First the Deedle Deedle Dees' Lloyd Miller breaks down the financial life of a kids musician, and then he starts up not one but two YouTube channels. (He's so busy he's apparently auditioning for the role of the next Dan Zanes.)
One channel, titled The Lloyd Lloyd Lloyd (ha!), features songs he's co-written with students in his wife's class, but it's the other that's really of interest here, and that's Sing Along with Lloyd. It showcases Miller singing tunes from his weekly sing-alongs. It's 75% Dees-less, and it's just him, his guitar, and a Flip camcorder (hey, those things are great), but it's nice to hear his interpretations of Dees classics and traditional tunes. For parents or early education professionals who might wonder how to spice up songs you might have sung (or heard) dozens of times, Miller's got some fun ideas. And he's not averse to spur of the moment changes of plans -- see the video after the jump for proof. More is coming, Miller promises.
Anyway, I have always loved this song, even though I've never been caught in any of the traffic he sings of. So I have to post it.
Lloyd Miller (The Deedle Deedle Dees) - "Major Deegan" [YouTube]
A more traditional tune or two after the jump.
Lloyd Miller (The Deedle Deedle Dees) - "O Susanna" [YouTube]
Lloyd Miller (The Deedle Deedle Dees) - "The Wheels on the Bus" [YouTube]