Video: Moby Talks About Loving L.A. Again, This Time To Larry King
L.A. Brand Ambassador Moby is back at it again, this time singing Los Angeles' praises to Larry King. DJ and vegan restaurant proprietor Moby is a passionate supporter of the City of Los Angeles. He appeared on the Larry King show on May 16, during which King brings up a 2014 essay Moby wrote about moving to L.A. after growing up in New York, and concludes with the obvious: "You like L.A."
"Yeah," Moby says. "L.A. is so big and byzantine that it's hard to generalize."
When asked why people love to hate L.A., Moby says that other cities have a beautiful, cohesive center that will "in an instant tell them everything about the city." He mentions Central Park South and 7th Avenue as the key to understanding New York, and the Tuileries gardens as the means to understand Paris. L.A., he argues, doesn't have one of those.
Elsewhere in the interview, Moby also calls Trump a "baffling buffoon" and admits he hasn't listened to his "South Side" duet partner Gwen Stefani's new song yet because he's too busy listening to Led Zeppelin.
If you'd like to read the essay King references, you can find it here. In it, Moby writes that whenever his New York friends ask why he moved to Los Angeles, he says: "David Lynch lives here, there's the Museum of Jurassic Technology, rents are relatively cheap, and I can run around outside 365 days of the year. Oh, and there are still recording studios in LA."
Well, the rent may not be so cheap for those of us without Moby-money, but the Museum of Jurassic Technology really is great. Moby currently lives in Los Feliz, and recently bought the house next door to his other home. Now if we could only find a place for JAY Z and Bey.