And The Winners Are…

Top 5 gigs of 2009:

  1. PJ Harvey & John Parish at Brighton Corn Exchange
  2. Something Beginning with L at Buffalo Bar (Overcoat single launch)
  3. Akira the Don at the Natural History Museum
  4. (joint place) Carter USM at Brixton Academy/all of the afterparty at Jamm
  5. Filthy Dukes at Dingwalls

This doesn’t take into account everything I saw at Swn Festival which was the best thing I went to all year or Lexapalooza Lite which would definitely have made the list had I not played

Top 5 TV shows (of 2009):

  1. The Wire
  2. True Blood
  3. Fringe
  4. Torchwood – Children of Earth
  5. Bones

Special mention for Misfits which I haven’t seen yet but am DEFINITELY GONNA LOVE

Best films I saw for the first time in 2009:

Waltz With Bashir, District 9, Kung Fu Hustle, Gran Turino, He’s Just Not That Into You, Star Trek, Push, The Hangover, The September Issue, Don’t Look Now, A Serious Man, Milk, A Streetcar Named Desire, Shaolin Soccer, Role Models, The Good The Bad The Weird, Cronos, Wolverine

(I haven’t yet seen Moon, Up, WTWTA, Coco Before Chanel, Avatar, LTROI, Nine or 500 Days of Summer)

Most Disappointing films I saw in 2009:

Watchmen, Blood the last Vampire (live action), Fast and Furious, Party Monster, Bound, Wolverine (yes, that’s right)

The best 5 Welsh people of 2009:

  1. Hannah Humphreys
  2. Akira the Don
  3. Huw Stephens
  4. James Anthony
  5. Eirian Rees

Top 5 websites of 2009:


Top 5 bars of 2009:

  1. the Flowerpot, Kentish Town
  2. KU Bar, Soho
  3. all of the Swn venues, Cardiff
  4. Biddle Bros, Hackney
  5. Queen of Hoxton, Shoreditch


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