If there was one song that people have asked me what it's about more than any other, it would be this one. Not only what it's about, but what, or who, is a vanderveen? There are a handful of people who I've told because I knew they either wouldn't care, or they would find it amusing and there are another handful that asked me, and I reluctantly told them as I watched their complete dissapointment with my explanation wash over their face. Almost like telling a kid that Santa isnt real so...I no longer explain what it's about. I've realized that even the most elaborate explanation of what the song's about, what each lyric means probably pales in comparison to the listener's own imagination as the song flows through their mind. That's what so special about songs and music, it can mean something different to everyone who listens to it, and that's more important than any intent I may or may not have had when trying to explain who or what a vanderveen is. If you ask any hardcore leaderhouse fan what their favorite leaderhouse song is, they might say vanderveen, or they might not but judging from the reaction this song brought in live, it was easily the most popular song we ever played. Below is a cover of it sung by a talented singer named Arden Alfonse. The trickiest part of playing this song live was getting the tremolo pedal and the wah pedal to fall into that perfect "whuck-a-kuk-a "groove, once it did though, it was a beautiful thing!
Vanderveen - Arden Alfonse
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