klaus 7

@klaus 

Helsinki Finland   Jan 2013

Artist Bio

Influences:   My influences according to comments given to me during last 50/90 are: Beatles (12), Beach Boys & Brian Wilson (4), Kinks (3), Elvis Costello (3), NRBQ (2), Who (2), Rutles (2), Doors, Grease & Happy Days, early Doug Sham, Three Stooges, Bach, Belle and Sebastian, Morrissey, Status Quo, "almost Nick Drake-like", Monty Python, Bowie, Fleetwood Mac, Fifth Dimension, Carole King, The Damned and Captain Sensible and Eric Bogle. And gosh and golly gee - I agree! :)

FAWM 2017! FAWM 2017! FAWM 2017! FAWM 2017! FAWM 2017!

Hello everybody! I'm Klaus from Finland. I eat polar bears for breakfast and reindeers for supper. Been known as a silly person.

Fawm 2015 I did only six songs. Right in the middle of February I had to go to surgery. But now I'm back, healthy and sane again. Yes, I am sane. I AM!!!

This year I think I'm gonna do some folk-techno, death metal children songs, hardcore punk Christmas songs and some minimalistic progressive music - think John Cage meets Yes. 😀

I will return comments so please give me lots and lots of comments. I'll take anything from "Well, I listened your song" to " You TRULY are a GENIUS!!!!!!!! " and everything in-between.

If you want to say something constructive and if you squeeze it between two positive remarks I can live with that.

And since English is not my first language it's alright if you kindly correct my lyrics if they sound funny somehow to your English-speaking ears. 😀

I hope everyone has a wonderful time and a mighty majestic Fawm 2017!

Here is a link to my 50/90 song page from last year:
http://fiftyninety.fawmers.org/user/k...

UPDATE! UPDATE! UPDATE! UPDATE!

Tuesday the 28th of February

Well, that's it for me, folks, demowise. I've been sick. Toothaches and headaches. Lost a lot of time because of that. I have some finished songs, but I'd rather just keep my word on returning comments. It bugs me that I couldn't comment more quickly.

Next year I'll do more simple demos or something so I can comment when it counts the most - that is within a day or two from getting a comment.

I'll still be around in March. Big thanks to everybody for listening and collabing! You are such a wonderful people. I feel wonderful too. 😀

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  • @audrey  Mar 12

    Thank you Klaus for all your wonderful comments on my music. I really appreciate your listening to it.

  • @cindyrella  Mar 7

    Thanks Klaus for having a listen to Are You Out There? I really like what Marthie did with it. 😀

  • @fuzzy  Mar 1

    Hey, Thanx for the comments and especially your wonderfully funny tunes! I hope to see you at 50/90!

  • @gemhughs Mar 1

    Hey Klaus I hope you get to feeling better... Headaches and toothaches can be miserable! ☮&♥

  • @acousticmaddie  Mar 1

    Thank you so much for commenting on my song.

  • @levesinet Feb 28

    Okei, palataan asiaan heinäkuussa.

  • @musicsongwriter Feb 28

    Hi Klaus, thank you for your warm comment and support.
    Nadia

  • @dawn1 Feb 27

    Thanks Klaus for taking the time to listen and comment on 'seeing red' - it was a quick sketch to show Cynthia what I'd done with her lyrics. Thanks! 😀

  • @lazyafro Feb 26

    Thanks for the kind words Klaus, glad you enjoyed the EP! 😀

  • @cynthiawolff  Feb 26

    Hi Klaus,
    I put everything on hold and try and do Fawm 100%
    Oh yeah and I don't have a job, kids, or obligations..
    I have a husband who takes care of everything..
    So you see I''m not superwoman...far from it..
    FAWM is my favorite time of the year..so I just try and squeeze every bit of goodness from it. Xxc

  • @cindyrella  Feb 26

    Thanks Klaus. If there are any of my lyrics you want to do, let me know.

  • @arthurrossi Feb 24

    Klaus! Thanks so much for your beautiful and profound comment! I enjoyed reading it a lot! 😀

  • @iwilleatyou Feb 22

    Cheers on listening to Christine. Good observation on the second coming of Christ.
    Yes, It is a song about Christ, but in no way whatsoever religious (I'm not religious at all. Find it too dumb and boring to be honest). It's about a very special being i met who had shown me what the Christ consciousness (for lack of a better term) can be.

  • @sherrycanary  Feb 21

    Hey Klaus
    Glad you like what I did with Sweet Jazz Music. It was so much fun. I love those short snappy words that almost sound like scat.
    It rolled off like I have sung it many times 😀
    Look forward to future collabs

  • @yam655  Feb 21

    Congratulations on making it to the Century Club! 😀

  • @sherrycanary  Feb 21

    Sweet Jazz Music is done!!! Should I email it to you first?
    Don't know if I am on your watch-list...so I guess I need to be:-).
    Really happy with it, and hope you are too!

