Friday, January 23, 2015

Fifteen To See In 2015
Mike's Recommendations

   I had begun a TOP !5 List to post at the end of the year but held back. The list of course is always subjective and based on the likes and experiences of myself, my blog readers, Facebook friends, etc. I chose instead to compose a simple list of where I would go if I were traveling to specific regions of the United States and Canada. These of course, are still subjective and are as always based on my personal preferences or they may be new places I want to discover. The list is what it is. I welcome any comments at the bottom of the blog. You may also send me feedback through email at mike@malesinmotion.com. Thanks for reading.


(Photo Source: X-Room Facebook Page)

X Room at Mardi Gras ~ Springfield, MA
   If I am anywhere near Springfield, MA, you will find me at X Room at Mardi Gras. I visited the club in June 2014 and not only had a great time, but have made some friends that I stay in contact with. Click here and read my review.


(Photo Source: Corner Pocket Facebook Page)

The Corner Pocket - New Orleans, LA
   As a former resident of New Orleans, I have a soft spot in my heart for the French Quarter. New Orleans is known for its decadence and when I go to The Corner Pocket, I get to feel I'm being bad. Take a walk on your wild side and enjoy the pleasures of this city and this club.


(Photo Source: The Toolbox Saloon Facebook Page)

The Toolbox Saloon - Columbus, OH
   In my review of this bar/club, I stated that this is the type of place I would own if possible. It is a low key place that provides a great atmosphere, fun and 'hot' male dancer entertainers. The bartenders are friendly. It's one of those places you want to just go and hang out for a while. Click here and read my review.


(Photo Source: Stockbar)

Stockbar - Montreal, Quebec
   After several years of watching the hot male dancers at Stockbar online, I was finally able to visit the club this past summer. It lived up to all my expectations and more. And I can't say it enough, the sexy French Canadian accents on these men will drive you wild. Be prepared to tip. You won't be able to control yourself. Click here and read my review.


(Photo Source: Men Of Skin Facebook Page)

Missie B's - Kansas City, MO
   I like the club Missie B's and one of the main reasons is the Men Of Skin who perform at the club each weekend. I know several of these guys personally. I love their business mentality of treating the customer right. But most importantly of course, is that they are sexy as hell! Ok, let's just get down to the brass tacks and say, these guys are the real deal! They are the quality eye candy that you go to clubs like this to see! And on top of that, they are nice guys, good people!


(Photo Source: Michael Hill Digital)

Area 18 ~ Tulsa, OK
   After a full year in business, Area 18 keeps bringing exciting new dancers onto their bar. With special appearances by Andrew Christian models and Andrew Christian himself, the club has upped the standard for bars of this type in Tulsa. But most importantly, they provide very enjoyable visual stimulation through their dancer selection. And each weekend the dancers of Area 18 are often joined by some of the hottest talent from nearby cities such as Dallas, Oklahoma City, Kansas City, and more! The Men Of Skin are frequent visitors to the club as well! Tell 'Granny' Sabrina (at the door), and DJ Wes that Mike of Males In Motion says hi.


(Photo Source: Share Facebook Page)

Share - Las Vegas, NV
   In the spirit of full disclosure, I will state it up front that I have never been to Share in Las Vegas, NV. I have however asked friends who were in Vegas to check it out and they have all returned with glowing reviews. What has captured my attention is the pic posts they make on Facebook. The dancers are hot and have been 'blessed' in all the right places. I hope to make my own personal visit in 2015.


(Photo Source: Rich's Facebook Page)

Rich's - San Diego, CA
   The photography of Jason King has provided glimpses into the world of Rich's in San Diego. The club also hosts a Stripper Circus night which is always going to make me take a second look.


(Photo Source: Swinging Richards Facebook Page)

Swinging Richards - Atlanta, GA
   SR has remained in my list for many years. As I have said before, I have never been disappointed enjoying a night at this club. There are always several dancers that I enjoy. I have experienced the VIP lounge and recommend it. I make trips to Atlanta, GA simply to go to this club.


