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.

The Show: Our hearts are full of regret and cholesterol…

Today’s show is woven between readings of the “WAP” lyrics by Ben Shapiro. We’ve not been as moved by a monologue since we first heard Richard Burton reciting Dylan Thomas.

As if that wasn’t dramatic enough, we chose to back Mr Shapiro’s oration with the latest offering from RZA – a brand new US ice cream truck jingle, written to replace the existing “well-known and problematic tune “Turkey in the Straw”.”

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint –  22 August 2020

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

  • seeyousoon  –  BEN AFFLECK
  • BOB VYLAN  –  England’s Ending
  • limeboiler  –  k.k. bossa (small version)
  • osquinn  –  ok im cool (with blackwinterwalls)
  • PHOEBE GREEN  –  Reinvent
  • MARIE DAVIDSON & L’ŒIL NU  –  Renegade Breakdown
  • SPARKLE DIVISION  –  You Go Girl!
  • OPEN MIKE EAGLE  –  Bucciarati (featuring Kari Faux)
  • CHEMTRAILS  –  Slag Heap Deity 1 *
  • SQUID  –  Pigs (In There)
  • SONG SUNG  –  The Minds Eye
  • KALI UCHIS & RICO NASTY  –  Aquí Yo Mando
  • CAPTAIN PLANET & ALSARAH كاپتن پلانت & الساره  –  Ghazal غزل
  • SUBCULTURE  –  The River Bend (featuring Rachel Chinouriri)
  • YACHT  –  (Downtown) Dancing (Selector Dub Narcotic Version)
  • MPHO SEBINA  –  Slip Away
  • CUT COPY  –  Like Breaking Glass
  • MAX RICHTER  –  All Human Beings – Pt. 1
  • MAX RICHTER  –  All Human Beings – Pt. 2
  • MAX RICHTER  –  Chorale – Pt. 4
  • CREEPAOFFICIAL  –  South Brum
  • CHANCE デラソウル  –  Sit Back
  • YARD ACT  –  Fixer Upper
  • BECCA MANCARI  –  First Time
  • CHARLOTTE OC  –  This Pain (PBR Streetgang Remix)
  • BILLY NICHOLLS  –  London Social Degree
  • THE NOTWIST  –  Ship
  • SLAM  –  Positive Education (A JD Twitch Remix)
  • FONTAINES D.C.  –  Living in America
  • SEX SWING  –  Valentine’s Day At The Gym (Jane Weaver Makeup Mix)
  • SHIT & SHINE  –  Hillbilly Moonshine
  • TROYE SIVAN  –  Rager Teenager!

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: The Shipping Forecast.

The BBC Radio 4 Shipping Forecast. ASMR before ASMR even existed. Short cryptic predictions for little-known geographical locations (South Utsire anyone?), snippets of the Forecast are sprinkled throughout today’s show.

If these excerpts do give you that ASMR “low grade euphoria” help yourself to 5 hour or even 9 hour YouTube compilations.

Personal favourite from this playlist is “The Flood” by Haiku Salut, part of their reimagined soundtrack to the 1926 Buster Keaton film “The General”. So feel free to spend the rest of your week trying to sync up the entire score on Spotify with a totally legit free stream of the movie*.

Direct download: The Joint – 5 October 2019

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

  • HOLY FUCK  –  Luxe
  • MASSIVE ATTACK  –  Exchange (Mountain Steppers Dub)
  • SUPER DRAMA  –  Unforgettable Runway
  • SMOKE ON THE HORIZON  –  12022
  • SIGUR RÓS  –  Svefn-G-Englar (Live At Popp í Reykjavík, 1998)
  • ROYAL TRUX  –  Suburban Junky Lady (Ariel Pink Remix)
  • HAIKU SALUT  –  The Flood
  • BULLS BLOOD  –  The Forest Hates You
  • JUST MUSTARD  –  Seven
  • BUSY P  –  Rainbow Man
  • SIR WAS  –  Fly Away
  • CINDY MALONE  –  You Were Near Me
  • YABBY YOU & KING TUBBY  –  Dub Plague
  • OPEN MIKE EAGLE  –  The Edge Of New Clothes
  • 3PHAZ  –  Phazbaz
  • WYLIE CABLE  –  Möbius Strip (featuring Clyde)
  • R. ELIZABETH – Every And All We Voyage On
  • PARSNIP  –  Seafarer
  • WESSON  –  22
  • REEKO  –  Punish Or Be Damned
  • MC YALLAH X DEBMASTER  –  Teba Kuda Mabega
  • MY DISCO  –  Successive Pleasure
  • ENE  –  Revolution
  • HANNAH DIAMOND & DANNY L HARLE  –  Part Of Me
  • STEEP LEANS  –  Dream On Slow
  • BLUR  –  This Is A Low

