The Show: If I gave you a million dollars right now, would you buy candy or a candy store?

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 07 March 2020

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

  • WASTED SHIRT  –  Fist Is My Ward
  • SONIC YOUTH  –  Disappearer
  • COBRA KILLER  –  Tenthousand Tissues
  • JULIAN COPE  –  Your Facebook, My Laptop
  • ROYCE DA 5’9”  –  Mr. Grace (Intro) *
  • KASSA OVERALL  –  Darkness In Mind (featuring Sullivan Fortner)
  • ODDGOD  –  Ballroom
  • SOFIE  –  Truth Of The Matter
  • BYRELL THE GREAT  –  Holy Heels
  • GHOSTPOET  –  Concrete Pony
  • HD SUBSTANCE  –  The House Of The Lord
  • PACHYMAN  –  Dose it
  • STRAWBERRY GENERATION  –  When You Were Here And I Was Sad
  • UV-TV  –  Happy Place
  • JAN ST. WERNER  –  VS Cancelled
  • 100 gecs  –  ringtone (remix) (featuring Charli XCX, Rico Nasty, Kero Kero Bonito)
  • PETBRICK  –  Gringolicker (featuring Mutado Pintado) Radio Edit
  • ANNA CALVI  –  Don’t Beat The Girl Out Of My Boy (Hunted Version) (featuring Courtney Barnett)
  • TIÑA  –  I Feel Fine
  • RIHANNA  –  Work (Kabuki’s Footwork Jungle Re-fix)
  •  DJ EARL  –  Um Vida (The Life)
  • AVALANCHES, THE  –  We Will Always Love You (featuring Blood Orange)
  • HANDLE  –  Punctured Time
  • RIZ AHMED  –  Toba Tek Singh
  • GLADIE  –  When You Leave The Sun
  • POTTERY  –  Texas Drums Pt I
  • GREMLINZ, JESTA & KALU  –  Monolith
  • KUTMAH  –  Centenarians
  • MHYSA  –  sad slutty baby wants more from the world
  • VINCE STAPLES  –  Hell Bound
  • STICK IN THE WHEEL  –  Drive The Cold Winter Away
  • AVI BUFFALO  –  Skeleton Painting

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: Old Dundonian.

Today’s show leans heavily on (some might say “rips huge chunks from”) an interview that Mark Blyth gave to Ken Early in a recent edition of the Second Captains Podcast.

We like the cut of Mr Blyth’s jib. We like the cut of his Dundonian accent even more, particularly the emphasis that he gives the cr in crisp and crap.

Direct download: The Joint – 24 March 2018

And here’s the playlist in full…

  • ESSAIE PAS  –  Substance M
  • FLAME 1  –  Fog
  • LAUREN AUDER  –  For Those Who Patiently Endure
  • FRANKIIE  –  Glory Me
  • YASSASSIN  –  Mermaidistic Personality Disorder
  • SUNFLOWERS  –  Signal Hill
  • PARROTS, THE  –  Soy Peor
  • BOOJI BOYS  –  Piscine Perfect
  • PARQUET COURTS  –  Almost Had To Start A Fight / In And Out Of Patience
  • HTMLFLOWERS  –  Chrome Halo (featuring Banoffee)
  • JON HOPKINS  –  Emerald Rush
  • SANDUNES  –  Indigo Village
  • BICEP  –  Opal (Four Tet Remix)
  • BENIN CITY  –  Final Form
  • MOULIN ROUGE  –  Sense
  • MARIA USBECK  –  Bosque De Bambú
  • GWENNO  –  Eus Keus?
  • STELLA DONNELLY  –  Mechanical Bull
  • GLORIA  –  Heavy
  • MEDHANE  –  Sal
  • CUCO  –  Melting
  • SKINNY PALEMBE  –  Toy Shooter
  • LOW JACK  –  Look Out Riddim (Dubplate)
  • 700 BLISS  –  Ring The Alarm
  • SCOTTIBRAINS  –  Sustained Threat
  • MISS RED  –  Red – Dagga
  • DR. OCTAGON – Area 54
  • N.E.R.D, RIHANNA & DRAKE  –  Lemon (Drake Remix)
  • DENMARK VESSEY  –  Trustfall
  • YBN NAHMIR  –  Have You Ever


The Show: (4) Year (s) of the horse (truck)

All good things come to an end. Today was our final show (touch wood) from the beloved RDUnit. Thank you RDUnit. You will be sorely missed.


