Kansas farmer blows trombone at his poor cows

Kansas farmer blows trombone at his poor cows


norman lebrecht

August 06, 2014

Derek Klingenberg of Peabody, Kansas, amuses his herds with trombone practice. That’s two herds – the 2.8 million people who have watched this video in the past two days of their own free will, and the poor cows who have no choice.

Shame their response is (largely) unrecorded.



  • william osborne says:

    Similar to this profound study of the social dynamics of orchestras:


  • Anne says:

    Now wait for the Vaughan Williams jokes to roll in.

    • Max Grimm says:

      Interestingly, when I was rerouted to the YouTube site, having clicked the title link, RVW’s third symphony was listed in the suggested videos column (along with Elgar’s Romance for Bassoon & Orchestra, Pierre Fournier playing three Bach chorales and an extensive listing of standard YouTube rubbish).

  • Brian says:

    For what it’s worth, Norman, the cows are obviously enjoying the show. Note them running toward the music, unlike many of our contemporary audiences….

  • Charles says:

    And for those who don’t recognize the music, it’s “Royals” by pop singer Lorde.

  • Marilyn Crosbie says:

    Glenn Gould did something similar.