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    Drum Clinic Etiquette

    I had a quick question about etiquette at a drum clinic since I have never been to one before. Do people bring sticks/pads and other things, or just come to listen? Matt Halpern, along with a few other drummers are going to be at Explorer's in KC in a few weeks, and I was planning on...
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    OMG Dream Bliss

    I recently moved to Kansas City and was looking for percussion shops. Today I visited Explorers Percussion which was recommend by a few DFO members. I have to say it was a great experience. The staff was friendly and nonobtrusive, and they had an amazing selection of cymbals, drums and...
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    I feel like a real doctor today!

    Hey everyone, Just checking in after my first month of intern year in KUMC's otolaryngology residency. I was at the VA last month on a general surgery service, and ended up draining a bunch of abscesses, which wasn't always pleasant. But today I switched to my first ENT rotation! I got to...
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    Djembe and Cajon?

    Anyone using one of these for acoustic type gigs? I just heard of the Cajon a few months ago and it seems like it would be a neat addition to my collection. What types of these instruments do you guys use? Any sort of brand that is more reputable than others?
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    Kansas City Drum Co?

    Anyone ever been to this drum shop? I just moved to KC about a week ago and I'm trying to scope out the drum shop scene. I have already heard that Explorer Percussion is a good spot. Any other reviews of KC music shops?
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    Well I made it!

    Today, I received my Medical Doctorate from Indiana University School of Medicine. I'll be moving to Kansas City to start my residency in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck surgery on June 1st. I just wanted to thank everyone on here for being supportive during these last four years. You guys and...
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    Random Drum Head Review

    Tonight I played a gig in my buddy's garage. I am graduating from med school in ~1 week and we got everybody together for one last raging party. We did "live band" karaoke, and had a song list for party-goers to selection songs that they would like to sing. I was very worried at first that it...
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    Random Drum Head Review

    Tonight I played a gig in my buddy's garage. I am graduating from med school in ~1 week and we got everybody together for one last raging party. We did "live band" karaoke, and had a song list for party-goers to selection songs that they would like to sing. I was very worried at first that it...
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    Any good drum shops in Kansas City?

    Hey Everyone, I'll be moving to Kansas City to start my residency in a few weeks and I was wondering if there were any good drum shops there. I'm sure there are the standard GC, Sam Ash-types, but I'm always looking for locally owned joints where they treat you well! Anybody know of anything?
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    Anyone use Maple sticks?

    I was wondering if anybody here uses Maple sticks. I have been using Vic Firth American Classic Hickory 7As for the last 3 years, and I want to try a lighter stick. I had a 5A pair of maple and liked them, but they got chewed up pretty quickly and I don't have them anymore. Any...
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    Snare/Tom Drum Heads?

    So I'm embarrassed to say that I have never changed out the stock heads on my Ludwig Black Magic Snare. I was thinking about doing a head overhaul on my set. I was wondering what you guys use for drums heads, snare and toms. I have a 5x14 snare, 8x12 rack tom, and 14x15 floor tom. I want a...
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    Swan Song GIG!

    So I think I played my official last gig with my current band. We are all going our separate ways for residency, but we had to get together one last time. We threw a old-fashioned garage band party. We had a great turnout, and had lots of fun playing for everyone. Below is a pic of me behind...
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    Anyone ever done street drumming?

    Hey everyone, I just wanted to ask if anyone here had ever done street drumming? I live on "the canal" in Indy, which is a nice man-made river with trails and landscaping for several miles. I was thinking of setting up and playing on the canal just for sh*ts and giggles. I'm not a "chops"...
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    OT: I MATCHED!

    Hello everyone! I just wanted to drop a line and let everybody know that I matched into an otolaryngology (ENT) residency for next year. It has been my goal since the first year of med school, and now everything is falling into place. I don't know where yet - they let us know if we match or...
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    Would like to add a lower floor tom.....

    Hello everyone! Long time, no post! I just wanted to ask about lower floor toms. As some of you may know, I purchased a Ludwig CM kit in June of last year. I got pretty non-traditional sizes that are smaller and easier to gig with, but still have a lot of umph. I originally purchased a 1 up...
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    Where do you keep your drumset(s) in your house?

    So I will be moving out of my apartment and most likely into a house in July when I start residency. I wanted to know where everyone keeps their drumsets. I would assume that the majority of people keep them in the basement, but since I'll be living alone, I could put it anywhere. I was also...
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    Let the Residency Interview BEGIN!

    Hey everyone, Just checking in to leech off of the good vibes you guys normally throw me. I have my first residency interview for an Otolaryngology position. This week has been full of new offers/developments. I thought I wasn't going to make the magic number of 10 total interviews, but...
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    I take my medical licensing boards tomorrow!

    Hey everyone, Sorry I haven't checked in recently, but I've been busy with school/studying/setting up residency interviews. So far I have 6 interviews, 3 wait-lists, 11 rejections for an ENT residency next year. But first I have to take boards. I take Step 2 CS (patient encounters) tomorrow...
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    My band is playing live on Thursday (Oct 6th)!

    Hey everyone, Just wanted to put in a brief shameless plug for my band Los Pentos. We are playing along with 2 other bands at the Hard Rock Cafe in downtown Indianapolis on October 6th, which is this upcoming Thursday. Doors open at 7pm, music starts at 8pm, we will go on between 9-930pm. We...
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    I got my first ENT residency interview!!!!!

    Hey everyone, Just wanted to let you know that the hard years of studying have paid off in med school. I was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society this week and today I received notification that I secured my first residency interview in Otolaryngology! I will be interviewing...
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