The Show: It seems nowadays cab rides are rather pricely…

On the show today, highlights include a sneaky threesome from the new ITALIANS DO IT BETTER compilation “After Dark 3”, new releases from Ōtautahi Christchurch denizens HORN, VIOLET FRENCH, T.G. SHAND, LOCAL FLORIST., ZANE 2000, DOUJIN DUKE, and WURLD SERIES.

Plus our favourite Brisbane beatsmith ANARCHOSOPHIST recently got in touch to remind us about a few of his new cuts. If you like woozy, lofi, soundtrack hip-hop and you like cats then you’re sure going to dig “The Cat King in the Year of the Plague”…

By the way, today’s show title originated with an earworm of the Bob James classic “Angela” lead to a YouTube treasure hunt starting with Bob James discussing being sampled by the hip-hop community:

And thus led to the (re)discovery of Souls of Mischief “Cab Fare”:

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 13 February 2021

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

  • T. G. SHAND – The Ease
  • DRY CLEANING – Strong Feelings
  • TINGLE IN THE NETHERLANDS – Everything’s Gone To Shit
  • IRO AKA – Zukunft
  • DOUJIN DUKE – C l e a r a n c e_S e c t i o n
  • MADLIB – Hopprock
  • JAHARI MASSAMBA UNIT – Inestimable Le Clos
  • JEAN-PIERRE DECERF & GERARD ZAJD – Reaching Infinite
  • BOB JAMES – You’re As Right As Rain
  • SOULS OF MISCHIEF – Cab Fare
  • FARAH – Boyz R Bad
  • DOUBLE MIXTE – Chambre 48 (feat. Desire)
  • CAUSEWAY – We Were Never Lost
  • C*NT – Spirits to enforce
  • ØALL HÅTES – Ì $úbśtitúte mÿ ✝︎ruth
  • SKRSINTL – BigBoutYa!
  • GRACE JONES – Pull Up to the Bumper (Cut and Dragged by The Palace Of We)
  • ANARCHOSOPHIST – The Cat King in the Year of the Plague, pt. 1
  • ANARCHOSOPHIST – The Cat King in the Year of the Plague, Pt. 2
  • MARTINA BERTONI – In Circles of Thoughts _ Blue ed.
  • VIOLET FRENCH – Pop Pop Pop
  • ZANE 2000 – Theme 10
  • HORN – Sunday
  • WURLD SERIES – Supplication
  • EX-PARTNER – The Weatherboards Are The Skin
  • WLF – Koolaid
  • LOCAL FLORIST. – Ocean Burial
  • TAMAR APHEK – Drive
  • KIMBO NICE – Wimbledon
  • THE FATIMA MANSIONS – Only Losers Take the Bus

* The inspiration for this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: I won’t get on my knees. Don’t make me do that please…

While researching and putting together the show this week (which involves throwing darts at music maps and scouring Bandcamp for Christchurch and Brisbane music) I stumbled across Hatchie & The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart’s glorious cover of The Jesus & Mary Chain’s “Sometimes Always”.

Proof indeed that the Reid brothers have an uncanny knack for writing perfect pop songs lovingly drenched in honeyed guitar tones. Sadly the pink vinyl 7-inch single has sold out but you can still have a listen below.

I seem also to have stumbled into the trap of playing TV theme tunes, but sometimes you just have to scratch that itch.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 15 August 2020

