Three Random Things

August 25, 2009

1 – Featured Artists
I intend to do more of these features on unsigned bands that I think are cool after the dust settles from the GLXS show. If you are a musician or you have a band…get those mp3s ready.

2 – SlamXHype Interview
Sorry about the slamxhype interview going down. I think there was some kind of error over there, and it will probably be back up in the next few days.

3 – A response to this ongoing question:
PS: ANSTICE: ARGH. I need that interview! I’m going to try ONE MORE time before Saturday, and hopefully enough other people will want it enough to make you do it. I’m covering GLXS from beginning to end in our blog. I would like to do a SHORT interview with you (I think I have 9 questions). Read this and please, please, PLEASE consider it. Because you’d be made of win if you did. Thanks =)

M: I will answer your questions here on the blog, but only if they’re good, and partly because you said “made of win.” Post your questions on your site right now. If the questions are lame, I will feed you to Phoenix’s goofy little poodle.




  1. Madlen on August 29, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    soo are the questions good?:DI’d be great to hear some new bands…bring them in:D

  2. Sintia on August 28, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    I really love that you have Featured Artists on your Blog. It not only gives you a chance to check out unsigned artist’s but also for us fans of your Blog to check them out also. Its a good way to for them to possibly gather new fans & advice from you all together.

    Love the last sentence along with the others that commented on it::”If the questions are lame, I will feed you to Phoenix’s goofy little poodle.” LMBO!!

    Mike, I hope you, LP, & your families are doing good & are all in good health. : -)

  3. JuniorChester on August 27, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    Hey Mike,

    Firstly i want to introduce myself. I am Yasin (Junior Chester) from Turkey. I am news manager of, Administrator of and creator of facebook page ‘Linkin Park Haberleri (Linkin Park News)’. I really interested in Linkin Park.

    Now i ask for advice you. Our website will celebrate 3. years and we want to make special things for fans. Presently a lot of head made interwievs with You and Chester. We wants too. What could we do for this? Do you help us?

    It’s very important for us. Because we’d never made an interwiev with anyone from Linkin Park. And we want to give best present for fans on our 3. years.

    Thanks for all..

  4. rockermeg on August 27, 2009 at 9:58 am

    Ok, I’m going to be organised too, haha:
    1.) – That’s cool. My band isn’t ready with the MP3s yet, will be soon hopefully. But we’ve had complications with drummers being fired and extra vocalists. And my lead singer wants to change the name…again. But I’m going to tell them about this because it’s awesome and it would mean a lot to have you or anyone here listen to us. Thanks for the amazing opportunity!
    2.) – …fail.
    3.) – Ha, ‘Made of Win’ that is just epic. Hope you do the interview πŸ™‚ that would be interesting. And…Phoenix has a poodle?

  5. FMinor211 on August 27, 2009 at 9:48 am

    mike, what up….if i ever got the chance to talk to you, id let you know that my birthday is the same as yours, and my name is also mike, and my initials are also MS, maybe our parents know each other ha….

    anyway i wish i saw your post about the intro to POA earlier, but its too late now, my suggestion wouldve been the 2nd verse of there they go, since youve done the 1st verse numerous times im sure, a little rising tied special edition action right? another suggestion( i think this woulda been genius)2nd to None, that song will neeeever get old for me, In Stereo another great choice

  6. Jupiter on August 26, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    Mike: If the questions are lame, I will feed you to Phoenix’s goofy little poodle.

    LOL!!!!!! Good one!

  7. Maaark on August 26, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    1 – I’m glad to know you’ll do more “ Featured Artists”. I think it’s a great way to promote new bands. You know, some bands you posted here are so good that I can’t believe they’re not popular.

    2 – No problem with that. We’ll check it out later. πŸ™‚

    3 – I’m so happy for Jade! I was going to help her but then she said you’d do the interview. I think her questions are pretty good (checked them out already) and you should answer them!

    Take care man, you’re blogging a lot lately! Don’t stop!

  8. mike_n_LP_4ever on August 26, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    ROFL! Thank you Mike! lol Jade was all spazzin out on LPU chatroom saying: “OMG! Mike’s not gunna do the interview! :'(” And i told her: “Well maybe you should wait, cuz its not even close to saturday yet. I bet he’ll do it.” Aha, now look! I win. πŸ™‚ But Im so happy she got the interview. I doubt they’re lame. πŸ™‚


    PS – @Jade: LMAO

  9. Full_Metal_Ninja on August 26, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    Haha nice. Looking forward to the random 3

  10. marivelle on August 26, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    LPU is soooo five years ago people, y’all late!

