Sunday, September 30, 2007

Work & Playlist: September 28, 2007


A fan's video for "I Like Music"

  1. "Better Get To Livin'" - Dolly Parton
  2. "On The Verge of Something Wonderful" - Darren Hayes
  3. "I Like Music" - Junior Senior
  4. "Leave Me Alone, (I'm Lonely)" - Pink
  5. "Message to Myself" - Melissa Etheridge
  6. "Go Away" - Royksopp
  7. "Grace Kelly" - MIKA
  8. "Whine Up" - Kat De Luna ft. Elephant Man
  9. "She Wants to Move" - N.E.R.D.
  10. "Dark Road" - Annie Lennox
Green denotes new top 10 entry.
Song links will take you to the iTunes listing if you have iTunes on your computer.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Harvest '07 Erotic Art Festival - Atlanta

I'm not attending but wanted to give a shout out to an event that promotes the arts and sexual expression. For more go to

Matthe Shepard Act passes Senate!

WASHINGTON– In an historic step toward equality for GLBT Americans, the U.S. Senate voted to pass the Matthew Shepard Act, which updates and expands the federal hate crimes laws to include bias motivated violence based on a victim’s sexual orientation, gender identity, gender, and disability. The current statutes permit federal prosecution of hate crimes committed on the basis of a person's race, color, religion, or nation origin when engaging in a federally protected activity and would encompass attacks committed beyond federally protected activities. A version has already passed in the House of Representatives.

Bush calls the Matthew Shepard Act "unnecessary." According to the FBI one in six hate crimes are motivated by the victim’s sexual orientation. The bill provides new resources and tools to assist local law enforcement in prosecuting vicious crimes. Though Bush has vowed to veto it, apparently deeming particular citizens don't deserves the same protections from this type of insidious crime, the MSA has been attached to a defense spending bill.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Gen. Pace puts personal beliefs ahead of his country

Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff,
caused a stir at a Senate hearing Wednesday when he said he believes homosexual activity is immoral* and should not be condoned by the military.

The General, then continued with contradictory ramblings praising gay members of the armed forces while calling them immoral.

"Are there wonderful Americans who happen to be homosexual serving in the military? Yes," he told the Senate Appropriations Committee.

"We need to be very precise then, about what I said wearing my stars and being very conscious of it," he added. "And that is, very simply, that we should respect those who want to serve the nation but not through the law of the land, condone activity that, in my upbringing, is counter to God's law." Strange that a General chooses to invoke 'God's law' when it comes to homosexuality, but has no problem with one of the Commandments - "Thou shall not kill".

"I would be very willing and able and supportive" to changes to the policy "to continue to allow the homosexual community to contribute to the nation without condoning what I believe to be activity - whether it to be heterosexual or homosexual - that in my upbringing is not right," Pace said.

The 1st amendment of the U.S. Constitution prohibits Congressional establishment of a religion thus making this country secular (regardless of what the evangelicals and Republicans think) and not bound to the laws or beliefs of any religion.

Pace, who retires next week, said he was seeking to clarify similar remarks he made in spring, which he said were misreported.

*Homosexuality is a natural occurrence in many species besides human and therefore cannot be deemed immoral. Morals are principles by which people live and require a conscience and free will, both of which animals do not possess.

Trouble with Hosting Company EMC....again

Yet again I am having problems with my hosting company. I have not been able to send or receive email since early today. After notifying EMC of the email problem, my website stopped working. I acquired a new hosting company after my last problem but am still using EMC until my new website is designed, tested and ready to go.

I have also come down with a cold, the weather here is hot so I am super miserable and frustrated.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Full Monty

This weekend Edward and I went up to Ogunquit Maine and saw Sally Struthers in "The Full Monty" at the Ogunquit Playhouse. It was campy and entertaining. We saw Sally last summer at the Playhouse in "Hello Dolly", and that was a hoot so we couldn't miss her in this.

If you haven't seen it performed the show is a big tease. Blue collar guys out of work decide to make money by putting together their own strip show. They do strip completely but you only get to see the actors asses, because when it comes time for the full Monty the lights go out. However, at the final curtain call some of the guys, who are only wearing robes, kick up their legs and if you are paying attention you'll get an eyeful of 'Monty'

Saturday, September 22, 2007

On The Drawing Board: Howl-o-ween

Running into a similar problem I had earlier in the year, the piece I had planned to do next has been delayed. It was another commission and I've been waiting over a week for a response from the client. So rather than sit idly by, I've decided to get to work on my Halloween painting. I enjoy the change of pace with a piece like this, fun, scary, fantastical. I get to do a lot of unusual things with the figure; stuff I normally don't do. Last year I did the red skinned, tailed, horny devil, "Diablo".

I do have yet another commission to do as well, but with October 31st not far off, I opted to do this piece first.