(Photo Source: Floppy Rooster Facebook Page)

Floppy Rooster - Miami, FL
   Celebrating their first year in business, we congratulate the Floppy Rooster. We are always glad to support and recommend a quality club experience with fully nude men. Floppy Rooster has it!


(Photo Source: Boxers N Briefs Facebook Page)

Boxers N Briefs - St. Louis, MO
   Over the years I have enjoyed a friendship with different managers, bartenders and dancers at Boxers N Briefs. I make 2-3 trips a year to the St. Louis area (Centreville, IL) to check in with the guys. This is where I go to unwind, have a drink and get away for a weekend. (I say unwind, but actually the place gets me all wound up in certain 'good' ways.)


(Photo Source: Luis Gomez Presents Facebook Page)

Luis Gomez's Spunk Party - NYC
   Pole dancers, lap dances, tiny towel shows...what else could you want? Luis Gomez puts together a great party with an amazing line up of hot male dancers. You can often find his events at the Manhattan Monster Bar or Pieces Bar in NYC. Follow his Facebook page to get all the juicy details. Everybody needs a little spunk in their life! Hosted by Holly Dae.


(Photo Source: Le Campus Website)

Le Campus ~ Montreal, Quebec
   During my trip to Montreal I made a brief stop into Campus Bar. I will definitely be going back. There were several dancers that I would have loved to get to know better. There just wasn't the time on this trip. But, Campus Bar is on the top of my list for the next visit. Click here and read my review.


(Photo Source: Here Lounge Facebook Page and Jason King Photography)

Here Lounge - West Hollywood, CA
   My latest male dancer crush is on Eddie Eduardo (in pic), who has been seen dancing for Ride at Here Lounge in WeHo. So, I would have to add Here Lounge to my fifteen. And another thanks to Jason King for posting those great pics!


(Photo Source: Oil Can Harry's Facebook Page)

Oil Can Harry's - Austin, TX
   Tuesday nights look like the perfect time to stop in at OCH. The go-go boys or a possible Stripper Circus might be the feature of the night. I love the city of Austin and the Texas men that live there. I visited OCH in the past, and look forward to another visit to the Long Horn home city.


(Photo Source: Pieces Bar Facebook Page)

   Those are my fifteen recommendations for 2015 at this time. There are so many more I could add and will in future blogs. Until next time, don't forget to tip the boyz!
 

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(Photo Source: Stockbar ~ Montreal)

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

The Twelve Days Of Christmas
Males In Motion Style


(Photo Source: Michael Hill Digital)
   For the 2014 Holiday Season, I have posted the dream gifts that I would receive from my true love. These were posted one day at a time before Christmas 2014, following the Twelve Days of Christmas formula. Please feel free to be my true love for a day during any season, and buy me one or more of the featured gifts.


(Photo Source: Various Facebook Pages)

   The iconic American Cowboy is my favorite costume for the exotic male dancer. There is just something about the hat and the boots that pushes all my buttons. So, it comes as no surprise that I might want 12 of my very own cowboy dancers for Christmas. The above male dancers were found mostly in Texas but I did slip one in from Kansas City, MO. Some dance specifically for the ladies only, but that's ok, there are plenty to go around. I invite you to take a ride in the saddle, tug on the reins, and stop by their watering hole for a whiskey or two. Below is a list of online ranches where they can be found. Note: Several of the pics were taken by C. Marcelo of Dallas, Tx.


(Photo Source: Share Nightclub Facebook Page)

   My philosophy about Las Vegas is... "what happens in Vegas, gets told to everyone!" I mean, I have so much fun in Vegas so why shouldn't I talk about it! And if you go to Share Nightclub, you're going to have plenty to talk about. First and foremost, all the eye candy! If I was a betting man, I'd say that someone at Share is a size Queen. Have you seen the size of some of those man parts? The fabric on their underwear is stretched to the breaking point. And I for one am truly grateful! Thank you size Queen! I'm ready for a trip to Vegas and a stay of eleven nights, particularly if many of them are spent at Share.


