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  • Farewell to the Conaway Custom...

    Don't worry, I haven't sold the drums or anything. I would never do that. However, they are now 3000km away, packed up in cases and stored in my family's basement. It's been about a month since I had to bid them farewell as I moved from Lethbridge, Alberta to Kingston, Ontario for grad school. I'm doing my Masters in particle physics at Queen's University. Specifically, I'm involved with SNOLAB, if any of you are familiar. I'd be more than happy to discuss or answer any questions related to that if there's interest!

    But I digress...it's likely the drums will be packed away for at least the next two years as I finish my MSc and live in a situation that isn't exactly "drum friendly", volume-wise. Before I left, I felt it necessary to take a whole lot of pics so here they are!

    Please go to the Photobucket album (http://photobucket.com/conawayfinal) for more and in much higher resolution. There are 95 in total on there (various lightings, angles, etc).










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          "It is my supposition that the universe is not only queerer than we suppose, but queerer than we CAN suppose." - J.S. Haldane

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            And this is the final resting place of all of my drum gear (save for a few pieces that I brought with me), in the corner of my room at home. I have to admit, I was a little torn up about having to leave it all like this.

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            • #7
              God, I still LOVE that kit!! It's a shame you have to leave it behind...But it's awesome that you're going to grad school for particle physics. Rep.
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              I think she's too spread out everywhere...
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              Sounds like an Exgirlfriend of mine...
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              • #8
                Originally posted by mattwalker_21 View Post
                Don't worry, I haven't sold the drums or anything. I would never do that. However, they are now 3000km away, packed up in cases and stored in my family's basement. It's been about a month since I had to bid them farewell as I moved from Lethbridge, Alberta to Kingston, Ontario for grad school. I'm doing my Masters in particle physics at Queen's University. Specifically, I'm involved with SNOLAB, if any of you are familiar. I'd be more than happy to discuss or answer any questions related to that if there's interest!

                But I digress...it's likely the drums will be packed away for at least the next two years as I finish my MSc and live in a situation that isn't exactly "drum friendly", volume-wise. Before I left, I felt it necessary to take a whole lot of pics so here they are!
                You know what they say... an MSc in Particle Physics only means one thing. A PhD in particle physics!

                Does SNOLAB collaborate with other underground labs (like the Soudan Underground lab run by the University of Minnesota?). What are your thoughts on Michio Kaku's work?

                Oh... the drums are cool too... are the Sapphire Burst Pearl's yours also?
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                • #9
                  Everything about that kit screams class. I fear I'll be doing the same thing with my kit in a year or so

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                  • #10
                    Sometimes sacrifices have to be made unfortunatley. But once you get back on the kit you will be more motivated than ever.

                    You've got some fantastic gear there, and I love seeing it all everytime you post.

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                    • #11
                      That kit is and always will be one of my favorites! LOVE IT

                      And your cymbals always look so clean like they're brand new .
                      My Mapex Meridian Maple in Transparent cherry red finish :). > http://www.pearldrummersforum.com/sh...t..&highlight=

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                      • #12
                        Good luck in school! Once you have been there for a year and know some people, do you think you will be able to rent a hosue rather than an apartment so you can drum?
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Andy @ MIT View Post
                          You know what they say... an MSc in Particle Physics only means one thing. A PhD in particle physics!

                          Does SNOLAB collaborate with other underground labs (like the Soudan Underground lab run by the University of Minnesota?). What are your thoughts on Michio Kaku's work?

                          Oh... the drums are cool too... are the Sapphire Burst Pearl's yours also?
                          Hahaha, that's true! A PhD is probably an inevitability. SNOLAB does collaborate with other groups, like the Soudan experiment. It's funny that you mention that because I was actually considering joining that group. The CDMS experiment, currently located in Soudan, is being moved to SNOLAB and Queen's is becoming the head collaborator on that experiment. I ended up joining the SNO+ group, however, which is using the 12m diameter sphere from the original SNO experiment, looking for neutrinoless double beta decay. Do you work with the University of Minnesota labs?

                          I haven't really looked into much of Michio Kaku's academic work, which I probably should do some more of. I'm only really familiar with his "public outreach" appearances on Nova and Discovery channel and all that stuff. He's a string theorist, isn't he?

                          The Sapphire Burst Pearl kit there is my dad's. I was planning on taking a whole bunch of pictures of that too but got sidetracked with packing and moving and didn't get around to it.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Ignodium View Post
                            Good luck in school! Once you have been there for a year and know some people, do you think you will be able to rent a hosue rather than an apartment so you can drum?
                            Yea, hopefully I will be able to do something like that after this lease runs up! I'm in a basement apartment in a house right now, actually, but there are still 6 other people living upstairs that I don't want to annoy with real drums. This doesn't mean I've stopped playing, though! I was able to score a pretty amazing deal on a TD20 from the guys at MassMusic so I've been using that. It still is a little noisy (especially the hi-hat) but certainly a lot less than an acoustic kit.
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                            • #15
                              Your kit is great!
                              Maybe not sepecifically you field of interest, but this is really BIG news:
                              http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/20...cles-neutrinos
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