Saturday, July 29, 2017

Linkin Park, more than just a band...!!!

i was talking the other night about Kurt Cobain with a friend, Kurt was the lead singer of the band Nirvana who committed suicide at the age of 27 in the year 1994. You know when you don't really know a person and then you come across their writings, music or art  and then you feel how you wish you knew 'em in person, i was having the same feeling towards Kurt. "How a deep thinker he was, how his coarse voice would hit the soul. i was never really a fan of Nirvana, always a Linkin Park die hard fan, but the more i read about Kurt, the more i liked him", i told my friend. i woke up early the next mornin', say around 5 or somethin', i checked my Twitter page and i came across this weird post about Chester Bennington, the lead singer of Linkin Park, someone said how he had made his teenage years worth survivin', that he'll be missed, what? why? checked out the heartbreaking news about Chester's death. He had committed suicide apparently and i was shocked and upset. it felt like a part of me was dead, i couldn't sleep after and i kept recollecting memories i had of 'em. i know it sounds crazy as how can a death of a celebrity affect you. But you know when you are alone, there's no one to talk to and you listen to the music which speaks your heart out. Linkin Park was like that for me.

I had just started my graduation when this girl i became friends with shared her music with me, she gave me a CD of Linkin Park video songs, Crawling, In the End, Somewhere i Belong, From the Inside, every song had deep meaningful lyrics and not to mention the music, the singing, the rap and the screaming, everything was top notch, the more i listened, the more i fell in love with the band. I got introduced to metal for the first time, (thank you friend). Their music was up there for a cause, they didn't do breakup patchup songs, their songs always had a message, a social issue, like abuse, war, depression. Most of their concerts were for charity, and i always dreamed to go to their concert someday (my idea of a perfect date). I used to record their video songs as i didn't really know how to download mp3, i wanted to get piercing and tattoos like Chester Bennington. Their style, their passion, their uniqueness, everything about 'em inspired me in one way or the other.

Now it's over, he's gone, Chester is gone, everythin' is changed. Bein' a famous and successful rockstar wasn't enough. And inspiring millions of people, you never know how many lives you've touched. Like he said in one of his interviews,"Even if you reach your goals and are famous and successful, unless or until you are happy in your mind, you can't be happy anywhere". You think life will be always cool and happenin' but it's a series of stress and trauma. Maybe that's why he committed suicide, because he saw the world how it really is. Maybe he was a deep thinker too and would feel helpless most of the times. RIP Chester, your song makes me feel that i know you so well, and that you do too. 
In the end i would like to share some lyrics from my all time favourite song, "Valentines Day":  
So now you're gone, and I was wrong
I never knew what it was like, to be alone :'(