**STEVE PRETTY IS NOT DEAD**
STEVE IS NOT DEAD. I saw him yesterday. I like to think I would be able to determine if someone was dead or not. I’m pretty sure he wasn’t.
Yes, I know there was that whole business of his benefit gig/wake on Sunday. It differed from most wakes but the fact that HE WAS THERE. “Ah,” I hear you say, “but most people are at their own wake – in a coffin.” Alright… I concede that. But Steve not only was there, he was playing the trumpet as well.
So, in conclusion – STEVE IS NOT DEAD. I talk to at least one person a day who thinks that he is. I'm beginning to wish I was…