My London; MOBY

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Byline: BELINDA BUCKLEY

The eco-loving vegan musician enjoys 'used' shops in Notting Hill, the V&A and being chauffeured round town

Where do you live?

On the Lower East Side of Manhattan.

How long have you lived there?

Fifteen years. I was born in New York City, but I grew up in Darien, Connecticut - a small town about 45 minutes from NYC, where Gus Van Sant and Chloe Sevigny were also raised.

What was the last play you saw in London and did you enjoy it?

I've never actually seen a play in London- But the last play that I saw in New York and loved was Long Day's Journey Into Night with Vanessa Redgrave.

What do you miss most when you are out of London?

The architecture.

What are your extravagances?

Hiring a driver when going out at night.

What would you do if you were Mayor for the day?

Ban cars, hold an old-skool rave in Hyde Park, and keep all of London open 24 hours a day.

What is your life philosophy?

Life is complicated, be nice to people and don't take yourself too seriously.

What items are in your summer wardrobe?

I tend to wear whatever clothes people give me. I'm not much of a fashionista.

What are your current projects?

Well, putting out a CD, Hotel. Working on an illustrators' collective in Manhattan.

Watching The Simpsons new DVD.

Working on Teany, my little restaurant in New York (on the Lower East Side at 90 Rivington Street). It's a vegan and vegetarian cafe with over 90 different teas, and we've just opened a Teany to Go round the corner at number 92 from where we can do delivery by bicycle. …