BLOGWORLD AFTERMATH

September 22, 2008

RB (the red baron) and i just got back from an exhausting and fantastic trip to vegas for blogworld. although i went to sleep pretty early, RB was out all night overdoing it on the gambling, sex, and drugs…somehow i was able to get him up early enough to make it to the conference at 7:45am. it was a little early, but we got our wits together, and tim and i had a great talk with the folks there. there were a ton of fascinating questions, and i personally got a lot out of it. afterward i got a good chance to speak to some of you in person, take some pictures, and sign some autographs.

speaking of which: if you, the reader, are someone i met at the conference, and you have photos or video of us, feel free to leave a comment under this post, with the photo, video, or a link so all the mikeshinoda.com community can check them out!

a huge “thank you” goes out to tim ferriss (for babysitting us, ha!), rick calvert, rohit bhargava, mohammed saleem, and all the interesting folks i met and chatted with today. thanks to the many people who came up and said so many nice things about my music and art, and thanks to everyone who shared with us their insight into the future of our online world.

the link to the keynote talk, in full, is hopefully coming soon. i’ll put it up asap. here are some links to some coverage in other good blogs:

http://rohitbhargava.typepad.com/weblog/2008/09/lessons-on-buil.html

http://www.flyteblog.com/flyte/2008/09/blogworld-sunda.html

http://www.miss604.com/2008/09/blog-world-expo-2008-keynote-and-sunday-sessions.html

by the way, i was just kidding about RB and the gambling, sex, and drugs. he’s not into that stuff–he keeps it clean.

except for his obsession with narcoleptic sheep:

Narcoleptic Sheep

EDIT: fan correction: narcoleptic goats, not sheep. (wow, people around these parts are pretty quick to correct you when it comes to mistakes regarding animal species. next thing you know, they’ll be telling me a dolphin isn’t a fish…)

mike

51 Comments

  1. Azamat on March 8, 2010 at 3:59 am

    Hi Mike. I write songs, I have a couple of tracks. You can listen to and evaluate?
    Azamat.

  2. rocknrollgeek on October 13, 2008 at 3:35 pm

    Mike being interviewed by techzulu at Blog World Expo , over at http://www.techzulu.com/mike-shinoda-brings-the-noise-to-blog-world-expo.html

  3. Abby on October 1, 2008 at 6:21 am

    Hey Mike! It was great meeting you at BlogWorld. Thanks so much for taking the time to talk and interview with us.

    The WebProNews video can be seen here:

    http://videos.webpronews.com/2008/09/30/linkin-parks-mike-shinoda-talks-with-webpronews/

    Take care!

  4. nillp on September 28, 2008 at 5:00 pm

    don’t complain.. i wake up every single day at 5:30am..! >_<

    anyway. great conversation..!

    btw, poor sheep

  5. axrinekey on September 26, 2008 at 6:32 am

    LOL!
    Sheep…
    Sheep has wool.๐Ÿ™‚

    Goats… have…. beard!๐Ÿ˜€

    Ahhah!
    anyways, it’s really a funny video.
    Watching how the GOAAATS just jumped around an fell.๐Ÿ˜„
    HAHAHAHA!
    Thanks for posting it.
    xD

    anyway…. RB…. Rob Bourdon? xD
    LOL! LOL! LOL!

  6. demon_wolf on September 25, 2008 at 11:41 am

    Mikey,

    Dolphins are mammals not fish,lol.

    fullmetalgir

  7. shashib on September 24, 2008 at 8:26 pm

    Hi Mike,

    it was fantastic to meet you at Blog World. Link to pics I took of you

    Blog World Expo 2008

    Here is the picture you took with my camera
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/drbeachvacation/2877803770/in/set-72157607478224158/ and my blog post http://www.shashi.name/2008/09/swami-meets-mike-shinoda-linkin-park.html

    Great to meet you.

