Here’s a quick setup. I’m sitting at lunch eating an egg salad sandwich, and I hear the voice of Layne Staley pop into my head. He’s asking what’s up in a perfectly normal for a spirit to be talking in my head voice. Calm and cool, very relaxed.
I proceed to immediately lose my shit. He showed up with his black leathers on, white shirt, and shades. He was so down to Earth. I began feeling him around my head in a way I haven’t felt yet while channeling. He called it the “Head Creep”, which made me laugh. But that was how I came to know he was around.
I recorded what we talked about briefly. This is Part 1, written on July 2nd 2015.
Me: Hi Layne.
Layne: Hey Will, nice to be here thanks for the invite.
Will: omg this is amazing, I’m going to try not and freak the hell out.
Layne: Hey it’s ok man. I’m not really that famous up here, some guys like to hold on to that but man, i’m just chilling.
Will: I have no idea how to do an interview.
Layne: (laughs) well you can ask whatever I’m all yours.
Will: sorry had to go post this is actually happening.
Will: OK let me ask this, what was it like to cross over.
Layne: pure bliss man, like drugs without the side effects. You feel your soul be peeled away from all that pain. It’s massive. I recommend it man, just not yet for you I hope.
Will: Ya, I got shit to do still thanks, can I obsess over your music and life for a bit?
Layne: go for it, Mike’s here too. (Mike Starr)
Will: OMG hi Mike!
Mike: Hey Will, sup brother?
Will: Hey you know what’s up with me, pain, sorrow, good old love, hate, love. (i couldn’t resist.)
They both laugh.
Mike: You’re a true fan huh?
Layne: Yeah he is have you heard him sing man in the box when driving home? He’s bad ass.
Editorial note: I was going to delete the above line as I think he was cheering me up, I’m average at best I think to myself. Then he pops in just now, “Nope, you’re good man!” (8.10.2015)
Me: (no fucking way…)
Mike: Ya he’s pretty good, how come you aren’t in a band yet dude?
Me: I have been in some.
Mike: nah that was awhile ago why not now?
Me: Oh well you know why on that here get in my head for a second.
Mike: Ah ya I see that, things are going to get better dude.
Layne: Ya man, that shits going to be tight, boss. Let it go and you’re going to do great.
Me: Hey I want to do an official like, I’m in the zone interview, I can’t do it here at work-it’s too emotional to sit here and bask in you two guys like this and not just look terrible in front of co-workers.
Layne: I’m down man, I’m at your service. Give me a call later I’ll whip on by.
Mike: Ya man let’s do it. Hope you don’t mind me crashing the party line.
Me. Um hell no. Open invites. Any time.
Layne: Peace out man!
Mike: Hasta dude!
Me: Freak! Out! Time!