Guitarist Slash enjoys a good tweet every now and again photo by jeff barringer - staff photographer
Ask anyone and they will tell you that I have had to be dragged into the "twittersphere" leaving long clawmarks where my fingernails finally lost their grip. I have not much interest in either being "followed" or "following" other people, something about the whole thing is kinda creepy and disconcerting. That said I have started following a few famous musicians and their adventures in "twitterland" and am amazed at some of the threads i have found. I am not sure if these are the actual people or someone impersonating them and based on the posts there is no sure way to tell. Maybe over time I will get a feel for their "tweeting" style, but for now here are some of my favorite tweets of the week...
Chris Cornell is tweeting "I don't like hats!" and wanting to shave his head. This is something I will have to add to my "things I didn't need to know about Chris Cornell" file.
Rocker Pete Yorn is using his twitter feed to discuss the comparative merits of the movies "Stripes" vs. "Meatballs" though twitters interface precludes posting in depth technical analysis, compare and contrast data sets and the like. (That must be on his Blog)
Meanwhile Al Yankovik is using his blog to complain about being spammed by a whole lot of people wanting to send him "sexy pictures of your friend Danielle!". Who is Danielle and why isn't anyone sending ME her pics?
Entertainment impresario P.Diddy has enlightened me with "Did I tell yall I love jello?????" followed immediately by "I've never had jello and ice cream. Have you?". Perhaps he is planning ahead for the future, Cosby has to retire soon, or maybe he is just thinking about lunch.
About the only two people I have been following that are actually using twitter to tell me something interesting are London based musician Imogene Heap, who lets people have an interesting look into the artistic process and guitarist Slash whose twitter feed is so business like sometimes I'm suspicious that he is using a "ghost tweeter" or at least having his lawyer edit them.
Know any good rock star twitter feeds? Let us know, we are always looking for interesting insights to the stars.