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Thursday, September 18th, 2014, 5:32am

Private Lessons!

Categories: Tech / Nerdery

Happy Chihuahua
-Smiling happy Chihuahua! :)
Image By: Happy Cooper | Source
So here's a question: How many of you would love to play the guitar, or sing, or write music, or produce music, or get more followers on your social networks, or any of the things you regularly see me doing?

You're in luck! I've finally decided to start giving private lessons!

What am I talking about? Well imagine you want to learn to play the guitar, so you go to a music shop for lessons, or to a teacher's house, or a teacher comes to your house or something. It's like that, only it doesn't matter how far away we are from each other, because we can use the internet to video chat our sessions. [...]

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014, 4:32pm

How many online-radio listeners is "a lot"?

Categories: Mouth Diarrhea

Contemplative Chimp
-Chimp thinking
Image By: Russavia | Source
Hey you guys. This is the dumbest thing ever, but my mind has been wandering lately.

Earlier this month I got to be on terrestrial radio again, in the form of a live interview+performance on KTST Anaheim (The Kay Show with Kyle Green, which was a ton of fun btw), and it got me thinking about past interviews.

So I've been thinking back to an interview I had an on online-only music station a couple years ago. The preview couple weeks, days, hours leading up to the actual air time, I was doing some heavy promoting - Tweets, blogs, facebook posts, mailing list blasts, etc, trying to get a bunch of people to listen live. [...]

Saturday, September 13th, 2014, 6:00am (2 Comments)

Will I Be Okay? Live on 89.5FM KTST Anaheim

Categories: Journal | News

Helloooo peeps!

I've got video to share with you! :)

Last weekend I got to do a live on-air radio interview and perform some unplugged versions of my original music, as well as hang out and talk for about an hour. It was another great experience, and this time around - I got videos and photos, woo woo

Here's one of the photos:

Mike Peralta at 89.5FM KTST Anaheim
-Mike Peralta, live performance and interview on "The Kay Show", 89.5FM KTST Anaheim

And here's the first youtube upload (performing "Will I Be Okay"):

and here's a photo of me and Kyle after the show

Mike Peralta and Kyle Green
-Mike Peralta and Kyle Green after a fun interview/performance on The Kay Show, 89.5FM KTST

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Friday, August 29th, 2014, 10:00am

Some of my favorite fan art!

Categories: Journal

My d00ds!

I want to share a few fun images with you today! Over the years I've received quite a few photos and drawings from fans, and I love every one (well ... almost every one haha). If you're familiar with my website, you've probably seen some of them hanging around already, but today I think I'd like to feature some of them in an official blog post for everyone to see too.

These are only a few, so if I didn't feature yours here - just send me a letter or something and maybe I'll feature it the next time around. Also note that I always love getting new ones! :) [...]

Saturday, August 23rd, 2014, 12:29am (2 Comments)

Is the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Wasteful? Selfish? Pointless?

Categories: Mouth Diarrhea

Hello friends,

I'm sure by now most of you have heard of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. If you haven't yet, its basically a silly silly viral thing going around right now, where people challenge each other to pouring buckets of ice cold water on top of their heads. If challenged, you're faced with the choice of donating $100 to an ALS organization, or dumping that ice water on your head (and possibly donating anyway if you can).

As with anything that garners a large audience, the challenge has been receiving lots of criticism lately, with people bringing up many concerns. I believe most of these concerns are misconceptions, and I'd like to take a moment to explain why I think the ice bucket challenge is worthy of participation, with a few rebuttals to common arguments below.

It's a waste of water

This is the most common complaint I hear, and on the surface sounds valid. However after doing some hunting, I discovered the challenge actually accounts for a teeny tiny amount of the water we use as a nation. There have been reports of the ice bucket challenge using up around 5 million gallons of water so far. That does sound huge! But then I found out (according to one article I found), Americans use about 37.5 billion gallons per day. That means the challenge accounts for less than 0.01% of our total water usage. That's really small! In fact, even the EPA is behind the challenge in light of all the good it does compared to how little water it actually uses. [...]

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Thursday, August 7th, 2014, 5:02am

Monkey Selfie's Copyright Battle

Categories: Mouth Diarrhea

Monkey Selfie

So there's this really really cute photo of a monkey taking a selfie that's been going around. Apparently some sort of wildlife photographer had a camera setup, and a monkey came by and stole the camera. Then the monkey took hundreds of photos while he was messing with the thing, and accidentally took a superb selfie.

The photographer claims he owns copyright to the photo, and Wikimedia claims the photo is in the public domain, because well, a monkey took it. I won't post the photo here because I agree with the photographer (as I'll soon explain), but if you search for "Monkey Selfie" you'll probably find it. [...]

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014, 4:33pm (1 Comment)

Over 35,000 plays!

Categories: Journal | News

Mike Peralta - I Want You With Me [Cover]
-Cover for Mike Peralta's song "I Want You With Me"

Photography by: Heinz von Bockelmann under CC by 2.0 license, adapted by Mike Peralta
Yo dudes!

So my latest song "I Want You With Me" has been out about a month and a half and I have what will probably be the final update regarding what's been happening with it and soundcloud.

If you haven't seen my previous updates, I released it on (i believe) June 14th, 2014 to this website, soundcloud, and some others. For awhile we were getting quite a few plays and I was pretty happy. A lot of you listened and gave me feedback, a lot of you helped share the track with your friends, and we generally had a good time. [...]

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Thursday, July 3rd, 2014, 9:00am

12,000 plays in 18 days!

Categories: Journal | News

YO dudes!

I have a mini celebration I want to share with you. My new track - I Want You With Me - just passed twelve thousand plays as of today!

Furthermore, its currently being featured on the front page of Soundcloud's "Alternative Rock" explore charts! Seriously ... this is insane!

Mike Peralta - I Want You With Me (Soundcloud)
-Mike Peralta - I Want You With Me - 7th position on Soundcloud Alternative Rock charts

In fact, what's even better is this: Because it's on the charts right now, its getting a huge increase in daily plays; Over a thousand extra a day than it was getting before! If I leave the computer and come back even a few minutes later, the play count jumps up a lot. [...]

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014, 12:19am

Transparent Anti-Bear Ball for Camping Hi-jinks

Categories: Mouth Diarrhea

Sad Bear
Image By: Keven Law | Source
I've hated bears for a long time, ever since I saw a nature special where adult bears were walking around murdering cubs by a river and carrying their carcasses around like rag dolls. Seriously. Fuck bears. Like, genocide them.

Anyway, you know those giant transparent balls they put people in, so you can roll around and bounce down cliffs and stuff? What if we made one of those bear-proof? Then you can just roll on up to a bear family and screw with them. Like "Oooogadeeee booo, bears!! Haha look I'm gonna touch yer cubs [motions toward bear cubs]" [...]

Saturday, June 14th, 2014, 10:00am

New Song is OUT!!!

Categories: Journal | News

Mike Peralta - I Want You With Me [Cover]
-Cover for Mike Peralta's song "I Want You With Me"

Photography by: Heinz von Bockelmann under CC by 2.0 license, adapted by Mike Peralta

New Song is OUT!!!

You dudes!!!!!
My new single, "I Want You With Me", is officially out!!

Listen to it right now! (CLICK) [...]

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