The Show: This song is for you…

This is not a Christmas special.

It’s definitely NOT a Christmas special but we do start proceedings with THE FALL’S peerless version of JINGLE BELL ROCK. If you can handle that opening salvo you’ll be rewarded with many seasonal gifts such as a sneaky threesome from Otāutahi Christchurch label Club Unique, some dark synths from Distant Stars, beautiful Parisian electro pop via Il Est Vilaine plus too many others to name.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 21 December 2019

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

  • THE FALL – Jingle Bell Rock
  • LENNON/ONO WITH THE PLASTIC ONO BAND – Instant Karma! (We All Shine On)
  • NO BRA – Bangin
  • PUSSY RIOT FEAT. VIC MENSA & JUNGLEPUSSY – Hangerz
  • MINA – Platinum Sex (feat. Amaarae)
  • DISTANT STARS – LLemanja
  • HINDS – Riding Solo
  • SOCCER MOMMY – Lucy
  • MUIREB – In Amber Clad
  • ATNIGHT – Entanglement
  • KEANU RAVES – Lightning Elemental
  • NEUVO WAVO – And The Beat Goes On
  • HAAN808 – Our Fear
  • SLAUSON MALONE – 08_09_14, Smile #1 (feat. Caleb Giles)
  • UNCLE QUENTIN – MYSTERIES
  • COWBOY MACHINE – Sand Dunes
  • BEN WOODS – PRAISE
  • KIM GORDON – Earthquake *
  • KARL LINDH – Ny Manniska Pa 30 Dagar
  • NECRUM SELECT – Gengis Eye
  • DIE ORANGEN – The Island (Back to me)
  • SHIT AND SHINE – Cooking Steaks In The Pocket
  • IL EST VILAINE – Fini Beauté
  • PELLEGRINO – Genti del Mediterraneo
  • BANANAGUN – Out of Reach
  • HARMONIOUS THELONIOUS – Shark Dance
  • TERR – Energy Sync

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: Don’t get your dick in a twist…

It’s the very welcome return of NO BRA aka Susanne Oberbeck with a new album LOVE & POWER.

Not to be outdone, those crazy cats over at THE BIG FRESH COLLECTIVE have just released PROJECT 64 VIP #2, more 160BPM versions of classic Nintendo 64 titles.

Plus here’s a bonus Xmassy picture of the one and only LIAM K. SWIGGS.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 14 December 2019

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

  • LIAM K. SWIGGS – GOLDENBULLSEYE VIP
  • PAPLOCO – REDIAL VIP
  • DJ RUGGED SHARK – LOST WOODZ VIP
  • DISTANT STARS – Reaction Time
  • THE HACKER – Chelsea Boots
  • AGB – Brecht hat er
  • NO BRA – Who Is The God (feat. Abdu Ali) *
  • SHIT AND SHINE – Kentucky Cellphone (feat. Tropical Trash)
  • ADSX WITH HANOBEN – SCREAM (Sharif Laffrey Nightwork)
  • FRANK RODAS – Labyrinths
  • LOST JOHANSSON – Guincho
  • CHECKPOINT 303 – Gaza Sea Minor (feat. Ghassan Kanafani)
  • DJ HEALER – 2 The Dark
  • CARAMEL SMOOTH HEAVEN & JESS ASPINWALL – Through
  • SQÜRL – Robby’s Theme
  • YUMI ZOUMA – Right Track / Wrong Man
  • JAINS MIND – Separate / Mind Go
  • GABE GURNSEY – You Can
  • NECRUM SELECT – Give It
  • SAMO DJ – Pär Och Annika (Ex-Terrestrial Remix)
  • AKAI SOLO & PINK SIIFU – Black Everything
  • CORNELL CAMPBELL & SCIENTIST – Bandulo (12 inch mix)
  • RAINER VEIL – Shallows
  • HIRO KONE – Shatter The Gangue Of Piety
  • DATASSETTE – Kestrel Manoeuvres In The Dark
  • QNETE & CARMEL – Canterburied

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: Nobody gets what they want anymore…

Well, that’s a catchy way of sampling and looping Marlon Williams and Aldous Harding. The Leonard Simpson Duo (Guilty Simpson x Leonard Charles) album LSD is out 31 Jan 2020. Tip of the hat to The Vinyl Factory.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 7 December 2019

