We already know Moby is a laid-back type of fella. To wit, when it comes to “touring” for his forthcoming album Innocents, he’s planning on playing only three shows, all preferably within walking distance of his historic Los Angeles home. Thus, it may seem a bit surprising that he’s issued a music video casting call for obese Speedo-sporting bikers, nude rollerskating ghosts, and an S&M gimp proficient in rhythmic gymnastics — until you realize Wayne Coyne is involved.
As previously reported, Moby’s 11th studio album will feature the Flaming Lips singer on a song called “The Perfect Life,” while the video will clearly feature a blissful array of fringe lifestyles. In a website update informatively titled “need extras in los angeles next week,” the electronica old-schooler detailed his and Coyne’s exact wish list, adding at the end, “p.s-these are real requests”:
a drunk king: guy with beard age 35-50
s&m gimp rhythmic gymnast: a rhythmic gymnast dressed in a leather s and m gimp costume complete with mask with a zipper mouth. someone who is good at the ribbon and stick thing. preferably a male if such a thing exists. if not a women or girl with a flat chest.
8 rollerskating ghosts: any gender. roller skaters not rollerbladers, ideally people who can roller dance and do a choreographed routine, perhaps a roller dance crew if such a thing exists. ideally people who also would be ok with taking off their costume and get naked but not obligatory rollerskating dance ability takes preference.
12 goth choir members: in their 20‘s mixed sex and ethnicity. don’t have to be able to sing but need to lip synch and be able to move with a little it of rhythm as the choir will move their hands in unison. they should be goth. ideally they are comfortable with nudity.
2 obese bearded bikers in red speedos: pretty self explanatory there. need to be able to ride a motorcycle, ideally they have their own.
20 random party goers who are comfortable with nudity: all ages. freaky fun, people who are cool with dancing and getting naked. existing costumes and skills a plus like hula hoopers, crunk dancers various random talents, jugglers etc, trick rope twirlers, stuff of that weird talent show speciality nature a plus. comfortable with nudity is the main requirement here.
a punk rock brass brand: maybe this pre- exist in la? like a steam punk anarchistic brass band?
As for the last one, we’d highly recommend Killsonic. Innocents is out October 1. We’ve previously heard “A Case for Shame,” and Moby’s Mark Lanegan collaboration “The Lonely Night.” In other visual-related news, the man has opened up his musical vaults to independent filmmakers for free. No nudity required.