We Got The Tweet

We Got The Tweet: The Week’s 50 Best Rock Star Twitters

By Scott Lapatine / March 23, 2009 - 9:26 pm

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…

Glass Candy – “The Chameleon (Johan Agebjorn Remix)” (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.