Sir Daniel of the Round Table


Matur’s innovations
Nature’s complications
Destructive forces
Of Nature’s courses

Formidable inventions
Human’s complications
Nature reinforces
Reality divorces

War elephants
Unnatural elements
Mechanical dragon
Spectacles drag on

Obstacles and complexities
Oracles of our cities
Innovative distributions
Sustainable solutions

Realms united in collaboration
Insights born of transformation
Amidst the daunting challenges
Relief from our imbalances

Chords: E A C B7 E / A G / G F# E; Part II Trance Jazz Rock @ 110 Beats Per Minute
Instrumentation: Vocals (TC-Helicon VOICELIVE and MiniNova Vocorder), Takamine Acoustic Guitar, Keyboards (Korg PS60, Casio WK-3500, Yamaha PSR-740, MiniNova, MicroKorg)

Daniel von dem bluhenden Tal (Daniel of the Flowering Valley) is an Arthurian romance composed around 1220 by the Middle High German poet Der Stricker, who claimed he had received the story from a French troubadour. It narrates the tale of Sir Daniel, the heir to the kingdom of Blumenthal, who ascends to become a Knight of the Round Table and embarks on extraordinary adventures to safeguard King Arthur’s realm from an adversary ruler. Arthur warmly welcomes Daniel to the Round Table, recognizing his prowess after triumphing over formidable knights, including Sir Percival and Sir Gawain.

However, the narrative takes a turn when a herald, embodied as an invincible giant riding a camel, arrives with a message from the foe, King Matur. The herald demands Arthur’s immediate fealty to Matur, unveiling the formidable defenses of his land—an inventor’s contrivances featuring a mobile palace carried by war elephants, invincible giants, and a mechanical dragon with a deafening scream rendering foes powerless. Despite the daunting challenges, Matur’s herald entices Arthur with promises of fertile lands, light vassalage conditions, and stunning women protected from the sun by magical songbirds called Babians.

While Arthur gathers his troops, Daniel, determined to confront Matur alone, embarks on a series of seemingly unrelated adventures. These include rescuing a damsel from an evil dwarf, being saved by a noble lady from a magical net, and overcoming bellyless monsters. Unbeknownst to Daniel, these side adventures equip him with a crucial magic sword that proves instrumental in defeating Matur. Following Matur’s defeat, Daniel is appointed vassal-king over Matur’s former Kingdom of Cluse.

The narrative takes an unexpected twist when Arthur himself is abducted by the father of the giants slain by Daniel. The giant imprisons Arthur on a mountaintop, leading to a perilous situation. However, Daniel’s resourcefulness and alliances, forged during his earlier adventures, play a pivotal role in rescuing Arthur from this dire predicament.


  1. Environmental Threats: The antagonist King Matur’s use of formidable inventions, including war elephants and a mechanical dragon, can be likened to the destructive forces contributing to environmental challenges. In this metaphorical interpretation, Matur’s innovations may represent human activities leading to climate change, such as deforestation, industrialization, and pollution.
  2. Individual Action and Consequences: Sir Daniel’s decision to confront Matur alone and the subsequent adventures he faces could symbolize the individual’s journey in addressing environmental issues. The various challenges he encounters may represent the obstacles and complexities involved in mitigating climate change.
  3. Magic Sword as Solution: The magic sword acquired by Daniel during his adventures may be seen as a symbol of innovative and sustainable solutions to environmental problems. This could represent the need for transformative technologies and approaches to combat climate change effectively.
  4. Kingdoms and Collaboration: The resolution of the narrative, where Daniel becomes a vassal-king and Arthur faces challenges even after Matur’s defeat, reflect the interconnectedness of nations and the ongoing global efforts required to address climate change collectively.

Music as a Universal Language: Music has the power to communicate emotions universally. Certain melodies, harmonies, or rhythms can evoke specific feelings that resonate with people across different cultures and backgrounds.

ExperiMental Music: The music and lyrics are written and recorded extemporaneously. Extemporaneous, spontaneous, improvisation, jamming, freestyle, and impromptu music are most closely related to pure chaos. The music and lyrics evolve from the "sensitive initial conditions" similar to "a butterfly flapping its wings in China causing a hurricane in the Atlantic."

Our climate model employs chaos theory to comprehensively consider human impacts and projects a potential global average temperature increase of 9℃ above pre-industrial levels. Global warming is a consequence of elevated thermal energy in the climate system, which comprises various subsystems. Chaos theory underscores the intricate and nonlinear nature of dynamic systems. Human well-being is compromised above a 1.5-degree temperature rise, rendering much of the Earth uninhabitable. A 9-degree Celsius increase would bring the Earth close to a wet-bulb temperature incapable of sustaining human life.

What Can I Do? There are numerous actions you can take to contribute to saving the planet. Each person bears the responsibility to minimize pollution, discontinue the use of fossil fuels, reduce consumption, and foster a culture of love and care. The Butterfly Effect illustrates that a small change in one area can lead to significant alterations in conditions anywhere on the globe. Hence, the frequently heard statement that a fluttering butterfly in China can cause a hurricane in the Atlantic. Be a butterfly and affect the world.

What you can do today. How to save the planet.


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