January 17, 2004 1:46 PM

On a whim I purchased a cheap Chinese-made Hohner -- "Old Standby." I suppose it was a mistake, because according to some website it says it's difficult to learn on. Well, shit. So much for trusting instincts.

Anyway I had a great breakfast at that tucked-away diner, got a couple bright pink picks, and now feeling beat like a boxing match. 5-hour days can't be healthy, no.