A Year (And A Bit) Of I’m Talkin’ Here


A little over a year ago, March 2014 to be exact, I kicked off I’m Talkin’ Here in earnest. I had reserved the WordPress space for a few years on account of my contributions to the now defunct Irish News Review. I had no idea what blogging really was and, stick with me here, I still don’t. Part of my reason for conjuring up this post is to try put some context on what the hell I’m Talkin’ Here actually is and what it is I aim to achieve with it. Basically, I love the sound of my own voice. Let me try make that seem a little less arrogant; I’m an opinionated little s**t. I got out of college in 2011 with a degree in English & Philosophy and not much of a clue what to do with it. Still don’t. Pretty quickly though I found myself contributing pieces to the aforementioned Irish News Review and maybe had sights set on the world of online journalism. This in turn drew me to WordPress and – having nearly blacked out my old Geocities and ProBoards days – I was suddenly back in the online content creation world.
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The Death Of The Irish Audience?


For years, Ireland has been renowned for giving touring artists a unique live experience. You need only look at the amount of artists who have chosen Irish shows for their live releases for proof – Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bruce Springsteen, REM, David Bowie and more have all decided on their Irish dates as the ones most worthy of release. This reputation still holds today, but it is in danger of disappearing.

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Let’s Talk Same Sex Marriage


This is my personal blog. I am an editor and contributor to IrishNewsReview.eu but due to the content of this post I do not intend to publish it to said website, at least not personally anyway. Opinions will be expressed below that are biased, passionate and solely my own. I don’t wish to cause offense…. But I will.
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Live In Concert – The Gaslight Anthem, Olympia Theatre, 2010


Back in 09 a buddy pointed out a band to me in Rolling Stone. They were from New Jersey, they played in a punk rock fashion and one of their songs directly lifted/referenced Bruce Springsteen lyrics. ‘Nuff said, I was interested. What followed from there was me well and truly developing an obsession with Gaslight that has remained solid to today, and with them playing here in a few months what better time than now to look back at when I first saw them.

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Avengers – Age Of Ultron Review


Full spoilers below!!
So, am I allowed not like this film? I really wanted to like it, I really did. As far as the Marvel Cinematic Universe goes I’m certainly a fan, even the lesser entries like Thor – The Dark World didn’t really bother me all that much. With Age Of Ultron however it’s not so much that it’s bad rather that it just doesn’t seem to fit in with anything that has come before it, doubly strange considering the first Avengers film set so many of the tropes and benchmarks in place.

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European Rugby – Will The Real Leinster Please Stand Up?


You know things have got simply weird when you find yourself thinking a Leinster loss in a European Semi Final would be a good thing. All season they have suggested that a Quarter Final would be a gift, then they come within a few minutes and even less inches of overcoming Toulon to reach the final.
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Let’s Fly To The Sun

mage courtesyWith the advent of technology and a world of resources at our fingertips, humans have never had more instant access to intelligence. Of course with great power comes great responsibility and once you’ve lost your tenth pub argument to the ever-editable Wikipedia you realise that this intelligence comes with a pinch of salt. One industry that has been hugely affected by it however is the film industry; movie-mistakes.com, behind the scenes temperaments, on set affairs and more – you could argue we know too much with regards to the celluloid experience these days. But is it really a bad thing?
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