The Show: Remember I was your hippo, I’d wear your heart like a Zippo

First up, let us acknowledge that the misheard lyric meme is tired, dated and had burnt itself out way before memes even existed.

Having said that, we did have cause to stop and stare in wonder at our speakers the other week when we listened to the opening verse of The Weeknd’s “Less Than Zero”. The accompanying  lyric video confirmed that we had misunderstood the words and that the couplet in question wasn’t actually hippo & Zippo but hero & symbol.

Far be it from us to advise Mr. Tesfaye on song writing, but we just can’t help but feel that our take is slightly better.  After all, it does actually rhyme. Plus, no matter what anybody tells us, we still hear a song about semiaquatic mammals and lighters.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 22 January 2022

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

  • MAHAVISHNU ORCHESTRA – Planetary Citizen
  • THE WEEKND – Gasoline
  • TAPE HISS – La Tirimbina
  • ERIS DREW – Time To Move Close
  • HOLODRUM – Free Advice
  • PRINCE JAZZBO – Replay Version
  • LONE – ROYGBIV
  • ROBERT GLASPER – Black Superhero
  • ARAB STRAP – Aphelion
  • TONY GALLARDO – Bruja
  • GUERILLA TOSS – Cannibal Capital
  • BLACK SHEEP – Flavor Of The Month
  • ANITA LANE – Do That Thing
  • RÖYKSOPP – The Ladder
  • CATE LE BON – Remembering Me
  • EARMAKE – Space Disco
  • CASSETTEBOY – Rage Against The Party Machine
  • EARL SWEATSHIRT – Titanic
  • ROLO TOMASSI – Closer
  • DOMINIQUE LAWALREE – Le Maison Des 5 Elements (First Meeting)
  • HAZEY – Packs and Potions
  • LEATHER RATS – Fuck Shit Up (live)
  • NIK COLK VOID – Interruption Is Good (edit)
  • THE KVB – Unbound
  • THE WEEKND – Less Than Zero *
  • SECTORSEPT – Be There
  • ACID COCO – Cara Dura
  • SHENSEEA – Dolly
  • KING CHAMPION SOUNDS – Telemetry
  • ROGER ROBINSON & RICHARD SKELTON – Where (“The Life We Knew” Version)
  • KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD – Black Hot Soup (DJ Shadow “My Own Reality” Re-Write)

* The misheard inspiration for this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: Cleanin’ out our closet

In the absence of any spare time during the holiday season to listen to our usual quota of new tunes, we’ve had to re-examine the songs that didn’t make the playlist cut first time around.

Good job too. How could we have originally overlooked Eris Drew’s attempt to cram 30+ years of classic dance music loops, beats, breaks and samples into one album? Or the post-punk crunch of M(h)aol? Or Lucy Duncombe’s soaring, sweeping voice? Or… or… or…

Direct download: The Joint – 8 January 2022

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

  • DONNAY SOLDIER – Goodbye Amerleaf Yellow
  • EX-EASTER ISLAND HEAD – Six Sticks
  • SOPHIE AND PETER JOHNSTON – Television Satellite
  • PIRI & TOMMY VILLIERS – Soft Spot
  • KUSH JONES – Fuck Off
  • ERIS DREW – The Message / Ride Free
  • TOM T. HALL – Strawberry Farms
  • LYRA PRAMUK & HUDSON MOHAWKE – Tendril (Midnight Peach Rework)
  • SIMPLE MINDS – New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84) (Full Duration)
  • HORRID1 X SAV’O – Daily Duppy @ Grm Daily
  • ROGER ROBINSON & RICHARD SKELTON – Edgcote Moor (“Say Goodbye” Version)
  • LUCY DUNCOMBE – Brace
  • JUST MUSTARD – I Am You
  • K.G.B. – Detroit 909
  • SOMBRA Y LUZ – Sueño Almohade (Richard Fribert Rework)
  • DOSS – Look
  • ERIS DREW – Pick ‘Em Up
  • SEA POWER – Lakeland Echo
  • KATIE DEY – In the Sky
  • LATTO – Super Gremlin Freestyle
  • WILLIAM DOYLE – Semi-Bionic
  • M(H)AOL – Gender Studies
  • P E – The Reason for My Love
  • CREMATION LILY – A Certain Fragrance
  • iMAGiNARY FRiENDS (CHUUWEE and iMAGiNARY OTHER) – Milk (Instrumental)
  • ERIS DREW – Baby
  • ROLO TOMASSI – Drip

The Show: Where The Joint gets a bargain

And here’s the playlist in full…

Direct download: The_Joint_2014-10-11-12-14.mp3

12pm – 1pm

1pm – 2pm

The (Royal We) Show: Musical Checks And Balances

Spanky mentioned the idea of musical checks and balances on the RDU Breakfast Show yesterday morning. So, with Fraserhead away, will an unbalanced Joint have enough self-regulation to stop itself descending into an unrelenting mix of happy hardcore, bagpipe jazz, blackened crust and zydeco?

And here’s the playlist in full…

12pm – 1pm

+ Download 12pm – 1pm – 86MB

1pm – 2pm

+ Download 1pm – 2pm – 94MB

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