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August 4, 2011

John Mayer on Twitter:

"The tweets are getting shorter, but the songs are still 4 minutes long. You’re coming up with 140-character zingers, and the song is still 4 minutes long…I realized about a year ago that I couldn’t have a complete thought anymore. And I was a tweetaholic. I had four million twitter followers, and I was always writing on it. And I stopped using twitter as an outlet and I started using twitter as the instrument to riff on, and it started to make my mind smaller and smaller and smaller. And I couldn’t write a song."

Every time I've checked Twitter in the past couple of weeks I've been saying this little mantra: "Every minute I spend on twitter is a minute I'm not making something".

I'm obviously sick and tired of twitter, but I keep on going back, because that's just where everyone is these day.

The Mayer quote is from Berklee blogs: John Mayer 2011 Clinic – "Manage the Temptation to Publish Yourself". Read the rest of the post for some more great quotes.

P.S: This is still my favorite JM clip, followed closely by this one.