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:
- Cobra Starship’s Victoria Asher
Why You Should Follow: How did spunky keytarist Victoria Asher end up in Cobra Starship? According to her Twitter bio, “I joined eharmony, posted a couple tit pics and here I am.” Now that she’s got several hit songs under her belt, she’s moved from tit pics to TwitPics, postings tons of her adorable dog Gizmo, her many Lady Gaga-esque party outfits, and Cobra frontman Gabriel Saporta in a Snuggie. Expect lots of wackiness in her tweets, whether she’s writing about taking off her bra, getting drunk (“The frinks are dree”), feeling “cold like gazpacho,” having dinner next to Woody Allen (“His wife put his napkin on his lap before starting their meal. Hm”), or going on a hot date… with her piano.
Best Tweet of the Week: “#thatssocobra to have Weezer (blue album or Pinkerton) singalongs on a regular basis!”
- Samantha Ronson
Why You Should Follow: Hollywood’s favorite DJ — who just so happens to be the ex-girlfriend of Lindsay Lohan and younger sister of music producer (and fellow awesome Twitterer) Mark Ronson — is all about the tweets. She updates her page constantly, making witty observations (“I only hear colbie caillat songs on airplanes. Is she the new muzak?”), offering L.A. parking advice, trashing “famewhore” celebrities like Heidi Montag and Tila Tequila, and tweeting back and forth with friends @atrak, @nicolerichie, and @diplo. She loves participating in hashtag activites like “#moviemashups” (“Ferris Bueller’s Day After Tomorrow” was one of her best), making self-deprecating comments (“If I was a rapper my freestyles would be crazy- if by crazy you mean tame and not that clever. My rap name would be Lay-Z”), and insulting other drivers while stuck in traffic (“To the oh so charming man in the lexus who just cut off an ambulance to advance an extra 5 inches…. Classy move!”). Expect lots of Twitter fights with @PerezHilton and desperate pleas for cigarettes (“Is anyone at nassau airport that smokes? Will pay for a smoke!!!!!”).
Best Tweet of the Week: “The ipad is cool, but I think I’ll hold out for the itampon.”
- Owen Pallett
Why You Should Follow: The Canadian singer-songwriter was, until recently, known as Final Fantasy, but he retired the moniker and released his new album, Heartland, as Owen Pallett. When he’s not posting gibberish about contaminated sandwiches (“The five-day old egg mayonnaise sandwich is poisoned. You are poisoned! You feel the poison coursing through your veins!”), Pallett — one of SPIN’s 10 Artists to Watch in 2010 — is writing about his fake musical endeavors (a band called “Radiohead.org” and a Xiu Xiu cover album called Women with Gloves), his puke (it always “smells like vetiver and sounds like Mozart”), and the things that complete his life (Matt Damon, apparently). Be sure to follow him as he gets ready to perform at this year’s Coachella Music Festival — you never know what kind of madness might arise in his tweets.
Best Tweet of the Week: “‘Why do Germans sing Happy Birthday in English?’ ‘Cause otherwise it’d be Viel Glueckwuench zum Geburtstag.'”