Welcome to Montgomery Patch: The Video

Editor Andre Salles and local musician Kevin Trudo give you a quick tour of Montgomery, in word and song.

The welcome video is a tradition here at Patch.

Scratch that, it’s a requirement. But it’s meant to be part of a site’s launch, and mine, well, mine just wasn’t ready. It was a matter of scheduling, and of having only a couple of weeks to get ready for launch, but also, I wanted to make sure I could do something interesting. Well, interesting to me, at least.

So I got a little extra time, and I got together with my friend Kevin Trudo, musician extraordinaire. And this is the goofy thing we came up with. We filmed this around town last Monday, in the bitter cold and freezing rain, and we can’t thank our StudioNow videographer and editor Diana Gurley enough for running with this, and shooting it under ridiculous conditions.

I know many of you have been waiting for this for a while. I hope it was worth it. And now, about three weeks late, I finally get to say this: welcome to Montgomery Patch.

Diana Soliwon March 01, 2011 at 09:36 PM
Bravo! I see Patch commercials in our future?
Charlotte Eriksen (Editor) March 01, 2011 at 09:45 PM
This is SO awesome Andre!!! Congrats on your launch!! Site looks great!
Mary Mann March 01, 2011 at 09:52 PM
Wait! Do we all have ukulele budgets?
Lauren Williamson (Editor) March 01, 2011 at 09:52 PM
Andre, you are so brilliant! This video makes me so happy.
Deanne Goodman March 01, 2011 at 09:55 PM
Awesome creativity! Great job!
Peg McNichol March 01, 2011 at 09:56 PM
A. Hilarious. B. Most commented-on welcome Patch video, perhaps ever. C. Jealous. D. All of the above. What was the question?
Keri Brenner March 01, 2011 at 09:59 PM
Great video!
Andre Salles March 01, 2011 at 10:51 PM
You guys are all awesome. Thank you so much for the kind words!
Regina Gulick March 01, 2011 at 11:18 PM
OMG I LOVE THIS! great job Andre!
Mike Szymanski March 01, 2011 at 11:25 PM
How very sad... of the hundreds of intro videos I've seen, I was proud that mine was tops as far as kitschy and quirky, but gee, dude you win! Hope to shake a fellow Patch LE's hand whenever I'm in Alab- I mean Illinois. (That's OK, Studio City is not even a CITY)... anyway, welcome to Patch! http://patch.com/A-6Mx
Mary Mann March 01, 2011 at 11:28 PM
Reminds me of Jonathan Richmond in "Something About Mary" ... but he got shot in the end....
Andre Salles March 01, 2011 at 11:34 PM
Mike, yours was great! Looks like it was a lot more work than mine, too. Thanks!
Kevin Trudo March 02, 2011 at 01:06 AM
Mike, yours was absolutely great. Fantastic, I'm becoming a connoisseur of Patch welcome videos. Nevertheless, I really liked yours.
John Stephens March 02, 2011 at 01:15 AM
Best video yet. Best fake typing yet. :)
Andre Salles March 02, 2011 at 01:16 AM
Ha! It was about 20 degrees out and freezing rain was falling from the sky. That's not fake typing, it's real shivering. :-)
Deborah Davis March 02, 2011 at 01:32 AM
Jumped back here to listen to the ukulele again. Yeah! I can't get that tune out of my head! Yeah, Yeah!!
Gina Tenorio March 02, 2011 at 01:58 AM
I Love the video and the site ... I could have used the 60 bucks.
Laura Nott March 02, 2011 at 01:59 AM
Kevin Trudo! Yeah!
Lanning Taliaferro March 02, 2011 at 02:09 AM
Cars, the water tower, the sign, the interstate...oh, and concrete picnic tables. I have watched this a couple of times and it just gets more brilliant. Yeah.
Janita Poe March 02, 2011 at 02:33 AM
This is wonderful! What a beautiful town, too!
Meghan Moore March 02, 2011 at 02:48 AM
this is awesome.
Andree Sanquini March 02, 2011 at 05:01 AM
What a great video Andre!! Great name too :)
Kevin Trudo March 02, 2011 at 06:55 AM
Jaime Sumersille March 02, 2011 at 02:15 PM
This is fabulous! Simply fabulous! So clever and catchy. I have too many favorite parts to list!
Dan Krolczyk March 02, 2011 at 02:17 PM
Better late than never, way better. Thanks for giving it your all.
Robert Watermann March 02, 2011 at 11:58 PM
Glad to have you in Montgomery, maybe the next Patch video can feature President Michelini playing the harmonica in the background!
Andre Salles March 03, 2011 at 12:04 AM
Rob, does she play harmonica? I'd be down with that, if she would!
Jeff Brandt March 03, 2011 at 02:19 AM
Yeah, the fake typing was the best part.
Charlene Coulombe-Fiore March 04, 2011 at 05:52 PM
Andre...what a wonderful addition to our media options!!! Gold stars and red, white & blue ribbons to you !!!! Love, Love, Love it! Almost as good as my Hokey Pokey last night, eh?
Barb Hess April 01, 2011 at 04:39 PM
It is snowing in Rochelle IL right now - gray day here in Oswego - but happiness inside of me thanks to you 2 screwballs!! Laughed and laughed...so clever! A BIG "GREAT JOB" to you both from the older generation (hi, Kev...hugs from Barb Hess)!


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