In the depths of midwinter – and boy do I hate midwinter and every other aspect of winter, I can tell you – it’s time to adjourn to my Man Cave and set free the geriatric iPod and let it shuffle away to its hearts’s content.

Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends.

1. Glorious by Natalie Imbruglia. Well, she is, isn’t she? Not too bothered about the song to be honest.

2. Silent to the Dark by Electric Soft Parade. Brighton’s finest in a track from their excellent Holes in the Wall long player.

3. I Was Beautiful When I Was Alive by Teenage Fanclub. From their wonderful album Here, Bellshill’s finest keep on proving what a great band they are. Criminally underrated.

4. Signed Sealed Delivered I’m Yours by Stevie Wonder. All the way back to 1970. Greatness personified.

5. All The Way Home by Bobby Darin. Elvis-like rock and roll from the great Mr Darin.

6. Who’ll Stop The Rain by John Fogerty. A cracking live version of this Creedence classic from Fogerty’s Long Road Home album.

7. Blues Man by Stephen Stills. Back to the Manassas era. Amazing guitar player.

8. Doin’ It Right by Daft Punk (feat Panda Bear). Panda Bear is Noah Lennox from Animal Collective which makes this marriage of musical styles so perfect. It’s on Random Access Memories.

9. Gentle on my Mind by Glen Campbell. It’s not Dean Martin, but it’s still very, very good.

10. This Side of Midnight by Albert Hammond. Not the one from the Strokes, but his dad and his album Revolution of the Heart.

That’s all, folks.