The Show: And here’s David with the weather…

In these post-lockdown Covid-19 times of social austerity and a craving for “normality” there was a brief temptation to revert The Joint to a conventional adult-contemporary radio format. For that reason we roped in David Lynch to do a regular weather report for us.

And it’s not a new phenomenon born out of recent cabin fever but something he’s done on and off for years.  E.g. here’s the weather report from 1 February 2005 with assistance from Laura Dern.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 23 May 2020

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

  • ZANE 2000 – Time Just Is
  • DISTANT STARS – La Fuerza de mis Brazos
  • PEAKING LIGHTS – Innerterrestrial
  • BLACK DRESSES – IM A FREAK CUZ IM ALWAYS FREAKED OUT
  • WOLFRAM – Raus (feat. Yung Hurn & Egyptian Lover)
  • CUSTARD SQUARE – Star Dust
  • DAVID LYNCH – The Weather Report: 17/05/2020
  • ASHEE – Retrofit
  • SHIT AND SHINE – HAVE YOU BEEN DRINKING 2E?
  • RIP SWIRL – Shine (feat. Catnapp)
  • MUSIC SUCKS – Wack Job
  • DXNO – Cakes
  • DAVID LYNCH – The Weather Report: 18/05/2020
  • HADE – Range Rover HSE
  • NECRUM SELECT – Moon Dyne
  • SILENT FREEWAY – Last Call
  • MOGWAI – Lesser Glasgow
  • WINDY & CARL – Stranger
  • DAVID LYNCH – The Weather Report: 19/05/2020
  • INVADER TRON – Fields (feat. Ruby Rose Mulcahy)
  • AUDIO ARCHAEOLOGY – Misty Shipwreck
  • TOKIMONSTA – To be Remote
  • DAVID LYNCH – The Weather Report: 20/05/2020
  • THE KUNDALINI GENIE – The Sky is Falling (But The Stars Look Good on You)
  • BAILTERSPACE – MODF
  • MACLO – Night Funk Melody
  • DAVID LYNCH – The Weather Report: 21/05/2020
  • BLEACHING AGENT – In Flaming Virtue
  • KEANU RAVES – Floor Support
  • LOCKED GROOVE – Missing Link

The Show: 1966. A good year…

And a happy birthday to The Herb Whisperer. Like Eric Cantona, he too was born in 1966. And much like Cantona’s genius performances on the pitch, Herb’s presence in the Old Trafford stands back in the day helped lay the foundation for Manchester United’s domination of English football throughout the 1990s and early 2000s.

But that’s enough football history. On with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 11 April 2020

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

  • ROY BUDD – Who Dares Wins (Wikan Tactical Insertion Mix)
  • ZANE 2000 – Novelty Waves
  • FILMMAKER – Outsider Warriors
  • THE TACKS – Rat
  • LIAM K. SWIGGS & KOOL AID – Rave Smack Talk
  • UNORTHODOXUNITUS – Cheeky C**t (Send for Loom + DJ SUX + Ottic)
  • NECRUM SELECT – Cypher In Blue
  • R.A.P. FERREIRA – DOLDRUMS
  • CARAMEL SMOOTH HEAVEN & JESS ASPINWALL – Pit
  • FRENCH_CONCESSION 法國租界 – End of Time (Indi Remix)
  • THE SORCERERS – Summoning The Monkey God
  • DIE ORANGEN – Sonne (Zeug Dub)
  • SILENT FREEWAY – Soda Fabric
  • FREDERIK VALENTIN & LOKE RAHBEK – Scarlett
  • WINDY & CARL – Recon
  • WOMB – Used to Be
  • HAMERKOP – Deadwood
  • MELANIE VELARDE – Memo
  • ROSA – Sera A Posillipo
  • PYE CORNER AUDIO – Distance
  • DESIRE – Escape
  • NIGHT RYDER 1983 – Bastarda
  • FANTASTIC MAN – Lather of Heaven
  • DATASSETTE – Existenzmaximum
  • DANIEL AVERY & ALESSANDRO CORTINI – Water
  • 2XM – Mediate

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: Bulbous also tapered? That’s right!

For some bizarre reason I recently got an earworm of Captain Beefheart and The Mascara Snake talking about bulbous things at the start of Trout Mask Replica’s “Pena”, hence today’s show title. Delightful fan video below if you want the whole experience.