Work & Playlist: September 21, 2007

Australian singer-songwriter Darren Hayes was former frontman of the pop duo Savage Garden, whose 1997 album Savage Garden propelled them to stardom. Savage Garden sold more than 23 million albums worldwide before parting ways in 2001. Now an independent with his own record label, Hayes, who was coming to terms with his homosexuality at the height of Savage Garden has been hard at work. He recently released is third solo album, "This Delicate Thing We've Made".

  1. "On The Verge of Something Wonderful" - Darren Hayes
  2. "Better Get To Livin'" - Dolly Parton
  3. "Go Away" - Royksopp
  4. "The Way I Are" - Timbaland ft. Keri Hilson & D.O.E.
  5. "Do You Know (Ping Pong Song)" - Enrique Iglesias
  6. "Forbidden Love" - Madonna
  7. "Analogue"* - A-Ha
  8. "I Like Music" - Junior Senior
  9. "Leave Me Alone, (I'm Lonely)" - Pink
  10. "Message to Myself" - Melissa Etheridge
Green denotes new top 10 entry.
Song links will take you to the iTunes listing if you have iTunes on your computer.
(*) Not available on iTunes.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Senate: Nothing Better To Do

The Senate found it necessary not only to waste time on but also to pass an amendment in response to a newspaper ad by political action group Move-On. The ad challenged the hand picked facts and political motivations that General Patraeus presented to Congress. The amendment condemns anyone who questions the integrity of the White House's new war poster boy General Patraeus.

Lets not forget that we got into this war after General Colin Powell speaking (lying) at the U.N. told the world about Iraq's WMD's. Now we've got about 3,800 dead soldiers, 28,000 seriously wounded, a $9,000,000,000,000 national debt, a four year old war with no end or solution in sight, and the Senate thinks it's wrong to question the integrity of someone running this war? While they had the time and votes to pass that, they didn't pass a bill to cover millions of uninsured Americans or combat the climate crisis. Nope—they condemned Americans for speaking out against the war.

I condemn the U.S. Senate for wasting taxpayers money on trivial issues, incompetence and a lack of service and respect for the people of the United States.

I do try to limit my political rants, since most readers here came for the gay art, but I think we all need to speak out once in a while.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Poll Results / Latest Poll

Last weeks poll, and I apologize for not updating sooner, just been preoccupied with other stuff, my curiosity wanted to see how people would answer the question: Which way do you lean sexually? With hook up sites, dating services and the like usually wanting to categorize guys as either a top or a bottom, I am surprised that versatile is the top response and that 78% engage in giving and recieving.

  1. versatile - I like both (36%)
  2. mostly bottom-occasional top (28%)
  3. mostly top-occasional bottom (14%)
  4. a total top (7%)
  5. neither - only like oral (5%)
  6. neither - no interest at all (5%)
  7. a total bottom (3%)
The new poll is a pretty basic one, given the choice which flavor do you choose, vanilla or chocolate? Vote in the sidebar!

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Work & Playlist - My Top 10 for September 14, 2007

  1. "Do You Know (Ping Pong Song)" - Enrique Iglesias
  2. "The Way I Are" - Timbaland ft. Keri Hilson & D.O.E.
  3. "Analogue"* - A-Ha
  4. "Go Away" - Royksopp
  5. "Show Me Love" - Ace of Base
  6. "Forbidden Love" - Madonna
  7. "Rain Down Love" - Freemasons ft. Siedah Garrett
  8. "Hope" - Above & Beyond
  9. "On The Verge of Something Wonderful" - Darren Hayes
  10. "Better Get To Livin'" - Dolly Parton

Green denotes new top 10 entry.
Song links will take you to the iTunes listing if you have iTunes on your computer.
(*) Not available on iTunes.

Happy Birthday Morten Harket - September 14

Friday was the birthday of Morten Harket, lead singer of the band a-ha. One of my personal favorites. I did a painting of him back in the 80's, titled one of pastels after one of their songs, "Summer Moved On", which the editor adopted for the title of my book.

Yesterday also marked the 25th anniversary of a-ha. On 14 September 1982, Morten's birthday, two joyful young men visited the Harket household to wish him happy birthday, and also welcome him as the new singer in their band.

Harket held the record for the longest single note, for a man, in a song, having held a note for 20.2 seconds in a-ha's 2000 song "Summer Moved On". This overtook the previous record of 18 seconds held by Bill Withers in the song "Lovely Day"

Saturday, September 08, 2007

New Poll & Poll Results

Since I have had my art website for about 7 years now, and it's been my primary venue for displaying and selling my work I am happy to know that it's worth the effort that goes into it. I know these polls aren't scientifically accurate but am still a little surprised that no one answered that they became of aware of me first from "Summer Moved On".
  1. Stumbled upon your website one day. (40%)
  2. Saw your work displayed somewhere. (21%)
  3. From another book or a magazine. (15%)
  4. Saw your work on Ebay. (10%)
  5. Through a friend. (7%)
  6. Not until this moment. Who are you? (5%)
  7. From your book, "Summer Moved On" (0%)
Next week poll is back to sex with Personal Sex-Capades Part 3. So what is your preferred sexual role? The question is in the side bar!