  • @cindyrella  Feb 20

    Thanks Klaus. What I seem to repeatedly come across is such strong thoughts on our flag (which as you say is a symbol), while spreading hate to anyone who dares me different in their views.

  • @sherrycanary  Feb 20

    You really are a genius, BTW 😀

  • @pamgrisham  Feb 20

    Klaus, thank you for the kind words you posted on my Soundboard and for your comments on my song "Klaus" too! 😀

  • @pamgrisham  Feb 17

    Klaus, thank you for commenting on Embers and Ashes. 😀

  • @nikke88 Feb 16

    Moro!

    Tehdään vain collab, käy mulle vallan mainiosti. Pistän WAV-muodossa biisin DropBoxiini. Pistä vaikka joku tunnistettava sähköposti meikän profiilissa olevaan osoitteeseen, niin saan osoitteesi, johon lähettää latauslinkin.

  • @klaus  Feb 16

    Dear Fellow Fawmers! I have been absent from Fawm these couple of days. Got some toothaches and headaches from toothaches. Couldn't even go to work yesterday. Darnest of darn! I hope to get back to the business ( posting demos, listening, commenting etc ) as soon as possible. I'm not done yet! 😀

  • @kingwoodkowboy  Feb 16

    Klaus, thank you for mainlining "Blow That Horn Mister Engineer". A hobo hopes it will stay on the main line and not get sidetracked.

  • @gemhughs Feb 15

    Thanks for all of the kind comments on the "dreams" songs. After listening to your songs here and several of those from your "50/90 song page from last year" link, your creations make me appreciate your comments even more. As we craft our songs we all would do well to remember the words of some outstanding songwriter who once sang "with a luck like this all I have is yesterday" 😀.
    Thanks again!

  • @jwhanberry  Feb 12

    Klaus, thanks for listening and commenting on "Blow That Horn Mr Engineer". It was a lot of fun doing that one. @kingwoodkowboy puts out some lyrics doesn't he! This is the third one of his I've done. Good fun stuff.

  • @guatecoop  Feb 12

    Thanks Klaus! That was very nice of you to say. By the way, I love Finland... The first and only time I ate lamprey was there, haha. I find Finland to be very friendly. I have some very fun times with Finnish friends of mine here in the US. Kippis!

  • @atitlan Feb 12

    The weekend releases weren't planned - it's just worked out that way with the stage songs have been at towards the end of the week - and having more time to make progress.

  • @francessmith Feb 12

    Thanks for your nice comment on my song "And brave", it ended up with a very long verse so I had to work quite hard on the melody. On your song, I did enjoy your move into satire!

  • @alamous Feb 12

    thanks for the comment, and as it happens, the Jayhawks are a huge favourite for me personally. I had to listen for Hyvää Yötä Maailma since I couldn't remember it but after listening to it I can definately understand what you were going for! I kinda like the energy in your song more though 😁

  • @francessmith Feb 9

    Had a listen to your serious songs. They are very inventive, and interesting ideas, which is no surprise. Originality always add value in songwriting. They sound good too! But if you prefer to entertain just with humour that is just as valuable, and maybe even more so, as humour can be a very powerful tool.

  • @francessmith Feb 8

    Thanks for your comment on "Fire". For about 6 months or so I've really been "practising" recording the songs as well as writing them. Because of that I seem to have developed more of a musical identity. Strange! Anyway, look forward to hearing more songs from you, that John Cage style thing sounds interesting. Your funny songs are always very entertaining, but it would be interesting to hear something more serious, as well!

  • @kc5 Feb 8

    Hey Klaus! Thanks for your comments on "Threads of Fire". Yeah, I suppose it is a wee bit racey. You think too much?

  • @aprilm Feb 8

    You really are too kind but I welcome your appreciative comments! Everything To Me is one of the songs I think I will develop and re-record after February is over. 😀

  • @toms  Feb 8

    I still don't see KISS in your fellow FAWMer-suggested influence list! 😁

  • @alboe Feb 8

    And another thank you for listening and commenting to Gone.

  • @alboe Feb 8

    Hey Klaus.
    Catching up on my thankyou's.
    So....... thank you for listening and commenting to Wait But Why.
    Steely Dan and the Beatles???? I can only wish.

  • @aprilm Feb 8

    Thanks so much for your kind words on What We Love! Second time today you've made me cry happy tears

  • @ladyred Feb 8

    <3

  • @cindyrella  Feb 8

    Thanks Klaus for looking at my Patsy song!