    Shashi bellamkonda
    Social Media Swami : http://blog.networksolutions.com

  8. Ezza on September 24, 2008 at 4:00 pm

    hahaha i’ll be the smart arse, ill bite
    dolphin not a fish but a mammal unlike fish they have live young and feed them milk fish lay eggs and have to fend for themselves from birth๐Ÿ™‚
    love ya

  9. Madlen on September 24, 2008 at 11:06 am

    Omg the pic with the duck is the most adorable thing ever:DSo cute!!!:DHaha one of my options for a future job is a vet so…it’s a goat:DLMAO I’m sorry to tell you that dolphins are not fish LMAO :DSo happy to be part of the mikeshinoda.com community…i feel special:D

  10. Curiosa on September 24, 2008 at 10:40 am

    @ IGrabbedChestersWrist: Actually LA recently used goats to eat all the dry brush/grass around the area as a cheaper alternative to hiring someone to mow it. I’m sure he saw the goats around the area. I still insist he must have had a bad hangover from his Vegas trip & that’s why he confused them. :)~

  11. AnkeNL on September 24, 2008 at 6:31 am

    Rubber Duckies are cool I have 4 and trying to get more. lol
    Greetings Anke

  12. zahra on September 24, 2008 at 4:51 am

    LOL……..OMG THAT WAS SOOO FUNNY!…and about the you not ansering qustions and telling us about fish and stuff is really not fair mike!!!!!…..

  13. dulcemdl on September 24, 2008 at 1:39 am

    I do not know if there are these goats in India, but if any, should be worshiped!…….lololol

  14. IGrabbedChestersWrist on September 23, 2008 at 8:20 pm

    When Mike isn’t spending all his extra time on the internet blogging; he’s putting random objects on his head.

  15. IGrabbedChestersWrist on September 23, 2008 at 8:17 pm

    It’s not Mike’s fault. He’s from Cali…… where they probably don’t even have goats and sheeps for him to know the difference. haha.

    Seriously though, I’m with Chemist999….. I find it a bit disturbing. I really don’t understand why people would keep breeding goats with that particular gene just for their own twisted entertainment purposes. Animal breeders of any kind don’t usually breed the “defected” ones.

  16. NoMoreSorrowGirl on September 23, 2008 at 6:47 pm

    hey! did you enjoy the vegas?mike very funny video…i love animals but i’ve haven’t seen this one…i think dolphins are mammals mike not a fish…kip rockin’godbless you and LP…kisses :))take care…very,very,very ccccccuuuuutttteee…the duck on you’re head…hhahaha!!!

  17. numbrocker02 on September 23, 2008 at 6:34 pm

    ROTFL!!!! My sis is looking at me funny because I was laughing so much. Thanks for posting the vid.

  18. So_S on September 23, 2008 at 1:03 pm

    Mike, explain yourself! what is that ducky doing on your head, hmmm? ๐Ÿ˜›

    haha

  19. nikkiann0100 on September 23, 2008 at 12:40 pm

    Thanks Shinoda77. One more for the mikeshinoda.com community.

  20. rockermeg on September 23, 2008 at 11:26 am

    Sounds like you had fun (-: I’m glad

    Mike they say the word “goat” in like every sentence how could you miss that??

    Woah that’s freaky…I’m doing a science report on dolphins and I opened your website while I was researching and stuff and I read that…straaange

    I wish I could meet you :-‘(

    xxx

  21. Shinoda77 on September 23, 2008 at 11:20 am

    Nikkiann0100 here’s you photos๐Ÿ™‚ just put it like this: !link!

    And album: http://s214.photobucket.com/albums/cc122/nikkiann0100/

  22. Curiosa on September 23, 2008 at 11:18 am

    btw, are you sure you weren’t the one doing the gambling, sex, & drugs?? :)~ ha ha

  23. Curiosa on September 23, 2008 at 11:12 am

    Wow Mike, that’s some hangover: confusing a sheep w/a goat. ha ha. :)~

    Hey, Tim’s kinda cute. Is he single? :)~ just kidding! Anyway, sounds like the session went very well. I would have really loved to hear what you guys had to say but sometimes family comes first.๐Ÿ˜‰ Well congrats on your success over there.๐Ÿ™‚

  24. Coach_K on September 23, 2008 at 9:16 am

    Mike, a dolphin is not a fish =/ haha
    Just looking forward the new album and the new LPU 8 tracks.

