The Show: I’m a librarian… from Wigan.

There are too many cracking songs and, in the case of Lynks, too much energy to be contained within our usual 2 hour limit. So it’s an expanded 130 minute episode of The Joint this week.

Don’t forget to support the sponsors of the show – Future Promotions, Innocence Back2Back Mixtapes and, of course, the Ravers Dateline (0839812752 to meet boy ravers and 0839812753 to meet girl ravers).

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 06 February 2021

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

  • SOPHIE  –  BIPP (Autechre Mx) (RIP)
  • FRANK OCEAN  –  Godspeed (Pluko Flip)
  • ED DOWIE  –  Number Eight Wire
  • ARIANA GRANDE  –  34+35 (Remix featuring Doja Cat, Megan Thee Stallion)
  • serpentwithfeet  –  Fellowship
  • DIVINE · VINCE STAPLES · PUSHA T  –  Jungle Mantra
  • GROVE  –  Ur Boyfriend’s Wack
  • SHAMIR  –  Stain
  • LYNKS  –  Everyone’s Hot (And I’m Not) *
  • GOAT GIRL  –  Badibaba
  • OHTIS  –  Schatze (featuring Stef Chura)
  • CJ  –  Whoopty
  • THE SMOG  –  Set In Stone
  • JAMAL GASOL  –  This Rap Shit Is Wrestling
  • HEN OGLEDD  –  Space Golf
  • DJ OA$IS  –  GOAT LIFE!
  • YOUNG DOLPH  –  Large Amounts
  • BILLY NOMATES  –  Heels
  • BIGA YUT X DEBMASTER  –  Musamavu
  • GARY, INDIANA  –  Alien 3
  • DESIRE  –  Zeros
  • RACHIKA NAYAR  –  The Trembling Of Glass
  • HUS KINGPIN  –  Beth Gibbons
  • MINNIE RIPERTON  –  Les Fleurs
  • NLMGNM  –  Bathtub
  • HANNAH PEEL  –  Emergence In Nature
  • GRIFF  –  Black Hole
  • MYD  –  Moving Men (Metronomy Remix)
  • TOBACCO  –  This Man
  • IAN MARTIN  –  Strobo Renegade
  • MADLIB  –  Dirtknock
  • VAST AIRE & COSMIQ  –  Good Fuel
  • SPIRIT OF THE BEEHIVE  –  There’s Nothing You Can’t Do
  • SQUID  –  Narrator (featuring Martha Skye Murphy)
  • ICEAGE – The Holding Hand

* The inspiration for this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: I cannot understand how he sleeps at night

Open Mike Eagle is the linchpin holding today’s show together with two songs taken from his Comedy Central Show “The New Negroes”

The rest of the show is interspersed with musings on the past, present and future of social media. We recommend listening to the full TED talk given by Carole Cadwalladr.

Direct download: The Joint – 18 May 2019

And here’s the playlist in full…

  • LORI BALMER  –  Four Faces West
  • GHOSTFACE KILLAH, RZA  –  On That Sht Again
  • OPEN MIKE EAGLE & PHONTE  –  Woke As Me
  • JARV IS…  –  Must I Evolve?
  • DJ HAUS  –  See U In My Dreams (Lone Remix)
  • SLOWTHAI  –  Nothing Great About Britain
  • BAD BREEDING  –  Whose Cause?
  • CRUMB  –  Nina
  • JUST MUSTARD  –  Tennis

Cory Doctorow

  • JACKIE MENDOZA  –  Puppet Angels
  • J-E-T-S  –  Real Truth (featuring Tkay Maidza)
  • HARUOMI HOSONO  –  Sports Men
  • UNLOVED  –  Devils Angels (Liminanas Remix)
  • A$AP FERG  –  Pups (featuring A$ap Rocky)
  • MISS RED  –  Shut In Your Head
  • STORMZY  –  Vossi Bop
  • WILLIAM ALEXANDER  –  Diamond Toes
  • LIFE  –  Moral Fibre

Carole Cadwalladr*

  • KATE TEMPEST  –  Firesmoke
  • NORMA TANEGA  –  You’re Dead
  • SHIT & SHINE  –  Unknown
  • STEF CHURA  –  They’ll Never
  • OPERATORS  –  I Feel Emotion
  • PUTO TITO  –  Melodia Daquelas
  • TSHEGUE  –  The Wheel
  • OPEN MIKE EAGLE & LIZZO  –  Extra Consent
  • OKKVLT KɅTT  –  Killing Enemies x Banmaskim

Chris Hughes

  • PATIENCE  –  The Girls Are Chewing Gum
  • DENZEL CURRY  –  Ricky
  • PIXX  –  Andean Condor
  • MESCALINUM UNITED  –  We Have Arrived
  • RECTANGLES  –  Suspended Animation
  • DEPTH DEATH  –  Ronin
  • GIRL IN RED  –  Girls
  • BODY TYPE  –  Free To Air

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.