Montana Meetup Video Is Online

 

Sorry it’s taken so long to put this together, but I finally have completed the slideshow video for the Montana Meetup we held a few weeks ago. Besides the usual still photos, I’ve included some snippets of video that @6foot2inhighheels captured, from one of the parties, from the recording of Ricochet Silent Radio: Who Killed Invisible Television, and from Flyover Country — Wives Edition. For the background music I had to include at least one Don Williams song, since he died during the meetup.

If you haven’t read the official post-meetup report, @rushbabe49 has written it in three parts.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

I better also put up a link to the post by @garymcvey where you can listen to the first audio version of Ricochet Silent Radio.

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  1. J.D. Snapp Coolidge
    J.D. Snapp
    @JulieSnapp

    I’m glad you the Wives Takeover in there. I didn’t do as bad at being Terry as i thought. @kaladin

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  2. RushBabe49 Thatcher
    RushBabe49
    @RushBabe49

    Awesome!!  Thanks to Randy for all that work.  We did have so much fun!

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  3. Ian Mullican Member
    Ian Mullican
    @IanMullican

    Oh I’m definitely gonna make one of these some day.

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  4. Nanda Panjandrum Member
    Nanda Panjandrum
    @nandapanjandrum

    Great stuff!  But where was the time-honored “Hi, Nanda!”? :-)

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  5. Gary McVey Contributor
    Gary McVey
    @GaryMcVey

    Wow, that looks great! The scenery, the food, the drinks–above all, the company. What a bunch of wonderful people!

    A fine job, Randy. “There’s a Mist in Your Eyes From the Smoke of a Distant Fire”, an inspired choice.

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  6. Roberto Member
    Roberto
    @Roberto

    I enjoyed the RSR outtakes quite a bit. Being there is something I cannot quite imagine, but if I happened to be there the Silent Radio outtakes seemed like the place to be.

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  7. Al French Moderator
    Al French
    @AlFrench

    Very nice. Thank you.

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  8. Gary McVey Contributor
    Gary McVey
    @GaryMcVey

    Roberto (View Comment):
    I enjoyed the RSR outtakes quite a bit. Being there is something I cannot quite imagine, but if I happened to be there the Silent Radio outtakes seemed like the place to be.

    RSR would be honored to host your vocal chords any and every time you can be coaxed away from the subterranean levels of Black Base Thirteen. We certainly wrote you into plenty of the silent shows, if we ever get around to adapting those for real live talk. Maybe we can write in a part you can do from home. “Calling Margaret Twelve. This is Sailcloth Twelve. Pick up the damn phone, Margaret.”

    The meetup does look wonderful. What did Henry V say? “Let he who is not with us today forever hold his manhood cheap”, something like that. Well, that expressive image is too harsh. It was too tough for some of us to make the trip, but what’s amazing is how many people did.

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  9. Arahant Member
    Arahant
    @Arahant

    Thanks, Randy. Loved the interspersing of the video, so thank to Melissa, too.

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  10. Randy Weivoda Moderator
    Randy Weivoda
    @RandyWeivoda

    Ian Mullican (View Comment):
    Oh I’m definitely gonna make one of these some day.

    There is a discussion underway on having a big weekend meetup in coastal Maine next year.  Perhaps in Camden, likely in summer or very early fall.  There is a strong possibility that if it happens, someone will rent a vacation home like we did in Montana.

    Gary McVey (View Comment):
    A fine job, Randy. “There’s a Mist in Your Eyes From the Smoke of a Distant Fire”, an inspired choice.

    Thank you, Gary.  I also thought about using the Sawyer Brown song, Smokin’ in the Rockies.  Using two songs about smoke would have been overplaying that hand, though, and the length of the song and the length of the gaps between videos came out in favor of the Sanford-Townsend Band song.

    Nanda Panjandrum (View Comment):
    Great stuff! But where was the time-honored “Hi, Nanda!”? :-)

    I can tell you that you were discussed at the meetup.  RushBabe in particular expressed her love and respect for you.

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  11. thelonious Member
    thelonious
    @thelonious

    Noticed you had a picture of 2 bears that had Jason captioned on the bottom.  Which one was Jason?  Were they both Jason?  Also the berry pie looked delicious but it had a real unequal distribution of berries spread throughout the pie.  It looks like most of you had a great time except for the person who got the short end of the stick on the berry pie.

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  12. Kaladin Member
    Kaladin
    @Kaladin

    Man I sure have pretty red hair!

