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


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It’s a shame May doesn’t like the first ANOES, but I think we can all agree that the second one is Good Actually > @Nyxfears #tweet

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Browning meat is apparently anathema in Irish cuisine so Irish stew, coddle et al can go straight in the bin > @notreallyjcm #tweet

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Even with Ira’s guitar freakouts, Yo La Tengo provided a perfectly reasonable experience, three times in 12 months > @tabsout #tweet

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I damaged my hearing (no tinnitus, thankfully) seeing J Mascis + The Fog in 2001, and have worn earplugs to shows ever since. I later saw Dinosaur Jr on two occasions which were tame by comparison > @droog811 #tweet

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MacDara: That’s me 10/10 / Mac: Allowable from friends 8/10 / McD: I’ve outgrown it now but will let it slide 7/10 / Dara: What my family calls me 5/10 / Conroy: You’ve…decided MacDara’s my surname ’cause it has Mac in it, haven’t you? -10/10 > @MacDara #tweet

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I still can’t tell whether they’re spoofing or really believe the nonsense they spout. Either way it’s awful > @BBCNewsnight #tweet

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Harris Yulin in Death of a Salesman, if he counts as famous > @maxthegirl #tweet

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Does WWE not realise their independent contractors aren’t portraying their wrestling characters when they’re on streams, etc? > @SeanRossSapp #tweet

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I only got a few things this Bandcamp Friday: @numerogroup’s Mohinder reissues, and Noël Akchoté’s discography deal > @porter_esq #tweet

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A holosuite accident leads to Moriarty gaining access to DS9’s systems, and facing a battle of wits with Constable Odo > @JoeSondow #tweet

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Odo is at first pleased when Guinan opens a bar opposite Quark’s, but her mysterious backstory draws his suspicion… > @JoeSondow #tweet

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More evidence that Irish Times courts stories aren’t subbed > @IrishTimes #tweet

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Sharing this for any no wave aficionados I know who haven’t yet heard and might be in a position to help > @JCContortions #tweet

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Really looking forward to the online Tusk Festival; check out this incredible lineup > @tusk_music #tweet

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I cry foul at the inclusion of The Futureheads (and Maximo Park) on this list! > @alan_maguire #tweet

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Gaspar Noé’s Irréversible, I think. It’s as unflinching as its reputation suggests but they didn’t see the latter half, steeped in sadness > @c0mmunicants #tweet

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I’ve seen so many of these; do drivers think blocking the footpath is a loophole to avoid getting done for parking on double yellows? > @susy_butler #tweet

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I passed this couple again on the way home from the shops just now, but this time they moved into single file > @MacDara #tweet

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There goes my theory they were recycling an IP they already owned from the WCW purchase > @411wrestling #tweet

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John Carpenter’s The Thing; it gives me profound ‘I don’t want to be here any more’ feelings > @AlishaGrauso #tweet

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The problem with this poll is that it deals in absolutes, and the result only raises further questions (Why do you feel that way? What about the state of the industry brought you to that conclusion?) > @allan_cheapshot #tweet

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We already knew they were obsessed with tweets thanks to @Tupp_Ed but… What an utter waste of resources > @ellenmcoyne > @MacDara #tweet

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Brilliant thread on the quality of content Channel 4 used to put out in the (really not so distant) past > @zinovievletter > @MacDara #tweet

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The prospect of trying to watch this on the RTÉ Player seems like an episode of Seinfeld in and of itself > @RTEplayer #tweet

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Numero Group (who released the excellent Unwound discography box set) with a thread on Vern Rumsey, RIP > @numerogroup #tweet

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Is it RETRIBUTION because they’re upset WWE never revealed who the hacker was and it’s like that never happened? > @cagesideseats #tweet

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This move will be managed about as well as social distancing is now, by which I mean ’not at all’ > @MaryERegan #tweet

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I went to school in the ’90s, which were 10 years ago > @MacDara #tweet

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I asked CH ages ago for his thoughts on tag ropes, but it was something else that prompted this response > @ChrisHero > @MacDara #tweet

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Nah. The ’80s stuff is the best for me, but even if you only want to talk ‘mersh’ period, Murray Street is better than anything Sonic Youth ever troubled the charts with (I use troubled loosely) > @timmarchman > @MacDara #tweet

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Even our beloved Michael D; he’s a poet and a writer, but it’s considered his ‘proper’ job is as a politician > @MacDara #tweet

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This parcel arrived this morning; 16 days by ‘express’ post from the States. I’m still awaiting something sent via USPS on the 10th so good luck to me, I guess? > @MacDara #tweet

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Save the date: the brilliant Dead Neanderthals are streaming a gig this coming Bank Holiday Monday > @deadneanderthal #tweet

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Do you like tapes? Do you like noise rock? You could do worse than give this a lash > @electricalsband #tweet

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To mix my metaphors, the carrot on a stick of ‘foreign direct investment’ is a hell of a drug > @colettebrowne #tweet

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WCW at the Point Depot, December 1991. I met Bill Kazmaier backstage, and a bunch of us saw Mr Hughes looking out from the curtain with his fly open > @WrestleJoy #tweet

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There’s no single reason for WWE’s issues, but a big one is that a man in his 70s probably shouldn’t lead creative direction for a product primarily marketed to children and young adults > @allan_cheapshot > @MacDara #tweet

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I feel bad about this now, having seen the video, because I forgot that rinsing rice after cooking is a perfectly normal way of doing things in some parts of the world. So more fool me > @MacDara #tweet

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North: Belfast* / South: Cape of Good Hope / East: Kruger National Park* / West: Toronto (*Not counting flight paths) > @jackalexe #tweet

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Ugh ran into a logic bug fairly early in so need to replay a whole section from an older save gah! > @MacDara #tweet

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Went to Newry yesterday for a couple of hours. Feck-all people wearing face masks in shops but at least I felt like distancing is still a thing, unlike here > @MacDara #tweet

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I’m also fully aware it’s more complicated than this, but it all underscores one position: wealthy people and companies should be paying (more) tax > @MacDara #tweet

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Always thought I heard a hint of D Boon in the Franz Ferdinand sound so I’m delighted to read this thread > @alkapranos #tweet

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My abiding memory of this gig was that their live version of ‘The Marshals Are Dead’ beat the stuffing out of the one on their debut EP > @MacDara #tweet

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Bloc Party at Whelan’s; it was jammed but that’s still like only 450. Their next Dublin show (that I didn’t attend) was at the 8,000-seat 3Arena > @grahambasten #tweet

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