The Basics



About Me


Dublin, Ireland

About Me

Full-tim kids TV; part-time music writer; long-time sports nut.






Cigarrettes & Alcohol

What I Like

Favorite Books

The Rules of Attraction, The Rum Diary, Watchmen, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, 1984, V For Vendetta, Less Than Zero, Generation X, and The Hunger Games trilogy

Favorite Movies

Almost Famous, Some Like It Hot, Sin City, Mean Girls, Gone With The Wind, Empire Records, Garden State, V For Vendetta, The Prestige, Rebel Without A Cause, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, The Craft, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Jerry Maguire and anyhting Batman / Spiderman / X-Men related

Favorite Documentaries

Miss Representation. Seriously, watch it immediately.

Favorite TV Shows

Arrested Development, Mad Men, 30 Rock, Skins, House

Favorite Music

I have TOO many beloved bands & artists to list – so instead, I will share with you the following truths… The vibrancy and dynamism of the Irish music scene NEVER ceases to enthrall me, every day brings something new to be excited about. My favourite song of all time varies daily but it’s usually ‘Something’ by The Beatles, ‘This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)’ by Talking Heads, or ‘All My Friends’ by LCD Soundsystem. I think I MIGHT be secretly a l’il bit Canadian based on adoration of Leslie Feist, Neil Young, Arcade Fire and Metric. I practice the religion of Springsteenism, and Beyoncé is the Queen of the Universe. My party-piece is George Michael’s ‘Faith’. I am only TRULY happy when at a festival. Oh, and at Primavera Sound 2010, I left a Pixies headline set halfway through to go see Major Lazer… by myself. Apparently, this says a lot about my character.

Favorite Sandwich

Subway meatball marinera with the works, topped with cheese and southwest sauce. NOMZ.

Favorite Quotes

“So I can play hide and seek with my fears; and live my days instead of counting my years…” – Dusty Springfield

Favorite Writers

Hunter S. Thompson, Brett Easton Ellis, Douglas Coupland, Alan Moore