An excerpt from a recent e-mail to me:

Based on CDs you’ve purchased in the past, we’ve noticed that you are a fan of thoughtful, folk-influenced music.

Is there an artist alive that would characterize their music as thoughtless,folk-influenced music?

Tried to go flying last night, but the weather just didn’t cooperate. It was a beautiful sunny day in Alameda, with a stiff, but not prohibitive wind. Over the Oakland Airport, however, there were scattered clouds at 600 hundred feet, and broken clouds at 1000 feet.