The Show: Ding dong

R.I.P. Florian Schneider (1947-2020) a founding member of Kraftwerk. The breakthrough was perhaps their fourth album “Autobahn” released in 1974 but a bit of delving reacquainted us with their first two albums (efficiently titled “Kraftwerk 1” and “Kraftwerk 2”) and a reminder of the gentle beauty that is the epic Klingklang. A nice way to start a contemplative show.

And later… down the YouTube rabbit hole we went discovering live footage from 1970 of Kraftwerk at Rockpalast. We thought we were big deal going to house discos and raves in 1989 and had no idea how far ahead of us those crazy German kids were. Keytars, synths, multimedia, a motorik beat we can bug out to, and a stylish crowd. Minds blown…

And those interludes today? That was Phoebe Waller-Bridge recounting to Deborah Frances-White in episode 199 of The Guilty Feminist her Covid-19 lockdown experiences with the three neighbourhood cats: Good Cat, Bad Cat and Mystery Cat.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 09 May 2020

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

  • KRAFTWERK – KlingKlang
  • BLAIR PARKES – turn off turn on
  • REVBJELDE – SWAMP GAS vert_x remix
  • AUDIO ARCHAEOLOGY – Pegasus Bay
  • PHOEBE WALLER BRIDGE – Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s good cat
  • DESIRE – Black Latex
  • LAURA LEE LOVELY – Somewhere Over The Rainbow (Beyond The Rain – Remake)
  • MANFREDAS & FANTASTIC TWINS – Gimme Pizza
  • PLACES FOR PEOPLE – Atrium
  • PLACES FOR PEOPLE – Conference Room
  • PLACES FOR PEOPLE – Do Not Disturb
  • DLINA VOLNY – I’m Not Allowed (Drumappella)
  • T. G. SHAND – Fields to Flower
  • PHOEBE WALLER BRIDGE – Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s bad cat
  • CLEAR PATH ENSEMBLE – Inner Space
  • FALLE NIOKE & GHOST CULTURE – Barké
  • DAMU THE FUDGEMUNK, ARCHIE SHEPP & RAW POETIC – Learning to Breathe
  • R.A.P. FERREIRA – RO TALK
  • HOLLY AFOA – mum, dad, I’m lesbian
  • C.A.R. – Becoming Strangers
  • THE_UNDERSCORES – Xi Wang-mu Tessera
  • PETER WRIGHT – The Föhn Brings The Fever
  • PHOEBE WALLER BRIDGE – Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s mystery cat
  • MADELEINE COCOLAS – A Basic Understanding
  • ANDREA LASZLO DE SIMONE – Immensità
  • JUNUS ORCA – One Arm Pack
  • THE TRENDEES – TV Presenter Stupid Loins
  • MNTTAB – Iss Eine Ratte
  • KRAUS – An Arrow in the Haunch
  • CARAMEL SMOOTH HEAVEN – Axed The Angel (2XM Remix)
  • JAGĀ – Inter Alios

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: The falcon cannot hear the falconer…

Pondering the end of the COVID-19 LOCKDOWN.

But on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 25 April 2020

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

  • RONE – Babel
  • DOMINIC WEST – The Second Coming by WB Yeats *
  • BLACK DRESSES – SCARED 2 DEATH
  • FRANCK RACKET – Danger Garden
  • BLAIR PARKES – cut loose
  • VANISHING TWIN – Spice Level 7
  • THE NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY – Mersey Paradise
  • VANESSA WORM – In Heaven We Are
  • CLOUD TANGLE – I’m Just Lost
  • DESOLATE TESTAMENTS – render the ambience
  • WARZOU – J’irais dormir chez Mouss
  • DOCTOR ECHO – Vie Nil
  • PINCH & KAHN – Crossing The Line feat. Killa’s Army
  • DAMU THE FUDGEMUNK & RAW POETIC – No Valentine
  • R.A.P. FERREIRA – GOLDEN SARDINE
  • THAT FIELD OF RED FLOWERS IS ACTUALLY A GRASS FIRE – Wavering hope
  • PETER WRIGHT – Looking For The Way Out
  • MADELEINE COCOLAS – Across The Ocean, But Not Yet
  • T. G. SHAND – Golden Hour
  • SOCCER MOMMY – bloodstream
  • OHHME – Ghost
  • ATHANASIOS ARGIANAS – Hollowed Water
  • ZOON VAN SNOOK – The Coral & The Hummingbird
  • 2XM – Flow (feat. Jess Aspinwall)
  • EDEN BURNS – Patches Theme
  • PANDARO – Parasocial Activity
  • FREDERIK VALENTIN & LOKE RAHBEK – The Heart Of Things

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: 1966. A good year…

And a happy birthday to The Herb Whisperer. Like Eric Cantona, he too was born in 1966. And much like Cantona’s genius performances on the pitch, Herb’s presence in the Old Trafford stands back in the day helped lay the foundation for Manchester United’s domination of English football throughout the 1990s and early 2000s.

