Theme for Keeps (ft. Art Vista Virtual Grand Piano)

First recording. Uploaded to (hopefully) prevent eternal loss of the tune. You know, virtual heaven where all non recorded and/or deleted stuff resides. I mean, the tune somehow emerged within me, and flowed out of my fingertips. But what about you? If I don’t play it for somebody else, if nobody but me hears this tune, and I die … where is the tune? So I decided to record it and upload it to Internet. For keeps. Enjoy. Max

Hendrix, Emerson, Lake & Palmer

Emerson, Lake and Palmer made a song called ‘Oh, My Father’ in 1971, but never released it. It is a song unlike every other ELP song. Keith’s keyboard work is unregonizeable. It is the lead guitar which is on top. It nearly sounds like a ‘placeholder’ for a HELP track (Hendrix, Emerson, Lake & Palmer). Check out the similarities (1m15 seconds in the ELP track versus 15s in the Hendrix track). They are striking. HELP was never to be. Strange though that a perfectly good track ended up in ‘the bottom of some old road cases’.

Manhatten: What guitar instruments did you use on “Oh My Father” also lyrics for the song are hard to find

Lake: I believe I would have used a Gibson J200. This record was never intended for release and only came out because someone discovered it on an old tape in the bottom of some old road cases that I had in storage

The dream of Lt Maximilian Qubit (Operation Flashpoint’s Battle at Le Port)

10th anniversary remix of the Battle at Le Port. Lt Maximilian Qubit, back in 2006 platoon leader in the Le Port battle, is still haunted by the memories. Every night the battle is relived. After the battle he wrote the following poem.

Some will say a battle, is
Good against the bad
But, all I saw were soldiers, equal
Most of them now dead

~ Lt Maximilian Qubit

10th Anniversary of the Battle at Le Port

In 2006 nearly 200 soldiers (around 100 on each side) fought a heroic and dramatic battle at Le Port. Many soldiers on both sides died. The battle is seen through the eyes of platoon leader Lt Maximilian Qubit. Awed by the horrors of war and the fragility of a soldiers life, he kept using binoculars in stead of his rifle, while commanding his platoon into the small town. His account is universally regarded as being ‘anti-war’ in nature. After the battle he stated he had seen no good or bad but only soldiers, most of them dead.

Battle at Le Port