Responses: fan sites, twitter, old vs. new Mike

September 11, 2009

Posted by colinreid – Can’t wait to see the pictures Mike! Think you could take up youre time to visit & comment on what you think of my new LinkinPark fan-made website ? Ty Mike youre the best!
M: Looks good so far! Keep up the good work.

Posted 42 minutes ago by isadora – shinoda is that you?
M: “The enlightened ruler lays his plans well ahead; the good general cultivates his resources.” Sun Tzu, The Art of War

Posted by nike91 – mike, actually a lot would like to know obout yourself, i mean that when you pulled out the MTM record in a lot of onterviews you sad that you had changed in the last 2-2,5 years. Mostlly i would like to know obout Mike Shinoda in the period of HT & Meteora and Mike Shinoda know MTM to reacentlly now New Divide.

M: I think it would go something like this:

’09 Mike: Hi younger Mike.
’01 Mike: Hi older Mike, good to meet you.
9M: What the hell is going on with your hair?
1M: I bleached it white and dyed it red.
9M: I’m sure you won’t regret that. Hey, have you heard Minutes To Midnight?
1M: Yeah, awesome record! I wish I could write an album so diverse, complex, and thoughtful. I can’t say enough good things…
9M: Thanks young Mike. Hybrid Theory was one hell of an album. Good job.
1M: You heard it? We just finished recording. It was tough to make, but I’m happy with how it came out. Hey, are you allowed to tell me how the future will turn out? I’m getting a little tired of living in my sh*tty apartment, eating cup-o-noodles and macaroni and cheese all the time. I think the cockroaches are getting ready for a major rebellion.
9M: I’m sure it will all work out. You’ll probably feel a lot better once the album drops.
1M: So what’s different in the future?
9M: So far, a lot. I don’t really have enough time to tell you about it all, plus I might open up some hole in the space-time continuum or something. Ask Doc Brown.
1M: Awesome. I’m really excited to get out on the road and play these songs every night.
9M: Hmm. Have you ever eaten Fruity Pebbles Cereal every day for a month?
1M: No, why?
9M: Nevermind. What do you think you guys will do next?
1M: I heard we’ll be shooting a video for One Step Closer. We’re picking a director now.
9M: Hmm…Do yourself a favor: fire the director, and just shoot a live video.
1M: What? I don’t understand. Why?


Linkin Park- One Step Closer



  1. Cris on March 13, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    Will the new album has new musics?

  2. Sarah on February 16, 2010 at 11:21 am

    WOW! this was funny! It’s funny to see how Mike has changed so much through his own perspective! I love hearing how he’s describing it all! This is totally awesome Mike, thanks for posting this! =D P.S. Long Live Shinoda!

  3. andreea on January 19, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    you’re so funny…
    luv watching funny lp vids…

  4. jamiec on December 20, 2009 at 3:31 pm

    are linkin park doing a tour date in the uk next year as I have missed your recent ones. I bet you guys never thought you would get this far. Im sure all your fans will agree that you deserve all the success you have achieved and in the future.

  5. Simster on October 11, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    Hey, Mike… When is LP going to make a new song? =DD I’m ‘cited for it!

  6. IAmOmega on October 5, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    Hey Mike, just wondering if you (and linkin park) would let me use a song or two in my new movie…its not a big blockbuster or anything… although a lp or fort minor song would fit right in. in you have time in your very busy schedule,

  7. ScreenWriter_Jon on September 27, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    Hey everyone. This is actually my first post on here and probably my last. Just wanted to show a video of a Class at Ithaca’s college in New York doing an acapella of Papercut (link is at the bottom of the message). Also, I’d like to throw in my share on thanking Mike and the rest of Linkin Park since day one on creating more than just music, but a guide on life to being great humans and to appreciate natural talent. I’d have more I’d like to say, but I’m not expecting any form of response from anyone. So I won’t ask questions. Thanks for even having a chance to read this.

    -Jon (ScreenWriter_Jon)

  8. swati_LPfreak on September 24, 2009 at 4:03 am

    HAHAHA… LOL… Spike Minoda!! … Awesome imagination I must say! The lucky people to whom YOU respond might be on cloud nine!! Mike, BTW when are you coming to India ๐Ÿ™‚ ?????

  9. kellz on September 22, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    one step closer to christmas

  10. Chromana on September 21, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    ristinw, No Roads Left was included on the European Tour Edition of Minutes To Midnight. Maybe others.

  11. MarishkaLP on September 20, 2009 at 7:58 am

    that’s not fair Mike! xD I LOVE the video for OSC! Chester looks insaine and you look funny xDDDD anyway, the live version is awesome too, because the song is crazy! YAHOOOOO

  12. Justbiteme9 on September 16, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    Hi Mike!!! First of all… thank you for taking the time to answer all of this questions and second… I have a very, very, very important question (maybe not, but please answer)… I’ve tried so many times to post this question to any of you, but there’s no answer. I want to know two things, are you comming to Mexico? and why you haven’t come to Mexico?, we miss you, and some fans I know feel angry or dumped. And there’s a golden record for you guys on a music store, I saw it yesterday, for Minutes to Midnight, I don’t know if you know about that. Please, please, please… I beg you… come to Mexico next tour.

  13. Jo_o8 on September 16, 2009 at 5:33 am

    Thanks Mike once again for taking the time out to respond to our questions. That new and old Mike thing was funny, things sure have changed since those OSC days. Gotta love that synchronised bouncing at the start. With that Sun tze quote is the good general referring to yourself?

  14. risen357 on September 15, 2009 at 3:40 am


  15. Full_Metal_Ninja on September 14, 2009 at 11:06 am

    lol I guess I’m in the minority here when I say that I actually liked the One Step Closer video. I thought it was pretty random. Not as random as the flying whale but random nonetheless lol

  16. Gabry94LinkinParkfan23 on September 14, 2009 at 10:11 am

    heeey Mike!
    The fight between the old and young Mikes was simply awesome.
    Freaking cool ๐Ÿ˜„
    Uhm I know you can’t watch at all of our lyrics but im just gonna suggest ya this :

    Take care.

  17. XxbrokenangelxX on September 14, 2009 at 10:08 am

    Lol that was great! Thanks Mike!
    I was wondering if you’ve seen this video before?
    LINKIN PARK NEW DIVIDE (Bleeding Soldiers Version)

    Its just funny and silly at the same time but they did put alot of work in it.
    I think you’ll laugh ๐Ÿ™‚
    Oh and the Mike in their video looks nowhere like you tho.
    You look great!

  18. LPfan_mar on September 14, 2009 at 8:57 am

    Great responses Mike… It’s awesome!

  19. afrodude on September 14, 2009 at 8:54 am

    Mikeeeee dya no where the countrie Wales is

    if ya dooo comeee and play here

    i got a load of people geared up for it ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. lp_stef on September 14, 2009 at 2:44 am

    LOOOOL you’re hilarious xD but NO!!! i LOOOOVE the osc video! i mean you made other videos that are much better..but this one has something..i don’t know..but i think it’s awesome^^ probably more because after i saw this one i listened to in the end and became an LP fan^^

  21. ristinw on September 14, 2009 at 1:26 am

    Mike!! May I ask you a question? “NO ROADS LEFT” is also a great song, but why didn’t it go on any albums????

    To all the fans who loves Mike @ u @:

  22. PinkSoldier on September 13, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    I couldn’t agree more with NEF_13, you’re so freaking amazing, the Old Mike vs. New Mike thing was hillarious, it’s something everyone of us should do…just to see how much we’ve grown each time! And yes, there are some powerful performances of OSC like that, but the video is fine anyways ๐Ÿ™‚
    Lots of luck with all your future plans โค
    and well, i know everybody does this, but could you please take some time to watch this, please?

  23. CuteWhiteBunny on September 13, 2009 at 3:01 am

    The One Step Closer video is horrible (no offense) but at least there are some awesome screenshots. You looked cool with red hair.

  24. EmKei on September 13, 2009 at 2:40 am

    Heheheheheh ๐Ÿ˜€ LMFAO!!!=DDDD I have to agree about One Step Closer, I like the video, but the “live version” is sooooo much better! And I loved your red hair, but black hair looks really, really great, and I like it more!:D All the best!<3

  25. Nef_13 on September 13, 2009 at 12:17 am

    HAHAH!lol!!!!…-” fire the director..”…..xD!-…Old Mike vs New Mike…Old LP vs /New LP… are amazing in different way each time ..!and also LP!!

  26. ThunderStrike on September 13, 2009 at 12:05 am

    I didn’t get the OSC bit….:(

  27. deadzeezorn on September 12, 2009 at 11:14 pm


    loved that little story .. hahha so funny .. u should write a book about ur life


  28. geezbones on September 12, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    Awesome! and can we also make questions to younger Mike?

  29. JRock4589 on September 12, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    oh mike, don’t be so hard on yourself, we all have bad hair choices. At least there was no unfortunate mullets ๐Ÿ˜€
    And….that music video….should be banned. Who decided upside-down chaz was artistic/cool?
    I prefer you guys live anyways, so maybe I’m biased. I’m waiting on the album!!

  30. Effie on September 12, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    Haha! That little scene made me laugh!
    Black hair is better :).
    Saw a road today (in England) called Lincoln Park…. it was pretty awesome.

  31. MA_S on September 12, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    Damn, I miss particularly the red hair…

  32. PekiLinkinFan on September 12, 2009 at 12:27 pm

    hey mikee.. great responses xDD

    btw.. the world trade center .. you didn’t talk about it..

    was a big disaster..

    R.I.P. all people who died..

  33. spaniel on September 12, 2009 at 11:21 am

    Mike, thank you for responses… Would you think about writing books or any histories (for exanple comix)? Judge by this “monolog” you would be great writer especially comic fellow!=))

  34. sarah35 on September 12, 2009 at 10:57 am

    And this is an example how time change human… It’s really impressed but also dreadful to me…
    You know, If I have to be honestly I like you now, your currently style and whole band…
    Almost all artists with time change image and unfortunately some fans can’t understand it and accept at once…
    I think that support from fans is the most important thing ’cause I think that when artist haven’t got it he/she/they won’t survive in the world… Do I think well??

    Warm greetings ;))

  35. leiza on September 12, 2009 at 10:09 am

    HUZZAH, that was deliciously delectable.
    made me giggle.

  36. Lvix on September 12, 2009 at 9:53 am

    Mike, people who says they miss the young Mike are probably people from 14-16 years old and want to have sex with a dude from a rockband… And now, you’re to old:p

    Now serious, on stage you’re become different. On live on texas you are really getting the crowd pumped.
    You’re talking a lot to the audience, connection with the crowd is important. On Road To Revolution, it’s Chester who talks more to the crowd but… You can do that better:p

    Mike, I have a question to… It’s not a “Come to my town” question but it is: If I want Linkin Park does a show in Belgium… Is there something I can do?

    Lode from Belgium

  37. Zuzaca on September 12, 2009 at 9:49 am

    LOL ๐Ÿ˜€ nice soliloquy. Did you feel like schizophrenic, when you wrote this??? ๐Ÿ˜€

  38. lynndarwinharris on September 12, 2009 at 9:38 am

    New Mike/Old Mike. Does not matter, you are extremely talented! Thank you for sharing your talents with the world!!!

  39. mike_n_LP_4ever on September 12, 2009 at 9:37 am

    Wow, so I’m in ’01 Mikes position about the crappy apartment. ๐Ÿ˜› I like the old and new you… yea. But you don’t have to have your hair colored for it to be spikey again. Just leave it black like in the Somewhere I Belong music video. That hairstyle was so cute on you. ๐Ÿ˜› But I like the blue hair better than the red ;P


  40. Maaark on September 12, 2009 at 8:06 am

    Hey Mike! How are you? I wish you replied at least one of my questions. But oh well, maybe it’s my fault. My questions aren’t so good. HA! Oh yeah, I love the little dialogue between the old Mike and the new one. Well, you sure look better now, I wasn’t a big fan of the red spiked hair. But in general, I didn’t notice any changes between the old and the new Mike. Except for your vocals (which used to be good and are AMAZING now) and your lyrics as well. So if you’ve changed, I’m glad you did. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Take care man!

  41. gaby_ on September 12, 2009 at 4:59 am

    :S ……… i still miss the young mike from 2001 ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  42. dpking2222 on September 12, 2009 at 4:39 am

    Wait, I like the One Step Closer video…

  43. Madlen on September 12, 2009 at 4:36 am

    That’s good stuff:DBut I liked you then and I still like you now so I guess this means you’re still awesome:DAnd why don’t you like the OSC video?:DBtw I’m so gonna use that Sun Tzu quote…:)p.s I hate cockroaches…you know that they can survive radiation that could kill a human ๐Ÿ˜€

  44. 5_DADO_5 on September 12, 2009 at 4:24 am

    Hey Mike ๐Ÿ˜ฆ …do you think you’ll ever come to Italy…???

