the gluttony

July 29, 2008

had to post a link. such a dope piece on the shoe and art show:




  1. Danielle83 on August 2, 2008 at 11:21 pm

    mike – meant to tell you nice article too – DANIELLE

  2. Danielle83 on August 2, 2008 at 11:20 pm

    Mike – I’ve seen you guys perform at least 10x – you guys always come to Atl/Tampa/NYC on the hottest day of the year – nice! The reason I’m sending this – we (mainly I) would really like the chance to meet you and the band even if to say hi – I think you guys rock and we have a blast at every LP show because you guys clearly are so awesome – and totally awesome live. DANIELLE & CHAD / VIP SEATS 2&3 (I’m short so can’t sit behind the pit crowd – security won’t let me stand in the chair – as if that should even be a rule at a LP show!!! Hopefully seats aren’t too far away this year.

  3. ShadowerLiltani on August 2, 2008 at 9:29 pm

    Very well written article. Good read ^ ___ ^

    I’m really looking forward to Glorious Excess Dies. This is going to be very interesting.

  4. Dori on July 31, 2008 at 11:30 pm

    Nice article, Mike. It really captures the essence of what I think you were trying to say in your art.

  5. soyuneik on July 31, 2008 at 11:23 pm

    Yea stereotypes and yea. I really don’t think anyone should take it personal. I mean really if thats not you, what do you care what some dude posted? I’ve come across a lot of- uh how should I put- ‘eccentric’ fan created sites. Involving imaginary worlds and whatnot; that managed to really creep the hell out of me. (not something that occurs often). However, as long as people differentiate between the two-as most mentally sound individuals would. Its all gravy. I think that after most people are exposed to a certain level of “celebrity” status, they sorta figure out it comes with the territory and adapt. But sometimes, they take the next jet outta the US

  6. shinoda_me on July 30, 2008 at 11:50 pm

    i like that review… awesome 🙂 … i wish i got your shoes for a ‘gift’ !!!

    have a nice day! =)

  7. nillp on July 30, 2008 at 8:45 pm

    “seems” that i lost the last posts.. oh my.. i do want my vacation back.. T__T’

    anyway. really amazing those pictures.. can’t wait to my art book arrives..! 🙂

    ps. if i take a life time to back here again, i’m really sorry.. but it’s too hard to have time to access the internet on weekdays since i’m studying at 3 schools and going to the gym from monday to friday.. i’m almost dying. .__.’

    anyway. take care and keep rocking. ;D

    love ya ~ mk’nil ♥

  8. Curiosa on July 30, 2008 at 3:28 pm

    cont…Hmm..he makes it sound so personal. Very interesting article though but he might want to reword some things. 🙂 Oh, I luv the pics of the shows u put up, they were great. Who is the photographer? Ever since 911 I haven’t been able 2 take my camera into sporting events or concerts just because I have an attachable lens. Good luck w/ur shows. 🙂

    btw: ur a celebrity?? Really? Are you sure? :)~

  9. Curiosa on July 30, 2008 at 3:26 pm

    (sarcastic) Yeah this person knows Americans very well. I can guaranty u that I could find plenty of Americans who don’t obsess over their favorite celebrity. lol I do however have to agree w/him that celebrities exist because of the attention people give them. Not everyone though, just enough. & he did capture the feel of ur show. It’s obvious to me this guy needs to face reality & as someone else mentioned, what’s up w/all those spelling mistakes (4 a journalist)?

  10. NeneLP88 on July 30, 2008 at 3:19 pm

    Woah! This description of your show and shoes is great!! That dude got exactly the meaning of the show Mike =)


    Sorry, I meant “member of Linkin Park, the biggest rock band on the planet” =P

  11. lucky_cat on July 30, 2008 at 3:16 pm

    intreresting article. to the little discussion below: i think if the topic of GLXS were so easy to handle then were no reason to do all the artwork about it. contrariness gives always an impuls for creativity, isn´t it so? otherwise it wouldn´t be so animated.
    i´m very sad about not having the possibility to see it there in LA … to far away from Berlin. i´m waiting for the next JUXTAPOZ and what you´ll post here … and sorry for my english. i learn.
    have a good time!

  12. Madlen on July 30, 2008 at 2:22 pm

    Probably the best thing i read about your show…really awesome:)Oh btw congrats on Shadow Of The Day going platinum:DMan,i wish i could get those shoes sooo bad:(((

  13. asianotter on July 30, 2008 at 12:58 pm

    great article! really captured the essence of what you were going for with GLXS! praise well deserved! thanks for sharing. can’t wait for Friday . . . the shoes, the shoes, the shoes!!!!!!!!! : )

  14. Kaeru on July 30, 2008 at 12:18 pm

    ^^ do you know him?

  15. Anika on July 30, 2008 at 11:31 am

    ya! this is cool! i love the shoes….

