What’s that blowin’ in the wind? Why it’s the recently covered and screen-adapted Dylan acting the part of car salesman. Driving across the desert, rolling past cows and birds of prey, the freewheelin’ one riffs wryly over a loop of Smog’s Spoon-covered “Held” in the old-time DJ voice fans of his XM-housed Theme Time Radio Hour will recognize, making sure we go out and pickup the 2008 Cadillac Escalade. After the jump, peep black-clad Bob in a two-minute extended version of the advertisement (thanks Dustin) to get the fullest sense of the ozone-depleted road ahead.

Smooth, eh? (For the attentionally challenged, there’s a 60 and 30-second spot.)

If you haven’t heard Dylan’s aforementioned weekly themed radio show you’re missing out, so follow the plan and sample the episode with the “Cadillac” theme. Yup, XM comes standard with the new Escalade … a Dylan in every car!

From his Victoria’s Secret jingle to these rap-friendly gas guzzlers, Bob’s proven himself a willing and able salesman: Get this Dylan fella some presence in department store boot displays and this guy is gonna be huge. HUGE I tell ya!

Comments (11)
  1. NickG  |   Posted on Oct 22nd, 2007 0


  2. I think maybe you mean Bob Dylan Hawks Caddies?

    Hock means to put up as guarantee for a small loan, like at a pawn shop. Whereas, hawk is old Victorian slang for selling (hawking his wares).

    -jackass with dictionary

  3. Oops. Thanks Drake. Fixed!

  4. The Other Matthew  |   Posted on Oct 22nd, 2007 0

    At least he’s comfortable with himself now. Lord knows he doesn’t need the money. He’s evidently less of a stick-in-the-mud and is willing to put his face on a few products. It’s kind of lame, but I think he’s earned the right.

  5. Drake, somehow I feel I’ve had this conversation before.

  6. full disclosure: bumpershine queried me on ‘hock’ vs ‘hawk’ about 40 minutes ago

  7. Cherry Ghost  |   Posted on Oct 22nd, 2007 0

    That ad made me very uncomfortable. “Cadillacs: they roll, they cruise, they make you feel like a million bucks.” I mean come on!

    And does he sound like death or what? Dylan’s the perfect example of why you shouldn’t smoke.

  8. You should check out his radio show…I was getting them from a blog on the internet at one point, but that guy shut down his site (lame) because he felt it was taking up too much of his time (obviously not a problem here). I think I have about 30 of them. If anyone knows where they are shared, please do…share.

  9. b.LOUD  |   Posted on Oct 23rd, 2007 0

    That ‘scalade passed that oil tanker with ease. So much for “Duel 2″.

    He mostly plays music of his ilk on his show but he talks too much about Gods-knows-what. “Little Stevens’ Underground Garage” radio show is much better though I don’t think its on satellite yet.

  10. pablo  |   Posted on Oct 24th, 2007 0

    You can find all the Theme Time radio shows in mp3 at this site :
    I think it’s the same guy who closed up shop but reopened it under another name.
    Also get the torrents at hungercity.org

  11. Picasso from Belgium  |   Posted on Oct 27th, 2007 0

    @ J
    You can find all the archives of TTRH Seasons I & II on the latest site of Croz.
    Patrick is doing very well and we all should be thankful to him!


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