  45. Janni_Loves_LP on September 12, 2009 at 4:23 am

    HAHA!! x’D OMG Mike I litterally laughed my a** of! (surprisingly Iit didn’t hurt) The dialog with yourself – brilliant! : “9M: Hmm.. Do yourself a favor: fire the director, and just shoot a live video.
    1M: What? I don’t understand. Why?” – hahaha! YEAH.. I to this day I still wonder why… :’P This just mady day Mike! Take care! – Janni โค

  46. Eddie on September 12, 2009 at 4:21 am

    Haha! This is great! I love both Mikes! But, watching LP videos like “One Step Closer” makes me miss the younger Mike… You know, the old LP style, is perfect for me. The second “One Step” live video is from ‘MTV Europe Milan 04-10-01’. It’s great! I love Chester’s multiple “Shut Up” and the turntable sound at the beginning of the song!

  47. LPfeather on September 12, 2009 at 3:51 am

    Haha you know what Mike, with all these LP fan artists that i see around, you’d better to be prepared to see some artworks about this great conversation!

  48. missdunno on September 12, 2009 at 3:35 am

    Wow, I haven’t watched the one step closer video for so long… maybe cause it’s the worse video you’ve ever made! Lol… The older Mike seems to be more clever!

  49. linky_luvslp on September 12, 2009 at 2:39 am

    MIKE!!!! ARE YOU FUCKING CRAZY!?!??!?!?!?!?!?! 2001 MIKE WAS THE BEST!!A ND THE HAIR!! AND THE VIDEOS!!!!!!!!!!!!AND THE MUSIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!N AND THE HUMOR!!!!!!! AND EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!!! I MISS OLD LINKIN PARK ๐Ÿ˜ฎ but i love you too =] put some (alot) and some (alot) of rapping and screaming in new album!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! XXX ily XXX โค

  50. ribbe on September 12, 2009 at 2:37 am

    I loved the Old Mike and Young Mike! haha<3

  51. DXIC on September 12, 2009 at 2:21 am

    Hello Mike! Mike why you has ceased to be engaged in design of T-shirts for LPU?

  52. Theory on September 12, 2009 at 2:02 am

    Makes me think how you’d react if, after leaving a concert, a DeLorean appears with Doc Brown sreaming

    Doc: Mike, Mike! get in the DeLorean, the future depends on it

    9M: What happens to us in the future? Do we become assholes or something?

  53. msgirl on September 12, 2009 at 1:58 am

    wow interesting conversation!=)
    i liked your hair of 2001!=) so sorry but i don’t like your current hair, makes you look way older!but i know that it’s your choice!=)
    as i know one step closer was the most difficult video you have ever shot..=) u know what, for me it is one of the best videos of you!cuz it was your beginning!
    i wish you were starting out your band now so that i could be your fan for a long time!in 2003,when my bro listened to ur songs,i hated u!cuz that time i liked Enrique!haha!things change!But then i started liking rock!just after watching ur funny videos on youtube,i’ve become ur fan(after MTM).now i regret!i wish i was your fan a bit earlier!

  54. Lori on September 12, 2009 at 1:13 am

    awww old vs new made me lol. the first song i heard was crawling when i was about 11. i remember being so excited when frat party came out and buying it for like ยฃ20 in borders (remember when dvds cost that much? wait, in borders they still do) and going on the MB every night and trailing the internet for good fan sites and all the songs and info i could find. good times. i had live versions of HT songs on mini discs lol. linkin park itroduced me to music outside the top 40 charts. thank you linkin park (really).

  55. Dori on September 11, 2009 at 11:16 pm

    awesome conversation! lol I can’t wait to come visit you at the Funny Farm someday! (joking)

  56. analoggirl on September 11, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    Haha, I love that you quoted Sun Tzu’s “The Art of War.” I had hoped the print out I gave you at the GLXS opening would provide a little inspiration! Still looking forward to distributing your propangada…
    And speaking of propaganda, would you ever consider dabbling in that genre? You’re into culture jamming and questioning the status quo, so it seems like a logical progression. I’d love to see your more subversive side.
    Lastly, love the conversation! Can’t imagine how sarcastic you’ll be eight years from now. lol

  57. liuliu on September 11, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    awesome video~!and so expecting of the talk between ’09M & ’04M~~~:) the 1M’s so Q~~love it~haha~

  58. murry on September 11, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    Haha… Good call on the OSC video. But your songs aren’t like Fruity Pebbles. Give yourself some credit. They’re like Trix, at the very least.

