Blade T Bannon was originally born and raised on the east coast but entered the Leather, BD/SM community in the early 80’s while coming out in Los Angeles. He then moved to Austin, TX where he continued his journey. He later moved to Phoenix, AZ were he settled for 17 years. It was here that he involved himself in the local and national leather events. He’s held multiple titles as a representative for the Leather BD/SM Community. Some of these titles include Bum Steer Drummer boy 1991, Mr. Charlie’s Leather 1993 and Southwest Mr. Drummer 1993. At the time this book was published he was currently holding the title of Arizona Mr. Leather Sir 2008.
     Blade has devoted much of his time to the community in different ways. He’s held many leadership rolls which include the offices of Secretary, Vic-President and President of the Universal Brotherhood of the Leatherlords. He’s volunteered his time and/or money to many charity organizations. Some of which include: Volunteers in Direct Aid (VIDA) , Logan’s Play Ground, Homeward Bound, Community Youth Center PHX, Meals on Wheels, Body Positive, MS150, Sister’s of Perpetual Indulgence and much more.
     Being an airline employee of many years, Blade has traveled to many places around the world. He’s enjoyed drinking in the local leather, BD/SM, fetish culture in many of these places and experienced some unique cultural diversity as well. 
     Blade now spends most of his time in San Francisco with his partner and life mate. However, he still holds residence in Phoenix and returns on a regular bases. When he’s not traveling, he still actively Mentors young men and devotes any extra time he may have to the community at large.
My Mentor, My Guide
by Blade T Bannon
Price: $16.95
Paperback: 118 pages
ISBN: 978-1-934625-45-3


In this day and age, it’s easy to find sex anywhere without any meaningful bond. It’s common and many do it because sex can be so easily separated from love or emotion. It’s as if sex has become just a mechanical act in order to get to a climax. In this modern age of technology, you just get on the computer and “Ordering In” so to speak.  If that’s what you want, and that’s all your in it for, great.  For many men this works just fine, sex is very enjoyable and convenient.  The idea of a meaningful bond is of no importance or simply forgotten. However, in the sexual arena of the BD/SM lifestyle there’s much more that goes into it then a simple staged scene or mechanical act. I’m talking about something more meaningful, “Male bonding at its deepest levels.” The type of bonding that carries the values and traditions of the past. These are life changing experiences that bring men closer and make them stronger.
     If you chose this book in the hope of finding some answers then you’re in the right place. For every book or place that you look always has a golden nugget of wisdom hidden somewhere inside. With that in mind I’m going to tell you what you’re not going to find. If you’re looking for some kind of “how-to” book about how to set up your own dungeon or how to use some easy come-on lines to score a date then you may want to keep looking.  This book explains the deep core issues of male bonding in the BD/SM fetish setting.  It promotes a deeper life experience for those who march to the beat of a different drummer.