But that’s enough football history. On with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 11 April 2020

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

  • ROY BUDD – Who Dares Wins (Wikan Tactical Insertion Mix)
  • ZANE 2000 – Novelty Waves
  • FILMMAKER – Outsider Warriors
  • THE TACKS – Rat
  • LIAM K. SWIGGS & KOOL AID – Rave Smack Talk
  • UNORTHODOXUNITUS – Cheeky C**t (Send for Loom + DJ SUX + Ottic)
  • NECRUM SELECT – Cypher In Blue
  • R.A.P. FERREIRA – DOLDRUMS
  • CARAMEL SMOOTH HEAVEN & JESS ASPINWALL – Pit
  • FRENCH_CONCESSION 法國租界 – End of Time (Indi Remix)
  • THE SORCERERS – Summoning The Monkey God
  • DIE ORANGEN – Sonne (Zeug Dub)
  • SILENT FREEWAY – Soda Fabric
  • FREDERIK VALENTIN & LOKE RAHBEK – Scarlett
  • WINDY & CARL – Recon
  • WOMB – Used to Be
  • HAMERKOP – Deadwood
  • MELANIE VELARDE – Memo
  • ROSA – Sera A Posillipo
  • PYE CORNER AUDIO – Distance
  • DESIRE – Escape
  • NIGHT RYDER 1983 – Bastarda
  • FANTASTIC MAN – Lather of Heaven
  • DATASSETTE – Existenzmaximum
  • DANIEL AVERY & ALESSANDRO CORTINI – Water
  • 2XM – Mediate

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: It’s not me but the world that needs help…

Who needs cabin fever? Definitely not you! In these times of self-isolation heed this sage advice from PETSHOP OX: “It’s not me but the world that needs help…”

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 28 March 2020

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

  • EVIE SANDS – I Can’t Let Go
  • CYENCE – Non Stop (Damon Jee & Darlyn Vlys Remix)
  • FILMMAKER – Outlaw
  • EARTH TRAX – I’m Not Afraid
  • PLACES FOR PEOPLE – Premium Check-in
  • HAMERKOP – Remote
  • YUMI ZOUMA – Lonely After
  • MAD FRANK – Lonely Boy
  • LAUMĖ – Klara (z Bydgoszczy)
  • HANNAH EVERINGHAM – My Feelings Aren’t My Fault
  • THE ORIELLES – Whilst the Flowers Look
  • FRENCH_CONCESSION 法國租界 – End Of Time (Junus Orca Remix)
  • BRODINSKI X LOW JACK – Armor Sunken
  • MAOCHIE FEMCHAIN – The Vanishing Point
  • CHROMATICS – The Runner
  • NOCOW – Far Voices
  • COSMIN TRG – Having Said That
  • GRANDMASTER MAHI – T-RAPANUI HOUSE
  • NAVY BLUE – Simultaneously Bleeding
  • R.A.P. FERREIRA – Big business (feat. Mike Ladd)
  • BYRELL THE GREAT – Holy Heels
  • PAPLOCO – PAPANUI STATE OF MIND
  • MACKENZIE – Rangi
  • LIGHTNING DUST – Devoted To
  • I BREAK HORSES – Neon Lights
  • THOMAS ISBISTER – Itching A Dream
  • PETSHOP OX – Count Yourself Lucky *
  • DESMOND CHEESE – I Was There (feat. Ofa Fanaika)
  • ATLETAS – Cedros

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: I’m John Barnes in the box, I blaze hard after mosque…

If the relentless barrage of news about COVID-19 and coronavirus is getting you down then let Riz Ahmed’s “The Long Goodbye” take your mind off it for a few minutes…

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 14 March 2020

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

  • PLACES FOR PEOPLE – Morning Light
  • PLACES FOR PEOPLE – Concourse
  • HAMERKOP – The Splendour That Was Rome
  • PAPLOCO – SUMMER HAYZE
  • PETSHOP OX – Amor Fati
  • EACH OTHER – Same As It Never Was
  • MACKENZIE – Rā
  • MAD FRANK – Fits into my aims
  • BEN WOODS – LESSON
  • TIDAL RAVE – FOMO
  • PGX – Peter Gutteridge
  • THE TACKS – Merivale
  • DAME BONNET – Nothing
  • L’ÉPÉE – On Dansait Avec Elle
  • CNT EVN – Endless
  • RIZ AHMED – Where You From *
  • LÜDIC – BLCKHLNSTRL
  • ALPHONSE – Xanax 123
  • ROZA TERENZI – Metal Glo
  • SEBASTIAN MULLAERT – Attio
  • ALPHONSE – Mystical Wisp
  • SEBASTIAN MULLAERT – Dancing with Mr. K
  • SONIC BOOM – Just Imagine
  • R.A.P. FERREIRA – Baby
  • CHROMATICS – Touch Red
  • YĪN YĪN – One Inch Punch
  • ATNIGHT – Pushkar
  • LUKE WOODFIELD – Phase In

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.