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Microblogging service Twitter has signed up countless celebrities in recent months, and among them are some of our favorite musical artists: Trent Reznor! Colin Meloy! Ed Droste! Diddy! Stereogum Tweets too! But who can keep up with all that lunch eating? Most of us only have eight hours a day with which to procrastinate in the Twitterverse. That’s why every week Stereogum founder Scott Lapatine (@scottgum) will compile the best recent rock and pop star Tweets in this space. And by “best” we sometimes mean “worst.” And by “star” we rarely mean more than “professional musician” (or MC Hammer). In this inaugural column, covering the week of 3/16 more or less, a Fleet Fox quits smoking, Courtney Love goes off her meds, everyone and their mother goes to SXSW, and Ryan Adams hijacks his wife’s Twitter account. This will get #ugly.

3/15 @RobynKonichiwa acknowledged her core fanbase

3/16 Fleet Fox Robin Pecknold quit smoking…

3/16 @VivianGirls Hawaii-rolled us…

3/16 @CourtneyLove was still pissed Ryan Adams stole Frances Bean’s trust fund.

3/16 @ReginaSpektor apologized for being a shitty Tweeter…

3/16 @TheMaeShi narrowly escaped a New Mexican prison…

3/17 @BenKweller was loving life as a country star

3/17 @JohnVanderslice enjoyed a home-cooked meal, possibly dropped off laundry…

3/18 @TeamYacht opted for a more intimate #sxsw experience…

3/18 @CalvinHarris wasn’t on your flight, hopefully…

3/19 @KristinHersh invented something…

3/18 @KidSisterMelisa helped out #sxsw’s less fortunate…

3/18 @SnoopDogg multitasked…

3/19 @Akron/Family’s Seth Olinsky attended the lamest party in Austin…

3/19 ’Weird’ @AlYankovic transcribed War And Peace

3/19 @Q-Tip checked in from outside of Austin…

3/19 @ChrisCornell’s watched The Notebook again…

3/19 @TheThermals should probably see a doctor about that…

3/19 @BlitzenTrapper heard “Stillness Is The Move“…

3/19 @SallyShapiro posted a cool MP3…

3/19 @Diplo spotted an Other…

3/19 @TheSonicYouth prepped for their first show of 2009…

3/19 @Coldplay acquiesced to their audience’s love of cellphones

3/19 @NickFromIslands managed to dis Tricky and Jane’s Addiction at the same time…

3/20 Meanwhile DaveNavarro6767 tweeted from the stage (!)…

3/20 Grizzly Bear’s @EdwardDroste thought Beach House > Animal Collective…

3/20 Roots’ @Qoolquest pretended to laugh at his boss’s joke…

3/20 @DamienJurado went to an elementary school talent show…

3/20 @Trent_Reznor made a Windows OS joke…

3/20 @ImogenHeap looked for inspiration…

3/20 @FredDurst philosophized…

3/20 Mogwai’s @plasmatron called out poseurs…

3/20 @TedLeo worried about his state’s impending Brazilian wax ban

3/20 @Amanda Palmer and Tori Amos talked business…

3/21 @iamdiddy was drunk…

3/21 @NeilDiamond thought damn, it feels good to be a grandpa…

3/21 @YokoOno wrote a haiku or something…

3/21 @LilyRoseAllen missed a football game…

3/21 @_M_I_A_ thinks Ikhyd Edgar Arular Bronfman isn’t that strange a name…

3/21 @SkinnerMike (aka The Streets) drank alcohol and played video games, duh…

3/21 808s protégé Mr. Hudson revealed the contents of Kanye’s's iPod…

3/21 @SaulWilliams maybe ate some peyote…

3/21 @DaveJMatthews got more cars than a beach got sand (sorry)…

3/21 @JohnCMayer played with his Christian Bale dolls…

3/22 @LittleBoots had more fun than you last week…

3/22 @SolangeKnowles listened to more than just indie rock, thank you…

3/23 Final Fantasy’s @OwenPallett became a vegetarian…

3/23 Newlywed Ryan Adams hijacked @TheMandyMoore’s laptop…

3/23 @ColinMeloy played an asshole prank on Pitchfork’s Decemberists critic.

3/23 @PassionPit ate lunch.

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The next installment of We Got The Tweet won’t be a list of 50, more like ten. Also, it may have a theme — like “the weather” or “my publicist writes this.”

If there’s someone on Twitter we should be following, Tweet a message to @stereogum or shout out in the comments. We’re all in this together.

Comments (51)
  1. Colin Meloy is such a defensive D-Bag

    • Ignoring the quality of Hazards for the moment, I thought Meloy’s response was pretty funny and genial, considering how much money that bad P4k review is going to cost him and his band. Especially when his little rock opera has little hope of producing singles and generating mainstream sales.

  2. Eh…it’s just a harmless prank.

    However, LOL at dude from Islands ripping Tricky and Jane’s Addiction. Yeah, they’re both kinda lame, but fucking Islands – god awful.

  3. astro  |   Posted on Mar 24th, 2009 0

    so, what you’re trying to say is that ted leo and saul williams are the only “rock star twitterers” worth reading?

  4. The best is obviously snoop followed by fleet foxes and damn, would i like to get inside chris cornell’s head for 5 minutes

    • napolitano  |   Posted on Mar 25th, 2009 0

      Cornell would like to be a modern social networking riding celebrity a la Kanye or John Mayer – but it just doesn’t suit him.

  5. mark  |   Posted on Mar 24th, 2009 0

    this is going to be a regular thing? i just wasted 5 minutes of my life.

