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Tony Tost 4h
Replying to @PoliceGazette
That would be nice. Though to be honest I'm not aiming for dad greatness -- more like sufficiently acceptable.
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Tony Tost 4h
Roughly: The Bad News Bears Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Tender Mercies Apocalypse Now The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly Taxi Driver Memories of Murder Unforgiven The Godfather
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Tony Tost 8h
Replying to @tonytost
I'm having flashbacks to when me & Eric & some poets all pitched in like $50 a month to rent a former car repair shop in Durham, NC as a music/art space. We briefly had a country band called Kingfisher Lewis: a songwriting outlet for me & a chance for Eric to learn steel guitar.
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Tony Tost 8h
Replying to @tonytost
I'm really glad Eric's got the amp now because: 1) he's a great great dude, 2) I could never make it sound like this
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Tony Tost 8h
Replying to @alessandra_irl
game changer
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Tony Tost 8h
In 2003, I got a literary prize. It was the most money ($5k) I ever had. I went right to a pawn shop in Fayetteville to buy a vintage Silvertone 1484 amp, which I eventually traded to my buddy in Chapel Hill. I sometimes go to youtube to visit 'em both:
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Tony Tost 8h
Replying to @0rca07
Man, we miss you all. The lil' dudes are dying to hang out w/ you again.
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Tony Tost 9h
Replying to @tonytost
Personal drive in movie theater vibes
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Tony Tost 9h
Replying to @tonytost
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Tony Tost 9h
We got a projector and fired it up last night for the first time to watch a little family film called TAXI DRIVER.
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Tony Tost Oct 21
Replying to @Eaterofsun
Oh, awesome. Thank you. That's one of my favorite episodes...I was especially geeked out that I got to write for the great Gary Farmer.
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Tony Tost Oct 20
I'm annexing off as much of Texas as possible so I can invite friends & family to live inside TENDER MERCIES with me.
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Tony Tost Oct 20
Rest in peace, Tony Lewis of The Outfield. Since it dropped, this has been one of my favorite songs of the '80s. It was always just one PTA or Sopranos needle drop away from being up in the "Don't Stop Believin'"/"Jessie's Girl" atmosphere.
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Tony Tost Oct 20
Replying to @briankoppelman
Maybe my favorite guitarist ever. I'm sure he's told the story, but I'm so curious about the process of writing "Boys of Summer" and apparently Petty turning down the track and suggesting Don Henley for it instead.
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Tony Tost Oct 20
Just discovered that a book version of Aby Warburg's legendary epic visual poem tracing the history of symbols -- the MNEMOSYNE ATLAS -- was published earlier this year in a like 3 x 2 foot monster volume. Gets my dormant scholarly synapses a-wiggling.
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Tony Tost Oct 19
Replying to @tonytost
We need more stories like this, if only to remind us of the bitter truth. Maybe, like Huston's Howard and Holt's Curtin, we could then find a way to more readily accept this truth, or perhaps even delight in it.
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Tony Tost Oct 19
Replying to @tonytost
And I think that's when the film goes into the stratosphere. It's not a story about a single man, but a story about man's minute place within the cosmos. A story about man as fate's plaything.
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Tony Tost Oct 19
Replying to @tonytost
But upon Dobbs' murder, the film's protagonist momentarily is Alfonso Bedoya's Gold Hat, who rather effortlessly slips into the same functionary role within the story as Bogart's Dobbs.
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Tony Tost Oct 19
Replying to @MuseZack
It made me envious.
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Tony Tost Oct 19
Replying to @tonytost
But SPOILER: when Dobbs is unceremoniously killed off by local bandits, the film finally reveals its hand. Up to this point, the story has been subtly shifting its ground so to encompass the POVs of Walter Huston (genius, btw)'s Walter & Tim Holt's Curtin as well.
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