Stuff it with art
For the art collector, Olan Montgomery’s POP book celebrates queer icons including Alan Cumming, Rufus Wainwright and Amanda LePore.
Montgomery released last month the first bound collection of his work in a pocket-sized hard-cover coffee table book titled "POP – Art inspired by New York’s own subcultures from celebrity to subway."
Seven years in the making, Olan’s work takes digital based art to a thrilling new level, combining fine art photography and hand painting, along with poetry and famous art quotes. The bound collection examines and shines a neon glow stick on New York’s hidden subcultures including the city’s homeless, its colorful nightlife personalities, and bold gay icons. (From $59.95 @ lipstickchic.com)
Stuff it with Jesus
From the founder of Ginch Gonch comes, Piss & Vinegar – briefs designed for the bold guy who believes the way to enact change is to break through cultural and conditioned stereotypes.
The collection encourages guys to live life to the fullest and from the heart. Who better exemplifies their philosophy than Jesus?
Made from a breathable, body-conforming stretch fabric (94% Su Pima cotton/6% Lycra), the first collection in the Piss & Vinegar line is the “I Love…” line including the controversial ‘I Love Jesus,’ available in a brief and boxer brief. Both feature the signature 1 1/4 inch microfiber elastic logo waistband with the stylishly bold scripted logo.
($25 @ PissVinegar.com)
Stuff it with laughter
New naughtiness from Kathy
Give the gift of laughter with a scathing new comedy CD for all seasons from stand-up provocateur Kathy Griffin. (kathygriffin.net)
Recorded live during Kathy’s sold-out show at the Borgota Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey on June 6, the Suckin’ It For The Holidays CD arrives tastefully packaged with a full-color booklet filled with seasonal cheesecake featuring Kathy Griffin and Santa Claus in a winter wonderland.
A stand-up comedy tour de force, Suckin’ It For The Holidays provides an acerbic analysis of the celebrities and public figures, both awesome and terrifying, that provide fuel and fodder for Griffin’s preoccupations and observations. On her new album, Kathy Griffin provides iconoclastic takes on Katie Couric, Maya Angelou, Suze Orman, Justin Timberlake, T.I., Donald Trump, the Real Housewives, Heidi and Spencer, her own mother and much more. ($13.99 @ Amazon.com)
Heat up your holiday party
Energize your holiday party with Ultimate Club Christmas. Following last year’s surprise dance floor smashes, Club Christmas and Club Christmas 2, D1 Music released Club Christmas 3 and the Ultimate Club Christmas collection late last month in time for the upcoming holiday.
Club Christmas 3 features brand new remixes of popular Christmas songs perfect for the dance floor on holiday party. The album offers an exciting and uplifting musical homage to some of the most beloved Christmas songs. The third installment features instrumental dance floor versions of “Away in A Manger”, “O Come, All Ye Faithful”, and even a never-before-heard remix of the New Year’s favorite, “Auld Lang Syne”.
Ultimate Club Christmas is a collection of all the dance music tracks from Club Christmas, Club Christmas 2 and Club Christmas 3. ($9.99 @ d1music.biz)
Stuff it with music
‘Swell’ sounds from Broadway crooner
Whether you’re a California surfer waiting to ride the next big swell, or you’re a Broadway queen excited for the holiday season to get underway and feeling "swell," Cortes Alexander’s critically-acclaimed debut album, Swell, will excite and uplift you.
Featuring a blend of jazz, pop-rock and euro-lounge styles, the 16-track album, produced by McKay Garner (Red Hot Chili Peppers), has already received rave reviews from the Miami Herald and Instinct Magazine, and has garnered 5 out of 5 stars from Broadway World.
Alexander recently came off the sold-out, Tony Award-winning "Liza’s At the Palace" tour with Liza Minnelli, starring as one of her four intricate harmonists, The Williams Brothers. Prior, he was a part of The Tonics and his own Cortes Alexander Trio. ($9.99; iTunes and CDBaby.com)
Introducing gay piano rock
On Sacha Sacket’s fourth studio album, Hermitage, the gay piano rocker dishes out a five-song tale of self-betrayal, hope, love and surrender, while backed by a tapestry of unique and varying electronic and instrumental sounds.
The record, recorded by Sacket in a secluded California mountain cabin, will make you almost feel like the cute indie artist is right there singing you to sleep on that cold, wintery night. ($4.95 on iTunes)
Released last month, "Reality Killed the Video Star" is being touted as the album that will remind you why Robbie Williams became successful in the first place. (robbiewilliams.com)
"I want people to feel elated, I want them to dance, I want them to forget about who they are and where they are for 50 minutes – and, within those 50 minutes of forgetting who they are, I also hope people relate to the songs," Williams said.
There are two physical versions of Reality Killed The Video Star available; the CD which features a 16-page booklet of lyrics and photographs of Robbie in the desert, and the deluxe edition of CD and DVD, which is bound in hardback premium packaging (it’s like a small book) and features a 28-page booklet. (From $12.99 @ Amazon.com)
Stuff it with sex appeal
The scent of a man
Masculinity by Intense is the bold and sexy fragrance that combines sophistication with self-assurance and a unique male-to-male pheromone formula.
Erotic, sensual and distinctively masculine, this refined composition of exotic spices, aromatic herbs and crisp citrus opens with French basil, West Indian clove, Asian mandarin and Sicilian bergamot. From there, the rich scents of amber, cedarwood, black pepper and leather emerge.
Its subtle yet full-bodied base of Italian white musk, Australian sandalwood, Madagascar vanilla are infused with the exclusive N10Z (Intense) male pheromone formula known to enhance attraction and confidence. This worldly combination uniquely expresses the power, strength, and fortitude of a truly International man. ($55 @ 10percent.com)