(Photo Source: The Corner Pocket Facebook Page)

   The Corner Pocket in the French Quarter of New Orleans is the kind of place you wouldn't take your mother to. Well, I wouldn't take mine anyway. If she walked in and saw those scantily clad boys on the bar, she might have a heart attack. And then if they started one of their wet underwear contest, I would probably have to pick her up off the floor. But that's ok, for what I have in my dirty mind, I don't want Mama to be there anyway. ****Evil Grin*** And all that filthy mental playtime brought to life, is what I want for Christmas this year!


(Photo Source: various)

   In 2014, I had the pleasure of getting up close and personal and tipping each of the male dancers above. You probably never have this happen but each of them has cauased a naughty thought to pop in my head once or twice since. They are some of my favorites. Below I've listed where you can find them for your own naughty thoughts.
TOP ROW (left to right): Jake, Men of Skin and Andrew Christian model, Kansas City ~ Troy, X-room, Springfield, MA ~ Carson, Men Of Skin, Kansas City. MIDDLE ROW (left to right): Zach, JM Productions, Columbus, OH ~ Gabe, X-Room, Springfield, MA ~ Reese, The Bamboo Lounge, Tulsa, OK. BOTTOM ROW (left to right): Houston, Boxers N Briefs, St. Louis ~ Hollis, Area 18, Tulsa, OK ~ Spencer, Stockbar, Montreal, QB.


(Photo Source: The Floppy Rooster Facebook Page)

   The Floppy Rooster has risen to prominence in our eyes during the past year. As the "Only All Nude Gay Gentlemen's Lounge" in Miami, we've heard arousing stories, and have seen pics erected on Facebook that has caused a stir. For Christmas, Males In Motion is firmly hoping to see in person, at least 8 floppy roosters at this club in 2015.


(Photo Source: G Lounge Facebook Page)

   I depend on the G Lounge to provide my weekly fix of hot male go-go dancer pics in New York City. The dancers are not shy and provide their photographers with ample opportunities to get the money shot, or the ass shot, or the bulge shot, or the... I have just one thing to say, "Thank You!" And if great photography is what you like, check out Edwin Pabon's limited prints on the walls.


(Photo Source: Michael Hill Digital)

   For me, Bamboo Lounge in Tulsa, OK has breathed new life into the shadow dance. And of course, it doesn't hurt when a dancer has the ability to cast a large shadow between his legs. What's in the stars for the Bamboo Lounge? All I can say is that I know what the stars are covering in the images above. "Star light, Star bright, first star I see tonight. Wish I may, Wish I might. Have the wish I wish tonight!" Click here and read my recent review of the club.


(Photo Source: Global Male Productions Facebook Photo Album)

   Consistently sexy! I have been keeping an eye on these guys for years! Their Facebook posts keep my wall hot as fire! If you live in Southern California head to San Diego and see the boys at one of the venues where they perform. They pop up in other areas of SoCal as well. I'll toss those five golden rings if I can have five global males.


(Photo Source: Men Of Skin Facebook Photo Album)

   The Men Of Skin are home-based in Kansas City, MO. I have traveled to see them several times and in different locations. The guys have a customer oriented mentality that always keeps me coming back for more. You can find them every weekend at Missie B's in KC. There are more than four of them but I"ve included four of my favorites here as a Christmas wish. Like their Facebook page so you can catch their latest appearance. You'll find their pics featured in many of my blogs and shared online. Click here and read one of my reviews for Men Of Skin.


(Photo Source: Stockbar website)

   After several years of watching the nude male dancers online, I finally made it to Montreal this past summer and saw them in person. I love the club and those French Canadian accents. Make it a destination for one of your vacations. I can't wait to go back. Click here and read my review of Stockbar from this past summer.


