The Show: Futile Attempts

Any spare time we had over the Christmas and New year period was spent listening and re-listening to Kim Noble’s “Futile Attempts (at Surviving Tomorrow)” podcast – and we’re still only up to episode 6/10.

If you want a lazy half-arsed comparison think Blue Jam but, arguably, less surreal and, possibly, more mundane (with the added caveat that mundane is completely the wrong word).

Whilst we continue to struggle for the right adjective you can simply judge for yourself using the video sample below and the audio excerpts in today’s show.

High Five Hat

Humanity sucks… We all need encouragement to keep going…so I made this hat.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 9 January 2021

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

  • RATS ON RAFTS  –  Tokyo Music Experience
  • BACKXWASH  –  Psalms 23 (featuring Camp Blood)
  • MÜCHA  –  A Narrow Fate
  • KING CREOSOTE  –  Susie Mullen

Kim Noble “Notes On Human Kindness” Excerpt #1

  • TARAS BULBA  –  Fishcat Mother
  • break_fold  –  Meanwhile… Up in Trump Tower
  • SLEEPER & SNAKE  –  Shoot Through
  • MOONCHILD SANELLY  –  Thunda Thighs
  • LAEL NEALE  –  Every Star Shivers In The Dark

Kim Noble “Notes On Human Kindness” Excerpt #2

  • WE ARE JOINERS  –  9 Times A Week
  • THE GIRLS  –  Pedestrian Walk
  • GANG STARR  –  Glowing Mic
  • BADBADNOTGOOD & MF DOOM  –  The Chocolate Conquistadors
  • A NUMBER OF NAMES  –  Sharevari
  • THE CHILLS  –  You’re Immortal
  • POPSHOP!  –  Courting
  • FANCY ROSY  –  Punk Police

Kim Noble “Notes On Human Kindness” Excerpt #3

  • ENNY  –  Peng Black Girls Remix (featuring Jorja Smith)
  • CALIFORNIA WORLD  –  West Coastin’
  • TOMBERLIN  –  Hours (Katie Dey Remix)
  • CASSIO KOHL  –  Broken
  • MANIC STREET PREACHERS  –  Spectators Of Suicide (featuring Gwenno) (Welsh Version)

Pale, Stale Males & Sing Speech

James, Eno, CFTPA, heck, even Charlie Brown – the pale, stale male death rattle is heard throughout today’s show (Gaz Coombes didn’t make the cut… this week).

Then there’s the sing speech / speak singing – Laurie Anderson, Tami T, Special Request, Flux and (at a very dubby push) Miss Red.

All interspersed with our favourite moments from a tournament we never wanted to watch but discovered we didn’t have the moral fibre to ignore – FIFA World Cup Russia 2018. Never mind. We promise there’s no way we’ll be watching the calendar fucking, slave labour exploitingtradition trashing, new high bar of corruption FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. Honest.

Direct download: The Joint – 21 July 2018

And here’s the playlist in full…

  • TOMBERLIN  –  Self-Help
  • PIST IDIOTS  –  Fuck Off
  • JAMES  –  Better Than That
  • BRIAN ENO  –  The Big Ship
  • APOSTILLE  –  Feel Bad

[nacho, ronaldo]

  • HANNAH PEEL  –  Sunrise Through The Dusty Nebula
  • MISS RED  –  Memorial Day
  • CHARLATANS, THE  –  One To Another (Live On The Evening Session)
  • KREPT & KONAN  –  Man’s Not Hot (Remix) (Live at TRNSMT 2018)
  • CHRISTINE AND THE QUEENS  –  Doesn’t Matter

[kim, son]

  • TALABOMAN  –  Dins El Llit (Superpitcher Remix)
  • TOTAL CONTROL  –  Luxury Vacuum
  • PRETTY THINGS, THE  –  S.F. Sorrow Is Born
  • TYLER, THE CREATOR  –  Peach Fuzz

[pavard, mbappé, mbappé]

  • CASIOTONE FOR THE PAINFULLY ALONE  –  White Corolla (Version)
  • PROSTITUTES  –  Jah Elegant
  • SORRY  –  Twinkle
  • MEL-O-TONES, THE  –  I Walked With A Bugs Bunny Bendy Toy
  • ST. VINCENT – Fast Slow Disco


  • JUNIORE  –  Panique
  • CHARLIE BROWN  –  It Changes
  • TAMI T  –  I Never Loved This Hard This Fast Before
  • TEREKKE  –  l8r h8r


  • SPECIAL REQUEST  –  Curtain Twitcher (Nina Kraviz Alice Was Here Remix)
  • FLUX  –  The Stonecutter
  • QUEEN KEY  –  Am I Wrong
  • JUNGLE  –  Happy Man