David De Sola

Morning After Election Analysis

I put together this document the day after the election based on the data available at the time to try and make sense of what happened and how/why so many people (myself included) got it wrong. Feel free to read and share.  I’d also be curious to hear your feedback. America in the Age of…

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Demri Parrott Remembered

This past Saturday was the 20th anniversary of the death of Demri Parrott, Layne Staley’s ex-fiancée. I wrote the following tweetstorm to remember her (and him) for the occasion: Most, if not all of that material was in my book, where Layne and Demri’s relationship and her passing is covered in much more depth.

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Facts Matter

I recently joined Medium and published my first article there, titled “The Fact Checker’s Worst Nightmare.” You can follow me on my profile page there.

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A Guide to the Unreleased Layne Staley Material

The subject of unreleased Layne Staley material received renewed attention today after this post at Alternative Nation.  I covered this subject in my book Alice In Chains: The Untold Story and thought it would be worth going into some detail here: Are any of the unreleased tracks from leftover Alice in Chains material? No. When…

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Layne Staley vs. the PMRC

A few months ago, I wrote about the thirtieth anniversary of the PMRC hearing, as well as Layne Staley’s public comment on a local television program in opposition to any kind of censorship.  I’m revisiting the subject today because someone found an image of Layne on that show and posted it on an Alice in…

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Prince Remembered

I was absolutely devastated to find out that Prince died in his home this morning. It seems as if lately people have been writing a lot of obituaries and tributes for musicians in the not too distant past, and it’s only April! At the rate we’re going, this is going to be the worst year…

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Thanks For The Memories

There is a widespread cliche about journalism being the first draft of history, and in my experience there is an element of truth to it for me, personally. I was a history major in college, but also lived and traveled abroad extensively growing up. The impact that had on me was showing that people and…

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