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Offline Henry

Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #30 on: January 12, 2014, 10:19:39 PM »
Ah, but that's the fun of DIY then, ain't it.  The best way to learn is by making mistakes.  Those schoolfees have the best returns in the way of knowledge.

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Offline Kent Kassler

Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #31 on: January 12, 2014, 10:22:00 PM »
i dont think we will have a problem with exposure.....lots of tired old men parading around with their equipment on show at a boys primary school attempting to neuter young audiophiles,cop station less than a k away,Pollsmoor under 5,Top Billing a hop,skip and a jump,one member named "Alternative Route",Mr Gold  driving KIT while throwing sweets at the excited grade fours,Chris is vegetarian,Shonver bald,Colonel likes pink footwear,Dean has tinted windows on the Corsa........group gathering in front of the magistraat anyone?
« Last Edit: January 12, 2014, 10:42:07 PM by Kent Kassler »
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Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #32 on: January 12, 2014, 10:30:04 PM »
No worries there.  The school has its own dedicated sub-station in the grounds.  It hums quite a bit, but is around the corner and about 50m from the meeting room.  This is the main reason the venue was chosen, it wasn't blind luck


It might have been blind drunk  :giggle: The last time I checked-out that trafo's immediate surrounds, there was oil leaking from it, the fence had been breached and Rosy, Nettie and several other vagrants and their offspring had moved into and under the installation.

Just thought I'd mention...

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Offline Kent Kassler

Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #33 on: January 12, 2014, 10:33:32 PM »
^^^ :ROFLMAO: Right now i am just praying that "Big Ed","Heavy D" and "Bonecrusher" will not become members......we are going for life if this happens!
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Offline Jozua

Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #34 on: January 13, 2014, 01:41:03 PM »
Kent


Whatdda smoking, this iz serias business.

I was kinda hoping you going to donate some equipment. 

Zo you wanna make fun of the old and weird toppies? As far as I know they are the boys who make thing happen.


Take care


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Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #35 on: January 13, 2014, 01:47:16 PM »
Here is the first newsletter which has been sent to the names currently on the distribution list

To read and/or download the whole thing (a pdf document), go to https://drive.google.com/file/d/0By22-wi-jaVZSS1RTnFYalRjTlU/edit?usp=sharing

The agenda for the first meeting will be:

1   Welcome all who have attended
2   If there any people present who have not registered their names and email addresses with GMail, they should do so this evening.  A form will be provided for this purpose - please do not leave without completing it
3   Election of a committee.  At this stage we just want committee members.  At the first committee meeting we will assign duties and posts, etc
4   Collect subscriptions of R100,00 (cash please) from all who want to join (and we hope it will be all of you).  Chris Reddy will collect the money
5   Discussion of anybody present who is able to bring along equipment for demo at a meeting
6   Discussion of anybody present who can arrange an away meeting at a dealer, bearing in mind that there may be 20 people to come along
7   Any other business
8   We will play some music on the equipment that is going to be featured this evening
9   Tea and biscuits
10 Further general discussion

If anything in the newsletter requires further clarification, please send an email to:  capetownhificlub@gmail.com

We really look forward to seeing you there on Thursday 13th February

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Offline Kent Kassler

Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #36 on: January 13, 2014, 02:34:23 PM »
Jozua my friend....if we are gonna get this thing off the ground then an element of light heartedness and humour as well as snacks will be required....imagine trying to neuter a "budding" audiophile on an empty stomach with only the promise of a Linn pressing as compensation:)
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Offline Kent Kassler

Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #37 on: January 13, 2014, 02:45:44 PM »
Jozua,anything I have can be used but will it be "good enough" to make an impression?...not trying to sound full of it but I recall such a comment?Audio can be a bland,anal affair...let us not be too serious now hey:)I appreciate the efforts of the passionate but let's keep it casual.
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Offline Jozua

Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #38 on: January 13, 2014, 02:52:49 PM »
Kent

You gonna have to speak up...with all our hearing aids we not too worried about the equipment just about the willingness to contribute towards having fun....

J
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Offline Kent Kassler

Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #39 on: January 13, 2014, 02:59:59 PM »
...Then this Rumpledforeskin is in!
« Last Edit: January 13, 2014, 03:02:08 PM by Kent Kassler »
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Offline Rodney_gold

Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #40 on: January 13, 2014, 03:17:58 PM »
As Grouch Marx said "Please accept my resignation. I donít care to belong to any club that will have me as a member" :)
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Offline Rodney_gold

Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #41 on: January 13, 2014, 04:18:59 PM »
Report back on the first club meeting:

A stillness pervaded the sports fields and the old venerable institution that is Wynberg Boys High school... I went to SACS- WBHS were mere comeuppance  wannabe's and we trounced them at Rugger and on the pitch and any other sport you wished to mention.. but thats beside the point.

