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

Some of my favorite fan art!

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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

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. [...]

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!

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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!

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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!!!

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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) [...]

Saturday, June 7th, 2014, 6:00am

I Want You With Me - Next Week!!!

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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


My new single is coming out in only a week! If you've pre-ordered on my BandCamp page, you should be receiving a copy of the song in your email box soon. Someone please remind me quickly if this doesn't happen today!

As for the rest of you... check this website next week - June 14th, 2014 - for a brand new song for allllll! It'll be free for everyone to enjoy, but if you have self control issues, feel free to jump on the pre-order right this second and you'll get the single almost a week before everybody else! [...]

Thursday, May 29th, 2014, 6:00am

New Music! I Want You With Me

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Big 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
Helloooooo peeps! Guess what? I'm releasing another single!

Woo woot woot woot

In about 2 weeks (June 14th, 2014 to be more precise) I'll be releasing my song "I Want You With Me" for your listening pleasure. It's got a bit more of a harder feeling to it, like my last track, but a bit more dreamier. I couldn't resist throwing on more of that sweet sweet robotic backup vocal stuff too.

The plan is this: In 2 weeks, the song will be published, and everyone can enjoy it for free. [...]

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014, 6:06pm

Selfies are an official disorder?

Categories: Mouth Diarrhea

Mike Peralta Selfie
-YO, are we gonna fuck or what?
Image By: Mike Peralta | Source
Ha... wuddup guys... I haven't written to this category in awhile so I wanted to share a little article I came across. Apparently doctors have turned selfies into an actual mental disorder called "selfitis", if you can believe that haha.

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) has made three classifications for selfitis:
  • Borderline Selfitis is when you take selfies of yourself at least 3 times a day, but don't post to social media
  • Acute Selfitis is basically Borderline Selfitis but also posting the photos to social media
  • Chronic Selfitis: Is when you lose your shit and can't stop yourself from taking photos all day long while posting to social media (more than 6 times a day)

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