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  #241  
Old Tue 15 September 2009, 12:41
Gerald D
Just call me: Gerald (retired)
 
Cape Town
South Africa
Boeremusiek videos To my (damaged) ears, it comes across as cats being murdered, but slightly better than bagpipes though.
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  #242  
Old Tue 15 September 2009, 23:20
Lex
Just call me: Johan #56
 
Empangeni KwaZuluNatal
South Africa
I listen to RSG(radio sonder grense) in the morning on my way to work. I never listen to East coast radio because 90% persent of the music is for teens and to me that is a lot of crap.
I like most music except the new stuff, country music and some of the Afrikaans singers that are out there for a fast buck. Funny enougth I am not to fond of Boeremusiek, maybe because I can't dance. Will leave the radio on in the workshop will I am working. Top of the list is 70's And 80's rock, Elvis, Neil Daimond ... and the popular classic music.
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  #243  
Old Wed 16 September 2009, 09:13
Doug_Ford
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Conway (Arkansas)
United States of America
I love Boeremusiek. Although the instruments are different, it reminds me of the music you hear in the beer halls in Munich. Drinking liter mugs of beer in the Hofbrau Haus in Munich is the most fun a guy can have in my opinion.

I watched a couple of those videos and they don't show the crowds but it sounds like they're having a good time.

Boeremusiek also reminds me a lot of Cajun Zydeco music played in Louisiana which has a similar tempo and lots of accordian in it.

Johan: I tried listening to RSG but the website was all in Afrikaans and so was the broadcast. I think I connected but since I couldn't understand the language, I'm not sure if I was listening to the commercial you typically hear when you first connect or the actual broadcast. I'll try again later.

Alan: I'll see if I can connect at 5:00 local.

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  #244  
Old Wed 16 September 2009, 09:33
Doug_Ford
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Conway (Arkansas)
United States of America
I tried connecting to some of those stations that said they broadcast in Xhosa because I wanted to hear it. They were speaking a language foreign to my ears but I didn't hear anything particularly unusual. I thought Xhosa had lots of clicks or other sounds.
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  #245  
Old Wed 16 September 2009, 23:08
Lex
Just call me: Johan #56
 
Empangeni KwaZuluNatal
South Africa
Hi Doug,
You will only hear Afrikaans on RSG. Sorry.
People think that Afrikaans have a connection with the German language. It had no influance in it's development stage. Afrikaans is a lot closer to the 'Flemish? (Vlaamse)" language that you hear in the southern Europe.
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  #246  
Old Wed 16 September 2009, 23:16
Gerald D
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Cape Town
South Africa
We do some business with native Flemish speakers in Belgium, and they simply talk slowly in Flemish while we talk slowly in Afrikaans and the business gets done quite happily.
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  #247  
Old Thu 17 September 2009, 00:22
hennie
Just call me: Hennie #23
 
Roodepoort JHB
South Africa
In my parents house I grew up with boere musiek and at a young age I hated it but hey as one gets older I actually listen to it now only on some occasions and I must say one can (skoffel ) dance to it till the late hours.
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  #248  
Old Thu 17 September 2009, 02:32
Alan_c
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Cape Town (Western Cape)
South Africa
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Hennie, thats you catching up to Gerald, some would say its maturing, but its just plain getting older...
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  #249  
Old Thu 17 September 2009, 08:27
Kobus_Joubert
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Riversdale Western Cape
South Africa
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Boere musiek is even better than a Subaru on a mountain pass...Sorry Hennie
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  #250  
Old Thu 17 September 2009, 23:41
hennie
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Roodepoort JHB
South Africa
Have you driven one yet? Best way to get attention is to drive it with Dozi`s " ou ry perd" and that makes it even better than a mountain pass.(new song for the kids is Kurt Darrens "kaptein span die seile"
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  #251  
Old Thu 24 September 2009, 03:53
Lex
Just call me: Johan #56
 
Empangeni KwaZuluNatal
South Africa
Delay on my MM build

Walker1.jpg

" An older Luke Skywalker?"


Walker2.jpg

The boot is a nice piece of technology. Air valves are fitted to the sides for pumping up a internal bag. This clamps the foot forward to immobilize the angle joint.

