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


Tag: retweet

I won’t make it to this one but if you’re in Ireland and freelance in the media, this is absolutely worth your time > @DublinFreelance #tweet

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The third one here might be known to you as the cover of The Sound’s From the Lions Mouth > @EimhinMcNamara #tweet

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Fourth time unlucky; this one hit us both like a truck, oof > @MacDara #tweet

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I read about D Boon in a music encyclopaedia, 12 years after the fact, and it broke my heart > @LuckyHeronSay #tweet

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This happened again this morning, same driver and all > @MacDara #tweet

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Jazzed for the new Horse Lords, which will get me through what’s shaping up to be a hard winter > @rvngintl #tweet

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I laughed so hard at this I was gasping for air. Haven’t done that in a long time > @Cultaholic #tweet

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I’ll never forget the look on Gary Barlow’s face when Katie Couric said her fanny was freezing on The Today Show > @ericdharvey > @MacDara #tweet

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I tried making one of these this morning but the cream was too thick from the start, and the quantities seem off (a US cup nearly fills the glass w/ice to the brim) > @nytimes #tweet

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I used to work on the ground floor of the Grafton Street HMV (RIP) so I’ve interacted with a few celebs in the most mundane manner possible > @ynwatp #tweet

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Odds on when the Govt start dropping “load shedding” into their vocabulary? > @irishexaminer #tweet

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Fairly likely, mostly because my first name is not common here despite it being Irish > @yellowdogedem #tweet

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I miss Star Crush, the juicy orange ice pops in a gold wrapper that I only ever saw in cinema foyers > @tierneysimon #tweet

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The first AEW belts I really like, right here > @AEW #tweet

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This is easy: because the Govt represents a social class that doesn’t use public transport. Buses and trains are for the plebs > @PeterMcGuireIE #tweet

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“‘Not feasible’ to pursue individual suspects over crimes” is what I’m reading > @thejournal_ie #tweet

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I’ve been a Ricky Starks guy since I first noticed him on NWA Powerrr. Getting to see (or hear) him in action is a highlight of every week > @Maffewgregg #tweet

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It was either a bunch of T-shirts from the SST Superstore or a VHS of Donnie Darko from Amazon before it came out in cinemas here. Both paid for with a money order in the post > @jakeriley #tweet

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This point, about people not wanting to change how they make their living, is worth bearing in mind when the current Govt has announced funding for coastal communities to do exactly that > @Tupp_Ed > @MacDara #tweet

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About time! I’m really looking forward to this one > @palmmlap #tweet

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So yeah, this show delivered. FTR are a bit good, aren’t they? > @MacDara #tweet

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Finally got my money, a whole work day late. Better not be any more trouble with transactions this weekend… > @MacDara #tweet

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What a great piece; I love anecdotes like “That classic album? I made it on my bed with a Max patch and some random stuff” > @Bandcamp #tweet

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Shipping on this is $50(!) so any US friends heading Ireland-way in the foreseeable, hit me up? > @wattfrompedro #tweet

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I love this bit; similar reasoning to their justification for Tubridy’s pay, that they didn’t want him poached by a competitor. I mean, what competitor? 😂 > @Tupp_Ed > @MacDara #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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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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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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Tokyo Story on Region 1 DVD. It’s still the only Criterion I own, actually > @c0mmunicants2 #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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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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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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I need this in my life. Also, I’ve just realised how much I want @officialND to do a Low cover > @lowtheband #tweet

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Let’s interrogate what “affordable” means here. Dublin is hardly lacking for hotel space, but ThE mArKeT turned to surge-pricing for post-Covid* desperation tourism > @rtenews > @MacDara #tweet

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Update: poor response from customer service, indeed > @MacDara #tweet

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