Shortly after our previous post marveling at Mikel Jollett’s prolific Twitter career, The Airborne Toxic Event front man abruptly pulled the plug with this surprising announcement:
Gonna be away from this account for a bit.
Will have some news when I get back.
— Mikel Jollett (@Mikel_Jollett) June 26, 2017
And just like that, the tweet flood dried up. True to his promise, Jollett’s account has been silent ever since.
The big questions, of course, are: how long till he gets back, and more importantly, what news will he bear when he does?
While many of Mikel’s more recent Twitter followers may have their fingers crossed for a congress run, I’m sure I’m hardly the only one hoping it will have something to do with a new record release, followed swiftly by a whole lot of tour dates. Stay tuned!
Anna Bulbrook: The Fig Jam of the Cheese Plate
If you’re thirsty for some TATE content, Nick Onken’s NION Radio podcast just posted an hour chat with Anna Bulbrook. While there wasn’t a whole lot of Airborne-specific content (apart from an amusing anecdote about the time TATE spent a couple days thinking they were about to go on tour with Lady Gaga thanks to some confusion amongst booking agents between Airborne and the Aussie metal band Airbourne), it’s a delightful conversation that stretches all the way from Anna’s childhood to her present role as Queen of GIRLSCHOOL. She tells of her brief stint in a screamo band, and explains the intricacies of her transition from classical musician to rock violist. Anna also describes her battles against uncertainty and the fear of failure, as well as her creative transition from side stage to the head of a thriving collective.
There’s also much talk of coffee, chocolate and salad. As for the fig jam reference, you’ll just have to listen…
Since we last wrote, The Airborne Toxic Event actually did reconvene briefly, at the Bonanza Campout in Utah. From that performance, here is their cover of Kid Cudi’s “Pursuit of Happiness,” courtesy of Puff Mama666.
Glen is the founder and editor of This Is Nowhere and author of Toxic History: The Story of The Airborne Toxic Event. He’s grateful for an understanding wife and kids who indulge his silly compulsion to chase a band all over the Pacific Northwest (and occasionally beyond) every time the opportunity arises.