  25. nikkiann0100 on September 23, 2008 at 8:32 am

    Mike, you guys did such an amazing job. I was glad that I got to be part of that. I actually learned alot that I never knew and I think many people will benefit from the topics of conversation. It was worth the trip from Denver. Great times!
    Here are the links for a few pics. I couldnt format them right. Anyone that can format them. That would be awesome.

  26. Shinoda77 on September 23, 2008 at 7:25 am

    OMG Mike how cute are youuuu!!! Can’t find words to say… I just love you๐Ÿ™‚ btw i love that duck xD you’re so funny๐Ÿ˜€

  27. Raspberry on September 23, 2008 at 7:02 am

    Ignore the people who want to jump on your every mistake … they have waaaaaaaaaaaaay too much time on their hands waiting for celebs to screw up๐Ÿ˜‰

  28. NeneLP88 on September 23, 2008 at 6:02 am

    Don’t blame poor Mike! He’s been fucked up by the video itself.. ’cause its original title is “narcoleptic sheep”. =P Anyways..funny and interesting the same. I’m (cough-cough)..I will be a biologist and i didn’t know about them. Shame on me u_u They look like simulating a faint.. xD

    The blogworld sounds interesting.. and it’s simply amazing the fact that you always give fans opportunities to get to know you from this close. Not only like “the one who made the record “. =D

    Too bad these opportunities take place in the other side of the world =/

  29. Chemist999 on September 23, 2008 at 5:32 am

    These goats, sheeps, dolphins or whatever they are, are really cute. I just don’t know wheter this illness is funny, or disturbing…

  30. lucky_cat on September 23, 2008 at 4:49 am

    Iยดm speechless again ;)) THANK YOU VERY MUCH for the long and detailed post ! Now I have got enough stuff to read and translate and think about … makes my day๐Ÿ™‚

  31. Chasy on September 23, 2008 at 4:32 am

    Uh, well … I don’t want to offend you Mike, but … does the goat not look like a goat? You know, a sheep is way more fluffy ;P

  32. ColorScheming on September 23, 2008 at 1:52 am

    But your art is amazing, i have been a fan for so long now. I am the one who gave you the letter at the vegas show. I never did find out if you read the letter im sure in the rush of your life you forgot. But i basically told you that your music meant the world to me. I hope you get to read this, and i hope one day you will respond just to let me know you acknowledge how much your music has done.

    P.s As far as major labels go, i was talking to tak about it over myspace regarding the s.o.b record. Major labels sound like they can be a double edged sword.

    p.s.s Mike you should do a track with tech n9ne.. that would the shit.. no but seriously think about it haha

  33. I_B_Long on September 23, 2008 at 1:51 am

    LOL @ the goats, seen them on the discovery channel. i really enjoyed reading those blogs. cant wait to hear/read the whole thing. awesome post!

  34. ColorScheming on September 23, 2008 at 1:49 am

    Your art show really gave a little glimpse into it. Even at an art show where under my best guess i thought would be more reserved and calm. The line outside was pretty chill but the minute the doors opened it was crazy all over again, at least downstairs. If your art show was like that i can only imagine at a concert. man.

  35. ColorScheming on September 23, 2008 at 1:48 am

    MIKE PLEASE READ ALL PARTS TO IT… YOUR CHARACTER LIMIT MAKES ME BREAK IT UP…

    I can not believe i missed it. I feel like such an asshole and im pissed due to feeling like i was mislead by the site. So since i didnt get to go. Let me tell you what i would of said, by some pure chance you read it.

    I drove all the way to l.a to see your art show and it was an eye opening expierence for me. The whole subject of your art was the fame negative and positive. Which we as fans don’t really get to see unless we go to a concert or by some chance see a celebrity walking by.

