His wife says he’s the kind of guy to make lemonade out of lemons.
And that’s exactly what B.C. musician Andrew Allen did while stranded at the Calgary International Airport, waiting for the skies to clear of ash from the Iceland volcano, Eyjafjallajokull.
The couple were en route to Manchester, U.K. Tuesday, but the recent volcano ash has left them grounded in Calgary for two days and potentially many more — however, Allen decided to go with the lava flow and penned a tune called Volcano Song out of the ordeal.
It’s become an overnight YouTube hit.
“I was just playing around with my guitar and was making stuff up and my wife thought it was funny and started laughing and we thought we should tape it and put it up,” Allen said, still stranded at the Calgary airport yesterday night.
Allen dedicated the song to the people who bought tickets to his 12 shows he had lined up in England.
“I figured they would find it humorous and it’s my way of saying sorry.
“We’re just trying to make the best of it because it’s a natural disaster; it’s a volcano. What can you do?”
His wife, Julie, thinks the song was hilarious and said overnight, there were over 600 visits.
“I think everyone thinks it’s really funny and we’ve gotten really good response. I think it just shows what kind of guy Andrew is,” she said.
You can listen to the song at andrewallenlive.com or below: