Bob Dylan, the reluctant voice of a generation, welcomes the 21st century's poet of uncomfortable situations, Ricky Gervais, to his XM radio showTheme Time Radio Hour With Your Host Bob Dylan. The interview will be broadcast in early 2007. The obvious assumption is that Dylan's a fan of The Office, Extras and The Ricky Gervais Show podcasts for their comedy. But am I alone in finding a distinctly Dylanesque profundity in the song stylings of Gervais' Office character, dipshit boss extraordinaire David Brent? Check out "Free Love on the Freelove Freeway," originally written by Brent as the head songwriter for his band Foregone Conclusion.
Pretty girl on the hood of a cadillac yeah She's broken down on Freeway 9 I take a look, I get her engine started and leave her purring and I roll on by. Bye, bye Free love on the freelove freeway the Love is free and the freeway's long, I got some Hot love on the hotlove highway, ain't Going home 'cause my baby's gone (she's gone) A little while later, see a Senorita, She's caught a flat trying to make it home. She says, "Por favor, can you pump me up?" I say, "Muchos gracias, adios. Bye, bye." (Chorus) A long time later I see a cowboy crying "Hey buddy, what can I do?" He says, "I lived a good life, had about a thousand women," I said, "Why the tears?", he says, " ' Cause none of them was you".