I was in Cabo a week ago (site visit for work). Stayed at a few different places (The Cape, Chileno Bay, Le Blanc, and Viceroy). Had amazing dinners at Manta (The Cape), Seared (One & Only Palmilla) and Don Manuel (Pedregal; El Farallon was closed due to rain). We're doing a big event down there in February (65 people). My job is to do recon and scout out the resorts. Anyway... here's a clip from The Cape.
House is a hugely popular genre of EDM (Electronic Dance Music). This is club music, folks. Meant to free your body (and mind). Born in Chicago (back in the 80s), but since found everywhere from South Beach to Ibiza. There are tons of styles, from Afro to Disco to Tropical (all good). I listen to it when I work out (along with Techno).
What to Watch: Modern Love
Such a great anthology series on Amazon Prime. Each episode is based on a real-life essay from the New York Times "Modern Love" column. Season 2 just launched.
I've come to realize one thing during this pandemic... god I hate politics. I used to consider myself a moderate. Fiscally conservative and socially liberal. I've voted for both parties. Friends used to say that was a cop out ["Choose a side"], but I really believed that each side had some good arguments, policy wise. That said, I usually vote for the candidate in the end. Meaning who they are as a person. I don't really care if I agree with them on all issues, but god... I need to respect the individual.
I will never vote for another Republican, if only because I can't support that madness. There are decent people like Mitt Romney and Adam Kinzinger, but no... can't do it. It's not that I think Democrats are all that (I don't). It's because the GOP is now ruled by ignorant, hateful Trumpers who care more about defeating Democrats (and ignoring our common enemies... Covid, Russian interference, gun violence, etc.; take your pick) than protecting American democracy (and lives). Party means more to them than country. All they can do is blame Democrats. They can't own up to their own shit. They spin everything to fit their lies. It all comes down to owning the libs.
Ever since Trump became President (wish we could all forget), the GOP has inched closer and closer to fascism (and an incredibly laughable hypocrisy). So many conspiracy freaks, my lord. The Republican Party has become so hyper-partisan. It's disgusting, really. People like Ted Cruz, Lindsey Graham, Ron DeSantis, Jim Jordan, Matt Gaetz and (the devil incarnate) Marjorie Taylor Greene deserve a punch to the face... and to be knocked the fuck out (but especially... voted out).
To keep my stress level down, I try to avoid any mention of them.
Cabo San Lucas
I haven't traveled anywhere since February of 2020... which was to Los Cabos. As fate would have it, I'm headed right back down there next week for 4 nights. While I'm not exactly thrilled with traveling during a pandemic, I am looking forward to seeing these resorts. I'm also having a dinner at one of my bucket list places.
Here's a Spotify playlist I'll be listening to while I'm there. See below.
What to Watch: Schmigadoon!
Ok, so... I'm a sucker for old musicals. I also love Keegan-Michael Key (of Key and Peele fame). This is a new series on Apple TV+ and it's absolutely delightful (did I just use that word?). The songs are catchy. It's funny as hell. A magical fantasy.
Just some musings from an old guy...