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September 2018

Wire, performing songs from their classic first three albums live on German TV’s Rockpalast in 1979. #video

Was feeling down on myself this morning but then I remembered there’s wrestling on tonight #tweet

I wonder how Howard Finkel is doing #tweet

I am following the thing vicariously through the rest of you and I can’t even #tweet

Lidl changed the recipe of their lebkuchen hearts for this year and now there’s a lot more apricot jam inside. I think I like it #tweet

First hot chocolate of the long dark winter #tweet

The Go-Betweens’ ‘Spring Rain’, except instead of ‘Spring Rain’ you sing ‘Ving Rhames’ #tweet

McGregor and Khabib can both get in the bin. Is there anyone good fighting at UFC 229? #tweet

I didn’t know Stephen, but I did make him laugh once when @GlennHogarty asked what I thought of No Escape and I replied “It’s a bit racist?” Rest in power https://t.co/UyfQEly6dK #tweet

Have to say, I’m pretty grateful for no power outage after that storm yesterday. Couldn’t do my job without it #tweet

It’s chilly this morning. “Feels like 7C”? Time to switch the heating on #tweet

Just remembered it’s Talk Like a Pirate Day but I can’t be yarrr-sed #tweet

That’s a lot of leaves and other debris getting blown around our house #tweet

Finished the late shift early; now it’s Bake Off time #tweet

Oh look at that, Devil Master signed to Relapse! S/T/Inhabit the Corpse reissue due November, debut album in the new year #tweet

I’m reminded of that one time, while on the till at a music store no longer with us, someone tried to pay for a single CD with a €500 note. Only time I’ve ever seen one in the wild https://t.co/ykvHaInaTt #tweet

I support the notion of our elected representatives not being such lickspittles to the security apparatus of this country https://t.co/IeKRLPcPsJ #tweet

WWE just opened the Lament Configuration! Calling it now: Pinhead interferes in the main event #HIAC #tweet

So many empty seats at a show that starts in 15 minutes #HIAC #tweet

Last show I was at, guy beside me asked what a lumberjack match is; was happy to share, and happy to see he wasn’t afraid to ask https://t.co/LNYNVLW2Cy #tweet

Saturday night work tweet: sports section subeditors’ pun game is strong #tweet

205 Live moving to a block with NXT is a great idea. That’s two hours I can make time for every Thursday evening #tweet

What a day for new releases. Bosse-de-Nage, Low’s Double Negative, and the latest Guerilla Toss and all #tweet

I’ve got a cousin who just moved to rural North Carolina so I hope he’s safe this weekend; that hurricane is nothing to sniff at #tweet

Apple just killed the cheapest/best phone in their line and replaced it with one that’s $100 more expensive. That’s your story #tweet

Spent the day writing. Tomorrow I have to spruce myself up for a headshot, and write a bio. Both excruciating if you know me at all #tweet

Excited for the nine o’clock news and tomorrow’s papers to downplay the astounding protest happening in Dublin city centre right now #tweet

I just figured out how to do something alarming simple from a YouTube tutorial. Yes why I do have a Master’s degree, why do you ask? #tweet

Irish media completely dropping the ball on the North Frederick St eviction story, I see #tweet

Bake Off live stream keeps hanging so that’s me off social media till it’s on catch-up later #tweet

Working the late shift and thinking next time it’ll be a good idea to have an afternoon nap, or maybe get up closer to noon #tweet

Postman just knocked with the Shinsuke Nakamura autobiography. That’s my free time later in the week sorted #tweet

Not gonna lie, my interest in the new Predator movie has plummeted since reading what Olivia Munn had to say #tweet

Hold up, there’s a death metal band called Drogheda? Have they ever been there?! #tweet