Salutations from Family Day!  Thank you, Government of Ontario.

I’d like to take the opportunity today to introduce you to a friend of mine, one Jacob V. Kovak.  He’s one of my imaginary friends (in that I have never actually met him).  He’s at school in Salt Lake City, Utah, and he plays the guitar.  He has put together a few recordings that I want to share with you.  I really like the tone and the way he puts some of his stuff together.  He’s still quite young and shows, I think, a lot of promise.  Video/audio after the break.

Kovak’s Hohum (I love the tone on this)

All of these are him playing around with some different effects.  It’s all instrumental stuff, some with a drum machine, others with just him doing some rhythm tracks.  I hope you like it

I’m not really sure how he goes about choosing the backgrounds for the videos.

Moving On (some slightly eastern influences in this one)

The rest of his stuff is available on his YouTube Channel.

As I said above, I’m enjoying Family Day a great deal.  I’ve also had a terribly productive weekend.  I spent most of the day Sunday and today editing together the video from The Sound of Music, put on at Great Lakes in early December.  As most of you who know me know, I’m not a huge fan of this musical to begin with.  Don’t get me wrong, the students (and directors) did a fabulous job of it, I was just sick of it before it began (thanks, Ashley). Now that I’ve watched it about 4 times, I am even less enamoured of it.  I think I did a pretty good job of the video, though.  It will be available pretty much only to the students who were involved so if you want to see it, you’ll have to speak to them.

It’s in the process of mixing down to AVI right now so I can make proper DVDs of it.

alone on an aeroplane