  59. Lyra on September 11, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    ahhhh~~Mike u know everything!!!!………..Tudou????….omg……btw….its means ‘potato’………hahaa~~….no problem~~…..xo

  60. numbrocker02 on September 11, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    lol nice. I see you joined Twitter. I guess that means PHOENIX WINS!!!! Still love ya Mike!
    Surprised about the OSC video. I thought Chester was the only one who didn’t like it. I like it. ๐Ÿ™‚

  61. boyzdontcry on September 11, 2009 at 7:48 pm

    One Step Closer !! oh that damn cool video LOL !!!! … anyway , You talk with yourself !!??!! .. jeez , its kinda weird dude !!

  62. aLLey_beNNoda on September 11, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    wow.. is ur apartment really like that? shitty? hey, I remembered Chester mentioned that he lived in ur apartment couch when he moved from arizona ๐Ÿ™‚

  63. jeffryLP on September 11, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    LOL !!!! A very interesting conversation between the young Shinoda and the old Shinoda , yup , Too much pressure right , Dude ??? LOL .. LOL !!! anyway thanks for bringing my memory back to Hot MSโ€™s Red Hair wit put One Step Closer Vid in here !! damn I hope my lady still have a busy time at this time , so she didnโ€™t get the chance to see this danger video , LOL !!

  64. LPmadman on September 11, 2009 at 6:43 pm

    When I read ur post , I was sitting in my cozy workshop with a cup of coffee and a Pic of a Beautiful Shy Face lady , wearing a red dress , that I stole from the GED opening show beside me , while listening Bruce Springsteenโ€™s Secret Garden !! ..and It all makes me feel very blessed that Iโ€™ve a damn normal adult life !! well, it seems you also have tried this dude !! believed It will lighten the load and make a little more relaxed in enjoying your life !! LOL !!

  65. Rex on September 11, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    interesting conversation with 1M. do you talk to yourself often?

  66. Stepha on September 11, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    Younger Mike ask older Mike for me, “I ate fruit loops tonight, mac and chesse last night and my hair is currently dyed green… are you saying that there are better things to come in my future?”

  67. rubyred82 on September 11, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    Fruity Pebbles cereal, jeez that’s a way back trip. Is that stuff still around? And out of all the cereals you could have eaten, why Fruity Pebbles lol. Which colour hair do you least regret, red or blue?
    I have another question about GLXS Dies too… if Michael Jackson had died in time for you to paint him as one of your ‘Four Seasons’ paintings, would you have sketched him as he was in the 80s at the height of his fame, or as he was when he died after fame had taken its toll on him?
    Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

  68. Angelic01 on September 11, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    I have to say that I kinda like the vid for one step closer… it always reminds me of how many different hair colors and styles especially chester had over the years ^loool^
    and it declares clearly how far you’ve gotten from that video shoot till today… especially in your style – and I don’t mean your music ^giggle^
    plus I still find it hilarious how chester hangs there upside down and trys to not look like this position is awkward ^rofl^

  69. afteriwake on September 11, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    I have had an absolutely horrible day, and Mike, that interview cheered me up so much. Thank you for being such an awesome, funny man.

  70. mike_changed_my_life on September 11, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    Hey Mike, today at school we had a assembly about today’s heroes and students were supposed to submit names of their heroes so i entered your name. They selected 5 heroes to be recognized and they were as follows 1.barack obama 2. mu hammed Ali 3.JFK 4. Mike Shinoda and 5. Michael Jackson. (BTW i submitted your name cause your my ultimate hero) and it was awesome everyone cheered for you pretty loudly. Just wanted to thank you again for being the person you are, and helping my life.
    -Jace Walker
    (BTW if you metioned this on here or somewhere i would just die in a good way)

  71. Zephran on September 11, 2009 at 4:00 pm


    Or something along those lines.

    Nice update ๐Ÿ™‚

  72. KATHYxx on September 11, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    I think 1M is pulling the wool over your eyes, because he’s actually 0M. Watch out Mike or he might make some timey wimey ball appear out of nowhere to get the secret out of you.

    I’m going to say that twitter answer is a yes. You didn’t call him an idiot.

