The songs on the previous page were
recorded on july 1979 and november 1979. That year I recorded some more
songs both on the Wersi organ and on the guitar.
First here are four more songs I made on the Wersi organ that
were not arranged for the PT-band.
However Lepus was also played by the John Evers Band.
You might notice that not only Orion, but also the
other three titles are all starsystems. Of course that was triggered by
the model of the Wersi Organ (Orion W1T), but I am also interested in
the universe and so that was another reason why I chose these names.
The picture on the right is me, playing in my room - I still lived
with my mother at the time (my father died in 1976).
Two more songs I recorded in 1979, but were composed earlier.
The first one is Contactee. I am not only interested in the universe,
but I like science fiction as well. I have many books and magazines with SF
stories. UFO's intrigue me although I don't have a fixed opinion about them.
After reading the book The UFO Experience by Dr. Allen J Hynek (1973?),
I wrote the lyrics to a song I was just working on. I didn't do anything with
it untill I decided to combine a few of my compositions and do something with
Of course I am not too happy about my performance - I am not a singer - but I think the
idea is good
and I feel it belongs on this site. The song is about a man who has a UFO
experience and everybody has an opinion. Some people think they know the
answer to everything and there are even people who translate the event in a
I integrated a simple organ piece I wrote as a study
of classical organ music. The third part of that organ piece you already could
heard, because I played it on synthesizer and called it F.A.D. However
I used another part of that same organpiece.
The second piece was composed by my brother very much earlier
than when I recorded it. I liked it and wrote lyrics to the song. It's a kind
|What I used for home-recording was my acoustic guitar my
brother gave to me, my accordion, my Korg MS-20 and the WERSI organ. I sang
too, although I am not a singer and I don't have a nice voice.
Because I was
unhappy about the rhythm box, I started using DRUMDROPS, the records of David
drummer from Los Angeles. I couldn't use these at once, but I edited a drumtrack
to fit my composition and then built my song. There is quite some material from
those days. Here are 4 of them.
|I like to write songs, but I can't write lyrics. So I have
to make things up. The name Khanika is not my invention, but the Thai
name for a flower and a name for a girl. The flower is also known as
Hursinghar, which doesn't sound half as nice ;-)
||This song was composed 10 years earlier than I recorded it.
I wrote it in 1970 and the text came a year later. What made me record it?
||Actually there are two songs here, songs I also wrote around
1970. I recorded it for the same reason as the precious song: I edited a
few "drumdrops" and bridged the two songs together.
||One of my favorites, a fast Bossa Nova. I composed this one
around 1980, during the same time I made "Khanika". To think of
lyrics wasn't easy at all. It took me a long time and I just continued
with the same idea as in Khanika.
|Then there was the KRO-TROS project you could
have read about in the section At Work. I was asked to
arrange a few songs for colleague Beer
Gertenbach. One of those songs was
By the Light of the Silvery Moon and I had to make an
arrangement for the PT-band and singers. So made a demo
at home to test my idea for the singers. Here is a part of it:
Of course you will have noticed the
guitars in the previous compositions. I still play on this guitar. It is
an acoustic guitar and I usually play it twice, put one guitar on the
left and the other on the right. This photo is taken in 1985, the year I
married the girl on the photo. No, her name is not Khanika but Wilaiwan,
and yes, she is from Thailand.
1985 is also the year I bought a house and started a new
life. Not really a time to make a lot of recordings in my spare time.
There wasn't really spare time anymore. The Wersi Organ was taken to the