So I thought I’d just do a quick post to remind everyone about this project I’ve got on the go to help raise money for Depression Alliance UK.
People affected by depression, are not ‘just’ sad or upset but have an illness, which means that intense feelings of persistent sadness, helplessness and hopelessness are accompanied by physical effects such as sleeplessness, a loss of energy, or physical aches and pains.
Sometimes people may not realise how depressed they are, especially if they have been feeling the same for a long time, if they have been trying to cope with their depression by keeping themselves busy, or if their depressive symptoms are more physical than emotional. It is a very serious illness and impacts on lives everywhere.
Elliott Smith, Vic Chesnutt and Mark Linkous were all musicians who suffered from depression and ultimately sucumbed to the disease. In an attempt to raise money for Depression Alliance UK I asked musicians from across the world to record and submit a cover version of a track by one of these artists. Each track would be made available to download at a cost of £1 per track with all proceeds going to Depression Alliance UK. To date you can download tracks by:
Lotte Kestner, Burnt Island, Kieran Naughton (Deserter’s Deserve Death), Sleepingdog, Small Town Boredom, Rob St John, There Will Be Fireworks, Luke Joyce (The Gothenburg Address), Glissando, Rivulets and Pink Pills.
A track by The Unwinding Hours & RM Hubbert is due to be uploaded soon and there will hopefully be more submissions as well. If you are a musician and were touched in some way by one of these artists, please do get in touch as I’d be keen to have more submissions for the project.
And please, please, please. Download a tune. Even if it’s just one of the tunes. It’s still an extra pound towards the charity. You can find all the tunes here Enjoy.