Friday, 8 December 2017

Lexie's Chain: The Three Hundred and Fifty Seventh Chain

Hello pals. Welcome to week 357 of Lexie's Chain. Last week the winner was me Clapton wiv somefink really horrible which is best forgotten heehee. Let's see wot we gots this week:

@sonikebt

Congrats to Sir Clapton for winning with “You suffer” by Napalm Death. Napalm Death’s music is part of the Death Metal and Grindcore genre about which we know very little. With the help of our 17 year old we explored some other new to us music and have chosen a song from the IDM (Intelligent Dance Music) genre which is a little more soothing than “You suffer”. Our chosen artist is cited as an influence for Radiohead’s Kid A album. Our link this week is “Xtal” by Aphex Twin.




@maggietkat
Well done Clapton with the shortest song ever! I decided to look at the opposite of suffer and find a song that makes me smile. I found one that fills this thought but also has in the title “good”. Here is James Brown singing his classic, “I Got You (I Feel Good)” .




@cloonfourmegan
Last week Sir Clapton won wiv Napalm Death and You Suffer. The second line of this great lyrical fest is Why so we chooses Annie Lennox singing Why.




@skye613
Well done Sir Clapton! So napalm sends me to Vietnam. And Vietnam will always bring to mind theRobin Williams film " Good Morning Vietnam. "My linky this week " The Warmth of the Sun" from the soundtrack. And the sun is warm like napalm! BOL




@terenceterrier
So after a long wait our favrit knitted dog Sir Clapton wins da chainy wiv da linky "You Suffer" by Napalm Death. *whispers*  I worries abowt him I rilly duss cos all dat jogglin abowt on bikes seems to have unhinged his brain. *sets up YouCaring fundraiser to get da little woolly chap into a retreat*. But back to da serious bizniss. Dat song (using da term loosely) woz da shortest track ever released. Fank dog ! At da other end of da scale da longest song ever to get to numba 1 in da UK charts woz "All Around The World " by Oasis. I give you da offishul video as my linky. It is memorable not just cos of all da Sgt Pepper like animayshuns but cos near da end Liam Gallaher iz standing next to his bruvver Noel n  aktually seen to SMILE !




@djladylexie
Cheerful little number that and a rather pleasant singing voice NOT heehee. Napalm Death are an extreme death metal band (which is code for a 'load of crap')more like wishing-you-were-deaf metal I reckon. Death metal is a sub-genre of metal.  I love to av a google on fings so I decided to find out what the polar opposite of death metal is and, well according to Spotify and its 'the opposite of every genre' blog it is Reggae Roots, also a sub-genre of reggae. That sounds far more pleasant what, what? So here we go, a nice lickle Roots Reggae number for ya which is one of the top roots reggae numbers of all time from Mr Robert Marley (ahem) himself Jamming by Bob and the Wailers. Reminds me of that joke

How does Bob Marley like his doughnuts?
Wi' jam in! ('We jammin')




An da winner as chosen by ....................... Clapton ................................ dus be ........................................................ Skye! Yay well done me pal you choosin next week!

Ere wot Clapton said: Hello Miss Lexie. Another good haul of seasonal selections in our Chainy Christmas e-mail this morning. We always enjoy the links and thinking that our pals have done. As we celebrated the 5th anniversary of old Marley passing OTRB this week we were very tempted to choose linky 6 but that seemed a bit self-indulgent for us to do so instead we are choosing linky 4. This is because we have been watching the new 10-part series about the Vietnam war recently (highly recommended via iPlayer) and the Beach Boys are always good for cheering up a cold and windy December day. Hurrah! Well done to all the players.

So now is over to you. Email me: lex[dot]dogstovesky @ gmail.com or DM me on 11th December 2017 (gets it to me by 10am UK time if poss). Oh sometimes I dus accidentally delete em! Heehee. So good idea to type DO NOT DELETE in the title and dussnt forget to send a linky to da video from You Tube!

Lexie's Chain dus be inspired by da pawsome Radcliffe & Maconie Show wot you can has a listen to on dere website. Follow me @dogstoyevsky or #lexieschain on Twitter to join da fun. Remember anyfink goes! Rock, classical, opera, ballads, punk, reggae - is up to you! Fanx for playin!

