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Moby

52 Jahre

Dank seiner Liebe zur Musik schaffte Moby die Flucht aus der tristen Kleinstadt. Heute hat er Millionen von Platten verkauft und wird als Popstar gefeiert

  • Geboren , New York City, New York / USA
  • VornameRichard Melville
  • Name Hall
  • Grösse 1.71 m
  • Sternzeichen Jungfrau

Biografie von Moby

Der DJ, Sänger, Gitarrist und Produzent Richard Melville Hall, besser bekannt als Moby, hatte keinen einfachen Start ins Leben. Seine Eltern waren sehr jung, als sie ihren ersten und einzigen Sohn bekamen, waren mitten im Studium und führten eine komplizierte Ehe mit mehr Tiefen als Höhen. Als Moby gerade einmal zwei Jahre alt war, verstarb sein Vater bei einem Autounfall. Alkohol war im Spiel, es wurde sogar spekuliert, dass der Unfall gar kein Unfall, sondern in Wahrheit ein Selbstmord war.

Eine Kindheit in der tristen Kleinstadt

Nach dem tragischen Tod ihres Ehemannes zog Mutter Elizabeth zu ihren Eltern in eine Kleinstadt in Connecticut. Dort verbrachte der kleine Moby seine Kindheit und träumte schon früh davon, der langweiligen und engstirnigen Kleinstadt zu entfliehen. Einen Ausweg sah er in der Musik. Seine Mutter, eine begeisterte Musikliebhaberin und Klavierspielerin, förderte ihren Sohn in seiner Leidenschaft und schickte ihn zum Gitarrenunterricht. Während seiner Schulzeit war Moby Mitglied in verschiedenen Bands, entschied sich aber nach seinem Abschluss erst mal für ein Philosophiestudium. Doch schnell merkte er, dass er seine Zeit nicht mit Lernen verschwenden muss, denn für ihn stand fest, dass er Musiker werden will.

Mobys Anfänge als DJ in New York

Also schmiss er sein Studium nach nur einem Jahr wieder hin und widmete sich voll und ganz seiner Leidenschaft. In Connecticut, so dachte sich Moby, wird es nichts mit der Karriere, und so packte er seine Sachen und zog nach New York. Dort angekommen versuchte er sich als DJ in Nachtclubs und machte sich langsam einen Namen in der Szene.

Moby wird zum gefeierten Popstar

Anfang der 90er Jahre schaffte Moby es dann der damals noch gesichtslosen Techno-Szene ein Gesicht zu geben, und zwar sein eigenes. Mit "Go" landete er 1992 seinen ersten Hit, der Track "Feeling So Real" wurde drei Jahre später der zweite große Erfolg. 1999 veröffentlichte Moby sein sechstes Album "Play", mit dem er nicht nur den kommerziellen Durchbruch schaffte, sondern auch der kommenden Dance-Musik den Weg zu ebnete. Bis heute schafft es der talentierte Musiker, verschiedene Genres wie Dance, Disco, Rock, Blues, Metal und Pop in seinen Songs zu vereinen.

Alben von Moby

1992: Moby

1993: Ambient

1995: Everything Is Wrong

1996: Animal Rights

1997: I Like To Score

1999: Play

2002: 18

2005: Hotel

2008: Last Night

2009: Wait for Me

2011: Destroyed

2013: Innocents

2016: Long Ambients 1: Calm. Sleep.

2016: These Systems Are Failing

2017: More Fast Songs About the Apocalypse  

Social Media von Moby

Just a reminder, our stable genius said "our government needs a good shut down". Also a reminder, republicans would rather shut down the government than give compassionate legal protection to the over 700,000 #dreamers who have been here since childhood. @gop @realdonaldtrump @senategop @housegop #defenddaca #daca

18.01.2018

Just a reminder, our stable genius said "our government needs a good shut down". Also a reminder, republicans would… https://t.co/gVnoNnQ0BW

18.01.2018

RT @KamalaHarris: Dreamers grew up pledging allegiance to the only flag they know – the American flag. Deporting them back to a country the…

18.01.2018

RT @neiltyson: Sometimes I wonder if people who aggressively seek political power are precisely those who should not be entrusted to wield…

18.01.2018

RT @SenGillibrand: Protecting Dreamers is a moral imperative. I will not vote for a spending bill that doesn’t treat Dreamers fairly.

18.01.2018

I loathe violence, unless it's animals fighting back against the people who try to hurt them. #animalrights #animalliberation video: @lc4a

17.01.2018

Happy Birthday @michelleobama ! Oh, and please run for president in 2020. #obama2020

17.01.2018

Happy Birthday @michelleobama ! Oh, and please run for president in 2020. #obama2020 https://t.co/A9pKG0Hk3k

17.01.2018

Oh my...Mike the baby calf, dreaming and snoring while waiting to see the vet. @danmckerna #animalrights #animalliberation

17.01.2018

That google arts and culture app really is spot on. @realdonaldtrump @gop #hellmouth #cthulhu https://t.co/PK2vCtn4KX

17.01.2018

That google arts and culture app really is spot on. @realdonaldtrump @gop #hellmouth #cthulhu

17.01.2018

Then and now: same hairstyle. https://t.co/Q77kWNXcXm

17.01.2018

Then and now: same hairstyle.

