Layered audio! For this one I played with the begining a bit, tried out some panning, but a few moments later the audio starts on the left ear, and then a few seconds later it starts again on the right ear, making a layered effect!
It saddens me to see another musician pass away. It makes me sadder that I won’t get to see or hear any music from this musical genius. When I first heard the news, I was stunned. I thought it was a joke. I couldn’t believe that one of my favorite singers in childhood is now gone.
I had just gotten out of ballet class. Something felt off. Like something was sinking inside me and I couldn’t figure out what it was. I had this feeling since the day before. So when I got the news I said, “that’s what it was. Chester’s death.”
I know that sounds weird (and just wrong to some of you) but that’s the honest truth.
I then preceded to go home and dance to their music for about an hour. The pain was so raw and real. I kept asking myself the whys, hows, and what happened. Basically questions that I’ll never get the answers to. But here’s the thing: I didn’t even know him! Yes I listened to his music but I didn’t sit and have a one on one conversation with him. The only way I knew him was through Linkin Park’s music. Then I realized he is here. In Linkin Park’s songs and melodies. The painstaking lyrics that tell so much. He could hear my pain and sorrow. In fact he can hear all of our pain and sorrow.
Moral of the story? It’s not worth it. It’s just not. Live your life. If you need help get it. It doesn’t mean you’re weak, it means you’re responsible and give a damn about your life.
And to Chester: Thank you for being apart of my childhood. Thank you for contributing to music in the way that you did. Your music inspires me as an artist and human being everyday. I know you’re in a better place now. RIP.