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  13. Randy Weivoda Moderator
    Randy Weivoda
    @RandyWeivoda

    thelonious (View Comment):
    Noticed you had a picture of 2 bears that had Jason captioned on the bottom. Which one was Jason? Were they both Jason? Also the berry pie looked delicious but it had a real unequal distribution of berries spread throughout the pie. It looks like most of you had a great time except for the person who got the short end of the stick on the berry pie.

    It’s actually huckleberry cobbler, not pie.  The way most people make it, cobbler is supposed to be kind of random-looking rather than having dead straight lines.  If there were any complaint about the cobbler, I didn’t hear them.  I do think it’s cute in the one video segment hearing @kelsurprise ask, “What’s with the huckleberry obsession?”

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  14. RushBabe49 Thatcher
    RushBabe49
    @RushBabe49

    And there’s copious footage of everyone stuffing their faces with that cobbler.  It was delicious, and kudos to Sarah who made them (there were two, and they may have lasted about 30 minutes before being completely consumed).

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  15. Rick Poach Member
    Rick Poach
    @RickPoach

    Great job, Randy.

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  16. kelsurprise Member
    kelsurprise
    @kelsurprise

    Randy Weivoda (View Comment):

    thelonious (View Comment):
    Noticed you had a picture of 2 bears that had Jason captioned on the bottom. Which one was Jason? Were they both Jason? Also the berry pie looked delicious but it had a real unequal distribution of berries spread throughout the pie. It looks like most of you had a great time except for the person who got the short end of the stick on the berry pie.

    It’s actually huckleberry cobbler, not pie. The way most people make it, cobbler is supposed to be kind of random-looking rather than having dead straight lines. If there were any complaint about the cobbler, I didn’t hear them. I do think it’s cute in the one video segment hearing @kelsurprise ask, “What’s with the huckleberry obsession?”

    That cobbler was riDICulous.

    That cobbler is responsible for MY newfound huckleberry obsession.

    Oooooh, that’s a great idea for a new scent:  Huckleberry Obsession . . .   I’m going to get started on the ad copy now so we can run it in the next RSR installment.

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  17. Randy Weivoda Moderator
    Randy Weivoda
    @RandyWeivoda

    kelsurprise (View Comment):
    That cobbler was riDICulous.

    That cobbler is responsible for MY newfound huckleberry obsession.

    Oooooh, that’s a great idea for a new scent: Huckleberry Obsession . . . I’m going to get started on the ad copy now so we can run it in the next RSR installment.

    That is a genius idea.  By the way, we did have some huckleberries left over, so froze them and brought them home.  Sunday night Katie is coming over and we’re going to make huckleberry milkshakes.  Might have to drop in a little bit of vanilla rum.

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  18. MLH Member
    MLH
    @MLH

    Randy Weivoda (View Comment):

    kelsurprise (View Comment):
    That cobbler was riDICulous.

    That cobbler is responsible for MY newfound huckleberry obsession.

    Oooooh, that’s a great idea for a new scent: Huckleberry Obsession . . . I’m going to get started on the ad copy now so we can run it in the next RSR installment.

    That is a genius idea. By the way, we did have some huckleberries left over, so froze them and brought them home. Sunday night Katie is coming over and we’re going to make huckleberry milkshakes. Might have to drop in a little bit of vanilla rum.

    Why vanilla?

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  19. Randy Weivoda Moderator
    Randy Weivoda
    @RandyWeivoda

    MLH (View Comment):

    Randy Weivoda (View Comment):

    kelsurprise (View Comment):
    That cobbler was riDICulous.

    That cobbler is responsible for MY newfound huckleberry obsession.

    Oooooh, that’s a great idea for a new scent: Huckleberry Obsession . . . I’m going to get started on the ad copy now so we can run it in the next RSR installment.

    That is a genius idea. By the way, we did have some huckleberries left over, so froze them and brought them home. Sunday night Katie is coming over and we’re going to make huckleberry milkshakes. Might have to drop in a little bit of vanilla rum.

    Why vanilla?

    At the meetup Katie did a little experimentation and discovered that the Cruzan Vanilla Rum made an excellent complement to the Huckleberry Sweet Cream Liqeuer.  I tried it and she was right.  So I’m thinking that it ought to go well in a huckleberry milkshake as well.

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  20. MLH Member
    MLH
    @MLH

    Randy Weivoda (View Comment):
    At the meetup Katie did a little experimentation and discovered that the Cruzan Vanilla Rum made an excellent complement to the Huckleberry Sweet Cream Liqeuer. I tried it and she was right. So I’m thinking that it ought to go well in a huckleberry milkshake as well.

    But won’t the ice cream be vanilla?

