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The Worley Gig Celebrates Seventeen Sensational Years on The Web!

TWG Birthday Meme

Hey what’s up. Today we are celebrating the 17th Birthday of The Worley Gig, the Blog Of Neat Things that I launched on this very day, June 10th in 2003 – wow!  While many of my peer blogs from back-in-the-day have fallen by the wayside  (RIP: Skulls and Bacon, Modern Urban Living, According2G, etc) The ‘Gig is surviving and thriving as we adapt to changing times. Another birthday for The Worley Gig gives me pause to discuss what an incredible year it has been for us.  While no one will argue the fact that 2020 has (for reasons that take too long to talk about)  been far from the year that we’d hoped it would be, the cancellation of almost every event for the year gave me plenty of time to examine the state of things and make this little home on the web all the more enjoyable for you. Having recently surpassed some 5.9K posts, I’d like to share the site’s most notable modifications with you.

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Kicking Ass and Taking Names

In the words of the late great David Bowie, we have gone through numerous “Ch-ch-ch-changes” since the start of 2020. In a quest to up the radness of the blog, we consulted our friend and fellow scribe Ken Pierce; a media genius and founder of both PiercingMetal and The Chronicles Of Piercing Ken. With Ken’s keen guidance, we re-evaluated everything that you’ve been clicking around on for these past 17 years. Ken was able to suggest a multi-tiered facelift that not only improves the look of the blog, but also makes the entire site run cleaner and meaner.  Most of the heavy lifting went into the creation of a streamlined menu, found at the very top of the page, which neatly categorizes all posts into their most relevant themes. In the sidebar, the tag cloud and historical archive-by-date have been replaced with a helpful listing of all posts by categories, along with our currently most-popular blog posts, and excerpts from our Instagram feed! It just keeps getting radder.

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Exclusive Photos By Gail

You’re probably saying “Wow, Gail, I can’t imagine this getting any better” and I’d have to stop you right there, because another level of radness is in process as you read this. While we’ve been going strong on the web for 17 years, a number of the outlets that I once freelanced for are either no longer in existence, or my articles are missing from their historical archive.  As a result, I’ve decided to introduce many amazing interviews and articles into The Worley Gig as added content to increase your levels of media euphoria. Be sure to follow The Worley Gig on our social media via Facebook and Twitter, where these posts are announced, and do drop by our Instagram and Pinterest to make sure you aren’t missing anything.  If you like what you see here, please share The ‘Gig with friends. There’s strength in numbers, as they say.

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It’s The Real Thing

Oh yeah, before we go, let’s talk about additional upcoming radness. According to our WordPress statistics, The Worley Gig is closing in on one-million users having visited the site.  With more than 1.9 billion websites currently online as competition, I think that’s pretty cool! We will also likely hit 6K posts before 2021 rolls around, but we shall celebrate each of those milestones as they come to pass.  As you can see, many achievements mark this anniversary, and I invite you to spend some time on the site and check out all of our upgrades and improvements to The ‘Gig. Thanks as always for your readership, and for finding inspiration and amusement in our unequaled coverage of art, design and pop culture in NYC. There is more to come!

Facebook To Worley Gig Dot Com: Fuck You

I Dont Care
Photo By Gail

Monday morning, with zero warning or valid cause, Facebook deleted 99% of the posted content on the two fan pages I’d been maintaining on that platform (one for more than a decade) in order to promote this blog’s content to my fans and friends. To add insult to injury, they also deleted every post on my personal page that linked to content on Worleygig.com, thus completely obliterating my creative presence on Facebook. The reason given: these posts suddenly violate FB’s Terms of Service for Spam. Spam? Really? I call bullshit, but I have no method of recourse, because Facebook is not run by reasonable humans. So, I will be investigating more interesting (and likely way more effective) ways to promote Worleygig.com to those who wish to read it. Please feel free to follow me on Instagram @WorleyGigDotCom for more information going forward. Thanks, and Fuck Facebook.

Worleygig.com Turns Sweet Sixteen!

Worleygig Birthday Meme
Worleygig Illo By Dean Haspiel

Hey, Guess What? Today, June 10th, 2019, marks Sixteen sweet years of The Worley Gig existing in the Blogoverse! While thousands of other websites have come and gone in that considerable span of years, The Gig is still surviving and thriving — bringing you the best of Art and Design, plus Food, Pop Culture and Lifestyle posts for what is truly a Blog of Neat Things. Thanks for your continued readership!

