It is, of course, officially December. Which, if you’re a big kid like we are, means ADVENT CALENDARS. If you’re too embarrassed to pop round the shops and buy yourself one because they’re all Ben 10 and Hello Kitty, let’s face it – don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Through December we’re running an AUDIO ADVENT CALENDAR! We did it last year, but this time it’s bigger, better, and just generally pretty neat.
We sat down with a list of all our Artists of the Week from across the year and committed ourselves to the tough task of narrowing it down to a few to get back in touch with, after a great year, to hear what they’ve been up to, and what we can look forward to from them in 2012. (Most answers thus far have been rather apocalypse centric. Thanks, Wye Oak, thanks Matt from Spokes…) We’ll be playing out one of these on the show every day, and while you’re sitting around twiddling your thumbs waiting for Monday’s show so you can see who we’ve got lined up, you can listen to the first two right now:
Something ELSE we’re doing every day as a part of our Audio Advent Calendar is enlisting your help to find our Track of the YEAR. Once again, heated debate broke out between Team Brekky of which would make the cut, but we whittled down a year’s worth of the incredible music we’ve featured as Track of the Week across the year to form a shortlist. We’ll be playing the tracks again, one every day, to jog your memory so you’re fully informed when you come to our show page on Monday morning to vote for your favourite!
Team Amazing Breakfast understand that sometimes, you just can’t be around to listen to the whole show from start to finish. It happens. We don’t want you to miss out on Advent Calendar treats though, so we’re putting one in every hour in the hopes that you catch it and let it make your day a bit brighter after its aural treat. On Thursday your treat was a cheeky festive extra from Patrick Smith. We all love Christmas movies and thought it would get us all feeling seriously festive if we asked Patrick to just ruminate on some of the classics, reminding you of how brilliant they are, and also to introduce a couple less obvious favourites to the mix. With that in mind, he kicked things off with Bad Santa: