Moby Moby

Musician Moby Moby

Richard Melville Hall, known by his stage name Moby, is an American musician, DJ, and photographer. He is well known for his sample-based electronic music, vegan lifestyle, and support of animal rights. Moby has sold over 20 million albums worldwide. Allmusic considers him "one of the most important dance music figures of the early '90s, helping bring the music to a mainstream audience both in the UK and in America".
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Moby doubles down on Trump's Russia ties, which he says he learned about from CIA agent friends - New York Daily News
Google News - about 1 month
New York Daily News Moby doubles down on Trump's Russia ties, which he says he learned about from CIA agent friends New York Daily News The activist artist, in an interview with Lousiville, Ky. radio station WFPK-FM, insisted CIA agents past and present told him how they were “truly concerned” about President Trump's deep ties to Russia. (Richard Shotwell/Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP ... Moby claims CIA asked him to post about Trump and RussiaFox News Moby Claims the CIA Told Him About Russia and Trump Because He Has CloutNoisey Moby: CIA Agents Asked Me to Help Them Take Down the Trump-Russia ConspiracySPIN Raw Story -Pitchfork -AV Club -Tone Deaf all 21 news articles »
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Too Convenient? A Mobile Supermarket That Comes To You
NPR - 8 months
The Moby Mart concept is being tested in China. A 7-Eleven meets driverless tractor-trailer, the store could be summoned by an app and staffed by a holographic clerk. Are we entering WALL-E world? (Image credit: Moby Mart)
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Too Convenient? A Mobile Supermarket That Comes To You
NPR - 8 months
The Moby Mart concept is being tested in China. A 7-Eleven meets driverless tractor-trailer, the store could be summoned by an app and staffed by a holographic clerk. Are we entering WALL-E world? (Image credit: Moby Mart)
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Leaping Whale Nearly Capsizes New Jersey Fishing Boat
Huffington Post - 8 months
"Moby Dick" encounter was "definitely one of the craziest experiences in my life," says Paul Ziolkowski.
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Did Bob Dylan Really Plagiarize SparkNotes In His Nobel Lecture?
Huffington Post - 9 months
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Moby Microbe
NYTimes - 11 months
Scientists have captured video of a one-celled microorganism using a complex biological harpoon gun to shoot and then tow away its prey.
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Your Favorite Book Characters Are As Real As You Feel They Are
Huffington Post - about 1 year
For readers who really dive into a book, it can be difficult to accept that the characters within are mere constructs of ink on paper. Perhaps you’ve heard Jane Austen’s wry omniscient voice narrating the events of your life for days after you turned the last page of Pride and Prejudice (guilty!). Perhaps you have to remind yourself that Hermione Granger isn’t real and can never offer you personalized study tips. These fictional people seem real ― don’t they? A new study performed by The Guardian and researchers from Durham University suggests that they are, in a way. The study found that, for 19 percent of readers surveyed, “the voices of fictional characters stayed with them even when they weren’t reading.” This included readers having thoughts in the voice of specific characters, experiencing narration of their life by a character, or simply having their own thoughts influenced by the tone or perspective of a character.  To be clear, the study di...
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<em>Moby Dick</em> at South Coast Repertory
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Photo by ​Debora Robinson/SCR. Founded in 1988 in Chicago by a group of Northwestern graduates, the Lookingglass Theatre is known for its innovative ensemble theater productions. In its adaptation of Herman Melville's sprawling novel, Moby Dick, the company has tackled the monumental challenge of translating an epic work into a couple of hours of stage time. For the most part, the effort is successful, largely due to the skillful adaptation by director David Catlin, who manages to hit the key points of the story and also weave in the major thematic elements of Melville's opus. In his role as director, Catlin underlines the religious themes not only with key passages from the work, but also by using a chorus of three women to emphasize a divine, otherworldly tone. Many of the theatrical techniques in this production are likely to be familiar to regular theater goers, including the use of billowing fabric to connote waves on the sea, or the circus-like acrobatics that ...
