Alo-ha!

 

Yes, Southwest Airlines may have pursued this adventure of giving their passengers free ukuleles and the instrument covers for the publicity it would garner. Guitar Center provided the ukuleles and a free lesson, too. And yes, there were people annoyed with the disturbance of their precious time on the jet.

But in a world where people take themselves far too seriously and have lost their ability to be playful, I think it was just the right strategy.

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We had the joy a couple of years ago of seeing a young ukulele master play in Orlando. We’d never heard of him, but I was intrigued at the prospect of seeing the ukulele played in concert. I encourage you to take a few minutes to listen to his playing of “Alleluia”; sit back, take a deep breathe and enjoy.

(He begins to play at 1:50 on the video.)

 

 

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  1. BDB Member
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    #IntrovertsUnite!

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  2. DaveSchmidt Coolidge
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    Victor Tango Kilo (View Comment):

    Douglas Pratt (View Comment):
    Bagpipe or digeridu? Hmm. Not quite “paper or plastic?”

    Imagine you walk onto an Air France flights and the flight attendants start handing out accordions.

    I have my late father-in-law’s accordion.  I could turn everyone on the plane into DB Cooper if I played it on a flight.  

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  3. Dotorimuk Coolidge
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    DaveSchmidt (View Comment):

    Victor Tango Kilo (View Comment):

    Douglas Pratt (View Comment):
    Bagpipe or digeridu? Hmm. Not quite “paper or plastic?”

    Imagine you walk onto an Air France flights and the flight attendants start handing out accordions.

    I have my late father-in-law’s accordion. I could turn everyone on the plane into DB Cooper if I played it on a flight.

    I might dig it.

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  4. Susan Quinn Contributor
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    Al Sparks (View Comment):
    Last night I was in a restaurant bar, where the staff decided to sing happy birthday to a guest.  Worse, they wanted everyone to join in.  I ignored them, but more importantly, I had the option to leave my cash on the table and walk out if I had wanted to.  I don’t have that option on an airline.

    Okay, so we have two party poopers!

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  5. Al Sparks Coolidge
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    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    Al Sparks (View Comment):
    Last night I was in a restaurant bar, where the staff decided to sing happy birthday to a guest. Worse, they wanted everyone to join in. I ignored them, but more importantly, I had the option to leave my cash on the table and walk out if I had wanted to. I don’t have that option on an airline.

    Okay, so we have two party poopers!

    And proud of it.

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