As 2009 comes to an end, we are taking a look back at some of our favorite posts of the year by our guest editors. Today’s entry is from July 2. Here, Moby urges readers to see Les Paul play one of the guitar legend’s weekly shows in New York City. The 94-year-old Paul died the next month.
Moby is the artist who wasn’t there—but only because he’s always in motion. From hardcore punk to techno to film scores to mainstream rock to the sampladelic commercial phenomenon that was 1999’s Play, Moby’s career can appear as a blur of forever-changing sounds, vocalists and moods. His palette has shifted to twilight blue on the home-recorded Wait For Me (out this week on Little Idiot/Mute), with noir, shapeshifting pocket symphonies such as “Shot In The Back Of The Head” and its David Lynch-created video. Moby will be guest editing magnetmagazine.com this week. Read our Q&A with him.
Moby: Seriously, one man who invented the electric guitar and multi-track recording technology and the most iconic guitar ever made? He still plays live every week in NYC. Go see Les Paul soon. Please.