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Dishing Booze and Blow With Moby at the Democratic National Convention

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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WORLDLY, WELCOME Moby I stopped by the and party Tuesday night here in Denver and was immediately disgruntled because I had to shell out $10 for a glass of Pinot Noir. Didn't they get the memo that I'm supposed to drink entirely for free every in single place I go in the city of Denver this week? Anyway, my mood improved considerably when, leaning against the bar and staring balefully at the mean bartender, I overheard musician-cum-activist-cum-tea purveyor Moby telling someone, "I do think it's really funny that Daddy Yankee just endorsed John McCain. I don't know if John McCain understands that Daddy Yankee's hit song 'Gasolina' is about women who like to do obscene amounts of cocaine. Maybe the GOP thought it was a hit song extolling the virtues of petroleum products."

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When I finished choking on my wine, I immediately sidled up to him, cursing myself for failing to change into flats. He is about five-feet tall, and in heels, I am nearly six-feet. He didn't seem bothered and we began to exchange the requisite political pleasantries: He's "really good friends" with Hillary Clinton, but then liked Barack Obama and ended up voting for him in the primary; oh, and the only thing he didn't like about Hillary's speech last night was her orange pantsuit, describing it as "not the most flattering choice." Which is fair!

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Then, out of the blue, I blurted out: "Is the song 'Gasolina' really about chicks who do a lot of coke?"



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