The Moby Quotient [I]n the late 1990s, the techno artist Moby, as hip as they come, openly boasted of having sold every track of his breakthrough album "Play" to an advertiser, or to a film or TV soundtrack. The album should perhaps have been called "Pay."
In homage Bill Wyman of Hitsville
has dubbed his formula for determining the offensiveness of a rock-based advertisement. (accompanying article
posted by caddis
on Oct 16, 2007 -
, book/video/audio mash of the novel Moby Dick, Orson Welles from an Italian movie, Led Zeppelin and original artwork by Alex Itn. See also Ulysees
posted by stbalbach
on May 4, 2007 -
Would the real Postal Service please stand up?
The Postal Service
named their band to reflect the fact that its album was created by mailing tracks back and forth between collaborators. But about a year ago, it received a cease and desist order from that other
Postal Service, as in, that one that actually delivers the mail.
Well, a year later, instead of crushing the synth-wielding weaklings, the two entities have actually kissed and made up. The Postal Service gets to keep its name, and in exchange, the USPS gets a house band for its upcoming conference and maybe a soundtrack for its next tv spot. Somewhere, Moby is nodding approvingly.
posted by UncleDave
on Nov 4, 2004 -
When all dot-com companies
existed in full power (late 90's), none of us could actually use
them (because of our lazy dial-up modems), now that we could use them they don't exist. "Which leads me to think that there might be another dot-com flourishing just around the corner." Is Moby right
posted by nandop
on Aug 28, 2003 -
What's the Frequency, Moby?
Techno superstar Moby
was assaulted by a pair of mysterious assailants last night after a concert in Boston. "He wrote on his Web site that he is not angry about the attack, just mystified about the motive. He has asked the attackers to post an explanation." Moby's journal
has been discussed previously
, but is worth a look if you've never visited.
posted by Joey Michaels
on Dec 13, 2002 -
Moby on the cover of the NYTimes Mag,
talking about music. Actually, the whole issue is "Future of music" related, and considers what will be valuable when the music itself becomes free. Very interesting stories. It's an NYT story, so l:metafilter, p:metafilter.
posted by rev-
on Mar 18, 2002 -
Moby tells his side of the story.
Moby lives in Lower Manhattan, and he has been keeping the world updated in his own online journal. He has some rather poignant things to say. Moby feels that paying taxes to security organizations who have failed to protect the US is stupid. I'm inclined to agree.
posted by wackybrit
on Sep 14, 2001 -