it’s been a while. Seems like just yesterday I was getting ripshod drunk and posting maniacal sonic free-verse to alonetone. fond memories. I was paging through the ranked artist pages tabs and found to my surprise that chimps 8 my ears is not listed on those pages in any of our ranked capacity. typically, i expect to see us on the top uploaders page, and according to my sampling we should be there somewhere in the top couple pages. maybe alonetone is a quieter place than i remember, and things have just fallen to the wayside.
this isn’t a big deal. it’s not a rant. i don’t know if asking for a mod to look into it is even within the social contract as i haven’t been a frequent user for years. maybe that has something to do with it. maybe the ranked pages also reflect frequency of interaction with the website.
i guess i felt like sending this message out to the music gods who run this small spectacular world regardless of outcome. i remember you guys and the impact you had on my life. i may never have made the music i made if it weren’t for alonetone. i certainly don’t fit in with any commercial platforms. you all gave me a huge gift at a time when i really needed support, the last four years of my drinking before entering long term sobriety. i wrote a novel in november 2020, just published it january 2022. the community here helped me find expression when i was nearly non-verbal with substance abuse and trauma patterns.
i love you guys. i know i was a pain in the butt a lot of the time. but i can’t help feeling deep down, the warmth and generosity of the people on this website gave me the strength to heal.
take good care of yourselves and each other, i know you will,
hot wheels spaulding