RIP Chester β™₯

I’ve written about my relationship with Linkin Park before,Β but never really in detail. I had a super long post planned about the impact that Linkin Park has had on my life, mainly because of Chester. His songs have taken on new meaning to me in the last few months, although I did basically ignore their new album (not my taste, and Lord knows I’ve expanded my music tastes over the last 2 years).

I’ve thought about writing this post all day, but as I sit here now, after reading a bunch of articles and thinkpieces about what happened, I don’t really have anything to say. Except I’ll keep listening to all my favourite songs, and some of the others too, just as I have for the last 15 years. Depression is a bitch. I’m sad for what has happened, and for his family, but I’m also happy that Chester is finally at peace. β™₯

Official Linkin Park Facebook cover photo today. Beautiful.


A selection of what I’m currently listening to

A comment under this video pointed out to me that near the end she sings “all up in my George Foreman” aka all up in my grill. I have listened to this song many times in the 9 years (!) since it came out, and I never once heard that line before seeing that comment.

Basically everything that xKito posts:


Melodic dubstep

Future bass

More future bass

Even more future bass

I can’t stop listening to future bass




And back to the early 2000s


I won something for the first time ever!

This popped up in my twitter feed on Wednesday

So I did this

Then this happened

That’s how I ended up on the Nasdak last night with my go-to friend for nonsense and relaxation.

A lame panoramic photo taking with the weakass camera on my stupid phone. Does not do the view justice at all.

A lame panoramic photo taking with the weakass camera on my stupid phone. Does not do the view justice at all.

The Nasdak is a very chilled place to hang out, although the bar requires some restocking (seriously, how can you not have crushed ice when you know you are having an event). That aside, Chad and team gave an excellent performance – I really loved the stripped down versions of his songs. It was very interesting to people-watch as well.

Thanks to Spree for the tickets!


The further expansion of my musical horizons

Since my last post about this, I’ve experimented further within EDM. For about two months I was obsessed with chillstep. The collection available on YouTube is amazing, but what really turned me was this particular mix:

I’m also messing around with trapstep a bit more:

And some more “traditional” dubstep:

I’ve also taken a liking to The Weeknd:

And I’ve somehow gotten caught up in a 90’s throwback as well: