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- Posted on Sep 18th 2009 2:00PM by Steve Baltin
So, Smith tells Spinner he has yet another project in the works. "I'm doing a record with this woman, Leslie Bixler, that actually sings for my four-year-old's pre-school," he says. "It's so funny. It's very kid oriented. The record's coming out pretty soon and it's called 'Rhythm Train.'" To make things more interesting, the album has a pretty high-profile guest on it. "Dick Van Dyke's on it," Smith says excitedly.
Despite having shared stages with some of the biggest names in music, Smith still recognizes the coolness of recording with a true television icon. "It's such a gas," he says. "I'm standing there with my headphones on and I'm with Dick Van Dyke. Surreal. He is the coolest f---ing guy. He's sharp as a tack, funny, so cool. He's friends with Leslie."
The combination of Smith and Van Dyke is intriguing enough on its own, but it gets better. "We were like pirates on the record," Smith says. "He raps. He rapped on the record, that's all I need to say."
Unfortunately, Smith didn't reveal the most burning question -- did Van Dyke rap in his Cockney chimney sweep accent from 'Mary Poppins'?