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Moby on haters, nerds, and stealing his music

Moby on haters, nerds, and stealing his music

Moby is in full swing getting the word out about his new record, Last Night, which drops on April 1. The acclaimed musician and film geek, will be part of a “Conversation with Moby” at the SXSW Film Conference on Tuesday, March 11. He’ll sit down for a one-on-one with Doreen Ringer-Ross from BMI. Recently, he chatted with Spin about a variety of topics that will come up in greater detail at SXSW, including licensing and independent film (as well as haters and music theft):

Spin: Of all of the songs from [his 1999 masterpiece] Play that were licensed, what struck you as the weirdest placement?

Moby: For a while, Rush Limbaugh was using some of my music. Finally, I think someone called him up and said, “You know, Moby is kind of a hard-core lefty.”

Spin: What was more upsetting: when your childhood friend director Paul Yates auctioned your soul on eBay, or when it went for $41?

Moby: It was very disheartening to see someone I really trusted…become so hostile. I lent Paul money to do [the 2003 film Alien Sex Party], and I think he did everything in his power to use it to embarrass me. Like having my character wear a yellow raincoat with a dildo attached to my head playing Christmas songs? It’s not one of my prouder moments. Luckily, not too many people have seen the movie.

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