I’m not one much for faith in the supernatural, or astrology, or any such myth-making suspension of reality notions. But I can definitely be superstitious. So when Friday the 13th crops up, and there’s a song out there named ‘Superstition’ by my favorite guitarist ever, Stevie Ray Vaughan, covering a rock classic by one of the true geniuses in music history, Stevie Wonder, I know better than to not pay proper homage or dwell on anything else. Stevie and Stevie: you don’t mess around with that.
(make sure to stick around to the end of this amusing video, for SRV’s amazing solo and a pretty surprising cameo)
By the way, on the afternoon of June 14th, 1994, I walked out of my office in Penn Plaza, took my battered old #19 Jean Ratelle Rangers jersey into the arena at Madison Square Garden, brought it down to rinkside, and waved it at the ice for some good mojo. Later that night, on that same ice, the Rangers beat Vancouver 3-2 in game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals to win their first Stanley Cup in 54 years (and now the only one in the last 81 years and counting). Just call it a little superstition. You’re welcome, Rangers fans.