Moby @ Ornette Coleman’s Meltdown

Heard Moby’s Porcelain today, which reminded me that I haven’t typed up my blog about his concert yet! (I usually jot down notes and type them up later) So here we go… 8 months late πŸ™‚

16 June 2009, Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall

Can’t believe I’m admitting this – but yes, I like Moby. πŸ˜› This concert was great though Royal Festival Hall isn’t a good venue for it. Too formal.

The two singers who sang with Moby were amazing. Joy Malcolm and Kelli Scarr. He played all the classics which brought back floods of highschool/uni memories. I enjoyed hearing the songs sung by female vocals, as it changed the mood and made it fresh.

Moby doesn’t like his own music though. It’s kinda disturbing because it shows what the industry is like and how commercial it can get. The album of his he liked best sold the least. He doesn’t really like any of his popular songs. He only recorded a track, which then became one of his most famous ones because his manager made him. This makes you question, what is he doing? Why is he still doing this? Other than raking in lots of money… which is fair enough. But surely, with his talent, he could be doing something he enjoys more. But then again, you never know the whole story.

Nevertheless, enjoyed the night a lot. Powerful nostalgic music.

In my dreams I’m dying all the time
As I wake its kaleidoscopic mind
I never meant to hurt you
I never meant to lie
So this is goodbye
This is goodbye

Tell the truth you never wanted me
Tell me

In my dreams I’m jealous all the time
As I wake I’m going out of my mind
Going out of my mind

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