Now that Lady Gaga’s Lower East Side has been mythologized just a handful of years after she tramped around St. Jerome’s and Motor City, why not Moby’s? Sure, the space that used to house his vegan restaurant Teany is empty and fallow on Rivington Street and the bald, beady-eyed electronica artist has moved on to greener pastures in Los Angeles. But, love him or hate him, the man behind club hits like “South Side” and “Natural Blues” was such a fixture during his time as a downtown denizen that pretty much everybody had a Moby story. Now Mobes is telling his Moby story in a new memoir, Porcelain, which recounts his transition from a virginal, straight-edge Christian to an internationally renowned musician who clocked stripper digits at the Baby Doll Lounge.
Whether it’s because of excessive boozing and very often drugging, lowered inhibitions or cover of night, maybe even social expectations or bro-on-bro insanity, the list goes on– people can act like total shitheads at shows, dance parties, clubs, and bars.
Anuradha Golder knows this. She’s been partying for “a while now,” she laughed. “And I always thought, how can I make this better? How can I make this experience more enjoyable for myself?” Her zine, Club Etiquette, aims to answer those questions. Issue No. 3, which dropped in October, looks specifically at sexual harassment. “I understood the zine was eventually going to comment on bigger issues, but it got there pretty quickly,” Anuradha explained.