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United Breaks Guitars
After United Airlines baggage handlers broke Halifax musician Dave Carroll's prized $3500 Taylor guitar on the tarmac, in front of passengers' eyes, he and Sons Of Maxwell bandmates tried their best to get compensation by calling United's customer service department for a year. When that didn't get them anywhere they recorded this song which became a huge web hit after CNN covered the story. A few days later, after the video had well over a million hits, United offered to compensate Carroll. However, the musician decided to pass, instead encouraging them to donate the money to a charity of their choice. Carroll has promised to release 2 more web music videos about the whole affair. Never underestimate the power of web video.
eGuider: Ezra Soiferman
Award-winning Canuck documentary filmmaker, street photographer and blogger.
Ezra Soiferman is an acclaimed documentary filmmaker in snowy Montreal, Canada. He is also the director and co-founder of the Montreal Film Group, Montreal's largest film and TV industry networking group. Ezra's popular and eccentric EzSez.com blog keeps him (and you) busy on rainy days.