Let’s not make this a big deal. Last thing I want is for The Auricular to resemble some LiveJournal from the mid-2000s with a “Sorry, I haven’t been updating…” post every three months.
But The Auricular is back. Well, it never really left. We’re always listening, which honestly should be the motto for this site: The Auricular… always listening.
So where did we go? Well, a pandemic hit. Priorities shifted. Stress rocketed off the chart. Life got flipped turned upside down. And I’d like to take a minute, just sit right there, and… move on quickly so we can get back to the music.
There’s exciting content coming up in the next few months, as well as some great new music to showcase from Richmond (and some from the past 15 months to celebrate too), so we’ve got our work cut out for us, something that’s becoming painfully clear as I write this at 2 AM. But that’s not important.
What is important is that we are soft-launching a Patreon for The Auricular — https://www.patreon.com/theauricular
I say “soft-launching” because it’s not something we’re going to beat you over the head with. Our Roundup column will feature a link to it, we’ll probably get a link on the main page somewhere, and it might be mentioned spoardically on social media. But this isn’t something where we are going to beg you for support. If you want to sign up, great. If not, that’s great too — thanks for reading and we hope you come back.
The pricing model reflects this attitude. There is only tier and all we are asking for is $1. That’s it. We’re not looking to make a profit off of this. Just something to maybe cover the price of a soda or snack on those days where we’re staring at a list of 100 new songs that need to be listened to. Content on the Patreon will be sparse, but there will be content there. But the main sticking point is that signing up for $1 a month over there will give us a little bit of support and encouragement to keep this going. And some days, a little nudge is all we need.
Anyway, that’s it. Glad to be back. If you want to reach out for anything whether to play us your new music or just say hey, shoot us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hope you all have mostly survived the past 15 months as well. We love and appreciate anyone who reads this.