Worleygig.com wishes all of our readers the very best for the coming year! For our part, we promise to continue to bring you the most amazing coverage in the realms of Art and Design, Humor, Pop Culture, Assorted Absurdness, Food Reviews, Cuteness, Bacon, and Things that are Pink! Let’s make it the best year ever!
Victor Vasarely (April 9th, 1906 – March 15th, 1997), was a Hungarian–French artist, who is widely accepted as a leader of the Op Art movement. During the 1960s and ’70s, his optical images became part of the popular culture, having a deep impact on architecture, computer science, fashion, and the way we now look at things in general. Even though he achieved great fame, he insisted on making his art accessible to everyone. His motto was “Art for all”.
The breakthrough brought by his kinetic visual experiments transformed the flat surface into a world of unending possibilities, book marking an era in the history of art and foreshadowing a new global reality shaped by programming and the Internet. Ondho (oil on canvas, 1956 – 60) was painted during a span of time when he worked on serveral different series including Folklore Planétaire, Permutations and Serial Art.
You can learn more about the fascinating life and groundbreaking career of Victor Vasarely by visiting his official website, Vasarely Dot Com, and be sure to watch the very trippy intro!
Victor Vasarely’s Ondho is part of the Permanent Collection at the Museum of Modern Art in Midtown Manhattan.
Do you love Tacos? I sure do. Sometimes you just want a Taco so bad, but don’t know how to find the location nearest you that will serve you the delicious and satisfying Taco you crave. Well hey, guess what? Somebody has just invented Taco 911, a web app you can visit that will map your longitude and latitude, based on where you are when accessing the site, find the closest Taco vendor and tell you the address and directions on how to get there. Take a look at the screen shot below!
See? So simple! As far as I know there is not yet a mobile app for Taco 911, so you have to do this the old fashioned way. Be sure to bookmark Taco 911 for all of your Taco procuring needs!
This Blue Gorilla perched atop an archway on Market Street in Venice Beach, California was painted by artist Isabelle Alford-Lago. Apparently, his name is Vincent. Find out more about Isabelle and her work at This Link.
Greetings friends and fiends. You may have noticed that we underwent a facelift over the weekend. What you see now is leaner, meaner Gig where we will bring you even more rad Pop Culture Happenings, News and Event Reports in a virtual environment with much less clunk in the trunk.
Many of the old dead service pages that nobody ever looked at have been eliminated and I am in the process of updating the Interview archives for your perusal. Oh, the Radness.
Worley Gig is now hosted by WordPress, having escaped the tyranny of our former Host
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Worley Gig Dot Com Turns Ten in June, so stay tuned for more good times ahead and thanks for your readership!
Happy Martin Luther King Jr’s Birthday! It’s a public holiday here in the US (except for maybe in Arizona. Because, Arizona)! If you are enjoying a day of freedom today courtesy of Dr. King, why not live the Dream by downloading and building this lovely and regal Papertoy, found on the Cube Craft website!
CBGB music club saw it all – the Ramones, Blondie, Talking Heads, Sonic Youth and so many more. The layers of flyers and playbills, graffiti, stickers and spilt beer seemingly coating the club’s every surface were as dense and sticky as the history of the place. Joe Holmes’ photos put the viewer right into the space – looking into the mixing board area, one can’t help but wonder at the cacophony of sounds that bounced off these heavily plastered walls. Purchase or read more about Mixing Board and Bench at This Link.
In another view of the infamous rock club, Joe presents the cavernous main room. Resembling sticker-encrusted saguaros, the pipes stand sentry along the perimeter of the room, from which, despite its signage proclaiming otherwise, there appears to be no exit. Somehow, though, the headbangers, thrashers, and mosh-pitters managed to stumble their way out onto the Bowery. And now they are all gone. Purchase or read more about Pipes at This Link.
Jen Bekman’s 20X200 sells affordable art prints priced from just $20! Browse around and see what strikes your fancy at This Link. And don’t forget: Art makes a great gift!
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (September 5th, 2011) – Sssh Dot Com, the erotica and sexuality website designed and maintained for women by women, has begun a new program this past month to donate a percentage of each month’s revenue to charitable organizations serving worthy causes worldwide. The organization with the most votes for August, as chosen by subscribers, was Doctors Without Borders.
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international medical humanitarian organization created by doctors and journalists in France in 1971. Today, MSF provides independent, impartial assistance in more than 60 countries to people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe, primarily due to armed conflict, epidemics, malnutrition, and exclusion from health care or natural disasters. MSF provides independent, impartial assistance to those most in need. In 1999, MSF received the Nobel Peace Prize.
Sssh.com takes time and consideration that each organization is chosen based on a commitment to excellence, accomplishment of stated goals and ratio of funds distribution (direct application to the cause vs. administrative expense). The list of potential beneficiaries includes social, medical and environmental charities that get little attention and deserve so much more. Some are large associations known for touching lives in positive ways. Others are small but cutting-edge research foundations determined to cure debilitating diseases. Still others are cultural and community outreach programs devoted to enriching lives.
Sssh.com’s members will select each month’s beneficiary, giving women a voice in ensuring dollars go where they will do the most good. Each month’s beneficiary will be announced at the beginning of the following month. Organizations and foundations that would like to be included may email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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In my tightly-knit circle of music industry friends and fiends, Marc Schapiro is a guy I have known for a very long time. From his gigs as a publicist for various metal labels to his independent entrepreneurial undertakings, Marc always rocks 24/7. One of Marc’s recent projects is his new blog, Bacon Jew Blogspot, where he posts lots of fun photos and news about being a Jew who loves bacon. He also sells T-Shirts and bacon fashions from the site. Marc is awesome, so please visit his blog right now and show the Bacon Jew some sweet and smoky love.
Hey do you like bacon? You know I do, because bacon news, products and events are all over this blog: bacon rules my taste buds. Yay bacon! Are you perhaps looking for a way to be more involved in the country’s rapidly growing wave of Bacon Mania? You are? Then maybe you want to join a fun bacon-centric website called Bacon Nation. Bacon Nation isn’t just another Bacon-worshipping blog, but a site that sponsors and promotes bacon-related events – such as the very festive Bacon Takedown recently held in Williamsburg, which was just insane. Plans are currently being developed for a series of Bacon Nation events in eight cities around the U.S. this summer! OMG!
Bacon Nation is currently seeking recruits to the way of the crispy, salty-sweet cured meat, so they are having a contest! The current Bacon Nation member who refers the most new members to the site wins a gift basket of delicious bacon products, two tickets to the Bacon Nation event closest to their home and two tickets to give to a friend who joins the Bacon Nation. I simply must win this prize! Please help me win by clicking over to Bacon Nation and joining right now!
So that I will receive credit and win the coveted Bacon Treats, be sure to enter my name, Gail Worley, in the “who referred you” field on the sign up form. Also, please email your friends and family and ask them to sign up to be a part of the Bacon Nation! They’re planning events on the east coast, west coast and several places in between, so there’s a very good chance the bacon tour will be coming to a town near you this summer! Sizzlin’!