Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Moby Lonely, Warm

Once the "society truffle-pig" of New York City, rooting out trends and snuffling up excitement, Moby, graduate of Darien High School and brief attendee of Connecticut College, was the ultimate Lower East Side fixture. But there is only so much vegan food one can eat at expensive yet crappy places on First Avenue! And so the Christian has departed happily for the other coast. Is New York City actually New York City without Moby? It's unclear.

His argument for Los Angeles? Everyone's allowed to fail there.

A writer’s screenplay may be turned into a major movie, but there’s a good chance her next five screenplays won’t even get picked up. An actor may star in acclaimed films for two years, then go a decade without work. A musician who has sold well might put out a complete failure of a record—then bounce back with the next one. Experimentation and a grudging familiarity with occasional failure are part of L.A.’s ethos.

He also is not sure why we don't all move to Newark which is kind of a thing I wonder sometimes too? Moby is currently accepting houseguests out in L.A. so look him up, I know I certainly am.

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davidwatts (#72)

I used to have to spend a lot of time with Moby; I was very young and awkward and he was nothing but super nice to me, wanted to hang out and talk ask me what I thought about things.

philomene (#355)

That thumbs up pose gives off such a rapey vibe now bc of Terry Richardson. People should lay off that for. A while.

BadUncle (#153)

I met him once at a barbecue in the East Village. He was very nice and polite, despite my drunken porpoise insistence that "ya gotta try soma this brisket I cooked. bllaaaaah gaaaah seriously dude!" I hope he enjoys LA. Even thinking of that traffic gives me shpielkes.

Multiphasic (#411)

What with the megadrought, it sounds like Alex's frozen corpse and Moby's desiccated one can have a tits-up tete-a-tete.

Honestly, he's everywhere here.

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