The Show: We see this thing going zip zap, zap zip, stay there, flash flash flash, zoom, stay there, flash flash flash, zoom zoom zoom zoom, and then off…

After the endless rain and gloomy midwinter, the new Violet French track “I Want the Sky to be Crying” has somehow undampened our spirits.

By the way, today’s blog title was inspired by Shaun Ryder reminiscing about seeing UFOs in his home town of Salford on the way to the bus stop.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 04 July 2020

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

  • PLACES FOR PEOPLE – Sunset Park
  • LOW END ACTIVIST – Game Theory feat. Flowdan
  • RIDER SHAFIQUE AND THE BUG – Burn
  • NAVY BLUE – 22!
  • THE KOREATOWN ODDITY – Weed in LA
  • HADE – Jeep Cherokee XJ
  • SILENT FREEWAY – Ground Floor
  • VIOLET FRENCH – I Want the Sky to be Crying
  • MAG – So Low
  • VANESSA WORM – Heaven To Hell
  • PEAKING LIGHTS – Traffic
  • ANA HELDER – Boleto 101
  • YUNA LESCA – meandtheboys
  • SPECTRAL FEATURING SHAUN RYDER – Zip Zap Zoom (feat. Shaun Ryder) (Mybroken101 remix) *
  • FANTASTIC MAN – Lather of Heaven
  • LEWSBERG – Cold Light of Day
  • THE DWARFS OF EAST AGOUZA – Black Sun of Intent
  • FELIPE GORDON – Acid Horizontal Polka
  • RED AXES – Moonlight Ride
  • DONNA SUMMER – I Feel Love (Special New Version by Patrick Cowley)
  • ÇAYKH – Mogadishoù
  • AREA 3 – Bubble
  • SEI STILL – Tácticas de Guerrilla Urbana

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: And here’s David with the weather…

In these post-lockdown Covid-19 times of social austerity and a craving for “normality” there was a brief temptation to revert The Joint to a conventional adult-contemporary radio format. For that reason we roped in David Lynch to do a regular weather report for us.

And it’s not a new phenomenon born out of recent cabin fever but something he’s done on and off for years.  E.g. here’s the weather report from 1 February 2005 with assistance from Laura Dern.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 23 May 2020

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

  • ZANE 2000 – Time Just Is
  • DISTANT STARS – La Fuerza de mis Brazos
  • PEAKING LIGHTS – Innerterrestrial
  • BLACK DRESSES – IM A FREAK CUZ IM ALWAYS FREAKED OUT
  • WOLFRAM – Raus (feat. Yung Hurn & Egyptian Lover)
  • CUSTARD SQUARE – Star Dust
  • DAVID LYNCH – The Weather Report: 17/05/2020
  • ASHEE – Retrofit
  • SHIT AND SHINE – HAVE YOU BEEN DRINKING 2E?
  • RIP SWIRL – Shine (feat. Catnapp)
  • MUSIC SUCKS – Wack Job
  • DXNO – Cakes
  • DAVID LYNCH – The Weather Report: 18/05/2020
  • HADE – Range Rover HSE
  • NECRUM SELECT – Moon Dyne
  • SILENT FREEWAY – Last Call
  • MOGWAI – Lesser Glasgow
  • WINDY & CARL – Stranger
  • DAVID LYNCH – The Weather Report: 19/05/2020
  • INVADER TRON – Fields (feat. Ruby Rose Mulcahy)
  • AUDIO ARCHAEOLOGY – Misty Shipwreck
  • TOKIMONSTA – To be Remote
  • DAVID LYNCH – The Weather Report: 20/05/2020
  • THE KUNDALINI GENIE – The Sky is Falling (But The Stars Look Good on You)
  • BAILTERSPACE – MODF
  • MACLO – Night Funk Melody
  • DAVID LYNCH – The Weather Report: 21/05/2020
  • BLEACHING AGENT – In Flaming Virtue
  • KEANU RAVES – Floor Support
  • LOCKED GROOVE – Missing Link

The Show: Witney, Granby, Rochdale, Preston

 – Witney, because of its community-run bus service; Granby, in Liverpool, for its resident-directed housing; Rochdale, the birthplace of England’s co-operative movement; and Preston, where the city council is breaking with a failed economic system. This becomes the chorus: “Witney, Granby, Rochdale, Preston.”

