John Mayer wants you to write him a letter. Like actually send him a letter. Do not an email him, or post something to a blog. Let me get more specific, get a typewriter, and start typing. Why? John Mayer will write you back.
Mayer wants to start a network of typewriting pen pals on Instagram.
2018: a return to naturalism. Let’s correspond. Real paper. Real ink. Real names. Here’s the plan: get yourself a typewriter (@californiatypewriter and Etsy have some great ones) and send me a one page, properly formatted letter (formal or informal) and I will reply to a few every morning. Include return envelope/postage if you’re overseas. PO Box 3784 Beverly Hills, CA 90212 United States.
Mayer’s love of typewritten letters is nothing new. He was featured in the 2017 documentary, California Typewriter, described as “A look at the people who remain loyal to the typewriter as a tool and muse, and a portrait of California Typewriter, a typewriter service and sales company in Berkeley that has been in business since 1949.”