  73. TiffTiff33LP on September 11, 2009 at 3:28 pm

    Dude, thats a really creative way to answer a question awsomeness,by the way, your red hair was awsome,I liked it so mutch that I put some red in my hair but not to that extreme.YAY go mike we love you.!!!!!!^^…….p.s why didint you like the OSC video?I love papercut.LOL!!!^^

  74. Moepi on September 11, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    hey ๐Ÿ˜‰
    the interview with yourself was just awesome, I’ve never read anything like that before xD Please keep up all the things you’re doing, your art, your music…thanks for all the wonderful songs I listen to every day =)
    BTW…I love the One step closer video ๐Ÿ˜‰ I like the way you shout xD

    Mike, if you will ever read this would you mind check out an my deviantart page? I drew a portrait of you and would like to know what you think about it ๐Ÿ˜‰ greetings from Germany ๐Ÿ™‚

  75. Virginie on September 11, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    Out of topic but I went to the Coldplay show last monday in Paris and it was just AMAZING ! After the show, Coldplay offer to their fans a (free) live CD (9 songs) ! As if they want to thank people for coming and leave a print of an unforgettable moment for us. Bravo Coldplay. Have a nice day Mike.

  76. Aiman on September 11, 2009 at 3:15 pm

    ya you look alot better with your real hair lol

  77. cincybmxlpfreak on September 11, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    Haha. I guess you hated the One Step Closer video? Lol. I LOVED the video for Papercut. Still my all-time FAVORITE LP video. The detail in it is incredible.

  78. _MiHaRu_ on September 11, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    HHEEEEYYYY!!wow do U remember when the second video U posted has been taken???becouse I doooo!!ahaha it was here in Milan!!thank U for choosing it!! ๐Ÿ˜› Anyway..about your interview mike vs. mike..I don’t know..sure U changed..U grew..but do U really regret dying your hair or shooting OSC video??I mean I hope I got it wrong or you’re just fooling around..because if you’re serious that’s’re becoming ‘adult’ in the wrong way..become adult doesn’t mean become serious and regret what you’ve done when U were young!or be ashamed of it!I’m not saying U should behave like a teen..just don’t regret what brought U to what you’re today..ok maybe I enlarged a bit the story!LOL sorry!!!!

  79. Chibi on September 11, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    nice(laughs). that’s kinda funny beacuse the first time I saw the video for one step closer my reaction was : “…..” and then every time I saw it I was like : “oh no….not This Guys again….(change channel)” that kinda postponed my addiction to your music until Pts.OF.Athrty came out. but on the good side right now i really do enjoy this video- just had to grow up a little to be able to appreciate it. it seems it was to hardcore for my 10-year old mind back then…

  80. ShadowerLiltani on September 11, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    You have a great sense of humor, dude. Don’t take this wrong way, but my mother is one of the funniest people I know (I am not saying that because she birthed me, it’s actually true), and that sounds like something she would say. Anyways, since you have a sense of humor, I’m sure you can humor me when I say I have a challenge for you. I want all of you, for one day, to trade instruments and use that one instrument to write something for yourselves. Rob trade with you, Brad trade with Joe, and Chester trade with Phoenix. Vocals count as a instrument. You don’t have to really share anything you guys write, that’s up to you, but if take the challenge I at least wanna hear how it went ๐Ÿ˜‰

  81. Shinnizly on September 11, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    I really had to comment on this one! So what do you want us to say? We’re all allowed to make a few mistakes when we’re young! Poor 01M though, you could warn him about that video D: Anyway, you know you had to go through all that stuff to be where you are right now and let’s face it, I didn’t like the red hair but I did love the blue hair you had back then, which I would hate now, you just did what used to be “cool” back in 01 like us fans, but you’re not the only one who grew up! We all did! I am glad you changed! Anyway, I had a lot of fun reading it!

  82. _Bianca_ on September 11, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    But I like the OSC video, because, I don’t know if you ever noticed, but the red and green combination makes you look like a christmas present. Or the Grinch. You get my point. Also:
    9M: What the hell is going on with your hair?
    1M: I bleached it white and dyed it red. Why?
    9M: Oh nevermind, just wait until it starts looking like a reversed Tequila Sunrise.
    1M: Stop being an ass, I could ask you the same thing. I mean, what the hell is going on with your face?
    9M: I decided to hide it behind facial hair.
    1M: Oh I see. A cunning plan to achieve eternal youth, when you’re really old you’re just gonna shave it off and suddenly look like 32, right?
    9M: …right.
    j/k ๐Ÿ˜‰

  83. MaryBing on September 11, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    I’ve actually never said it before (it’s 100% true), but.. Mike, you’re awesome!! keep it up! hope your new album will be just as awesome! thanks a lot for your music!

  84. isadora on September 11, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    wow. are you always mysterious ? lol .. pretty cool the chat of old vs new mike ! .. have you already thought about having the red hair again ?

  85. bec on September 11, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    ๐Ÿ˜ฎ you regret dying your hair and inspiring all those fans to also have red/blue hair!


    at least you didn’t interview Mike2003 when you had that oh-so-sexy mullet!

