Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Define Your Space
A bar's jukebox is an important part of its DNA. The songs that the bartender or bar owner choose (or, in a good bar, they would choose collaboratively) can make or break a place. I'll go to a terrible bar if they have great music on tap, but there's no way I'd go to a bar playing the latest pop teen R&B even if they had cheap beer and free hot dogs. You'd think that internet juke boxes that come loaded with literally thousands of choices would be fine, but they don't work. You have to define your bar with your juke box choices and not let the first idiot with a $5 bill do it for you. That said, if you happen to be the idiot with the $5 bill, you can get your Brit Rock fix for the entire year in one night -- too bad if no one else is thrilled.