Yesterday, the official Twitter account for Nirvana’s one-time record label Sub Pop tweeted, “We received a letter in our mailbag asking Nirvana to send a video to support a campaign bid for homecoming queen.” The letter in question, which was posted to Sub Pop’s Tumblr page, is written on stationery that belongs on your grandmother’s kitchen counter, not addressed to the home of Cat Butt, with bunnies and flowers adorning the bottom of the sheet (I believe the text is written over “plastic table from the 1970s blue”). It reads, “It presents great publicity for them, and as Virginia Tech loves Nirvana, we’d love to have her in our video.” This either the greatest thing, or a foolish prank that should DIE DIE DIE, unlike Kurt Cobain, who’s still alive.
Complete with a gender pronoun mix-up and laughably un-Nirvana-like musical references, the letter would seem too rich to be true. “It presents great publicity for them, and as Virginia Tech loves Nirvana, we’d love to have her in our video,” the anonymous student writes. “They would be one among artists including Big N Rich, Ying Yang Twins, the Cataracs, Slightly Stoopid, and three famous NFL Players.”
What would Nirvana have to do to participate in this opportunity? Simply send a video (iPhone footage recommended) saying, per the letter, “What’s up Virginia Tech? This is Nirvana! Just wanted to wish you guys a Happy Homecoming Week and good luck at the game this Saturday. LETS GO HOKIES!” (Via)
Were Cobain still alive, I don’t think he’d do it — he’d be more of a Lil Scrappy guy.
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