Monthly Archives: March 2009

GordoMeme: The Obama DVD set

Just seen this on Tom Harris’s blog (via about 7 others).

Apparently, Barack Obama gave Gordon Brown a set of DVDs as a kind gift recently. The game is simple: you get 2 points for each that you own and have watched, 1 point for those you’ve seen but don’t own, 1 point for those you own but have never watched* and no points for those you’ve never seen and don’t own (even if you intend to watch them this evening). My standing:

Own and have seen:

The Godfather, Raging Bull, Lawrence Of Arabia, Schindler’s List, Vertigo, Psycho, Chinatown, Some Like It Hot, ET: The Extra-Terrestrial. (18 points)

Seen but don’t own:

Citizen Kane, Singin’ In The rain, Gone With The Wind, The Wizard Of Oz, Star Wars Episode IV, 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Graduate, On The Waterfront, It’s A Wonderful Life, The Grapes Of Wrath, To Kill A Mockingbird. (11 points)

Own but haven’t seen:

Casablanca. (1 point)

Neither own nor seen:

City Lights, The Searchers, Sunset Boulevard, The General.

Although I wasn’t ‘tagged’ to play this game, I don’t really care about the rules. So I’m going to customise the rules and pass it on.

*In my opinion, if you own one of the DVDs but haven’t watched it, you should actually be docked 1 point. So my final score is 28 points. My other new rule is that each person should add one DVD to the list. My choice is: No Country For Old Men.

Though I wasn’t passed this game by anyone involved, I’m willing to start a new chain and send it on to:
Graeme, Trevor, Jon, Katie, Andrew and Elena.

UPDATED: Primavera Sound 2009 lineup

Here’s the (probably pretty much final) lineup for Primavera Sound 2009…

Dijous 28 de maig, Jueves 28 de mayo, Thursday 28th of may
My Bloody Valentine, Aphex Twin, Yo La Tengo, The Jesus Lizard, Phoenix, Squarepusher, The Vaselines, Spectrum, Andrew Bird, Jay Reatard, Lightning Bolt, The Bats, Marnie Stern, Dead Meadow, Ponytail, Ebony Bones, Wooden Shjips, The Bug, Bowerbirds, Joe Crepúsculo y Los Destructores, Wavves, The Tallest Man On Earth, Women, Magik Markers, Veracruz, Girls, Cuzo, Meneo

Divendres 29 de maig, Viernes 29 de mayo, Friday 30th of may
My Bloody Valentine (Auditori), Bloc Party, Jarvis Cocker, Spiritualized, Throwing Muses, Saint Etienne, Shellac, Joe Henry, Art Brut, A Certain Ratio, Sunn O))), Magnolia Electric Co., Jason Lytle, The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, Michael Mayer, Dan Deacon Ensemble, Rhythm & Sound (Mark Ernestus), The Mae Shi, The Drones, Bat For Lashes, Damien Jurado, Fucked Up, Tokyo Sex Destruction, Crystal Stilts, Vivian Girls, Crystal Antlers, Uffie, Extra Life, Mahjongg, Carsick Cars, Sleepy Sun, Los Punsetes, Skatebård, Extraperlo, Rosvita

Dissabte 30 de maig, Sábado 30 de mayo, Saturday 30th of may
Neil Young, Sonic Youth, The Jayhawks, Michael Nyman, Ghostface Killah, The New Year, Liars, Herman Dune, Deerhunter, Black Lips, The Bad Plus, Gang Gang Dance, Oneida, Th’ Faith Healers, DJ /rupture, Ariel Pink, El-P, Simian Mobile Disco, Jeremy Jay, A-Trak, Jesu, Alela Diane, Shearwater, Kitty, Daisy & Lewis, The Soft Pack, Chad VanGaalen, Plants & Animals, The Secret Society, Maika Makovski, Zombie Zombie, The Lions Constellation, Lemonade, Dj Mehdi

Bold denotes acts I’m looking forward to.

UPDATE: Recently announced additions include Neil Young and Jarvis Cocker. I do believe this could be the best festival ever.