Journal / a few things:

a few things:

a-to be clear, in posting that i found the idea of clam flavored tomato beer(chelada)to be vile i was in no way insulting members of the latino communty who find it to be delightful. yes, i find the idea of clam flavored tomato beer to be horrifyingly repulsive, but i still love latin culture. same as i find the idea of a hotdog covered in mayonaisse and shrimp sauce to be disgusting but i still love sweden. and i find the idea of a sheeps stomach stuffed with thistles and lard to be disgusting but i still love scotland. you see my point? i love mongolian culture but i’m not in any hurry to drink fermented yak milk. i love the japanese but i don’t really want to eat frush fugu out of the briney pacific. and so on.
so, to recap:
clam flavored tomato beer: disgusting.
latin america: awesome.

b-i’m in utah now for sundance. snow is wasted on me. i never learned to ski. i don’t know
how to snowboard. etc. so maybe i’ll just go throw snowballs at stop signs. or, better yet, read
my trashy airport fiction while looking at the ski slopes in the distance.

c-john mccain looks like the man to beat in the gop primaries. mitt romney is starting
to catch up, and mike huckabee is really slipping(down the long, slippery pole
of actual scrutiny).

d-utah is a beautiful place but it always kind of freaks me out a little bit. it’s a giant state, founded
by mormons. and mormons are, well, odd. or to be more specific, the mormon religion is kind of odd. i’m not criticizing it(i don’t need orrin hatch and posse gunning for me), but you have to admit
that it’s kind of an odd religion, with a decidedly odd genesis. i hope that the mormons
can understand and appreciate that the rest of us find mormonism to be, and i say this
respectfully, odd. but it’s fascinating that an entire gigantic state was founded by 19th century
followers of a man who was visited by god in upstate new york. again, no disrespect to mormons
or mormonism, but it’s a fascinating and odd religion, no?

e-todays very very very odd consumer product is nodoro. here’s the link, if you dare
look at it.

http://www.nodoro.com/

at first i wasnt’t sure if it was a joke or not.
i think it’s for real.
well, good luck to the nodoro people. maybe there’s a chelada/nodoro synergistic
marketing tie-in to be had somewhere down the line.

f-ok, that’s the end of todays coherent and cohesive list. time for bed in park city.

-moby

Journal / a few things:

a few things:

a-to be clear, in posting that i found the idea of clam flavored tomato beer(chelada)to be vile i was in no way insulting members of the latino communty who find it to be delightful. yes, i find the idea of clam flavored tomato beer to be horrifyingly repulsive, but i still love latin culture. same as i find the idea of a hotdog covered in mayonaisse and shrimp sauce to be disgusting but i still love sweden. and i find the idea of a sheeps stomach stuffed with thistles and lard to be disgusting but i still love scotland. you see my point? i love mongolian culture but i’m not in any hurry to drink fermented yak milk. i love the japanese but i don’t really want to eat frush fugu out of the briney pacific. and so on.
so, to recap:
clam flavored tomato beer: disgusting.
latin america: awesome.

b-i’m in utah now for sundance. snow is wasted on me. i never learned to ski. i don’t know
how to snowboard. etc. so maybe i’ll just go throw snowballs at stop signs. or, better yet, read
my trashy airport fiction while looking at the ski slopes in the distance.

c-john mccain looks like the man to beat in the gop primaries. mitt romney is starting
to catch up, and mike huckabee is really slipping(down the long, slippery pole
of actual scrutiny).

d-utah is a beautiful place but it always kind of freaks me out a little bit. it’s a giant state, founded
by mormons. and mormons are, well, odd. or to be more specific, the mormon religion is kind of odd. i’m not criticizing it(i don’t need orrin hatch and posse gunning for me), but you have to admit
that it’s kind of an odd religion, with a decidedly odd genesis. i hope that the mormons
can understand and appreciate that the rest of us find mormonism to be, and i say this
respectfully, odd. but it’s fascinating that an entire gigantic state was founded by 19th century
followers of a man who was visited by god in upstate new york. again, no disrespect to mormons
or mormonism, but it’s a fascinating and odd religion, no?

e-todays very very very odd consumer product is nodoro. here’s the link, if you dare
look at it.

http://www.nodoro.com/

at first i wasnt’t sure if it was a joke or not.
i think it’s for real.
well, good luck to the nodoro people. maybe there’s a chelada/nodoro synergistic
marketing tie-in to be had somewhere down the line.

f-ok, that’s the end of todays coherent and cohesive list. time for bed in park city.

