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If you were lost, and could get directions from any celebrity, who would you choose? Probably not Bob Dylan, who was nearly arrested last month for wandering aimlessly around the New Jersey suburbs in the rain.
But apparently, several car companies are bidding for the rights to use Dylan’s voiceover in their GPS systems. On his late-night radio show, the singer expressed his enthusiasm for the project:
"I think it would be good if you are looking for directions and you heard my voice saying something like, ‘Left at the next street.... No, right... You know what? Just go straight…I probably shouldn’t do it because whichever way I go, I always end up at one place - Lonely Avenue."
GPS users waiting for their Dylan fix already have a few famous voices to choose from, most of them on the silly side: former Monty Python star John Cleese, A-Team actor Mr. T ("I pity the fool who doesn’t turn right!"), Dennis Hopper, and Sex and the City’s Kim Cattrall.
Celebrity impersonators have also joined in the fray, creating imitation Ozzy Osbourne and Sean Connery GPS voiceovers.
According to this article, recording a GPS track is as simple as reading 60 clips from a script, and takes no more than a few hours. A big name like Dylan could open the floodgates for other A-listers – so if you've ever wanted to take a road trip with Clive Owen or Julia Roberts, you may soon get your chance.
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