So, that was 2009, then

Remember when we all thought we were going to die of Swine Flu? No?

2009. It’s been a bit of an odd year really, hasn’t it?

Dominated by the global financial crisis (including the memorable G20 protests in Central London) and the ever-present threat of Swine Flu, there was an almost apocalyptic thread of doom and gloom throughout. On a personal note, this was the first year in a long time that I didn’t go to a music festival in the summer, leading to much stamping of feet and general annoyance.

But there were lots of really quite lovely things happening too, including some great movies and TV shows, and online social networking making an impact like never before, as seen with the victorious Facebook campaign to make Rage Against The Machine this year’s Christmas number one.

So, over the next couple of pages, we’ll look at…

Next week, some top tens of the last decade (like everyone else is doing) plus a look ahead to what’s coming up in 2010.

Until then, have a wonderful Christmas!

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