This time it’s a pleasing David and Goliath story.
Last year musician Dave Carroll made a journey with United Airlines. While he arrived at his destination in one piece, his hugely expensive Taylor guitar didn’t. After a lengthy and ultimately fruitless attempt to get United to cough up some compensation, he decided to record this song about the experience – the catchily titled ‘United Breaks Guitars’ – and to record a video.
Here is the result:
This video was posted on July 6th. That’s six days ago. As I write this, it’s had an astonishing TWO MILLION views.
It’s a catchy tune, and he seems like a nice chap, and apparently United have said they’ll look into his claim and might even use the video for training purposes. Until then, let’s see if you can watch the whole thing without it sticking in your head so firmly you’ll find yourself humming it the next time you’re on a plane. Or in the shower. Whatever.
Remember: United breaks guitars. Take a car.