When I got this interview with Moby, I couldn’t believe it. I couldn’t believe how easily it came together. How unpretentious the whole thing was. I had no idea what to expect, but when I arrived at his house in Los Angeles, I was amazed to be greeted by his assistant with a breezy, ‘Sure, whatever you want,’ kind of attitude. I set us up outside in his garden, an incredibly serene and quiet expanse, filled many little pines (also the name of his restaurant) where there was once a pool. Accompanied by the sound of birds, we sat at an old pick-nick table…and then we got into it.
Ahhh, Moby. To know him is to love him.
Every once in a while I can say, ‘Gosh, I am really proud of this interview.’ This is one of those times.
For as unassuming as Moby is – and he truly is a classic nerd who likes his own company, does whatever he wants, has zero interest in material goods, has incredible thirst for knowledge, and who mostly has strong desire to take down Trump – he is a tricky interview. It takes a while to draw him out. He is a decided introvert with a consistently deadpan face. For a moment, you think he maybe didn’t hear you because there is no visible reaction to your question. Then he thunders back with incredible statistics, forethought and logic which is both surprising and daunting. In the nerdiest of ways, he is a force to be reckoned with…for his smarts, for his determination and for his willingness to walk out of step with everyday life.
I do love him for this.
Enjoy my interview with Grammy-nominated artist, MOBY, on the Awesome Vegans with Elysabeth Alfano podcast/vlog. We discuss everything from his newest album, Everything Was Beautiful, and Nothing Hurt, his creative process, does music really matter for him?, his life’s work for animals, why sociopaths should be vegan, the deleterious effects of animal agriculture, how climate change is decimating the planet and his boiling predictions for the future.
And to know exactly what I mean about Moby telling it like it is, don’t miss this excerpt from the interview on why sociopaths should be vegan and not smoke crystal meth. We finally crack a smile! This was one of the best, funniest and smartest parts of our interview together.