Dear Ignorant DJ: Stop Playing “Sweet Home Alabama”

My wife and I were at a recent street festival in Prague, Czech Republic. A DJ was playing standard mainstream music for the masses when suddenly the distinctive opening riff of Lynard Skynard peeled out from the loudspeakers. We groaned. “They have no clue what this song means,” my wife said. “Sadly, no,” I replied,” though it would be worse if they did know and they played it because of that.”

The song stopped about a minute in and someone made an announcement that was quickly followed by a children’s choir beginning their set. I knew from…