Wednesday, July 8, 2009

United Breaks Guitars

Okay, this has nothing to do with electronic music, but I think any musician who has traveled before can relate to the terror of seeing their instruments being mishandled and destroyed by people with a less 'reverent', shall we say, attitude towards said instruments. Country act Sons of Maxwell were traveling via United Airlines to a gig and to their horror, saw baggage handlers throwing their guitars around carelessly. Guitarist David Carroll's guitar was destroyed and when he went to complain to United, he was met with indifference and they refused to pay for the damaged instrument. Seriously uncool.

So, being the creative type, he decided to record a song and make a video about it and upload it to YouTube to spread his tale of woe. Let's spread this around and get it as many views as possible until United feels the pressure to do the right thing. You may not care for the music (I don't either), but surely it'll earn you some good Karma and who couldn't use some of that?

UPDATE: Well, that didn't take long!

1 comment:

Steve said...

$20 says we'll see a *band* named "United Breaks Guitars" on the Showbox Marquee in the next 3 months.