YESTERDAY WAS UP and down at Second String Music. The death of Prince put a cloud over the store, but I had a bunch of great guitar lessons and even figured out a few Prince songs. WGEM came over late in the day and put together a very good story about his death and legacy.
Then the Red Wings were ousted from the Stanley Cup playoffs. They coughed up goals late in games 4 and 5, and they played better than their opponents. But hockey, like life, is unfair. At least I won't have to stay up late until mid-June watching games.
Could be worse. Could be a Blues fan. How agonizing is it to be so close and yet so far? They lost in double overtime last night to the hated Chicago Blackhawks, but are still up 3-2 in the series. I'm rooting for them now.
I ran into a die-hard Blues fan this morning who said, "At least the Red Wings have had success. I've been waiting 40 years for the Blues to win the Stanley Cup." After last night, it feels like he might be waiting 40 more.
Maybe the Blues can bounce back Saturday night. You know, because they are still playing.