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Trump Plan To Cut NEH And NEA Diminishes Us All
Huffington Post - about 1 year
The searing novel by Alice Walker that transformed your sense of the social world, the ancient flint arrowhead that transported your understanding of time, the tempestuous Hudson River School painting that showed you the divine in nature, are all extravagances unworthy of the support we call "public." Beauty - the ideas that convey it, the objects that carry it, the words that harness it - is out in the era of Donald Trump. Or at least, this is the insinuation of the President's team when they threaten to place the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts on the chopping block. In this surreal version of America-The-Great, the quest for the truth of us and for the best in us through our national letters and arts is deemed unworthy of recognition. But as the trenchant writer Audre Lorde has professed, "poetry is not a luxury." Recent psychological studies have borne this revelation out, finding that reading books (and perhaps especially novels) stren...
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L.A. theater openings, Jan. 22-29: 'Moby Dick' and more
LATimes - about 1 year
This week: A lively adaptation of “Moby Dick” sails into South Coast Rep. Plus, a new drama about the inner workings of the brain, and the conclusion of Arlene Hutton’s “Nibroc Trilogy.” God Bliss (In the Name of Semelah) This new work from Eko Nugroho’s shadow-theater ensemble Wayang Bocor tells...
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Obama Reveals How The Power Of Fiction Was Important To His Presidency
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Reading fiction played a valuable role in his presidency, President Barack Obama said, both as a mental exercise and an escape to “someplace else.” In an interview with The New York Times, published Monday, Obama explained how he sought to balance the kind of fact-based reading he had to do as president. “[W]orking that very analytical side of the brain all the time sometimes meant you lost track of not just the poetry of fiction, but also the depth of fiction,” Obama said. “Fiction was useful as a reminder of the truths under the surface of what we argue about every day and was a way of seeing and hearing the voices, the multitudes of this country.” The president, who has listed Lauren Groff’s Fates and Furies and Herman Melville’s Moby Dick among his favorite books, also admitted “there’s been the occasion where I just want to get out of my own head.” “Sometimes you read fiction just because you want to be someplace else,” he said. Novels have explicitly helped shap...
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Moby: I'll DJ at inauguration under one condition
CBS News - about 1 year
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Moby Will Perform At Trump's Inauguration Under One Condition
Forbes - about 1 year
Moby is known for his veganism, animal rights activism and electronic music, none of which seem to align with Trump’s overall political agenda.
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    FORTIES
  • 2016
    On September 24th 2016 Moby announced the release of an album titled 'These Systems Are Failing', released under the name Moby & Void Pacific Choir.
    It will be released on 14 October 2016 under the name Moby & The Void Pacific Choir.
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    In September 2016 Moby announced a new album named "These Systems Are Failing".
    Moby released an autobiography entitled Porcelain: A Memoir in May 2016.
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  • 2015
    Moby created a vegan restaurant named Little Pine in Los Angeles that opened for business on November 20, 2015.
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    The followed the release of two singles from Moby & The Void Pacific Choir in 2015, 'Almost Loved' & 'The Light Is Clear In My Eyes'.
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    On October 16, 2015, Jean Michel Jarre released his compilation album "Electronica 1: The Time Machine", which included the track "Suns have gone" co-produced by Jarre and Moby.
    He also participated in the 2015 evening supporting the work of the David Lynch Foundation that took the stage at the Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles on April 1, 2015.
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  • 2014
    In 2014, Moby made the big room house track "Delay" with Lucky Date.
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  • 2013
    In 2013, Moby was responsible for the soundtrack of the documentary The Crash Reel, who tells the story of snowboarder Kevin Pearce.
    He then returned to Los Angeles to perform three shows at the Fonda Theatre on October 3–5 to promote the album, which would be his only "full live shows" for 2013 and 2014.
