Some Dude Is Selling a Whole Bunch of Stuff Kurt Cobain Didn’t Want
Are you in the market for some skis? How bout a Swatch phone? Or maybe a ‘Kingman’ videogame? And what if we told you they may have once been owned by someone famous? Then there’s a hell of a deal online with your name on it!
A guy known only as Alex, who claims to have been a roommate of the late Kurt Cobain, has taken to Craigslist to sell some items apparently left behind by the late Nirvana leader. In his Craigslist post, Alex rambles on and on about how the items ended up in his possession . . . and then gives a less-than-stellar sales pitch for the used merchandise.
“Hey Seattle what’s up,” he begins . . .
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 d—, so no hard feelings.
Not quite the Sotheby’s approach to selling valuable merchandise, is it? But wait — it gets better:
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.
Maybe if Alex makes enough cash on the sale he can afford some proper punctuation for his next listing: “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.”
Alex goes on to explain that the old-school videogame ‘Kingman’ is like the more popular ‘Donkey Kong,’ and how Cobain had wanted to learn how to ski but never got it together, adding that the skis are in good shape. But, more importantly, they’re “a lot cooler because they are Kurt’s.” So there you go.
UPDATE: Turns out this was just a hoax started by someone at Cobain’s old record company. Still, pretty funny either way.