P J Harvey
September 7, 2011, 8:31 am
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So P J Harvey has become the first two-time winner of the Mercury Music Prize and as a newbie to Twitter, I was amazed at all the tweeting action that is sparked every second by such an event! ¬†The thing that amused me the most was the fact that the user of the Twitter account @PjHarvey is a Senior software developer called Phil Harvey who describes himself as a ‘massive nerd’ and appeared to get a lot of unwanted attention last night, as he received Congratulations…and eventual twisticuffs, as people decided there could not possibly be more than one P J Harvey at this moment in time.

As Jools Holland announced the winner on the telly, this P J Harvey tweeted ‘Oh here we go. I’ve not won a bloody mercury prize stop tweeting me!’ closely followed by ‘Well this is awkward.’ ¬†As his mobile went wild (I bet he regrets turning on those text notifications,) his tweets included ‘I shall return all your letters to the sender. Wrong person.’ ¬†His constant tweets seemed to attract more and more attention including @MrGarethBrooks who said ‘Simon from The Inbetweeners is tweeting from¬†@pjharvey‘s account?‚ÄĚ Ha! Brilliant.’ ¬†This was turning into some comic¬†twitterrhoea!

I don’t think this guy was actually trying to be funny as he stated he couldn’t have made the album as ¬†‘I was in the kitchen making pancakes at the time. Nom nom.’ and ‘I didn’t even know who she was.’ ¬†Well, I guess the digital age brings new ways of learning something new every day. ¬†Hopefully things will quieten down for him from now on!

You can now follow me on Twitter @BeckyBarnesB


P.S. King Creosote and Jon Hopkins should have won. ¬†I am listening to the album now, it’s beautiful. ¬†I don’t think there would be a Twitter mix up with that name either!