The Show: Neunzehnhundertneunundsiebzig

Direct download: The Joint – 20 0ctober  2018

And here’s the playlist in full…

  • SIGRID  –  Sucker Punch (Live on Later… with Jools Holland)
  • DOPE SAINT JUDE  –  Grrrl Like
  • MICHELE MERCURE  –  An Accident Waiting To Happen
  • KERO KERO BONITO  –  Dear Future Self
  • LONE  –  Pulsar
  • PACIFIC COLISEUM  –  Ocean City
  • SARKODIE  –  Black Excellence (Ebibi Man)
  • MISS WORLD  –  Don’t U Wanna Be Me Sometime?
  • BAMBA PANA  –  Poaa Rmx
  • MS NINA  –  Rico Rico
  • HOLE  –  Playing Your Song
  • MICK JENKINS  –  Understood
  • BLACK MIDI  –  Bmbmbm
  • RICARD DIAS GOMES  –  A3 Fogo Chama
  • SAMPHA  –  Treasure
  • DAPHNE AND THE FUZZ  –  Space And Sound
  • SWORN VIRGINS  –  Fifty Dollar Bills
  • PLANNINGTOROCK  –  Powerhouse
  • VLIMMER  –  1979*
  • YVES TUMOR  –  All The Love We Have Now
  • SUZIE TRUE  –  Don’t Grow Up
  • RIZ MC  –  Mogambo
  • SHYGIRL  –  O
  • PLUS INSTRUMENTS  –  Don’t Forget Me
  • STEREOLAB  –  Tempter
  • BIG JOANIE  –  Fall Asleep
  • LES BIG BYRD  –  Geräusche
  • SLIFT  –  Doppler Ganger
  • SIGRID  –  Sucker Punch

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: If band stage positions were football formations…

Joel Gion parks the bus.
Joel Gion “parks the bus.” That’s soccerball lingo for packing the defence and smothering attacks from the other team.

…what was The Brian Jonestown Massacre‘s formation last night at The Foundry? 4-2-1? 1-3-2-1? 1-3-3? Was Joel Gion a false nine deliberately distracting us with tambourine trickery. Was Anton Newcombe playing the classic trequartista role but unconventionally orchestrating action from the right flank instead of through the middle? Unconventional minds want to know.

And here’s the playlist in full…

Direct download: The_Joint_2015-11-07-12-14.mp3

12pm – 1pm

1pm – 2pm

2pm – 2:15pm

We left the software rolling and recorded the start of On The Decks. And what a start…

  • Visage – Fade To Grey (Re-edit)
  • Orange Juice – Rip It Up (Re-edit)

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