Archive for February, 2012

Milestone Post

Posted: February 26, 2012 in Blog Stuff, Blogging
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Icepicks and Nukes broke the 7,500 views mark this morning. Thanks to all of you for reading this site. I hope you stick around and keep reading it.

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Layne Staley Stuff on eBay

Posted: February 22, 2012 in Music
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Grunge Report flagged this auction that popped up on eBay, offering Layne Staley’s sunglasses, a copy of his TV Guide, and a listing for the sale of his condo after his death.

The address on the TV Guide is the address for Layne’s condo in the U District where he lived the final years of his life. I found the same issue on Amazon, which has the date as March 30 – April 5, 2002. Based on the address on the issue and the date, this was probably may have been the last TV Guide he ever read.

Based on the partial details I could read about the condo, some of the details do match with what I’ve read about the property from public records.

The seller has posted what he/she says are Layne’s sunglasses, and as proof posted scans of three photos of what he/she says are “HIS PERFORMING WITH SECOND COMING ARE THE LAST PHOTOS OF HIM PERFORMING.” I’m still checking on the sunglasses and the live photos. Will update this post if I find anything.

Update: First, I forgot to mention in the original post yesterday that the eBay auction has already ended. The entire set sold for $1,800.

Second, Grunge Report has published a photo of Layne at what appears to be a Halloween Party some time in the late 1990s. Check it out here.

Update II: Layne’s mom, Nancy Layne McCallum, wrote the following in the comments section of this post:

This is ghoulish. Layne’s things still belong to him, and should be returned to his estate, where his belongings are lovingly cared for by his family in “his room”.

The items can be returned to PO 63, Mukilteo, WA 98275, no questions asked.

You can’t make this stuff up…

Hackers leak Assad’s astonishing office emails
Hundreds of emails from the office of Bashar al Assad have been leaked by the hacker group Anonymous.

By Phoebe Greenwood, Tel Aviv

4:30PM GMT 07 Feb 2012

The group used the simple password “1234” to log into the mail accounts of several of the Syrian president’s closest aids.