Leo Kottke, guitarist extraordinaire, has also been known to sing, but he’s not fond of his voice: it sounds, he said, like “geese farts on a muggy day.”
Which brings us to the lovely Gwendolyn, who, after a cold start, emits a flatulent-goose sound of her own. I took this description to the Infiniti store, where they told me that it’s the starter getting old and (un)cranky, and so long as the car actually starts, I shouldn’t worry about it. “I’ve heard them go two, three years like that,” said the service manager. And, well, cold starts are going to be more common, what with November being here, so I suppose I should get used to the noise. I have about half a dozen Leo Kottke albums; maybe I’ll copy them to CD and listen to them during the warmup.