Skip to comments.Bob Dylan's satnav would take us to Desolation Row (Bob to narrate GPS system, "'s'cuse me?")
Posted on 08/26/2009 11:10:54 AM PDT by a fool in paradise
Dylan's career has taken some strange directions. Perhaps that's why he's been asked to voice two satnav systems
The question of precisely how many roads a man must walk down before you can call him a man has baffled music fans for decades....
Bob Dylan, the man who posed the question in Blowin' in the Wind in 1963, has clearly grown tired of pondering this dilemma, and is now after the answers to more precise travelling questions such as, "How many roads, and in which directions, must a man drive down to get as directly as possible from Stoke Newington Church Street to King's Cross, smoothly navigating the many one-way systems in his path, and what parking facilities might he find when he gets there?"
On Sunday's edition of his internationally syndicated radio show Bob Dylan's Theme Time Radio Hour, Dylan revealed that two car manufacturers are in discussion with him to become the voice of their GPS satnav systems. "I think it would be good," Dylan said, "if you are looking for directions and hear my voice saying something like 'left at the next street, no a right y'know what? Just go straight.'"
He hit the nail on the proverbial right there: with Dylan as your satnav if his lyrics on the subject are anything to go by you'd rarely get a straight answer.
Which way should we turn off from Highway 61, Bob? "Ol' Howard just pointed his gun and said 'that way down on Highway 61.'" So left or right then damn, we've missed it...
...How far should we go down this dirt road, Bob? "Gonna walk down that dirt road until my eyes begin to bleed."
(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...
“Turn rlhhhfgnnlleee anolllodddolla”
Anybody who’s heard Bob’s weekly radio show knows he’s got a good “radio voice.”
I'm dying to hear it, but don't have sirius. no, i'm series.
Bob-9000, what time is it?
“Eve’ry body MUST get stonnnnnned”
Gads.....I hate that guys voice. Can’t listen to him at all.
LOL, that's awesome. :)
Link took me to a story about “Floss”, Pete Townshend’s rock opera for seniors.
Sorry about that I had a couple of windows open. Bad cut and paste.
here’s the townsend article thread...
Pete Townshend plans new musical “Floss”
Reuters ^ | Tue Aug 25, 2009 | Mike Collett-White
Mod: Can you correct this article?
Source is Guardian UK, not Reuters.
Mark Beaumont Tuesday 25 August 2009 13.58 BST
I don’t have a GPS because, well, I’m a man and I don’t ask for directions. But if it had Dylan on it I could make an exception to the rule.
He got hassled by the WO-man last month. Fuzz!
“Stop at the crossing signal or there will be blood on the tracks.”
You better duck down the alley way
Lookin’ for a new friend
The man in the coon-skin cap
In the pig pen
Wants eleven dollar bills
You only got ten
Because there is a slow train comin’?
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