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Friday, May 24th, 2013, 3:29am (4 Comments)

I think all my music is going to be free

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Darth Vader Storm Trooper Parade
-I ....
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Hello peeps,

So ... I've been dancing around this idea for a long long time, but you've probably already gathered from the title of this blog that I'm thinking about making all my music free.

Some of you are probably thinking "YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY", and I'm glad. You're the biggest reason why I'd like to do this, of course.

Others are probably thinking "Oh nyooooooo Mike! What about all teh moniezez omggggz!!!1"

You know what though? The funny thing about this situation is... I don't make that much money from music. Seriously. At least not from digital downloads. I do get lucky sometimes and make a ton of money selling CDs at a live show, or getting paid to show up and play music somewhere, or getting free money/merch to rep some company for a brief time. And of course the occasional fan will buy a T-Shirt. Those things are rad, of course. [...]

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Sunday, May 12th, 2013, 1:03pm

Happy Mother's Day! (and my Single is out)

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Mike Peralta - I'm Such a Drag (Just Sometimes)
-Cover artwork for Mike Peralta's "I'm Such a Drag (Just Sometimes)"

Special thanks to photographer Toshihiro Oimatsu at http://www.oimax.jp
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Hey dudes!

Happy Mother's Day to all the mama's out there, trying to do the best for their kids, and those soaking up all the glory for the years they've already put in.

If you're not a mom, give a mom a hug today!

And yeah... I guess you could say I didn't plan out the release date of my new single very well. As usual I was just really really excited about it and went "Well how about a week and a half from now derpppppp".

Wait no, maybe I did that on purpose just so you'd think it was funny and buy all my music lol. [...]



Saturday, May 4th, 2013, 9:37am

New Single! - I'm Such a Drag [Pre-Order Now!]

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Mike Peralta - I'm Such a Drag (Just Sometimes)
-Cover artwork for Mike Peralta's "I'm Such a Drag (Just Sometimes)"

Special thanks to photographer Toshihiro Oimatsu at http://www.oimax.jp
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Yo Dudes!

I have a new single coming out yaaaaaaaaay

The song is called "I'm Such a Drag (Just Sometimes)". I know I know. Laugh it up, but that's the title I went for lol.

So yeah - at this very moment, you can already pre-order it on my little page at BandCamp. I'm setting the price at $1 as usual. Pay more if you can. Listen for free after the release date here or on Spotify and ish.

Also I think I keep forgetting to mention this, but if you really don't have the cash, you can still earn a free copy of this and any other Mp3. All you have to do is pretty much be awesomely supportive, then ask. I give stuff away all the time. Well maybe I'll wait a month or so after this one releases, but you know what I'm saying. [...]



Saturday, April 20th, 2013, 5:42pm (3 Comments)

Come Vote for Me! #Sony714 #MikePeralta

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Mike Peralta at Sony Store Exhibit
-Mike Peralta at the SonyStore Sony714 exhibit "The Contested"
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YO dudes!

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 [...]

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Wednesday, March 20th, 2013, 6:54pm (1 Comment)

Which song should I reinvent? #Sony714 #SonyStore

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Mike Peralta - Portrait in the Dark
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Hello you dudes!

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: [...]

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Monday, January 28th, 2013, 3:42am (3 Comments)

My Interview on La La Land

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Mike Peralta on La La Land
-Mike Peralta performing live on LA Talk Live's "La La Land", with Brett and Dorothy, January 2013
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Image By: Alex Hamric | Source
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). [...]

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Sunday, January 20th, 2013, 12:00am

New Music Video!! Mike Peralta - I Heard

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Mike Peralta - I Heard - Official Music Video
-Screen grab of Mike Peralta - I Heard, Official Music Video
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Peeps!

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. [...]



Tuesday, January 1st, 2013, 6:00pm (2 Comments)

Happy New Year!!!!!

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Happy New Year!
-..... bitches
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Image By: Nevit Dilmen | Source
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! [...]

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Saturday, September 29th, 2012, 6:19pm (1 Comment)

Have you heard my single, "Will I Be Okay" ?

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Mike Peralta - Will I Be Okay (Cover Photo)
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Hello you dudes! Its been about a month since I released my latest single, and I just wanted to make sure you've all listened to it!

Anytime you ever want to hear my music, and don't know where to go, you can always visit http://www.MikePeralta.com/listen. That's the easy way.

If you'd like to go directly to a specific digital vendor to listen, here are some other links for you:
  • iTunes if you're an apple fan-person
  • Bandcamp, if you'd like to name-your-own-price, or you're on mobile.
  • and lastly My Own Official Store if you'd like to bypass the other vendors and get more of your hard earned cash directly to me (Yaaaaaaay)
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Saturday, September 22nd, 2012, 12:00am

How to Get Free Stuff

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How to Get Free Stuff


Mother and Daughter
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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.
Representing Chino
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I'm going to list some fast and easy ideas on things you can do to earn your gear, but you can show your support in many other ways, so feel free to try out your own ideas too!
Damn You, Shea
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Things You Can Do


  • 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!

'Chelle!
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But Please Be Patient!


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!
Well thank you!
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Thanks and Good Luck!


Thanks for taking the time to read this everyone! I appreciate all your support and I love every last one of you. I hope very soon you all win freeeeee stufffffffff! [...]



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