Do you think dyl would've or had liked moby?
Nah, I don’t think Dylan would’ve listened to/been into Moby. In the mid nineties, Moby put out a couple of albums that were all over the place in electronica style but never really caught on (including one classified as punk rock in flavor). Ironically, just as Moby decided to change direction, the electronic music he had moved away from started to gain recognition and popularity through artists like The Chemical Brothers and The Prodigy.
In May of ‘99, less than one month after Columbine, Moby released his album ‘Play’ which eventually went on to sell 10 million records word wide the year after it’s release. It included some softer more bluesy type music.
On well known song off ‘Play’ is called ‘Porcelain’ and it always reminds me of him.. of Dylan’s longing and melancholy for all of what he wished for yet could never have..all conveyed in very simple lyric and a sad but beautiful, haunting piano refrain. I feels like it embodies the state of sad reverie that Dylan was in when he carefully wrote his suicidal love-letter..of which he never really fully intended to send to his beloved muse.
It’s interesting to note too that Moby’s birthday is on September the 11th..