(Sunset) Twitter has ruined our perception of many people; it's not always a good thing to have immediate access to someone's inner dialogue, especially artists you've admired for years. So often the seemingly wise, strong, interesting people are actually total bores or dumbos when typing in 140 characters or fewer. John Vanderslice, though, is not just a scarily talented songwriter—he's also smart and hilarious. His Twitter feed is filled with goofy observations ("Ordering 12 ping-pong balls on Amazon is a lot more exciting than receiving 12 ping-pong balls in the mail") and wisely balanced self-promotion that doesn't come off as pushy or obnoxious. In fact, following him on Twitter has made me love him even more. It's totally weird that I just critiqued a musician's Twitter feed, I know, but I hope you're already so totally in enamored with Vanderslice's songs, as he's been in the game since 2000, that you don't mind. If not, though, get yourself to the show tonight (and follow @johnvanderslice) to start your love affair.