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

  • FRENCH CONCESSION – Far Away
  • E.M.M.A. – Ryan Gosling in Space
  • KATIE VON SCHLEICHER – Messenger
  • DANA GAVANSKI – Everything That Bleeds
  • MAD FRANK – A Hold of Me
  • T. G. SHAND – The Town Cards
  • HATCHIE & THE PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART – Sometimes Always *
  • RAYMOND RICHARDS – LIVERMORE, CALIFORNIA
  • NICK DRAKE – Riverman
  • EL MICHELS AFFAIR – Rubix
  • THE DANIEL CAINE ORCHESTRA – The Days And Nights of Molly Dodd
  • ISAAC AESILI – Steps
  • DESOLATE TESTAMENTS – pacific jazzhop
  • NECRUM SELECT – How You Swang
  • PAPLOCO – GO GO! BLUEPRINT RALLY VIP
  • LIAM K. SWIGGS – HEARTLAND VIP
  • BAILTERSPACE – Heard It Once
  • PUBLIC TRANSPORT – Bank of Peninsula
  • NICOLAS JAAR – Faith Made of Silk
  • BACAO RHYTHM & STEEL BAND – My Jamaican Dub
  • ÇAYKH – Soùmatra
  • DUMA – Pembe 666
  • EMMA-JEAN THACKRAY – YANG 양
  • TUPPERWAVE – Feel
  • SHIT AND SHINE – Hillbilly Moonshine
  • YEONGRAK – email
  • PANORAMA CHANNEL & PLETNEV – Eiffel Tower Syndrome

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: What’s the point of your existence, if you don’t want to make a difference?

Fraserhead’s track of the week is JOHN PAUL‘s “Glenn” from the new album “Subjects”. A shuffling beat, a sneaky trumpet, and sharp lyrics a la “The Maltese Falcon’s a nativity play”. What’s not to love??? Nihilism has never been so cheerful. Pure gold. Tip of the hat to the one and only Bill from HUMAN PLEASURE RADIO for putting us on to it :)

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 20 June 2020

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

  • THE KOREATOWN ODDITY – Attention Challenge (feat. Swift, Skyler Duf, Fatlip, Giovanni Marks, Nita Darling, Corrine Atkinson, Lewis)
  • NNAMDÏ – Rage
  • JOHN PAUL – Glenn *
  • SEI STILL – Blumenkriege
  • ROZA TERENZI – My Reality Cheque Bounced (feat. DJ Zozi)
  • TALSOUNDS – Soar
  • T. G. SHAND – The Rug
  • SOFIE – 99 Glimpses
  • YUMI ZOUMA – My Palms Are Your Reference To Hold To Your Heart
  • BLAIR PARKES – times like this
  • PLASTIC ESTATE – This Place
  • JOE SAMPSON – I Guess This Is Me Now
  • L’ECLAIR – Cebando
  • THE MAUSKOVIC DANCE BAND – Controleer Jezelf
  • AFRIKAN SCIENCES – DAILY GATES
  • DESOLATE TESTAMENTS – meridian
  • ÖTZI – Moths
  • M!R!M – Crystal Cave
  • DANA GAVANSKI – Memories of Winter
  • BECCA MANCARI – Lonely Boy
  • V.V. LIGHTBODY – Damn Golden
  • RAYMOND RICHARDS – ROSLYN, WASHINGTON
  • WAXAHATCHEE – Oxbow
  • SHIT AND SHINE – whaxaxaxki
  • AUDIO ARCHAEOLOGY – Sunken Babylon
  • BIG GUTS BILLY – The Plug
  • J DILLA – Sunbeams
  • CIBO MATTO – Know Your Chicken
  • LUSCIOUS JACKSON – Ladyfingers (Kurt’s “Guaranteed Every Time” Mix)
  • BEASTIE BOYS – Ricky’s Theme

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: Ding dong

R.I.P. Florian Schneider (1947-2020) a founding member of Kraftwerk. The breakthrough was perhaps their fourth album “Autobahn” released in 1974 but a bit of delving reacquainted us with their first two albums (efficiently titled “Kraftwerk 1” and “Kraftwerk 2”) and a reminder of the gentle beauty that is the epic Klingklang. A nice way to start a contemplative show.

