Twitter turns 8 today and introduced a new feature which allows you to view the very first tweet from any account without all sorts of onerous scrolling. I thought I'd pick a couple of significant tweeters in the music world out of the 590 accounts that I follow and see how it all began for them. I chose a few band specific feeds, some of the best music bloggers / tweeters and a couple of the fans that just get twitter.
This list starts with @YEMBlog -- and I think I'm not alone in saying I probably wouldn't even be on twitter if it wasn't for this feed.
Watching the Roggae from 9/9/2000
— YEMblog (@YEMblog) September 29, 2008
@JamBase has changed editorial direction to grab a little bit of that @YemBlog spice. You may be able to tell why from their first tweet. #boring
Signing up to Twitter to keep everyone updated — JamBase (@JamBase) March 16, 2008
Surprised to see a bit of local flavor in the first tweet from @livemusicblog. #chicago
Heading to Umphrey's McGee and Tortoise at the Aragon. Can't wait. — LIVE music blog (@livemusicblog) December 31, 2007
@PanicStream gets right down to business in their firstie.
Upgraded stream: 1995-10-31 Athens, GA http://tinyurl.com/aqdobe
— PanicStream (@PanicStream) March 7, 2009
@deadheadland reeled off a classic...
i'm going to deadheadland
— deadheadland (@deadheadland) January 23, 2009
@thephunion comes out swinging. This one is still funny.
One of the most prolific tweeters in my feed, @soundfusemag got a special request to kick it all off.
When Fareed Haque asks you to join Twitter, you abide. — Frazier (@soundfusemag) June 2, 2010
@YEMBlog wouldn't be @YEMBlog without the man behind it: @heyscottyb. His first tweet was pure gold.
Passed on a $115 ticket to see The Dead at MSG. Hours later a friend called with a free ticket in a suite for tonight's show. Sweet deal!
— Scott Bernstein (@heyscottyb) April 29, 2009
Always look forward to this guy's tweets, though I have no idea what first one from @TweeterReprise means.
Wants to get the fuck out of Norman town
— Stage Banter Guy (@TweeterReprise) February 21, 2009
The perennially interesting… @WookettePrblms
Rob Mitchum has had the please of first tweeting at least two accounts, @phishcrit...
Hey everyone, thanks for making the switch. 2/23/93, which was not in circulation when I first passed by, will be starting soon. — Rob Mitchum (@phishcrit) January 18, 2012
… and his own robmitchum where he began to "live tweet" every Phish show since 2009.
A little late, but might as well self-promote with my first tweet. Bonnaroo thoughts: http://phaze.me/567m
— Rob Mitchum (@robmitchum) June 18, 2009
Then of course, there are the band's themselves. @phish's is typically Phishy...
Whistling Reba theme
— Phish (@phish) April 25, 2008
@WidespreadPanic looks like it may have been written by JB, but it's signed MD.
twittering, tweeting, twooting...finally came up with a decent screen name. - MD
— Widespread Panic (@WidespreadPanic) March 12, 2009
I probably left out a bunch. What's your favorite #firsttweet?
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