Date: 2018-02-18 14:26
I remember following this thread and reading it several times almost a year ago now, I guess right around the reissue of Mad Season 8767 s deluxe edition. I was disappointed that I had missed the initial postings and was disappointed that it was closed, although i could understand why it was. Not to sound redundant or repetitive at all, but I am a huge Layne, AIC, and Mad Season fan (really anything that involved Layne). I 8767 m also a big fan of Mike Starr as a person and a bassist. I was really sorry to hear that he lost his fight with his demons back in 8767 66, although I never really believed he was totally clean and sober despite what was being said on celebrity Rehab/Sober house, etc. Loved the 8766 Black cloud 8767 song that is shown with him and his new band on youtube. That song had a ton of potential and proved that Mike still had it on the bass. Anyway, I know that it was already touched on in this thread by Barbara and Darin, but I 8767 m hoping that Barbara might elaborate more on her response, although i would understand if she didn 8767 t. In addition to his talent and musical output, I 8767 ve always been fascinated by Layne 8767 s reclusive years and what his last years, months, and even day were like. My question: does anyone else think that Mike witnessed Layne 8767 s death? I in no way mean to imply anything or speak ill of the deceased not at all. It 8767 s just that I never really believed Mike 8767 s story of Layne being mad at him because of him being high on benzos and also him 8775 blacking out for 7 weeks 8776 . As someone who takes benzos, I 8767 m not even sure that A 7 week black-out is possible. I really liked Mike and was a huge fan of him and his playing. Plus, AIC 8767 s really helped to shape my life in my formative years and even to this day. Does anyone else think that Mike saw Layne die and then left in a panic due to the circumstances? Again, I 8767 m not justifying it in any way or holding that against him because I think Layne would have passed one way or another regardless, and I 8767 m sure Mike was probably higher than hell when he left Layne on that final day. I could have only imagined the hell, guilt, and shame that he must have carried daily for the last 9 years of his life, if in fact that was the case. Morbid curiosity, I know. Just curious from Barbara 8767 s perspective if she believes that is what in fact happened? i know that she said that she 8775 never really bought his CR story 8776 , but never saw anything further on the matter. I sincerely hope that Layne and Mike are together rocking out today wherever they are. Again, I understand if this question goes unanswered, but figured I 8767 d give it a shot. Definitely cool that everyone who knew these amazing people shared their accounts and stories and definitely appreciated by this fan of Layne, Mike, and AIC. Special thanks to Barbara and Darin for sharing what they have. I haven 8767 t seen anything this 8775 real-time 8776 on any other site on the net and believe me, I 8767 ve looked.
•My cousin posted this on FB so I thought I would share with the group Hello, my name is DRUGS I destroy homes, tear families apart, take your *censored*ren, and that 8767 s just the start. I 8767 m more costly than diamonds, more costly than gold, the sorrow I bring is a sight to behold. and if you need me, remember I 8767 m easily found, I live all around you, in *censored*s and in town. I live with the rich , I live with the poor, I live down the street, and maybe next door. My power is awesome try me you 8767 ll see, but if you do, you may NEVER break free. Just try me once and I might let you go, but try me twice, and I 8767 ll own your soul. When I possess you, you 8767 ll steal and you 8767 ll lie. You do what you have to just to get high. The crimes you 8767 ll commit, for my narcotic charms will be worth the pleasure you 8767 ll feel in your arms. You 8767 ll lie to your mother you 8767 ll steal from your dad When you see their tears, you should feel sad. But you 8767 ll forget your morals and how you were raised, I 8767 ll be your conscience, I 8767 ll teach you my ways. I take *censored*s from parents, and parents from *censored*s, I turn people from god, and separate friends. I 8767 ll take everything from you, your looks and your pride, I 8767 ll be with you always, right by your side. You 8767 ll give up everything your family, your home your friends, your money, then you 8767 ll be alone. I 8767 ll take and take, till you have nothing more to give. When I 8767 m finished with you you 8767 ll be lucky to live. If you try me be warned this is no game. If given the chance, I 8767 ll drive you insane. I 8767 ll ravish your body I 8767 ll control your mind. I 8767 ll own you completely your soul will be mine. The nightmares I 8767 ll give you while lying in bed, the voices you 8767 ll hear from inside your head, the sweats, the shakes, the visions you 8767 ll see I want you to know, these are all gifts from me, But then it 8767 s too late, and you 8767 ll know in your heart, that you are mine, and we shall not part. You 8767 ll regret that you tried me, they always do, but you came to me, not I to you. You knew this would happen. Many times you were told, but you challenged my power, and chose to be bold. You could have said no, and just walked away, If you could live that day over, now what would you say? I 8767 ll be your master you will be my slave, I 8767 ll even go with you, when you go to your grave. Now that you have met me , what will you do? Will you try me or not? Its all up to you. I can bring you more misery than words can tell. Come take my hand, I 8767 ll take you to hell!
Hi Darin. I 8767 m actually very over-joyed to find a website like this. I am a huge Alice in Chains fan, and ofcourse Layne Staley fan! Which I 8767 m sure you hear that from everyone. But I 8767 ve really felt a connection with this band 8767 s music like nothing I 8767 ve ever felt with any other band.. And a connection to Layne aswell.. It 8767 s really upsetting that the thoughts and personality that I perceive of Layne can never be confirmed by him, but reassuring that I 8767 m able to atleast hear what someone close to him thinks about my impression of him. Alice in Chains music has been almost like a journey for me. When I first listened to them, ofcourse I loved the radio played songs, but as I dug deeper into their other songs certain ones, actually alot of them, really kind of had to grow on me. It was like almost all their songs took atleast 7 listens for me to say 8775 ok I really like this one now! 8776 and it 8767 s never been that way with other bands that I listen to.. If I don 8767 t like a song, it usually stays that way. But with AIC they have the ability to pull me into all their songs no matter what my first opinion of it is Also I 8767 ve noticed almost all their songs have a dark/upbeat sound to them.. The rhythm will be dark but the chorus will get a *censored* more upbeat, and that always kinda made me have to give them a few listens to actually appreciate them.. I really can 8767 t think of one song (besides the new ones) that I don 8767 t absolutely love. But on another note What I really wanted to know was if my outlook on Layne 8767 s personality and thought process was somewhat right or waaayyy off I see Layne as a very spiritual person, but really only when he 8767 s high or partying (bc I am also *censored*).. I feel like he feels like he 8767 s alone in his thoughts and religious views and probably feels weird talking about it sober.. His girlfriend was the only person who really actually thought the same way he did. I feel like he thinks like me. Everytime I party I start thinking about how this an illusion that we are force-fed to believe. We are made to believe that we are powerless and must choose from society 8767 s accepted religions. That other ways of thinking are pointless and if you do let your mind stray then you are weird. I feel like drugs help you open your mind and see things in a different light.. Okay I 8767 m not going to go into too much detail but either way I feel like alot of AIC 8767 s songs focus on this topic and I really just want to know if I 8767 m completely wrong *censored* Thanks!