The Show: The Lebensraum of popular music

If you enjoyed the opening to today’s show – and who wouldn’t like Whitney Houston’s music being described as tyrannical and capable of crushing every tune in your record collection – the full exchange between Edward George and John Doran is available as a podcast via The Quietus. It is for subscribers only but this one interview is well worth the price of admission.

Meanwhile, battle lines have been drawn within the greater Joint family over the best version of Harry Styles’ “As It Was” – the original, the Arcade Fire cover or Harry performing the tune live at Coachella. Listen to all 3 in the epilogue or watch them below.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 14 May 2022

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

Prologue

  • Highlights of Edward George on Whitney Houston *

The Show

  • WHITNEY HOUSTON – It’s Not Right But It’s Okay
  • PHELIMUNCASI – I Don’t Feel My Legs
  • TESS PARKS – DO YOU PRAY?
  • DEHD – Empty In My Mind
  • TIGA – There Is No Distance Between Us
  • HOMEBOY SANDMAN – Apple
  • PONDEROSA TWINS PLUS ONE – Bound
  • FLUME – Sirens (featuring Caroline Polachek)
  • CREMATION LILY – Selfless
  • SOFIE ROYER – Schweden Espresso
  • BEBI DOL – MUSTAFA
  • WORKING MEN’S CLUB – Circumference
  • CHANCE デラソウル – Give It To Me Baby
  • DREAMING IN YELLOW – Excommunicate
  • KOJEY RADICAL – Daily Duppy
  • MF DOOM – All Outta Ale
  • BODEGA – Doers
  • PAN AMSTERDAM – Rigatoni
  • T.G. SHAND – Little Sieve (Instrumental)
  • FREEDOM FRY – Cool When I’m With You
  • RHEMII ICE – Nah Fukk Fi Free
  • HATE MOSS – Fog
  • KELLY LEE OWENS – Olga
  • BEASTIE BOYS – I Don’t Know
  • ROMANCE & DEAN HURLEY – White Lace & Promises
  • QUELLE CHRIS – Alive Ain’t Always Living
  • SAMPA THE GREAT – Lane (featuring Denzel Curry)
  • MARIA CHIARA ARGIRÒ – Greenarp
  • OLIVER SIM – Fruit
  • TIRZAH – Ribs
  • BlankFor.ms – Before You Were
  • PORRIDGE RADIO – End Of Last Year

Epilogue

  • HARRY STLES – As It Was
  • ARCADE FIRE – As It Was
  • HARRY STYLES – As It Was (Live @ Coachella)

* The inspiration for this week’s lyrical heading.

The Joint: Two fingers for the world that we all live in.

Today’s show…

Direct download: The Joint – 28 August 2021

And notebooks out completists, here’s the playlist in full…

  • FONTAINES D.C. – Televised Mind (Dave Clarke Remix)
  • DIAMOND VERSION – This Blank Action (featuring Leslie Winer)
  • DAMON ALBARN – Polaris
  • MOUNT KIMBIE – Black Stone
  • CHOIRBOY DANK – Hood Angel Baby
  • FALZ – Mercy
  • MICHIE ONE & LOUCHIE LOU – Shout
  • LIARS – Big Appetite [Single Edit]
  • LUCY LAMB – Dark Matter
  • FAIZAL MOSTRIXX – Transitions
  • ONE MIND STAND™ – Cry
  • HIEROGLYPHIC BEING – MYSTICAL EQUATIONS (1996 EDIT)
  • MARI WILSON WITH THE WILSATIONS – Beat The Beat
  • SEA POWER – Two Fingers *
  • PALMISTRY – Fk a Deal
  • SPILL TAB – Indecisive (featuring Tommy Genesis)
  • TURINN – 18 1/2 Minute Gaps
  • BOLDY JAMES & THE ALCHEMIST – Turpentine / Steel Wool
  • INJURY RESERVE – Knees
  • DESIRE MAREA – Thokozani
  • CHERRY GLAZERR – Soft Drink
  • DRUG STORE ROMEOS – Secret Plan
  • MF DOOM – Gazzillion Ear (Thom Yorke Man On Fire Remix)
  • JUICE MENACE – 24s
  • WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM – Primal Chasm (Gift of Fire)
  • YOUTH – Bye
  • TAQBIR – Tfou 3lik
  • ÁBRIS GRYLLUS – Object 03 (Canon)
  • DUCKS LTD. – 18 Cigarettes
  • NATION OF LANGUAGE – This Fractured Mind
  • UV-TV – Back To Nowhere
  • POZI – Detainer Man
  • JUNGLE – Truth

* The inspiration for this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: She doesn’t really like me, she likes alcohol.

We posted the teaser two weeks ago and now here’s the entire episode of “‘I Rescued My Vinyl Collection from a Fire Before My Family”, snippets of which are peppered throughout this week’s mix. Speaking of which, on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 12 June 2021

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

  • WE ARE JOINERS – Black & Blue
  • UMBERTO TOZZI – Gloria
  • MOONEE – Faith & Sorrow
  • AUDIOBOOKS – The Doll
  • COBRAH – GOOD PUSS
  • CITY GIRLS – Twerkulator
  • NWANDO EBIZIE – I Seduce
  • AUDREY NUNA – Damn Right
  • quickly, quickly – Everything Is Different (To Me)
  • JASIAH – Art Of War (featuring Denzel Curry & Rico Nasty)
  • ISHI VU – This Is Your Life
  • DJ SIGILS – God Is A Gun (featuring Rosy Maple)
  • HORSEY – Seahorse (featuring King Krule)
  • SUZANNE KRAFT – Screenwriter
  • EXALTICS, THE – Dis Turb Ance Int He Tim Eline (Featuring Paris The Black Fu)
  • ᴘₒʟʏɢʟᵒᴛ – Daley Thompson
  • MARINA – Ancient Dreams In A Modern Land
  • DISCOLOKOSST – Rock Ist Rock (Live)
  • LOOPSEL – Vad vill du?
  • AJ TRACEY – Cheerleaders
  • REEMUNNI – Fine China
  • GREEN-HOUSE – Sunflower Dance
  • CURVED AIR – Back Street Luv
  • SPIKE POP – So Mysterious
  • TRISTEN – Athena
  • SUSPECTRE – Known Pleasures
  • CHAD VANGAALEN – Spider Milk
  • MARCIA GRIFFITHS  – Feel Like Jumping
  • TELEMATICS – Grief Parasite
  • DON MELODY CLUB – Psychonauten
  • GIRL RAY – Give Me Your Love
  • YOUR OLD DROOG X MF DOOM – Dropout Boogie
  • PORIJ – Nobody Scared
  • SHABAZZ PALACES – 20 Gear Science
  • GLAIVE – I Wanna Slam My Head Against The Wall *

* The inspiration for this week’s lyrical heading.

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
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