Lots of musicians tweet -- but all that Twitters is not gold.
That's why you'll want to check out SPIN.com every Friday to see whose tweets we're reading this week -- then update your TweetDeck! (Obligatory Self-Promotion: ...while you're at it, be sure to follow @SPINmagazine!)
This week's winners:
Who: Paramore's Hayley Williams (@yelyahwilliams)
Why You Should Follow: Paramore's music may be ripe with 20-something angst (and that's putting it lightly!), but their feisty frontwoman's tweets are adorably sunny and optimistic. The pixie-ish singer punctuates nearly everything she writes with an exclamation point (or two), and seems just as enthusiastic about waking up early and performing while sick as she is about hanging out with her boyfriend, eating McDonald's, and indulging in Disney Channel marathons.
Best Tweet of the Week: "Vancouver!!! Funshow tonight. Got my new Ben Sherman britches on and I'm gonna go getmy No Doubt fix. I might even skank sidestage. Wo0t."
Who: Spank Rock and Amanda Blank (@essandbee)
Why You Should Follow: These hard-partying Philly rappers rocked everyone's Ray-Bans off at last weekend's Siren Music Festival -- and it's almost as much fun to read their joint Twitter as it is to watch them perform! Expect lots of talk of lost virginities, hot 'n' sweaty concerts, farting in cabs, and throwing it down in the City of Brotherly Love. Just so you don't get confused, MC Spank Rock signs his tweets "S" and the always-naughty Ms. Blank signs hers "B"!
Best Tweet of the Week: "B you is my best friend and the most amazing girl in the world. But! You cray cray! Btw Everything I own smells like beer -s"
Who: John Mayer (@johncmayer)
Why You Should Follow: Mayer's come a long way from his "Your Body is a Wonderland" days. On Twitter, he's ditched his persona as a "sensitive crooner with an acoustic guitar" and reinvented himself as a darkly funny, boozed-up cynic who tweets about losing Xanax in the washing machine and the joys of clubbing with his business manager ("You can turn a table upside down and then be like, 'Pay for that'"). Bonus points: He participates in #1stdraftbandnames, #thingsheardduringafight, and virtually every other hashtag activity known to Twitter -- and he's damn good at them!
Best Tweet of the Week: "Tonight, at a bar: went to pee, couldn't pee. Pretended to pee, didn't pee. Flushed, zipped, washed hands, left. Need to pee."