Karney

Karney

BandAlternativeSinger/Songwriter

Biography

KARNEY, already a vibrant part of the Bay Area's Alternative Rock scene, is branching out to fans throughout the west coast and other parts of the country through Internet simulcasts, print and radio coverage, as well as frequent regional touring.

Last year she did extensive touring in California and the Pacific North West. She also went as far as NYC where she performed at the historic venue, The Bitterend, and then continued north playing clubs in upstate NY.

Collaboration is essential to Karney's recordings; before she released her first solo recordings she worked with artists such as Linda Perry of 4 Non-Blonds, and godfather of funk George Clinton. Karney not only blends influences ranging from punk, middle eastern, and latino to the flower-powered music and politics of her hometown San Francisco, but also enjoys direct cross pollination with many artists.

She has worked most recently with PSM Recording's Steffen Franz with who co-produced the single 'My Little Bush.' The single also enjoyed the studio talents of mixer Dennis Bovell and engineering by Bill Ortiz. Reggae veteran Dennis Bovell is a producer, solo artist, and founding member of Matumbi, a venerated reggae act from the UK, while Bill Ortiz engineers records, founded Babyfat Music, and plays trumpet for Santana.

Karney currently applies her considerable singer/songwriter talents to both her own material and compositions commissioned by clients in the multimedia and computer gaming industries. Her crossover Ambient Electronic and Groove sounds provide accompaniment for Sim City 3000, Sim City 3000 Ultimate, The Sims House Party, as well as scores for The Showtime Channel and Hewlet Packard national ad campaigns. She has also composed full music scores for LucasArts XBox(tm) games, and online games.

Lyrics

Out Of Body

Written By: Karney™ © 2003

Put the makeup on my face
and I disappear without a trace
I'm out
out of body

And then I go into the night
and let the neon light
possess
my body

And then I fall
into a trance
I am in love
with the dance

Oh the water on my skin
the rhythm out and the rhythm in
I sway
my body

My offering is true
I give myself to you
take my body
take my body

And then I fall
into a trance
I am in love
with the dance

Put the makeup on my face
and I disappear without a trace
I'm out
out of body
I'm out
out of body
I'm out
out of body

All Connected

Written By: Karney™ © 2003

Everybody breaths the air
and everybody drinks the water.
Everybody had a mother
and everybody had a father.

But even if nobody every rocked your cradle
you know I am you, you are me
it's a natural destiny
baby yeah, a yeah, yeah, yeah.

And everybody had a reason to cry
even if the tears never fell from your eyes.
Losin' jobs, losin' faith,
or losin somebody.

But even if nobody ever rocked you in their arms
you know you are me, I am you
and All Connected
no matter what we do here.

If I go down
You're gonna go down with me too
if you go down
I'm gonna be right next to you.
If we all go down
you gotta kiss the ground
and give love to the mother
and turn around and give your love to one another now.

no, no matter what we do here

Well if you think I'm singin' this song
'cause someone set off a bomb,
don'tchya know they been droppin' dem bombs
my whole life long.

And even if nobody's there to hear you
when you're sufferin'
well do ya make a sound?
Oh yeah ya make a sound,
you make a sound that's heard the whole world 'round.

If I go down
you're gonna go down with me too.
If you go down
I'm gonna be right next to you.
If we all go down
you gotta kiss the ground
and give love to the mother
and turn around and give your love to one another now.

