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Friday, March 11, 2011

Musicians React to Japan Earthquake, Tsunami on Twitter

Posted By on Fri, Mar 11, 2011 at 8:56 AM

Trying to be calm....but I still can't contact my mother...less than a minute ago via web

Obviously a mind-boggling huge tragedy this morning across the Pacific in Japan, where an 8.9 earthquake and a 23-foot tsunami have claimed hundreds of lives, flooded airports, halted operations at nuclear power plants, and caused the kind of damage you generally only see in summer blockbuster movies. (The fifth-largest earthquake ever, people.) Music isn't exactly the first thing one thinks of in times like these, but musicians all over the world have taken to Twitter to react to the horrible news -- sometimes stoically, sometimes with levity. (The above tweet is from Yoshiki of Japanese rock godfathers X.) Here, a gathering of the reactions so far.

Tsunnami warning? Waves hittin SF at 8:08? Damn!!!less than a minute ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®

Is hoping to hear from my childhood friend Koichi, and praying for him and the people of Japan.less than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhone

Man I hate to say this but the world is coming to a end. Look at japan tell the people you value you love them.less than a minute ago via ÜberSocial

Just got back home after Costa Mesa show. Saw horrible footage on news. #prayforjapanless than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhone

My prayers go out to anyone that is being effected by the disaster in Japan... #prayforjapanless than a minute ago via ÜberSocial

Never take life for granted!! Make today your GREATEST.less than a minute ago via ÜberSocial

I'm worried about my friends from smap smap, verbal, kage son, and all my friends I care about . I can't reach any of them in japanless than a minute ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®

Thank You so much for the & my family are OK...less than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhone

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