Freshnerd Interview

March 30, 2009

A new interview here…this one was fun.

http://freshnerd.com/2009/03/fresh-art21-questions-mike-shinoda-of-linkin-park/

mike

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56 Comments

  1. nillp on April 19, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    “I knew I should’ve bought that when it was cheap. Fuck.” ha! for sure this is gonna happen!😄

    talking about doing art shows out of LA, you could do art shows in other countries too.. this would be awesome..!

    because it’s pretty expensive and hard to buy you paintings from the internet.. x:

    anyway, you rock dude! ♥

  2. tacos_on_tuesday on April 9, 2009 at 3:38 pm

    Interviews like this are what makes you so dreamy…LOL!!!! Just normal random BS that go through regular average people’s minds. I feel you on the iphone. It is like an addtional limb. First thing I pick up when I wake up and the last thing I look at when I go to sleep.

  3. ThunderStrike on April 3, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    You believe in aliens? Then I’m afraid this confirms my theory that all six of you are aliens! Help!!

  4. Sintia on April 3, 2009 at 11:43 am

    that’s funny how you mentioned how Dif’rent strokes is spelled. I always wondered why it was spelled that way but then again I thought it was becuz they wanted to do something different.

  5. alina07 on April 3, 2009 at 5:51 am

    Haha,how funny.well Mike,why not rescue BBB?It’s so hard to choose.
    We really enjoy your paintings.they’re so great that i print every picture.
    It’s too difficult for me to go to your gallery,long distance from China to L.A,but i’ll check it on the Internet or other ways
    good luck,Mike.

  6. tpbarbosa on April 2, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    Good answers Mike! You’re so funny xDD
    I also belive in aliens and actually thanks for you I said for the very first time this entire word correctly on my language O.O
    I know it sounds odd, but it’s true :p:p
    Mike, I have a question, do everytime you go on stage and sing a old song you start to think about LP’s past and everything you’ve had to do to get where you, guys are? I mean probably some songs mean more for you than anothers, so do you think about it all?

  7. zimminator on April 2, 2009 at 9:48 am

    hahahaha hilarious questions!!!!! but if i were asked those…..i wouldnt know what to say. good answers mike…..hahaha. i really want to see yer art gallery….my sister says that as a graduation present shes gonna take me back home to cali, and i want to schedule it at the time that your art gallery is open!!!! hope i can go! it would complete my life🙂

  8. Dori on April 1, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    Read this a few days ago, but LOVED it! U shoulda answered the vagina question tho! haha OMG, I always talk to myself like that too! It’s humiliating!!!!

  9. Madlen on April 1, 2009 at 12:46 pm

    Well I read that about 3-4 days ago:DIt’s dope:DI love this kind of interviews…it reminds me of the Random Question Generator thing in Kerrang…you’re so funny and smart:D
    p.s I talk to myself too:D

  10. MS_Ineedyou on April 1, 2009 at 5:14 am

    hahahahahaha . i’m still laughing.. who knew that when people started using douchebag(d-bag) again, you would love it haha…. or .. Hip hop is in danger of making itself unloveable … it’s been like that for a while .. like … that’s why i love Linkin Park !!! haha .. cause you guys rap about life, things we can relate to… not i just had sex with your mom and now i’m gonna have sex with you and then have a threesome with you both .. not shit like that .. or you could put it like .. the stuff people rap about today! So thanks for the interwiew Mike hahahha it was really funny. And i agree with you on the whole hip hop thing…Have a nice day 🙂 —Brooke.

  11. RedD_aka_Fluke on April 1, 2009 at 4:24 am

    Awesome interview! =) Such good questions… Really smart😉

  12. Charlotte_Jay on April 1, 2009 at 3:41 am

    Very cool interview Mike, I liked your answers especially to this one: “When was the last time you spoke to yourself out loud?”
    You know, I do that too, actually, I think it’s just so normal to talk to yourself🙂
    Take care and have a nice day Mr.Shinoda.

    NiloufaR

  13. ms_shock on March 31, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    “I knew I should’ve bought that when it was cheap. Fuck.” That made me laugh so hard!!!!!!!!!!!!

    It was awesome! Keep up xD

  14. Hawaii_LP_fan on March 31, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    Haha, thanks for the interview Mike aka “The Edge”. I think without hands or ears, you’d still find a way to do your art and create music. Your other senses would kick in and magnify 1000 times. For a side talent, you could always hit up comedy and give Jimmy Fallon a run for his money.🙂 He is one of my fav comedians. Great interview Mike!

