Not all musicians and singers on Twitter use the service just to plug their latest eye-scratching, ear burning album or gig. Some, like these folk below, just get on with making us laugh whether they mean to or not.
Who: Nick Cave (@nickcave)
Why?: A fake account set up by a knowledgeable fan who revels the dark brooding stereotype of the famous singer.
Sample Tweet: “Drinking a Pumpkin Spice Latte and scribbling in my journal. What rhymes best with apothecary? Mortuary? Marionberry?”
Who: Weird Al Yankovic (@ALyankovic)
Why?: The original pop parodyist gets a new lease of life on Twitter posting funny links, pictures and random musings. The most common topics are his wife and celebrities.
Sample Tweet: “Didn’t see anybody famous sitting in First Class. If this plane crashes, I am TOTALLY getting the headline!”
Who: The Fat Jew (@thefatjew)
Why?: A corrosive rapper whose appearance is defined by a White Afro, regular semi-nudity and whose behaviour always seems to err on the side of foul and nasty. Still, it makes for a funny twitter account.
Sample Tweet: “Saw Lindsay Lohan at a club in LA, she looks awful, I think she may be dead and people are just propping her up like in “Weekend at Bernies””
Who: Astonishing Sod (@astonishingsod)
Why?: The profile of Dublin electronic musician Hunter Gatherer who regularly drops ribbing updates where word-play, surrealism, one-liners and misnomers all meet.
Sample Tweets: “At the Dalai Lama’s funeral, Elton John’s going to sing Sandal In The Wind.”
Who: Tim Westwood (@TimWestwood)
Why?: The BBC Radio One hip-hop DJ and world’s number one wigga is prone to leaving strange and almost indecipherable tweets you just have to chuckle at. From assembling flat-packed furniture to sexual tension with his house cleaner to falling asleep standing up in the club, it’s all a bit bizarre.
Sample Tweet: “Up in Sheffield at Club Vibe. It’s raining, cold & not a firework in sight let alone a bonfire. But none of that matters cos it ain’t hip hop.”
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