Shade of Red | Blog | December 2016

Shade of Red | December 2016

“Shade of Red ~ running through my head”.

I’m writing this post around the Christmas holiday, so I hope you have enjoyed the festivities, or if you haven’t, you’re probably glad it’s over for another year, and wish for a change of fortune or circumstances in 2017.

I won’t look back at the last 12-months with any degree of fondness. I have (metaphorically speaking) thrown a duvet over my head – hoping it would all go away.

Duvet day !!:

This is what I’ve learned in 2016: –

Is there anything I can do?

This is a valuable resource I’ve found to help me and I hope you find it helpful too >> Self-care wheel

Self-care wheel | Anxiety and depression:

“Shade of Red” © | Music, and lyrics by Simon Edward

“Shade of Red” is a song inspired by my love of music, the colour red and a personal battle against depression.

I wrote, recorded, mixed and mastered the song at home between July 2014 and November 2016: –

 “Shade of Red” ~ Credits and with much love to: –

  • Stuart Martin on Drums and percussion;
  • Helen on Piano;
  • Simon Edward on Bass (and other things).
  • Stuart appears courtesy of TRicorder Records

Artwork by MJD Concepts UK©

Made with: –

  • Jaydee Supernatural + ‘Infinity’ Custom Basses;
  • GP12XV pre-amp by Trace Elliot;
  • Yamaha SY85; Korg 05R/W;
  • Drums: Collector’s Series by DW;
  • Drum heads: by Evans; Sticks by Vic Firth;
  • Cymbals: by Sabian;
  • Recorded at home with Reaper 5 (by Cockos).

The last word

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog. I wish you peace, joy, and happiness in 2017.

Shade of Red | Happy New Year ! | 2017

Take care of yourself! | by Simon Edward | December 30th, 2016.