I have a quick request... if you are in the OC/Costa-Mesa area, by the South Coast Plaza mall, I need your help!
My Sony Store exhibit finally went live, and now I need votes!
If you're in the area or can drop by, I need you to:
1 - Walk into the Sony Store
2 - Find the "The Contested" display, which has a bunch of those cool headphones lined up, and its basically underneath a TV that occasionally shows my photo
3 - Snap a quick photo of yourself wearing those headphones and tweet it out using the hashtags #Sony714 and #MikePeralta [...]
Well you've probably already heard the news. I'm participating in an event called "The Contested" at my local Sony Store, in Costa Mesa. They'll be featuring my photo and my music for everyone to enjoy, and vote on, and stuff. It's going to be an all around fun experience.
But before I can start, I need your help! The contest calls for a reinvention of one of my original songs - but you guys have to choose! So everyone head over to my 'Listen' page: http://mikeperalta.com/listen and tell me your pick of the following songs: [...]
Well hello there you dudes! I had my interview at La La Land with Brett and Dorothy this weekend, and had a blast.
If you guys don't know what La La Land is, its an indie broadcast base in Los Angeles (LA). It's made by LA actors, for LA Actors. Both hosts are active actors in the community. It's also a play on words... stop for a second... wait for it... ah, there it is haha. Kind of cool, huh?
Anyway, I was lucky enough to get another interview with them this weekend. They usually book many guests with lots to say in a short amount of time, so last time I was on there I think I barely had enough time to play a song and then talk for a quick minute before I had to jet. This time however, they allowed me a larger opportunity to play the show in/out with one of my songs (they let me play music as segments were starting and ending). [...]
The time has come! I've finally released another music video! Yaaaaaaaaaaaaay!!!!
The past few months I've been working with my old buddy Alex Hamric of HamricStudios.com on a video for my original acoustic song "I Heard", and it came out great!
We had talked for a long time about doing a video together, but it never seemed to materialize until a few months ago when we had an email conversation about our dSLR cameras, which quickly turned into a phone call, and then we both sort of snapped and decided to cut all the bullshit and planning, and just do a video together. We literally brainstormed for a matter of minutes before setting a date to meet up and film, and on the day of filming we completely winged it, without any sort of plan in mind, and had a blast for about four hours in the beautiful city of Orange. [...]
HOLY shartballs, is it seriously 2013 already?!? Sometimes I still feel like I need to write 1996 on my checks. Oh wait I haven't written a check since 1996.. maybe that's why.
Anyway, I hope you guys all had a great Christmas, Hanukkah, Holidays, whatever, and your New Year's Eve was spectacular and memorable. If any of you received an iTunes card, I fully expect you to buy my album 4 times over, of course.
Anyway... I like saying anyway, don't I?
Anyway, I haven't done this in a couple years, so I thought it would be fun to read off some of the search terms people have used to find my website. If you didn't read the last time I blogged about this, basically I have stats that show me lots of details and stuff about the visitors to this website, and one of the things I can see is what people were searching for when they first arrived here. Most often its just something obvious, like my name or one of my song titles, but every once in awhile someone will search for something totally ridiculous, and end up right here! [...]
Aloha dudes! This is Mike Peralta, and I'd like to clue you in on how other fans are totally getting tons of free stuff, and how you can too. How would you like to get free signed CDs, T-Shirts, Mp3s, and more? I've given tons away to fans already, and I'm always giving away more. Earning stuff is actually pretty easy. All you have to do is be a friggin awesome fan. That means in a nutshell, be very active and vocal in your support, over an extended period of time. Eventually I'm going to notice and want to reward you, or I'll just send you something out of sheer guilt.
Contact your local college radio station and let them know you'd like to hear my music, or have them interview me.
Contact music bloggers and ask them to interview or blog about me! Your favorite ones, or any in general will do.
Share my music and website with all your friends on facebook, twitter, and anywhere else you can think of.
Post about my work in message boards, in blog comments, on youtube, and anywhere you can find other music lovers.
Befriend other fans. The stronger we can build our community, the more fun it will be for all of us, and the further we can go. You can usually find other fans on:
The forums in this site
The "Find Other Fans" or list of registered users on this site
My twitter account
My facebook fan page
My youtube videos
Take photos next to my website, or my CD, or anything that shows you're a fan.
Write your own blog about how my work has touched you in some way.
Make youtube videos, or use any other video-share service to let your friends know about me, my work, or how it has touched your life. One fan even made his own Mike Peralta T-Shirt and vlogged about it, so I sent him one of my own T-Shirts and some stickers within a couple days!
Some fans come and go rather quickly, and others show up to praise their undying love for me, then disappear 2 days later. Until I win the lottery, I can't give away free stuff to everyone, so I have to make sure you're a fan for the long haul. Please don't send out a few messages of praise for a few days and then be disappointed when you don't get free stuff. Instead, be a really supportive fan for a long long period of time. Make friends with other fans and give me some time to realize that you've been around awhile, and you'll be around a lot longer. Also, it does not hurt to be vocal about the help you're putting in. If you're going out of your way to support the cause, there is nothing wrong with making sure I see it!
uhhhh... well whats up you guys... most of you probably don't even know what this is about, but some of you are on twitter with me right now tweeting up a storm.
Essentially I came home from school about a half hour ago and asked my friends on twitter to DM me (direct message) a random word, and I'll make a silly sentence based off of it. You'd think I would get just a few words and probably struggle to fill in the gaps, right? You would be wrong... apparently it is happy hour on twitter right now, because I literally got over 50 direct messages and way too many words to actually put together. All the freaking DM conversations I was having are now pushed down and purged by twitter, in favor of a vast array of one-word direct messages. [...]
Hello you dudes! Guess what? I've just released my latest single!!! Its a track I've been playing at live shows for quite awhile now, but for one reason or another, never got around to recording it. Well I finally sat down and tried doing it some justice, and I think it came out alright.
SO, you can now listen to it, FOR FREE, on my discography page or Bandcamp, as well as purchase/preview on iTunes, Amazon Mp3, Zune, Rhapsody, and all those other places. Just check my discography page if you need a link. [...]
Long time no speak, huh? Sorry for not updating this blog in awhile - I've been up to a lot of new things in the past few months, such as my new YouTube Vlog Channel, learning some dSLR tricks for a possible music video soon, and a bunch of other things.
I'm writing you today to invite you to my upcoming LIVE webshow, THIS Sunday at 3pm California time, on Airsee.com! Airsee is a new and upcoming website that allows you to broadcast your webcam/show, chat with friends/fans, and even bring people up on stage with you, and I've teamed up with them to do an hour long show! [...]