Saying goodbye to a friend, Leedsquietman passed away.

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Re: Saying goodbye to a friend, Leedsquietman passed away.

Post by buzby » Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:53 am

gutted

the man lived up to his forum name if you see what i mean - as many people have mentioned, he was always helpful and a cool head on the forum

reading the forum headline just made me cover my mouth with my hand and utter "oh shit .. no"

i guess none of us met him and few of us on this forum will meet each other but when something like this happens the forum family feel comes becomes evident

my love to his family and close friends
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Re: Saying goodbye to a friend, Leedsquietman passed away.

Post by Winterpark » Fri Jan 07, 2011 3:07 am

I've been a bit hesitant to write something here, because I was wondering if it would come off trivial, or token, or something.

but seeing Buzby write about the forum family spurred me into action.

I have often wondered about people who write on this forum, and how weird the whole semi-anonymity thing can make people act.

It seems to bring out the best and worst in people, and the one thing i really value about this particular forum has been the consistent stream of helpful and insightful advice.

and Leeds was one of those people, who seemed to go out of his way to help people, taking an interest in people's questions and quandaries.

... I know this has been mentioned many times here already, but it's worth echoing...
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Re: Saying goodbye to a friend, Leedsquietman passed away.

Post by RCUS » Sat Jan 08, 2011 1:38 am

just terrible news. Leeds was one of the most humble, recognizable guys on these boards and was always willing to help. my heart goes out to his friends and fam.

R.I.P. bro

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Re: Saying goodbye to a friend, Leedsquietman passed away.

Post by andydes » Sat Jan 08, 2011 1:38 pm

Very sad to hear this. He was one of the guys I always wanted to reply when I needed advice. He usually did, and it was always worth reading. I never met him in person, but I know I would have liked him.

As well as his own material, there's a little bit of Leeds in the music of everyone he helped here. He'll be remembered fondly.

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Re: Saying goodbye to a friend, Leedsquietman passed away.

Post by JMFOne » Sat Jan 08, 2011 7:53 pm

Jesus just read this, what a shock. I'm hardly on this forum atm but it feels like such a massive loss to the community, R.I.P.
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Re: Saying goodbye to a friend, Leedsquietman passed away.

Post by Big V » Sat Jan 08, 2011 8:30 pm

Haven't been browsing the forum for quite a while now. That's really bad news! I'm extremely sorry..
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Re: Saying goodbye to a friend, Leedsquietman passed away.

Post by TRS80 » Sat Jan 08, 2011 8:30 pm

I'll miss him on the forum :(
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Re: Saying goodbye to a friend, Leedsquietman passed away.

Post by Forge. » Mon Jan 24, 2011 2:16 pm

funken wrote:You know, I still keep bumping into Leeds as I search for info, he is always there with some good advice.
maybe this is how our legacies go in the 21st century

kind of like living on in ASCII spirit…..

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Re: Saying goodbye to a friend, Leedsquietman passed away.

Post by Tarekith » Mon Jan 24, 2011 5:34 pm

If you wish to help Martin's family out, a bunch of us have compiled a tribute album, the proceeds of which will be going to his wife Judy and his three children:

http://forum.ableton.com/viewtopic.php?f=40&t=157699
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Re: Saying goodbye to a friend, Leedsquietman passed away.

Post by mikemc » Mon Jan 24, 2011 7:01 pm

:) leeds was a good guy, a decent forumite, and positive presence for sure.

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Re: Saying goodbye to a friend, Leedsquietman passed away.

Post by slatepipe » Mon Jan 24, 2011 7:18 pm

this is pretty awful, only just found out now as ive been away and have been glancing and posting a lot less than normal for the last month-ish

bad news for sure, nothing else i can say

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Re: Saying goodbye to a friend, Leedsquietman passed away.

Post by 0fps » Mon Jan 24, 2011 7:47 pm

:( Bad news.
i don't believe to any god or religion to speak about r.i.p. and trips etc, so I hope his family won't get any more sadness.
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Re: Saying goodbye to a friend, Leedsquietman passed away.

Post by malutki » Mon Jan 24, 2011 11:36 pm

Tarekith wrote:If you wish to help Martin's family out, a bunch of us has compiled a tribute album, the proceeds of which will be going to his wife Judy:

http://forum.ableton.com/viewtopic.php?f=40&t=157699
and a really nice album it is, ranging from gems of pop, to excellent a bit more experimental stuff.
Listen to it, and if you find it in your heart buy it... i just did. :wink:
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Re: Saying goodbye to a friend, Leedsquietman passed away.

Post by martinkellogs » Tue Jan 25, 2011 8:21 pm

i hope someone let's leeds family know about this thread on this forum. alot of kind words for the quietman here.

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Re: Saying goodbye to a friend, Leedsquietman passed away.

Post by TroyP » Tue Jan 25, 2011 8:35 pm

Wow! I've been away too long and missed this. Leedsquietman was always so helpful, knowledgable, and patient. He love what he did and obviously had a heart for sharing it as well. I will miss him a ton. My prayers and sympathies to his family.

[Oh, and I bought the album. Good job, Tarekith and the rest.]

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