As many people already know, lead singer Mitch Lucker, of Suicide Silence, passed away from injuries he received after he was involved in a motorcycle accident. To say I’m not upset would be an understatement. I was never a huge Suicide Silence fan and there are people out there who love them way more than I do but the respect I have for that band is, in my mind, more important than the amount of times I listened to their songs. Their sound is incredibly astonishing and the true love of music all members felt can be visibly seen just by looking at their faces. I’ve always felt a strong connection to people who’ve passed, whether I knew them or not. It’s like their death somehow brought us together to connect on a spiritual level. I’m very saddened by his death and I wish there was something I could do to make the situation easier for everyone. But let’s face it, there isn’t. All I can do is hope that everyone is surrounded by people they love dealing with this the best way they can. His death really opened my eyes and made me realize I am heading in the right direction in life.
The phrase “If you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life” is something we are told at a young page. But what we aren’t told is that not everyone is going to love their job. Priorities of having a home, being able to buy food and living comfortably to ones standards are things that push our dreams out the window as soon as those priorities are not met right away. It saddens me that people will spend their lives working a job they hate, that negatively effets their lives just because things got a little rough. Now don’t get me wrong, being able to live comfortably to ones standards is important, and people need to do what they need to do to get by. I work two jobs besides TourStop Minneapolis, no one understands that as much as I do. But I never let my love and passion for TourStop Minneapolis take a step back. I’ve quit everything I was doing to be able to 1,000% commit to TourStop Minneapolis. This is my dream and I refuse to let it go to waste. We’ve already done things that I would not have dreamed of and I know this is just the only beginning. I rely on the emotional support of my parents, my team, the fans support and my own love of music to keep me going. There isn’t one thing like TourStop Minneapolis out there (you can compair us to daytrotter but in reality, we’re completely different from them) and that alone, is inspiration to create something brand new. Everyone we met, everyone we talk about, has nothing but positive things to say about us. Those words alone, is inspiring to keep going. It’s a tough world out there, but I refuse to settle. I will not settle.
Mitch’s music will forever live on and his spirit and impact will never really die. My personal opinion is that everyone needs to take away something positive from this horrible innocent. We need to look at Mitch and realize he did not settle for the job that gave him the instant gratification. He worked his ass off to be able to do what he loved for the rest of his life, and he succeeded. He truly lived everyday like it was his last. I guarantee that because of this, there is not one damn thing he regrets.
My deepest condolences to everyone effected by his death. His wife, his daughter, his bandmates, his immediate and exstended family, his friends and every fan dealing with the loss of their idol.
Live everyday just as Mitch would have; to the fullest.
Rest In Peace.