My dad had an extremely sharp wit and loved writing letters to the editor. The following letter to a local radio station is a fair example of his style. He received a reply from the producer, who agreed with his assessment and complimented him on his writing ability.
KFAC Radio Station
5773 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, Calif.
I would like to make a comment about the electronic composition “Silver Apples of the Moon” aired on your Avant Garde program last Saturday evening. Since the only portion thereof that I could comprehend was the composer’s statement read beforehand by your announcer, that is the only portion about which I feel justified to comment. The composer stated that the piece was not intended for the concert hall, and should be listened to only by small groups. I wholeheartedly concur. Exceedingly small groups. In fact, the smaller the better.
D. Clinton Passey
P.S. I would also like to make an intelligent comment about your Avant Garde program in general, but there aren’t any.