Hello, world. I’m MacDara Conroy, and this is my blog.


Date: May 2020

Three finally sent their ‘we have the new iPhone’ email, more than 24 hours after my actual phone arrived > @MacDara #tweet

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You’d swear it was 18 May already the numbers of people who’ve given up all but the pretence of social distancing in this town #tweet

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My new phone has arrived already (literally dropped in the window) but the Defender case won’t get here till next week so it’s staying in the box for now > @MacDara #tweet

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After the last 90 minutes on and off the phone, I have officially begun the Switching of the Broadband, and now I can get to fretting about other things > @MacDara #tweet

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Film review — Blade of the Immortal

I don’t know how closely it adheres to the original manga, but this one had me with its direct emotions (revenge!) and simple structure (one man fights through many and varied henchmen to reach the final boss) until the half-way mark, when far too many new characters get introduced and the fighting devolves into directionless brawling. Still, it’s very stylish for what it is, Takashi Miike not showing any discomfort with a bigger budget than usual. More…

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Just as I expected, Three didn’t send any notification that the new iPhone SE is available despite registering (it is now, in case you’re wondering) #tweet

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There’s reading books, and then there’s displaying them on your bookshelf > @MacDara #tweet

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The new Couch Slut album, by the way, is great stuff. As ugly, acerbic and honest as you’d expect if you’re familiar, but with beautiful new textures in the noise. A proper step up > @MacDara #tweet

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Were they ringing for that RedC poll on Friday evening? Because I got a call then from a market research number but my phone sent it to voicemail #tweet

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This is just for second place; the real winners are The Rapture > @tabsout #tweet

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This might not be news to some of you but the NOW TV Player is woeful. Why can’t I pause or scrub back live TV?! #tweet

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Catching up on Dark Side of the Ring, specifically the Dino Bravo episode in which I learned there is a third Rougeau brother #tweet

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Today’s (very small) Bandcamp haul included the Skin Graft Now Wave comp, Three One G’s Cramps tribute, a Bill Orcutt comp and the new @CouchSlut #tweet

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If anyone has any hot tips on discography deals on Bandcamp today, please hit me up #tweet

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