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Playlist 24.09.12

Stuart Bailie | 10:17 UK time, Tuesday, 25 September 2012

My first show on Radio Ulster went out on September 24, 1999. It began with 'Ain't That Enough' by Teenage Fan Club - one of those songs that glistens with proper humanity. It included Bjork, a big harp and 'Like Someone In Love', leading into Chet Baker, sounding tender and gone. And it also namechecked Big Star, Alex Chilton and the piercing 'September Gurls'. Since then, Alex has left us while the show has mutated from a Friday relative of Across The Line into a Monday Late Show.

Still, it was no bother to return Bjork and Big Star and the Fannies to the playlist, 13 years on. They still fill your heart. The method and values of the show have not changed, and it would seem that you, kind listeners still respond well. We've welcomed in excellent guests such as Radiohead, REM, Nick Cave, Brian Wilson, Billy Bragg, Nils Lofgren, David Holmes, Ash and Neil Hannon. The live sessions and local bands have served us well. And while my presenting skills are not exactly smooth, they have improved since those early days when I would stumble and ramble in alarming ways.

So cheers all. I have played something like 15,000 tracks and most of them have been tremendous. The pleasure, the privilege is mine.


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Blog: http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/stuartbailie/
Mondays, ten - midnight

Teenage Fan Club - Ain't That Enough (Creation)
Lord Huron - Time to Run (PIAS)
Laura Nyro - Sweet Blindness (Columbia)
Master And Dog - Devil Knows How (white)
Betty Lavette - Dirty Old Town (Anti)
Bill Fay - This World (Dead Oceans)
Malojian - The Deer's Cry (white)
Rachel Sermani - Breathe Easy (Middle Of Nowhere)
Moon Duo - Trails (Souterrain)
Jon Spencer - Zingar (Bronze Rat)

Big Star - September Gurls (Ryko)
The Kennedys - Big Star Song (white)
Bill Fay - Jesus Etc (Dead Oceans)
Bob Dylan - Early Roman Kings (Columbia)
Farriers - San Remo (white)
David Byrne, St Vincent - Outside Of Space And Time (4ad)
Malojian - All I Need (white)
Tift Merritt - Sweet Spot (Yep Roc)
The XX - Sunset (Young Turk)
Band Of Horses - Heartbreak On the 101 (Sony)
Cat Power - Cherokee (Matador)

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