  15. CuteWhiteBunny on March 31, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    that was funny

    awesome answers

  16. ShadowerLiltani on March 31, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    That interview was adorable, thanks for posting it up. Gave me a good laugh. My favorite swear happens to be bullshit. (This was also my very first word). My biological father tried to convince me once that he saw a spaceship.He was also big on lying a lot, so, I didn’t take what he said to heart. It has been proven we aren’t the only living things in the universe, there’s bacteria on Mars. In reference to doughebag, my friend told us a great joke once: “Techno music is offensive. douche douche douche“.

  17. Ana_ on March 31, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    It was a funny interview. No doubt.😀
    “FN: When was the last time you spoke to yourself out loud? Mike: That’s funny. I do that whenever I say something that I know is awkward. Do you ever do that? Like when you’re leaving on a trip, and someone takes you to the airport, and they say, “Have a nice trip,” and you say, “You too,” but the second you say it, you realize they’re not going anywhere–they’re going home. Once I’m out of sight, I usually verbally berate myself quietly after doing that.” – My favourite! xD
    Mike, you’re the best!🙂 *

  18. Jaclyn on March 31, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    Hahaha it really made my latest days ))))shakes your hand – me too saw an alien spaceship…. and i cant stop ggl imagine me cover my ass with LP CD instead of a pair of jeans roflmao. Love this interview very much!

  19. Lori on March 31, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    aw mate ive not heard “everybody wants to rule the world” in soo long…..and its made me pure teary (i’m not even lying) because it reminds me of the book i literally just finished reading (“before i die”….saddest thing ever about a 16yr old girl dying of leukamia…): )…..”theres a room where the light wont find you, holding hands while the walls come tumbling down, when they do I’ll be right behind you” …funniest word for vagina – in another book i read (my so-called life, its this 14 yr olds diary) shes calls it a “minky” i laughed for about 3 days….aw, ill need to read the sequels to cheer me up after the sad cancer book ): take your art to GLASGOW🙂 we’re very cultured…

  20. mike_n_LP_4ever on March 31, 2009 at 3:15 pm

    OMFG!!!! I totally love that song(Everybody Wants to Rule the World)! (No lie) It’s my Myspace song!!! xP And whenever I see the movie ‘Click’ on, one of the main reasons I watch it is because, the first verse of the song is in it.😛 lol And on my iPod, I’ve listened to it 211 times…xDD And I agree with Hybr1d_7h3ory! Lil Wayne is making a rock album!?! I started spazin out when I heard that! And there you go…Do you say douchebag?😛

    -Cati

    PS – 1. Douchebag = Vagina Cleaner. xD

  21. Temple_of_Odin on March 31, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    Yes, he really still married.

    PS: what can i say? or what you want to say more? huh-huh

  22. Ranger111133 on March 31, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    oh kmon u could have invented a new word for vagina….too bad u didnt😦 great stuff to read though haha
    ur the best mike lol

  23. YuN_RoCks on March 31, 2009 at 12:47 pm

    “my goal is to take my art out of town for a while” I know that Italy is probably one of the last cities on your list, but just know that we’re waiting for you, anxiously. and we have lots of cool places for art galleries/shows/exhibitions here! BTW, I loved the interview, it’s been ages since you did one right? want MORE! PS. my favourite Q&A is the one about speaking with yourself: that was sooo cute!

  24. Curiosa on March 31, 2009 at 12:39 pm

    Read it last week on lptimes & was lmao

    Considerng ur phone as an esential item makes me think ur adicted 2 it. Its called “crackberry” & if u have the following symptoms may I sugest geting some help. May I suggest getting help in general? :)~ j/k

    http://health.msn.com/health-topics/slideshow.aspx?cp-documentid=100218060&imageindex=9

    d-bag: Have u ben lurkng on fm boards again?

    I don’t speak 2 myself outloud but I do think outloud. :)~ lol

    I agree w/u about not knowing much about comedy :)~ & as far as aliens there was a show about ufos that mentiond CA as a frequent sighting place. I believe n the POSIBILITY of aliens & supernatural.

