Wednesday, July 8, 2009


While watching CNN's THE SITUATION ROOM with Wolf Blitzer, I was intrigued and amused by the story of Dave Carroll, a Canadian musician who allegedly had one of his $3,500 Taylor guitars damaged by United Airlines baggage handlers in Chicago.

Dave tried to get the attention of higher ups....and it didn't work.

Here's the "short version" of his saga, from Dave's website.

"In the spring of 2008, Sons of Maxwell were traveling to Nebraska for a one-week tour and my Taylor guitar was witnessed being thrown by United Airlines baggage handlers in Chicago. I discovered later that the $3500 guitar was severely damaged. They didn’t deny the experience occurred but for nine months the various people I communicated with put the responsibility for dealing with the damage on everyone other than themselves and finally said they would do nothing to compensate me for my loss. So I promised the last person to finally say “no” to compensation (Ms. Irlweg) that I would write and produce three songs about my experience with United Airlines and make videos for each to be viewed online by anyone in the world. United: Song 1 is the first of those songs. United: Song 2 has been written and video production is underway. United: Song 3 is coming. I promise."

To read the "long version" click here.

More at the Dave Carroll official website.

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