17.01.2018

Dear #democrats @democraticnationalcommittee @housedemocrats @senatedems @chuckschumer @nancypelosi Stand Firm on… https://t.co/xachoVyFdZ

16.01.2018

Dear #democrats @democraticnationalcommittee @housedemocrats @senatedems @chuckschumer @nancypelosi Stand Firm on #daca . This is not posturing or partisan politics, this is over 200,000 innocent hard working people being used as pawns by @realdonaldtrump and the @gop

16.01.2018

In 1964 some piece of shit racist arrested Dr King and put a police dog in the back of the car to intimidate him. Immediately the dog and Dr King became friends and spent the ride happily snuggling.

16.01.2018

The conversation between @letterman and @barackobama on #mynextguestneedsnointroductionwithdavidletterman is really special. As #Obama started speaking my heart broke, remembering a time when we had an incredibly smart and funny and principled and healthy African-American president… I just hope that in the future we look back at the age of #trump and see @realdonaldtrump as a repulsive aberration.

16.01.2018

Finally, after years of trying, I've successfully hybridized a chihuahua with a chihuahua. #science @dog_model

15.01.2018

According to @politifact #trump lies publicly 5 or 6 times every day. And one of his biggest whoppers was when he said "I'm not a racist". After discriminating against African Americans when he was a landlord, calling Mexicans rapists, saying Africans live in huts and all Haitians have aids, trying to ban muslims from entering the country, supporting the birther movement, defending neo nazis and the alt-right, etc etc. at least enough people have the courage to stand up and say, simply, that #trump is and always has been a virulent racist.

15.01.2018

Meanwhile back in America..

15.01.2018

So many amazing photos of Dr. King, but this is possibly my favorite. To be on the receiving end of so much oppression and bigotry and violence, and to respond with nothing but nonviolence and love is strength and courage that I can't even conceive of. I'm hard-pressed to think of a finer or more inspiring human than Dr. King. A diamond produced by horrible heat and pressure.

15.01.2018

Looking forward to the day when the huskies finally take over. @thehumaneleague

15.01.2018

Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. day. There are so many remarkable quotes from Dr. King, but this one has always struck me, as in many ways it goes to the root of so many persistent problems: "There is an almost universal quest for easy answers". To state the obvious, we live in an unspeakably complicated world. But the easiest way for a politican or leader to gain power is to tell people that the world isn't, in fact, complicated, and that the problems are simple, and can be remedied by blaming the right group of people. Hitler blamed the Jews. Pol Pot blamed the intellectuals. Ayatollah Khomeni blamed infidels. And Trump and Republicans and Right Wing politicians everywhere blame immigrants, non-whites, and the poor. But time has taught us over and over again; the only people worthy of blame are the ones doing the blaming, and the only ones worthy of being villified are the ones doing the villifying. These dark days remind me of another Martin Luther King, Jr quote: "Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance". If we work hard, and especially if we resist in-fighting, we can drive the forces of ignorance, racism, xenophobia, and hate back into the darkness from where they came. "When you are right you cannot be too radical".

15.01.2018

In case you missed this piece of greatness: 'this place is a shithole' projected above the entrance of a #Trump Hotel in Washington DC, surrounded by countless poop emojis. Hahaha, thank you to whomever made this. sometimes puerile adolescent humor is the only way to respond to a puerile adolescent president

15.01.2018

Ha, according to the googlemachine I look like Plato. Eh, could be worse.

14.01.2018

It's just so simple, animals are not ours, they have their own lives. If you're not ok with imprisonment, suffering, and death, then please be one less person hurting animals. #animalrights

14.01.2018

It breaks my heart that humans respond to the innocence and vulnerability of animals by locking them up, torturing them, and killing them. Taking advantage of a creatures innocence and vulnerability is simply evil. The only good use of strength is to protect the innocent and defend the vulnerable. @tamzinbrown #animalrights

14.01.2018

Ha, no, the CIA didn't ask me to post about Trump & Russia, as much fun as that would be. BUT, for what it's worth, I do have some friends at other intelligence agencies who have told me that: 1-there is genuine concern, globally, that #trump is desperate for a war, either with North Korea or Iran. He needs a distraction as the Russia probe gets closer to home. And 2-it's still broad consensus that the FusionGPS report is quite accurate, as reinforced by congressional testimony released by Diane Feinstein last week. Trump is a dirty foreign agent, and one way or another the depths of his, and his campaigns, collusion(and treason) will be revealed. Flynn, Manafort, Kushner, Sessions, Trump, Page, etc. they're all dirty. Just watch.

14.01.2018

It's so flattering when people I've never met take time out of their day to tell me how much they loathe me. Ps just FYI #trump is a dimwitted, incompetent, sociopathic, racist, man-child who isn't even fit to clean pay-toilets in a bus station.

13.01.2018

#winter #losangeles #eschatology #sweetapocalypse #potato

13.01.2018

Gah, Los Angeles health code prohibits us from having dogs inside, BUT we do have the official @littlepinerestaurant DOG ENCOURAGED patio out back for humans and dogs(and possibly llamas if they promise not to spit), plus free #vegan dog biscuits. @modernmongrel

13.01.2018

My new favorite book. @paul_beahan

13.01.2018

This is #emmanuelmensah , he died in the Bronx while rescuing his neighbors from a burning building. He was an immigrant from Ghana, one of the countries #trump called a 'shithole'. Fuck you, @realdonaldtrump , you horrifying racist, just fuck you.

13.01.2018