A Richard Thompson fan too.
Yes. He invited a few friends and me to a RT show several years ago (well, any peeps who were up for it and three of us went).
I enjoyed RT's wit and sarcasm.
Fly inadvertently got me in trouble at Army Basic Training by sending me an RT CD. That wasn't "wrong" (though we weren't allowed to listen to our own music at all) but the drill sergeants opened the package and played the CD amongst themselves. The last track is very weird and involves pre-emptively doing evil to your neighbors. It is called Psycho Street.
That Sunday, during the only couple of hours all week that we soldiers were allowed a little piece to write letters home, read or even just snooze, they locked us in a room and put that track on repeat FULL BLAST. I think it played around 20 times. Oh, and they announced it was my treat.
By the end of that couple of hours half my company loved me and half hated my guts. I wasn't sure which half I belonged to...