April 25, 2017

The latest trapped-on-an-airplane, viral-video horrorshow.

48 comments:

rehajm said...

OH MY GOD! WORST ONE YET!!!

mockturtle said...

They are testing ways to get passengers to de-board willingly.

ddh said...

Celebrity derangement is when you think that everyone loves the kazoo when you play it.

Laslo Spatula said...

TSA let him through the checkpoint with THAT?

I am Laslo.

Nonapod said...

(in Marlon Brando whisper voice from Apocalypse Now) The Horror. The Horror.

traditionalguy said...

What a bunch of complainers. Kenny G is always welcome on Delta. It is a southern hospitality thing. We think he might play Dixie along with the Dixieland Jazz.

Fernandinande said...

In Mexico guys - no gals, cuz they're sexist - get on the bus with a guitar and serenade up and down the aisle for tips.

Michael K said...

I usually get a window seat and with my noise canceling headphones, I would never notice.

Quaestor said...

They are testing ways to get passengers to de-board willingly.

They are testing ways to get passengers to de-board more rapidly. FIFY

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away Microsoft had a phone number that actually connected you to living Homo sapiens. I was compelled to call that telephone for reasons that seemed good at the time, but now I remember only for the Kenny G "on hold" music. After ten minutes I felt a desperate urge to gnaw my own foot off.

Bob Boyd said...

It could have been worse. There could have been a famous mime on the plane that day.

Rocketeer said...

Kenny G is always welcome on Delta.

Well there's another airline on my no-fly list.

tim in vermont said...

I was at a Kenny G concert once. I didn't know who he was and was sort of dragged there. OMG! I could hardly stand it. I also had some kind of stomach thing going on and I needed to get to the toilet pronto to vomit, but there was Kenny G strolling up the aisle, blocking my way, as women stood by making "fuck me" eyes at him. If he didn't turn around and clear a path until a minute later, I would have spewed vomit all over him. I saw this on the tube this morning and memories came flooding back.

Quaestor said...

No one — repeat — no one should be allowed to play the soprano saxophone who cannot swallow one.

Michael said...

This is why I never ever fly airlines like JetBlue and SouthWest which think the flying box is also an entertainment center. My one time on southwest was marred by some idiotic game of passing toilet paper back and forth. The passengers thought it hilarious, a real yuk. I am now old and cranky but then I was young and stunned. I haven't sat in one of those planes in years.

Paul said...

Not a Kenny G fan (he actually is a fine tenor player but found a niche playing sappy soprano for big bucks) but the people on the plane seem to be enjoying it. Whatever. But as much as I don't like his cheesy soprano playing I'd rather be subjected to it than the combination of snobbery and musical ignorance of the typical blog commenter.

tcrosse said...

Sounds like the music track of a porn movie.

Skippy Tisdale said...

It's bad enough being stuck on a plane, FFS.

CStanley said...

There's actually an airline called TIA? That's the medical acronym for a stroke.

Heckuva job with the branding!

exiledonmainstreet said...

Where are the cops who tackle people on planes when you really need them?

Jersey Fled said...

The back story is that Kenny G learned that one of the flight attendants had just lost a child to cancer. Kenny offered to play an in-flight concert if the passengers would donate $1000 to cancer research. They donated $2000 and he played.

furious_a said...

I think I'd rather instead get busted upside the head with a stroller.

furious_a said...

I haven't sat in one of those planes in years.

After one experience with UAL's SFO-LAX shuttle I'll take SWA's "stupid toilet paper tricks" any day.

Bill said...

Only the vocal accompaniment of one Michael Bolton could perfect the ghastliness.

Bob Ellison said...

I'm with Paul exactly. Not a KG fan, and I'd take almost any sax or clarinet over soprano, but he plays it skillfully, and the passengers seemed to like it.

It's not so bad in increments of about a minute or so. Just ages extremely quickly, musically speaking.

Luke Lea said...

Personally I thought it was nice.

Limited blogger said...

Dude is a good golfer, and regularly appears in the Pebble Beach Pro-Am tourney.

I believe he has broken out his horn on the golf course as well.

Alex said...

That would seriously make me LOL, a good way to relax the passengers. Hate on Kenny G all you want, but the man has always known how to entertain people which counts for a lot!

Paul said...

"I'm with Paul exactly. Not a KG fan, and I'd take almost any sax or clarinet over soprano, but he plays it skillfully, and the passengers seemed to like it."

Depends on who's playing it. Joe Lovano, George Garzone, Chris Potter, Seamus Blake, Bill Evans (not the pianist with the same name) to name a few, all have lush, fat soprano tones and play beautifully.

Paul said...

Chris Potter. Beautiful.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-45vTCw9haM

Greg Hlatky said...

Well, it could have been worse: he could have played bagpipes.

TWW said...

Man, don't you play any Creedence?

Shawn Levasseur said...

Bob Boyd "It could have been worse. There could have been a famous mime on the plane that day."

Are there any famous mimes left? The only ones I can think of are dead.

Even so, at least mimes would be quiet.

Tinderbox said...

The guy can play. This is not the equivalent of buskers invading a subway car to make racket.

John Burger said...

NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

jvb

Bob Ellison said...

Paul, thanks for the pointers. I'll look up those artists.

Roughcoat said...

Only the vocal accompaniment of one Michael Bolton could perfect the ghastliness.

Don't forget the keyboard accompaniment of John Tesch.

rehajm said...

Are there any famous mimes left? The only ones I can think of are dead.

Shields. Yarnell is dead.

Sebastian said...

Now just imagine (imagine!) that Bob Dylan is on a plane and offers to sing. OMG.

Bob R said...

Laslo - No cavity search.

Etienne said...
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Gahrie said...

I think I'd prefer Kenny G to Bob Dylan singing......

mockturtle said...

I think I'd prefer Kenny G to Bob Dylan singing......

Well yeah, there's that.

The Elder said...

The return flight featured Gheorghe Zamfir on the Pan flute.

Mark Daniels said...

Held captive by Kenny G? I think the other passengers have the bases for a viable lawsuit/

Robert Cook said...

Really...such self-conscious "I'm such an appreciator of REAL music I must scorn this atrocity!" baloney. What a bunch of snobs.

As (only) a few above point out, Kenny G. is a proficient, skilled musician. He could play in any context, but he chose "soft" or "lite" (sic) jazz as a practical commercial decision, (as an ambitious young student might choose to study medicine rather than philosophy). There was nothing about the ad hoc recital in the video to warrant such exaggerated expressions of horror. I'm not a listener of Kenny G. myself, but his musicianship is fine, and the genre of music he plays is valid and is enjoyed by many people.

AReasonableMan said...

Robert Cook said...
What a bunch of snobs.


If we give Kenny G a pass what's next, NEA grants for monster truck rallies?

Hating stuff is what makes us human. My dog doesn't care whether or not the radio is playing Kenny G, only I do.

Jason said...

Somewhere, Pat Metheny is triggered af

Jason said...

"Where the hell is Al Qaeda when you need them?" Pat Metheny