And Elwood565 added: > the one that the lady crashed into the tree is a improvised story that dan > told as elwood on the best of the blues brothers dvd, unless there is > mention of that somewhere else that i have never heard of.
> The Best of the Blues Brothers is a trove of information for fans, as well > as providing 14 live videos of some of the band's best recordings. With > Dan Aykroyd playing both himself and Elwood Blues, he recounts the > history of the band, stopping along the way to introduce the music to > interviewer Tom Davis. There's even a nice special effect, with Aykroyd > and Elwood sitting across the table from each other. www.allmusic.com/album/the-best-of-the-blues-brothers-2002-video-dvd-mw0000214807
46 minutes into the DVD, Tom Davis is interviewing Dan Aykroyd (as himself), and Dan Aykroyd (as Elwood):
> Tom: Where is the original bluesmobile? Where is it? > > Dan: I heard that some chick ran it into a telephone pole across from > Wrigley Stadium. > > Elwood: Yeah, she wacked it pretty good. Bent the frame up so it > doesn't pass inspection now. Got a rope, one night, put it in the back > of a friend's pickup, towed it to Hamel, Minnesota. My friend's got a > farm there, Pat Hayes, from Lamont Cranston.
> Ray: What is your connection to Dan "Elwood Blues" Aykroyd? And > what's that rumor about the Blues Mobile sitting out at your place? > > Pat: I used to live with Tom Davis and Al Franken before they moved to > New York to write for Saturday Night Live. They brought our music to > Aykroyd and Belushi who met us at the "Other End" in New York. We got > along great and they would give us little plugs every now and then. > That's what Elwood was doing when he said I had the Blues Mobile, he > was just giving me a little plug, and I think that was very nice of him.
That's a nice story. It sure beats signed notes from Bill Gates.