In honor of The Airborne Toxic Event beginning their headlining tour today, January 22, 2009 in Norwich, England, I decided to spew out a bunch of links to some of the more “essential” TATE articles, interviews and reviews. And because I saw a request on their newly opened official forum, a list of Mikel’s writings.

Have a wonderful tour, guys, and I’ll see you in March!

A Few Essential Interviews, Articles, and Reviews

‘We’re all gonna die, so let’s get drunk and dance’ – Prefix Magazine, January 11, 2008
The Airborne Toxic Event w/ The Deadly Syndrome (and Castledoor) @ Spaceland 01-31-08 – Classical Geek Theatre, February 1, 2008
Between Love and Like: Sound & Vision: My Interview with The Airborne Toxic Event – April 16-22, 2008
Featured Artist Interview: The Airborne Toxic Event – web in front, April 2008
Podcast: The Airborne Toxic Event w/ Radars to the Sky and the Morning Benders live @ the El Rey (8.07.08) – from web in front

Mikel Jollett’s Writings

What I Learned in Mind Control: An open letter to psychology professor Phil Zimbardo – Stanford Magazine – July/August 2001

Interviews
Tom Waits – On Harry Partch, Charles Bukowski, myths, rap and nerds. SOMA magazine, July, 2002
Such a perfect day – Age, youth, music, death, charm, grace, godlessness, hope and lipstick with David Bowie. Filter magazine, July/August 2003
Dandy Warhols – Filter magazine interview, 2003
Art, Advertising and the Myth of the Underground – The Strokes meet Lou Reed. Filter magazine, February 2004

NPR Music Reviews and other commentary
Identity Crisis – July 15, 2002
Sigur Ros – November 20, 2002
My Dad The Ex-Con – January 6, 2003
Music Review: ‘Sumday’ from Grandaddy – August 22, 2003
The Best Songs of 2003 – December 21, 2003
The Best CDs of 2003 – December 22, 2003
Music Review: ‘Soviet Kitsch’ from Regina Spektor – March 5, 2004
Commentary: Boomers and Hip-Hop – March 11, 2004
Music Review: ‘Franz Ferdinand’ from Franz Ferdinand – March 29, 2004
Review of Modest Mouse “Good News for People who Love Bad News” – May 3, 2004
Morrissey’s back with “You Are the Quarry” – June 7, 2004
CD Review: ‘The Cure’ from The Cure – August 5, 2004
The Best Songs of 2004 – December 27, 2004
The Best CDs of 2004 – December 28, 2004
Brian Eno Albums Remastered for Compact Disc – December 30, 2004
A Look at the Best CDs of the Year (various NPR writers and critics) – December 31, 2004
The Year Ahead: 2005 – January 12, 2005
Devotchka: ‘How It Ends’ – February 17, 2005
A Look at the Coachella Music Festival – May 2, 2005
Moby Checks in with ‘Hotel’ – June 2, 2005
Coldplay Bids for ‘Biggest Band in the World’ – June 6, 2005

Various music reviews written for In Music We Trust

Los Angeles Times Articles
Rumination rock, anyone? – July 10, 2005
Alkaline Trio a little too polished for punk – July 22, 2005
Kings of Leon hold court – July 25, 2005
Warm-up act hot, headliner not – August 1, 2005
A charming twin bill called Tegan and Sara – August 3, 2005
Pulling back from the edge (Jack Johnson) – August 10, 2005
The Cab ride accelerates (Death Cab for Cutie) – August 28, 2005

Men’s Health Articles
The Demons on My Rope Line (High-Altitude Cerebral Edema) – January 31, 2005
Me versus the bully (Tough Guy Father, Nerdy Son) – July 27, 2005
Brad Pitt Whipped Me Into Shape – March 2006
You: Stronger, Faster, Smarter (Bionics Research) – August 8, 2006
The Miracle on Ice – July 29, 2007
Live longer, live better – August 4, 2008

McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern – Issue 27, featuring excerpt from “The Crack” – May 28, 2008

The Crack – full story

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