    @ APHELION: never stopped him b4

  25. rockermeg on March 31, 2009 at 12:33 pm

    LOOOOOOOOOOOOL!!!! That is hilarious!
    Yeaahh everyone does keep saying “douchebag” but over here it’s being shortened to “douche”
    Aaaw, you’d let Brad drown?? Jump in and drown with them :3 now that’s friendship!
    If I could have written any song it would have been any of your songs and “My Hero” and “All My Life” by Foo Fighters. Awesomeness
    It didn’t really focus on the art but I did notice how you kept trying to mention it xD
    Funny stuff
    Good luck with the art and album
    xxx

  26. lucky_cat on March 31, 2009 at 11:50 am

    Funny! Isn’t it weird, that these interview questions always sound like a psychological test?! But I guess they have to … “If you had to choose, what could you do without…your hands or your ears?” What a mean question! Your answer is plausible, but I’m sure I would have chosen my ears, I dunno, probably it’s my strongest connection to the world.
    And Tears For Fears, huh? This one crack me up … the more often I come here, the more obvious it’s getting for me, that you are a huge fan of the 80s, are you? (I just don’t know why,🙂
    @Uneik: Maybe the 7 people with you are dwarfs? And have they razor theeth and stuff?! If not, how about 8 people?🙂

  27. miKer0cks on March 31, 2009 at 11:09 am

    This interview Mike is hillarious!!! I reas a couple days ago in LPtimes.com🙂 I loved the part with the iphone (cant go anywhere without my ipod touch too) and the part with the aliens😀 Haha….that was so funny😀 Thx for sharing….Have a great day….Big huges and kisses❤

  28. nataku on March 31, 2009 at 10:50 am

    wow, funny questions🙂

  29. Lvix on March 31, 2009 at 10:03 am

    Well mike,

    You didn’t invent a new word for vagina?:p
    A message to Brad:”If you want to stay a life, become vocalist!” Haha

    Greetz,
    Lode

  30. Parker on March 31, 2009 at 9:50 am

    FN: 50 years from now, you would like for people to look back at your art and say….
    Mike: “I knew I should’ve bought that when it was cheap. Fuck.”

    nice Mike xP lool

  31. phill715 on March 31, 2009 at 9:10 am

    That’s some funny shit right there, and I agree, d-bag is a great word.

  32. Merecy on March 31, 2009 at 8:57 am

    Hi Mike

    The interview is great and funny to read !

    Have a great Day !

  33. Maaark on March 31, 2009 at 8:39 am

    C’mon Mike, this interview is soooo last season. HAHA! J/k man. But I read it last week. I was going to ask you why you didn’t talk about it but I forgot. Well for sure it’s a funny interview. The question “Invent a new word for vagina” made me laugh so hard! And your answer to the question ‘who you would save, Brad or Chester’ made me laugh a lot too.

    Oh, great answer for that ‘boycott’ question. I agree with you. People rather to spend money buying something they don’t need than buying the music from the bands they love. It sucks! Well I know I’m not like that. Go check my closet, I so need to buy new clothes but I need to buy the FM Militia too. Guess which one I rather buy…

  34. zahra on March 31, 2009 at 8:14 am

    omg…lol….that was one of the coolest interviews i ever read from u….lol…. :D…….d-bag..hmmmm that was new for me!….but i like the way it sounds….take care mike….i hope u have great day//…:)….BTW http://linkinpark.com/post/member/zahra/all/imhurtingmyselfandijustdontknowwhattodoabout_it

  35. dragonfreak on March 31, 2009 at 7:15 am

    I have never laughed so hard in my life reading an interview…that was epic!!!😀 Thanks for sharing that Mike!😀

  36. toddACECT on March 31, 2009 at 7:07 am

    haha,great interview,Mike.BTW i saw alien a few years ago!
    飞船哦

  37. PankakeMunky on March 31, 2009 at 7:01 am

    i find it pretty funny that mike didn’t actually answer the questions. he sort of went on a tangent and then finally answered the question after saying his thought process out first. that was a great interview. i was laughing halfway through🙂

  38. Gabry94LinkinParkfan23 on March 31, 2009 at 6:56 am

    heey Mike… wow, that was fun XDDD I read one last week, on a forum, it was funny too😄 take care and have a great day Gabry

  39. DinaraLP on March 31, 2009 at 6:55 am

    Hahah!!!!! Pretty fun interview😄
    “When was the last time you spoke to yourself out loud?” – that’s my favourite!!!))))))

  40. IamElCapitan on March 31, 2009 at 6:36 am

    Great interview!!! But question…hopefully you see this… where the F did the black DC-mix shoe come from?!?! did i miss something? http://www.dcshoes.com/special-features/shinodaremix/

  41. Eddie on March 31, 2009 at 6:28 am

    Cool interview Mike!!! I’m sure that people will still buy your artwork after 50 years! You’re an awesome musician and artist!

