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Spotlight’s Terrific Twitter Trio


Lots of musicians tweet — but all that Twitters is not gold.

That’s why you’ll want to check out 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: Lady Gaga (@ladygaga)

Why You Should Follow: Pop’s wacky, bewigged, couture-wearing princess doesn’t tweet often, but when she does, it’s a treat. She uses her 140-character allotments to wax poetic about dancing in Ibiza, narrowly escaping prison in Russia, and indulging in coffee and cigarettes in Paris. She also discusses “playing with the wild things,” bleaching her hair, sipping on whiskey before shows, and wearing black on the outside because it’s how she feels on the inside. Oh, the drama!

Best Tweet of the Week: “Coffee and a ciggy in Denmark, making hair sculptures, writing music….I could find truth in this red lipstick all day. the joys of a wench”

Who: A-Trak (@atrak)

Why You Should Follow: He’s Kanye West’s official tour DJ, a founder of Fool’s Gold Records, a cutting-edge producer… and a bona fide Twitter addict. Along with witty ruminations about music and life, he’s best known on Twitter for making jabs at strangers: “Sir, your gelled combover makes you look like a cockatoo,” “Hey, Jesus looking guy: your synth playing isn’t exactly biblical,” “Hey, dude next to me in the salmon pants, yacht jacket and sunglasses in your hair – are you wearing make-up? Coz it’s OK, just wondering.” Be sure to tweet at him — he sometimes tweets back!

Best Tweet of the Week: “I never heard a Jonas Brothers song but I just feel like participating in the #weloveyoujoejonas trending topic. Good karma.”

Who: Le Tigre’s JD Samson (@jdsamson)

Why You Should Follow: This gender-bending electro punk is currently on tour with her side project, MEN, and tweeting her way across the country, from the abandoned theme parks of Pittsburgh, PA, to the “fried pickle heaven” of Greenville, AL. No backyard barbecue or piss in the desert goes undocumented! Bonus points: she and girlfriend Sia (@siamusic) use Twitter to keep in touch with one another — and their tweet exchanges are downright adorable.

Best Tweet of the Week: “I keep thinking there is a lesbian convention on my flight, but no, its just a bunch of nuns.”