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"The Missing Years" blog from Who Tune part 1.

Hi everyone! The last few months, people have been asking me about my undertakings, since "I came back" 3 years ago. Well, here it is!

1976 Home recordings (a.o. Focus): (Bodegraven) the beginning

1977 Snoopy and the Peanuts (Leiden, Bodegraven, Voorschoten) Walter Kuivenhoven: guitar Jimmy Meyer: bass Kaspar Engels: drums Jos van Leeuwen: clarinet

1977 (November) – 1978 (May) The Bankers (The Hague, Bodegraven) H.F. Verhoeven: guitar, bass, piano W. L. Kouwenberg: guitar, bass B.M. Beusker: guitar, drums Cris (without “h”) Nameless: guitar, keyboards Jos van Leeuwen: elec. clarinet

1978 (June – July) Project I (The Hague) Cris Nameless: guitar, keyboards Jos van Leeuwen: elec. clarinet

1978 (November) – 1979 (May) Triffid (Bodegraven, Alphen a.d.Rijn) Recorded on May 19th, 1979 by mobile studio in Bodegraven Hans van Diggelen: elec.piano, organ, guitar, lead vocal Peter de Jeu: rhythm guitar, backing vocal Frans van Nierop: drums Bert Nagel: bass, backing vocal Helmut Vleugels: saxophone Jos van Leeuwen: elec.clarinet, backing vocal Studio recordings: Holland (H. v. Diggelen / VanLeeuwen) Friend Sand (H. v. Diggelen / VanLeeuwen) Tell Me (H. v. Diggelen / VanLeeuwen) Travelling Love (H. v. Diggelen / VanLeeuwen) Spanish Fly (H. v. Diggelen / VanLeeuwen) Peggy’ s Reggae (H. v. Diggelen / VanLeeuwen) (and a lot more recordings (live)(a.o.Cast-Iron Idol, Babbling Blues, Mean Pitiful Girl, Triffid)

1979 (Month?) Madnaaz (Ede, Wageningen) (Project II)

1980 (September: beginning of home studio) (Project III) Recordings: 1980, at home Finch – As One (clarinet) (July 12th, 1980) Focus – Focus II (clarinet) (July 12th, 1980) Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here (flute, vocal) (July 12th, 1980) Jethro Tull – Bouree (flute) (July 13th, 1980) Trace – Final Trace (clarinet) (July 13th, 1980) Jan Akkerman & Kaz Lux – There He Still Goes (flute, vocal) (July 13th, 1980) Yes – Yours Is No Disgrace (clarinet) (August 23rd, 1980) (and hours and hours of many others)

“I have decided to never digitize the home recording projects as well as Triffid tracks.” Amsterdam, November 2nd, 2009.

1981 – 2007 : See www.MySpace.com/491407345 www.WhoTune.com (search for Jos van Leeuwen) www.ReverbNation.com (search for VanLeeuwen)

More Blogs in between Comments.

Check all the nice comments, and you come across some more blog entries by VanLeeuwen. A sincere thank you for your nice reactions! Do have a look at the Pics and the Store! Listening to your music and getting back to you soon! CU.

50 tracks in the VanLeeuwen ReverbNation Store for downloading.

Hi everyone, Let me please give you an overview of the categories: Tracks 1 - 7 Xenomania / VanLeeuwen Band Tracks 8 - 30 Junction Road Band / Cadiz Tracks 31 - 39 Sessions and Soundscapes Tracks 40 - 50 Xenomania / VanLeeuwen Band Unfortunately, it is not possible yet to change the order of tracks in the ReverbNation Store. RN's partner Audiolife is working on it, ooh, not just for me, but for everybody!). So, the very last track might be the best...who knows. Thank you very much and enjoy! Stay tuned for more recordings in the Fall of 2011. Keep on playing and CU!!! Jos van Leeuwen.

VanLeeuwen  (3 months ago)

The ReverbNation Store is history. Check out the VL Store and VL Shop vids. Packages and/or single tracks? vanleeuwenmusic@live.nl Use PayPal please. Want to pay in a currency other than Eur? Please send an e-mail for the correct amount. Thank you.

