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Moby: Behind the Scenes Shooting ‘The Perfect Life’ Video

See the DJ-performer and guest Wayne Coyne dressed as fellow ‘lost mariachis’

Moby and Wayne pretend to be lost tourists, video, A Perfect Life

Jonathan Weiner

"The concept for the video is pretty straightforward: Wayne Coyne and I are lost mariachis wandering around downtown L.A. (as evidence that we're lost: we're using a map of the eastern United States). Eventually we find a drunk king and a leather-clad gimp and some rollerskating ghosts, and we all go up to a very tall rooftop and have a disco party with random naked people." – Moby

Moby, Wayne Coyne, Behind the video, A Perfect Life

Jonathan Weiner

Self-Explanatory

"I think this picture is pretty self-explanatory: I'm wearing a mariachi costume while standing in an alleyway filled with dead rats, while our leather-clad gimp checks his Twitter feed." – Moby

Moby, Wayne Coyne, Behind the video, A Perfect Life

Jonathan Weiner

Arriving on Set

Moby and Wayne Coyne arrive on set in the morning to begin shooting the video for the song "The Perfect Life" in downtown Los Angeles.

Moby, Wayne Coyne, Behind the video, A Perfect Life

Jonathan Weiner

Mariachi Suit

Wardrobe stylist Nicole trims stray threads on Moby's mariachi suit before we head to our first location for the "Perfect Life" video shoot.

Moby, Wayne Coyne, Behind the video, A Perfect Life

Jonathan Weiner

Ghost Rollerskaters

Moby, Wayne and company march past the Roxie Theater on Broadway, picking up a gang of "ghost rollerskaters" along the way.

Moby, Wayne Coyne, Behind the video, A Perfect Life

Jonathan Weiner

The King

At our final two locations for Moby's "The Perfect Life" video. The King checks his messages while the roller ghosts warm up behind him.

Moby, Wayne Coyne, Behind the video, A Perfect Life

Jonathan Weiner

Helicopter Pad

Final location of the day, on the helicopter pad on the roof of a building in downtown Los Angeles for the big party finale. Moby takes a photo of Wayne and company on his Canon SLR.

Moby, Wayne Coyne, Behind the video, A Perfect Life

Jonathan Weiner

Live Acoustic

After the final shot of the "Perfect Life" video, Moby sat the cast down for a live acoustic version of the song, with the sun setting in the background.

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