The seller, who posted a Craig’s List ad three days ago and even took some pics, says he lived with Cobain in the early ’90s and used to play bass in Gruntruck. Consequence of Sound reports the seller’s name is “Alex,” and one Alex Sibbald played bass in the Seattle band from 1993 to 1996.
Sibbald says he can photo-match the items, which we hope is true, because we’ve all wanted to see Kurt on those northwest slopes. Honestly, dropping $80 on the skis or $55 on the phone just in case it actually belonged to Cobain is a pretty decent investment.
Here’s the full ad (which is a great read, by the way), with photos below:
edit: these items are still for sale, sorry i was away from email all weekend. it is monday now and i am back at work and have email, so i can respond. alot of people have asked, i played bass for a short time in gruntruck back in the 90s. any other questions feel free to ask.
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.