  11. cuz on August 26, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    Hope the interview will be back soon.

  12. Lvix on August 26, 2009 at 12:28 pm

    Waha!! lol… I am wondering what phoenix will do with the questions?


  13. FrtxMnr on August 26, 2009 at 9:33 am

    I believe a wise man once said “I only do e-mail responses to print interviews.
    because these people love to put a twist to your words.” I loved that album Mike.

  14. WidyaRahayu on August 26, 2009 at 8:51 am

    mike, i’m in a dilemma.. job or art.. ???

  15. ninguem on August 26, 2009 at 7:56 am

    mike, if i were you, i would not answer that questions? if you answer one person, you will have answer all the fans
    and that aren’t good, send to phoenix he will love this

  16. Joanna on August 26, 2009 at 6:55 am

    Now that you guys have Twitter to answer the Q&A’s…I hope you don’t forget about the LPU

  17. Manongross on August 26, 2009 at 6:42 am

    Mike, you are simply the best…
    But when the LP comes to my country, Brazil, again???
    We need another show….
    Or maybe you can expose your art in this museum:
    I like you so, so, so much…

  18. zahra on August 26, 2009 at 5:24 am

    OMG JADE (that girl that wants to interview u )has NO idea whats been going on ..OMG I HOPE SHE GETS ON THE NET SOON!…hey sooo i’ll try my BEST to be on 4 ur chat! ..good luck on what ever ur doing 4 today!…take care!….PS:

  19. davidkyoku on August 26, 2009 at 4:56 am

    Hi Mike, I also want an interview with you for the LPSpain Magazine, someday it will arrive lol. I did one question for you yesterday, and it was: what’s the process of recording a Linkin Park song?

    And when will one of your gallerys come to Europe?

    PS: the LP mag is aviable in


  20. Twizzle09 on August 26, 2009 at 4:52 am

    LPU Chat with Mike?? hmmm.. sounds would be an awesome chatting with a Gretest Musicion!!!!!! >,<

  21. Wello on August 26, 2009 at 4:19 am

    Goofy, little poodle?
    Really, Mike?

    Speaking of dogs that aren’t poodles… lol

  22. joelle1984 on August 26, 2009 at 3:43 am

    Mike, have a nice day.

  23. Eddie on August 26, 2009 at 3:01 am Featured Artists “…. get those mp3s ready” Reading these posts you remind me my dream…. I wish God help me to find some other guys to love the same music and they want to form a “Linkin Park Tribute” band…. It will be a dream for me….. You know, like the “Rockstar” movie and the “Steel Dragon Tribute” band…. Also I just woke up and you gave a gift to me!!!! LPU chat with YOU MIKE!!!!! πŸ™‚ I’m so glad!!!!

  24. JamesWong on August 26, 2009 at 2:44 am

    I want to ask a question and I hope someone will answer it :O
    Question: IF the Glorious Express (Dies) New Book will be selling on your online store, will [someone] ship the book to Hong Kong after I paid? And How many Books will be selling on the Online Store?

  25. Reenzy on August 26, 2009 at 2:15 am

    The fake guy should stop this sh…… Phoenix is such an amazing musician.. That guy is a jerk.. Um. I mailed you on MySpace a few years ago.. I asked you about drawing.. I got it replied but was it you? It was like..: do it from your heart and everything will be okay.. I cant find it in my inbox. Have you ever had a MySpace? And I have a Chester on my friends list and he says he’s the real one but iunno if I should believe it.. Phi-tard makes me think…

  26. yangxinwei on August 26, 2009 at 1:25 am

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  27. michelle_chazzy on August 26, 2009 at 1:08 am

    Reading the interview stuff,i still want to get answer to my question.Because you are such a great artist,from your perspective Is artistic ability something that you can develop or something that you are born with it?

    THIS QUESTION is important to me and those who want to become artists!!

    please!answer my question!but only if you think my question is good! Thanks!=)

  28. LcatP on August 26, 2009 at 12:34 am

    Her questions are pretty good! Hope to see those answers soon and Jade when your done with your full coverage πŸ™‚ .
    Mike I really admire the way you pay attention to the “unknown” people who love you most despite the fact that your life might be chaotic from all the work you’re involved with.


