British Comedian/Actor, Marathon Runner and Action Transvestite Eddie Izzard was born on this day, February 7th, in 1962. That makes him exactly one day younger than Axl Rose! Just take a look at the two of them and see who is better preserved at this still relatively young age! I just saw Eddie perform here in NYC on Monday of this week and he was completely hilarious! Happy Birthday, Eddie!
“Gail, you rock! You are the writer that all musicians need for getting the right pitch letter or bio. I have been getting more national USA and international airplay from Brisbane Australia to Belgium on the new songs. Your pitch letter works!”
Jana Peri at Stonehenge
“It seems kind of odd for me to be writing an endorsement for Gail, given that we live in the same neighborhood and have been friends for years; that is, unless you know why I met Gail in the first place. It was because of her writing. I stumbled upon a piece she had written about publicists which was posted on the Internet, was immediately intrigued and sought her out. We started corresponding and finally met in person when we attended a film screening and rode the subway home together. Over time, we have become great pals and have seen countless bands together. When I needed someone to write a new bio for me tocoincide with the release of my CD, Catching Flies with Vinegar, it was a no-brainer. If you are looking for someone with a great reverence for music history, tempered with an irreverent sense of humor, Gail is your girl!”
“As one of America’s foremost purveyors of rock criticism and witty pop culture observations, Gail Worley brings a unique and informed vision to the over-hyped music industry and the various media outlets attendant thereto. Her clever and erudite ramblings are a blast of harmonious noise in an atonal universe, while Gail’s unhealthy fascination with drummers keeps her up-to-date with cutting edge rock technologies, proper touring etiquette and what “beat” the kids are dancing to. You should be so lucky to pay Ms. Worley for her words.”
“Gail, you rock! Your writing is brilliant and we are very happy with our bio! For us it was easy: We just threw a ton of information into a big pot, you sifted through it and what we got is a wonderful story what can be used for a movie. Wow, you have that gift that makes it special. We might knock on your door when the next record comes out.”
Love from Manuel, Antonia, Michaela and Thomas of Tripping Horse
Kurt Reil, Far Left
“It was great to talk to Gail. I felt like I was having a conversation with an old friend, not a journalist I’ve never met; she put me at ease to open up and maybe say things I wouldn’t normally say to a writer who was not nearly as clued in. There is always the danger that what you said can be misrepresented or used in a way that you did not expect or intend, but I had a sense that Gail was ultimately trustworthy, which she earned in her obvious appreciation and understanding of music. Somehow, she managed to distill a lengthy, 90 minute interview into a tightly focused profile that I am very proud of. Let’s talk again soon, Gail!”
“Gail seems to posses an innate gift for filtering through lots of information and getting right down to the brass tax of any given piece she is working on. I have been so impressed with her keen eye for detail and her easygoing approach to doing what she does, and doing it right. Much love and respect to Gail Worley.”
I LOOOOOOOOVE Gail Worley, it’s true! She was a pleasure to work with and very easy to talk to. As a musician and entertainer, doing interviews can be a pain in the ass – bad questions, misquotes, etc., but not with Gail. She was very creative, educated in regards to the subject matter and professional. It was a dream of mine to appear in Modern Drummer magazine one day and I’m glad Gail wrote that article. Xoxo.
Gail’s writing is far from superficial, as reflected in her attention to detail and unrelenting research. She possesses a unique gift in her ability to assimilate a lot of information and present it in a clear and focused fashion.
Gail has been a friend for a few years now. She has fantastic energy and is a pleasure to talk to and be around. Since the interviews she did with me for Modern Drummer and Metal Edge last year, I have had many compliments from friends, fans and industry folk still to this day. I very much appreciate her help in getting my name out there and hope that we can connect again in the near future. We should be thankful that she is a fan of the music and wants to write about people she cares about whether they are of mainstream success or from the underground. Thanks again Gail…keep up the great work!