Recentlythis post has received a few really disgusting and disheartening comments, so I wanted to respond to some of those comments here..
I started this site as a memorial to Layne and to Demri and to focus more on who they really were not what they became after the drugs started to kill them. We all know how their story ends so can we please just focus on how their stories began? If your more interested in hearing the dirt or gossip then this is not the site for you. Please trust me when I say that I know how bad Demri got. I’m not in denial of that fact. I also know how bad Layne got and I’m sure alot you of have read those stories too. I’m not saying no one can talk about the bad things just don’t call them names. They’re no longer with us and that is so wrong on every level. Unless they did something to you personally you really don’t have the right to talk shit. They hurt themselves in the end.
They deserve to be remembered just like everyone does. Layne did care about Demri. Even if he was dating someone else when she died even though I can not verify that comment here because I never knew anyone else he dated or even heard rumors from common friends that he was.. but lets just say its true.. that doesn’t take away from the fact that he did love her and I can promise you that he would be highly pissed to hear people calling her names. Even if they’re true. Layne was a very loving guy and if he was anything, he was a good friend. He’d think this Amber girl was a straight up bitch. As for him hating his fans..I never saw that side of him but maybe Jacque did. I personally didn’t (Jacque comments found here).
He loved performing on stage and making people laugh and he’d take time to talk to his fans on the road. Granted once he got to the point where he was barely leaving his house that probably changed. I wasn’t around at that point so I can’t say but I can guess why.. when your on drugs you have extreme shame and guilt and people begin to isolate themselves, so I’m sure fans were nothing but a mirror shoved in his face and No one wants to see the disappointment on someones face who looks up to you so he may have acted like he hated them for that reason but I can assure you he wasn’t always like that and I’m also pretty sure he never would have gotten that way if he was clean.
Jaque knew Layne and Demri after I had already left the scene so he got to see only the bad stuff. I was lucky enough to know them before all of that. I met Layne in 1992 when Facelift was just released. So the Layne he met and the Demri he knew…Two completely different worlds. I think even though Demri became a big pain in the ass we still couldn’t help caring about her.
So please don’t come here to start shit against me or Demri or junkies in general. This Amber girl who has left comments claiming I’m making this all up and I never knew them is full of shit. I mean if I was making this all up I’d have to say I have a pretty awesome imagination. Her only proof is that I said something seven years ago on my blog about his sister that was incorrect. I admit I didn’t kick it with his family.. that doesn’t make me a liar. She says Kathleen Austin doesn’t know me.
Now if she was friends with Kathleen enough to ask her whether she knew me or not you’d think she’d be respectful enough not to call her dead daughter names online.
Believe me if you want. I don’t really need to prove myself that’s not my goal.
People have even questioned why Layne even has fans “he was just a junkie after all” and so on.. Layne was much more then a junkie. Most junkies don’t have platinum albums. Layne’s music is known all over the world and you can hear it being played on the still radio today. He was not part of some one hit wonder band. Layne was an accomplished musician. He was not just some junkie.
My point? Enjoy the site and please respect their memories even if you don’t agree with their decisions..and if you think I suck or they suck or both. That’s fine but I don’t want to hear about it. I’ve heard it all before and so did they. Think about what you say before you say it because cursing the dead is probably not the smartest thing to do if you believe in karma or have any type of spirituality..I know.. I’m probably wasting my time since the kind of people who would write this stuff have no heart or soul to begin with.