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Porcelain - A Memoir

Moby

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From one of the most interesting and iconic musicians of our time, a piercingly tender, funny, and harrowing account of the path from suburban poverty and alienation to a life of beauty, squalor, and unlikely success out of the NYC club scene of the late '80s and '90s. There were many reasons Moby was never going to make it as a DJ and musician in the New York club scene. This was the New York of Palladium; of Mars, Limelight, and Twilo; of unchecked, drug-fueled hedonism in pumping clubs where dance music was still largely underground, popular chiefly among working-class African Americans and Latinos. And then there was Moby-not just a poor, skinny white kid from Connecticut, but a devout Christian, a vegan, and a teetotaler. He would learn what it was to be spat on, to live on almost nothing. But it was perhaps the last good time for an artist to live on nothing in New York City: the age of AIDS and crack but also of a defiantly festive cultural underworld. Not without drama, he found his way. But success was not uncomplicated; it led to wretched, if in hindsight sometimes hilarious, excess and proved all too fleeting. And so by the end of the decade, Moby contemplated an end in his career and elsewhere in his life, and put that emotion into what he assumed would be his swan song, his good-bye to all that, the album that would in fact be the beginning of an astonishing new phase: the multimillion-selling Play. At once bighearted and remorseless in its excavation of a lost world, Porcelain is both a chronicle of a city and a time and a deeply intimate exploration of finding one's place during the most gloriously anxious period in life, when you're on your own, betting on yourself, but have no idea how the story ends, and so you live with the honest dread that you're one false step from being thrown out on your face. Moby's voice resonates with honesty, wit, and, above all, an unshakable passion for his music that steered him through some very rough seas. Porcelain is about making it, losing it, loving it,

Language:

English

Length:

11h 22m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

07:24


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:51


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:18


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:01


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:48


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:38


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:16


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:31


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:05


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:51


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:19


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:59


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:28


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:20


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:02


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:54


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:34


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:46


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:20


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:04


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:24


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:31


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:37


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:00


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:28


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:22


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:42


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

02:48


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:46


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:27


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:22


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:42


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:33


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:15


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:13


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:39


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:00


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:57


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:31


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:44


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:20


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:03


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:05


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:04


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:37


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:10


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:00


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:23


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:12


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:01


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:57


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:06


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:41


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

08:03


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:41


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:48


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:56


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:40


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

03:11


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

08:16


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

08:03


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

08:43


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:32


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

03:36


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

03:31


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

07:23


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:23


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:23


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:25


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

03:18


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

06:54


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:56


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:03


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:55


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

08:12


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:18


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

07:06


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

05:13


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

03:34


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

06:37


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:45


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

06:38


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

03:26


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

05:13


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:58


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

04:13


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

03:07


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

05:14


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

05:00


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

05:12


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

07:47


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

05:52


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

04:45


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

01:29


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

06:48


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

07:05


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

08:53


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

08:06


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

05:49


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

05:46


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

06:56


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

06:53


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

08:36


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

08:15


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

02:37


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

09:05


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

05:46


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

04:56


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

09:09


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

07:54


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

08:30


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

05:13


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

06:42


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

08:31


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

07:10


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

02:04


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

00:55