Whom would you like to interview, and what would you ask?

Richard Melville Hall, a.k.a. Moby, is one of the most important dance music figures of the early '90s, helping bring the music to a mainstream audience both in England and in America.

Born in Harlem, New York in 1965, and raised in Darien, CT, he played in a hardcore punk band called the Vatican Commandos as a teenager before moving to New York City, where he began DJing in dance clubs. During the late '80s, he released a number of singles and EPs before, in 1991, he set the theme from David Lynch's television series Twin Peaks to an insistent, house-derived rhythm and titled the result "Go." The single became a surprise British hit single, climbing into the Top Ten, and was named one of Rolling Stone's top 200 records of all time. Moby, his first full-length album, appeared in 1992.  Since then, Moby has recorded eleven studio albums, including his multi-platinum breakthrough Play (1999), 18 (2002), Hotel (2005), Go: The Very Best of Moby (2006) and Last Night (2008).

In addition to his musical endeavors, Moby is the proprietor of teany cafe and teas. He is also a well-known advocate for a variety of progressive causes, working with MoveOn.org and PETA, among others. He actively engages in nonpartisan activism.

  • Transcript


Moby:    I would love to interview our president, G.W. Bush.  Just . . . just ask him the simple question.  He says that he’s a Christian.  And he aligns himself with the Christian right.  And I would just ask him, like, where in the teachings of Christ do you justify invading a country and killing 250,000 people?  I know the teachings of Christ pretty well, and Christ never said never said go forth and kill 250,000 innocent people.  Or I would say, as a Christian how are you a proponent of the death penalty?  Does…and I would try not to be judgmental, I would just say, like show me, maybe there’s the hidden chapter of the New Testament I haven’t seen where you get, you and all your crazy evangelical friends get your ideas from, but I haven’t read it, and as far as I know no one else has either.