  42. liope on March 31, 2009 at 5:43 am

    Really interesting interview with prototypal questions!! In that question where you have to choose between your ears or your hands you say “With no ears, I can still paint. With no hands, it would be hard to do either” well, do you know that there are people who paint by using their mouth or even their legs?? It’s amazing!! But about the music you’re right you need your hands. When i was having piano lessons my teacher told me that i had to care about my hands as i do for my eyes! …but i didn’t hihi😛

  43. durg on March 31, 2009 at 5:19 am

    haha i saw that a few days ago, funny stuff😀

  44. cuz on March 31, 2009 at 4:44 am

    I just read this one yesterday. I like it. It lead me to this Wikipedia article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_Shinoda Interesting, isn’t it? When I was little I saw the real Santa Claus. I’m not shitting you! That was at evening when I went to do some little shopping at Christmas Eve, the day when we get presents (I’m from Poland), so he was probably “working”. You know what I mean. I’ve never told it to anyone until two Christmas ago to my LPU fellas and now YOU🙂 Have a nice day.

  45. Stee1baby on March 31, 2009 at 4:40 am

    Your art is beautiful and pleasantly. I hope that people will value you to deservedly.

    Thank you for interesting news🙂 I’m always here, with you🙂

  46. Shinodabestfriend on March 31, 2009 at 4:29 am

    I read it two days ago… your answers are very cute… the second one especially… you are my idol..

  47. bojkic on March 31, 2009 at 2:30 am

    Haahaha! you are late Mike😀 LPMB has this for a week now. So, you better admit that you’ve taken it from there, or from my comment on your last blog, where I mention that you’ve said in THAT interview that the art show opening will be in August!😀 Just kidding man!!! I guess you still know and remember when you did your interviews😀

    Interview itself is great! You head off to LPMB to see some of discussion there😀 it seems your talking to yourself and confirmation that you have seen an UFO are making most of the splash😀. I really don’t get it, cause it’s the same with me for both of those.😀

    Stay well and positive and have fun doing what you do!!!😀

    Bojan,Serbia

  48. MusicalMorphine on March 31, 2009 at 1:55 am

    “Mike: I actually don’t dream much.”

    Actually technically you dream every night, you just don’t always remember it. ^is a nerd^

  49. qwertz on March 31, 2009 at 1:48 am

    haha, yea, pretty fun to read😄 how could you answer the ‘drowning’ question so nonchalantly? i could almost see you shrug your shoulders on that! tsk-tsk…
    anyway – take care^^

  50. Hybr1d_7h3ory on March 31, 2009 at 1:14 am

    Great interview Mike, it is good to see a light hearted interview that takes my mind atleast of the new album. With your commnet on the state of hip-hop, I kid you not (that kind of rhymed) I was talking to a friend less than 10 minutes ago how hip-hop is on the verge of being unlistenable (Yea I make up words). I just saw a music video for Lil Waynes new “rock album”, and I almost threw up.

    On another note, 3-5 demos a week eh? I can’t wait until you are out of your contract with WB and are able to fully evolve as artists.

    You are truly a Renaissance Man Mr. Shinoda

    Hybr1d_7h3ory

  51. MrsS on March 31, 2009 at 1:01 am

    Thanks for sharing! It was very funny to read🙂 Have a lovely day!

  52. keineAhnung on March 31, 2009 at 12:43 am

    awwwww poor brad! you’d let him drown? you should have talked yourself out of that one ;p …anyway, nice introduction, finally somebody mentioned that ‘underrated thing’ :)…especially after watching the mtv masters over and over again it’s great to see/read such stuff (mtv germany doesn’t seem to like you that much…asking, amongst others, some german wannabe rappers who are hating on you all the time what they think about your rap-skills and calling those freaks ‘experts’…rolls eyes)

  53. APHELION on March 31, 2009 at 12:35 am

    @BEC

    Because he married, remember?

  54. soyuneik on March 31, 2009 at 12:06 am

    August is the month I drop my solo. I read that and had a fast forward butterfly effect of everything I have to do in the next few months. (I’m screaming) I bet if I look in the mirror right now I’ll see the gray hairs sprouting out of my head. I’m bringing seven people with me. I’m never fucking come back here. ..shit did I say that out loud? What I mean was, coughWE are staying for 14 days. I’ll hand deliver Enoch’s Vessel. Its a good thing you believe in aliens or you might not see me. @Lucky_kat hahaha! But more like Bizzaro Snow White with chains and gauntlets and tall ass dwarfs.

  55. EpilepticChickenScratch on March 30, 2009 at 11:42 pm

    Haha, wow. You’re late. That’s already on the LPMB, with loads of comments on your answers. http://forums.linkinpark.com/showthread.php?t=11124
    But, I guess it WAS you. It’s not late for you, haha.

  56. bec on March 30, 2009 at 11:19 pm

    I love how you avoided answering the first question

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