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Paul Rudd used to DJ Bar Mitzvah’s

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Posted by teibs On February - 17 - 2009

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~Z.T.~ I was supposed to talk to Paul Rudd about his new movie, “I Love You, Man,” but I couldn’t resist talking music with the Tom Waits fanatic who played John Lennon in “Walk Hard.”

Rudd watches Idol: “I used to be like, ‘OMG Idol’s on tonight!” Now, I get like, OK cool. I guess I’m gonna watch.

He loves The Foo: “I think you were absolutely right with Dave Grohl (having him on my man crush team.)

Who’s cooler than Dave Grohl?!

His man crushes are musicians: “Elvis Costello- He’s awesome. I picture Elvis Costello in the dugout with Tom Waits (the manager.)”

What he’s listening to? “A lot of banjo music. Bonnie Prince Billy’s Lie Down in Light record. Kind of playing a lot of the Decemberists EP. Fleet foxes. I’ve been listening to them. I’ve been veering back into some old country stuff. A lot of old bluegrass. I’ve been listening to the proclaimers a lot.”

He used to DJ Bar Mitzvah’s: “For a year and a half, I DJ’d Bar Mitzvahs. We’re talking like early to mid 90s, so I was pretty young, my set-list would vary. It’s tricky when you’re trying to organize a set-list for a Bar Mitzvah. Let’s just use “Alan” for the generic Bar Mitzvah boy. You have to appeal to Alan’s tastes and his friends’ tastes. And you’ve got Nana and Grandpa there. And aunt Sheila. So you have to really cover all the genres. Rap tends to not be a cool thing to play. Back in my day you could kind of get away with MC hammer, but you had to follow it up with Glen Miller to get the oldies out there.


The movie is much funnier than the already hilarious trailer for “I Love You, Man.” Check it out in March.

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