The Show: The Tranquillusionist

We didn’t completely do it justice but on today’s show we wanted to highlight Helen Zaltzman’s rebranding of her Allusionist podcast as the Tranquillusionist.

Designed to soothe rather than provoke, the shows so far include a monologue of punchlines to well known jokes and another composed of the lyrics to “Imagine” but deconstructed in backwards alphabetical order.

Our favourite though is the reading of a list of the Westminster Kennel Club Best In Show winners from 1907 all the way through to this year. Much respect to Warren Remedy, the only dog to have won Westminster three years in a row.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 18 April 2020

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

  • SUZI QUATRO –  Warm Leatherette
  • TAVES –  Decant
  • GORILLAZ –  Aries (featuring Peter Hook & Georgia)
  • AYA –  Burying A War ( Billie x Leftfield )
  • PLEASURE POOL –  Wassily
  • CHARLI XCX –  Forever
  • LEZ POP –  STRAP ON
  • MERE NOTILDE –  Sample Heaven
  • OUIJA MACC –  Fall Thru Da Floor
  • RUMBLEFISH –  Tug Boat Line
  • REVOLUTIONARY ARMY OF THE INFANT JESUS –  Belonging/O Nata Lux
  • PALE BLUE –  I Walk Alone With Acid
  • EGOTRIP –  Dreamworld (World Of Dreams Mix)
  • PLEASURE POOL –  Night Scars
  • DJ これからの緊急災害 –  MotherFvcker
  • SEAN PAUL –  Get Busy
  • QUELLE CHRIS & CHRIS KEYS –  Sacred Safe (featuring Homeboy Sandman, Cavalier & Merrill Garbus)
  • ROXY MUSIC –  Mother Of Pearl
  • ORAX –  Above
  • THE STROKES –  The Adults Are Talking
  • FERA –  Stupida
  • LIAM K. SWIGGS & KOOL AID –  Rave Smack Talk
  • MARC RILEY & THE CREEPERS –  Shadow Figure
  • SKIN FLESH AND BONES –  Bones Dub
  • LINGUA IGNOTA –  O Ruthless Great Divine Director
  • BYRELL THE GREAT –  Happy CVNT (featuring Buddah & Divoli)
  • abstract projections –  habits
  • NO AGE –  Feeler
  • SPARKS –  Amateur Hour
  • POZI –  Whitewashing

The Show: Sparks Plugs

As The Joint reluctantly adapts to middle-aged life it’s heartening to see two 70ish year old brothers making angry, vibrant, catchy pop music. We reckon these might possibly be some of the best tunes of the Maels’ 50 year career.

And in this week’s edition of Lyrics Bingo match the following couplets to their respective songs:

“Ain’t left the city in months,
I guess Westfield knows what I want”

“I’m a janitor,
Oh my genitals”

“You’re a feminist until I won’t fuck you,
You’re a feminist until I talk to other guys”

Direct download: The Joint – 5 August 2017

Our respects to Super Deluxe, source of the Alex Jones and Tami Lahren cut-ups

And here’s the playlist in full…

  • SPARKS – What The Hell Is It This Time?
  • BLOW, THE – Get Up
  • SIR ROBERT ORANGE PEEL – The Spiral Remix
  • MEATBINGO – What, In Today’s World?
  • FLOWDAN – Original Raggamuffin (featuring Wiley)
  • GHOSTPOET – Freakshow
  • SUBURBAN LAWNS – Janitor
  • EVERYTHING EVERYTHING – Can’t Do
  • SONICS, THE – Have Love, Will Travel

A word from Alex Jones

  • PETE FIJ / TERRY BICKERS – Love’s Going To Get You
  • SAYA – Cold Fire
  • LOUIE RANKIN – Typewriter
  • CHINO AMOBI – Blackout
  • BETH DITTO – Oo La La
  • JJ FAD – Anotha Ho
  • KOKOKO! – L.O.V.E.
  • SWEET BABOO – Pink Rainbow
  • BREAKFAST MUFF – R U A Feminist

A word from Tami Lahren

  • DJ SHADOW – Horror Show (featuring Danny Brown)
  • SUZI WU – Teenage Witch
  • SYLVAN ESSO – The Glow
  • DIZZEE RASCAL – Wot U Gonna Do?
  • STEVE SPIFFLER vs DAVID LYNCH – RR Vol 1 – 1 vs Pena
  • CHARLI XCX – Boys
  • ALVVAYS – Dreams Tonite
  • FRANKIE ROSE – Red Museum
  • DESIIGNER – Outlet

A grunt from Alex Jones

  • A. G. COOK – Windowlicker
  • PATIENCE – White Of An Eye
  • ANDREW HUNG – Say What You Want
  • WARM DIGITS – Better Friction (featuring Mia La Metta)
  • ANNIE & THE AEROPLANES – A Million Zillion Miles
  • HERE LIES MAN – Belt Of The Sun
  • D.A.F. – Der Mussolini (Giorgio Moroder & Denis Naidanow Remix)
  • SPARKS – Edith Piaf (Said It Better Than Me)