING GEEDORAH – Fazers
  • MADVILLAIN – America’s Most Blunted
  • MF DOOM – Hoe Cakes
  • BADBADNOTGOOD & MF DOOM – The Chocolate Conquistadors
  • BENTLEY – Sauce
  • HARRY NILSSON – Jump Into The Fire
  • JEAN PENNE – Chicken Katsu Curry
  • KARLITA – Body Language
  • PINK SIIFU & FLY ANAKIN – Mind Right feat. Liv.e (prod. Jay Versace)
  • MONO/POLY – As Long As The Love Is Divine
  • AZURE – Southern Tropics
  • 2XM – Solace
  • INSTANT FANTASY – Crimson and Clover
  • SHEET SWEATER – Glomesh
  • VIOLET FRENCH – Box Without Sides
  • MICA LEVI – Wings
  • STEVE REICH & PAT METHENY – Electric Counterpoint (Fast Movement – Part 3)
  • COM TRUISE – She melts
  • NNHMN – In darkness
  • NULL_USER – slow_wav
  • MOON WIRING CLUB – In Holiday 1801 Mood
  • STUBB – Love Will Tear Us Apart feat. Lowri

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