Friday, February 6, 2009

Dad Strikes Again

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.

Dear Sirs:

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.

1 comment:

Lori said...


Every time I read this letter from Dad, it makes me smile from ear to ear. I can just see him saying these things with a slight grin. How lucky we were to have his influence in our lives. I consider myself blessed.