Friday, January 01, 2010

Comparing Jasper Juringa with The Flying Dutchman?

I don't know about this. Patt Morrison writes that political leaders should be more like Sully and "The Flying Dutchman," but I don't think that Morrison would have made that comparison if he knew something about the character of the legendary Flying Dutchman who we musicians and music lovers know from the Wagner opera.

I believe that Jasper Schuringa is a real hero, and he deserves a far better life than that of the legendary Flying Dutchman (though the Wagner opera certainly has some fantastic music). Perhaps Morrison was thinking about the tobacco.

1 comment:

Michael Leddy said...

Inappropriate metaphor indeed.