|Mortician Doug, recently paid the royalty fees|
to allow "Stairway to Heaven" by Led Zeppelin to
be played inside the caskets of the departed.
"I am getting away from calling these things caskets and like to prefer to them by the more user friendly name of burial vessel." he said as he stood by a display model.
"In the past few years clients have been leaning more towards cremation, which hits those of us in the business where it hurts the most, the bottom line." Then Mortician Doug's eyes lit up, "One day the idea hit me that what was needed was a better burial vessel, one with a musical option! I started installing digital sound systems to each vessel. Your music of choice is then downloaded and plays inside the vessel for as long as the burial vessel batteries last. If a client wishes and for an extra $2K,we also have a solar battery available for placement above ground, allowing eternal musical playback inside the vessel below!"
Doug reported "business began booming soon after the music option was added" and no pun intended he grinned. Musical options available at this time are "Hold On, I'm Comin'" by Sam and Dave, "Sittin' on the Dock in the Bay" by Otis Redding, "Stayin' Alive" by the Bee Gees, and the favorite "Stairway to Heaven" by Led Zeppelin.
Mortician Doug added that he has a band ready to record your favorites and will take your requests.
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