Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Sing-a-long schedule Dec 26th - Jan 4th

Hi everyone,
There will be no sing-a-long at the Knitting Factory today (Weds, Dec 26th) or tomorrow (Thurs, Dec 27th) at Dean Street restaurant. Here's a full schedule for the rest of the school holiday:

Fri, Dec 28 - Sing-a-long at LARK Cafe, Ditmas Park, with Katie Mullins + regular sing-a-long at Play Kids (Lefferts Gardens) with Chris Johnson

Tues, Jan 1 - No sing-a-long at Two Moon, Park Slope (but the Deedle Deedle Dees are playing in Philly if you happen to be there)

Weds, Jan 2 - No sing-a-long at the Knitting Factory, Williamsburg

Thurs, Jan 3 - Sing-a-long at Dean Street Restaurant, Prospect Heights, with Andrew Vladeck

Fri, Jan 4 - Sing-a-long at LARK Cafe, Ditmas Park, with Andrew Vladeck + regular sing-a-long at Play Kids (Lefferts Gardens) with Chris Johnson

I'm not sure if the Friday sing-a-longs at Knitting Factory with Ari Brand will happen this week or next. Will let you know shortly.

All sing-a-longs will resume their normal schedules with their regular leaders on Tuesday, January 8th. Yes, I'll be at all my sings that week.

As always, feel free to call, text, or e-mail with questions if you're unsure whether an event is happening:

thedeedledeedledees AT yahoo DOT com


Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Collecting for kids in Red Hook at all this week's sing-a-longs

Hey -- if you come to one of my sing-a-longs this week, you can donate to give gifts to kids in need in Red Hook. Anything helps but below are some suggestions from Red Hook Initiative. They'd like the stuff ideally by TOMORROW, Dec 19th at 4pm so if you can bring stuff -- or gift cards -- to my sing-a-long at the Knit in Williamsburg that would be perfect. Or write or call me to organize a pick-up:
Lloyd 9178730685, thedeedledeedledees AT yahoo DOT com

10 I-phone cases (4S version mix for male and female)
6 polo hats (colors: pink, black)
10 planners
12 studio headphones for our Media Group

To make things easier also, we are asking for gift cards to some of the below places:
Forever 21 gift cards for our girls ($25 +)
H & M giftcards $25 higher
Modells gift cards (25+)
Barnes and Noble gift cards ($25+)
Macy's gift card ($25+)
Best Buy gift cards ($50+)
Toys R Us gift cards ($25 +)

For NEW clothing, a mix of Mediums and Larges for our boys. We have roughly 20. Their needs:
Dress Shirts

All deliveries to be made to 767 Hicks Street Brooklyn NY 11231 ATTN: Frances Medina. (by 4pm Dec 19 if possible)

Monday, November 26, 2012

New sing-a-long in Ditmas Park / Flatbush

Starting this week, I'll be leading a sing-a-long on Fridays at Lark Cafe on Church Ave. 10am. $5 a family.
- L

Friday, November 23, 2012

No sing-a-long at Knit today (Friday, Nov 23)

No sing-a-long with Ari at the Knitting Factory today, Friday, November 23rd. Sorry! They're very bad about letting us know in advance when they can't open the doors.

Next Wednesday and Friday (Nov 28 and 30) are on as usual.


Monday, November 19, 2012

Thanksgiving week sing-a-long schedule

I'll be doing my sing-a-longs at Two Moon in Park Slope and the Knitting Factory in Williamsburg as usual. The only sing that's not happening is the Thursday Dean Street one -- that's Thanksgiving Day, of course, and the restaurant will be closed.

To review: 

Tuesday, Nov 20th, 10am -- sing-a-long at Two Moon in Park Slope - ON

Wednesday, Nov 21st, 11am - sing-a-long at the Knitting Factory in Williamsburg - ON

Thursday, Nov 22nd, 10:30am - sing-a-long at Dean Street Restaurant in Prospect Heights - OFF due to Thanksgiving holiday -- I'll be back at Dean Street next week on Thursday, Nov 29.


Monday, November 5, 2012

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Thursday and Friday sing-a-long updates

Thursday at Dean Street Restaurant is on. We're going to do the regular sing at 10:30 then another at 11:15 to accommodate older siblings etc who might want to come as a a result of the school closings. Bring the family.

Friday's sing at Play Kids in Lefferts Gardens (10 am) will happen as usual. I'll sub for Chris (who lives in Lower Manhattan and still doesn't have power).

Friday's sing-a-long with Ari Brand at the Knitting Factory (11am) unfortunately has to be canceled because there won't be anyone to let us in.

Thanks to everybody who came out to our impromptu sing-a-longs at Midwood Martial Arts and Lark Cafe. And apologies to everybody who didn't get the word about today's Knitting Factory cancellation. I was posting via my phone, etc., responding to parent and babysitter texts + tweeting and Facebooking all morning but I'm sure not everyone got the message.


Monday, October 29, 2012

Sing-a-long storm plans

Here's my tentative plan:

Tuesday at 10 at Two Moon - canceled
Now that subways and schools are officially shut down for Tuesday I think it's best if I call this one now.

Wednesday at 11 at the Knitting Factory
I'm planning on doing this one. But check this page to find out for sure. If nothing is posted it means I don't have internet service. If I don't have internet, the sing-a-long won't be happening.

You can also try texting or e-mailing me (see below). If I don't get back to you, it means I don't have phone service.

Thursday at 10:30 at Dean Street
Ditto Wednesday.

thedeedledeedledees AT yahoo DOT com

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Lost black leather purse at Knitting Factory sing-a-long -- will you return?

Hey --
If you or your babysitter mistakenly took a small black leather purse with metal studs on it from the Knitting Factory sing-a-long today (Sept 26th) would you contact me? I'll come get it and bring it back to the owner.

thedeedledeedledees AT yahoo DOT com

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Sing-a-longs will continue all summer

I won't be hosting any of them (except in a rare surprise appearance) but my summer subs are simply super.

I'll return to all my regular weekly sings after Labor Day. In my absence here's who you might get to sing with:

Chris Johnson (AKA Booker Dee)
My fellow Deedle Deedle Dee, a Red Hook Rambler, the best musician on Earth or in space. Enjoy.

Tim Kiah
Bassist for Astrograss and Sotto Voce. The man Roy Nathanson calls when he needs a harmony. Yeah.

Andrew Vladeck
Just found out today that this dude, a guy whose grown-up music I've dug for years, is going to do some sing-a-longs. So awesome.

And I'll add to this list...


Tuesday, June 19, 2012

No Knit sing-a-long tomorrow

The bad news: There will be no sing-a-long at the Knitting Factory tomorrow, June 20th.

The good news: Wednesday sing-a-longs will resume Wednesday, June 27th, led by Chris Johnson (AKA Booker Dee of the Deedle Deedle Dees)

Saturday, April 14, 2012


Thanks to Ivan Katz, Katie Mullins, and Tim Kiah for covering sing-a-longs over the past couple of weeks. I'll be back for all six sing-a-longs this week.

More on Katie here:

Hear Tim's bluegrass band for kids here: 

Sing and drum along with Ivan every Thursday at Two Moon.

See you soon--