Andrew Stafford is creating writing/journalism
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Hi, and welcome to my Patreon page. This is where all my stuff that doesn't get published elsewhere goes. But that doesn't mean what you read here are leftovers!

Most of you will best know me for my music journalism. However, I have varied interests in natural history and the environment, politics, media matters, personal/life stories and more. So I'm not going to make too many guarantees about what you're going to get here - that may vary, and not everything I write will be in your area of interest.

One thing I can guarantee, though, is that all of these things get a run at various stages, depending on what's firing me up from week to week.

All writers are looking for new ways to earn their keep in this transitional era for journalism. Personally, I'm not of the view that citizen journalism can fill the gaps caused by the decline of major mastheads by ourselves. On the other hand, the loss of specialist writers across those mastheads mean new opportunities for people like me to connect with readers like you.

Writing can be an incredibly isolating endeavour, and sometimes a harsh one. It's not always great for one's well-being. But this is different; if you're paying me even the smallest amount of $1 a month, I'm guessing it's because you enjoy and value what I do. And that means a great deal to me. (Just to be clear, it's USD - Patreon is a California-based operation, but a massive boon for creative people worldwide.) 

Thanks to you all and hope to give you as much reading pleasure as I can, on whatever topic it might be.
Tiers
You & I (We Can Conquer The World)
$1 or more per month
Like disgraced Queensland ex-cop Terry Lewis once said, "Little fish are sweet", and I'm your performing seal, posting pretty much weekly.
You Can Call Me Andy
$3 or more per month

You know that song You Can Call Me Al? Man, I hate that steaming pile of crap! But hey, we're on first-name terms now, and as a bonus, every Monday morning, I'll send you off with a song to welcome you to the working week, with a short blurb attached.

You Didn't Have To Be So Nice
$5 or more per month
They say music is the food of love, so let's see if you're hungry enough. As well as all the usual stuff, I'll make you a special annotated playlist - of an artist or on a theme - at the end of every month.
You Are So Beautiful
$10 or more per month

Don't go breaking my heart, now. (And I won't go breaking yours, either.) You get the weekly posts, the Monday earworm, the monthly playlist, and a signed copy of my forthcoming book Something To Believe In. You officially rock.

You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)
$20 or more per month

Jeez. You look like you're lots of fun. You get the weekly posts, the Monday earworm, the monthly playlist, a signed copy of my forthcoming book Something To Believe In, a signed copy of Pig City if you don't have it already, and a big freakin' hug whenever we meet. You don't just rock, you RULE.

You Shook Me All Night Long
$30 or more per month

At this point, I wanna be your boyfriend, but the truth is you're way outta my league. But you get all the above, all my lovin', and I'll let you dictate the choice of playlist every once in a while. You're the only ones I'll take requests from. It's also just possible that you like me too much.

Goals
243 of 500 patrons
Just wrote a book. Give me time to think of another...
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Hi, and welcome to my Patreon page. This is where all my stuff that doesn't get published elsewhere goes. But that doesn't mean what you read here are leftovers!

Most of you will best know me for my music journalism. However, I have varied interests in natural history and the environment, politics, media matters, personal/life stories and more. So I'm not going to make too many guarantees about what you're going to get here - that may vary, and not everything I write will be in your area of interest.

One thing I can guarantee, though, is that all of these things get a run at various stages, depending on what's firing me up from week to week.

All writers are looking for new ways to earn their keep in this transitional era for journalism. Personally, I'm not of the view that citizen journalism can fill the gaps caused by the decline of major mastheads by ourselves. On the other hand, the loss of specialist writers across those mastheads mean new opportunities for people like me to connect with readers like you.

Writing can be an incredibly isolating endeavour, and sometimes a harsh one. It's not always great for one's well-being. But this is different; if you're paying me even the smallest amount of $1 a month, I'm guessing it's because you enjoy and value what I do. And that means a great deal to me. (Just to be clear, it's USD - Patreon is a California-based operation, but a massive boon for creative people worldwide.) 

Thanks to you all and hope to give you as much reading pleasure as I can, on whatever topic it might be.

Recent posts by Andrew Stafford

Tiers
You & I (We Can Conquer The World)
$1 or more per month
Like disgraced Queensland ex-cop Terry Lewis once said, "Little fish are sweet", and I'm your performing seal, posting pretty much weekly.
You Can Call Me Andy
$3 or more per month

You know that song You Can Call Me Al? Man, I hate that steaming pile of crap! But hey, we're on first-name terms now, and as a bonus, every Monday morning, I'll send you off with a song to welcome you to the working week, with a short blurb attached.

You Didn't Have To Be So Nice
$5 or more per month
They say music is the food of love, so let's see if you're hungry enough. As well as all the usual stuff, I'll make you a special annotated playlist - of an artist or on a theme - at the end of every month.
You Are So Beautiful
$10 or more per month

Don't go breaking my heart, now. (And I won't go breaking yours, either.) You get the weekly posts, the Monday earworm, the monthly playlist, and a signed copy of my forthcoming book Something To Believe In. You officially rock.

You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)
$20 or more per month

Jeez. You look like you're lots of fun. You get the weekly posts, the Monday earworm, the monthly playlist, a signed copy of my forthcoming book Something To Believe In, a signed copy of Pig City if you don't have it already, and a big freakin' hug whenever we meet. You don't just rock, you RULE.

You Shook Me All Night Long
$30 or more per month

At this point, I wanna be your boyfriend, but the truth is you're way outta my league. But you get all the above, all my lovin', and I'll let you dictate the choice of playlist every once in a while. You're the only ones I'll take requests from. It's also just possible that you like me too much.