The ViewWhat Happens in Vegas1. ?uestlove (The Roots) - questloveBest recent tweet: on behalf of big
dudes everywhere: im TIRED of mofos thinking im not aware if i sit on a
remote or keys or a samurai sword or judd nelson...Runner-up:rick ross walks n
our dressingroom & terence howard's UBERdramatic "love makes you
beautiful" is blastin & he thinks we serious. AWK-WARD
2. Amanda Palmer - amandapalmer
Best recent tweet: You
know you're in LA when pilot asks everyone over the intercom to send
some "positive energy" to the mechanical problems they are having.
Runner-up: Airplane fail thwarted!!!! About to take off. Also: sally struthers in first class. this all must mean something profound....
3. John Roderick (The Long Winters) - johnroderick
Best recent tweet: Like a lot of old
ladies, I collect commemorative plates. I narrowed my focus, though, to
'70's Scandinavian mass-transit anniversaries.
Runner-up: Come on out to
the EMP Pop conference today. Our panel is called Reconsidering the
Groupie, and I'll be demonstrating with audience members.
4. Ryan Adams - ryanada_ms
Best recent tweet: quiet noises slow thoughts rain is barking no bite graylowlight and carrots
Runner-up:George strait is AWESOME!!!! And my word talk about tasteful pedal steel. Makes me wish i was playing music like that again.
5. Colin Meloy (The Decemberists) - colinmeloy
Best recent tweet: Wondering if
moving directly from Mastodon to Paul Simon is akin to putting one hand
in cold water, one hand in hot and I'll pee myself.
Runner-up:Goodbye, Blender mag. Thanks for our first-ever national review, in which you called me "donkey-voiced."
6. Janelle Monáe - JanelleMonae
Best recent tweet: Yale is pretty funky. I could see myself here... once I got my masters in time traveling, fencing, and surrealism.
Runner-up:My life will
forever be a musical. I will live in the theatre. I shall only speak to
patrons with gold tassles. I'll marry fantasy and make out with scie
7. Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails) - trent_reznor
Best recent tweet: Here at NIN labs we're actually working on a device that lets you punch people through the internet.
Runner-up:Kutcher / King / DiddyDumDum on CNN doing everything in their power to make Twitter seem as un-cool as possible.
8. Kristin Hersh - kristinhersh
Best recent tweet: noisy
night...i swear, music is the lousy boyfriend i won't leave even though
he beats the crap outta me sometimes (i still love it! ow!)
Runner-up: me: "what do you want for dessert, bo?" bodhi: "2 chiclets and a spider"
9. Lily Allen - lilyroseallen
Best recent tweet [clue to a pair of hidden concert tickets]: I have just hidden the final pair , right where stallone ran up all the stairs.
Runner-up:By this symbol of the city the flowers sure look pretty, they're giving of a stench from where I'm sitting on this bench
10. John Mayer - johncmayer
Best recent tweet: Re: 420, I don't
smoke pot anymore. I just pay a dude 50 bucks to come over, press
lightly on my chest and tell me all my ideas are awesome.
Runner-up:Let's play with the odds here. 714k followers. I'd like to say.... happy birthday...to Nicole... from Texas. Did I get anybody??
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