Wednesday, April 20, 2011

On Language, Music, and Metaphor: A Story to Top David Gregory's

Well, I have a story to top that one, Mr. Gregory.  Years ago, I had an occasion to play the violin in the East Room of the White House in front of President Nixon.  Later, Nixon said: "He plays four notes on the violin, and he thinks he's Jascha Heifetz!"  Now, everybody thinks I can only play four notes on the violin.

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