Hard to believe we’ve been broadcasting from a converted horse truck for almost 4 years now.

How did it all begin?

As a consequence of the 22 February 2011 earthquake RDU was no longer able to broadcast from its premises in the University of Canterbury Students’ Association building on the Ilam campus. An automated playlist ran for several months while plans were hatched.

On Saturday 9 July 2011, after what seemed like a lifetime of aftershocks, the RDUnit was revealed to the world in a launch party at C4 on Tuam Street. It was a mean party too. Have a look at the poster.

Our first show from the RDUnit was 23 July 2011 when the RDUnit was parked at the Colombo/Wordsworth intersection in Sydenham. It was strangely reassuring to watching traffic go past and having people drop in. It was also good to see life carry on after such traumatic events. We needed that after not having our usual creative outlet for five months.

After a while the RDUnit moved to a yard round the corner on Hawdon Street. Surrounded by barbed wire, iron fences, warehouses and workshops it sure felt like being on the set of Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels or Snatch.

And then the RDUnit moved to its current location, a residential backyard in central Christchurch. There’s something quite nice about having a lawn, a garden, trees and old villas just outside a studio.

From 1 May 2015 RDU will be broadcasting from a fresh new space in the ArtBox precinct on the Madras/St Asaph corner (across the road from CPIT).

During the show we talked about Mexrrissey – Mexico Goes Morrissey happening Saturday night at the Barbican in London. We won’t be able to get there in time but the Herb Whisperer is curious to know if The Smith’s lyrics will be lost in translation. Luckily Google Translate can shed some light on matters. For example, some of the delightful lyrics for “Ask”:

  • English: “…buck toothed girl in Luxembourg…”
  • Spanish: “…dientes de conejo chica en Luxemburgo…”

Don’t believe us?  Have a listen for yourself…

And here’s the playlist in full…

Direct download: The_Joint_2015-04-25-12-14.mp3

12pm – 1pm

1pm – 2pm

ANZAC Day Podcast Bonus

The Show: 2001: A Retro Odyssey

Where Fraserhead discovers he’s playing the same artists as he was back when the show started in 2001 and where The Herb Whisperer finds he has too many 9+ minute tracks for comfort.

And here’s the playlist in full…

Direct download: The_Joint_2015-03-28-12-14.mp3

12pm – 1pm

1pm – 2pm

Podcast Bonus

The Show: RIP Iain Banks (1954 – 2013)

Iain Banks

There are chardonnay socialists. And there are champagne socialists. And there are also vintage champagne socialists. But there are not many single malt socialists.

Iain Banks was one of the latter. His sharp wit, incredible imagination, fierce criticism of Tory ideology, defence of the underdog, unashamed appreciation of Porsche 911s and BMW M5s, and whisky research will be sorely missed.

While I tend to prefer Iain Banks “mainstream” fiction something I love about his science fiction novels, those featuring the utopian civilisation “The Culture”, is the absurd, silly and playful names he gave to the ships’ minds. See a full list on Wikipedia. So as a nerdy tribute to Mr Banks on the show today we got our robot to read out the registry of ships’ names over some nice Boards of Canada backing beats. Hope it didn’t wig you out too much.

And here’s the playlist in full…

12pm – 1pm

+ Download 12pm – 1pm [76MB]

1pm – 2pm

+ Download 1pm – 2pm [80MB]

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