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- Posted on Jun 2nd 2011 12:00PM by Melody Lau
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"At this point in my career, I find the haters to be entertaining," Consentino tells Spinner. "I mean, I am who I am."
Twitter has arguably helped transform the California singer-songwriter into a quasi-celebrity, with every Tweet constantly getting praised or critiqued by others, but Consentino isn't just all cats and weed.
"Sometimes I think people think I'm really unintelligent or ditzy because of the way I talk or the things I say on Twitter," she says. "But it doesn't really matter to me; I'm a pretty regular girl, I enjoy the simple things in life.
"I think I'm probably only 70 percent of who I am on Twitter. But I have to be honest, I do speak my mind a lot on there. I find it to be sort of cathartic to just say whatever the f--- I want to say and know that people are going to read it and respond."
The various Twit Pics of her equally famous cat Snacks and her open love for weed have given her a certain reputation but Consentino assures us that she's more than what she just her tweets. "I have a lot of serious passions and goals."
Best Coast recently announced a benefit for Planned Parenthood, an organization near and dear to Consentino's heart and she takes comfort in knowing that fans are paying attention.
"Twitter and the Internet are really the best ways to impact and reach your fans," she says. "When I announced this Planned Parenthood benefit, something like 3,000 people viewed the video I made in less than a few hours. That's really incredible to me; it feels good to know that I can say stuff like, 'I'm watching MTV and eating cereal,' but also say serious stuff and know that my fans and followers are listening."
Of all the Twitter users out there, though, there's still one that Consentino hopes to get the attention of. "Drake! What the hell, man! I love him and I feel like he needs to know that by now!"
In addition to her daily tweets, Consentino is also penning new songs and hopes to release a new full-length next year.
"I am definitely writing and recording demos on my time off," she reveals. "You will definitely hear new stuff from Best Coast this year."
Consentino also explains that her music will most likely go through a bit of change, adding that "a lot of the music I'm working on now is more old-school country-inspired, because it's a lot of what I've been listening to lately. A lot of the lyrics are more personal and more about my life and how it's changed in the past year. So basically it's less of 'I love him, why doesn't he love me?' and more of 'What the hell is going on in my world?'
"I can't wait to get in the studio and record it."