Wednesday, October 16, 2013

CBS at my Ditmas Park sing-a-long this Friday

A show called Live From the Couch on the NYC CBS station is going to record a segment at my sing-a-long this Friday at Lark Cafe in Ditmas Park. Will you come be in the audience?

Here's the catch: they're recording the thing from 7:30 - 9am (the sing is usually at 10). So I need kids and parents who are willing to come early and hang out for an hour and a half.

Do I have bribes to offer to make this more appealing? Of course! Everyone who comes and participates in the taping will get free breakfast AND a copy of S.S. Brooklyn.

If you want to do it, write me immediately: lloydhmiller AT gmail DOT com.

Lark's address, phone, website, etc can be found via the sidebar at the right. And yes the regular 10am singalong will happen also -- come to the early TV version and the usual mid-morning one if you want.


Monday, October 14, 2013

Set list for yesterday's S.S. Brooklyn CD release concert

Thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate the release of S.S. Brooklyn with me at Shapeshifter Lab yesterday! And special thanks to Gabby and Adam and the rest of the Hip Tot crew for putting on such a great event.

photo by David Stack (@posterband on Twitter)

I played nearly the whole album with the help of my fabulous band:
Anand Mukherjee (founding member of the Deedle Deedle Dees along with me) - guitar
Ely Levin (a Dee since almost the beginning) - drums
Deidre Rodman-Struck (of the Itty Biddies and the Lascivious Biddies) - piano, melodica
Katie Mullins - vocals

Here's what we played and who guested on each tune.

1. I'm Gonna Light Up the World  Deidre - keys, vocals
Katie - vocals

2. Big Trip 

3. Working on a Bridge  Katie - vocals, Deidre - keys and vocals

4. Carroll Street Bridge - Deidre on melodica

5. Gowanus Canal
Katie - vocals    Ely - drums
Muk - guitar, vocals      Oscar Mukherjee and Grant Phipps-Miller on hand drums

6. Brooklyn by Bike Ely - toy glock, Muk - guitar

7. This Little Light of Mine    Deidre - vocals

8. Hi Hi Ya Henry  Muk - guitar, vocals
Ely - drums, vocals             Deidre - keys, vocals

9. S.S. Brooklyn   Deidre - vocals

10. Sing-a-long Song   Katie - vocals

11. I'm a Duck! - Grant Phipps-Miller on vocals

12. I'm a Rat 

13. Seventeen Years (a cicada love song)   Deidre - keys

14. Do the Tub-Tub-Tubman    Muk - guitar, vocals
Ely - drums, vocals            Deidre - keys, vocals           Katie - vocals

15. Honk Honk (Major Deegan)  Muk - guitar, vocals          

Ely - drums, vocals                   Deidre and Katie - vocals

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

CD release party this Sunday, Oct 13th

Can't wait to see all of you at my CD release party for S.S. Brooklyn this Sunday at Shapeshifter Lab. Hip Tot is throwing the party so there will be all sorts of other fun in addition to my show. Details and tickets here:

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Lloyd sings Sweetly at the City Reliquary Sunday

Lloyd is playing a new set of largely never-before-played (he's still writing songs right now) music as part of the 4th Annual Sugar Sweet Festival at the City Reliquary. This Sunday, Oct 6th. Won't you come?

Showtime: 11am

Friday, October 4, 2013

Kid-friendly happy hour w/ me and Roy Nathanson TODAY

Roy & Lloyd's Happy Hour, a weekly musical hang at Lark Cafe in Ditmas Park, starts again today. 5-7pm. Roy Nathanson and I will be singing songs we love and telling stories. And maybe, if you ask him, Roy will read some of his poems.

We won't be playing "kids' music" (save a couple of re-worked Dees tunes Roy has played with me before) but the event is very kid-friendly. Come have a beer or a glass of wine or some kind of fancy latte thing and start your weekend.

More details on this show and other grown-up music events can be found on this new page, accessible by clicking the "music for adults" tab at or by following this direct link.