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Saturday, January 10th, 2015, 3:09pm

My Nightmare

Categories: Mouth Diarrhea

Horrified Face
Last night I had a strange nightmare. I was working on a vast office building with cubicles as far as the eye could see. There was a woman I apparently knew at this job - someone I don't know in real life, but within the context of the dream knew very well. I guess the setting was that I had been secretly in love with this woman for a long time, but never had the nerve to talk to her, for years.

I saw her walking towards me, and my heart began to flutter, as it did every day for her in this dream setting. However, on this particular day in my dream world, she didn't walk past me, but instead walked right up to my face. Out of nowhere, she hugged me, and kissed me, and told me she loved me. [...]

Friday, October 3rd, 2014, 7:45pm

Are you still seeing my blog? lol ...

Categories: Mouth Diarrhea

Hey peeps, quick question.

Does this blog still work? lol ...

I ask because this week I've pulled most of the guts out of the program that runs this blog, and re-organized a ton of things in order to help move some of the functionality forward in the future. One thing you might notice in particular is all the "view blog entry" URLs are a tad shorter, and the RSS links have changed.

I've done my best (in the 3 hours I had to spare today) to test all the blog's functions to make sure they all still work, but I need your help. If you have a little time, I'd appreciate if you would just sort of poke around this blog area, trying out all the features (adding comments, subscribing, clicking different links, clicking photos, etc etc) and letting me know if any are broken. [...]

Saturday, September 27th, 2014, 10:00am

I Want You With Me - Live on 89.5FM KTST Anaheim

Categories: Journal | News

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

I've got the final performance clip from my recent appearance on The Kay Show, woo woo!

Here's me doing my original song, I Want You With Me:

In the heat of the moment, I accidentally put the capo on the wrong fret (haha) and ended up playing the song 2 halfsteps lower than I should have. Lucky for me I'm pretty used to re-keying songs on a regular basis, or it could have been a disaster lolol. Also, I cut the song short because I was under the impression we were out of time. [...]

Saturday, September 20th, 2014, 10:11am (1 Comment)

A Story Forever - Live on 89.5FM KTST Anaheim

Categories: Journal | News

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

I've got another video clip from my recent appearance on The Kay Show, woo woo!

Here I am performing my original song, A Story Forever:

And the one from last week, "Will I Be Okay":

I'll be back next weekend with the third and final performance video from that day, then I'll be done with newsletter blasts for a little bit.

If you'd like to get to know Kyle or his show, check out the following links:
@TheKyleGreen on Twitter
Kyle's Page on KTST Anaheim [...]

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

I'm doing Music 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. [...]

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