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Old 10-31-2021, 03:58 PM
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I will not leave you abandoned on this one Kenwood and you will not be allowed to kill this post! Glad to know you are checking in regularly. I would still like to encourage you to make a public museum of your vast collection.
Agreed!!

Kenwood should start a post for every kit he owns like Mr. Curotto does for his snares. I know I would be grateful to see the kits and hear the story behind each one...

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Old 10-31-2021, 05:24 PM
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Where is everybody?

"Here I yam, Moe!"
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Old 10-31-2021, 07:56 PM
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Just got off the phone with Purdie Shuffle (John Velez). Also met up with him for a half hour or so last week to catch up a bit. He is still doing dialysis 3x weekly and is now waiting to have two stents installed in the pumphouse.
He's in good spirits overall and since I told him about this thread, maybe he'll check in. So free with his knowledge (like everyone else here) that in maybe a dozen lessons or sessions he taught me more than I would've learned in 20 yrs. on my own and never took a dime.
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Old 11-01-2021, 02:20 AM
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I will not leave you abandoned on this one Kenwood and you will not be allowed to kill this post! Glad to know you are checking in regularly. I would still like to encourage you to make a public museum of your vast collection.
Thank You kindly Dan,
There is nothing that would please me more than a public display for the drums.
The existing display is seldom viewed due to it's inaccessibility.
which has always been the main factor for it's incredible affordability
It would never do for accommodating more than a small group of visitors at a time, and even then by some pre-arranged appointment.

I had a fairly decent collection of drums here in Rhode Island
long before I ever found this large inexpensive warehouse space to rent,
but since moving there with what first seemed like limitless space, I have managed to fill it full of drum kits.
I am saving as much bread as I can in order to try and buy a place of my own but I am not so sure anything remotely large enough will ever be affordable enough.
I have a great rapport with my landlord. but when all is said and done he is a businessman.
Fortunately for me thus far, he has had problems collecting rents from every tenant he has had save for myself.
I make sure to send him his bread every month and always four or five days early,
I make no requests and lodge no complaints and since I am so busy with my job, I am rarely seen.
But sooner or later all those efforts to be a model tenant. will not outweigh the math for him.
And then all the fun will turn to sleepless nights. I need to somehow find plan B. while plan A. is still working
All I need is four dry walls and no frills, the drums themselves will be all the decoration needed.
Every boarded up old public building I see, I envision as a drum museum for vintage Mij survivors with a smaller American made players kit and marching drum display as well.
Recently I have been in contact with a fellow collector from southern New Hampshire
He was very impressed with the collection and how it is displayed,
And had many interesting ideas in terms of using the internet to present the drums and generate revenue that way.
But only time will tell if that pans out.

I have always appreciated so very much all the positive comments and enthusiasm you have shown for my display Dan

Thanks a million pal Kenny.....Kenwood
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Old 11-01-2021, 09:47 AM
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You've got a few kits there! Nicely displayed too- the clean white walls really showcase the groovy colors of the older drums.
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Old 11-02-2021, 10:53 AM
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Just got off the phone with Purdie Shuffle (John Velez). Also met up with him for a half hour or so last week to catch up a bit. He is still doing dialysis 3x weekly and is now waiting to have two stents installed in the pumphouse.
He's in good spirits overall and since I told him about this thread, maybe he'll check in. So free with his knowledge (like everyone else here) that in maybe a dozen lessons or sessions he taught me more than I would've learned in 20 yrs. on my own and never took a dime.
It would be nice to hear from John, he taught me so much about drums and how to play them.
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Old 11-03-2021, 02:31 AM
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Thank You kindly Dan,
There is nothing that would please me more than a public display for the drums.
The existing display is seldom viewed due to it's inaccessibility.
which has always been the main factor for it's incredible affordability
It would never do for accommodating more than a small group of visitors at a time, and even then by some pre-arranged appointment.

I had a fairly decent collection of drums here in Rhode Island
long before I fever found this large inexpensive warehouse space to rent,
but since moving there with what first seemed like limitless space, I have managed to fill it full of drum kits.
I am saving as much bread as I can in order to try and buy a place of my own but I am not so sure anything remotely large enough will ever be affordable enough.
I have a great rapport with my landlord. but when all is said and done he is a businessman.
Fortunately for me thus far, he has had problems collecting rents from every tenant he has had save for myself.
I make sure to send him his bread every month and always four or five days early,
I make no requests and lodge no complaints and since I am so busy with my job, I am rarely seen.
But sooner or later all those efforts to be a model tenant. will not outweigh the math for him.
And then all the fun will turn to sleepless nights. I need to somehow find plan B. while plan A. is still working
All I need is four dry walls and no frills, the drums themselves will be all the decoration needed.
Every boarded up old public building I see, I envision as a drum museum for vintage Mij survivors with a smaller American made players kit and marching drum display as well.
Recently I have been in contact with a fellow collector from southern New Hampshire
He was very impressed with the collection and how it is displayed,
And had many interesting ideas in terms of using the internet to present the drums and generate revenue that way.
But only time will tell if that pans out.

I have always appreciated so very much all the positive comments and enthusiasm you have shown for my display Dan

Thanks a million pal Kenny.....Kenwood
Fantastic Kenny! That last photo shows how beautifully displayed everything is in your space. Seems that an ability to relocate for the work you do (always a bit difficult), would help. I think you would find affordable property in some city in the middle or a bit north in Maine. Rhode Island is expensive turf in general.
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Old 11-04-2021, 02:16 PM
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I miss spending time with all of you but mostly with the great drum friends I made over the many years of participating in the forum here and at DFO. This forum isn’t going anywhere. Too much excellent information is archived here and it’s still the best place in the world to meet and interact with our fellow drum aficionados/addicts. Love you all.

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Old 11-04-2021, 07:52 PM
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Good to hear from you john God bless
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Old 11-05-2021, 04:56 AM
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I miss spending time with all of you but mostly with the great drum friends I made over the many years of participating in the forum here and at DFO. This forum isnít going anywhere. Too much excellent information is archived here and itís still the best place in the world to meet and interact with our fellow drum aficionados/addicts. Love you all.

John
Thanks for stopping by John. We're aware of the tasks you are laboring under and hoping that a solution arrives soon. Great to see your post though.
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