This injury and the painful one to my chest muscles are going to have a effect on my completion of the machine. It could be weeks.
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  #252  
Old Thu 24 September 2009, 05:30
sailfl
Just call me: Nils #12
 
Winter Park, FL
United States of America
Johan,

Ouch! That does not look like it has a good story to go with it. Sorry to hear you have had some medical issues. Hope you have a quick recovery.
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  #253  
Old Thu 24 September 2009, 05:39
Robert M
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Lac-Brome, Qc
Canada
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Johan, whishing prompt recovery and some peace of mind through this painful situation !
Obliged to take things easier, maybe will give you a chance to start the controller box in the mean time ?
Good luck and hope to see you back with your build,
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  #254  
Old Thu 24 September 2009, 06:42
domino11
Just call me: Heath
 
Cornwall, Ontario
Canada
Johan,
Hope you are feeling better soon. Are those things lightsabres?
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  #255  
Old Thu 24 September 2009, 10:07
Lex
Just call me: Johan #56
 
Empangeni KwaZuluNatal
South Africa
Yes ... LOL ... Heath.
This is how my car looks after the accident. The air bag burst on impact and thats why I sustain some injurys. Thanks for the positive words. I need it. I am getting so frustrated because I can't do anything. Mechmate builders are movers and shakers, not sitting and day dreaming!
My control box are finished Robert but I still need to learn a lot on the programs. The wife force me to prop the leg up which is a uncomfortable position.

Polo1.jpg
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  #256  
Old Thu 24 September 2009, 14:03
Robert M
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Lac-Brome, Qc
Canada
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Johan, take it on the bright side, leg up and do some computer time!....
Agree, MMers like moving, but sometime, got to do what has to be done… relax and spend time with those programs….
Glad to see you’re ok after all…. this metal bending
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  #257  
Old Sun 04 October 2009, 13:14
Gerald D
Just call me: Gerald (retired)
 
Cape Town
South Africa
Some of daughter's wedding pics out in blogspace

Another rough album

Last edited by Gerald D; Thu 11 August 2011 at 23:11.. Reason: links removed - started attracting spam
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  #258  
Old Sun 04 October 2009, 14:04
Robert M
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Lac-Brome, Qc
Canada
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Wow…Sooo nice.
I can actually see a smile out of a VERY proud father….
Thanks for sharing those precious family souvenir
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  #259  
Old Sun 04 October 2009, 15:01
jhiggins7
Just call me: John #26
 
Hebron, Ohio
United States of America
Gerald,

Stunning!

Thanks for sharing your daughter's beautiful wedding. It's such a special event for your family and, now, your MechMate family gets to celebrate it too.
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  #260  
Old Sun 04 October 2009, 20:40
domino11
Just call me: Heath
 
Cornwall, Ontario
Canada
Gerald,
Thanks for sharing the pictures. You have a wonderful family.
If I am not mistaken, that shirt is really close to MM blue.

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  #261  
Old Sun 04 October 2009, 20:49
Gerald D
Just call me: Gerald (retired)
 
Cape Town
South Africa
It wasn't my choice of shirt! That was also the first time in many years that I wore a tie.
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  #262  
Old Sun 04 October 2009, 22:36
Kobus_Joubert
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Riversdale Western Cape
South Africa
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Veels geluk. looks like everybody had a great time
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  #263  
Old Mon 05 October 2009, 06:56
isladelobos
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Canary Islands
Spain
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Very very nice wedding PERFECT!!! Congratulations.
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  #264  
Old Tue 06 October 2009, 03:06
sailfl
Just call me: Nils #12
 
Winter Park, FL
United States of America
Gerald,

Congratulations. The photos are fantastic. I hope they have a wonderful life together.
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  #265  
Old Thu 08 October 2009, 05:23
smreish
Just call me: Sean - #5, 28, 58 and others
 
Orlando, Florida
United States of America
Congratulations Gerald,
With all these weddings lately, you will have to change the paypal button on the site

My wife is a wedding planner - I know the costs!
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  #266  
Old Fri 13 November 2009, 23:45
Gerald D
Just call me: Gerald (retired)
 
Cape Town
South Africa
Have just returned from a week's holiday in Mauritius. Looks like this forum has been rather active and will take a couple of days to catch up.
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  #267  
Old Sat 14 November 2009, 07:18
jessyjames
Just call me: James
 
Reno, Nevada
United States of America
Wow Gerald. I never heard of Mauritius before so I had to google it up and I must say.... I need to go there. That is some beautiful country and the beaches look phenomenal. How was the beach sand there? Large pebbles or small? Must show the wife this one for a future holiday/vacation since the weather is starting to get cold here.

Welcome back..
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  #268  
Old Tue 12 January 2010, 09:31
Gerald D
Just call me: Gerald (retired)
 
Cape Town
South Africa
My village, Fish Hoek, is going to make news again, for another horrendous shark killing of a swimmer. This time it was fairly shallow water, only 20 meters/yards from shore.
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  #269  
Old Tue 12 January 2010, 10:14
hennie
Just call me: Hennie #23
 
Roodepoort JHB
South Africa
Just heard it on sabc 2
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  #270  
Old Tue 12 January 2010, 10:31
Gerald D
Just call me: Gerald (retired)
 
Cape Town
South Africa
http://www.timeslive.co.za/news/local/article258106.ece
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