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Lexie's Chain: The Three Hundred and Fifty Sixth Chain

Hello pals. Welcome to week 356 of Lexie's Chain. Last week the winner was me wiph U2 and the Miracle of Joey Ramone . Let's see wot we gots this week:

@diamondbertie
Clever Lexie won with U2 Miracle of Joey Ramone, I admit to not knowing this song well but I listens to it, and my mind kept turning to a song by Bruce Springsteen called The River, I don’t know why but that is my linky for this week.




@cloonfourmegan
Last week you won wiv U2 and The Ballad of Joey Ramone. A Joey is also known as a kangaroo and so we choose the almost national anthem of Australia Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport!




@claptonterrier
Hello Miss Lexie…last week our winner was a song dedicated to Joey Ramone….he was a member of the Ramones, a band famous for their very short songs….well I accuse them of being profligate and verbose and recommend for your attention the song “You suffer” by Napalm Death which clocks in at a lengthy 1.4 seconds….BOL...




@skye613
Hello pals! Ready for a good walk about today? So the winning tune was " The Miracle of Joey Ramone. " Joey's idol was Pete Townshend. Do you know the only song that Townshend played on that hit #1? And don't even look to The Who! Pete produced, arranged and played bass on this tune originally titled " Revolution." Our linky this week " Something In The Air".





@maggietkat
Well done Lexi with U2.s The Miracle (of Joey Ramone).   I just went straight for the Miracle. Here is Smokey Robinson and the Miracles doing Shop Around. 





@terenceterrier

Larst week Lexie winned wiv "The Miracle ( of Joey Ramone ) ". Dis woz writted as a tribute to da man cos he deaded - appawrently  he listened to a U2 song as he passed away. There were lotsa other tribute songs for him so I gonna pick da one by Blondie wot be "Hello Joe" n I gives yoo da video from Blondie: Live by Request.




An da winner as chosen by ............... me dad ...................... dus be  .............................. CT [finally heehee and no dad did not know who anyone was]! Well done me pal! You be choosing next week.

Ere wot me dad said: I like No 3. Napalm Death .... sounds fun ;). Also liked the kangaroo one. I'm going with No 3.

So now is over to you. Email me: lex[dot]dogstovesky @ gmail.com or DM me on 27th November 2017 (gets it to me by 10am UK time if poss). Oh sometimes I dus accidentally delete em! Heehee. So good idea to type DO NOT DELETE in the title and dussnt forget to send a linky to da video from You Tube!

Lexie's Chain dus be inspired by da pawsome Radcliffe & Maconie Show wot you can has a listen to on dere website. Follow me @dogstoyevsky or #lexieschain on Twitter to join da fun. Remember anyfink goes! Rock, classical, opera, ballads, punk, reggae - is up to you! Fanx for playin!

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Lexie's Chain: The Three Hundred and Fifty Fifth Chain

Hello pals. Welcome to week 355 of Lexie's Chain. Last week the winner was Sonic an Spik wiph .  Let's see wot we gots this week:

@claptonterrier
Last week our winner was Jerusalem….a song in praise of the country we call our home …..and this got to reminding me of another song we have always loved….This Land is Your Land by Woody Guthrie….a song about the beauty and variety of America and how it belongs to its people….something that I think we can all take to remind ourselves of in these dark times….and we have chosen a version by Bruce Springsteen….Mr Bruce explains what the song means to him at the start of the video….”this land was made for you and me”… not the 1%.




@cloonfourmegan
Last week Sonic did win wiv Jerusalem. As Sonic said this was written by the visionary poet William Blake. He also wrote a poem. Tiger Tiger which mum had to learn by heart at school (why? Who knows it was the 1970s!). So we chooses The Eye of the Tiger by Survivor




@diamondbertie

Well done Sonic and Spike, your choice of Jerusalem took me back to a time when the world was young and we still had our innocence which give me Vaughan Williams’ piece Seventeen Come Sunday played by The Academy of St Martin in the Fields and conducted by Sir Neville Mariner. I always get a lump to my throat when I hear this.






@maggietkat
Well done Sonic! Blake’s poem addresses many things and one I thought about were “dark satanic mills”. The Industrial Revolution was built on the small man. There are many songs about THE Man getting rich. My choice is about Kentucky coal mines, “you’ll never leave Harlan alive” sung by Patti Loveless.




