As regular readers to the blog know, Ernest Montgomery is one of my favorite people. He is also a great photographer. Every once in a while (very often, it seems) he finds a subject that is so beautiful that it should be echoed from the mountain tops. David Pacheco, is just that kind of subject. He is not Dominican, but Venezuelan, but I'm sure you agree that he is worthy of being displayed on the blog. Ernest is trying to talk him to coming down for a visit. He has got a calendar coming out. Checkout his website for more information.
Let's see, what else is going on:
Parios has closed. The bar located down the street from Jay-Dee's has closed its doors once and for all. Orlando, Parios' owner is a good guy. I wish him the best in whatever he chooses to do next.
Today I spoke with Dominican television personality, Chachita Rubio. Word on the grapevine was that she was opening a new club. She had told me several months ago that she had been approached, but wasn't sure if she was going to do it. Well, today she confirmed that she is opening a new club. She says everything is being worked out now and she hopes to have her grand-opening at the end of this month. She promises to keep me informed and bring me some flyers once things are finalized. The name of the new club will be Rouge (Red in French) and will be located in the Gazcue section of Santo Domingo. More information as it becomes available. The club wars are really heating up! Nothing like healthy competition to get things going.
For those that are in town this weekend, you should checkout the Track & Field Championships being held here at the Panamerican Stadium. Please (!), I beg you, wear your sunglasses. You cannot help but stare.
Here is a great new blog about a gay Dominican's sexcapades in the good 'ole Republica Dominicana. It is in Spanish, but you can go to a translation site (http://babelfish.altavista.com) to get the feeling. The pictures don't hurt either.
Lastly. My good friend Greg was here this past weekend. It was great seeing him, but in my job as a raconteur, I was telling him the stories that have been going on. Just the usual nonsense about people falling in love with prostitutes and then wanting to blame me when it falls apart. Not to my face, of course. It was great seeing you as always and seeing as today is your birthday, Happy Birthday, Greg. Thanks for being my friend!!!!!