(Photo Source: Bryce's Facebook Photo Album)

   The balls of Bryce bounce in many locations! You will find him dancing in New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut and other parts of the Northeast. Get to know him and you'll become one of his fans which he calls the "cockwatcherz". We recommend that you "follow the bouncing balls"!


(Photo Source: Gabe's Facebook Photo Album)

   Recently crowned "Mr. X-Room", Gabe moved to the top of my list this past year after a visit to X-Room in Springfield, MA. Yes, I have enjoyed a lap dance from Gabe. And I Want Another One!!! Click here and read my review of X-Room At Mardi Gras.

 

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(Photo Source: Stockbar ~ Montreal)

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Club Review: Bamboo Lounge - Tulsa, OK
Step Into The Shadow


(Photo Source: Michael Hill Digital)
   I get excited when I learn that a club has added a night for exotic male dancers to their weekly line-up. It provides another opportunity for me to enjoy my favorite form of entertainment. Recently this happened at the Bamboo Lounge in Tulsa, OK. If you're not from the Tulsa area, you may be tempted to shrug and say "big deal". But let me give you a little additional information.

(Photo Source: Michael Hill Digital)
   You see, Bamboo Lounge is a big deal and has earned my respect whether they have male dancers or not. The Bamboo Lounge was started in 1957, helping to pave the way for what the gay community of Tulsa enjoys today. They've been through the trial-by-fire and are still standing. I tip my hat and my dirty martini to them and say "THANK YOU!" The very act of parking my car and freely walking into this bar will never be taken for granted. The early gay patrons to visit this bar, would have had a very different experience than we do today!

(Photo Source: Michael Hill Digital)
   At the invitation of my good friend Craig, I stopped by for the "Thrust And Lust" Thursday. The evening involves several male dancers who go through a rotation first at the dancer pole, then move to the front dancer box, and then mingle with the customers.

(Photo Source: Michael Hill Digital)
   Four of the dancers from the night's schedule, stopped by my table and thanked me for coming and made me feel welcome. Guys it matters... thanks. This was one of the best parts of my experience at the Bamboo Lounge...the interaction between customers and dancers.

(Photo Source: Michael Hill Digital)
   Watching the dancers at the pole was as always, enjoyable for me. But as I said, interacting with the dancers, staff and patrons was what distinguished the Bamboo Lounge from many other bars and clubs I have visited. I enjoyed spending some time chatting with the dancer named Reese. Damien stopping by and sitting in my lap, well, I probably enjoyed that a bit too! And I'll add, the friendly bartender and customers will give me additional motivation to come back again...soon!

(Photo Source: Michael Hill Digital)
   The shadow box was most definitely a highlight of my night. One of the Males In Motion mottos is "It's all about the tease!" The shadow box is the perfect demonstration of this motto. You see it but you don't see it.

(Photo Source: Michael Hill Digital)
   You see it's shadow only but you know the real thing is there. And believe me...there was much about the real thing that was impressive. The tease of the shadow box will drive you crazy while keeping a smile on your face. You'll want to get a seat that gives you a clear and unobstructed view of the shadow box window.

(Photo Source: Michael Hill Digital)
   There was a variety of dancer types in the night's rotation. So, if you prefer a specific body type, there is one to please. And hang around for later in the night and watch the Underwear contest. Anyone can participate and possibly win. And if you don't want to enter, you'll enjoy the eye candy.

(Photo Source: Michael Hill Digital)
   If you live in the Tulsa area, I recommend the Bamboo Lounge, especially for Tuesday and Thursday nights when the boyz will be dancing. And when those boys perform in the shadow box, make sure once they step back out, tip to show your appreciation! If any of the readers want to take a shadow pic of your own, send it to me at mike@malesinmotion.com. Until next time, put a few extra dollars in the waistbands...the boyz deserve a little extra this time of year!
 

