good work sir! makes mine look rather pathetic in comparison! Good to see that M&A topped the gigs list, I would have been mega jealous if you went to anything better than that this year! Not surprised to see JoFo, Los Camp, Slingshot Dakota and Dartz in the album lists - they are bands that could well be invented for your taste! Agreed on PABH too for being big in 2009, fucking class band.
good read stu! i'm pretty damn jealous that you went to nightmare before christmas like. Melvins, Mastodon, Fanatomas, Locust, Torche phwoarrr.
I also wish i'd got to see Bon Iver at the Sage in Newcastle but it sold out before i got myself into gear.
I saw M&A in Leeds and it was pretty special, I didn't go to enough gigs last year so I'm trying to rectify that in 2009.
maps and atlases YES! such good times. :), I am going to do myself one of these methinks. I can't believe andy missed out abe vigoda on his lists. Pretty much agree with most of what you say here, and I'm mega jealous that I missed the dec atp. See you soon dude. x
That Bon Iver show looks amazing. I wish I had heard of him / got the album earlier in the year so that I could have experienced it in a smaller setting than what I most likely will have to settle for now. Ah well. It made number 10 on my list which I just posted. I am yet to elaborate on it yet though.
I really need to check out Algernon Cadwallawallawallawhatever. Keep on hearing good things.
Also you may have convinced me to give "JoFo" another shot. Couldn't get into them first time round but people keep on banging on about them!