On the Eleventh Day of TATEmas…

Posted: December 22, 2014 in A Little Less Profound
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The Airborne Toxic Event: 11th Day of TATEmas

Words by Glen, Artwork by Shyra

On the eleventh day of TATEmas, Mikel gave to me:

eleven jumping monkeys

ten concert selfies

nine singing Chens

eight white dresses

seven Twitter rants

six jilted mermaids

five golden picks

four El Gran Burritos

three dueling drummers

two angel wings

and a bloody bird in a bare tree.

The Airborne Toxic Event: 11th Day of TATEmas (detail)

The Airborne Toxic Event: 11th Day of TATEmas (detail 2)

This piece is 8×10″. “A bunch of drawn monkeys that were cut out and glued on the canvas with the lyrics to ‘Moving On’ written in the background. ‘Nobody’s watching! You can all jump around like a bunch of fuckin’ monkeys!'” Comment below to enter to win this original artwork by Shyra Taylor. We’ll announce the winner tonight at 10pm Pacific Time.

shyraShyra lives with her husband and two girls (dogs) deep in the heart of Texas. Every spare moment she has, she spends in her studio listening to TATE and creating mixed media pieces using personal drawings, paints, pencils, papers – you name it. She enjoys finding ways to reuse/recycle different things in her works as well as collecting objects she finds in everyday places and odd spaces alike.

Glen, Fan of The Airborne Toxic Event Glen is the founder and editor of This Is Nowhere. 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.

  1. treendabean says:

    Now this one definitely includes a shot of me. πŸ˜€

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Jun Villegas says:

    You’ve had some great pieces, but this is my favorite by far!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. jenlargent says:

    Crazy Monkeys!


  4. Robert Heck says:

    Nice…very colorful! Each day gets better and better!!


  5. Angie Schuman says:

    Love this! Moving on was the song that my friend wanted me to listen to that started my love of TATE. That marked a huge change in my life in a direction I never thought it would take and this woul be so meaningful to me!


    • Shyra Taylor aka Lady Rabin says:

      Thank you, Angie!!! I honestly don’t remember what was the first sing I heard of theirs, but they have been a total game changer for me. I think I was introduced to them in perfect timing as I too was making life changes fie the better- they are the soundtrack to turning my life around ❀


  6. els9874 says:

    This is so colorful!


  7. treendabean says:

    I hope the last one has Mikel yelling “go make some babies” that would be a fitting way to end the contest.


  8. Alberto G. says:

    Perfect! Also bc Mikel used my phone during this song last time I saw them πŸ˜€


  9. trevor says:

    like like like


  10. Shyra Taylor aka Lady Rabin says:

    Reading all these wonderful comments makes standing in line at the post office sending off the first batch of winners much more tolerable πŸ˜ƒ ❀

    Liked by 3 people

  11. I just want to say thank you to Shyra. It’s blatantly apparent that you put so much time, effort, creativity and heart into all of these pieces – and then offered them up for free! You’ve got a kind soul. Thank you for bringing so much holiday cheer to the TIN community.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Shyra Taylor aka Lady Rabin says:

      Awwwwww, thank you sooooo much, you are too sweet ❀ Anything for my fellow TATE fans- TATE fans are the best! Thank you to Glen for giving me the opportunity to share with everybody! ❀ ❀ ❀

      Liked by 2 people

  12. Debbie Gliva says:

    Those darn monkeys raided my closet!

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Chris N says:

    Fantastic! I’m glad you chose Does This Mean You’re Moving On for one of your lyrical backdrops. And the monkeys are pretty awesome too.


  14. Dave Heck says:

    This one is great!


  15. Rick Fedion says:

    I like the colors and I do recognize several as not so distant relatives of mine! Maybe this time….


  16. evan f says:

    love this ! must have ! “My job is to stand up there and dance like a monkey. It’s your job to figure out what it means…” “..nobody is watching so lets dance like fucking monkeys ! ” ..


  17. Mary Alice says:

    i love the monkeys


  18. Karen says:

    Super cool!


  19. mpw33 says:

    I actually went to monkey jumping school to work on my craft.

    Liked by 2 people

  20. Today’s winner is treendabean. Congrats! One more chance to win tomorrow!

    Liked by 1 person

  21. Joe Centanni says:

    Love it


  22. Jacqueline Charvat says:

    Love This, Love TATE!


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