The Show: Every time we meet we play hide and seek

It’s taken a little over 11 months but The Herb Whisperer has finally managed to watch his first complete film of 2020 – Steve McQueen’s “Lovers Rock”. Admittedly, it’s only 70 minutes long so it wasn’t much of a stretch.  Plus 10 of those 70 minutes were comprised of just one song, the extended (then a cappella) version of Janet Kay’s “Silly Games” that closes today’s show

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 12 December 2020

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

  • THE COMET IS COMING – Imminent (featuring Joshua Idehen)
  • PVA  –  Exhaust / Surroundings (Girl Band / Daniel Fox Remix)
  • BACKHUS & FERNANDO PICON  –  Dirty Sexy Freak (Original Mix)
  • NAZAR  –  2 African Sickos (featuring Citizen Boy)
  • THE REVOLUTIONARIES  –  Kunta Kinte (Dub Plate Mix)

[PINK SIIFU & FLY ANAKIN  –  Black Bitches Matter Hoe Skit]

  • JENNY LEWIS & SERENGETI   –  Unblu
  • DRY CLEANING  –  Scratchcard Lanyard
  • PINK SIIFU & FLY ANAKIN  –  Razberry
  • حبيبي فنك SHARHABEEL AHMED  –  Argos Farfish
  • THE LOUNGE SOCIETY  –  Burn The Heather

[PINK SIIFU & FLY ANAKIN  –  333GET@ME Skit]

  • NO ONE KNOWS WHO DID THIS  –  Tortillas
  • PILLOW QUEENS  –  Holy Show
  • QUAKERS  –  Hit List (featuring Cazeaux O.L.S.O)
  • YARD ACT  –  Peanuts
  • THIS HEEL  –  Black Hole
  • GOD’S WONDERFUL RAILWAY  –  Hazelnuts In March
  • AUGENWASSER  –  Antennas
  • PINK SIIFU & FLY ANAKIN  –  Richard Pryor
  • MIRRORS  –  Shirley
  • OLDE BOI AND THE SOUNDS IN HIS HEAD  –  Kill Your Love
  • HAIKU HANDS  –  Suck My Cherry
  • CHUBBY AND THE GANG  –  Speed Kills
  • MRS DINK  –  Wouldn’t You Like 2 B A Pepper 2
  • SHO MADJOZI  –  Jamani
  • GIRL IN RED  –  Two Queens In A King Sized Bed

[PINK SIIFU & FLY ANAKIN  –  One Hit Moo Skit]

  • QUAKERS  –  Fa Real (featuring Jeru The Damaja)
  • STRAIGHT GIRL  –  Limón
  • MEGAN THEE STALLION  –  Body
  • TAFI & GREEN DOOR ALLSTARS  –  Diloeshutubui
  • WITCH EGG  –  Greener Pools
  • SLEAFORD MODS  –  Shortcummings

[PINK SIIFU & FLY ANAKIN  –  Pick Up TF Phone Skit]

  • MARIKA HACKMAN  –  In Undertow
  • DIGITAL SEX  –  Point Of Light
  • JANET KAY  –  Silly Games (Lovers Rock Version)*

* The inspiration for this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: Pearly Qdrops Drops

We admit that the pun for this week’s show title came first and we then frantically tried to base a playlist around it. Very much a cart-before-the-horse scenario.

It proved to be a good excuse for our biennial trawl through the Cocteau Twins back catalogue, cover versions and all. This included finding a surprising take on “Wax & Wane” by Deftones, which narrowly failed to make the cut in today’s set.

The QAnon portion of the pun is provided by an interview from the All Gas No Brakes YouTube channel (imagine a Louis Theroux documentary put through a Tim & Eric filter).

The remainder of the spoken word clips are taken from On The Media’s “Spheres Of Influence” which takes a dive into “conspirituality” and the rise of pastel QAnon.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 3 October 2020

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

  • SAINT SEVERIN  –  The Knife (Original Mix)
  • OBSKÜR  –  Bayside
  • SPELLLING  –  Under The Sun
  • TAME IMPALA  –  Borderline (Blood Orange Remix)
  • OPEN MIKE EAGLE  –  I’m A JoeStar
  • BOLDY JAMES X JAY VERSACE  –  Bentayga
  • E L L E  –  Catfish
  • GOAT GIRL  –  Sad Cowboy
  • LAVA LA RUE  –  G.O.Y.D.
  • BAT FOR LASHES  –  We’ve Only Just Begun
  • PHELIMUNCASI  –  I Roof
  • AMAARAE  –  Fancy
  • JIMMY EDGAR  –  Get Up (featuring Danny Brown)
  • SINEAD O’BRIEN  –  Roman Ruins
  • GOOD SAD HAPPY BAD  –  Pyro
  • JANELLE MONÁE  –  Turntables
  • A. SWAYZE & THE GHOSTS – Connect To Consume
  • SAULT  –  You Know It Ain’t
  • JOHN MARTYN  –  Small Hours
  • BLACK TO COMM  –  Stolen Androgens
  • COCTEAU TWINS *  –  Donimo
  • DOMENIQUE DUMONT  –  People On Sunday
  • WILLIAM BASINSKI  –  Tear Vial
  • JPEGMAFIA  –  Last Dance!
  • NO ONE KNOWS WHO DID THIS  –  I’m Junk, I’m Drunk
  • THE CRIBS  –  I Don’t Know Who I Am (featuring Lee Ranaldo)
  • CLIPPING  –  ’96 Neve Campbell (featuring Cam & China)
  • SAULT  –  Little Boy
  • SUBP YAO  –  Mad And Mean (featuring Warrior Queen)
  • SEBii  –  Play Poker
  • PETER PHILIPPE WEISS  –  Subway (Intenta Version)

* The inspiration for this week’s lyrical heading.