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    For Record Store Day 2013, Moby released a 7-inch record called The Lonely Night which featured former Screaming Trees vocalist Mark Lanegan.
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    Between February and August 2013, Moby performed both acoustic and DJ sets at the Wanderlust Festival, which hosted events in Hawaii, Vermont, California and Colorado in the United States, and also in Canada and Chile internationally.
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  • 2012
    On April 30, 2012 Moby released Destroyed Remixed, a limited edition 2CD collection of remixes of songs from the 2011 studio album, Destroyed.
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  • 2011
    On February 15, 2011, Moby announced the release of his new album, Destroyed.
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  • 2010
    In January 2010, Moby announced that he was to begin working on his next record.
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    On May 3, 2010, Moby released the title track from the album, "Wait for Me", as a single.
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    In March 2010, Moby made his debut as an author when Gristle: From Factory Farms to Food Safety (Thinking Twice About the Meat We Eat), a collection of essays from people in the food industry, was published.
    On February 22, 2010, Moby announced a UGC competition with Genero.TV asking his fans to create a videoclip, that will be serviced worldwide as the official videoclip for his upcoming single "Wait for Me", the last single from the album.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2009
    Moby headlined the Australian 2009 Falls Festival, as well as the other Sunset Sounds festivals.
    On April 14, 2009, Moby confirmed that the album would be released on June 30.
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  • 2008
    In a November 2008 interview with SuicideGirls, Moby spoke about the follow-up album to Last Night: "I want to make a really emotional, beautiful record.
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  • 2007
    From 2007 to 2008 he ran a series of New York club events titled "Degenerates".
    In 2007, Moby also started a rock band, The Little Death with his friends Laura Dawn, Daron Murphy, and Aaron A. Brooks.
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  • 2006
    In 2006, he accepted an offer to score the soundtrack for Richard Kelly's 2007 movie Southland Tales, because he was a fan of Kelly's previous film, Donnie Darko.
  • 2005
    In 2005, Moby released Hotel under the label Pacha.
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  • 2003
    In 2003, Moby headlined the Pyramid stage at Glastonbury.
  • 2002
    In 2002 Moby released the follow-up to Play, 18, which earned gold and platinum awards in over 30 countries, and sold more than four million copies.
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    Produced by Moby and Jeff Rogers (Swell), the DVD was nominated for a 2002 Grammy award.
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  • 2001
    In July 2001, Moby: PlaytheDVD was released.
  • 2000
    In 2000, Moby contributed his song "Flower" to the intro of the Nicolas Cage remake of Gone in 60 Seconds.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1999
    In 1999, Moby released the album Play.
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  • 1997
    In 1997, he released I Like to Score, a collection of his music that had been used in movies.
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  • 1996
    Also in 1996, Moby contributed the song "Republican Party" to the AIDS benefit album Offbeat: A Red Hot Soundtrip produced by the Red Hot Organization.
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    Disillusioned by the lack of feedback he was receiving from the music media, who struggled to comprehend the artist's new electronic music and refused to take it very seriously, Moby decided to release a punk rock album, Animal Rights, in 1996.
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    Everything Is Wrong earned early critical praise (Spin magazine named it "Album of the Year") and some commercial success. He followed this up in early 1996 with the double album Everything Is Wrong—Mixed and Remixed.
  • 1995
    He then released his first album on Mute Records (Elektra in North America), Everything Is Wrong, in 1995.
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  • 1993
    In 1993, Moby signed with Mute Records (Elektra in North America) and released an EP titled Move.
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  • 1991
    In 1991 and 1992 he remixed The B-52s, The Prodigy, Orbital, Pet Shop Boys, Erasure, Michael Jackson and Ten City.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1989
    Later in the decade, he was a guitarist for the alternative rock group Ultra Vivid Scene and appeared in the video for their 1989 single "Mercy Seat".
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  • OTHER
  • 1965
    Born on September 11, 1965.
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