The Show: The people I have met are not as pretty as they seem…

No, the blog title doesn’t refer to that handsome and clever linguist Lawrence Arabia chap above, but instead is a line from Ella Chau Yin Chi aka French_concession’s new single End of Time (and more about that down below).

Not too long ago Mr Arabia got into a bit of bother when, as a former resident who visits Christchurch occasionally post-earthquakes, he commented on the blandness of the new city centre. We however think he would be a good town crier for Ōtautahi.

James Dann sums up the silly response nicely in his Same As It Ever Was post here.

Anyway, playing Lawrence Arabia’s 2012 track “The 03” seemed like the perfect way to kick off the show today.

I’m going back to the 03
To see the places where I used to be
Getting punched on High Street mall
Getting drunk at the college ball

 

As promised, coming back to French_concession, here’s the video for the new single End of Time

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 8 February 2020

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

  • LAWRENCE ARABIA – The 03
  • FRENCH_CONCESSION – End of Time *
  • KAMANDI – Not Biting My Tongue
  • SEB THE VEGABOND – skullspooner
  • PAPLOCO – YOU NO SOUL
  • VELVET C – Word Has It
  • SASCHA FUNKE – WOM
  • DAME BONNET – Portamento
  • BRONNT INDUSTRIES KAPITAL – Force The Line
  • WOLFEY – H.U.W
  • ATLETAS – Um Ano, Quatro
  • THE TACKS – One Last Goodbye
  • GUARDIAN SINGLES – Heartland
  • WASTED SHIRT – Double the Dream
  • SLIFT – Hyperion
  • EYE – Kill The Slavemaster
  • LONESOMECARBOY – Sunlight in Riga
  • MASKS – Broken Glass
  • GRÜN WASSER – Driving
  • ROOTS MANUVA – Hard Bastards
  • FLEET.DREAMS – 888
  • VODOR L ZECK – Trainpiratism
  • TECWAA – Bania
  • JACQUES GREENE – Stars
  • TOPHU – Ted Nyungen
  • MELANIE VELARDE – Another Para

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: Gimme more Star Wars, gimme open barre chords…

Driving around town yesterday listening to RNZ resulted in multiple earworms and tangled musical threads that needed dealing with. That’s the official explanation for FUN BOY THREE, BANANARAMA, ROXY MUSIC, LL COOL J and a few other cuts from the 60s, 70s and 80s making it on to the show today.

Every track on the show is a highlight, so it feels mean to play favourites, but a tip of the hat to Bill of Human Pleasure Radio for putting us on to Kiwi Jr. In a parallel universe The Cars would have signed to Flying Nun and their offspring would eventually become the house band for a shady sake bar in Toronto. You don’t even have to imagine it, here’s the video…

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 11 January 2020

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

  • FUN BOY THREE – The Lunatics Have Taken Over the Asylum
  • FUN BOY THREE – It Ain’t What You Do It’s The Way That You Do It (feat. Bananarama)
  • BANANARAMA – Aie a Mwana
  • ROXY MUSIC – Pyjamarama
  • EYEDRESS – Trauma
  • THOMAS ISBISTER – A Sign
  • SALAD BOYS – Onwards And Downwards
  • KIWI JR. – Gimme More *
  • MAD FRANK – Pick your pocket
  • LL COOL J – I Can’t Live Without My Radio
  • R.A.P. FERREIRA – Dreams
  • LABI SIFFRE – I Got The…
  • THE VILLAGE CALLERS – Hector
  • THE HONEY DRIPPERS – Impeach The President
  • YĪN YĪN – One Inch Punch
  • PAPLOCO – BISH I GOT
  • GOLDEN BUG & IN FIELDS – Ground (feat. Phoebe Coco)
  • THE MAUSKOVIC DANCE BAND – It’s The Wrong Goodie
  • TOM OF ENGLAND – In Your Town
  • ASE MANUAL – PUT YO ASS (HANDS UP) (feat. Escooter)
  • BYRELL THE GREAT – Hymm For Battle
  • DOCKET PRINTER – Ernie Binn
  • HOVVDY – Pixie
  • TOSHFUMI HINATA – 新しい遊牧民 Atarashii Yuhbokumin
  • FUROR – THE LAST OF US
  • EXAEL – lash (with nm) (vocal dub)
  • TRUCK STOP ALIEN – Desolate (Extended Version)
  • GRAPHEINE – Awake

