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John Mayer’s Twitter abstinence is short-lived
Back on Sunday, “Waiting on the World to Change” singer John Mayer intimated on his Twitter page that he was looking to take a break from the social networking website for people with short attention spans.
“Suffering cerebral atrophy,” Mayer wrote. “Since I’ve been communicating in short pulses, I’ve been writing lyrics the same way.”
In a follow-up post, Mayer added: “The single-serve idea is killing my writing. Laying off a little in the coming weeks. Need books, thoughts, a sequence of ideas that build.”
All well and good. After all, communicating with your fans in 140 characters or less can be limiting. But then Mayer followed that pair of Sunday posts with a number of new Twitter updates.
Mayer is reportedly at work on a new album. So on Monday he wrote “Doing vocal warmups, trying to simulate that 1am singing vibe in the afternoon.”
Later in the day, he described the catch-a-butterfly feeling of trying to compose a song with the barest elements of it wafting around in his head. Then on Tuesday came these words of wisdom: “Writer’s block cure: accept temporary suckage.”
Since then, at least a dozen Twitter posts have appeared on Mayer’s page, including musings about a hummingbird and a statement about the disturbing use of the hardcore drug crystal meth by youths.
Mayer is one of the most frequent celebrity users of Twitter, and in recent months he has mocked celebrity blogger Perez Hilton, faked a friend’s trip to the hospital and hinted he was buying an engagement ring for then girlfriend Jennifer Aniston (they have since broken up). Good times.
And even if Mayer can’t keep quiet on Twitter, when he played guitar at the Michael Jackson memorial this month he respectfully did it without singing, earning a few kind words from critics.