To prove once again that it doesn't have to be old to be ephemera, here's a freshly minted flyer for Bob Dylan's Theme Time Radio Hour on XM Satellite. This tiny 3.5" square item was inserted in Bob's new CD, Modern Times, which was released on 8-29-06.
I believe this little gem will be a future collectible. (Which only means if I wait for 20 or 30 years, then someone will want to buy it.) But predicting a bright future of this piece of paper isn't my purpose for featuring it here. It's an excuse to pay tribute to Dylan's prowess as a disc jockey. For those unfamiliar, Bob Dylan hosts a weekly one-hour radio program on XM Satellite.
Bob is the best thing on XM. His voice is absolutely mesmerizing. His commentary on the songs he plays is both poetic and informative. However, if you don't have XM, don't run out and get it just to hear Bob. Frankly, it is difficult to find his show on XM. They broadcast it at a weird hour--Wednesdays at 10AM (Eastern). The rebroadcasts seem to be random. They should have a channel dedicated to nothing but Bob's show. It's that good. Maybe once he has a few dozen shows, they'll rerun them more frequently. The shows that I have been lucky enough to catch have been outstanding.
I've been a fan of Bob's music since the early 1980s, and even more so since he began his trilogy of albums, which started with Time Out of Mind and ended with yesterday's long-awaited release of Modern Times.
I'm open to offers, if anyone should care to own this item.