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(Photo Source: Stockbar ~ Montreal)

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Promoting Your Pretty Self
Online Tips For Exotic Male Dancers


(Photo Source: Share Nightclub ~ Las Vegas, NV)
   As a photographer and promoter, I have made many mistakes in my career but hopefully they have served to improve my talent and ability to promote my clients. I try to learn from all the mistakes and improve each time. With eleven years experience in promoting exotic male dancers (and a few drag queens here and there), I feel I have a few tips and suggestions that might help others. I've put together eight in this blog that I feel are worth thinking about. (NOTE: The pics in this blog are some I have used to show samples of pics that I often share in social media. If I and others share, that equals more promotion.)
 

(Photo Source: C. Marcelo for BJsNXs ~ Dallas, TX)
ONE: ALWAYS HAVE TWO SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS
   If you're going to bitch, moan and complain on Facebook and other online social media outlets, then create two accounts. The first one will be your business account. Everything you post here should be positive. Only post the pics and videos where you look your best. You are promoting the product, you, and your potential employers want to see the best you that will help to represent their product or service. The friends you add to your circle on this account should be fans and business connections.
   The second account is for you personally. Add your close friends and pour your soul out on it if you want, use it for therapy, vent, etc. But always keep the two separate. I have deleted male dancers from my friends list who spend most of their time, whining, crying and bitching. I don't want to read it, and I don't want to help promote them. There is enough negative in this world without my assisting in spreading it around.
 

(Photo Source: The Corner Pocket ~ New Orleans, LA)
TWO: DON'T CONFRONT THE HATERS, REMOVE THEM
   There is no rule that says you have to keep a hater on your friends list. They will sap your energy and turn your focus from moving forward to trying to defend yourself. Remove them! You don't need them. If you acknowledge them, you are giving them power. You aren't losing a fan and you're keeping your career focused in the direction you are wanting it to go. I get them from time to time. I simply remove and block them and move on.
 

(Photo Source: Icon ~ Astoria, Queens, NY)
THREE: DO NOT POST WHEN YOU ARE PHYSICALLY, MENTALLY OR EMOTIONALLY IMPAIRED
   So, you had a few drinks at the bar...no problem, hope you had fun! But avoid posting on social media on your business account. You aren't feeling well. I hope you get to feeling better. But avoid posting on social media on your business account. You spent some time with friends and maybe involved yourself in a few recreational chemical experiences....I don't judge, be careful. But avoid posting on social media on your business account. Ok, hear this...you had a death in the family. I am truly sorry to hear this if it has happened to you. But avoid posting on social media on your business account. When you are physically, emotionally or mentally impaired, you tend to remove your filters and post things that do not promote you in a positive light. You may think me harsh, but I do not want to read about a death in your family when I am looking for a dancer for my club or event. I will think you are not emotionally up for the task of representing my interests. And if you are drunk or high, I am going to see you as trouble, and not someone I want to be paying to perform at my place of business.
 

(Photo Source: Chris Boucher ~ Los Angeles, CA)
FOUR: TAKE PICS WITH FANS/CUSTOMERS
   The fans/customers are the folks with the tip money. You always want to appear friendly and open. By taking pics with other fans and customers, you promote the image that you are approachable. If you want to be a diva, go ahead, but I won't tip you and others will find someone else more friendly. I don't mean to burst your bubble, but there are literally hundreds of good looking, well built guys that are dancing in clubs and venues across North America. We'll be able to find one to replace you. On the other hand, if you have all of that, and are customer friendly, I'll be coming back for more, and if you wear a cowboy hat...
 