  86. durg on September 11, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    hahahha new vs old mike.. thats great..
    & hey, cup o ramen is awesome ๐Ÿ˜€
    watch the steelers game yesterday? :O ๐Ÿ˜€ haha

  87. Marie14 on September 11, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    omg! that was the best resonse to fans ever! the old mike/new mike thing was great! xDD…mike could you dye your hair red again? ๐Ÿ˜€ i think that looks so cool ๐Ÿ™‚

  88. YourConscience on September 11, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    “Have you ever eaten Fruity Pebbles Cereal every day for a month?” Hahaha. I have to say; I like ’09Mike a lot better. ’01Mike is kind of depressing… patpat

  89. AVCP333 on September 11, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    hahaha best blog entry ever. I loved the OSC music video when it came out, but now looking back on it it is way too weird lol

  90. vickylp on September 11, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    well i think this blog is one of my favourites! ๐Ÿ™‚ i love the dialogue between the old mike and young mike!

  91. Doggie24690 on September 11, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    Fairly sure that was the best monologue I’ve ever read. Thank you, lol.

    …a live cut wouldn’t have hurt much either but when you’re younger watching that video, it couldn’t have been any better. ha.

  92. dragonfreak on September 11, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    I don’t think I have laughed at anything that you have posted as much as I just laughed at your interview with yourself….you are so great! so much better than phe phe! i do miss the hair though. ๐Ÿ˜‰
    rock on m/

  93. beephobia on September 11, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    I’m impressed that 01Mike was so courteous and called 09Mike “older” not “old” Mike. Always so polite.

  94. Manongross on September 11, 2009 at 1:20 pm

    When I read the title I was rushing to the post, maybe I answered. But nothing …
    Okay, maybe one day …
    And I liked all “phases” I think we have to change how we …
    But how are you now, that’s fine, that hair is this?
    Very beautiful …
    And the little Mike? I found it very beautiful …

  95. ninguem on September 11, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    i want more interviews with 1m, ask him if he wants have a beard and an art gallery

  96. lilyjulia on September 11, 2009 at 1:08 pm

    old vs. new mike reminds me of the cover-art someone made for a spanish lp-fan-magazine and showed on the lpumb, it was half olf and half semi-new mike ๐Ÿ˜‰ kind of creepy though ^^

  97. todraw on September 11, 2009 at 1:06 pm

    Hi mike nice conversation xDD an btw if u hav time pls check out on twitter an maybe answer i wrote somethin, btw i kno a lot of ppl who likes one step closer a lot an the phi vs MS pic will be done soon xD btw the live vid is also pretty good havn’t seen this one yet…’^^ btw here’s a preview:

    an when u ask ur self why this guy wants to annoy me an draws me with red hairs….
    it was the wish of somebodyelse xD an ur laserbeam of awesomeness isn’t done yet’^^

  98. Avi on September 11, 2009 at 1:03 pm

    aww I remember 01 Mike… old times…

  99. Anstice on September 11, 2009 at 1:02 pm

    Hey, Mike, you know what sucks? When your family forgets your birthday. You know what else sucks? Vacuums. You know what ELSE sucks? When the guy you asked for an interview forgets to answer the questions.


  100. DemiS on September 11, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    hey Mike…What if your hair are black or blue or red, you’ll always be THE BEST GUY IN THE WORLD !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Just be yourself, this is important…

  101. burningdaylight on September 11, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    lmfao!!!! “what the hell is wrong with your hair?” “i bleached it white and dyed it red…”…so nonchalant (and so hilarious!). and the whole space-time-continuum thing is great too! here’s a question for you (i tried to ask it in chat last week): your glorious excess art (as well as a lot of your blog posts) seem to be a commentary about the media and communications in general. what made you so interested in these subjects? did you take any communications classes in college to complement your art classes?

  102. keineAhnung on September 11, 2009 at 12:38 pm

    ROFLMAO!!! @old vs new…WHY do you regret the red hair?? IF there’s something to regret it would definitely be the blue (and the blonde) ;p

    best past/future talk ever…lol

  103. cuz on September 11, 2009 at 12:29 pm

    Haha, one Mike is amazing, two Mikes are even better ๐Ÿ˜‰ You could hire two-Mikes conversations for longer!

    LOVE the energy of your live shows.

  104. PatrickM on September 11, 2009 at 12:18 pm

    It’s something like ‘Back to future’. Three times ๐Ÿ™‚

    btw. OSC it’s so awesome.

