Moby is experiencing a bit of a catharsis after reading the recently released biography on him, Moby>Replay, by Martin James (published by Olmstead Press).
Apparently, while reliving his past through the pages of the book, Moby realized his past tendencies of starting beefs with other musicians has made him seem like a jerk, says the artist in a posting on his official Web site on Thursday (March 29) at www.moby-online.com. Aphex Twin and Orbital are two of the acts to which Moby apologizes for antagonizing. He also thanks those who have stuck with him through his career.
Here is what Moby had to say on his official Web site in its entirety:
“I’ve just been reading this book called Moby>Replay. It’s odd to have one’s life summed up in a few hundred pages by a third-party writer. But I appreciate the quasi-objective insight into my life and career. And I’ve realized that I have been a truly annoying and awful man at times, especially regarding my career. So, to anyone who might have stuck with me for a little while, thank you, I really appreciate it. And I’m sorry that I’ve been so difficult.
“Sheesh, what was wrong with me? Why did I have to pick musical fights with people? I love Aphex Twin and Orbital. Why did I criticize them? I do believe that every time someone criticizes me now that I’m completely deserving of it, for in the past I used to be such a jerk. Who knows, maybe I’m still a jerk. Probably. I should go to J.A. (Jerks Anonymous). Although I guess now that I’ve outed myself as a jerk I’m not quite so anonymous. In any case, I apologize for being so difficult in the past. And I publicly apologize to anyone I might have offended by being abrasive or critical, or contentious. Yours in contrition, – Moby”