The man seems to have quite the temper problem and is involved in what fans refer to as the Song of Storms Paradox. When Link visits him as a child, the Windmill Man is cheerfully trying to write a song inspired by the motion of the windmill.
When Link visits him as an adult, the Windmill Man is considerably aggravated and complains that a child with an Ocarina 'messed up the windmill' seven years prior. When Link shows him his Ocarina, the Windmill Man becomes even more agitated, having been reminded of the song, and plays the Song of Storms angrily, effectively teaching Link the song.
Should Link visit the Windmill Man again as a child and play the Song of Storms, the Windmill will speed up considerably and drain the Well. The increased speed of the windmill disrupts the Windmill Man's music tempo, causing him to become extremely confused, leading to his anger issues in the future.
- ↑ "Go around! Go around and around and around! What fun! I'm so happy! I'm a music man who loves to go around and around! Go around and around!!! I'm trying to come up with a musical theme inspired by this windmill...going around and around and around!!!" — Phonogram Man, Ocarina of Time.
- ↑ "Grrrrrrrrr! I'll never forget what happened on that day, seven years ago! Grrrrrrrrr! It's all that Ocarina kid's fault! Next time he comes around here, I'm gonna mess him up!" — Phonogram Man, Ocarina of Time.
- ↑ "What?! You've got an ocarina!! What the heck! That reminds me of that time, seven years ago! Back then a mean kid came here and played a strange song. It messed up this windmill!" — Phonogram Man, Ocarina of Time.