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: 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: Everything is going super wrong right now…

Direct download: The Joint – 16 February 2019

And here’s the playlist in full…

  • NO ACCIDENT – Brougham Street breeze
  • JURA SOUNDSYSTEM – Mamma Capes
  • 70’S NETWORK – Reality nat ezy
  • WA WU WE – What’s Left? (Vinyl Version)
  • SILENT FREEWAY – Let Me Go
  • KATE CARR – The ladder is always there
  • THE SPECTRE COLLECTIVE – Anya’s Dream (feat. Motte)
  • JESSICA PRATT – This Time Around
  • DEVI MCCALLION & KATIE DEY – Sunshine *
  • BLACK RAIN – Computer Souls
  • JULIA HOLTER – Words I Heard
  • JAY GLASS DUBS – Animal Estate
  • KING MIDAS SOUND – X
  • ZOLAA – 783.1505
  • RIAN TREANOR – Don’t Go
  • MAC-TALLA NAN CREAG – The Ballad Of Glen Nevis

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: Old man take a look at my life, I’m a lot like you…

The show bookended today by two lush 160 cuts by The Big Fresh Collective‘s Liam K. Swiggs. And in between you will find a sneaky threesome from Nu Guinea’s Neapolitan disco compilation “Napoli Segreta Vol​.​1”, plus some retro Greek in the form of Free Level, some new Greek in the form of Jay Glass Dubs, some Christchurch peeps such as Peter Wright, Silent Freeway, Social Sport, Keanu Raves, Lawrence Arabia, plus many others. All over the shop as usual.

Direct download: The Joint – 2 February 2019

And here’s the playlist in full…

  • LIAM K. SWIGGS – RIDGE RACER TYPE BOOTLEG
  • THE MAGHREBAN – Finagling
  • ANTONIO SORRENTINO – E Prumesse
  • ORO – Stop The War
  • DONATELLA VIGGIANO – Napule Canta e More
  • FREE LEVEL – Blue Grass 3
  • JOE CLEEN – City Nights
  • SILENT FREEWAY – Daisy Rod
  • MARTINA LUSSI – Anarchy for Her
  • JESSICA PRATT – Aeroplane
  • THE SPECTRE COLLECTIVE – Séance Fiction
  • BLACKSQUARES – 11:11
  • PETER WRIGHT – Stepping Off The Edge
  • JAY GLASS DUBS – To My Benefitors
  • JURA SOUNDSYSTEM – Carafe Denim
  • SOCIAL SPORT – Solo/w
  • GOLPE DE ESTADO – Liquido (Marc Piñol Remix)
  • CAPABLANCA – Lap Dance (Lipelis’ Paper Sound Dub)
  • KEANU RAVES – Feel About You
  • ANTONI MAIOVVI – Lair Of The White Worm
  • ADSX WITH HANOBEN – P.H.O.N.E. SEX
  • LAWRENCE ARABIA – Just Sleep (Your Shame Will Keep)
  • LIAM K. SWIGGS – OLD MAN TAKE A LOOK AT MY MAHI *

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.