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  21. Randy Weivoda Moderator
    Randy Weivoda
    @RandyWeivoda

    MLH (View Comment):
    But won’t the ice cream be vanilla?

    Yes.

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  22. Stad Coolidge
    Stad
    @Stad

    This has to be the best ad ever for Ricochet Meetups.  Makes us wish we’d retired a month early!

    Another superb job, Randy!

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  23. Jason Rudert Member
    Jason Rudert
    @JasonRudert

    Thanks for doing this. Yes, it’s an excellent ad for the site, and also a great memento.

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  24. Dave Sussman Podcaster
    Dave Sussman
    @DaveSussman

    Distillery? Did somebody say Distillery?

    Cigars??? Looks like a blast with great people.

    Well done, Randy!

     

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  25. Dave Sussman Podcaster
    Dave Sussman
    @DaveSussman

    And didn’t anybody tell Melissa she’s not the boss of you!

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  26. Randy Weivoda Moderator
    Randy Weivoda
    @RandyWeivoda

    Dave Sussman (View Comment):
    Distillery? Did somebody say Distillery?

    Cigars??? Looks like a blast with great people.

    Well done, Randy!

    Maybe some day we’ll have to put together a weekend meetup in the Louisville area, and do the Kentucky Bourbon Trail tour.  Let’s see, there’s already talk about the big 2018 meetup in Maine, @juliesnapp and I are thinking over a plan for 2019, maybe Kentucky in 2020?

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  27. MLH Member
    MLH
    @MLH

    Randy Weivoda (View Comment):

    Dave Sussman (View Comment):
    Distillery? Did somebody say Distillery?

    Cigars??? Looks like a blast with great people.

    Well done, Randy!

    Maybe some day we’ll have to put together a weekend meetup in the Louisville area, and do the Kentucky Bourbon Trail tour. Let’s see, there’s already talk about the big 2018 meetup in Maine, @juliesnapp and I are thinking over a plan for 2019, maybe Kentucky in 2020?

    But maybe two a year, west of the Mississippi and one east? One in late, late winter/spring and one late summer/fall?

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  28. J.D. Snapp Coolidge
    J.D. Snapp
    @JulieSnapp

    Randy Weivoda (View Comment):

    Dave Sussman (View Comment):
    Distillery? Did somebody say Distillery?

    Cigars??? Looks like a blast with great people.

    Well done, Randy!

    Maybe some day we’ll have to put together a weekend meetup in the Louisville area, and do the Kentucky Bourbon Trail tour. Let’s see, there’s already talk about the big 2018 meetup in Maine, @juliesnapp and I are thinking over a plan for 2019, maybe Kentucky in 2020?

    I suggested 2019 in Memphis to Dave.

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  29. Randy Weivoda Moderator
    Randy Weivoda
    @RandyWeivoda

    MLH (View Comment):

    Randy Weivoda (View Comment):

    Dave Sussman (View Comment):
    Distillery? Did somebody say Distillery?

    Cigars??? Looks like a blast with great people.

    Well done, Randy!

    Maybe some day we’ll have to put together a weekend meetup in the Louisville area, and do the Kentucky Bourbon Trail tour. Let’s see, there’s already talk about the big 2018 meetup in Maine, @juliesnapp and I are thinking over a plan for 2019, maybe Kentucky in 2020?

    But maybe two a year, west of the Mississippi and one east? One in late, late winter/spring and one late summer/fall?

    Whether it’s in Las Vegas or California, I’m sure there will be another large western meetup in the next year or so.  I haven’t heard any chatter to that effect but they happen kind of regularly.  When they had the 200th Ricochet podcast, they had an extravaganza in California.  They’re up to episode 371 now, so I wouldn’t be surprised if the founders put on another big shindig for #400.

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  30. Randy Weivoda Moderator
    Randy Weivoda
    @RandyWeivoda

    J.D. Snapp (View Comment):

    Randy Weivoda (View Comment):

    Dave Sussman (View Comment):
    Distillery? Did somebody say Distillery?

    Cigars??? Looks like a blast with great people.

    Well done, Randy!

    Maybe some day we’ll have to put together a weekend meetup in the Louisville area, and do the Kentucky Bourbon Trail tour. Let’s see, there’s already talk about the big 2018 meetup in Maine, @juliesnapp and I are thinking over a plan for 2019, maybe Kentucky in 2020?

    I suggested 2019 in Memphis to Dave.

    I forgot about that one, I was thinking of the Black Hills idea for 2019.  But you could make Memphis Plan A and if that doesn’t come together, Plan B is the Black Hills.

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