Thursday, March 04, 2021

Moonshine Sonata for Old Elephant


  1. Perhaps blessed/blasted blogger will deign to accept my comment this time. Thank you. This elderly child of the elephant also appreciates it.

    1. I thought and hoped you would like it when I decided to post it.

  2. Amazing! The Elephant, such a humble creature, was definitely responding to those treble frequencies. Beethoven was a Composer of deep emotion.

  3. John Barton's accompanying text reads:
    "Mongkol is a 61-year-old former logging elephant. His captive-held life was spent hauling trees in the Thai forest. His body shape is deformed through hard labor, he lost his right eye and tusk in this brutal logging practice. Mongkol was rescued and brought to Elephants World to spend the rest of his days relaxing peacefully in freedom by the River Kwai. I discovered Mongkol is an extremely gentle, sensitive elephant who enjoys music, especially this slow movement by Beethoven which I play to him occasionally in the day and night."