Gail writes and talks about music as if she were still a fan of it. A novel idea? Exactly. That's why her take has enthusiasm and energy things that are all too often missing in music and the way we listen to it.
Meeting with Gail to do an interview for my band’s bio was the kind of experience where I immediately felt like I knew her, without ever having met her before. She pressed ‘record’ on her mini-cassette, we popped open a couple cans of Bud, and proceeded to talk for the next hour about all kinds of things. That’s the kind of interview that all artists hope to do and, in-turn, it’s the kind of interview people want to read. Gail was totally prepared, engaging, relaxed, and most importantly, honest. Interviews shouldn’t be about what my favorite color is, they should be about what is going at the time of the interview… and that isn’t even an issue with Gail.
Gail fucking rocks! Without a doubt, hers were the best interviews I’ve ever done. She’s always informed and prepared, even if your band sucks. I’m a fan! And she has pink hair!
Gail has a way of putting people at ease and it shows in her interviews. Since being interviewed by Gail for Modern Drummer magazine, I've followed her work and read many interviews by her. I come away from her articles feeling like I know the person. It's refreshing to get deeper than just the meaning of a band name.