If I go down
you're gonna go down with me too.
Both feet on the ground
I'm gonna be right next to you.
if we all go down

you gotta kiss the ground
give love to one another
give your love to one another

My Little Bush

Written By: music by Karney™ lyrics by Karney™ & Steffen Franz © 2003

I got a little bush in my garden
I got a little bush in my garden
growing there so innocently
it's gonna make me loose my property
I got a little bush in my garden

I got a felony in my garden
I got a felony in my garden
it's the bane of the puritan man
it's the tool of oppression
I got a felony in my garden

Free up the little weed
Free up the little weed
Free up the little weed
It's just a little weed

Weed weed that's what we need
go to your garden and plant your seed
Weed weed that't what we love
it's like a blessing that is coming from above
I say
Weed weed that's what we need
go to your garden and plant your seed
Weed weed that't what we love
it's like a blessing that is coming from above

I got a lot of folks in my garden
I gota lot of folks in my garden
we're a happy majority
we like to live the life peacefully
I got a lot of folks in my garden

Free up the little weed
Free up the little weed
Free up the little weed
It's just a little weed

Green light for the ganga man
ganga man him come back again
This is SOS upon the microphone center
when me come a dance better bring roots and culture
sekkle 'pon the rythme and it may carry further
all of the people them alove ganga

Free up the little weed
Free up the little weed
Free up the little weed
It's just a little weed

Love And Respect

Written By: Karney

Love And Respect,
signing off from me.
Love And Respect,
we're gonna make history.

Yeah things go wrong,
ya know you're gonna crash,
but somewhere there
in all the broken glass,
coming into view,
reflecting on you.
Get it.

Love And Respect

Respect and with love,
and most sincerely.
Respect and with love,
you'll be hearing from me.

Yeah hearst will break,
it happens to us all,
but there's no need,
for so many tears to fall.
It's nothing new,
and it all comes back to you.
Get it.

Love And Respect

Dear John I miss you these days.
These days, these days, these days.

Love And Respect
We're gonna make history
You gonna get it from me
Can't you feel it, can't you feel it?
Don't you need it, don't you need it?
Well it ain't nothin' new,
and I'm gonna give it to you.
Love And Respect

Going

Written By: Karney

Starin' out the window, the wind blows the curtain by.
As she turns her face to the sun, the light catches her eye.
And she see's everything, she see's everthing.

Sittin' up in the bed, it's just another four walls.
Who's that in the next room, she can't recall.
And as she begins to rise, from the longest night.
She see's everything for the first time.

And she says,
It's time, it's time I am Going, I am Going.

And as the day begins to dawn, it doesn't really matter what went so wrong.
'Cause she doesn't feel it anymore, and she's already at the door.
Steppin' out into the mornin' sun, with all the reasons it just comes down to one,
light, that she can't deny, before it all passes her by.

She see's everything, she see's everything, for the first time.

And she said it's time, it's time I am Going, I am Going.
It's time, it's time I am Going, I gotta be Going.
It's time.

Discography

Karney, 2001, Tangent Records
Shell Shock Girl remixes, 2002, Tangent Records
My Little Bush (single), 2002, PSM Recordings
All Connected, 2004, Tangent Records

Radio Spins & Appearances: KUSF, SF, CA; WDCC, Sanford NC; KALX 90.7 FM, Berkeley, CA; KPOO 89.5 FM, San Francisco, CA; KUOR 89.1 FM, Redlands, CA; KBOO 90.7 FM, Portland, OR; KGLP 91.7 FM, Gallop, NM; KMUN, Astoria, OR; KINK, Portland, OR; KRXY: Olympia, WA; KRVM: Eugene, OR; KWVA 88.1 FM, Eugene, OR; KAOS 89.3 FM, Olympia, WA; WAHS, Auburn Hills, MI; OSOL - Radio Active 1620, Manchester, NH; KEXP, Seattle, WA; KMUD, Redway, CA; KAZU, Pacific Grove, CA

Set List

As a full band a typical set list will have a few songs from current and future CDs. Occasionally we do a cover or two including Neal Young's 'Keep Rockin' In The Free World'. Sets can be as short as a half an hour, and as long as two hours.

As a solo singer/songwriter I will often perform three sets and along with my original songs, include covers by; Sound Garden, Jane's Addiction, Neal Young, Led Zep, and more. Sets range from half an hour to three hours ie; three sets.