Originally intended for Passing Through this is one of Van’s last compositions. Joey Sardino took his acoustic guitar demo and made a full on country track. Why it didn’t make the final album is unknown.
Author: Will Conroy
I’ll Be Dammed
Van’s last known demo. He wrote this song in the summer of 1995 performed it live a few times and made this demo sometime in 1996. Despite his own claims of losing his muse, this song clearly shows that he hadn’t lost his songwriting touch.
Another alternate mix from “Cure for a Broken Heart”.
Here is an alternate mix from “Cure for a Broken Heart”.
This unique love ballad for Lindsey was never released. In my interviews with her she claimed that she always kept it close to her heart. When I finally met Van in 2002 it was this song he played for me on the piano.
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Van Gaux Lives! An enhanced eBook Launching July 1 in Berkeley, CA
To celebrate the release of the enhanced eBook, Van Gaux Lives! Author Vincent Anthony Furia will host a free event July 1 at the fabulous and intimate Back Room in Berkeley. This one time only event will feature free adult refreshments, poster signings, and a special performance that will feature readings from the book as well as […]
When I was a child I used to love roller coasters. My family would make regular trips to Disneyland to ride the Matterhorn and later Space Mountain. As a teenager, Jackie and I frequented Six Flags Magic Mountain where we rode the terrifying Colossus. I outgrew my fascination with roller coasters, as my life gradually […]
My name is Will Conroy. For several years, at the turn of the century, I was a writer for Rolling Stone. For over a decade I’ve been a nervous expatriate living in Amsterdam. I have a message to send to the pop music fans of the world: Van Gaux Lives! For some of you that […]
This rare gem was written in Los Angeles about the then 17 year-old Leia Phelps. It was a great example of Van’s latter day songwriting and was featured in most of of his final solo performances.