Blogging Rhapsody

Write about the subject you usually blog about as if you were a music critic.

While I understand (clearly) the difference between a review and my opinion, I give both extensively on various subjects and products. I don’t want to get in the general misconception of people, no regards for another’s or those who simply give up a thumbs up or down depending on other reactions. Coming on track, the only time I wrote a review pertaining to music was this one on Linkin Park‘s album LIVING THINGS. Otherwise I just like and prefer to sit back and enjoy it so far. As for blogging, I don’t stick to any subject, maybe I should instead write on blogging but that too I frequently deal with which you can have a look.

The Satisfaction of a List

Who doesn’t love a list? So write one! Top five slices of pizza in your town, ten reasons disco will never die, the three secrets to happiness β€” go silly or go deep, just go list-y.

ImageI never made a list before, even simple as a to-do list. However just this year I decided to make one for starters, actually the most important one of my life, my bucket list. Also I’m noting down a list of all random good I do this year, called 36 Random Acts of Kindness inspired by one of my most favourite and inspiring artists, Mike Shinoda of my most favourite band Linkin Park. Hopefully I’ll make more of them for smaller things to ahead, and seeing many blogs and people, this is something which many like doing and which helps too.

Tears of Joy

We cry for lots of reasons: sadness, pain, fear . . . and happiness. When was the last time you shed tears of joy?

I’m not much of a ‘crying’ person. Even at times of pain or sadness I get angry more and my reaction to it is usually that way. Seldom I shed a tear, so happiness becomes more tricky. I can’t even recollect any time recently when I had some tears of joy. Although at times I’m filled with immense happiness, bringing some water out of the eyes is not something which happens.

The latest what I can honestly remember having some tears of joy is last August (2012) when I saw one of my favourite bands Poets of the Fall live for the first time. And before that in July, when I saw the most awaited movie of 2012 and the decade, and my most favourite of all time, The Dark Knight Rises. I had the privilege of seeing a special fan screening 2 days before anyone else in the world and seeing it for the first time, at certain moments really bought some tears, a sentiment which was shared by many long time Batman fans.

Apart from that which is the closest to what can get, some others which get to me are my most favourite band Linkin Park. I recently wrote a post on it here. And to end, (if you follow my blog you must have seen it a couple of times before I shared) being a Batman fan since forever, this. Took active part in spreading the word and contributing to it.

10 years of Meteora

Linkin Park‘s highly rated, bestselling album, Meteora was released on this day, exactly 10 years ago.

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Since then, the band have evolved, experimenting with various musical styles and genres in the process and released several other successful studio efforts. Linkin Park have become a force in the music industry with a unique vibe to their music.

But Meteora is a special album. Thousands of people connected to the lyrics and the music on the album, and it’s got them through tougher times in their lives making the band unforgettable and special to them.

If Hybrid Theory was a dark place – Meteora was a light at the end of the tunnel.

For me personally this is very special. Although my most favourite album is Hybrid Theory, their debut record, it was around this time before their second record’s release that the band gained quite some publicity here after their success and I heard them, becoming a instant devotee. Linkin Park became not just a favourite band, they were my religion. Their music helped me overcome many difficult times growing up, and I felt an emotional connection which isn’t possible with something or someone else.

Today after all these years, they continue to be my most favourite, inspirational and heroic band, and continue to help me in becoming a better person. Despite the fact I’ve been a die-hard fan for about a decade, being a member of the Linkin Park Street Team (we call ourselves proud LP Street Soldiers) and the LP Underground, the official fan club of the band, I haven’t been fortunate enough to see them live even once. But that is not quite disheartening, as I have met many wonderful people all over the world throughout the years thanks to them, along with my devoted fellow fans here co-run India’s biggest LP fansite Linkin Park India, officially recognized by the music label EMI Music India here and the biggest online store flipkart, and following Mike‘s own words, not only we are trying to bring my favourite band to my country, but following it in every aspect of our lives.

When we started the band, it was because we were waiting for a sound that never happened. We got tired of waiting, and we decided to just do it ourselves.

– Mike Shinoda

Here is to amazing 10 years of music and memories. πŸ™‚ Waiting for the day to meet my most favourite band on the planet and see them live. Until then.

WP_20130325_005Some of my lil’ LP collection throughout the years. Above pictured is all the studio albums, dvds, LPU albums, extended plays and some samplers from the street team.

Week by the Playlist

Tell us how your week went by putting together a playlist of Β five songs that represent it.

Maybe Tomorrow Is a Better Day by Poets of the Fall

Somewhere I Belong by Linkin Park

 

Numb by Linkin Park

 

Bored by Deftones

 

Dreaming Wide Awake by Poets of the Fall

 

Well honestly that is more how my week was based on remembering songs from my favourite bands than actually pertaining the song to the context itself. Still accurate more or less. Here is a post with songs describing my life.