Tuesday 25 August 2009

Saving for a rainy day?

Bob Dylan could soon voice sat nav systems

Bob Dylan, the legend of folk and rock music, could soon be directing drivers down Highway 61 as car giants frantically bid to sign him up as the new voice of their sat nav systems.

The singer - a global superstar who has sold more than 70 million albums in a 45-year career - revealed that two major motor manufacturers had approached him to provide a audio road map commentary.

The 68-year-old is currently enjoying radio success on BBC 2 and 6 with his unique "Theme Time Radio Hour" show delivered in tone once described as "sandpaper singing".

He disclosed the offers from the sat nav firms on his radio show on BBC6 on Sunday night.

Dylan told his late-night radio audience: "I am talking to a couple of car companies about being the voice of their GPS system. I think it would be good if you are looking for directions and hear my voice saying somnething like: left at the next street, no a right - you know what? Just go straight.

"I probably shouldn't do it because which ever way I go I always end up at one place Lonely Avenue."

Dylan has been an acknowledged influence on artists from John Lennon and Paul McCartney to Bruce Springsteen and David Bowie.

In April this year his latest album "Together Thru Life" went straight to the top of the UK album charts as well as the Billboard 200 in America.

Other celebrity voices already available as sat nav commentaries include a bossy John Cleese, a husky Kim Cattrall, the star of "Sex in the City", Homer Simpson, Alan Partridge and Mr T.


1 comment:

  1. Good grief, they'll be using Ian's voice next!

    Is it true Bob, dressed in hooded top, sweat pants and tooled cowboy boots was shuffling around outside Ian's flat looking for the home of the man who wrote 'You Will Not Flatten My Boozer'? Police had to intervene when Bob pulled a gun.