Karan 16


Germany   Jan 2009


Artist Bio

Influences:   Thoughts between waking and sleeping. The radio. Newspaper headlines. Overheard conversations. Trees. Everyday weirdness. Hikes through the jungle of the internet. Crows. Rainbows. The seven seas.

Eighth year FAWMer, coffee-addicted singer/songwriter, playing and singing in the German band "Singvøgel" (see website), stubborn user of her mother tongue for lyrics (don't worry, I'll provide translations), intending to have as much fun as can be possibly squeezed into the shortest month of the year.

Check out my bandmates:

How I work:
Mostly with my guitar, sometimes lyrics first, sometimes music. Recording with my Zoom H4n, mixing with Mixcraft. Occasionally I use Band in a Box. I am not very tech savvy, so don't expect professional productions here (they'll come later, in collaboration with my bandmates).

Songs (16)

#1 Von der Stille in den Klang / From Silence into Sound @sentense  29
Feb 2016
#2 Kleine Aufmunterung für Pessimisten / A Little Encouragement for Pessimists 18
Feb 2016
#3 Jenseits / Beyond 12
Feb 2016
#4 Eine Viertelstunde / A Quarter of an Hour @sentense  12
Feb 2016
#5 Harmonia 16
Feb 2016
#6 Germanisch depressiv / Germanic-depressive 13
Feb 11
#7 Trauerweiden / Weeping Willows 11
Feb 13
#8 Heimkehr / Homecoming @sentense  10
Feb 13
#9 Wild Sea @sentense  16
Feb 15
#10 Das allerletzte Wort / The very last word 9
Feb 17
#11 Vielleicht viel leichter / Perhaps much easier @sentense  8
Feb 20
#12 Vogel / Bird 13
Feb 21
#13 Die größte Kraft / The Greatest Power 10
Feb 24
#14 Wie dem auch sei / Be that as it may 7
Feb 26
#15 Lieber in den Wald / Rather in the woods @sentense  7
Feb 28
#16 Dein liebendes Herz / Your loving heart 7
Feb 29


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  • @reklov Mar 1

    Karan, mein "Halbsong" ist fertig - wenn du mal reinhorchen magst:
    Ist ja witzig: Wir haben Song-Gleichstand!

  • @irkaxx Feb 29

    Danke, dass du trotz meiner Absage an FAWM16 reinschaust

  • @misterd Feb 20

    Thankyou Karan for your kind words !

  • @popmythology  Feb 20

    Oh, yes, I absolutely agree with that. Creative and intuitive people especially can sometimes get an inkling without even trying. And I also believe that with focus, cultivation and time we can get more than just a glimpse or an inkling....

  • @popmythology  Feb 20

    Thank you so much, Karan, for your comment on my song for my dog.

  • @timfatchen  Feb 20

    Thank you Karan for the applause! Temperature here: we live in the cool hills above Adelaide...although we should still be in height of summer, current maximum is only around 33-34C (though it was supposed to be 40C yesterday). Temperatures in the desert: highest I was out in was 49C officially, car thermometer said 56C at the point where one of the engine fans melted off its bearings!

  • @arthurrossi Feb 18

    I would like to thank you so much for your fantastic comment!

  • @jaegerin  Feb 18

    Thanks for your comment. Yeah that's *exactly* what I was thinking of. (am fine though)

  • @shac  Feb 18

    What are the chances?! There were only a few words really so I think it's handled already. There are a few app users from Germany I think so it's top of the list Glad you found the app useful, and thanks for the comment on the song!

  • @shac  Feb 17

    You're smashing it with 10 already! Nice.

    Here's a code, let me know how it goes! 46U9Z2GHNGE9FHATGBDYMFX

    (Oh, and I was looking in to getting German translations done for the app text only today!)

  • @igg  Feb 16

    Thanks for commenting on Life's Salad Bar!!!!

  • @timfatchen  Feb 15

    Ha. " Lullaby of the Lambs" was brought about because I finally saw the film "The Big Short" which I hugely recommend both as entertainment and education. And I am ashamed, a little, because whilst the lullaby lays the blame at the feet of the short traders, the reality--as I was told by economists back in 2008-9 but couldn't believe--is that the shorters were perhaps the only honest bunch in the market, and the real villains were the central banks, the ratings agencies, and the governments. Sorry, change all that to present tense, because it appears nothing has changed. No one went to prison. Well, one small-time crook. One. From the destruction of the world's financial system. One. (PS See the film!)