Born lippy: how I helped Underworld write a socialist banger by Aditya Chakrabortty

Direct download: The Joint – 01 June 2019

And here’s the playlist in full…

  • OCEAN  –  The Jesus Pill
  • KOOL KEITH  –  Zero Fux (featuring B-Real)
  • SIKKA RYMES  –  Love Di People (featuring John D)
  • CLAQUE, THE  –  Hush
  • ROBOT BOYFRIEND  –  Am I Important
  • MAXO KREAM  –  She Live (featuring Megan Thee Stallion)
  • BLACK DRESSES  –  DREAMS COME TRUE
  • PJ HARVEY  –  The Crowded Cell
  • FOXY AUTOPSY  –  Party For Days
  • UNDERWORLD  –  Soniamode (Aditya Game Version)*
  • DUNGEN  –  Var Har Du Varit
  • AXEL PICODOT  –  Raving Tool
  • DEUX TROIS  –  Monday To Friday
  • VANESSA WORM  –  Rando M !
  • FAIZAL DDAMBA MOSTRIXX  –  Yebaake Mumirembe
  • FREDDIE GIBBS & MADLIB  –  Flat Tummy Tea
  • FRACTURE  –  Give Me Love (featuring Fox)
  • FLYING LOTUS  –  Black Balloons Reprise (featuring Denzel Curry)
  • WIRED SESSIONS  –  Mr. President
  • MISS RED  –  Loco
  • UPSAMMY  –  I Live Here
  • A.A. BONDY  –  Fentanyl Freddy
  • TYLER THE CREATOR  –  Puppet
  • LEE MOSES  –  How Much Longer (Must I Wait)
  • COTTONTAIL  –  Sultan
  • BLACK NITE CRASH  –  Somebody Kill Me
  • DOOBY DOUGLAS  –  一目惚れ
  • PEAKING LIGHTS  –  Mirror In The Sky
  • WASNT WISNT  –  White Columns
  • ARTERY  –  Into The Garden

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: I want to show you all the things about you that have made me feel so shy

Welcome to the woozy melancholic slow jam universe that is Ben WoodsRomancy. Video filmed at good ol’ Ruapuna Speedway. Album out later this year.

Direct download: The Joint – 30 March 2019

And here’s the playlist in full…

  • CHAII – Digebasse (Enough)
  • QUEEN NEPTUNE – Edge of the Programmed World
  • PREFUSE 73 – Popstar Beat
  • PURPLEMAN & JESS ASPINWALL – Can’t See Nothing
  • BEN WOODS – ROMANCY *
  • .S. P LA _Y – Dot With a Space
  • IVY LAB & ICECOLDBISHOP – Gunk
  • HOMESICK – Running On Empty (feat. So Loki)
  • MR. OIZO – Dolce Vita (feat. Phra)
  • BENJAMIN LEW – Face a ce qui se derobe
  • EFDEMIN – The Sound House
  • GUNNAR HASLAM – Cacique De Poyais
  • THUNDER TILLMAN – Creation Discoteque
  • JESSICA KERT – Auswahl
  • PEAKING LIGHTS – Shift Your Mind
  • BODY SAN – Sundress Beverage
  • RUINS – You’re Like a Cigarette
  • LILIZU – I Think That
  • GROOVE MERCENARY – Switch (Techno Mix)
  • KAINTÉ KOUNTIX – Looking For A Job
  • ZOE SINATRA – Mais Qu’Est-Ce Que Tu Fumes?
  • KYOTO – Venetian Blinds
  • MMDELAI – Endless Bloom

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: Who needs these useless things? Only the simpletons.

Direct download: The Joint – 10 November 2018

And here’s the playlist in full…

  • PEAKING LIGHTS – Hypnotized
  • MAD FRANK – Never let you down
  • BLAIR PARKES AND CARDIGAN BAY – dig for water
  • LAWRENCE ARABIA – People Are Alright
  • YUMI ZOUMA – Looking Over Shoulders
  • THE RULING ELITE – Simpletons *
  • BLUE VELVET – Feuer
  • ROZA TERENZI – Double Reflection
  • FELIX LEIFUR – Pinot Noir 1985
  • LUIS – ALL GONE [Prod. Neil Macleod]
  • MILO – mythbuilding exercise no.9 (prod. kenny segal)
  • $HIT AND $HINE – Figure This Shit Out
  • FRONT DE CADEAUX – Superiore Lei
  • YOSHINORI HAYASHI – 208
  • MUNK – The Bolero Bunuel (Red Axes Remix)
  • KARL HECTOR & NICOLAS TOUNGA – Ngunga Yeti Fofa (The Joaquin Joe Claussell’s Electric Afrika Version)
  • RHODE & BROWN – Fine Tooling
  • NIHILOXICA – Kadodi
  • JESSE – Portals

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.