  36. soyuneik on September 23, 2008 at 1:20 am

    AWW! The goats are breakin!…I want one

  37. shinoda_me on September 22, 2008 at 11:47 pm

    LMFAO!!!! i cant stop watching …. BWAHAHAHAHHAHAHA… made my day .. thanks for posting! (these goats would be pretty good at playing the London-London-Statue game, for those who know what that is)

    p.s – i love the edit!!!๐Ÿ˜„

  38. shinoda_me on September 22, 2008 at 11:44 pm

    FUCK!
    i laughed so hard at that!!! (pretty scary too thinking about how easy it would be for predators to attack…)

    watches again just for kicks

  39. evomunk on September 22, 2008 at 11:30 pm

    look at all them goats!

  40. ZU13KA on September 22, 2008 at 10:47 pm

    O m g! Nw u tel me dolphhins arent realy fish…:’-( here i spent lyk 19yrs of my lyf wit dat hangin ova me…lmao…faintn sheep goats woteva flipn hilarious dude…glad u enjoyd ur trip cnt w8 4 d ful info๐Ÿ™‚

  41. logank on September 22, 2008 at 8:34 pm

    Hi Mike,

    Missed you at Blogworld. I actually stayed an hour after the keynote so I could talk to you and Tim after the mob died down and got distracted talking to Tim and didn’t see you leave. I just wanted to introduce myself as I’ve been a big fan of your music for many years and think there might be some way we could do business together in the future. Since I can’t get your business card online, could you send me an e-mail so I have a way of contacting you?

    Thanks, Mike. Hope to hear from you.

    Best,
    Logan K.

  42. durg on September 22, 2008 at 8:07 pm

    is a dolphin a fish, mike? O.o hmmm..

  43. Doomguy13 on September 22, 2008 at 6:17 pm

    I’m so mad I couldn’t of been there. Curse me not having enough money to fly over to Cali from the Windy City!

  44. NataliaForgotten on September 22, 2008 at 5:42 pm

    HAHA, the EDIT is awesome… You should stop doing this type of jokes; mom told me to shut up because I was laughing too loud. :p I saw these goats before, but I can’t remember where, maybe on ‘Dirty Jobs’… (By the way, my comment about the rest of the post is in the next post.)

  45. ninguem on September 22, 2008 at 5:24 pm

    who is red baron?!

  46. cuz on September 22, 2008 at 5:16 pm

    i see you had really great time in vegas. cool๐Ÿ™‚ i wanted to attend soo bad but since i live in Poland… then can’t wait for the video. amazing that you always care about the fans. it’s important especcialy for those around the world who can’t go for a conference or art show. and i love your blog. such a great way to start a day in good mood, or end, or make it better along the day. that’s why it’s my homepage๐Ÿ˜‰ and i really like staying in touch with you. this just makes me smile. you’re like a sunshine๐Ÿ™‚

    those ‘sheeps’ are just cool๐Ÿ˜€ have a nice day, Mike๐Ÿ™‚

  47. Hybr1d_7h3ory on September 22, 2008 at 4:18 pm

    Weird…That happens to me every time I see Mike and LP come onto the stage.

    I should probably get that looked at

  48. Anstice on September 22, 2008 at 4:00 pm

    Oh. My. God. OH MY FUCKING GOD. I just laughed so hard I couldn’t breathe. That was so fucking funny when that guy opened up that umbrella on them. That was freaking amazing. Thank God they aren’t horses or like…elephants, though. That wouldn’t end well. PS, those are goats, not sheep. EDIT about the EDIT :: I just laughed so hard, I started sobbing. PLEASE tell me you were being sarcastic about the dolphin/fish thing, because they really aren’t fish, dear.

  49. So_S on September 22, 2008 at 2:59 pm

    ha! i see you had fun this weekend!๐Ÿ™‚

    and it’s a goat, not sheep. can’t you tell them apart?๐Ÿ˜›

    lol

  50. Wello on September 22, 2008 at 2:58 pm

    So he’s a goat addict? xDDD

  51. cyco_green_monkey on September 22, 2008 at 2:50 pm

    The Mythbusters had fainting goats in a recent episode… so funny!

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