Published Mar 03, 2014Have you ever dreamed about owning a bunch of Kurt Cobain's old junk? Now's your chance, since a man purporting to be the Nirvana legend's former roommate is selling off some of the songwriter's possessions.
According to a Craigslist post [via Q13/Stereogum], the seller's name is Alex and he claims to have lived with Kurt in Olympia and then in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighbourhood in the '90s. According to him, Cobain left a box of stuff behind when he moved out (still owing rent, incidentally).
The items up for sale include a pair of skis, a telephone and a videogame. He apparently owned these items just as Nirvana was beginning to gain some traction, and Cobain may have used the phone when talking to people in Los Angeles about record contracts.
He doesn't provide any evidence that these actually belonged to Cobain, but writes, "i have pictures of kurt with some of it and i have som friends that will talk to you that will say that this is kurts stuff."
The man says he "was in some very popular bands back in the day," and he promises that more Cobain-owned items will be going up for sale soon, including clothes and magazines. The post is slightly rambling, poorly spelled and a bit sad, but also funny in parts. Read it below, or check out the listing here.
UPDATE: As we've now reported, it turns out this one was a hoax, folks. Well played prankster, well played…
Hey Seattle what's up, I used to live with Kurt Cobain back in the 90s and I have been holding on to a bunch of his stuff that he left in a box when he moved out. He owed us rent and said he would get the box when he came back and gave us money but he never came back, then when he was famous he never really talked to any of us again because courtney never liked us but she's a dick so no hard felings.
i am sure it would be easy for you to think that this stuff is fake, but i have pictures of kurt with some of it and i have som friends that will talk to you that will say that this is kurts stuff. we lived together in capitol hill and for a short time in olympia, i was in some very popular bands back then but now i am not playing any music anymore, but if anybody reading this wants to jam, let me know heh heh. some of this stuff is pretty historical as he was using it whem he was signing his first record contracts, like the phone i know i think he used to talk on the phone to people in LA. that is why it is expensive.
the Swatch phone is a twin phone which means that two people can talk on it at the same time, i remember in the commercials that two people would talk on it at the same time, like a girl would listen in while the other girl was talking, it is in really good condition and is $55.
Kurt was learning to skii when i met him, we went to mount baker a few times to hit the slopes, these are his skiis but i do not have the poles or anything. the bindings are pretty loose but they are good skiis, but of course they are a lot cooler because they are kurts. They are $80
This TOMY game is called "kingman" and is kindof like donkey kong. kurt liked to play this game a lot, it is in good condition but there is some corossion near the battery part. it is still cool tho, and you can have it for $25.
I am willing to meet in belltown near the croc or at the sculpture park, but you can also come to my apartment if you are interested in these items. i also have a lot more stuff of kurts, like magazine and clothes that i will be selling off soon. thank you for looking.