2017 / by Simeon Smith

There's this joke that's been going around twitter in various forms the last couple of months. It's usually something to the effect of:

2016: Well, that was the worst year ever.

2017: ...Hold my beer. 

A lot of people I know have had a really shitty year, and the background doom and gloom from Brexit and the rise and rise of fascism in the western world hasn't helped the general mood. 

So when I look back on my year, I can't help but feel like I'm emerging from 2017 pretty unscathed. The greatest moments this year have been personal. My 9-year-old daughter showing amazing emotional maturity telling me, out of the blue, that she's proud of how she deals with friends than can be toxic. Football matches with my 7-year-old. Bedtime stories with my 3-year-old. A few days in Rome with the missus and without our kids. 

But I've also put out so much work this year.

In no particular order, here's a little 2017 listicle.  

Peninsvla - An album I released.

Every Shot Matters - A book I published.

Jackalope - A Eurorack Module I released.

Some albums from other people that I've worked on. 

Some videos I produced for the Presence App. 

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