Author Topic: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club  (Read 305496 times)

Offline Kent Kassler

Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #315 on: August 05, 2014, 08:12:42 PM »
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Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #316 on: August 05, 2014, 08:58:29 PM »
Is this Stikland as in the psych institution. This is really madness. :ROFLMAO:
We had our first 10 km run there several years ago, entirely inside the grounds, if I recall correctly although I vaguely remember a footbridge. It's after we passed the same marshal for the third time that I began to wonder... was that a flag... or a bloodstained axe?

Speaking of Valkenberg, when I worked on The Argus, for a while we played our Sunday social cricket games at the Valkenberg oval. On one occasion we played a "home" team of staff and inmates combined. We won the cricket, but lost hopelessly at the darts in the pub afterwards. I think part of our darts failure at least was down to one strikingly burly individual (I believe he was not, er, staff) whose intense demeanour was matched by an equally intense lack of cricketing ability in his position somewhere down the lower order. With darts in hand, his party trick was opening with a Bull. First time, every time.

My other Valkenberg memory is interviewing one of the senior people there about a centenary or something. I got to spend some time in the padded cell trussed up in a straitjacket (entirely in the interests of research, of course). My verdict: a little lacking in reverb, perhaps, with a tendency towards creating panic in the unmedicated. I was also intrigued by the rather primitive early electro-shock treatment, which seemed to consist essentially of a mild stepdown transformer with an on-off switch.

Audio content: My long-standing interest in Quad was kindled by a gent who had some connection, medically speaking, with these institutions. In fact I still use the Quad 33/303 and B&W DM2as I acquired from him.


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Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #317 on: August 05, 2014, 09:21:34 PM »
Interesting. Let me know when you have your next appointment over at the 'berg. I have the forms and the text for a multitude of all kinds of court orders :giggle:

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Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #318 on: August 06, 2014, 02:39:52 PM »
How many of you guys have been outpatients there (at Valkenberg)?  I used to give a lift to my elderly neighbour's 55 year old son to collect his meds there once a month. As you entered the waiting room, all heads swivelled round to see you and 30 pairs of eyes followed you as you went towards the dispensing counter.  It was necessary for me to verify this fellow's identity with the pharmacist (regulations, old chap) since you don't want to be taking tranquillsers or whatever they were if you were in otherwise good mental health

On the way from Plumstead to Observatory and back he would ask me at least 20 times "are we there yet" as he had no sense of direction at all
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Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #319 on: August 06, 2014, 03:46:31 PM »
As far as I know all patients can by law refuse medication. So how do the staff force a patients to take his medication?  Simple, you make the patients angry- once the patient looses his/her cool, the hospital is within their rights to forcefully administer medication

So if you ever land up in a mental hopsital - NEVER LOOSE YOUR TEMPER,  be supernice.....
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Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #320 on: August 06, 2014, 06:19:05 PM »
be supernice.....

They'd probably get you for that, too, as abnormal behaviour!
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Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #321 on: August 07, 2014, 12:56:28 PM »
I refused medication and that is when I started buying audio equipment.  I got my first amplifier when I was 14, paid for out of doing odd jobs for neighbours
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Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #322 on: August 07, 2014, 01:13:15 PM »
Refuse Novacaine... Transcend..dental.. medication...........
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Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #323 on: August 13, 2014, 12:51:01 PM »
Gents

Remember Thursday evening is hi-fi club meeting !

Past experience has shown that the Van Rooyen's pull out all the stop's to make the event memorable.

If people are uncertain or wary to drive- we can possibly give lifts- just shout.

J
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Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #324 on: August 13, 2014, 01:51:19 PM »
Lift offered from Plumstead area, leaving 6.50 tomorrow.  If you want to avail yourself of this, please PM me
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Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club - meeting 14th August
« Reply #325 on: August 14, 2014, 08:25:37 AM »
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Offline Nicholas

Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #326 on: August 14, 2014, 12:48:43 PM »
Finally a meeting closer to Somerset West!

Offline Jozua

Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #327 on: August 14, 2014, 01:05:15 PM »
Finally a meeting closer to Somerset West!

Hope to see you there !!
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Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #328 on: August 15, 2014, 08:16:26 AM »
Seen at AV Specialists on 14th August

A post-box coloured cover for a multi-room demo unit



Something we didn't listen to but still looked beautiful



Members who came along, in one picture, only one person is actually looking at the presentation....





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Offline Rodney_gold

Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #329 on: August 15, 2014, 08:23:56 AM »
My "report" on last night :  an abject lesson on total ineptitude with equally useless sound... Sorry to be blunt , but that's what it was.
Nice we got a splash of wine or so - but nothing else.. what's happened to our snacks kitty...?
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