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


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Soundgarden. They also got me into punk, noise rock, etc etc. The best kind of gateway band IMHO > @Allegaeon #aside

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It was my fourth choice (and only offer) on my CAO form; I didn’t get enough points in the Leaving for 1-3. Ended up loving it anyway. And I went on to get a Master’s in what would’ve been my first choice > @otter_weekend #aside

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Took them a week to come out with a statement this mealy-mouthed. Why so uncomfortable to call racists racist? > @rtenews #aside

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It’s all well and good to say this, but if you don’t actively police it, it’s just so much hot air. I can guarantee you right now there are multiple vehicles parked on the footpath on my road; I don’t even have to look > @RSAIreland #aside

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I don’t get the point of a statement like this. Are we supposed to congratulate him for correctly predicting a situation everyone and their dog saw months ago? > @thejournal_ie #aside

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Finally, the best Pelican album (fight me) gets a reissue on double vinyl. Hook it to my veins! > @normanrecords #aside

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There’s so much more evidence than this that our govt don’t care, but they really don’t care > @rtenews #aside

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I’m sorry but this looks nothing like Stunning Steve Austin. I want that belt, though… > @RingsideC #aside

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Off the top of my head? All the good Sleater-Kinney ones. Even the world’s finest bassist, Mike Watt, has covered them > @ReturnofR #aside

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Looks like someone at Last.fm fixed my account (but didn’t tell me) as I was able to do a password reset and get back in today. Scrobbling has resumed! > @MacDara #aside

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So what’s the story with this HR show next summer? Is it punk or reggae or spoken word or what? > @TGSDublin #aside

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‘Residents’ group’ should be in inverted commas. As it stands, the headline suggests they’re representative of the community when they’re demonstrably not. I expect better editorial practice from this outlet tbqh > @thejournal_ie #aside

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They don’t serve root beer in the UK ones so it won’t be the same > @RTEbusiness #aside

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I already felt unsettled about mastodon.cloud as it’s ostensibly O&Oed by a crypto bro, but the absence of moderation is a major red flag as it only serves to cultivate the fash and their ilk > @tomcoates #aside

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It’s 18 November which means Shawscope Volume Two is now streaming on Arrow Player. That’s the next few days/weeks’ viewing sorted, so > @MacDara #aside

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As my SO pointed out, this could be a move to push people (staffers or contractors) to quit, thereby saving on severance > @balinares #aside

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Here’s a really cool intro to gamelan for the uninitiated (I picked up the Dewa Alit record last Friday) > @Bandcamp #aside

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Would love to do this but unless it finishes at 10pm or something there’s no way to guarantee we’d get back home from Dublin that night > @aikenpromotions #aside

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What awful, awful news. My deepest condolences to Alan, family and loved ones > @lowtheband #aside

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One of my two purchases for this Bandcamp Friday, and one I’ve had on my wishlist for a while > @orenambarchi > @MacDara #aside

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The thing that gets me is that “my dog has PTSD from the incident” is a much more plausible story, so why go with the one no one would ever believe? > @DrainBamager #aside

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Stephen O’Malley moaned at me for not reviewing an album he played on to his liking > @poepilled #aside

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Second year in UCD (2000 or so) a bunch of us restarted the then-dormant Rock Soc. We even dreamed up the posters: “If you smell what the Rock Soc is cookin’!” But then the name was changed to AltSoc… > @bartlebooth45 #aside

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This finally arrived this morning, after a two-plus-week break at a warehouse somewhere in the capital > @MacDara > @MacDara #aside

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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 #aside

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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 #aside

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

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

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

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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 #aside

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

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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 #aside

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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 #aside

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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 #aside

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

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

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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 #aside

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

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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 #aside

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

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