The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald

I generally dislike the modern, internet-connected jukeboxes that are popping up in bars all over the country. I think that a bar owner's jukebox music selection sets the tone of a bar, and giving people all the options in the world makes it feel more like you're knocking back beers in a Cheesecake Factory than a small town bar. People can't decide what to listen to when you give them that many options. The only redeeming quality of these jukeboxes is that all of them contain the song The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, by Gordon Lightfoot. While I think most dive bar owners would agree that The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald is a timeless and wonderful song, few of them consider Gordon Lightfoot when choosing albums to stock their traditional jukeboxes.

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