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So I had a nice email from Krist Novoselic earlier,and I mentioned to him about this pic I found....

 

 

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...Krist told me Kurt was really into Super Mario Land!!!! :love: Can't wait to speak to Krist more about this.

 

Wonder what else games he had!????

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I remember making a post in the Jaguar forum many years ago that it was pretty cool that Kurt could have played the Jaguar before he died. Its kind of cool to think about.

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Maybe he should have played a few more games and done a little less drugs. I might use him as a poster child for anyone who says video games are a waste of your life.

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So I had a nice email from Krist Novoselic earlier,and I mentioned to him about this pic I found....

 

 

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...Krist told me Kurt was really into Super Mario Land!!!! :love: Can't wait to speak to Krist more about this.

 

Wonder what else games he had!????

 

 

I remember a mention in Michael Azerrad's Nirvana biography "Come As You Are." I just leafed through the book and found it... right near the beginning of the book when the author is describing his impressions upon walking into Kurt's house to do the interviews.

 

 

 

The garage is filled with boxes and boxes of papers, artwork, guitar guts, and years of thrift shop purchases. Two boxes are crammed with transparent plastic men, women, and even horses. Close by are an amplifier, a bass guitar, and the one thing in the house that could conceivably be called an indulgence--a Space Invaders-type video game that Kurt picked up for a couple hundred bucks. He records high scores on it with initials like "COK" and "POO" and "FUK."

 

Makes me wonder what game it was, as there were countless "Space Invaders-type" games in the early 80s. Many games of that type - including the most well-known ones like Space Invaders, Galaxian, and Galaga - did not allow for the entry of initials. It was probably Radar Scope or Galaga '88 or something like that.

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Cool stories and picture. He MUST have had more than one game for the gameboy.... I wonder where it is now? Maybe Courtney love still has it somewhere? Or some collector has Kurt Cobains gameboy and doesn't even know it..

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Or some collector has Kurt Cobains gameboy and doesn't even know it..

 

That's a cool idea. Who knows where our stuff was before it was our stuff?

 

For example, read a story the other day about a technician at a TV station (or maybe radio) was cleaning up and restoring an old music synthesizer and scratched at a little glob of goo with his fingernail to clean it off. Next thing he knew, he was on a 9 hour acid trip. Turns out, the synth used to belong to or was used by a guy in the Grateful Dead who did a lot of LSD and some residue was dropped on the synth. lol

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Cool stories and picture. He MUST have had more than one game for the gameboy.... I wonder where it is now? Maybe Courtney love still has it somewhere? Or some collector has Kurt Cobains gameboy and doesn't even know it..

 

That's a really good question,now you got me wondering where it is now too.

 

 

 

 

haha that's funny.. Love the setlist on the plate,it's from the Bleach era of Nirvana,one of their best albums!! :)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I also interviewed Chad Channing the drummer of that album. He also played on Nevermind on the song Polly. I recently got the Nevermind longbox CD along with the Weird Al parody...

 

 

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Dave Grohl is definitely a gamer too I think! Wonder if this is Kurt's GameBoy he borrowed lol. Also wondering what PS1 games he has. I read Layne Staley of Alice in Chains was a huge PS2 and Metal Gear Solid fan also. Anyways can't wait to ask Krist on my podcast what types of systems he was into,etc...

 

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So...is this gonna be another "Kurt Coban Wore Khakis" type of thing?

 

Hell no! But seeing that the troll whom I have blocked(but is still stalking me) 'likes' your post...maybe that warrants I shouldn't take your comment too serious haha.

 

 

I asked Krist where Kurt's GameBoy is and he thinks Frances has it. Apparently she's into Super Nintendo bigtime.

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Hell no! But seeing that the troll whom I have blocked(but is still stalking me) 'likes' your post...maybe that warrants I shouldn't take your comment too serious haha.

 

 

I asked Krist where Kurt's GameBoy is and he thinks Frances has it. Apparently she's into Super Nintendo bigtime.

 

Don't worry about Os, he sometimes gets grouchy when he's founding new fanclubs for people on the boards.

