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The Resource Porcelain : a memoir, Moby

Porcelain : a memoir, Moby

Label
Porcelain : a memoir
Title
Porcelain
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Moby
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
There were many reasons Moby was never going to make it as a DJ and musician in the New York club scene of the late 1980s and early 90s. This was the New York of Palladium, of Mars, Limelight, and Twilo, an era when dance music was still a largely underground phenomenon, popular chiefly among working-class African Americans and Latinos. And then there was Moby - not just a poor, skinny white kid from deepest Connecticut, but a devout Christian, a vegan, and a teetotaller, in a scene that was known for its unchecked drug-fuelled hedonism. He would learn what it was to be spat on, literally and figuratively. And to live on almost nothing. But it was perhaps the last good time for an artist to live on nothing in New York City...And so by the end of the decade, Moby contemplated the end of things, in his career and elsewhere in his life, and he put that emotion into what he assumed would be his swan song, his good-bye to all that, the album that would be in fact the beginning of an astonishing new phase in his life, the multimillion-selling Play. Porcelain is about making it, losing it, loving it, and hating it. It's about finding your people, and your place, thinking you've lost them both, and then, finally, somehow, creating a masterpiece. As a portrait of the young artist, Porcelain is a masterpiece in its own right, fit for the short shelf of musicians' memoirs that capture not just a scene but an age and something timeless about the human condition. Push play
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Moby
Dewey number
  • 782.42166092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Moby
  • Disc jockeys
  • Rock musicians
  • Disc jockeys
  • Dance music
  • Electronic music
Target audience
adult
Label
Porcelain : a memoir, Moby
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Formerly CIP.
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000057546913
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
406 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780571321483
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)951068329
Label
Porcelain : a memoir, Moby
Publication
Copyright
Note
Formerly CIP.
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000057546913
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
406 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780571321483
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)951068329

Library Locations

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