  6. I don’t get it, why is Twitter so popular? It’s just one of those fads that doesn’t make sense, we’re so A.D.D. that we need micro-blogging.

  7. John Mayer really makes it hard to dislike him sometimes.

    • john mayer, the person, is fucking fantastic. just not into the music.

      he should probably take over for jimmy fallon.

  8. John Mayer makes it very easy to dislike him. Very easy.

  9. How can you limit yourself to only ONE Courtney Love twitter from the week? I mean, just yesterday there was “ive seenwinona Ryders TITS in a dressing room shoplifting a chinese skirt , ( she was) i almost went gay.ive SEEN ALOT”

  10. i lol’d at that picture of Pecknold.

  11. Who else  |   Posted on Mar 24th, 2009 0

    @matisyahu, @brushfire, @trevorhallmusic, @glove, @wailers

  12. In essence, I think Twitter is stupid. That said, it can be sort of interesting for people of “public interest” (if they update it themselves). Just think of Morrissey with a twitter account for a second here!

    For regular people it’s just wrong, too impersonal and self-absorbed. Use your stupid Facebook status!

    Thankfully, they have RSS feeds so I’ve subscribed to the ones I think may be worth following in my reader.

  13. ang  |   Posted on Mar 24th, 2009 0

    I liked M.I.A.’s reply to diplo on Sunday the best:

    @diplo u. r . a . c. u. n. t !!, GET A GIRRRRRRRRRLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL

  14. william  |   Posted on Mar 24th, 2009 0

    The most hilarious thing on this thread is clearly the several ryan adams twitters, and mandy moore taking it away from he. So good.

  15. I have a feeling if Solange Knowles were to post on Stereogum, it’d go something like this – Animal Collective > Grizzly Bear = R. Kellly Tp. 2 . > Of Montreal? Maybe.

  16. nick thorburn is rude  |   Posted on Mar 24th, 2009 0

    Nick Thorburn from Islands is very judgmental! For someone who isn’t exactly well known outside of the indie blog-hyped music spectrum, he sure likes to call out people more successful than him… ie. tricky, janes addiction, vampire weekend etc.

    • Well, I was kind of upset he hates Jane’s Addiction, but Vampire Weekend sucks so much I forgave him for that.

    • Sandizzle  |   Posted on Mar 29th, 2009 0

      Thorburn/Islands did the whole Graceland-esque album long before Vampire Weekend ever came onto the scene. Plus Return to Sea is better than anything Vampire Weekend has or ever will release.

  17. BrandonG  |   Posted on Mar 24th, 2009 0

    Anybody notice that none of these twitters occurs before 10AM or after 4:00Am (excluding chris cornell, around 6:00AM) the earliest is 10:02 am. Does twitter not update specifically when the person sends it? Or does this sample, xbar = 50, of artists not do anything between those hours, other than presumably sleep?

  18. fff  |   Posted on Mar 24th, 2009 0

    I hate twitter. But I’m a loser, so just ignore this.

  19. the thought of a visual onslaught of bare-assed decemberists fans gives me the yuckies.

  20. awwwe  |   Posted on Mar 24th, 2009 0

    no love for liam gallagher’s twitter!! genius will surely occur there.

  21. marge  |   Posted on Mar 24th, 2009 0

    There’s also @fatbellybella (Erykah Badu) and @camera_obscura_

  22. che  |   Posted on Mar 24th, 2009 0

    snoop dogg is the best. though cliche

  23. Spare us, Yoko. Please? Ed Droste speaks the truth, though.

  24. Must follow: music master of the Twitterverse @pampelmoose (Dave Allen of Gang of Four, Shriekback, World Domination Records, etc., etc., etc.)

  25. that fulham game was inspiring. i found an amazing picture of the rooney red card.

  26. faffy  |   Posted on Mar 25th, 2009 0

    coldplay needs to go to a dan deacon show to learn what real crowd participation is. then they need to drop off the face of the planet.

  27. I agree, I think it’s all fake. Or at least the respectable people aren’t really doing this.

  28. Centrechick  |   Posted on Mar 26th, 2009 0

    @gomeztheband

    They do it themselves. And reply. And they’re awesome.

  29. mindy   |   Posted on Mar 26th, 2009 0

    How about Graham Coxon? @grahamcoxon

  30. Snoop Dogg gets high? I am shocked by this news, simply shocked. Great idea to keep up with rock star tweets. I love nothing more than following along with Chris Cornell’s ridiculously misspelled and boring twitter posts. Does he think people actually care about him? Poor guy.

  31. disgruntled hipster no. 416  |   Posted on Mar 26th, 2009 0

    Oh my god, Twitter is the worst.

  32. fangirl99  |   Posted on Mar 26th, 2009 0

    @cassettes is a funny one I follow. P Diddy is also pretty hilarious

  33. hjh  |   Posted on Mar 26th, 2009 0

    @allmylittleword

  34. just some do  |   Posted on Mar 28th, 2009 0

    @therealcamron

    seriously better than anything else. KILLA!

  35. Brian  |   Posted on Mar 28th, 2009 0

    Ha, major respect for Colin Meloy. Pitchfork is the bane of good, creative music in our society right now, killing off anything that doesnt have “image” or isnt overly “trendy”. I’m eagerly awaiting the downfall of that site. as is Colin, and many others.

  36. There is something very not rock and roll about all this. Nonetheless, I get my Vancouver show updates from @guttersniped.

  37. Follow me, because I NEED PEOPLE

    @twilighttwitti

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