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To write about the tale of flotsam love that comprises the video for Moby's "Mistake," I sat down with him for an hour and a half or so at a cafe on Lafayette Street in Manhattan. He had a pot of Earl Grey tea and I had—well, actually I don't remember what I had. But here's what he had to say, starting with a dream sequence inspired by my digital recorder:
Moby: I used to record my dreams a long, long time ago. I read some interview with Andre Breton or one of the surrealists about how they would try and document their dreams. And at first I would try to write them down. But if you wake up at four in the morning and you’re half awake, taking up a pen and writing something down doesn't work.
I've done that, actually.
And then I had one of those crummy old micro cassette recorders. Now I’ve got one of these. [He points to my Olympus digital recorder.] But it's—not to sound like a crazy hippie, but it's great because I never remember my dreams. So I started recording my dreams as a way of gaining access to the subconscious. Somehow I feel like that might be therapeutic. Or turn me into a raving psychopath.
So, any interesting dreams?