  • @metalfootlings Feb 7

    Thanks for listening to the metalfootlings' stuff, klaus! Greatly appreciated, and such positive comments too! - metalfoot

  • @alboe Feb 7

    Klaus you have such a good ear, your comment about the melody "It's not very sad, more like looking back to good old day, good memories and such" is spot on.
    It was intended as a "I think about him and even though I'm sad I still have a smile on my face" melody and not just a mourning tune.
    Thank you for listening and your ever wise comments.

  • @levesinet Feb 7

    No jos siinä on melodia ja säestyksen tynkää niin ehkä saan jotain aikaiseksi. Usein kyllä sanoituskin vaikuttaa orkesteriefekteihin.

    P.S. Mä en tiedä mistään mastereista. On vaan vaihe missä muutan WAVin MP3:ksi nettiä varten.

  • @levesinet Feb 7

    Vaikeaksi menee. Oletko jo keksinyt mitä me nyt tehdään kun toi metallijalkakin sai tietää salaisesta suunnitelmasta valloittaa Kanada ja kähveltää kaikki kalat?

  • @atitlan Feb 7

    I think gloriously over the top would be a better phrase! Thanks for your comments on my 'classical' attempts.

  • @aprilm Feb 7

    Thank you so much for your kind words. You brought tears to my eyes that you would go out of your way to compliment my voice. I appreciate that so much, it's not easy to express.

  • @metalfoot  Feb 6

    The real trick to my productivity is to forswear eating and sleeping and human interaction 😉
    Joking aside, I'm just in a groove where my brain is spitting out ideas, and I just quickly note them, record them, and move along. I love your stuff and will keep on listening!

  • @jwhanberry  Feb 6

    Thanks for your comments on "Choose Love". Much appreciated.

  • @cynthiawolff  Feb 4

    I listened to your song and you are truly a genius

  • @mctown Feb 4

    good to see you...look forward to hearing you as well... David

  • @ttg105  Feb 4

    Thanks for the comments!

  • @tcelliott  Feb 4

    Heya, man. Good to see you around these parts.

  • @lvgd09 Feb 4

    Thanks for checking that out for me Klaus....much appreciated. I lots of music so I'll be putting more on that google play. This year, wow, I got no vocals but a few instrumental ideas. I haven't done this stuff since last year about this time.

  • @johnstaples  Feb 3

    Thank you for you lovely comments on Choose Love!

    Now...where are the Klaus songs so I can feel like FAWM 2017 has truly started???? 😁

  • @chandra83  Feb 3

    Thanks for your feedback on "Missing Pieces" 😀

  • @toms  Feb 3

    Thank you, Klaus, for your kind comment. I personally try to avoid vulgarity, but it was cathartic. 😀 Got any music in the pipeline for us?

  • @kristi  Feb 3

    Thanks, Klaus, for your kind comments on my first lyric there. aprilm added her demo if you're interested: http://fawm.org/songs/66430/

  • @sherrycanary  Feb 3

    Hey Klaus, Thank you for coming over to listen to my political satire song What a Lovely World We Live In. It was so not what I first intended, but I'm glad you enjoyed it and that I got the point across.
    How do you cook your polar bears? Always wanted a recipe 😀

  • @metalfoot  Feb 2

    I do feel special. @levesinet 's orchestral additions to Summer Thunder were beautiful and amazing. I'd love to hear what he could do with one of your songs. 😀

  • @ferry0123 Feb 2

    Thanks Klaus! Now you 😀

  • @metalfoot  Feb 2

    I have never seen my username in Finnish before. I feel special now. (re: one comment on levesinet's wall)

  • @headfirstonly  Feb 2

    Hi Klaus - good to hear from you! Man, two days in and I haven't touched a guitar; that's what work does to the muse. But it's nearly the weekend, and then we'll see what happens 😀

  • @cindyrella  Feb 2

    Thanks again Klaus. Funny about the frog!

  • @levesinet Feb 2

    Joo, katotaan miten käy. Hitaat on vähän luontevampia.

  • @sherrycanary  Feb 2

    Hi Klaus
    Just checking in to wish you happy Fawming!

  • @dee Feb 2

    Yoo Hoo!! I'm on my way - not there yet but hope to be soon!!!

    Hi Klaus hope you're well

    Dee

  • @donna  Feb 2

    Hi, Klaus. 😀 Sounds like you're in fine fettle. 😉 Have a great FAWM!

  • @majordanby  Feb 2

    (Karl here hijacking Dan's account).