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

  • NEUVO WAVO – Let There Be Drums
  • MODULA – Descending the Abyss
  • COSMO VITELLI – Groupe Surdose
  • AUTOMATIC – Electrocution
  • NO BRA – Sex Slaves In The White House
  • LIGHTNING BOLT – USA Is A Psycho
  • CASSETTEBOY – Cassetteboy vs Boris Johnson
  • DESOLATE TESTAMENTS – sauvie
  • CAURAL – We & You
  • POINT BLEAK – Medicine
  • THE LEONARD SIMPSON DUO – Nobody *
  • BLU – Beast Mode (feat. Cashus King, Shawn Jackson, Yamin Semali & Local Blacc)
  • EDWARD – It Doesn’t Matter Judy
  • YABBY YOU – Lazy Mood
  • UNCLE QUENTIN – PEACE OF MIND
  • PETER WRIGHT – Close The Door Behind You When You Leave
  • BEN WOODS – INDULGE
  • PAVLOV’S PUSS – New Brighton’s For Lovers
  • UMLAUT! – Soap
  • SPACE GARAGE – Space Garage (Extended Venom Mix)
  • KARIMA F – Flaccid House
  • WESTLAKE & HAYTER – Forty Two
  • TRENTEMØLLER – Try A Little (feat. Jenny Lee)
  • ED LONGO AND THE APPLIED ARTS ENSEMBLE – Love On The Line
  • SPACE GHOST – Sim City (feat. Morgan)
  • WHODAMANNY – Dance To The Bone

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

Blow out the candles and make a wish while you can

Goodbye to The Year of the Monkey. Hello to The Year of the Rooster. And to be honest… good riddance to 2016. At least we had the likes of NO BRA aka Susanne Oberbeck able to make an off-kilter year even more off-kilterer.

Into 2017 we go. Things stay thankfully, mercifully, and healthily even more off-kilterer with Mary Ocher.

Direct download: The Joint – 14 January 2017

And here’s the playlist in full…

  • DUSTY ▼▲ – Untitled#5
  • Mary Ocher – The Endlessness (Song for Young Xenophobes)
  • Run The Jewels – Down (feat. Joi Gilliam)
  • Audiophysical – Vogue 45
  • Paper Hats – Zie
  • Kian T – Good Things
  • Ronald Snijders – Kaseko Attack
  • Peaness – Seafoam Islands
  • Nervous Jerk – POST DUST
  • Super Paradise – Ties
  • Joel Gion – Tomorrow
  • Librarian – I Hope We Can Live On The Moon Someday
  • No Bra – I’m your man (feat. Slava Mogutin)
  • Marie Davidson – Adieu Au Dancefloor
  • Mono Girl – Circles
  • Folamour – Lampadaire
  • Yoshinori Hayashi – Carcass Of Tags
  • Gonima – Grids
  • D. Futers – I Care
  • Antonio – Spaze
  • Via App – Living Decoration
  • Rune Bagge – Coup D’Etat
  • 100 Hz – New Spoon
  • Klātu – Archive Invalidation
  • Potential Differense – Evans (Medkit Remix)
  • Haan808 – Thunder
  • DUSTY ▼▲ – Untitled#6
  • Loose Tapestries – Ghost of a Flea (Happy Birthday Song) *

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.
As a super special bonus see the video  below.

The Show: Game over

game-over

Greetings friends, family, whānau.

Today is our last show before we head off on an indefinite sabbatical. Other commitments mean we need to take a break for a while.

The Joint first broadcast on RDU way back in July 2001 when the frequency was still 98.3FM. We started out on Sunday afternoons but after a while switched to Saturday afternoons. The reasons are lost in the mists of time.

By our really rough and unscientific calculations we reckon we’ve done 665 shows so far. That makes this final show today episode number 666. Not a shabby effort really. To put that in some completely unrelated context Ryan Giggs made 672 league appearances for Manchester United and David O’Leary made 558 league appearance for Arsenal.

Thank you for all your kind messages via Facebook, Twitter and the RDU text machine. It was a blast.

To paraphrase and plagiarise James Murphy…

Yeah, we lost our edge
The kids came up from behind
We lost our edge to the kids
From France and from London
And from Christchurch
But we were there
We lost our edge to better-looking people
With better ideas and more talent
And they’re actually really, really nice

xox
Ka kite ano
The Herb Whisperer & Fraserhead

Direct download: The_Joint_2016-04-09-12-16.mp3

Here’s the playlist in full…