  16. Noe_Kenji on July 30, 2008 at 9:52 am

  17. AilinaAnn on July 30, 2008 at 8:51 am

    Hi Mike your such a great talent.

  18. MissNatalie1984 on July 30, 2008 at 8:34 am

    i agree with Bianca (IBLong), i love and respect Mike and LP for everything they do, don’t think i’m not greatful, but i just freaking hate when people take it upon themselves to stereotype others without thinking it through properly, whether it was a direct or indirect comment nonetheless.

    now let’s get these DC shoes out so i can buy a pair! 😀

  19. I_B_Long on July 30, 2008 at 8:21 am

    part 2:
    paintings that make my jaw drop (literally) and the sh*t natalie and i talk on the LPMB, well, for me, its my sense of humor that keeps me afloat. the fun i have there keeps my mind off of the fact that im stuck here at home by myself while my husband is off fighting bush’s oil war.
    i love & respect Mike and LP for everything they do and i dont care what people think about me because of that. PERIOD.

  20. nikkiann0100 on July 30, 2008 at 8:20 am

    Looks great. I am excited for you. Also congrats on shadow of the day going platnium. Thats awesome. See you guys next week at pr.

  21. I_B_Long on July 30, 2008 at 8:19 am

    lol, i already said my piece, which was basically the same thing missnatalie said, in not so many words. i just felt like saying, this is so funny.some blogger writes something, probably didnt think it through very well (at least not the part about the fans) because he probably didnt think so many of us fans would read it, and it causes so much trouble. what do i care if some blogger looks down on me for supporting someone who makes music that makes me happy and………………..

  22. cuz on July 30, 2008 at 7:06 am

    good one. and i like the photos 🙂 would love to get such a gift 😀 cheers 🙂

  23. MissNatalie1984 on July 30, 2008 at 7:02 am

    part5. i just hate being stereotyped, i think it’s so disrespectful, especially coming from a blogger who is spending time writing an article that is paying attention to a celebrity.
    sorry this is so long, i just had to get it off my chest. grrr 700 character limit. have a nice day mike!

  24. MissNatalie1984 on July 30, 2008 at 7:01 am

    part4. so in order to not be so disturbing, we must pay no attention to anything you do right?i’m not necessarily saying that that’s what you’re thinking, that’s just how i read into the gluttony’s blog. whilst fandom is definitely a thematical part of your art, the gluttony chose to stereotype fans in general and also contradicted himself in the process. dont get me wrong, i like to check out your blog and talk shit on the LPMB, but it’s just a way to pass the bit of free time i have, i wouldn’t call it spending hours obsessing over celebrities.

  25. MissNatalie1984 on July 30, 2008 at 7:01 am

    part3. if this is a social commentary on your artwork, then yes, he has nailed the theme of your art show. however, it seems to me that the last bit of what he wrote seems to dig deeper than just cemmenting on your art and quite possibly could be taken as referencing the fanbase that so readily supports what you do.if this is the case, and like noface said, the perfect world would seem to be one in which we don’t support anything you do, because we fans are stereotyped as being all overzealous and obsessed, thus making us disturbing, which in turn would add up to the reason why we give you so much attention.

  26. MissNatalie1984 on July 30, 2008 at 6:59 am

    part 2. the gluttony writes, “Artistic commentary on the life of a central character. Showing the different aspects of the celebrity life and societies obsession whit that life. It is very disturbing the attention any one American gives to his or her favorite celebrity. Hours upon hours a day. The obsession for money, power and fame seem to take control of both the celebrity but also the society that creates that celebrity. The celebrity only exists because of the attention a society chooses to give them.

  27. MissNatalie1984 on July 30, 2008 at 6:57 am

    part1. i’m with noface. i’m just wondering, if the gluttony posted about how disturbing the amount of attention and one fan will give a celebrity, and you in turn post this, does that necessarily mean that you are in agreance with that statement? don’t get me wrong, i understand the piece in general is about the art and shoes, but look who’s writing it, a guy who at that very point in time is ‘paying attention to a celebrity’. so in a way, he is only contradicting himself.

  28. MusicalMorphine on July 30, 2008 at 5:19 am

    Of course though, all celebrities are different too. There are those who only want fame, they want the limelight, the glory etc. Then there are those who are celebrities who love what they do, who are famous because they want others to see what they can do, they want to affect people.

    On here I see both types of fan.

  29. MusicalMorphine on July 30, 2008 at 5:19 am

    The way I see it is there is really two types of fan. There’s the person who supports the artist or band because they like the music, they like the message and the artist/s. They are also able to talk to the celebrities like a normal human being. The other type is those who obsess over them and who will do anything to get their attention. They may have the same reasons for liking them, but their behaviour is different.

