Merle Haggard died a couple of weeks ago. I was surprised but I wasn’t shocked: he was 79. I can’t say I was a big Merle fan but I liked his music and his sound brought back a lot of memories.
Prince died last week and I was shocked. He was only 57.
I thought about Prince when I heard the news and the next day I was still thinking about him. Friday night, when I was watching the Indians play the Tigers on TV, the game was in the bottom of the first inning and after the Tiger’s third out I decided to turn off the game and listen to my favorite Prince songs.
I turned the game back on just before the Indians came to bat in the top of the second.