About

About MacDara

I’m MacDara Conroy, a music and film writer, production journalist and mediavore from Dublin, Ireland, where I live with the lovely Bee and our growing collection of board games, near the banks of the Royal Canal.

Apart from blogging here, I twitter, read books, listen to music, take photos, contribute to the hive mind, collect images and things, watch movies and videos, look after my health, go on adventures, play around with projects – and more besides. Not to mention I wrote a thesis once.

I'm also available for hire for freelance writing and editing assignments. While I skew towards the arts, I have a broad base of experience in news and features, from migrant issues to marine wildlife. You can read things I've written at Thumped and Burning Ambulance, and stuff I've subedited or contributed at Metro Éireann and Afloat.ie.

If you're looking for someone to write or polish something for you, please drop me a line: / Twitter / Google+ / LinkedIn


At the moment...

Going
I’ve got the following items on my agenda:
20/12/14: The Great Thumped.com Christmas Caper at The Workmans Club
22/01/15: Paul G Smyth/Peter Brötzmann duo at the National Concert Hall

Listening
You can find my latest musical leanings at my Last.fm profile.

Reading
My book list is on Goodreads, but that doesn’t include periodicals:
Decibel #111 / Power Slam #237 / Rock-A-Rolla #43 / SFX #255 / The Wire #370

Watching
My movie list is on Letterboxd, but I’m also watching the following:
Adventure Time (DL) / Botchamania (YouTube) / Elementary s03 (Sky Living) / Game of Thrones s04 (DL)

Playing
On occasion I’ve been known to play the odd game:
Android: Netrunner (TTG) / Desert Golfing (iOS) / Dominion (TTG) / Letterpress (iOS) / QuizUp (iOS) / Race for the Galaxy (TTG) / Star Fluxx (TTG)


Colophon

This is the umpteenth version of my personal website, which I've been keeping since October 1999 (and at the current domain since 2003). The blog started in November 2001 and has been running on-and-off ever since.

The current design went live in September 2013, evolving from my previous design of summer 2006. It's (mostly) handcoded in HTML5 and CSS3 with Sublime Text 2 for the Mac. The site is published to the web with Movable Type (yes, even after all these years) and is hosted by Blacknight Solutions.

The copyright in all original content on this website (including text and photos) is owned by me, MacDara Conroy, and licensed under a Creative Commons licence.


Disclaimer

This is a personal website. The views and opinions expressed on this site are mine and mine alone, and do not represent the views of my current employer, or any previous employers. I make no pretentions as to the veracity, accuracy or completeness of this site’s content. Some content may also be reworked, edited or removed as I see fit. In addition, parts of this site may contain ‘unsavoury’ language, or links to other sites with such content. Just to make myself clear.