(Photo Source: Greyson Layne ~ Raleigh, NC)
FIVE: AVOID SHARING TOO MUCH ABOUT YOUR PERSONAL LIFE
   An exotic male dancer performs a service as part of a fantasy for customers and fans. Let them have their fantasies. It will result in better tips. Avoid shattering the fantasies by sharing too much of your personal life on your social media business account. Positive things to share are your work-out routines, diet, new underwear purchases (or costumes), dates and places you'll be performing, etc. Use your discretion. If you think it will help promote you, post it. Also, we hope it doesn't happen but in the case of a potential stalker, you don't want to give them too much personal information.
 

(Photo Source: Jason King for Here Lounge ~ West Hollywood, CA)
SIX: POST THE RIGHT PICS - CROPPED THE RIGHT WAY
   Let's cut to the chase...if you want to be promoted online, post a pic that will be shared. Unless you have the most amazing face, arms, chest or abs, I'm most likely not going to share or repost your pic if you crop it at the waist. I want to see you in underwear that either presents your bulge or highlights your ass! As a fan I get a feeling of disappointment when I see a hot male dancer in a pic and nothing below the waist is shown. I understand that there are those times when posting that pic might get it reported, at least on Facebook. But when possible, I want to see 'the boys' and I want to see the ass. And if I don't, I'll probably keep scrolling and not give you that extra promotion by sharing your pic.
 

(Photo Source: Athletic Star)
SEVEN: AVOID USING THE HIGH SCHOOL CLUB PICS FOR PROMOTION
   I'm willing to admit that this is a personal pet peeve. By High School Club Pics, I am talking about the group pics where everyone is standing shoulder-to-shoulder. These pics remind me of when pics of clubs and organizations were taken for the high school yearbook. The problem with this type of pose is you place yourself in one of those "Which one is the hottest positions?" You see those pics posted on Facebook a lot where the question is asked, which would you rather sleep with? 1, 2 or 3? It's not a bad position to be in if you are the one being chosen each time. That is great promotion. But, if you are not going to be the one chosen, then you will decrease your promotional value. The fan/customer/potential employer would evaluate each dancer in the pic. They could determine that they like you, but they really wish they could have the one to your right, etc. When by yourself in a pic, there are no other dancers beside you for comparison. From an eye candy perspective, I like group pics of hot guys but for the individual male dancer, this type of pic is not always in your best promotional interest.
 

(Photo Source: Athletic Star)
EIGHT: ALWAYS ANSWER AND REPLY
   If you are going to ignore me, then I am going to ignore you. I do not respect a person who chooses not to reply to a message I have sent them. If I send you an email, message you on social media, call you on the phone, leave a voice mail, send you a snail mail letter...and there is some component or question in the message that asks for a reply, please be courteous enough to reply. When you choose not to reply, you are telling me that I am unimportant and it's ok to ignore me. Hey, this is most likely the case. I am not going to be important in the lives of most people. However, you are running a business. I am a potential customer. And in this case, I am a resource of promotion for your business, service, product, entertainment, etc. When someone ignores me once, I can rationalize that maybe they missed the message because it didn't make it to their inbox, or maybe they had so many messages, that it was overlooked, etc. I'll allow that once, but if I resend and I'm still ignored and I know I've sent it to the right place, then I am going to delete that person from my business activities.
   I am using myself as the example here, but put the name of any person in your friends list in my place. What type of message are you sending by ignoring them? What potential door of opportunity are you closing by not sending a reply? Even if you aren't going to be able to do what they are asking, they will respect a response that says, "thank you for asking, but unfortunately at this time, I am unable to ...". Of course, always end that response with, please contact me in the future should a similar opportunity arise.
 

(Photo Source: Jake at Oil Can Harry's ~ Austin, TX)
   I hope all exotic male dancers realize that I write these blogs because I want them to be successful. I share tips and suggestions because I want the dancing men to continue dancing. I want to continue to enjoy my favorite form of entertainment. Until next time, promote your pretty self, post those pics, and I'll be sure and share them...as long as they show below the waist. And for you fans who have read this...don't forget to tip the boyz!!!