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: Bar-b-que courtesy J.R.R. Tolkien Jr, George R.R. Martin

Catching up on 2019. Jeremy Deller‘s ‘Everybody in the Place, An Incomplete History of Britain 1984-1992’ somehow intertwining miners’ strikes, civil disobedience, and warehouse raves. Mind blown.

Also glad to see the return of Rory Ferreira aka R.A.P. Ferreira aka Milo aka Scallops Hotel. We thought he had quit the business but in reviewing 2019 discovered his newish R.A.P. Ferreira persona. Who else could rap about J.R.R. Tolkein and George R.R. Martin running a barbecue??? No one. But that was possibly a rhetorical question.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 28 December 2019

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

  • THE WILLIAMS FAIREY BRASS BAND – Pacific 202
  • 2XM – Liquefy
  • DJ PSYCHIATRE – Lonely Samples
  • DONNIE MOUSTAKI – Arcade Night With The Boys
  • CHOCOLATE HILLS – Reboot
  • R.A.P. FERREIRA – Respectdue *
  • LA VAMPIRES DOES COLOGNE – HOWUKISS
  • CHAIA – Up and Down
  • ARWEN – Rock Bottom
  • MINA – Teng (feat. Noire)
  • DISTANT STARS – Brothers & Sisters
  • BLACK DRESSES – MY HEART BEATS OUT OF TIME
  • REPLICANT – The Resistance
  • KCIN – Already Dissolving
  • JOZEF VAN WISSEM & JIM JARMUSCH – The Unclouded Day
  • CARAMEL SMOOTH HEAVEN – Hanging
  • DESOLATE TESTAMENTS – more dusty
  • PAPLOCO – RAINY REDUX
  • ELKKA – Breathe
  • YOSHINORI HAYASHI – U
  • CURSES – Bad For Business
  • HOLOGRAPHIC PLANES (DAMON JEE + ALVARO CABANA) – Quilca
  • DAMON JEE & BONNIE SPACEY – Don’t
  • AFRODESIA – Deep Down In Zanzibar
  • SUMI SAUCE – Walnut

* 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: If this was easy everyone would be doing it

Can’t get enough of this…

Or this…

It’s the Joe Sampson connection at work.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 23 November 2019

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

  • LAIMA – Disco Pregnancy
  • LAUMĖ – Darkside
  • LA VAMPIRES DOES COLOGNE – LOVEDBYYOU
  • UNCLE QUENTIN – FORGETINU
  • NEUVO WAVO – Eye Of The Phoenix
  • MAGIC SHOPPE – Candy Flip
  • SALAD BOYS – This Issue
  • PAVLOV’S PUSS – Look Smart, Talking About Art *
  • THE RESPONSE – Faded Paper
  • MAD FRANK – Keep your head up
  • SOCCER MOMMY – yellow is the color of her eyes
  • THOMAS ISBISTER – Happy in the Dark
  • HOVVDY – So Brite
  • CAPTAIN BEEFHEART & HIS MAGIC BAND – Pachuco Cadaver
  • AISHA DEVI – The Favor Of Fire (Equiknoxx Remix feat. Gavsborg & Shanique Marie)
  • PAPLOCO – PSYCHOSIS VIP
  • AKAI SOLO & PINK SIIFU – Labor Day feat. KingCarter
  • PETER KULI – ok boomer w/ jedwill
  • SNOWY, JASON WILLIAMSON – EFFED
  • LOEFAH – Ginnocchio
  • GIANT SWAN – 55 Year Old Daughter
  • ENA – Query
  • GOTT – Total Kommander
  • ELKKA – Every Body Is Welcome
  • DIE ORANGEN – Der Krautback
  • DEADBEAT – Put on Your Red Shoes and Trance

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

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