Gail Worley is a maverick, but she's an accessible maverick. Her taste is hard to predict and to pin down, and that is one of the things that make her such a great read. She delivers her material like a skilled conversationalist; one that informs and commiserates about the serious stuff, but also shares juicy, guilty pleasures all while giving the impression that she's open to response and debate about music (and other things), as long as it comes from a passionate place. Although Gail knows more than most, she's not a know-it-all, and not limited by worrying about whether or not she'll find folks that think just like she does. Although experienced enough to be wise to the ways of hype, she's not jaded or cynical; Gail is genuinely inspired by music of all stripes – regardless of whether it's hip, new, old, independent, mega, if mullet-heads like it or if indie geeks like it. And on top of it all, she's got chops as a writer. You know your reading a bona fide writer, not just a besotted fan or some computer geek on a screed. Her subjectivity is a pleasurable aspect of her stuff a rarity. She's perverse, twisted and funny – a guilty pleasure herself.
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.