@terenceterrier
Clever pals Sonic n Spike won wiv "Jerusalem " sung at da Proms. Dis is also sung at da opening of da National Federation of Women's Institutes AGM n also at some branch meetings. Da Rylstone branch famussly produced a calendar wiv pics of dem posing nude doing traditional WI activities n wot raised money for leukaemia research. Dis woz da inspawrayshun for da film "Calendar Girls".   A film where 6 unemployed steel workers from Sheffield stripped off to raise munney to pay their debts woz " The Full Monty". So my linky dis week is from dat film n be "You can leave your hat on" sung by Tom Jones. Da video I use is da final scene from da film n if yoo be of a sensitive nature yoo may need to avert yor eyes.




@skye613
Tis the season! My choice this week " Oh Little Town of Bethlehem ". Sorry no nothing of the last prom.




@djladylexie
My linky is U2. Jerusalem first started live as a poem "and did those feet in ancient times by William Blake. William Blake was a poet (ooo there's a surprise). He became a member of the Royal Academy which was then housed in Old Somerset House, near the Strand. Old Somerset House is now called Somerset House, which is the new Somerset House wot is still the old Somerset House *confussled*. Anyhoo, Somerset is also a county in England. Within that county is a place called Glastonbury and this is where the aptly-named Glastonbury Festival takes place. One band to play at Glastonbury are U2. U2 first made their appearance at Glastonbury in 2011. U2 named their 2014 album Songs of Innocence after the Blake book of poems of the same name. I choose a song from that album - The Miracle of Joey Ramone.





An da winner as chosen by ............... Sonic and Spike saided ...................... dus be  .............................. is me again!. Well done me haha! Dad be choosing next week.

Ere wot Sonic and Spike said: Thanks for all the great links this week  pals, many of which we hadn’t heard before.  We have chosen Link 7 this week because it was a very interesting link back to Blake’s poetry. That and we do like a good U2 tune.

So now is over to you. Email me: lex[dot]dogstovesky @ gmail.com or DM me on 27th November 2017 (gets it to me by 10am UK time if poss). Oh sometimes I dus accidentally delete em! Heehee. So good idea to type DO NOT DELETE in the title and dussnt forget to send a linky to da video from You Tube!

Lexie's Chain dus be inspired by da pawsome Radcliffe & Maconie Show wot you can has a listen to on dere website. Follow me @dogstoyevsky or #lexieschain on Twitter to join da fun. Remember anyfink goes! Rock, classical, opera, ballads, punk, reggae - is up to you! Fanx for playin!

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Lexie's Chain: The Three Hundred and Fifty Fourth Chain

Hello pals. Welcome to week 354 of Lexie's Chain. Last week the winner was Terence wiph Ol Man River from Roderick Williams.  Let's see wot we gots this week:

@skye613

Wow, whole lot a water going round these past few weeks. And we're going to stay the course." Ol Man River" probably would keep rolling down the river with Ike and Tina. Enjoy,




@cloonfourmegan
Last week Tel did win wiv Ol Man River which be from the musical Showboat. Showboat be  a collaboration between Oscar Hammerstein and Jerome Kerr (and PG Woodhouse) but usually we fink of Hammerstein’s musicals wiv Richard Rodgers and we chooses one of our faves from South Pacific.




@diamondbertie
Last week Terence Terrier won with Old Man River sung  by Roderick Williams,  Paul Robeson sang it in Showboat, my link is Paul Robeson singing Shenandoah.




@maggietkat
Well done Tel with “Ole man river” from Showboat. The Mississippi River rolls on and doesn’t care. The other thing that doesn’t care is time. I have chosen a song from another musical, the new Hamilton.  This is the ending number, “Who live, who dies, who tells your story”.





@soniekbt

Well done Sir T with your link O’l Man River performed at the Last Night of the Proms. We did go to the LNOTP a couple of years ago so for our link we have chosen our fav song from that (despite our Celtic heritage) - “Jerusalem” - William Blake & Sir Hubert Parry.




