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.