Ezra Axelrod – American Motel

Ezra Axelrod grew up in Oregon, but has spent a lot of time in Colombia and now lives in London, England.This song is the title track of his album American Motel, and is featured in his one-man show Songs from an American Motel.

I recorded half of this album in Columbia so I spent two months with loads of straight, very macho men, and every second of every day was just them talking about women and their titties. And I was like – gay men are still men and they talk like that about other men sometimes. But all of a sudden as soon as straight people are around we stop. So my view was different and I thought that if you guys are going to talk like that, well I am too. (interviewed in So So Gay)

Sir Ari Gold – My Favorite Religion

Ari Gold, now usually known as Sir Ari, has made this the third single release from his albumBetween the Spirit & the Flesh.

This video dreamscape finds Sir Ari searching for love through ritual and symbolism amid old temples and churches. Traditional religious garments turn fetishistic and fetish becomes a religious experience. Ari soon discovers an unexpected relationship, which helps him to overcome obstacles in re-discovering his spirituality and sexuality.