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Old 07-16-2014, 09:35 AM
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Arabesque's Guitarist gone

The guitarist from the 70's Pittsburgh based band Arabesque, August Smarra, has succumbed to the complications of cancer, he was 57, way to young. The band has one cd out, Arabesque - Tales of Power, we have the cd here on the moon. The cd was made from Demo tapes that were recorded in the basement of the bass player house but Shrum records cleaned the tapes up and it sounds pretty good now and it has a wonderful cover and cover art.

He was not only the guitarist in the band but he was also my cousin and best friend, we grew up together and we've been musical buddies since childhood. His cd and music collection would rival the moon's and mine. Between the two of us, I think we had every prog/fusion cd you can think of... I will forever miss Skrauger... Tomorrow (thursday) my personal theme will be the music of Arabesque and some of Skraug's favorite music....

Travel well my friend
and may peace be with you..
you will be missed but not forgotten Skraug.
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Old 07-16-2014, 11:45 AM
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Re: Arabesque's Guitarist gone

Sorry for your loss, bro. Look forward to hearing it.

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Old 07-16-2014, 12:04 PM
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Re: Arabesque's Guitarist gone

Sorry to hear Laudio,,really sad news. Too young,unfair. My best wishes amigo.
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Old 07-16-2014, 01:23 PM
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RIP , i got the Cd for years , RIP
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Old 07-16-2014, 01:25 PM
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Re: Arabesque's Guitarist gone

My condolences Laudio.
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Old 07-16-2014, 02:57 PM
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Re: Arabesque's Guitarist gone

Sorry to hear Laudio. My condolences. Sounds like a kindred spirit.
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Old 07-16-2014, 03:05 PM
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Condolences to you and family, laudio.
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Old 07-18-2014, 07:41 AM
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Re: Arabesque's Guitarist gone

Thanks Artw, Mariocc, Mailotron, Marquer, Magic Mountain and Emperorken,
I appreciate your concern and thanks for listening to the music I req'd yesterday. And again, Thanks Art for posting the pic of the cover and the band.
Laudio
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Old 07-18-2014, 06:03 PM
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Re: Arabesque's Guitarist gone

sincerest condolences Laudio, thank you, as well as your cousin for the music. May each listening bring you joy & peace in remembrance...& thanks art for the visual
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