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:
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. 😀
Thank you Klaus for all your wonderful comments on my music. I really appreciate your listening to it.
Thanks Klaus for having a listen to Are You Out There? I really like what Marthie did with it. 😀
Hey, Thanx for the comments and especially your wonderfully funny tunes! I hope to see you at 50/90!
Hey Klaus I hope you get to feeling better... Headaches and toothaches can be miserable! ☮&♥
Thank you so much for commenting on my song.
Okei, palataan asiaan heinäkuussa.
Hi Klaus, thank you for your warm comment and support.
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! 😀
Thanks for the kind words Klaus, glad you enjoyed the EP! 😀
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
Thanks Klaus. If there are any of my lyrics you want to do, let me know.
Klaus! Thanks so much for your beautiful and profound comment! I enjoyed reading it a lot! 😀
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.
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
Congratulations on making it to the Century Club! 😀
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!
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.
You really are a genius, BTW 😀
Klaus, thank you for the kind words you posted on my Soundboard and for your comments on my song "Klaus" too! 😀
Klaus, thank you for commenting on Embers and Ashes. 😀
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.
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! 😀
Klaus, thank you for mainlining "Blow That Horn Mister Engineer". A hobo hopes it will stay on the main line and not get sidetracked.
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 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!
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.
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!
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 😁
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.
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!
Hey Klaus! Thanks for your comments on "Threads of Fire". Yeah, I suppose it is a wee bit racey. You think too much?
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. 😀
I still don't see KISS in your fellow FAWMer-suggested influence list! 😁
And another thank you for listening and commenting to Gone.
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.
Thanks so much for your kind words on What We Love! Second time today you've made me cry happy tears
Thanks Klaus for looking at my Patsy song!
Thanks for listening to the metalfootlings' stuff, klaus! Greatly appreciated, and such positive comments too! - metalfoot
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.
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.
Vaikeaksi menee. Oletko jo keksinyt mitä me nyt tehdään kun toi metallijalkakin sai tietää salaisesta suunnitelmasta valloittaa Kanada ja kähveltää kaikki kalat?
I think gloriously over the top would be a better phrase! Thanks for your comments on my 'classical' attempts.
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.
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!
Thanks for your comments on "Choose Love". Much appreciated.
I listened to your song and you are truly a genius
good to see you...look forward to hearing you as well... David
Thanks for the comments!
Heya, man. Good to see you around these parts.
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.
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???? 😁
Thanks for your feedback on "Missing Pieces" 😀
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?
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 😀
Thanks Klaus! Now you 😀
I have never seen my username in Finnish before. I feel special now. (re: one comment on levesinet's wall)
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 😀
Thanks again Klaus. Funny about the frog!
Joo, katotaan miten käy. Hitaat on vähän luontevampia.
Just checking in to wish you happy Fawming!
Yoo Hoo!! I'm on my way - not there yet but hope to be soon!!!
Hi Klaus hope you're well
Hi, Klaus. 😀 Sounds like you're in fine fettle. 😉 Have a great FAWM!
(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.
Klaus, thanks for the feedback ... appreciated!
Klaus! Hi! Nice to see around these parts. 😀
Hi Klaus! Not sure how much I will write yet. Have a great time this year around!
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.
Thank you Klaus for your warm comment on my Sculpture 😀
Thanks for stopping by. "New Grub Street" is great ... hope you get a chance to read it!
Oh thanks for stopping by! Your comments mean so much to me!
Hello Klaus, good to hear from you again.
Found you last year so looking forward to hearing from you again. Anyone with such a diet must have some moves.
Moro! No mut tänä vuonna sitten! Pidetään peukkuja et pysytään terveinä!
Moi! Good to see you back! Looking forward to seeing what you've got cooking.
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
Hey, mister Klaus! I am very happy to see you here again! Have a great time!
Hi Klaus! Welcome back...and yes, you truly are a genius! 😀
Yes sir, I will be FAWMing. I look forward to hearing your epic creations once again.
hiya klaus! i love your bio!
but what is your avatar saying? i have always wanted to know
Klaus!!! the man for sure....
have a beautiful fawm...
Klaus!! Good to hear from you! Of course I'll be FAWMing! I'm looking forward to hearing what you come up with!
Thanks Klaus! Looking forward to it!
Yep FAWM number five - it's cinq or swim 😀 Look forward to hearing what you come up with this FAWM
Thank you Klaus, hope you enjoy the creativity month.
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!
Ha, thanks Klaus! Depends on your perspective, from where I was standing we both looked like donkeys! Have a good one!
Hi Klaus, Happy and Creative February!
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
Hey, Klaus! 😁 Let the good riffs roll!
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)