Dave Carroll back with more music for United Airlines

August 21, 2009

I just don’t get it. After getting something like 4 million visits on YouTube for his entertaining complaint music video, Canadian musician Dave Carroll apparently is still ticked off at United. I just can’t believe they aren’t bright enough over there to give the guy the $1200 bucks he is asking for and get over this nightmare. Because now he is out with another even more clever and entertaining music video attacking United. Hey, the guy is an entertainer. He knows what his fifteen minutes of fame is worth. Why not milk it?

Now, if it turns out that United has played kissy face with him and he turned around and did this to them anyway, it will most likely blow up in his face. Watch out, Mr. Carroll. Your own self-interest, promotional instincts, pity-party or just plain greed may over take you and turn all the fame, sympathy and shared outrage against you.

But, for goodness sake United, make a dad-gummed music video saying, “Please Mr. Carroll, accept our apologies and this monstrous check,” and do it now before Carroll’s music videos top the Billboard charts. Hmm, do they still have those charts?

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3 Responses to “Dave Carroll back with more music for United Airlines”

  1. Jo Says:

    Hey there…. it probably does not make sense to you because you may not realize that from the start Dave Carroll stated he was going to write and release 3 songs about his United experience. In fact this second song was written long before the first song was even filmed. The song would never have reached OVER 5 million views if it did not “strike a chord” with people all over the world that don’t have the skills and don’t feel they have a voice… to those people, Dave Carroll has become a hero of sorts… You can’t expect your hero to just give up on you now….!

    Dave Carroll is a man of his word and he will go on to release a song 3.

    In my humble opinion, he is doing the world of consumers a favour! This whole situation has nothing to do with greed. Dave Carroll couldn’t be further from that type of person. In fact, United ended up making a donation to charity as part of their compensation.

    Think of it this way… the point isn’t about Dave Carroll at all… Its about United and what they have done and continue to do. I don’t think you would enjoy a simular treatment from an airline?

  2. Viv Says:

    Jo is correct. When United rejected his claim, Carroll told the now infamous Ms. Irlweg that he would write and film three pieces. In interviews after the first video came out, he said that the tenor of the third one will depend on how United handles the situation.

    On a side note, United really needs a course on how to utilize social media. Carroll might never have reached 5 million hits if United’s public relations staff knew how to operate in the online world.


  3. We need more Dave Carroll’s in this world – if more people stood up for their rights we wouldn’t be in the mess we’re in now – bring back people power …


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