-moby

Journal / a few things.

a few things:

1-have you noticed that gw is getting a little crazy with the veto pen?
he’s vetoed:
a-a bi-partisan bill(schip)that extended health care to the children of lower middle class parents.
b-(as of today)a bi-partisan bill that would help clean up and protect america’s waterways and water supplies.
it’s good that we have a rational and deeply sane president to protect us from such horrifying legislation as bills that would provide health care to children or protect waterways…
i mean, can you imagine the chaos that would ensue if children got free health care and the everglades continued to have, uh, water?
he is the daddy-protector in chief. well, at least in his peanut mind.

and:
2-i’m dj’ing in l.a next week. only problem is at present i don’t know where or when or even which day. but i’ll let you know soon. like, tomorrow.
i do know that it’s going to be a small place downtown. i’m not being coy, i genuinely don’t know where or when. maybe now that i’ve confessed my ignorance someone will tell me where and when i’m dj’ing in l.a next week. nothing gets people to speak up like a sincere confession of complete ignorance.
i haven’t been to l.a in a while. i like l.a a lot. i’ve considered moving there, but(as i’ve possibly said before)if i moved to l.a i’d probably get a comb-over or a hair piece and end up becoming a scientologist and dating underage d-list actresses.
and the world is a better place without me being a fake-hair-having scientologist.
it really is. i love visiting l.a. i just have this fear that if i lived there i’d succumb to the allure of egregiously bad choices.

3-i’m dj’ing the 15th at hiro for ‘degenerates 2’. i think i’m even going to have a hip-hop turntable battle with the spank rock guys. if they’re up for it. i know, you don’t look at me and think that i would be much of a hip-hop dj. but i started dj’ing hip-hop records in 1985…i know.
22 years ago. ouch.

4-there’s an apartment near where i live in lower manhattan that’s for rent for $60,000 a month.
i think it’s a sign of the apocalypse. it’s on a street that even 10 years ago was comprised mainly of garages and empty lots and homeless people. i don’t know, even an apartment made out of cubic zirconias with a person in every room to tell you how awesome you are still can’t be worth $60,000 a month. new york real estate has lost it’s mind.

5-oh, the little death nyc are playing at mercury lounge again on november 29th.
another fun, beer-soaked show. a big part of our criteria in choosing venues is whether or not the venue sells cheap, domestic beer in plastic cups. i do love some sweet domestic beer in a plastic cup. it’s my favorite way to enjoy sweet, lovely beer, the cause and solution to all of life’s problems.

1 a.m, it’s not late but it’s time for bed.
good night,
moby

Journal / a few things:

a-last night was the mtv music awards? wow. i honestly had no idea. either i’m woefully ignorant as to the ways of televised pop culture, or mtv didn’t put up enough posters.
i hear that britney’s performance wasn’t so, uh, stellar. that’s sad. poor britney. she’s like the blanche dubois of pop culture.
and apparently tommy lee and kid rock engaged in some ribald fisticuffs during the show.
huh. how about that.
did anything else happen? or was i not the only person who didn’t actually know that last night was the mtv music awards?

b-general petraeus(which is a cool name, kind of like a cross between a dinosaur bird of prey and an ancient greek warrior-statesman)is testifying before congress about the ‘surge'(and not the caffeine fueled sports drink). what’s this called, ‘operation mutton as lamb’? or ‘operation king lear’?
the surge is a big, fat failure, and everyone knows this. the administration established 18 bench marks for evaluating the success of the surge and thus far there’s only been success with 3 of the benchmarks according to the g.a.o.
how many hundreds of billions of dollars have we spent?
how many americans and brits and iraqii’s have been killed and maimed?
it’s not working. and it’s not going to work.
the only thing that will work is a loose federation in iraq with kurdish, sunni, and shi’ite areas/states.
that’s how it’ll end up eventually. and a huge western troop presence is just providing a huge western target for insurgents and terrorists.
very sad.

c-tomorrow’s my birthday. and september 11th. the first september 11th to fall on a tuesday since 2001. it’s also the easiest day of the year to be a tv news producer. just dust off the footage from 9-11-2001 and push people’s raw, emotional buttons. maybe this year the news broadcasts will be a bit more dignified and a bit less reliant upon emotional pornography(do we really need to see that footage of people jumping from the burning towers again?). or maybe not. my friends in broadcast news refer to september 11th as the easiest news day of the year. they just show the same old footage and push people’s emotional buttons and everyone gets upset all over again.
speaking as a new yorker i’d like to say ‘enough’. can’t we have a moratorium on this terrible and tragic footage that we’ve all seen a million times? some of us actually lived through it, and, speaking as someone who did live through it, watching it all again 6 years later sucks.
we lived through it. we watched it up close. we grieved, almost inconsolably, for years. now we’re healing and doing much better. cant the media just let it rest? let us get on with our lives and let us grieve and remember as we choose, without these terrible images being shoved down our throats for the 500th time? i call for a tv news blackout day on september 11th. remember what you want to remember. grieve how you want to grieve. but remember and grieve without the tv news pornographers showing us graphic and horrifying footage from 6 years ago.
ok, that was a long ‘c’.

d-and it’s my birthday. and i’m going to see the new david cronenberg movie. and i’m excited.
i still think that ‘dead ringers’ is one of the most remarkable movies(and one of the most disturbing)ever made.

e-ok, have a nice monday.

moby

Journal / a few things.

1-i’m dj’ing tuesday at the highline ballroom. kudu and king britt will be on the bill.
it should be fun.

2-on wednesday i’m bound and determined to find fireworks somewhere.
every year i try to see fireworks and i somehow screw up. last year i was way up high in a tower apartment, but accidentally on the wrong side of town.
year before that i was on tour.
year before that i was on my roof, which has no view of fireworks.
year before that i was on tour.
etc.
so wednesday i’m going to get a crappy aluminum folding chair from kmart and sit on the fdr near the fireworks float.
maybe i’ll bring a cooler and drink bud lite out of plastic cups.
we are celebrating america after all.
seriously, i’m bound and determined to see fireworks this year.
even if it rains.
even if it hails.
isn’t it funny that el presidente bush has decided to celebrate liberty and justice by overturning scooter libby’s verdict?
the courts decided that scooter libby should go to jail.
so g w bush stepped in and overturned the juries verdict and decided that scooter libby doesn’t need to go to jail.
must be fun to be the presidents friend.
so, the moral of the story:
if you are caught with an ounce of marijuana you get thrown in jail, but if you lie under oath and are involved in revealing the name of an undercover cia agent you don’t have to go to jail if you’re the presidents friend.
good ole american justice.

ok, hopefully see you tuesday night at the highline ballroom.
-moby

Journal / a few things.

a-i’m in spain now. or so i believe. i haven’t seen anything yet. but it feels like spain(and i guess i should know as i was here a few weeks ago).

b-the contest at beatport is still up and running, but not for much longer.

c-when you check into a hotel and the internet doesn’t work it can make you panic. well, if by ‘you’ you mean ‘me’. or if by ‘you’ i mean ‘me’. that’s what i meant. i tried giving up the internet. it didn’t work out so well. maybe i’ll try again at some point.

d-coffered ceilings: pro or con. debate.

e-the weather’s broken. a blizzard in the northwest with 110 mph winds? yup, broken weather.

f-i really do like lists.

g-i did star academy tonight. it was interesting. playing ‘lift me up’ live is fun. i sound like rain man.

h-i just ate some greasy vegan food. now i feel greasy.

i-ok, time to go.

moby

Journal / A Few Things

a few things:

1-the simpsons ‘gay marriage’ episode was fantastic. homer fantasizing about marrying himself and, thus, making out with himself, was the simpsons at it’s best.

2-i’ve put up some new photos on moby visuals moby photos.

3-i love new york city, but new york city when it’s cold and damp and there’s grey snow everywhere is not such an attractive place(not that there are too many places that would be attractive with grey, damp snow everywhere).

4-i wish that some non-partisan organization would objectively assess social security reforms. all that i seem to be hearing is polemical rhetoric from the left and the right. i don’t want moveon or the bush administration to rhetorically try to convince me to agree with them, i just want some neutral and objective facts so that i can decide for myself.

5-there are more floors open on mobyhotel.com and they’re really fun.

6-i think that’s it for now.

7-thanks.

8-moby

Journal / A Few Things

a couple of things:
1-why doesn’t professor frink have his own show? he already has the theme song. i think that snake and professor frink should team up and do a buddy movie.
2-i just got back from a friend of mines wedding in connecticut. and i think that websters should include ‘opportunity for people to be blind drunk by 6pm’ in their definition of ‘wedding’. ‘wedding:
a-event wherein 2 people pledge their love and devotion for one another in a public forum surrounded by friends and family.
b-opportunity for aforementioned friends and family to drink themselves into a blind stupor by the time the sun goes down. ‘ but it was a really lovely wedding.
i think that damian will probably put some pictures of it on his site. but i shudder to think which images he will choose. please be kind to us, damian. remember, we all know where you live…
one thing that i do love about weddings is the strange and broadly disparate bunch of people who end up dancing to cover songs at the reception. you see grandparents and tatoo artists and 5 year olds all dancing to ‘sheena is a punk rocker’.
well, at this reception anyway. and now it’s sunday and i feel, to quote ‘withnail and i’, like a pig shat in my head.
3-‘rhinestone cowboy’ is an excellent song to dance to at a wedding. it was certainly my favourite last night.
4-if i get married i think that george mcrae’s ‘rock your baby’ would make an excellent wedding song.
5-this probably won’t get posted until 2002 (hopefully sooner, but who knows). so, happy new year! i hope that if this gets posted on the 1st or the 2nd that everyone was able to have a fun and safe and peaceful new years eve. and i hope that 2002 is less interesting than 2001 has been. there’s that old chinese curse, ‘may you live in interesting times’.
so, happy new year. and i wish you all the best for 2002. may you find love and joy and peace and happiness and understanding.
-moby