Moby Adapts Personality To Suit Company
MOBY's desire to be liked and fit-in is so intense - he has developed a chameleon-like personality to accommodate the company he's in.
The 39-year-old PLAY musician believes his strong desire to be accepted by others stems from his cash-strapped childhood in suburban Connecticut, America where his working class status alienated him from his more wealthier peers.
He explains, "A lot of it is growing up in the environment I grew up in - I grew up very very poor in a very very wealthy town...so my home environment was very very different from the one I found myself in all my friends' houses. I quickly had to learn."
Moby compares his approach to that of the main protagonist in WOODY ALLEN's 1983 movie ZELIG, a fictional documentary about a man who can look and act like whoever is around him
Moby says, "You know the movie Zelig? I'm like that. It's a more a desire, in a weird way, to fit in.
"From my perspective, it just seems accommodating...a little bit respectful.
"Like if I went to a dinner party and the host collected Fauvist (1890-1908 art movement) paintings, we would talk about Fauvism."27/02/2005 11:13