Cartoonist Jeff Smith – you’ve seen his work in the Guide Book Sun Times and the Tradewinds – has a blog. Now, it looks like he’s got a video.
OnYou Tube, the five-minute tour of the island includes flowers, worms, people, beaches, and signs.
The video is set to a track called “Meet Me in Cruz Bay,” which despite all my time on island, I’d never heard. Some superficial Googling finds that the singers, the CowBayCruzBoys, are a band from Mill Valley, California. They put out a CD in 2001. You can download it.
The video’s worth watching (but predictable), the tracks worth hearing (but new even after 7 years), and the blog worth reading. Smith has been on island a long time and knows everybody, and they know him. His profiles and comments are insightful as well as entertaining.
Jeff and some friends get credit on the video for taking the pictures, but it's not clear whether he was also the producer. That credit goes to "captjefe" The video's also got a plug for some rental villas, so it could all be one big marketing stunt. An effective one.