The Show: Game over


Greetings friends, family, whānau.

Today is our last show before we head off on an indefinite sabbatical. Other commitments mean we need to take a break for a while.

The Joint first broadcast on RDU way back in July 2001 when the frequency was still 98.3FM. We started out on Sunday afternoons but after a while switched to Saturday afternoons. The reasons are lost in the mists of time.

By our really rough and unscientific calculations we reckon we’ve done 665 shows so far. That makes this final show today episode number 666. Not a shabby effort really. To put that in some completely unrelated context Ryan Giggs made 672 league appearances for Manchester United and David O’Leary made 558 league appearance for Arsenal.

Thank you for all your kind messages via Facebook, Twitter and the RDU text machine. It was a blast.

To paraphrase and plagiarise James Murphy…

Yeah, we lost our edge
The kids came up from behind
We lost our edge to the kids
From France and from London
And from Christchurch
But we were there
We lost our edge to better-looking people
With better ideas and more talent
And they’re actually really, really nice

Ka kite ano
The Herb Whisperer & Fraserhead

Direct download: The_Joint_2016-04-09-12-16.mp3

Here’s the playlist in full…

The Show – What we did on our holidays. Let yvnalesca run the show. 1/2.

Many thanks to yvnalesca for filling in for us on week 1 of our holidays. He’ll be back next Saturday to cover week 2 as well.

And here’s his playlist in full…

Direct download: The_Joint_2015-12-26-12-14.mp3

12pm – 1pm

  • Lontalius – All I Wanna Say
  • Phil France – The Swimmer
  • Eskimo Eyes – Learning
  • King Krule – The Noose Of Jah City
  • Travi$ Scott – Drugs You Should Try It
  • skymning – Alone
  • Jagā – GhostPeppers
  • Chaos In The CBD – B1/Phantom Melodies
  • FYI Chris – No Hurry
  • Dele Sosimi – You No Fit Touch Am (Medlar Remix)
  • RAMP – Everybody Loves The Sunshine

1pm – 2pm

  • playmodul – Null Vier B
  • Bobby Raps & Corbin – Burdened
  • Jay Rock – Fly On The Wall (feat. Busta Rhymes)
  • Synkro – Why Don’t You
  • Left Leberra – Officially Old/Over
  • Traumprinz – Changes
  • Career Girls – Dance Away
  • – It’s Getting To My Head
  • Totems – Murk
  • Austin Cesear – The Groove
  • Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Can’t Keep Checking My Phone
  • Ol’ Dirty Bastard – Got Your Money (feat. Kelis)
  • Jamie xx – Sleep Sound
  • Short Stories – Let It Go

The Show: Scottish Independence

And here’s the playlist in full…

Direct download: The_Joint_2014-08-30-12-14.mp3

12pm – 1pm

1pm – 2pm

The Show: Into The Void – The Movie!

“I’ve got a fucking disease and it’s called heavy metal.”
Jason Greig, guitarist Into the Void

It’s finally here!!! The world premiere of the INTO THE VOID documentary screens tonight 6.30pm Riccarton Hoyts at the New Zealand International Film Festival. Can’t hardly wait!!!

Here’s the playlist in full…

Direct download: The_Joint_2014-08-23-12-14.mp3

12pm – 1pm

1pm – 2pm

This show best accompanied by: Ichiro’s ‘Malt & Grain’ White Label 46%

The Show: Gene Krupa – Drummin’ man

There’s a magnificent run of rhymes in the Davis song “Levert” we played today – sutures, computer, luger, Krueger, cougar, tutor, tumour and tuna amongst others – but the one that made us take notice was:

New lease on life learning drum like Gene Krupa

Nice to hear a name check for the drummin’ man.

As a special bonus you can peer behind the curtain at the inner (inane?) workings of The Joint when we forget to turn the microphones off at the 1:41:20 mark. Will these off-air comments prove to be our Rachel Smalley moment? Strain your ears to find out.

And here’s the playlist in full…

Direct download: The_Joint_2014-05-17-12-14.mp3

12pm – 1pm

1pm – 2pm