While musicians these days push pretty damn hard for a strong web presence, apparently Interpol's Paul Banks isn't one of them. Dude has decided to only have one official website for his new solo project Julian Plenti, and avoided all those Web 2.0 promotional tools like Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, etc., etc. However, this hasn't stopped some individual or individuals from setting bogus accounts in Julian Plenti's name, which has now led Banks to warn fans to "stay alert to the phony mojo."
Via the Matador Record's Matablog, here's the little PSA about Banks and his impostor problems:
A friend of mine just told me he was a little creeped-out by a Facebook impostor. Just so you all know, THIS is my ONLY web presence. I don't twit, facebook, or myspace. (yet)
I always thought impostors were funny, but maybe they're not. If somebody got a domain and wants to do an homage, that's ok. But someone perpetrating like they're Plenti, that's a no-go.
So stay alert to the phony mojo.
And don't go mailing these monkeys any secrets or brownies.
Well, now you know.