Wednesday, July 6, 2011

The Laziest Vegans Top Ten Asks Moby

Photo by Sunny Khalsa

Back in 1996 I bought Everything is Wrong by Moby. As I read the liner notes, I had my first taste of what a Vegan was. Although I didn't go Vegan till 7 years later, those liner notes have stuck with me as one of my ah-ha moments. I will always credit Moby for getting 17 year-old John to start questioning some of the ideas I grew up with.

Fast forward 15 years and 7 albums, Moby is a legend. Yes, he has sold tons of albums and toured the world but he has also contributed time and money to countless charities. His newest album & accompanying book is called Destroyed. Moby describes the album as "broken down melodic electronic music for empty cities at 2 am". The book is a collection of photos Moby took while dealing with insomnia on tour.

And ok, I tried my best to not to go all fanboy and blab about how he autographed my Animal Rights CD in 2000 or how I made Melisser Elliott introduce me to him at her book signing last fall, but I fail! Now without further ado, Moby!


What is your favorite store-bought veggie burger?
i don't remember, sadly. it was wheat gluten based and it was amazing but it doesn't exist anymore and i don't remember what it was called. but it was the best. sniff. i miss it.

What is you favorite frozen dinner?
amy's enchilada dinner. it's pretty flawless.

What is your favorite ice cream?
it's soy delicious awesome chocolate. terrible, terrible name, not even sure if it's supposed to be a pun. but amazing ice cream.

What is your favorite chip or cracker?
garden of eatin pico de gallo. again, a flawless piece of vegan junk food.

What is your favorite cereal?
i think they're called peanut butter poppers? sounds sort of like amyl nitrate. but no, it's an amazing cereal.

What is your favorite candy?
gnosis raw chocolate. absurdly expensive but completely worth the price.

What is your favorite cookie?
babycakes. well, anything babycakes. they can do no wrong.

What three pre-packaged food items would you take to a desert island?
the awesome chocolate ice cream if it somehow didn't melt. amys vegan enchiladas if i had an island microwave. a box of babycakes mini cupcakes.

Name a product you would like Veganized?
humans.

What are your favorite local and/or online stores for Vegan products?
i live in l.a. now, so 99% of the time i shop at whole foods, although the nature mart in los feliz is pretty good and old skool and reminds me of health food stores in the 70's.

And that concludes The Laziest Vegans Top Ten. Thanks Moby!

9 comments:

  1. Name a product you would like Veganized?
    humans.

    Ha! Yo moby is the best! Congrats to you for getting to do this! And kudos to moby. Although if he's saying a certain chocolate is absurdly expensive...I should probably stay away.
    Also bummed he's in CA now. Boo.

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  2. Great post! Love it, thanks!

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  3. I am so jealous! I <3 Moby! I introduce my students to his music each year during a unit we do on slavery. I remember Moby made a blog post stating his desire for vegan pudding. I wonder if he ever tried the Zensoy Soy Pudding?

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  4. OMG! The liner notes in Everything Is Wrong changed my life too!!! I was 15 and newly-vegetarian then, and I so identified with the message in those notes. I didn't go vegan until age 24, almost 10 years later...but I credit Moby with planting the seed.

    I would have gone all fangirl too. I don't blame you for begging Melisser for an introduction. :-)

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  5. Thanks everyone! My heart stopped when I got Moby's email back. So cool of him!

    That's so cool Bianca! I knew I wasn't the only one :)

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  6. if he shops at whole foods 99% of the time, maybe he means the peanut butter pows! the name alone is hilarious and made me buy them. mix with cosmic cocos and you have your very own vegan pb cup cereal. woo!

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  7. Seems like Moby is pretty effective with those liner notes. When I was 17 and received Play as a gift I had the complete same experience :)

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