(Solo) Memories of Old Montana by Con Price - m8b1

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Post by garybclayton » February 12th, 2019, 8:19 am

Section 3 is ready for review.

https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/memoriesofoldmontana_03_price_128kb.mp3

11:35 minutes

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Post by aniroo » February 12th, 2019, 9:29 am

Sections 1, 2, and 3 are PL OK :thumbs: :thumbs:

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These are a lot of fun to listen to. I live South of Miles City and drive by Mizpah creek when we "go to town."
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Post by garybclayton » February 12th, 2019, 11:29 am

aniroo

These are a lot of fun to listen to. I live South of Miles City and drive by Mizpah creek when we "go to town."
Hi, aniroo,
I hope you find all of the sections fun. I was looking for something in Gutenberg to do for my first solo recording and stumbled across this and thought "I have to do it!" Sort of reminds me of when I was a kid and we always did an extended car trip from the East Coast each year to where my father's relatives lived (Ft Worth to Amarillo to much of Oklahoma). There was always a lot of sitting around after dinner and listening to tales of the crazy things that each of my relatives did and what life was like before electricity and cars (my father and his sisters rode to school on horseback). So doing this just feels very natural to me.

You truly live in Big Sky Country. I've never been east of Bozeman, but boy, what a beautiful state.

Gary

PS. my goal is to do 3 sections a week.

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Post by garybclayton » February 13th, 2019, 6:37 pm

Sections 4 and 5 are ready for review

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Post by aniroo » February 14th, 2019, 12:56 pm

Sections 4 and 5 are PL OK :clap: :clap:

I gotta say that it was pretty upsetting the way he treated that child's grave. I know that kind of attitude was prevalent in those days. The saddest thing is that many people still show that kind of disrespect to other cultures.

I've been to Bozeman, of course, but you understand that Montana has two distinct sides. The mountainous west and the prairies of the east. Kinda the loggers vs. the coal miners. :)


My husband, who listens in, is very impressed by your reading. He thinks you could go pro and sell audible versions of Louis L'Amour. Not that he's read any Louis L'Amour. :)


Thanks,
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Post by garybclayton » Yesterday, 9:03 am

Sections 6 and 7 are ready for review.

I think I've read all of Louis L'Amour's work. Love it! And I really appreciate the complement. I do hope to go Pro before too long, but I think I still have some significant learning to do and I can't think of a better place to try things out than Librivox. Learning Ally is less than an hour from us and I may do some work with them at some point, but I like the freedom here. I have recently started exploring ACX University, looks like there a lot of good hints in their material.

I feel like I am learning some with every chapter in this book, as I attempt ( and I do mean attempt) to keep the same accent, rate and cadence going. I go back and check previous chapters and get pretty disappointed at times, sometimes re-record some of the text. But mostly keep moving ahead, attempting to do better in the next chapter.

I understand what you are saying about the two sides of Montana. I've seen the two sides of Wyoming, Colorado, Oregon and Washington so I can mostly imagine, although I am sure your area is uniquely wonderful in its own way. When I was 8 years old, my father's family had a reunion in the metropolis of Ohio City, Colorado (general store with half a dozen rough cabins to rent plus a few prospector shacks). I got to see a working ranch on the plains of Colorado (wartime friend of my father's) before crossing the continental divide on a dirt road to Ohio City. On the way, we picked up my cousin who was attending the Colorado School of Mines (12 years older than me) and he spent most of the reunion time exploring the abandoned mines around Ohio City while the older men were fishing and the women were supervising the kids and the cabins, although there was a little quilting going on. Hmmm, very traditional times. :)

Coal miners... Now you are making me think. I know we spent a couple of days at a motel in Montana next to an open pit. Can't remember where.

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Post by aniroo » Yesterday, 4:50 pm

garybclayton wrote:
Yesterday, 9:03 am
Sections 6 and 7 are ready for review.

I think I've read all of Louis L'Amour's work. Love it! And I really appreciate the complement. I do hope to go Pro before too long, but I think I still have some significant learning to do and I can't think of a better place to try things out than Librivox. Learning Ally is less than an hour from us and I may do some work with them at some point, but I like the freedom here. I have recently started exploring ACX University, looks like there a lot of good hints in their material.

I feel like I am learning some with every chapter in this book, as I attempt ( and I do mean attempt) to keep the same accent, rate and cadence going. I go back and check previous chapters and get pretty disappointed at times, sometimes re-record some of the text. But mostly keep moving ahead, attempting to do better in the next chapter.

I understand what you are saying about the two sides of Montana. I've seen the two sides of Wyoming, Colorado, Oregon and Washington so I can mostly imagine, although I am sure your area is uniquely wonderful in its own way. When I was 8 years old, my father's family had a reunion in the metropolis of Ohio City, Colorado (general store with half a dozen rough cabins to rent plus a few prospector shacks). I got to see a working ranch on the plains of Colorado (wartime friend of my father's) before crossing the continental divide on a dirt road to Ohio City. On the way, we picked up my cousin who was attending the Colorado School of Mines (12 years older than me) and he spent most of the reunion time exploring the abandoned mines around Ohio City while the older men were fishing and the women were supervising the kids and the cabins, although there was a little quilting going on. Hmmm, very traditional times. :)

Coal miners... Now you are making me think. I know we spent a couple of days at a motel in Montana next to an open pit. Can't remember where.

Sections 6 and 7 PL OK :thumbs: :thumbs: :clap: :clap:

Open pit mines in western/central Montana would be copper mines in Anaconda or Butte or a big open pit colmine near Colstrip. That power plant is being shut down in the next couple of years. The pollution is pretty bad. :(

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