My newest blog on MySpace.com/491407345

Hi everybody! I came back last Monday, November 29th; travelled a lot, and feeling somewhat exhausted, but not too tired to upload 7 Cadiz* tracks in my ReverbNation Store. (ReverbNation.com/VanLeeuwen). Uploaded next, will be 16 Junction Road Band* tracks, and 7 Xenomania/VanLeeuwen Band tracks. Once that will have been done, the total of tracks to buy in my ReverbNation Store will be 50. Possible proceeds of some indicated tracks will go to the Cancer Society. (For further details, see ReverbNation.com/VanLeeuwen) (* = will display co-composers involved; still looking for 2 co-composers (1 in North America, and 1 in Europe; they both seem to have vanished off the face of the earth) By the way, today I had a look at the New MySpace. Have to get used to it I guess. The new set up reminds me of a mixture of Facebook and ReverbNation. Keep on playing. CU! Jos VanLeeuwen

Trailers done, downloads to follow...

Hi everyone! 10 Trailers were added to the 5 songs in the "songs window" composed of 3 Junction Road Band (NL) songs, 3 Cadiz songs, and 4 others (2 Sessions, a Soundscape, and a Xenomania track). Another 30 downloads from the VanLeeuwen ReverbNation Store will become available soon (in November and December). In a few hours I'll be leaving for Germany and some other European countries,followed by going to the Canary Islands (which is actually still Europe).Continuation of uploads will start in the last week of November,and through the first half of December. Take care, CU!! Jos van Leeuwen

New tracks coming....

Hi, everyone! There are 11 tracks for sale in my ReverbNation Store at the moment. This number will increase to 50 over the next few weeks.....months. See the update dated October 2nd 2010, in my artist info window. Stay tuned, enjoy the stuff,and if you really like it..just buy it! Thanks! CU! Jos van Leeuwen.

VanLeeuwen  (3 months ago)

The ReverbNation Store is history. Check out the VL Store and VL Shop vids. Packages and/or single tracks? vanleeuwenmusic@live.nl Use PayPal please.

ReverbNation Store

Hi everyone! It's been a while and I've been travelling a lot. Anyway, I've been pretty busy: I went through all my files, converted 117 WAV files to MP3s, and will gradually upload 48 of them. The categories will be: Xenomania/VanLeeuwen Band, VanLeeuwen Soundscapes, Sessions/Improvisations, Junction Road Band (at a later stage), Cadiz (at a later stage). Today, August 17th, I opened my Store and uploaded a first track called "Chameleon" played live at the Toronto Studios. It's a straight forward kick-ass track and fun to play or listen to. My synthesized clarinet is featured in this composition. Then, I added "Secret", also played live in Toronto. The third and last track for today is taken from the audio part of a CD-ROM (documentary - slideshow on various bands I was in, solo-projects, my own bands, etc.)which is part of a CD-ROM & DVD (87 minutes live concert)package.This track is the beginning of "The Last Breath". There's a lot more to come. For now, please also check out my MySpace site MySpace.com/491407345 and my WhoTune site (search for Jos van Leeuwen). ReverbNation will be the only place where you can download my "singles". My "Packages" (see MySpace.com/491407345)can be ordered by sending an e-mail to VanLeeuwenMusic@live.nl or to my MySpace mailbox. These "Packages" exist of WAV files only. Admin through PayPal. At a later point in time I may come up with MP3 albums(packages of 2,3,and even 5 CDs equally divided and offered per CD). Buy these tracks, you won't be sorry! Thanks; I'll be back with additional uploads very soon! CU!!!

VanLeeuwen  (3 months ago)

These days, VanLeeuwen is no longer with MySpace and WhoTune. Check out the VL Store and VL Shop vids. Packages and/or single tracks? vanleeuwenmusic@live.nl Use PayPal please.

Photos and tracks.

Hi everyone, Just uploaded photos, and 7 tracks. See my comment at the bottom of my ReverbNation profile for more details. I will be travelling shortly; will be back sometime in August. Contact: VanLeeuwenMusic@live.nl Enjoy my sites, and CU! Jos van Leeuwen

Photos, Blogs, Store.

Amsterdam, June 25th, 2010. For historic blogs please visit MySpace.com/491407345 or WhoTune.com and search for Jos van Leeuwen. New blogs will also be posted here at ReverbNation. More photos will be uploaded soon. Also, for starters, 10 tracks by the instrumental Jazz Rock Fusion Band Xenomania/VanLeeuwen Band will be uploaded soon, and shortly afterwards will become available to download. I will keep you posted. CU!

VanLeeuwen  (over 1 year ago)

Historic blogs are no longer to be seen on MySpace.com/VanLeeuwen (yes, the new one!). I'm also no longer with WhoTune. Historic blogs are to be found on the "VanLeeuwen on the Net" data CD.