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Bob Dylan to interview Ricky Gervais

by Julia Ward, posted Nov 28th 2006 12:29PM
Bob DylanHow's this for a meeting of the minds? Bob Dylan has invited Ricky Gervais to appear on his XM Radio program Theme Time Radio Hour. Gervais accepted the invitation with this message on his website - "An invitation from Bob Dylan. Yes, Bob Dylan." The show will be taped in New York and is slated to make the airwaves in early 2007.

Granted, this is a TV blog, but I've got to take a moment and thank the media gods for radio and printed matter. This kind of interview - two great artists from different fields meeting - doesn't happen as much as it should on television. In print, there's always BOMB Magazine. The entire premise behind the mag is to have two brilliant folks who may or may not have ever met get together for a sit-down interview.

Gervais and Dylan are a particularly inspired pairing. D.A. Pennebaker's 1967 documentary Don't Look Back shows a Dylan that pioneered a mischievous manipulation of the camera and the marketing of his own image - qualities I wouldn't be surprised to find Gervais admires.

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"This kind of interview - two great artists from different fields meeting - doesn't happen as much as it should on television."

That was the whole premise of a show called Iconoclasts on the Sundance Channel (which I don't get, but I saw it advertised). QT + Fiona Apple, or Dave Chappelle + Maya Angelou.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0472004/

November 28 2006 at 12:37 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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