  30. Shinodabestfriend on July 30, 2008 at 3:51 am

    “I love your arts” like Chester says…. HAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAH!! 😀

  31. Shinodabestfriend on July 30, 2008 at 3:50 am

    that’s fu-in cool!! I’m listening to your remix song! hihihihihi!! ^^ uuuuh Mike I forgot to say that “In between” and “No roads left but one” are …….. …… don’t find words to describe your voice……. Mike please make one other like them……. PLEEEEASE!!!!!

  32. axrinekey on July 30, 2008 at 2:34 am

    Oh no!!
    I’m in love with the books!!
    and the shoes!!! xD

    I really love the arts! xD
    it’s just so…. <33333

  33. NoFace on July 29, 2008 at 11:59 pm

    @Reem: so fans who “don’t have a life” should just go away because Mike Shinoda doesn’t appreciate you spending too much time on your favorite celebrity. Maybe I got it now.
    Srsly, it’s not about that at all. It’s about how hypocritical it may sound to point a finger at the so called ‘celebrities obsessed’ and consume society, while Mike’s career is nurtured by it. If that society is that disturbing, why is he promoting his shoes, his drawings and tell fans to buy those quick cause they’re limitedOMG!!!zz11? And writing an article praising a celebrity just to say that spending too much time on celebrities is stupid is a damn smart idea too.

  34. miKer0cks on July 29, 2008 at 11:57 pm

    wow!!! awesome article….!!! these shoes are perfect!!!! sooo cool!!! i cant wait until august 1st!!! i hope i can get them from the internet!!! sooo cool….!!!!

  35. I_B_Long on July 29, 2008 at 9:29 pm

    that article was really interesting. it did kinda come across as saying “all fans of ANYTHING, get a life” but i suppose thats their opinion, not neccesarily yours. and theres different types of celebrities, your type, that actually gives us something (alot in your particular case and good stuff, thats why we keep coming back for more) and theres the celebrities that are just kinda there and noone really knows why. i am not into celeb-obsession and gossip at all, which is odd considering im a female with way too much time on her hands, but i do like to check your blog frequently and hang out on the LPMB and talk about stupid crap. but then, i KNOW i dont have much of a life……

  36. Reem on July 29, 2008 at 8:50 pm

    noface you are right in a way,but still,coming here (not as often as every hour)doesn’t mean we got nothing better to do or no life as you like to put it,it could,for some,but for others it could just mean that they find it interesting to do so.I don’t have all the time in the world due to what i do but i still find myself here.Saying that is like saying you yourself don’t have much of a life,not that you dont,i dont know much about you,but the way you put it sounded so.any how,it’s the 30th here and didnt post this long ago but it says 29th,pff time zones.Thanks for sharing,nice pics,i liked the second one.

  37. soyuneik on July 29, 2008 at 7:50 pm

    lol noface your awesome. Yea, I come here and check his shit along with 15-25 sites… eh usually when I check my messages..
    I post obscure random shit that has to do with absolutely nothing. And in any number of perceptions that would seem rather disturbing. YES! But ya know, I do on purpose. Even if I were a celebrity I’d still do it. Even if I had 4 jobs and lived in a shack on some island-I’d do it. If you can’t figure it already. Thats just me and I could give a fuck less what other people think. If dudes interesting enough to keep people on his blog like that-all the better to him. I’m sure he thinks we are all crazy anyhow.

  38. soyuneik on July 29, 2008 at 7:25 pm

    I can’t tell if he’s got a darker shoe or the pic is just dark- but his pictures make them tastier.
    When you post more than one blog in a day and I manage to reply to them both, it makes me feel like a goober.
    lol what the hell is a goober anyway? Bah! Whatever! I’m a figment of your imagination. Yea I’m bored again. Blame it on ticket master, I watched as the countdown screw me outta Bob Dylan tickets. The horror. the misery, why? lol

  39. NoFace on July 29, 2008 at 7:13 pm

    The Gluttony wrote :”It is very disturbing the attention any one American gives to his or her favorite celebrity.”.

    I bet your fans are disturbing too, and whoever comes back this site every fucking hour, they’re disturbing too, lmao. Words from people who have REAL life, aye? The perfect world would be one with no fan gives two shit about your artshow, Chester’s clothing line or Joe’s movie, I believe.

    Any comment on this hypocritical statement? After all, who’s the bigot? The hater or the lover? And WHAT is the message you’re trying to deliver here?

  40. BaZz on July 29, 2008 at 7:03 pm

    I think you need to stop posting about these sneakers I want them so bad already.

  41. Illara on July 29, 2008 at 6:35 pm

    its a good review..

    quoted – “Like a villain in a film, the character stares back at you through the painting. He seems to be acknowledging your awareness of him. ”

    somehow i do noticed the skull character on your paintings. it does somehow for a moment staring back at me, when im looking at it. xD

    take care, mike.

  42. alyeska39 on July 29, 2008 at 5:48 pm

    He would be a great writer if he knew how to spell… Other than that, it was a great review.

  43. AussiePrincess on July 29, 2008 at 5:39 pm


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