He announced he was re-learning the recorder. His first tweet said he wanted to master the British Grenadiers' March.
He eventually mastered that one, posting a video from "JM's Unemployment Tube" of him playing the song, warning it was "crap content". After playing the song, May says: "I'm here the rest of my life."
British Grenadiers is up. WARNING: crap contentMarch 27, 2015
He then called it "rubbish", called people slackers for commenting on it and, strangely, told people what was coming next.
Why are you all commenting on this rubbish? Get on with your work, you slackers. Greensleeves next.— James May (@MrJamesMay) March 27, 2015
This was followed by his "shoddy" version of Greensleeves, a request.
One tweeted agreed the video was shoddy - and May agreed with him.
We'll bring you more on May's unemployment, as it develops.
The 52-year-old's career hangs in the balance after Clarkson was sacked from Top Gear for punching a producer.
May and his co-host Richard Hammond, 45, have not announced if they will stay at the show or not, but have heavily hinted that they will follow Clarkson out of the BBC.
Asked earlier in the week if he will continue on Top Gear, May said the trio came "as a package" and his future requires "a lot of careful thought".