 

Its cool to think about where that specific Gameboy is. I've never considered trying to collect celebrity retro gaming memorabilia before . . . Hmmm

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Meh,where have all these negative Nancies and trolls been coming from lately? People need to quit drinking the Hatorade! Kurt Cobain wrote some of the best songs of all-time,I don't need some armchair computer a-holes telling me other wise. Nirvana ruled!!!! \m/

 

Please stay on topic too,and leave the troll comments aside. As far as other cool celebrities playing games my favorite was speaking to the Beastie Boys drummer who told me they were always up to date with the latest consoles etc or when the bassist of Kyuss said he played Super NES on Ween's tour bus. I'm also getting Dave Grohl to talk about some games on my podcast. I think this pic of him standing next to a few arcade cabs is really cool....

 

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Starting to wonder what other GameBoy games were in Kurt's collection. Been told he had hundreds of games but can't wait to investigate further.

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Ask Grohl if after playing games now, does he experience carpal tunnel / numb hands. A lifetime of guitar and games can do that to you.

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I'm also getting Dave Grohl to talk about some games on my podcast.

What is the name of the podcast? I searched "Lava Lamps & 8-Track Theatre" in Plex and there was no results.

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Reached out to Frances on Twitter to politely ask about the Gameboy, if she had it, and if she played any other games currently, but no response. No big surprise i'm sure she has people bugging her all the time about stuff related to her dad so i'd probably ignore as well. It's out there somewhere though; would be curious to learn more.

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What is the name of the podcast? I searched "Lava Lamps & 8-Track Theatre" in Plex and there was no results.

 

Yea that's the name of my radio show. haha Plex?,never heard of that,but you can find past episodes of my show all over the internet and here's my podcast archive...

 

https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/lavalampsand8tracktheatreradio

 

It's a real radio show actually,more than a podcast because I air it on 2 FM stations in Northern California. You can also find my interviews all over Youtube. I play mostly video game based music and obscure heavy metal.

 

 

Reached out to Frances on Twitter to politely ask about the Gameboy, if she had it, and if she played any other games currently, but no response. No big surprise i'm sure she has people bugging her all the time about stuff related to her dad so i'd probably ignore as well. It's out there somewhere though; would be curious to learn more.

 

 

Heh Frances is a bit tough to communicate with,especially on Twitter. I'll try to ask her myself after I interview Krist soon. I just emailed him again today. Maybe in the meantime also I'll ask Charles Cross the author of the Kurt Cobain biography Heavier than Heaven if he has any deeper insights about Kurt's gaming and collection. You know Grohl is definitely a hardcore gamer lol. I wonder what his high score is on DK Jr!

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On 6/5/2019 at 10:32 PM, lushgirl_80 said:

So...is this gonna be another "Kurt Coban Wore Khakis" type of thing?

 

Hell no! But seeing that the troll whom I have blocked(but is still stalking me) 'likes' your post...maybe that warrants I shouldn't take your comment too serious haha.

 

 

Eh, don't mind me...  I was just being a silly smart ass. :lol:

 

Anyway I've already lived through the Nirvana hype back in the day as a Gen X'er so I'm not really obsessed with it again.  I highly respect Kurt's songs but really more into Dave Grohl (and Foo Fighters) so glad to see his arcade collection you posted.

 

And to quote the Sex Pistols, "Nevermind the Haters Bollocks."

 

 

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On 6/17/2019 at 9:49 PM, MrMaddog said:

 

Eh, don't mind me...  I was just being a silly smart ass. :lol:

 

Anyway I've already lived through the Nirvana hype back in the day as a Gen X'er so I'm not really obsessed with it again.  I highly respect Kurt's songs but really more into Dave Grohl (and Foo Fighters) so glad to see his arcade collection you posted.

 

And to quote the Sex Pistols, "Nevermind the Haters Bollocks."

 

 

 

Oh ok lol. I'm airing my new episode with Krist sometime next month,but been in touch with him. I'm also getting Dave Grohl on at some point so I'll ask him about his arcade cab collection! :)

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