When a colledge student asked the 1990s grunge- rock band Nirvana to record a video message for the Virginia Tech’s college homecoming week, he should have consulted with Google before making the request.
Unfortunately for the student, who identified himself as the school’s mascot, the request wasn’t going to happen: the band split up 19 years ago after its front-man, Kurt Cobain, committed suicide.
The request which was received by the record label Sub Pop, asks the famous band to record a video message saying, ‘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!’
The letter’s author promised that if Nirvana makes the video, the homecoming committee will “include any links to downloads, Facebook pages, Twitter pages, and/or Artist Management Agencies” for the band.
In his message the student also claimed that if the famous band fulfills the request, it would be ‘among artists that include Big N Rich, Ying Yang Twins, the Cataracs, Slightly Stoopid and three famous NFL Players.’
Which is more, despite admitting the fact that the famous band’s leader commited suicide 19 years ago, the student doesn’t appear to realize the gender of the three members of the band.
“As Virginia Tech loves Nirvana, we’d love to have her in our video,” the student wrote, The Daily Mail reports.
The employees at Sub Pop, surprised by the long-outdated inquiry, obliged the student by delivering the message, says The New York Daily News.
Mark Arm, who played in the Nirvana contemporary band Mudhoney, performs Kurt Cobain in the video. The only tweak the group made was chanting for sandwiches instead of Tech’s mascot: They signed off, “Let’s go hoagies!”
The awkward letter comes a few weeks after a long-lost Nirvana clip appeared online.
The would-be commercial for ‘In Utero’ features “pregnant” Nirvana members Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl taking a birthing class taught by comedian Bobcat Goldthwait in drag.
Loudwire writes: “During their time Nirvana was biggest band in the world. On the heels of their sophomore milestone, ‘Nevermind,’ the seminal grunge act needed to make a massive splash with their following full-length, but until now, we had no idea that splash was created by Cobain, Novoselic and Grohl’s water breaking simultaneously.”
“Set in a science classroom, grocery store chickens are fitted with plaid diapers to educate the band on how to care for a human baby. With the support of Goldthwait, Nirvana are practicing their breathing patterns on the school floor when suddenly, the unthinkable happens.”
“Not only do the Nirvana members give birth in that very classroom, but a oddly high number of babies are launched at Goldthwait via the musicians’ nether regions.”
The lost piece of gold has surfaced not long time ago and is believed to help promote the 20th anniversary deluxe reissue of ‘In Utero,’ which will see a September 2013 release date.