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Brian D
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:31 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

It is with great sadness that I relay this information.

Steve Strong, aka Raul on this forum and the orginal Carvin BBS, has passed away.

I will always remember him and his witty responses to forum questions. Besides his wit, he was very fair and generous with his time and sound expertise. On top of that he was one hell of a drummer.

I had the profound pleasure of playing in 2 bands with him. First was as a quick substitute drummer for West 78, then as the prime drummer for Kermit's Finger. Both times he went at the job like it was his last gig, going all out to ensure the beat was there.

This morning when I read the news I had a very tight feeling in my throat. This rarely happens when I hear of people I know passing. Truly this has affected me more than I can ever imagine.

I will miss Steve.

"Now cracks a noble heart. Good-night, sweet prince; And flights of angels sing thee to they rest."

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 3:20 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

Oh man, that is a shame to hear. I didn't have much direct interaction with him, but do remember seeing his posts. RIP Steve "Raul" Strong.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:28 am   Reply with quoteBack to top

Oh WOW! A real blast from the past, and sad news. RIP.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:21 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

Much like you, Brian, this has been heavier on my heart than I expected. Having read about his roller-coaster ride over the past month I always figured that he would fight through it all, but alas his body threw in the towel.

If you called Carvin during the heyday to ask pro-audio questions, most likely you spoke to Steve. He was both knowledgeable and personable to say the least.

As I was telling another Carvinite yesterday, He was an incredibly intelligent human being on many subjects. He was a very good musician and played a variety of instruments. He knew how to have conversations that were sophomoric as well as incredibly advanced. He was pretty darn funny, too.

The hours of having Brian and Steve (and later Rico) crammed into my rehearsal studio are some fond memories of not just creating insanely good music, but the camaraderie of people that genuinely liked working with each other, respected each other, and had fun. Rehearsals were sometimes more talking and laughing then playing. Good times.

You were a good man, Steve. We will miss you.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:05 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

So sorry to hear. I remember speaking to him on the phone a couple times myself. All my prayers for him, his family and friends. Sad

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:32 am   Reply with quoteBack to top

Oh, no! I am very sad to hear. I haven't spoken to him since my Luna-C days. He was a huge help to me is selecting our systems. It sounds like he fought hard. A special person gone too soon. RIP, Raul.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:15 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

Very sorry to hear that Steve passed. He was always witty, helpful, and fun to interact with on the boards. RIP, Steve, aka Raul.
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