The sound of a verlepde renault with a faulty exhaust and leaking sump was the first indication that something was afoot , the clink of empty een-man-kans of OBS accompanied the cacaphony. A herd of bergies attracted by the rank stench of double fermented sherry  ran to the car , the occupant rolled down his window and shouted "F_KKOF JOU DONERSE K_K" and they soon scattered.

Soon the parking lot was awash with vehicles of all description , from the orange 150cc POS chinese scooter driven by a mad biker chick to the Bugatti Veyron driven by our highest ranked member - we all waited with bated breath for the headmaster to arrive.
At precisely 7.59:47 our headmaster , clad in flowing gown and mortar board (which was actually an old clipboard painted black)  came  forth with a huge jangling bunch of keys in hand.
A squabble had broken out in the parking lot in the mean time , Rosy was charging a sixpence and there was some argument as to whom was next.

Like dutiful pupils we all followed the leader to the imposing double front doors - after precisely 11 minutes and 17 seconds of trying each of the 100 keys on the bunch , aided by the light of smartphone flashes , we gained entry.
Our fearless leader then searched for the light switch for a further 6 minutes and 11 seconds and we all trooped after him as he searched for the inner sanctum , the teachers lounge....

A feeling fo Deja Vu came over me .. I hadn't been back to my school since I left 35 years ago and had fleeting images of the headmaster calling my name out in assembly for a good six of the best , buggery in the boarding school , towel flicks in the changing rooms and the gym teacher "haas gredly"  feeling under each boys testicles to see that we had showered went thru my head.

The smell or chalk , old rugby balls and battle scarred desks bought back further memories like the debate over whether you would prefer to do the cute art teacher or the big breasted librarian , snaffling sarmies from the tuck shop , bunking RI, and the time I REALLY got into KAK by substituting porno slides in the carousel projector the SA mountain climbing team used to illustrate their expedition to the Patagonian alps to the whole school...ah nostalgia is a bitch..

Finally the meeting room was found and we all entered - the teachers rec room was always Verboten to us at school , the neatly lined up racks of canes was no surprise , the old kettle and chipped plate of choccy bics and the coffee mug that said "flog the little bastards" all contributed to the ambience.

Roll call was taken , I answered with a swift "YES SIR" when the name GOLD was called out in a stentorian voice.
"SHURRUP YOU LITTLE BUGGERS TILL I HAVE FINISHED" pierced the air and the murmer of conversation dropped to a few sniggers and whispers... Frikkies  fart 10 seconds later had us all in fits of giggles....

All were accounted for and welcomes and apologies were read.. Hmm.. the erstwhile member for Plumstead , Ken  was not to be found and his excuse that Ursh was on heat and he was at present bound hand and foot  was a likely story .. as was Alties - Mountain climbing in the Karoo - se voet... I nearly declined myself , my goldfish hadn't been walked in ages , but it could wait a day or 2

Now down to business - The collection plate went round for the Payment of the R100 - Damn , all I had on me was my CC , did they have a card machine..NO..OK I'll pay next time. Our leader had a look of astonishment as the plate came back , a old crumpled R10 note , a few coins , a button and a lint coated 1/2 sucked bulls eye and 2 sticky humbugs  were all it contained.

Swiftly moving on to the next order of business : Who will bring the hot chock and rusks for the next meeting , came up - a broughaha ensued as the brand of hot choc was debated and finally after 19 minutes was settled when Cadburys was voted on with a show of hands , 15 for and 6 against (Nestle was the naysayers choice) - same thing happened with the rusks ,we settled on the more expensive Ouma Karringmelk vs the PnP no name brand with an 8 personb majority.

It was already 9 pm by that time , my bum was sore - the old easy chair I was sitting on had seen better days and the webbing had collapsed and the broken spring was sharp and painful....I put up my hand and asked to be excused and promptly went out to behind the bicycle shed for a quick fag....

To be continued...

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Offline Kent Kassler

Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #42 on: January 13, 2014, 04:52:15 PM »
...I can't anymore,lmao(as dean would say:)...you're a classic Rodney.I needed that!
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Offline Henry

Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #43 on: January 13, 2014, 05:23:54 PM »
I can only imagine Kent and Rodney in the back of the class.  :giggle:

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Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #44 on: January 13, 2014, 05:28:34 PM »
Never mind Rodney, it will not be as formal as that and we don't have to wait for the head master to open up.  Actually, at one other committee meeting, we spent 45 mins arguing about the sort of biscuits that should be brought to meetings

I hope your wit and verbosity extends to some succinct comments on the night - you are coming aren't you?  I know the southern suburbs are a different country to folk on the Tygergberg Hills.   Here we mostly stop for stop streets and don't go through red lights for more than a second or two.

And if all else fails, the McDonalds opposite Kenilworth Centre is open 24 hours in case you cannot make it home without something to tide you over

Don't go to the high school by mistake, it will be all silent and full of the ghosts of pupils past
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