  29. Crimson_Rose on August 26, 2009 at 12:16 am

    I’m writing inspired by failures and hope, coming from inside of me… My greatest dream is to ask You, Mike, what do you think about even one of my songs. During last 2 months I’ve written about 20 songs’ lyrics and I don’t even know, are they worth of anything? For me, You’re the best songs’ author in the world, and Your lyrics are simply…amazing, stunning…beautiful. They express so much…I really admire them…and that’s the greatest reason, I’m asking You. I don’t know, how much time have I got, I wanna make use of every chance, every moment. That’s the second reason. So just…is it possible for me to send You one of them…? I’m begging for response.

  30. Ezza on August 26, 2009 at 12:07 am

    goofy poodle? phi’s little rottweiler is adorable but so not a goofy poodle shudders i really wouldnt fancy a fight with it… i’ve heard too many bad things about that breed to ever go near one….i wanna try to have something up mp3 wise but i dont know if i can get my software to cooperate lol stupid windows

    edit oh yeah and it takes considerable talent to write words and and in a sentence that makes sense backwards πŸ™‚ “.sdrawkcab krow ot strats niarb ym ,derit teg I nehW… timebed.”

  31. MARI_SABEL on August 25, 2009 at 11:24 pm

    Hello,Mike! I’m from Russia (Saint-Peterburg)! Your show in Saint-Peterburg was great! I’ve just wanted to ask,when will you visit Russia again? And would you like to visit Russia like a tourist?

  32. miKer0cks on August 25, 2009 at 11:09 pm

    Yeah! Cool! I’m glad you’ll be doing some more of feauterd artists here πŸ™‚ And yes! Thx for taking the time to answer Jade’s questions! She’s an amazing girl and everything she does rocks πŸ™‚ The questions are not lame! They’re pretty interesting actually…I hope you’ll answer them or I’ll ask them to you during the LPU chat next friday! Either way you’re not gonna get away with it. LOL And she’s a proud Team Shinoda supporter! Don’t “feed” her to Phi πŸ˜› And yeah thx for putting so much effort to fullfill our “requests”! You’re the best Mike!

    EDIT: Phi’s latest tweet: phoenixlp…sdrawkcab krow ot strats niarb ym ,derit teg I nehW.. timebed.

  33. Anstice on August 25, 2009 at 11:02 pm

    ROFL. Okay, you win. Here are my lame ass, goofy poodle questions: Does the poodle like blonds? Hmm…

    PS: @Cati – I got a text telling me to get online before I read the blog and as I was walking, I tripped and hit my chin on my mom’s ugly decorative vase (I seem to have horrible luck in conjunction with walking and texting. Hmm). She laughed at me. I didn’t think it was very funny. However, now I hit my face on desks AND vases. At least I didn’t need stitches this time. I fail at life…

  34. Dori on August 25, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    The interview will be well worth it, Mike! She’s amazing

    Thank you so much for posting the address and prices! I can’t wait to see you again!

  35. lp_fm_fan on August 25, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    Yay! Congrats on reading the comments posted on your blog! You’re the best for responding! Oh and if you didn’t hear..RIP Ted Kennedy. 😦

    Btw, can’t wait for the lpu chat. I hope my questions gets passed for once, after going to every chat and never getting a question passed, lol. I have the worst luck ever when it comes to chats, I suppose.

    Edit: I just logged on the LPUMB and saw that you posted some posts…I find it a strange coincidence that you log-on, when you hardly ever log-on the LPUMB unless you lurk? Which you are known for! Still I was just talking about how you lurk on the LPUMB today on Twitter and find out that you did post. Were you disappointed about no pink sigs?

  36. DinaraLP on August 25, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    hahahaah!!goofy little poodle – LOL

  37. Carla on August 25, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    Yaaay, go with the interview and I also like the featured talent. On a side note, so I literally just visited New York-Tokyo’s website for something else and your art show was the first thing that popped into my face lol. (Well, the “Neuphoria” skull to be exact) It also got mentioned there:

  38. Heyyeye on August 25, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    Commander Shinoda!!!!!!DO u remember the red scarf in Macau’s concert??? I think it ” made of win “~LOL
    ..BTW ,”Blog speak louder than tweet”
    Team Shinoda rules!!! We’re always on Mike’s side! πŸ™‚

  39. abbykulyde on August 25, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    so nice of you mike.. will be watching out for Anstice interview..:D go ANSTICE!

    ..still no SlamXHype Interview..:(


  40. LPsoldier88 on August 25, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    featured artists is a good idea. Would be a good fresh look into new talent. Hopefully those questions would be full of Win!!!

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