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Something Wonderful: Debussy "Clair de Lune" on Piano for 80 Year Old Elephant

Gerard Van der Leun // 1692 Mangrove Ave Apt: 379
Chico, CA 95926

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  • Dan Patterson August 28, 2018, 10:43 AM


  • Jewel August 28, 2018, 10:49 AM

    I know they weren’t tears…but still.

  • Fern August 28, 2018, 11:37 AM

    Beats the heck out of the seagulls. 😉 Equilibrium restored.

  • Casey Klahn August 28, 2018, 2:40 PM

    I told you elephants were Modernists.

  • Aggie August 28, 2018, 5:09 PM

    Best Comment at You Tube: “So that’s what my teeth sound like”

  • Terry August 28, 2018, 8:04 PM

    Heart warming to say the least. Thank you.

  • Bootleg Hooch August 29, 2018, 5:33 AM

    I kept waiting for the elephant to start singing… : (

  • Jack August 29, 2018, 8:16 AM

    Very nice. Pedal-pushers, mandals and purse, too. Now, try that with an African bull in must.

  • Kauf Buch August 29, 2018, 1:06 PM

    1) reminds me of the excellent film, “Water For Elephants.”
    2) unfortuately, *also* reminds me of those eco-sexuals in love with trees….
    3) the piano needs tuning. desperately.

  • rabbit tobacco August 29, 2018, 2:19 PM

    Gives a new meaning to ‘tickling the ivories’.

  • Haxo Angmark August 29, 2018, 3:28 PM

    either the moon is made of green cheese

    or that piano was way, way out of tune.

    next time get a well-tuned concert grand out there

    and play that pachyderm some Rachmaninoff.

  • ghostsniper August 29, 2018, 6:43 PM

    rabbit – LOL
    I imagine getting that heavy piano out there contributed to the detuning.

  • Avery Burns August 30, 2018, 12:49 PM

    My favorite Debussy tunes after “Girl with the Flaxen Hair.”
    One of my most favorite composers. His compositions were dreams in a time of terror.
    I adore good music. Me and the elephant.

  • Tom Hyland September 5, 2022, 12:54 PM

    I enjoyed this so much more than the ancient film clip by Thomas Edison when he electrocuted an elephant. That shit really happened, but here’s a video describing Tesla’s misadventures interacting with Edison. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gOR91oentQ