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The way John Mayer uses Twitter, you’d think he would have nothing but high praise for the social networking phenomenon.
But no, the singer actually has some harsh words for the latest in social messaging.
"It’s inherently silly and it’s inherently dumb," the singer told me last night at the One Splendid Evening benefit for the VH1 Save the Music Foundation aboard the Carnival Splendor cruise ship in San Pedro, Calif. "If you really think that Twitter is the pathway to spiritual enlightenment, well...It’s one step away from sending pictures of your poop."
So why does the Grammy-winner twitter all the time?
"I've always communicated at a high level as best I can whether it's Twitter, Napster or message boards or wherever," Mayer said. "I don't have a devotion to Twitter. I didn't sell out to Twitter. You do Twitter until everybody gets off of Twitter and it's something else you go and try out."
After last night’s benefit, which included performances by Jordin Sparks and Gavin Rossdale, the ship became the Mayercraft for a four-day cruise to Mexico for about 3,000 John Mayer fans.
Mayer made a splash last year when he wore a Borat-like green "mankini" during the inaugural trip. Sparks told me she hoped he would go "’80s fluorescent pink" this time around.
But the pink will have to wait. Mayer says he's already picked out a white number—and it's not a mankini.
"The item I am going to wear at some point on the boat is actually cut for a woman," he said. "I know this because the clasps go the other way and...there’s a little bit of squeeze, which I know was architecturally designed for a woman."
As for his recent breakup with Jennifer Aniston, Mayer wasn’t saying a word. The press was warned by his handler that if we tried to go there with him, our conversation would be over.
We'll just wait for the Twitter update on that one.