GailWorley.com, that’s what I call her. Sometimes I just think “Mmmm, Gail.” It’s plain and simple: Gail Worley is fucking hot! She rocks! Gail has her finger on the pulse of what’s going on in rock. That’s why she wrote my website bio, (a bunch of blah blah blah stuff about me). Why not just Enjoy Me ™ via Gail on the bio section of http://www.totalposer.com; The Official web site of Mike Fasano. Who? Exactly!
It’s an amazing thing when an interview becomes a conversation, especially one where ideas are exchanged and the subject opens up to reveal aspects of the music that were either unintended or unconscious. In my Modern Drummer interview with Gail Worley, I discovered a new appreciation for my own work, and also that maybe all the subtleties I thought would probably go unnoticed actually had an impact on the listener. Her interview was like a getting a much needed second wind in the middle of a long set.
If you want to know what is really up with your favorite band, Gail can pull the info that matters from those who make the music that we all love. Believe me when I say artists have a hard time expressing themselves to the press, but Gail made it easy for me to be open and honest. I think that’s because she cares about and loves music as much as the artist she interviews.
Gail Worley has a way of "relating with" the artists she interviews. That makes for great readingregardless of one's penchant for the music at hand because she brings their fascinating personalities to the fore while showing her own unique colors as well. She does all this with a wonderful mix of good humor, passion, sensitivity and refreshing nerve that makes me feel like I'm looking through a window into someone's living room, observing two interesting people hang out. There's a comfort in her realness that's hard to find these days, and she reminds us that music is (or should be) all about sharing and connecting.
After enduring eight years of “two cans and a string” internet connections via AOL (AOHELL is more like it), I recently became an adult, got a High Speed cable modem and went totally pro with the email. It’s been a total bitch weaning myself off AOL (like a dysfunctional relationship you just can’t bear to leave) and spending hours and hours reconfiguring my new internet set up, replacing email preferences and getting all of my email accounts to go into Outlook, but I can already see it’s so worth the small hassle, if only to reap the HUGE rewards of email that actually arrives and the ability to filter hordes of viagra spam.
Here are some reasons why AOL SUCKS
1. NO support for the Mac (i.e. no software upgrades past 5.0, no AOL for broadband unless you have OSX).
2. Dial up service fastest connection speed: 38.8
3. Three minutes to download email
4. Three minutes to send an email, only to get an error message “Our host computer cannot process your request.”
5. Inability of the AOL web-browser-from-hell to recognize the Flash plug-in.
6. Getting booted offline every 15 minutes.
7. Having your account frozen for sending an email to multiple recipients (they can’t stop real Spammers, but they tie the hands of their own subscribers. Smart).
8. More SPAM in my mailbox than at a Hormel meat packing plant.
9. Did I mention their shitty browser?
10. IT SUCKS!
Don’t be afraid to leave AOL just because you’re used to its lameness and ineptitude. If I can make the break, anyone can. You can easily find yourself a Coupon code and get a discount at almost ANY ISP, it’s your turn, take it.