*Legit & free if you become a member of Christchurch City Libraries

The Show: I’ll see you down at the Dilly

Direct download: The Joint – 10 August 2019

And here’s the playlist in full…

  • THE TORNADOS  –  Do You Come Here Often?*
  • BEAK  –  Life Goes On
  • JAHDER  –  Bagigi Dub
  • LEFT AT LONDON  –  I Split My Ribs Open (featuring Open Mike Eagle)
  • JENSEN INTERCEPTOR  –  Wave Slave
  • PHARMAKON  –  Self-Regulating System
  • TORCHE  –  Slide
  • SANSIBAR  –  Used To Live In Detroit (Boy Toy)
  • NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS  –  She Taught Me How To Fly (The Reflex Revision)
  • PARSNIP  –  Lift Off
  • YAMMERER  –  Poisonous Reptilian Colleagues & Co.
  • NORTH MANC BEDS  –  Stelcore 2 (Nabz_ & Cluff Version)
  • LADY DONLI  –  Suffer Suffer
  • FLAMED  –  Evan Lesoule
  • ANNA MEREDITH  –  Paramour
  • BLACK DRESSES  –  WIGGLE 2019
  • SHEER MAG  –  Blood From A Stone
  • WILL WEB  –  D Playas
  • ÞEYR  –  Iss
  • LITTLE COMETS  –  3 Minute Faltz
  • SILICON SCALLY  –  Cobalt Blue
  • AL STEWART  –  Pretty Golden Hair
  • PARANOID LONDON  –  Cult Hero (Do You Wanna Touch Me) (featuring Simon Topping)
  • OSCAR MULERO  –  Transparent Ray
  • SUNNYSUN  –  Dance Battle
  • EAST OF OCEANS  –  Hard Red
  • AMYL AND THE SNIFFERS  –  Some Mutts (Can’t Be Muzzled)
  • KIT SEBASTIAN  –  Tyranny 20

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: I cannot understand how he sleeps at night

Open Mike Eagle is the linchpin holding today’s show together with two songs taken from his Comedy Central Show “The New Negroes”

The rest of the show is interspersed with musings on the past, present and future of social media. We recommend listening to the full TED talk given by Carole Cadwalladr.

Direct download: The Joint – 18 May 2019

And here’s the playlist in full…

  • LORI BALMER  –  Four Faces West
  • GHOSTFACE KILLAH, RZA  –  On That Sht Again
  • OPEN MIKE EAGLE & PHONTE  –  Woke As Me
  • JARV IS…  –  Must I Evolve?
  • DJ HAUS  –  See U In My Dreams (Lone Remix)
  • SLOWTHAI  –  Nothing Great About Britain
  • BAD BREEDING  –  Whose Cause?
  • CRUMB  –  Nina
  • JUST MUSTARD  –  Tennis

Cory Doctorow

  • JACKIE MENDOZA  –  Puppet Angels
  • J-E-T-S  –  Real Truth (featuring Tkay Maidza)
  • HARUOMI HOSONO  –  Sports Men
  • UNLOVED  –  Devils Angels (Liminanas Remix)
  • A$AP FERG  –  Pups (featuring A$ap Rocky)
  • MISS RED  –  Shut In Your Head
  • STORMZY  –  Vossi Bop
  • WILLIAM ALEXANDER  –  Diamond Toes
  • LIFE  –  Moral Fibre

Carole Cadwalladr*

  • KATE TEMPEST  –  Firesmoke
  • NORMA TANEGA  –  You’re Dead
  • SHIT & SHINE  –  Unknown
  • STEF CHURA  –  They’ll Never
  • OPERATORS  –  I Feel Emotion
  • PUTO TITO  –  Melodia Daquelas
  • TSHEGUE  –  The Wheel
  • OPEN MIKE EAGLE & LIZZO  –  Extra Consent
  • OKKVLT KɅTT  –  Killing Enemies x Banmaskim

Chris Hughes

  • PATIENCE  –  The Girls Are Chewing Gum
  • DENZEL CURRY  –  Ricky
  • PIXX  –  Andean Condor
  • MESCALINUM UNITED  –  We Have Arrived
  • RECTANGLES  –  Suspended Animation
  • DEPTH DEATH  –  Ronin
  • GIRL IN RED  –  Girls
  • BODY TYPE  –  Free To Air

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.