Work & Playlist: September 7, 2007

  1. "Rain Down Love" - Freemasons ft. Siedah Garrett
  2. "Show Me Love" - Ace of Base
  3. "Analogue"* - A-Ha
  4. "Go Away" - Royksopp
  5. "Do You Know (Ping Pong Song)" - Enrique Iglesias
  6. "Heaven" - Bitter:Sweet
  7. "Hope" - Above & Beyond
  8. "The Way I Are" - Timbaland ft. Keri Hilson & D.O.E.
  9. "Forbidden Love" - Madonna
  10. "Get This Party Started" - Dame Shirley Bassey
Green denotes new top 10 entry.
Song links will take you to the iTunes listing if you have iTunes on your computer.
(*) Not available on iTunes.

Friday, September 07, 2007

Photography of Aaron Morrow

Aaron Morrow a wonderful photographer just did a posting at his site "Masculine Curves" about my calendar. So I just wanted to thank him and point you all in his direction to take a look at his beautiful work with the male form.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Salvation by Penetration?

No, this isn't the latest gay erotic comic book from Bruno Gmünder.

I stumbled upon this website of a so-called pastor/musician who's goal seems to be to save youth from "homo-rock" bands. Here are just a few of dozens on his list Erasure, John Mayer, The Rolling Stones, Wilson Philips, Lou Reed, Frank Sinatra, Cole Porter, Britney Spears (with the explanation that she kissed Madonna - who is also on the list), Ted Nugent (because he wears a loincloth) etc.

Now I won't mention his name or that of his band (he certainly should not receive any publicity) but the above poster appears to have been made when his band performed at the same event as one of the acts on his list. Here the 'pastor' represented by the lipsticked dress wearing 'angel' is taking on his opponent, the 'evil gay band' devil with some fierce up-the-butt actcion 'til he finds salvation.

That is undoubtedly the most homo-erotic concert poster I have ever seen; using phrases like 'cock-block' and 'stroke the power'. WTF!!!

Apparently un-Christian-like fundamentalist have gotten so extreme they are using gay-sex imagery in their attempts to convert homosexuals. Seems a little too 'into' his cause don't ya think?

New work - "Morning Glory"

A fresh summer morning, the air is clean; the day is new and uncluttered. The senses slowly awaken easing you into your day with a soft snowy white towel, crisp cool water, the pure scents of soap and lotions. It should be treasured and greeted in all its naked glory.

"Morning Glory" is available as:
  • Original (image size 17 ½” x 23 ¼”)
  • Gallery Prints (on 24" x 28") signed & numbered limited edition.
  • Studio prints (on 13" x 19") signed & numbered limited edition.
  • Portfolio prints (on 8.5" x 11") open edition.

[Click to order]

During the 'Day of Issue Sale' they are 20% off. Sale ends around midnight Midnight (EDT) September 7, 2007. Framing is also available.

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Weekly Poll

This weeks question is just self-indulgent. I am curious where most of you first 'discovered' me and my artwork. The poll is in the side bar.

The results of last weeks poll, "Personal Sex-Capades Part 2: I've had sex..." shows that a lot of you have engaged in anonymous sex. I don't know for sure, but that is probably 10 fold higher amongst gay men than straight men. If homosexuality was fully accepted by society, on par with heterosexuality, I wonder if that that would be different.

  1. with someone whose name I didn't know (63%)
  2. with 2 or more guys in one day (48%)
  3. almost always on the first date (29%)
  4. in public with people watching (27%)
  5. at an orgy (5 or more people) (23%)
  6. never (19%)
  7. with an escort (10%)
  8. for money (6%)
  9. for other personal gain (job, apt., better grade etc.) (6%)

Art of the Month - "Santorini"


close up

I did "Santorini" in 2004, inspired by the Olympics in Greece that year. Not only was if fun to showcase the athletic physique but also the natural beauty found in that region of the world. It's certainly high on my 'dream list' of places I'd like to visit someday.

As September's 'Art of the Month', all prints of "Santorini" are 15% off at my website -

Work & Playlist Top 10 for August 31, 2007

"Rain Down Love" - Freemasons Ft. Siedah Garrett

  1. "Show Me Love" - Ace of Base
  2. "Analogue"* - A-Ha
  3. "Rain Down Love" - Freemasons ft. Siedah Garrett
  4. "Heaven" - Bitter:Sweet
  5. "Go Away" - Royksopp
  6. "Get This Party Started" - Dame Shirley Bassey
  7. "Proud (Josh Harris Pride ReMix)" - Heather Small
  8. "Do You Know (Ping Pong Song)" - Enrique Iglesias
  9. "Hope" - Above & Beyond
  10. "Forbidden Love" - Madonna
Green denotes new top 10 entry.
Song links will take you to the iTunes listing if you have iTunes on your computer.
(*) Not available on iTunes.