    Thanks for the feedback, on "Sunshine". I normally write nonsense lyrics, but I'm currently pretty unwell, this is tries to reflect that whilst refusing to be negative; however some lines sneak in because they sound good.

  • @powerstars Feb 1

    Good to see you @klaus! St. Paul is ready to rock, and I hope Helsinki is too. 😀

  • @ajna1960  Feb 1

    Happy FAWMing @klaus 😀 Yes please to collabing this year 😀 and thank you so much for asking 😀

  • @ttg105  Feb 1

    Klaus, thanks for the feedback ... appreciated!

  • @valeriecox  Feb 1

    Klaus! Hi! Nice to see around these parts. 😀

  • @marijequerida Feb 1

    Hi Klaus! Not sure how much I will write yet. Have a great time this year around!

  • @gordon Feb 1

    Hi Klaus, good to hear from you again. I look forward to your very unique on pop. You rarely disappoint sir! Have a good one yourself.

  • @cindyrella  Feb 1

    Thank you Klaus for your warm comment on my Sculpture 😀

  • @ttg105  Feb 1

    Thanks for stopping by. "New Grub Street" is great ... hope you get a chance to read it!

  • @kahlo2013  Feb 1

    Oh thanks for stopping by! Your comments mean so much to me!

  • @francessmith Feb 1

    Hello Klaus, good to hear from you again.

  • @majordanby  Feb 1

    Found you last year so looking forward to hearing from you again. Anyone with such a diet must have some moves.

  • @juoppis  Feb 1

    Moro! No mut tänä vuonna sitten! Pidetään peukkuja et pysytään terveinä!

  • @philmcmill  Feb 1

    Moi! Good to see you back! Looking forward to seeing what you've got cooking.

  • @lvgd09 Feb 1

    Hi Klaus, thanks for dropping by and hope this year turns out as good as last year. So far I got nothing though...lol.

    I updated my profile with a link to my last years FAWM. Hopefully the link works right and I am doing it the right way. I mean, putting my record up for people to buy. I don't expect any buyers but I promised I would try when I handed over the 25 bucks a few years back. I just wanted somebody to check if my link was working ok. Not trying to sell anything. We don't sell music in here...lol If that does work then I have other music I can put on google artist hub. Talk to you soon. Thanks Klaus

  • @lvgd09 Feb 1

    oops

  • @arthurrossi Feb 1

    Hey, mister Klaus! I am very happy to see you here again! Have a great time!

  • @rickamorphis  Feb 1

    Hi Klaus! Welcome back...and yes, you truly are a genius! 😀

  • @pbtaylorjr  Feb 1

    Yes sir, I will be FAWMing. I look forward to hearing your epic creations once again.

  • @tinam Feb 1

    hiya klaus! i love your bio!
    but what is your avatar saying? i have always wanted to know

  • @cynthiawolff  Jan 31

    Klaus!!! the man for sure....
    have a beautiful fawm...

  • @fuzzy  Jan 31

    Klaus!! Good to hear from you! Of course I'll be FAWMing! I'm looking forward to hearing what you come up with!

  • @andygetch  Jan 31

    Hi Klaus!

  • @kc5 Jan 31

    Thanks Klaus! Looking forward to it!

  • @atitlan Jan 31

    Yep FAWM number five - it's cinq or swim 😀 Look forward to hearing what you come up with this FAWM

  • @jamkar  Jan 31

    Klaus!

  • @wolfkier  Jan 31

    😀

  • @musicsongwriter Jan 31

    Thank you Klaus, hope you enjoy the creativity month.
    Nadia

  • @stephenwordsmith Jan 31

    Hi, Klaus. You always have a way of bringing a smile to my face. I got as far through your profile as your dietary habits and laughed a little too loudly.

    Good luck for FAWM!

  • @vomvorton  Jan 31

    Ha, thanks Klaus! Depends on your perspective, from where I was standing we both looked like donkeys! Have a good one!

  • @musicsongwriter Jan 31

    Hi Klaus, Happy and Creative February!
    Nadia

  • @karlsburg25  Jan 31

    Ha ha, Cheers Klaus but i think the only influences you'll hear is how bad Indian guitars are! although eyes peeled for a harmonium (if the shop ill let me borrow one!). HAppy fawming mate

  • @toms  Jan 31

    Hey, Klaus! 😁 Let the good riffs roll!

  • @levesinet Jan 31

    Kyllä olen valmis ja jos jätät sopivasti tilaa jollekin raidalle niin voisin vaikkapa lisätä taustalle sinfoniaorkesteria. (Oh you betcha. Hey, leave some space into a track and I'm gonna mix in some orchestra. I mean if you want.) 8)