Berlin, Eric Burdon, Cynthia Rogers discussed on Animal Radio

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Hi this is Paul Rogers and Cynthia Rogers on animal radio. Just know that it's going to be all right meow. It's animal radio celebrating the connection with our pets. We are with singer, songwriter, and elephant lover Eric Burdon. Can you tell listeners what timber elephants are? I'm only seeing film of them and they are used like mechanical massive mechanical moving earth moving equipment except they pick up timba, which is really heavy stuff and it's one of the heaviest wards in the world. Peak. And they put it between they wrapped their trunk around it. And they wedge it in between owns and the carrier around probably with a lot more care than a mechanical obese made by John Deere award. That's amazing. But I learned when I was in Germany and I spent time in the zoo living in the zoo in Berlin and you lived in the Berlin zoo. That's amazing. How cool. I bet that was awesome. Yeah, I had a great time now. I learned a lot. I hated zoos before I went in there. I thought they were prisons for animals, but indeed they have to be kept separate on the general populace, but are found out that the Berlin zoo was an animal palace. And the 8 better than I did. The big cats had fresh meat. Brought in like three times a week and I was allowed to go in the butcher shop and see the system and I could walk around the zoo in the middle of the night when there was nobody else there. And I would be up and awake after I showed that I was working on a movie that's what I was doing then Berlin and I would stay up till like 5, 6 o'clock in the morning and watch the animals awaken to face the day and the human guests that were coming to hang around their favorite species on what's in the lions coming out and they're really family creatures family oriented people that are people yeah. Some would stop calling the his enemy animals it's terrible name to be stuck with. We are with singer songwriter Eric Burdon, who has lent his name to an organization called the elephant project. I think it's absolutely incredible what you're doing. You talk about it as lending your name, like it's no big deal. But it's a huge deal. And I salute you for this. And just to find out that you spent time living in a zoo. That's a story that's awesome. Yes. Write a book on that, Eric. It was a magical town. It was a magical period. And in Berlin, because and I don't know if you know enough about Berlin, but the zoo is the heart of Berlin. The zoo is right in the heart of the city, all of the public transportations in the range. You look at the open sales zoo, the sender, the zoo. And it was amazing that I ended up in the zoo. There was a place for me there that normally zoology students have space there to live there. And when they're studying the animals and that's how I got a place to sleep there and was incredible. Zoos in different countries treat their animals differently. Like in Berlin, do they treat their animals differently than they do in zoos here? Well, that a couple of girlfriends of mine, one being the wife of the boss of the zoo. We took a gorilla baby gorilla to breakfast with us and our restaurant across the street from zoo. And the girlfriend that I had at the time had long blond hair and as we were eating breakfast, the baby gorilla got on the back of her chair and all the time that we were in the restaurant, combing my girlfriend's hair. Gently combing our hair. That was our breakfast. She was grooming her. It's surreal. Eric, what do you got on the musical horizon? What are you working on now? Well, I'm writing a book at the moment, but incorporated in the buga lyrics, which will eventually become songs when I get time to go into the studio. And pass my ideas along to my musician friends. So as the book goes on, there are songs to go with whatever chopped on writing. And I say most things anyway in the form of songs. I guess rap is to blame for that. You know, I'm not a rap fan, but I understand that it's the music of today and the guys who are robust are just they're just talking in their language about what's happening in their world. They're just telling stories. It's like what you did in the 60s and 70s. Yeah, well, that's what I'm doing now. And you continue to do. Yes. Yeah. All right. We'll look for the book, and of course it's not your first, there was don't let me be misunderstood if you haven't read it yet. It's a great read, pick it up now. And Eric, I thank you so much for spending time with us today. Thank you, and on behalf of my friends, may I say. I want to thank Steve Gail as well as Alan cook and Eric Burton for coming on today. If you missed any part of the show, you can head on over to animal radio pet and listen. We're download the animal radio app for iPhone Android and BlackBerry to get your fix. Any time you want middle of the night, middle of the day, whenever we're here for you. And we'll see you next week for more animal radio right here on this fine station. Bye bye. Bye. Come on roe, we're going on a walk.

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