Enough of all that love shit. *grins*
Today I’m thinking about Linkin Park because I came across a playlist from just after my Mom died. She was killed in a car accident, instantly, literally here one moment and gone the next. It was a shock to say the least. And I listened to this playlist every day, every time I was in the car, every time I was sitting at my computer… it took the thoughts away.
The list is full of Linkin Park tunes and even now I feel they’re timeless in their ability to sooth an occasional melancholy state of mind.
For example, this one:
On August 15th, 2007 I took myself to the Linkin Park Projekt Revolution event at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater on Long Island, New York. It was just a few months after Mom’s passing and I was ripe for it having been listening to my playlist constantly. I spent the morning on the beach, Jones Beach, my absolute favorite. Then took myself across the street to the venue which is amazing. I mean, look at this place:
That day in 2007 at the Projeck Revolution show I saw H.I.M. doing Wicked Games which was also on my Death playlist. Such a great version of that song. I also saw My Chemical Romance and so many others but Linkin Park was the absolute best and by the time they took the stage the theater was packed.
I wish I had my MAC because that’s where all the photos from that show are or maybe on they’re on some external hard drive… doesn’t matter they all currently reside in a storeroom 1,400 miles away. Some of them were even picked up by the press which was a thrill. Anyway, take my word for it, it was a great show. Chester was sexy af! I could hardly take my eyes off him (thanks to the jumbotron).
I don’t really listen to the radio much – commercials ruin it for me – so I have to admit the way I first fell in love with Linkin Park was when I saw the following video because I was then and I still am such a devotee to Rally Motorsports.
Pretty shit video quality there, sorry. But when I first saw that video I probably watched it 5 or 6 times in a row. This was the tune they ended their Projekt Revolution set with back in 2007. It was dynomite!
It was a blow when Chester left us. I can’t lie, LP hasn’t been the same for me since. That man could do a primal scream like no other – the sort that reaches deep down into your gut. Same it was that night… makes you feel alive when all you really want to be is numb.
I guess out of all the Linkin Park tunes the one that seems to stick with me the most is this one:
Or maybe it’s Crawling… or maybe it’s Numb…