  105. merve on September 11, 2009 at 12:05 pm

    you are so right about the OSC ! tnx for the time travel show and now everything is more clear…

  106. The_Black_Hawk on September 11, 2009 at 12:04 pm

    Oh Mike, great scenario, I think you really can be a great movie writer!!!
    But It would be REALLY good if you write this again between 09 MIKE & 04 or 05 Mike after Meteora and before MTM…

  107. rockermeg on September 11, 2009 at 12:02 pm

    Time travel; epic.
    That’s cool…haha. I once asked a band member how a younger version of themselves would feel if they went back in time and told them how the band and music would change in the future, on an LPU chat. But it didn’t get asked :/
    Now I know ๐Ÿ˜€
    I feel bad saying it, but that live video is better xD

  108. miKer0cks on September 11, 2009 at 12:01 pm

    Well Mike, you may have changed on the outside but the inside always stays the same, I believe…You always were, are and will be that kind and sweet guy that tries to take care of everything and everyone, never letting someone down ๐Ÿ™‚ Blue hair, red hair, black hair… it doesn’t matter! You’re just that guy, deep inside your heart ๐Ÿ™‚ You’ll always be the best! Great responses! Thx Mike ๐Ÿ™‚ How about comparing the LP Mike with the FM Mike?

    PS. check this out! It’s your “Memento Immortalis” piece drawn by me…what do you think?

  109. Sven on September 11, 2009 at 12:01 pm

    I really enjoy’d the response to nike 91, great job.
    When i read this, something came to my mind. Do you know ” http/ ” ?
    There is a wayback machine, wich brings you to old internet sites. i entered “” and just saw the old hybrid theory homepage when linkin park was called hybrid theory. very interresting. and even the old guest book is there!! check it out:

  110. Sintia on September 11, 2009 at 12:00 pm

    I love the convo between 9M & 1M. hilarious!! It would be crazy if there was a convo btween Chaz1 to Chaz9. I saw this video a way back between Chester & Brad on how Brad parked the car in “no parking area”. Brad said he was going to move it but didn’t (either forgot or was too late) and Chester was upset that he wouldnt have enuff $ to pay for it. ahh the hard times but look @ all the hard work you all did & it paid off. Well ..I hope you, LP, & your families are doing good, in great health and happy. Take care.

  111. Carla on September 11, 2009 at 11:59 am

    Now I wish I can meet an older version of myself. D:

  112. Curiosa on September 11, 2009 at 11:56 am

    lmao I love spraypaintNinkpens comment! lol

    Although Sun Tzu is correct, I don’t think it applies in this case. Sometimes it’s better to fight in one’s own territory. In your case to make & stick w/your point, fighting nail & tooth. Otherwise it looks like you lost. We already gave Phi a trophy cause u caved in & got a twitter account. ๐Ÿ˜› lol

    Point you were trying to make: Blogging is better so if blogging is better than why would someone bother getting a twitter account? ๐Ÿ™‚ TC

  113. lp_fm_fan on September 11, 2009 at 11:54 am

    LOL, that made me laugh….talking to yourself. :p

    Reminds me of The Time Traveler’s Wife, sorta.

    You probably won’t answer this….but: What do you think about for some reason I never thought of asking you but the first response makes me wonder, lol. I’ll be adding a SITE on the navigation bar soon…lol, the history of MSC.

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  116. Shinodabestfriend on September 11, 2009 at 11:45 am

    hmm.. the last one made me thoughtful. mike, you never changed. that’s why people follow you. you’re not old and you rock. I know you’ll stay like when you were younger. as say, a wonderful person.

  117. Aikaterine on September 11, 2009 at 11:43 am

    old and new Mike lol ๐Ÿ˜€

  118. spraypaintNinkpens on September 11, 2009 at 11:43 am

    The future mike should suggest firing the fat santa( Rick Rubin).

  119. Dun on September 11, 2009 at 11:41 am

    wow man it’d be awesome to meet older ourselves. i bet it could be nice experience ๐Ÿ˜€ i often wonder how i will look after 10, 20 years (; but i really don’t mind eating cheese every day. cheese is definitely made of pure win~!!! ๐Ÿ˜„ but “fire the director, and just shoot a live video” gigggles lol i think the live vid wouldn’t have this ‘magic’ which red&blonde screaming in underground dorks have ๐Ÿ˜› it’d never be the same

  120. Shinoda77 on September 11, 2009 at 11:34 am

    you’re so ununderstandable xD

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