And later… down the YouTube rabbit hole we went discovering live footage from 1970 of Kraftwerk at Rockpalast. We thought we were big deal going to house discos and raves in 1989 and had no idea how far ahead of us those crazy German kids were. Keytars, synths, multimedia, a motorik beat we can bug out to, and a stylish crowd. Minds blown…

And those interludes today? That was Phoebe Waller-Bridge recounting to Deborah Frances-White in episode 199 of The Guilty Feminist her Covid-19 lockdown experiences with the three neighbourhood cats: Good Cat, Bad Cat and Mystery Cat.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 09 May 2020

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

  • KRAFTWERK – KlingKlang
  • BLAIR PARKES – turn off turn on
  • REVBJELDE – SWAMP GAS vert_x remix
  • AUDIO ARCHAEOLOGY – Pegasus Bay
  • PHOEBE WALLER BRIDGE – Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s good cat
  • DESIRE – Black Latex
  • LAURA LEE LOVELY – Somewhere Over The Rainbow (Beyond The Rain – Remake)
  • MANFREDAS & FANTASTIC TWINS – Gimme Pizza
  • PLACES FOR PEOPLE – Atrium
  • PLACES FOR PEOPLE – Conference Room
  • PLACES FOR PEOPLE – Do Not Disturb
  • DLINA VOLNY – I’m Not Allowed (Drumappella)
  • T. G. SHAND – Fields to Flower
  • PHOEBE WALLER BRIDGE – Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s bad cat
  • CLEAR PATH ENSEMBLE – Inner Space
  • FALLE NIOKE & GHOST CULTURE – Barké
  • DAMU THE FUDGEMUNK, ARCHIE SHEPP & RAW POETIC – Learning to Breathe
  • R.A.P. FERREIRA – RO TALK
  • HOLLY AFOA – mum, dad, I’m lesbian
  • C.A.R. – Becoming Strangers
  • THE_UNDERSCORES – Xi Wang-mu Tessera
  • PETER WRIGHT – The Föhn Brings The Fever
  • PHOEBE WALLER BRIDGE – Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s mystery cat
  • MADELEINE COCOLAS – A Basic Understanding
  • ANDREA LASZLO DE SIMONE – Immensità
  • JUNUS ORCA – One Arm Pack
  • THE TRENDEES – TV Presenter Stupid Loins
  • MNTTAB – Iss Eine Ratte
  • KRAUS – An Arrow in the Haunch
  • CARAMEL SMOOTH HEAVEN – Axed The Angel (2XM Remix)
  • JAGĀ – Inter Alios

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: The falcon cannot hear the falconer…

Pondering the end of the COVID-19 LOCKDOWN.

But on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 25 April 2020

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

  • RONE – Babel
  • DOMINIC WEST – The Second Coming by WB Yeats *
  • BLACK DRESSES – SCARED 2 DEATH
  • FRANCK RACKET – Danger Garden
  • BLAIR PARKES – cut loose
  • VANISHING TWIN – Spice Level 7
  • THE NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY – Mersey Paradise
  • VANESSA WORM – In Heaven We Are
  • CLOUD TANGLE – I’m Just Lost
  • DESOLATE TESTAMENTS – render the ambience
  • WARZOU – J’irais dormir chez Mouss
  • DOCTOR ECHO – Vie Nil
  • PINCH & KAHN – Crossing The Line feat. Killa’s Army
  • DAMU THE FUDGEMUNK & RAW POETIC – No Valentine
  • R.A.P. FERREIRA – GOLDEN SARDINE
  • THAT FIELD OF RED FLOWERS IS ACTUALLY A GRASS FIRE – Wavering hope
  • PETER WRIGHT – Looking For The Way Out
  • MADELEINE COCOLAS – Across The Ocean, But Not Yet
  • T. G. SHAND – Golden Hour
  • SOCCER MOMMY – bloodstream
  • OHHME – Ghost
  • ATHANASIOS ARGIANAS – Hollowed Water
  • ZOON VAN SNOOK – The Coral & The Hummingbird
  • 2XM – Flow (feat. Jess Aspinwall)
  • EDEN BURNS – Patches Theme
  • PANDARO – Parasocial Activity
  • FREDERIK VALENTIN & LOKE RAHBEK – The Heart Of Things

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.