Having recently cleaned out by basement, garage and tool shed by selling/auctioning off some stuff I no longer needed--and after being beaten out in a couple of online auctions for some vintage audio gear--I've been rather immersed in an eBay world for the last couple of weeks.
This noob was amazed at the insanely weird stuff that people sell on eBay--and almost as amazed what what people will buy.
With that in mind, here are the ten dumbest musical things ever auctioned off online:
1. Stone Roses Atmosphere (2012)
Someone has thoughtfully bottled some of the air from the Stone Roses recent homecoming gig at Heaton Park in Manchester. The seller notes that it was collected at around 10pm opening night. Sorry, fans. The seller will only ship to people within the UK.
2. Moby's Soul (2000)
After Moby scored by licensing out every single track on his Play album, a former friend named Paul Yates (an indie film director) offered up a jar purported to contain Moby's soul. It sold for $41.
3. Thom Yorke's Toenails (1997?)
According to lore, someone on Radiohead's staff (some stories say it was a fan) raided a dressing room looking for memorabilia to sell off. This person found some of Thom's toenail clippings. I have no idea who bought them.
4. Justin Timberlake's French Toast (2000)
Back in the days of N*SYNC, fans would crawl over broken glass to grab something touched by anyone in the band. A piece of half-eaten French toast from Timberlake's plate sold for $3,154.
5. Britney Spears Garbage
6. James Blunt's Sister (2007)
Before the man who cursed us with "You're Beautiful" ended up with a hit record, he was skint. He admits to getting carried away with an eBay addiction, which included an attempt to sell his sister. Fortunately for her, this was a violation of eBay's policies.
7. Air Guitar (with case) (2010)
It was autographed, too.
The guy who bought the Grateful Dead's house in 1997 sold off practically everything inside, including the toilet from the master ensuite. He got $2,500 for it.
9. The Beatles' Toilet Paper (1967?)
The Beatles rejected the official EMI bog rolls supplied in the loo at Abbey Road. When general manager Ken Townsend found out, he sold off a roll for $1,545 per sheet. Then it ended up on Antiques Roadshow.
10. Michael Jackson's Underwear (2008)
I can't even go there.
Anything to add? Please do.