Did you know that you can make sure to never miss a post by following Worleygig.com on all of the coolest social media platforms? Get set to start clicking:

FaceBook and FaceBook: FaceBook’s Shitty Algorithm Means I Need Two Fan Pages So That People Can Still Tell Me That They Never See My Posts! Fan Page With Daily Posts Is Here ; Archives and Revival Posts Are Here!

The Instant Gram: Do I Have The Best Instagram Feed in The Universe? You Bet I Do! Enjoy the Best Photos From the Blog and My Many Other Urban Adventures By Following me @gailpink61!

The Pinterest: We’ve Got Five Assorted Rad Boards To Feed Your Pinning Passion, Which Can Be Found at This Link!

The Useless Twitter: Follow Me and Read My Awesome Tweets at @Rezpect!

I am only able to write this rad blog because of your love, so if you dig the Worley Gig please Tell Your Friends about us! Thank you!

Modern Art Monday Presents: Pablo Picasso’s Head of a Warrior

Pablo Picasso Head of a Warrior
Photo By Gail

Hey what’s up. Welcome, to the first installment of a new weekly series debuting today on The Worley Gig, which I am calling Modern Art Monday! Each Monday, I will be posting a classic piece of modern (or maybe not so modern) art photographed by me on a visit to MOMA (Museum of Modern Art) or any of the other fine art institutions right here in Manhattan — and elsewhere! Because, when it comes to art, I get around!

This week’s featured work is the Pablo Picasso sculpture, Head of a Warrior (1933). What I love about this piece is how Picasso’s exaggerated proportions make the head look a bit cartoonish. Although the head is crafted from plaster, wood and metal it is meant to emulate the look of a classic marble sculpture.

The Museum of Modern Art is Located at 11 West 53rd St, Between 5th and 6th Avenues, in NYC.

Zengo Previews Its New Test Kitchen Menu for Japan to Mexico

Zengo Interior
Zengo Serves Gorgeous Food in a Gorgeous Setting (Photos By Gail, Cocktail Photos Courtesy of Burke Communications)

Foodie Fans of The Worley Gig know that one of our very favorite dining destinations is the Asian-Latin fusion restaurant, Zengo, conveniently located adjacent to Grand Central Station. While the menu is consistently delicious, Zengo is dedicated to continually changing things up. And in this case, change is good!

Continue reading Zengo Previews Its New Test Kitchen Menu for Japan to Mexico

Debbie Harry and Mariah Carey Appear at Out 100 Awards

19th Annual Out100 Awards Presented By Buick

The Out 100 Awards is an annual awards show put on by Out Magazine, which honors LGBTQ people who have fought to make a positive impact in the year. This year’s event took place at Terminal 5 concert venue and was produced by BMF Media (who also brought you the Lady Gaga ArtPop Pop Up Store and Gallery) recently featured on The Worley Gig!

In the photo above, you can see BMF co-founders Bruce Star and Brian Feit with Blondie’s Debbie Harry, who performed at the event, and Mariah Carey, who accepted an award on behalf of her good friend, Producer Lee Daniels who couldn’t attend that evening. I just love Debbie’s taste level (looks at those colors!) and great style, which is always spot on. She looks fantastic!

The Worley Gig on Starpolish Archives Have Been Recovered

Pink and Gray Stars on Black

The story of The Worley Gig is a long and winding road of various print and online media that have all come and gone before this blog made its debut ten years ago, in June of 2003. The Gig, which was originally so christened by writer Tim Hall, originated in print in the late 1990s as a local nightlife and music column for an alternative, downtown monthly published here in Manhattan called the New York Hangover. When The Hangover went out of print, The Gig moved to the online version of Seattle’s Pandemonium Magazine (aka Pandomag) where it enjoyed a triumphant three year run before that site went belly up, at which time we were adopted by a startup entertainment and artist development website called Starpolish. And that, as they say, is history.

While a selection of Worley Gig columns and Musician Interviews I did while at Starpolish have continued to be archived on that site, the interview links all changed when Starpolish became Tiwary Entertainment Group a few months back. Earlier today, I searched and scoured the new TEG site to find those archived articles and rebuild the links for inclusion in this sites’ Interview Archives page.

Please enjoy the fruits of my labor, at your leisure.

Update April 2020: With StarPolish’s Critics Corner Archive permanently offline, I will be re-introducing these reviews as permanent WorleyGig posts as time permits.