Tony Talks #10 – 37 Movies for 37 Years

What’s up, guys?

So exactly a month today, June 9th, I am going to be a princely 37 years old. Crap age really, isn’t it? Bit of a non-number. Very definitely means I’m no longer *young* but I’m not quite middle-aged either, not quite at 40 when all that life begins, or so they say.

Anyway, as part of my desire to revisit and discover new movies, I’ve hatched upon an idea. I’m going to dissect and write about 37 movies across the next 12 months to celebrate my age but, here’s the rub, I want *you* to decide what they’re going to be.

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Tony Talks #9: Friends, Patrons, Countrymen…

So I’ve gone and done it, guys… I’ve launched a Patreon for Cultural Conversation which you can find here.

Some of you may subscribe to, or know about, my fairly successful Patreon for The X-Cast, my X-Files podcast, which has built a terrific community around itself over the last few years, so I have some experience with the platform. It’s a great way to try and make a little income doing what you love and I’d recommend it to anyone.

Originally you see, my hope was for Set the Tape to be a financial going concern but for various reasons (chiefly my own effort in doing it), that didn’t really happen, for me or the writers Owen and I assembled. Maybe we should have launched a Patreon for that site, I don’t know. Either way, this seems like an easy to maintain optional means of funding what I do for love anyway, which could facilitate me writing more full time.

FYI – nothing about the site will fundamentally change with this. I’ll still write with the same frequency. Some stuff will just end up a bit more bespoke and become Patron-only…

So why should you donate your hard earned moolah to help me out?

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Tony Talks #8 – Setting the Final Tape

Howdy folks, it’s been a while since I did a Tony Talks post, indeed this is the first one of 2019. It feels fitting for events that have come to pass this week.

So today is my final day, essentially, as the co-editor of my website Set The Tape, which I founded just under two years ago with my friend Owen Hughes. The decision came as a bit of a shock when we announced it to the STT team but, in truth, it’s been something I’ve been moving towards for the better part of the last six months.

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Tony Talks #6 – We Made This

Ahoy there, dear readers! Today, I have something of a special announcement.

You may or may not be aware that I dabble in the art of podcasting and today, on International Podcast Day no less, I thought I would reveal my big podcast plan for 2019. In short, I’m starting a network.

It’s called WE MADE THIS and you can find out more by checking out this link: https://wemadethispodnetwork.wordpress.com

That’s a very basic website template before 2019 when hopefully something a bit more impressive will go online, as indeed will the main domain name, but I implore you to bookmark this site ready for much more content in the next few months.

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Tony Talks #4 – Podcasts, Books and Nuptials

Goooooooood mooooorning Vietnaaaaaaam!

It’s been a while since I last did a little update on All Things Tony, probably because it’s been quite the month. If you weren’t aware, I get married a week today so, naturally, it’s a miracle I’ve been able to write or podcast on anything over the last couple of months, but I’ve somehow managed it!

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