  • @timfatchen  Feb 15

    xxx I'm not really wicked, just truthful!

  • @clioem Feb 15

    Thanks for taking time to listen AND read

  • @cts  Feb 13

    Hi @karan - the audio has been applied to the song @marklberry wrote!

  • @ustaknow Feb 13

    Hey @karan -- thanks for the authentic encouragement!

  • @timfatchen  Feb 13

    for the technology horrors!

  • @gentlemanrocker Feb 2016

    Danke für deinen Kommentar.

  • @the3queens  Feb 2016

    Thank you for your kind comments Karan.

  • @popmythology  Feb 2016

    Thank you! We're getting so much love on "Count Dooku," thank you.

  • @dragondreams  Feb 2016

    Oops! Sorry about that. But you shouldn't be tempted by coffee just before bed! <grin>

  • @andrasta  Feb 2016

    Du wirst lauter ganz total völlig wunderbare Sachen machen!

  • @tamsnumber4  Feb 2016

    Thanks for visiting "Go Our Own Way", I appreciate it!

  • @arthurrossi Feb 2016

    Vielen, vielen Dank fuer den netten Kommentar!

  • @dragondreams  Feb 2016

    Thank you loads! And you've made me and my guitar blush.

  • @marklberry  Feb 2016

    Karan, Thanks. Demo in the works.

  • @jaegerin  Feb 2016

    Happy FAWM to you too

  • @hummingbear Feb 2016

    Thanks, Karan, for your comment! It means so much coming from you! (I browsed last year's FAWM and liked your Thesaurus Rex so very much.)

  • @dragondreams  Feb 2016

    Thank you so much, Karan. Glad the title amused you!

  • @pambowen1  Feb 2016

    Thanks, Karan, for reading my "Too Smart" lyric. Yes, when you run in brainy circles you meet a lot of these folks.

  • @sheamiejay  Feb 2016

    Thanks, Karan! Looking forward to campfire testing it!

  • @jinx  Feb 2016

    Hi Karan! Can't wait to read your heart-touchingly gorgeous lyrics this year

  • @vikkiflawith  Feb 2016

    hey hey happy FAWM!

  • @cloudhopper Feb 2016

    hi karan! 🎸

  • @thetau  Jan 2016

    Hey Karan
    Just checking in from across the pond

  • @lazykat Jan 2016

    Thanks for welcoming me! Happy FAWMing
    I'm watching you

  • @roy  Jan 2016

    It is so good to see you here again, Karan! You always manage to inspire and amaze with your creations... I am very much looking forward to hearing what you cook up this year!

  • @michaelepic Jan 2016

    Karaaaaaaaaaan w00t! Hey you! Glad to see you back for F A W M 2016! Lets set it on FYAAAAAAH eh?

  • @dukemeyer Jan 2016

    Huhuuu! Zappelzappel hibbelhibbel bibberbibber wackel freu!

  • @lanasolyluna Jan 2016

    Hi there! Welcome back.

  • @reklov Jan 2016

    Hi Karan! Danke für deinen Gruß!
    Ich hab mich beizeiten schon mal durch deine Songs durchgeklickt und fand sie echt pfiffig und kreativ! Hab noch keine Ahnung, wie das mit mir und FAWM laufen wird, aber ich bin gespannt!

  • @tootoobee  Jan 2016

    *waves" Hi Happy FAWMing!

  • @sapient  Jan 2016

    So nice to see you again!

  • @ericdistad  Jan 2016

    Great to see you back Karan! Have a great FAWM!

  • @gentlemanrocker Jan 2016

    Hi there.

  • @jendistad  Jan 2016

    Hi Karan! I'm so glad to see you back!

  • @ryuu Jan 2016

    Welcome back, too!

  • @andygetch  Jan 2016

    Hi Karan, have a good FAWM!

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  • @axl  Jan 2016

    I'm full of Wiedersehensfreude

  • @cts  Jan 2016

    *singing voice* Hiiiiiiiiiiiii!

  • @sherrycanary  Jan 2016

    Hi Karan
    Happy FAWMing!

  • @the3queens  Jan 2016

    Happy FAWMing Karan!

  • @wyatt  Jan 2016

    Gettin' ready to roll, Karan !!

  • @oddbod  Jan 2016

    Hi there, it was really nice to meet you at the FOP in London last year. A memorable and fun afternoon/evening. Hope you have a great FAWM.

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  • @philkmills  Jan 2016

    I'm glad to see that you're here again!

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  • @nancyrost  Jan 2016

    Hello hello!