Christmas comes but once a year, but when it does it brings good reminiscing, or something. And that retrospective starts tomorrow with our Advent Calendar Of Music, 24 really quite good tracks from the year that you might have missed, be they great single shot right across the collective bows, offcuts from underwhelming albums or the like. Then on Monday 11th December we begin our big countdown, which we won't give away the USP of yet suffice to say that the more astute of you will notice that date is twenty days off New Year's Day, which is the day we'll list our top 50 singles of the year. Oh, and there'll be the usual gubbins alongside it all as we go. All here on your festive Sweeping The Nation!
In the meantime, some outlinking: Jamie's Runout Groove reminds us of Serum's bass and harmonies oddity Know How, Mr Red Penguin pays tribute to Sultans Of Ping and the 2006 Rock'n'Roll Hall Of Fame - the proper one - nominees are announced. "Let's face it, Black Sabbath has never been media darlings" quoth Ozzy the first time they were nominated. Sharon presumably forgot to have a word with him in time.
EDIT: Oh, hold up, it appears The Art Of Noise's A-Z Of Music has had to get to C before we've remembered to link to it.