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The first of my two Favourite Bits of 2009 shows, this month’s radio show has a load of stuff from ATP’s Nightmare Before Christmas festival, chat about Peaches and reminiscing about other great gigs of the year, plus lots of of tracks from my favourite albums of the year (a proper blog on that coming soon, btw). Part II will be broadcast on the 13th January over on the marvellous Purple Radio.

I discovered, just before the broadcast, that my mic was buggered so I’m afraid it’s only coming through the left channel and I’ve had to amplify it to fuq to get it audible. Muchos apologies. I’ll be getting myself a new ‘un for Christmas.

Still, the music sounds good – go and fill your Christmas stockings with a few choice album purchases, would you? Buying Rage Against The Machine is all well and good, but go and get something new, eh?

You can download the show from http://www.sendspace.com/file/5cxtjf

Or listen to some of the music via the Spotify Playlist I’ve created.

1. Tortoise – ‘Gigantes’ from Beacons Of Ancestorship (Thrill Jockey)
2. Dirty Projectors – ‘Fluorescent Half Dome’ from Bitte Orca (Domino)
3. The Phantom Band – ‘Island’ from Checkmate Savage (Chemikal Underground)
4. Tunng – ‘Don’t Look Down Or Back’ (Full Time Hobby)
5. Jon Hopkins feat. Tunng – ‘Seven Gulps Of Air’ from Seven Gulps Of Air EP (Domino)
6. Jon Hopkins – ‘Colour Eye’ from Insides (Domino)
7. Tune-Yards – ‘Lions’ from Bird-Brains (4AD)
8. Blur – ‘To The End’ from All The People – Blur Live In Hyde Park 03 July 2009 (Parlophone)
9. Retribution Gospel Choir – ‘Somebody’s Someone” from Retribution Gospel Choir (Caldo Verde Records)
10. Low + Dirty Three – ‘Cody’ from In The Fishtank 7 (Konkurrent))
11. Dirty Three – ‘Some Things I Just Don’t Want To Know’ from Whatever You Love, You Are (Bella Union)
12. Yo La Tengo – ‘Nothing To Hide’ from Popular Songs (Domino)
13. Sonic Youth – ‘Anti-Orgasm’ from The Eternal (Matador)
14. Buzzcocks – ‘What Do I Get’ from Buzzcocks:30 (Cooking Vinyl)
15. múm – ‘Illuminated’ from Sing Along To Songs You Don’t Know (morr music)
16. Brightblack Morning Light – ‘All We Have Broken Shines’ from Brightblack Morning Light (Matador)
17. Arctic Monkeys – ‘Cornerstone’ from Humbug (Domino)
18. Tyondai Braxton – ‘Uffe’s Woodshop’ from Central Market (Warp)
19. Fuck Buttons – ‘Surf Solar’ from Tarot Sport (ATP)
20. Circlesquare – ‘Hey You Guys’ from Music About Dancing and Drugs (!K7)
21. School of Seven Bells – ‘iamundernodisguise’ from Alpinisms (Ghostly)
22. Pet Shop Boys – ‘It Doesn’t Often Snow At Christmas’ from Pet Shop Boys Christmas EP (Emd Int’l)