After watching tv last weekend I wonder: is it me or are there more camera crews in Alaska than there are actual state residents. There are at least three reality tv shows shooting up there (Alaska State Troopers, Alaska The Last Frontier and Gold Rush) making a big deal of living and working in a remote yet civilized area. Alaska The Last Frontier was the show I saw the most, an interesting program emphasizing homesteading and old school work-the-land values while driving expensive cranes and tractors. After hearing their last name I confirmed online that the featured family (The Kilchers) are related to the singer Jewel. So now I have some Jewel music on my mind.