Today, June 10th, 2011, Worleygig.com celebrates 8 Rad Years on the Interwebs! This past year has been a particularly fantastic year of growth at The ‘Gig, with the NeatoHub affiliation, FaceBook’s Networked Blogs, and optimized SEO bringing in thousands of new readers. As Worleygig.com branches out from being primarily a music blog to covering more of the Art scene here in NYC and elsewhere, we hope you’ll keep coming back daily for the Pop Culture coverage, the Humor, the awesome food, movie and book reviews and, of course, all things Pink or made from Bacon. You can like this Blog on FaceBook by clicking on the widget on the lower right hand side of this page, or by visiting This Link. As always, immense gratitude to Ian Koss, the man behind the curtain who fixes all the little weird things that are beyond my web comprehension. And Big Thanks to all of my fans, friends and readers – both random and loyal – for your encouragement, tips, feedback and support of the blog! Eight more years!
It is no secret that I spent a few of my teenage years being completely, over-the-top obsessed with the rock band Queen. I was lucky enough to see Queen about five times on the Night at the Opera, Day at the Races, News of the World and Jazz tours. My love of all things Queen was so all-consuming, I even knew the names of and biographical details about their roadies, one of whom was nicknamed “Ratty.” So it only took me about three seconds to flash back to the good old late ‘70s when, quite by chance, I came across the website Ratty’s Queen Memories. Here’s an excerpt from the site’s home page by Peter ‘Ratty’ Hince himself: