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


Date: June 2022

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Two LPs now winging their way to me that I forgot about b/c I’d been waiting so long due to the pressing plant crisis #tweet

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Today’s post has the new @atomic_elbow and according to Robert I’m the only reader in Ireland (ROI anyway) which is quite the title to hold #tweet

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This afternoon we will be mostly assembling bookshelves #tweet

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Won’t be seeing Forbidden Door till tomorrow evening so Twitter will be a no-go zone for me for the next 24 hours #tweet

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They’re called Strandbeesten and I was lucky enough to see one in Trafalgar Square in the summer of ’06 > @wonderofscience #tweet

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Film review — Cannibal Corpse: Centuries of Torment

Yes I watched a three-hour “documentary” (if that’s the right term for stitching together a bunch of home movies and talking-head reminiscences) about the scary death metal band Cannibal Corpse. They all seem like lovely fellas, especially in the footage of their earliest years where they’re so earnest and goofy. But the failure here to self-examine the increasingly misogynistic lyrical content as they matured musically in the early ’90s is a sticking point for me. More…

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Film review — Slave to the Grind

Hands up, I went through my AxCx phase, and I still have the CDs somewhere. I even won a competition with Chunklet where the prize was that Seth Putnam would write an AxCx song about me. But then he died, so that didn’t happen. More…

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I never really rated Utopia Banished before as the production’s kinda murky, but it’s actually a thrilling synthesis of their FETO-era grind and death metal tendencies > @20buckspinlabel #tweet

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Film review — RRR

In the context of such OTT action set pieces, if anything the depictions of the British establishment here are underplayed; colonialists were every bit the callous sadists they’re made out to be and then some (the irony of one of them being portrayed by an Irish woman is not lost on me). More…

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This trend is so depressing, and it’s based on the entirely false and patently absurd assumption that an athlete would be so driven as to change their gender just to get an edge over their competition > @sgevans > @MacDara #tweet

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Lidl’s unsweetened almond milk is creamier than other own-brands and I like it. What’s their secret? #tweet

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I love everything about the 2020 MacBook Air except for the fucking shitty trackpad. JUST MAKE CLICK-DRAG WORK CONSISTENTLY HOW HARD IS THAT #tweet

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You know what? I’m OK with Johnny Insert-Surname-Here being an honorary Hardy. Make that team-up permanent. What have they got to lose? #tweet

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Tokyo Story on Region 1 DVD. It’s still the only Criterion I own, actually > @c0mmunicants2 #tweet

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Church pews were not meant for a two-hour modern classical recital. Ow, my back #tweet

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I don’t have tinnitus but going deaf for a few days after a gig 20+ years ago spooked me enough that I’ve worn plugs to every show since. I’ve used my reusable Planet Waves ones for ages (around €20) but you can get similar Pacato ones for less > @jonty #tweet

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Didn’t take me long to find the owner of this car, who indeed looks like the kind of person who would own a car like this > @hazechu > @MacDara #tweet

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“People” who ring me from a mobile number but don’t leave a message or send a text: yeah I’m gonna assume you’re a bot or misdial and I’ll never answer or return your call #tweet

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Got a new cold brew jug which is currently in the dishwasher. I love my AeroPress but it makes terrible cold brew > @MacDara #tweet

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Lotta caping for a dairy multinational’s clearly misleading marketing tactics in the replies to this tweet 🤔 > @DanielTMurray #tweet

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I can vouch for this that we did indeed have a music teacher named Mrs Melody > @Peavolov #tweet

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Frankly embarrassed by our national broadcaster platforming transphobic bigots. Multiple days, no less #tweet

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Film review — Evolution

It’s hard to know what dates this aggressively unfunny movie more. Is it the rampant, creepy misogyny? The witless scatological fixation? Stifler? Putting Samantha Mumba on the soundtrack? More…

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I used a ticket on the TFI Go app last week and the driver had no idea what it was > @Buseireann #tweet

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Jawbox on stage at the Electric Ballroom in London

Jawbox were brilliant, part two #image

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Well it took an age, as I needed the right boot disk, but I think I’ve finally recovered my old MacBook Air after last month’s disaster > @MacDara #tweet

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Jawbox performing on stage at Whelan's

Jawbox were brilliant #image

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