A kid carrying a violin case will not be carrying a gun.

-Frederica von Stade

I read it here.


  1. Didn’t all those 1920’s mobsters tote their tommy guns around in violin cases? Or, is that just something I picked up watching The Untouchables as a kid?

  2. That was the FIRST thing that came into my head too, Bill!

    (Side note: While I really appreciate and respect von Stade, and I so love music, I still say that music doesn’t necessarily get rid of all violence in the world; I’ve seen some mighty hostile musicians. But i also say it can’t hurt and her bringing music into schools has my full support!)