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R.I.P. Dave "Swerve" Myrvold (Digital 80's) HARDEST HITS

R.I.P. Dave "Swerve" Myrvold (Digital 80's) HARDEST HITS

Postby Fred80s » Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:00 pm ... =2&t=42693

Hello all,

It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that I must announce the passing of my good friend of almost 30 years David Myrvold or as many of you know him "Swerve". Dave passed away peacefully yesterday (Sept 18) at his family home after a courageous battle with cancer and is now at peace. He was only 52 years old and was one of the most caring, generous people you could ever meet. I had the honor of being by his bedside on Monday (Sept 16) to say our final goodbyes! One the most difficult things I've ever had to do!

His contributions to this and many other 80s sites (CFNY Spirit Of Radio, Flashback Alternatives etc.) wont soon be forgotten! Dave lived and breathed 80s New Wave and his musical knowledge was second to none! A true loss to us all!

As many of you know, Dave and I were responsible for putting together the Digital 80's series which believe it or not began almost 20 years ago to the day. Our objective behind this project was simple, remaster / preserve rare vinyl tracks that may never see the light of day on official cds. Its hard to believe we had 36 volumes in this series with many more to follow! Just two weeks ago, we were going through the tracks to be used on volumes 37-40 as well as a special Canadian Only Digital 80s set. Dave was so proud of this series and was responsible for insisting I post every volume on this group because music should and needs to be shared!

As the realization sets in that Dave is no longer with us, Its hard for me to imagine doing anything music related without him but I know he would want me to continue! With that said and as hard as it may be, I will continue working on the final volumes 37-40 as well as the Canadian Edition and dedicate every volume in the series to Dave "Swerve" Myrvold!

Lastly, One of Dave's favorite songs of all time was the beautiful 1984 "Valley Of Evergreen" by Alternative Radio. I have included the link below in memory of him!

I hope the valley is as green as you pictured it Dave!

I will miss and never forget you!

Paul ... ld-8860552

(Valley Of Evergreen) ... ZekbL/view
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Re: R.I.P. Dave "Swerve" Myrvold (Digital 80's) HARDEST HITS

Postby djprep » Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:05 pm

Very saddened to read this news Paul. My deepest condolences to you and Dave's family and friends. It is always a sad day when someone so young passes at the hands of cancer. But it is especially sad when it happens to a kindred spirit of ours. Today in his honor I am listening to many of the wonderful tracks that you and Dave so unselfishly have made available to us. RIP Swerve and thank you.
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Re: R.I.P. Dave "Swerve" Myrvold (Digital 80's) HARDEST HITS

Postby jaybag » Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:54 am

Very sorry for your loss, Paul, which by extension is our community's loss. The link didn't work anymore but I found the Alternative Radio song on YouTube - it's phenomenal. R.I.P. David.
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