It would seem that Phil Spector is Twittering from prison. While it seems unlikely, even unbelievable – and speculation about whether it’s really Phil Spector, or an imposter, abounds – in reading the actual Twitter messages, if it’s not Phil Spector (whose full name is actually Harvey Phillip Spector, or “Harvey P. Spector”), then it’s a darned good facsimile Tweeting in Phil Spector’s name.
The Twitter account was created, and messages started flowing, on May 27th, two days before his being sentenced to 19-years-to-life for the murder of Lana Clarkson.
The messages sent out by Phil, or someone pretending to be Phil, certainly sound right for Phil Spector. And, in fact, creepily apt. Take, for example:
2 days before his sentencing:
“I continue to try to live up to the standard of one of my heroes, Henry VIII.”
The day before his sentencing:
“If I end up having to serve 30 years I’ll be 99 years old when I get out. How’s that for a fucking drag.”
“I am dysfunctional by choice and I love my attitude problem. Time to rest. Important events tommorrow.”
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On the day of sentencing:
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“Today is the day I learn my fate. Would be cool if the verdict got overturned and they let me out. Don’t think that will happen though.”
Up until this point, it’s not hard to believe that this is in fact Phil Spector. But then, meer hours after his being sentenced to 19-years-to-life, and being taken away:
“As if it wasn’t bad enough I got locked up for 19 years, the bastards even confiscated my wig.”
“Moved to a private cell in a special wing of the prison. I’m allowed to keep my ipod and my laptop but getting no special treatment.”
Among the most recent messages is that the authorities are unhappy about his Twittering from prison, and may confiscate his laptop.
So is it really Spector? Our best guess is that it is – that he was allowed to keep his laptop to help with his appeal, and because he’s writing his memoirs, and that they didn’t realize that he had a built-in cellular modem, or something along those lines.
What do you think? Is it really Phil Spector Twittering from prison, or a believable imposter?
[Editor: Since the publication of this article, it has been confirmed that the Twitter account is indeed a (well done) imposter.]
You can follow “Phil Spector” on Twitter here.
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