Not to be outdone on the freakiness front UNCLE QUENTIN aka Tim “Von Klap” Moore has just released the album Famous For God. One for fans of bent and swinging James Bond soundtracks, The Avalanches, beats and synths. Sneak peek below…

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 9 November 2019

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

  • UNCLE QUENTIN – SILENCE!!!
  • JAY GLASS DUBS – An Ambivalent Path
  • NEUVO WAVO – Victory Lap
  • TOM OF ENGLAND – Sniffin’ at the Griffin
  • UMBERTO – Entrance
  • JENNY HVAL – The Practice of Love (feat. Laura Jean and Vivian Wang)
  • KONRADSEN – Never Say A
  • CARLA DAL FORNO – Took a Long Time
  • LIGHTNING DUST – Competitive Depression
  • LIGHTNING BOLT – Halloween 3
  • LONESOMECARBOY – Long delays
  • TOSHFUMI HINATA – Pavement
  • JACQUES GREENE – Night Service
  • FLOATING POINTS – Last Bloom
  • ZANE 2000 – Inner Castle
  • CAPTAIN BEEFHEART & HIS MAGIC BAND – Pena *
  • OISEAUX-TEMPÊTE – The Naming Of A Crow
  • JOHN CHRISSTOFFELS – Head [case] Side A
  • SEX JUDAS FEAT. RICKY – Flaming Creatures
  • DANIEL MAUNICK – Until The End
  • DEADBEAT – Vampire Dub

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: I can see my chest. I can see my Sunday best.

A quick revisit to the KOOL AID “Family Portrait” EP plus new tracks from locals ZANE 2000 and LIAM K. SWIGGS amongst others. Have a listen to them below.


And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 26 October 2019

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

  • LIAM K. SWIGGS – REDWOOD SPRINGS
  • THE ISLEY BROTHERS – Footsteps in the Dark, Pts. 1 & 2
  • STEVE LACY – N Side
  • SLAUSON MALONE – Off Me! “The Wake” Pt. 1 & 2 (feat. Pink Siifu)
  • SHIT & SHINE – NO NO NO NO
  • ZANE 2000 – I COPY
  • LIGHTNING BOLT – All Insane
  • BLAWAN – Gadget
  • PINCH – Border Control
  • CHIHEI HATAKEYAMA – The big stone tomb
  • LINA TULLGREN – Saiddone
  • LIGHTNING DUST – 3AM / 100 Degrees
  • JENNY HVAL – Accident (feat. Laura Jean)
  • AUTOMATIC – Champagne
  • THE PARANOYDS – Courtney
  • LAUMĖ – Spells (Oedipusi)
  • VIOLET – They Don’t Wanna Know
  • KOOL AID – Dead Me *
  • TWOONKY – Aqua Bar
  • MAJEURE – Face Dancer
  • DWIG – Keep Us
  • AZURE – Rhodes Fashion
  • SOCIAL SPORT – Chlorine
  • SIT – Spectral
  • LONE – Glyphic
  • EIGER DRUMS PROPAGANDA – Disco Sound To Death

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: My friends are all there, The twinks and the bears, Down those spiral stairs…

In which Fraserhead does things a little bit differently today by starting off with the slow, slow, slow burners and builds up to the bangers at the end, with all sorts in between…

The new Ben Woods album PUT is finally out next Wednesday, and on white vinyl no less. I thought Mr. Woods’ single ROMANCY from earlier this year was going to be my favourite track of 2019 but I didn’t count on hearing another gentle lullaby in the form of GOOD 2 BE SLEEPING. How can you not love a song with the lyric “My friends are all there, The twinks and the bears, Down those spiral stairs…”?

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 12 October 2019

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

  • BEN WOODS – GOOD 2 BE SLEEPING *
  • BORIS – Away From You
  • TRENTEMØLLER – Cold Comfort (feat. Rachel Goswell)
  • CHROMATICS – On The Wall
  • CURSES – Sordo
  • ZANE 2000 – Mansions of Wickedness
  • BLACK RAIN – City of Atomic Ghost
  • ROSA ANSCHÜTZ – Rigid
  • OLYMPIA – Flamingo
  • SUSAN – Haha
  • SECRET KNIVES – Snuff
  • ULTRAVIOLET – Primeval
  • NECRUM SELECT – House Of Jazz
  • MUSHMAN – NGAHERE G-OLD
  • LIAM K. SWIGGS – RAS-TRENCH SWIGGS
  • IRIE MONA – Lovers Chalice
  • SUI ZHEN – Being A Woman
  • SHARI VARI – New York City
  • JENNY HVAL – Six Red Cannas (feat. Vivian Wang, Félicia Atkinson, and Laura Jean)
  • ANTHONY ROTHER – Tokyo Principle
  • LEMMI ASH – Lemmi Ash Theme
  • CHEVALS – Left Behind
  • DIE ORANGEN – Sonne
  • AUTOMATIC – Strange Conversations

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.