The 1989 University of Texas Symphony Band playing the polka and fugue from Jaromir Weinberger's opera, Schwanda the Bagpiper. Weinberger was a Czech-Jewish composer.
On a day in July 1989 I worked all night at Akin Gump on a special project with legal assistant Clay Bailey. I wonder if Clay Bailey thought I was paranoid and potentially violent. It was in August 1989, about a month later, that another legal assistant, Stacey Schaar, said to me: "We're all afraid of you. We're all afraid you're going to buy a gun, bring it in and shoot everybody."
In any event, the following morning Bob Strauss was coming into the office and got on the elevator with me. He was talking to another person about somebody -- I didn't know who -- and said, "He came into town like the Music Man." Maybe he was talking President George H.W. Bush, who took office in January of that year. Although George Bush had been Vice-President for the eight previous years. So I don't know who it was who came into town like the Music Man. Maybe he was talking about Schwanda the Bagpiper!