Influences: Other people's heartbeat (or even Mother Earth's), rain & storm, unexpected dreams, unpaid bills, ufos in my brain, the sound of the sea, dead friends and living trees, forgotten tales, a stranger's smile.
Living in a village not far away from Heidelberg, I am the dark voice of the Singvøgel (@karan and @sentense are the other ones). Born 1959, I drank the sound and culture of old american blues, during my younger days (Leadbelly, John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters and so on) – although I never became a blues singer or player, but that's another story. Grown up with the background of 60ties and 70ties rock heroes (including punk movement, as it was – but especially the German version of experimental punk of the late 70ties, early 80ties), I always loved music as some kind of adventure – something to burn my bleeding heart, or an exciting way to extend the borders of my hungry soul. And to meet people. FAWMer since 2010: wonderful community here!
Also sticking to my personal roots, I love the sound of Deutsch, my mother's language. My little daily money I get by working as a free actor – not the easiest way to survive (even when some kind of luxury means more to you than some essential stuff), but – being a lover and a loved one: as a typical creature of the Great Ones (Goddesses and Gods) – I can say that I'm a lucky man.
Check out my bandmates:
...and my friends @ansgar , @ryuu , @wurzelfrau, @grenzgaengerin !
|1||I Have A Dream||
|2||Aus dem Vergessen (Out Of Oblivion)||
|3||Plätze himmlischen Friedens (Tiananmen Squares Anywhere)||
|4||Der Siegeszug der Eichhörnchen (Triumph of the Squirrels)||
|5||Ode an den Tod (Ode To Death)||
|6||Großer Adler (Great Eagle)||
|7||Einmal und dann immer (Once And Then Always)||
|8||Pan und Selene (Pan and Selene) @wurzelfrau||
|9||Wiedersehen (When We Will Meet Again)||
|11||Tabus (Taboos) - cripple rock version||
|12||Tabus (Taboos) - cripple chanson version||
|13||Tabus (Taboos) - crap rap version||
|14||Saurierdämmerung (Dusk Of The Dinosaurs)||
|15||Primaten im All (Primates In The Universe)||
|16||Dies ist mein Land (This Is My Country)||
|17||Heute nacht (Tonight)||
@ansgar Mar 1
Sag mal, wie viel CD´s wollt Ihr dieses Jahr nochmal aufnehmen? Dein Output puls der von Karan und Sven = ...
Herzlichen Glückwunsch zu 17 fawmtastischen Songs!
@johnstaples Feb 22
Duke, thank you so much for listening to Broken Dreams and for your kind and generous words!!! You made my day!
@jinx Feb 19
Dear Duke, thank you for the wonderful comment on "Prayer of the Hemispheres"... it was truly touching to me to read your reaction. I think it is every songwriter's dream (or at least mine!) to be able to connect with people emotionally in this way. I'm so happy that my song did that for you. <3
@jamesstaubes Feb 18
Yacht Rock? From urban dictionary: Another name for the adult-contemporary musical movement in the late 1970's and the early 1980's. It was defined mostly by its smooth sound. Popular Yacht Rockers include: Kenny Loggins, the Doobie Brothers, and Steely Dan.
From Wikipedia: "Yacht rock" is a pejorative name used retrospectively to refer to the soft rock format that peaked in popularity between the years of 1975 and 1984. In part, the term relates to the stereotype of the yuppie yacht owner, enjoying smooth music while out for a sail. Additionally, since sailing was a popular leisure activity in Southern California, many "yacht rockers" made nautical references in their lyrics, videos, and album artwork, particularly the anthemic track "Sailing" by Christopher Cross. Notable artists also include Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins, Boz Scaggs, Steely Dan and Toto.
@jamesstaubes Feb 18
Veilen Dank for the comments and for listening!
@jcameron Feb 17
Don't worry, I wasn't saying you got the idea from me or anything. My song wasn't about Tourette's, and I wasn't really thinking of it, I just thought "FLUFFY BUNNIES" would be an amusing random thing to shout in a metal song.
@shay Feb 14
Thank you kindly for the comment on Lullabies & Butterflies.
@jamkar Feb 11
@karan Feb 7
And some things just can not be said (or sung) often enough!
@karan Feb 6
Hach, ich muß' Dich grad mal virtuell umärmeln!
@dragondreams Feb 5
Lovely to see you here again. And I can't wait to get home to take a listen to your songs!
@grenzgaengerin Feb 3
BUssi - freu mich auf Dein sein!
@ansgar Feb 3
Hiho Duke! Bin schon sehr gespannt auf Deine heißen Songs!
@jinx Feb 1
Hi Duke! Danke für deinen sehr schönen Kommentar auf "Jimmy" – das hat mir zum Lächeln gebracht. Ich freue mich 1) dass du es toll fandest, und 2) auf deine Lieder!
@meadows Jan 31
Kuckuck! Dieses Jahr sollte es ja wohl mal klappen mit einer Collab, was?
@sentense Jan 31
@explodingmary Jan 31
Good to see you back, my friend!
@wurzelfrau Jan 31
@ryuu Jan 31
Huhu Großer! Freu' mich auf Deine Songs!
@karan Jan 31