Re: New kit...parents say no.
fortunately my parents (especially father) were always very supportive for my passion, so i hadn't had such problems. one thing i can tell you is that you know... when you're still dependant on their money, try to explain them your point of view peacefully and rationally. i don't know your parents, but if i have one philosophy that i use in my life is that you can achieve anything by rational discussion (at least in most situations ;)). besides, it's their money, so you can't totally disregard their point of view.
as for me, you're right here, cause you're the drummer :), so just show them you really care (i bet you did already, but maybe you gotta try harder) and let us all know what came up!
oh, and you know... i'm a bit of a hypocrite here, so don't think i don't fight with my parents from time to time :P. but it's never about my passion.
GOOD LUCK YOU JAZZ DRUMMER YOU! ;)
Gagada Gagada Gagadaga Bong Bong - Johnny Vidacovich on the 3-2 clave