I had criticised Eminem for writing songs that were misogynistic and homophobic, and he took offence. I think that things are patched up now, and I admit to having a newfound respect for him after his criticism of the Bush administration in 'Mosh'.

I've never been obsessed by enormous breasts and/or porn. I have nothing against enormous breasts or porn, but I'm not obsessed with either.

I've tried to write politically inspired music, but it's always ended up being either didactic or uninteresting. I envy people who can write great political music.

Maybe someday I'll figure it out.

My legal name, Richard Melville Hall, was deemed too big for a baby, so at one day I was nicknamed Moby. My parents had a strange sense of humour.

I don't know that I ever described George W as 'the spawn of Satan'. I didn't vote for him, and I think that he's a terrible president, but I don't think that he's a spawn of Satan.

However, 'Spawn of Satan' would be much more applicable to someone like Robert Mugabe or Saddam Hussein.

I think that a lot of people who visit Moby. com don't actually like me or my music. I get great pleasure from subsidising a forum where people routinely slander me.

One time when I was very young I was at sleep-away camp, and I was miserable, so I swallowed rocks to make myself ill and thus be sent home. It didn't work.

I am a nerd, not a geek.

Nerds are people who like science fiction, computers and electronic music. Geeks are people who travel around with circuses biting the heads off of chickens.