Would You Buy Kurt Cobain’s Old Skis Off Craigslist?
By Annie Reuter
Update (03/04, 3:20 p.m. ET): According to Exclaim, the Kurt Cobain Craigslist ad published late last week was a hoax. The man behind the post wasn’t Cobain’s former roommate, but Sub Pop Records receptionist Derek Erdman. Erdman talked with Revolt about his idea and who called his bluff.
“I did an interview with CBC Radio about it,” Erdman said. “Later that night I met a TV news crew (with cameras!) at the aforementioned Safeway for an interview, but they called my bluff and asked for ID.”
Be careful who you live with, one day they may sell your old skis.
A man who claims to be Kurt Cobain‘s roommate is selling items that once belonged to the late singer on Craigslist. These items include a telephone, a video game and a pair of skis, minus the poles. Though as the roommate claims, they’re good skis and are obviously a lot cooler than your average pair of skis being that they were once owned by Cobain.
The Nirvana frontman apparently left the box when he moved out, with the roommate explaining, “He owed us rent and said he would get the box when he came back and gave us money but he never came back.”
As the roommate recalls, Cobain then got famous and he never really talked to them again “because courtney never liked us but she’s a d*** so no hard felings” or, for the rest of us, no hard feelings.
Cobain’s old roommate is selling the singer’s stuff on the cheap, charging $25 for the videogame, $80 for the skis and $55 for the phone. “Some of this stuff is pretty historical as he was using it whem he was signing his first record contracts,” the ad states, “like the phone i know i think he used to talk on the phone to people in LA. that is why it is expensive.”
In other Cobain weirdness, his hometown of Aberdeen, Washington recently unveiled a statue of the singer that features one lonely tear falling down his face as he plays guitar. The statue was part of the town’s Kurt Cobain Day, which they celebrated Feb. 20, on what would have been Cobain’s 47th birthday.
Nirvana will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 10 is a bit more complimentary and will also be the recipient of its 24-hour commemoration on that same day, when the small city of Hoquiam, Washington, celebrates the first Nirvana Day.
Read the complete Craigslist ad below. And seriously, we really recommend you at least skim the ad. It’s pretty interesting.
“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.”