Zitat des Tages von Moby:
I walk out my front door in New York and I'm out on the street and there are people everywhere. L.A. is so much more spread out, so it's really easy in L.A. to have a little more isolation and to just not see as many people.
One of the reasons why fundamentalists are so aggressive in trying to promote fundamentalism is because deep down they know it's arbitrary. If you're comfortable with your belief you don't need to convince other people to agree with you.
If you're inclined to dismiss L.A. as a place of unrelenting vapidity and generic 1980s architecture, then you're doing yourself and L.A. a huge disservice, and you're just not looking hard enough.
Somehow, magically, I've become an electronic musician, and I have a recording studio that looks like the bridge of the Enterprise.
I love the idea of making records that people can use, records that have a sense of utility.
More often than not, whenever gossip has been written about me, the gossip is more interesting than the reality. I know some public figures hate gossip, but personally I like it because it makes my life sound more glamorous and interesting than it really is.
Some of the songs I've made, I'm really disappointed in how I mixed them.
I'm like a monk with a taste for hookers.
Most artists, you know, you spend their entire lives learning how to play music and write songs, and they don't really know how the music business works.
I live in New York and I love hanging out in gay clubs, and a lot of my friends are gay. But, for better or for worse, I'm not gay.
Who wakes up when they're worth £120million and says, 'I'm unhappy today but if only I had an extra £2million!'
I thought that my life would be spent working in a bookstore, teaching community college, and making music in my spare time that no one would be willing to listen to.
I like tea and yoga, but I don't do yoga.
I buy things with the best of intention of living in them and then life intercedes.
If a musician is making a mediocre, self-indulgent body of work, they have to know that, for the most part, people aren't going to be interested.
For me, New York still ranks as the most beautiful and the most interesting city in the world. It is also the most varied in terms of the things it has to offer.
People have always been resistant to change. If you go back to the 17th, 18th century, playing guitar was frowned upon. When rock n' roll first started, no one took it seriously.
I love to be busy. I'm envious of people who are able to take their spare time and relax. All I like to do is work. Perhaps it's lingering Calvinist guilt?
I love the fact that no one's ever bought my record because they were enamoured of the way I look. Maybe one person. There must be someone out there with compromised taste.
I love going on tour and playing music for people.
When playing big festivals, I tend to play big, over the top techno tracks, like hands in the air songs that make sense being played in front of 30,000 people. I steer away from subtlety in the interests of big bombastic dance music.
I may be a lifelong 'downtowner,' but Central Park really is the most amazing and the most beautiful part of New York City.
There is nothing terribly wrong with my face, even if some of its parts aren't very inspiring.
As long as the world continues to be strange and interesting, I still want to take pictures of it.
You make mistakes and you learn from them.
Many of my friends back in New York and elsewhere have a glib or dismissive attitude toward Los Angeles. It's a place of strip malls and traffic and not much else, in their opinion.
Musically, New York is a big influence on me. Walk down the street for five minutes and you'll hear homeless punk rockers, people playing Caribbean music and reggae, sacred Islamic music and Latino music, so many different types of music.
I find myself for whatever reason unable to live in the apartment I renovate and have to sell.
I run into a lot of people who are instantly filled with ridicule at the idea that someone wouldn't eat meat.
Whereas for me, touring tends to be a very strange and isolating experience.
In some of the greatest recordings ever made, the performance is a part of the recording. Dylan's 'Rainy Day Women No. 12 and 35' is all about the esthetic of that performance. You can hear the room.
If one of my heroes comes to me and says, 'Do you want to work on something?' I just say, 'Yes.' I don't ask for details; I don't expect to get paid anything. I just love working with my heroes.
We do all, myself included, we tend to hold ourselves to pretty low standards. But when it comes to judging public figures or politicians or people we've never met, we tend to hold people to very high standards, and, if we held ourselves to those standards, we'd always fall short.
I don't think there's anything wrong with not knowing how to play an instrument, but the rise of the non-musical producer has done away with musicianship and focused attention purely on the song's hook.
Actually, the most entitled people I've met are indie rockers and indie actors, because they really believe their press.
That is not all I need. I need dogs. A house filled with dogs and a smart, funny, kind, loving girlfriend or wife.