Architects of Change Lu Parker & Moby Talk about The Path of Life


I have been intrigued by Moby for many years. I met him originally in 2014 at a vegan event in Los Angeles, and was impressed with his demeanor and dedication to animal welfare. That encounter was one of the main reasons I chose to reach out to him when I created The Path with Lu Parker.

As a journalist for over 20 years, it is my desire to use my television experience through The Path to now bring attention to individuals who are using their voice to make change in our world.

Moby invited me to his home to talk about many topics including his recently released book entitled Porcelain: A Memoir This is his first book, and it chronicles his life from 1989-1999 while living in NYC during the underground hip hop and house music scenes.

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During my interview with the award-winning musician, I found him to be clever, reflective, and sometimes even a bit vulnerable.  Moby, who is a self-described bald hippy takes to Instagram and Facebook daily tackling topics of living a vegan lifestyle for nearly 30 years, animal activism, politics and music. This year, the singer-songwriter, musician and DJ opened a vegan restaurant in Los Angeles called Little Pine. All the proceeds go to help animal advocacy groups. I took my Dad there for lunch this summer and loved every bite and sip. In the bulk of my sit down interview for The Path with Lu Parker that airs on KTLA, Moby and I also discussed his path and how he feels it has taken major turns throughout his life.  He admits dating is sometimes difficult, and he tries to temper his fears by facing the fear head on.

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Moby and I also agreed about the importance of getting quiet in our hectic lives.  He shared a little insight on how he turns to meditation to get focused.

Moby admits to me he never envisioned himself writing a book, but some would say the art of writing is actually a bit in Moby’s DNA.  Moby revealed to me he is related to a very famous novelist.  Can you guess who it is and how the name Moby stuck?

Porcelain: The Memoir is currently available in bookstores across the country.

All of The Path with Lu Parker can be viewed here:

Lu Parker is an Emmy award winning journalist, author, animal advocate and former Miss USA. Read more about Lu at  Follow her on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

About the Author

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Lu Parker is an Emmy and Genesis award winning television journalist, author, former Miss USA, and animal advocate. You can find her anchoring and reporting the news in Los Angeles, California on KTLA. Lu has won two Emmys for her work in the television industry. She has also been honored with two Genesis Awards for her outstanding reporting and creative portrayals of animal protection issues including investigations into Puppy Mills, Elephant Abuse, and Beagle Lab Testing.

Lu has interviewed stars such as Ben Affleck, Bradley Cooper, Moby, Maria Shriver, Matt Damon, Clint Eastwood, Barbra Streisand, Jennifer Lawrence, and Kanye West.

Lu knows about winning! In less than 3 months, she captured the Miss South Carolina USA, and Miss USA titles. You can read more about her pageant experiences and find valuable competition tips in her book titled “Catching the Crown” The Source for Pageant Competition. Her book is available at

In her free time, Lu is an advocate for homeless animals. In 2010, she created Lu Parker Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping homeless animals, and at-risk teenagers. She is an avid polo player, hiker, golfer and writer. Lu has also been a vegetarian for over 30 years and vegan since 2014. Lu lives in Los Angeles with her cat Boogie and dog Monkey. Read more about Lu at  Follow her on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

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