@djladylexie
Ol Man River is from a moosical wot is called Show Boat. A show boat dus be a boat wot is a floating theatre. Showboating has also come to mean someone who wants their behaviour to be seen at all costs where a person will do something flashy instead of achieving their goals. Boxers are well known for their showboating style before a fight. Most notable of these are Muhammad Ali. Ali called himself The Greatest (well deserved as it turned out). He floated like a butterfly and stung like a bee, the great Ali. So my link is a song about the greatest showboater of them all. Muhammad Ali from Faithless.






An da winner as chosen by ............... Tel ...................... dus be  ..............................Sonic and Spike. Well done me pals! You be choosing next week.

Ere wot the El Tel said: Fanks for da linkies my pals. Wot to do ? Afta much discussion wiv mum n for reasons best known only to ourselves I chooses linky 5 wot be " Jerusalem " sung by Da Great British Public * sings along waving terrier flag* . I duss have to give speshull credit to linky 6 though.

So now is over to you. Email me: lex[dot]dogstovesky @ gmail.com or DM me on 13th November 2017 (gets it to me by 10am UK time if poss). Oh sometimes I dus accidentally delete em! Heehee. So good idea to type DO NOT DELETE in the title and dussnt forget to send a linky to da video from You Tube!

Lexie's Chain dus be inspired by da pawsome Radcliffe & Maconie Show wot you can has a listen to on dere website. Follow me @dogstoyevsky or #lexieschain on Twitter to join da fun. Remember anyfink goes! Rock, classical, opera, ballads, punk, reggae - is up to you! Fanx for playin!

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Lexie's Chain: The Three Hundred and Fifty Third Chain

Hello pals. Welcome to week 353 of Lexie's Chain. Last week the winner was Bertie wiv River Lady from Roger Whittaker.  Let's see wot we gots this week:

@cloonfourmegan
Last week clever Bertie won wiv Roger Whittaker and River Lady. Roger Whittaker was born in Kenya. This is a good place for safaris which reminded us of a cartoon film The Wild Thornberrys The Movie which do be set in a safari and has this lovely tear jerking song by Paul Simon on its soundtrack.


@claptonterrier
Hello Miss Lexie….last week our winner was the song River Lady…the only lady who sings about rivers that we know about is Enya….so this week our link is “Orinoco Flow”….the orinoco is a river which goes through Columbia and Venezuela and is over 2,000 km long…


@maggietkat
Well done Bertie! I am going with the river link. Here is Neil Diamond sing “Suzanne”.



@terenceterrier

Larst week Sir Bertie win da chainy wiv Roger Whittaker singing "River Lady" wot be abowt a boat on a river. I gonna stay wiv da boat n river theme n it be a short hop to get to my linky wot be "Ol' Man River" wot be a song from da musical "Showboat" . There be many vershun stop choose from cos it woz made into a film three times n da song been covered by lotsa well known peeps. Da vershun I gonna go wiv tho is Rodrick Williams singing it at da BBC Proms 2014.


@skye613
Bertie won last week with a great tune " River Lady". Sticking to the nautical theme for ma linky this week. " Ship to Shore " Chris de Burgh. Enjoy!


@djladylexie
Roger Whittaker is well known for his whistling abilities but did you also know that there is such a fing as a whistle register. The whistle register is the highest register of the human voice. This is because the timbre of the notes produced are similar to that of a whistle. One of the most famour whistle register artists was Minnie Riperton. So me goin wit Lovin You and Minni Riperton. Try singing that in the shower!



An da winner as chosen by ............... Bertie ...................... dus be  .............................. Terence. Well done me pal! You be choosing next week.

Ere wot the Bertie said: The links were all so good it was a hard job choosing. I kept playing and I narrowed it down to number 4, Old Man River by Roderick Williams and 2. Orinoco Flows by Enya. I wish we could have joint winners. If not then it has to be number 4 Ol Man River.

So now is over to you. Email me: lex[dot]dogstovesky @ gmail.com or DM me on 13th November 2017 (gets it to me by 10am UK time if poss). Oh sometimes I dus accidentally delete em! Heehee. So good idea to type DO NOT DELETE in the title and dussnt forget to send a linky to da video from You Tube!

Lexie's Chain dus be inspired by da pawsome Radcliffe & Maconie Show wot you can has a listen to on dere website. Follow me @dogstoyevsky or #lexieschain on Twitter to join da fun. Remember anyfink goes! Rock, classical, opera, ballads, punk, reggae - is up to you! Fanx for playin!

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Lexie's Chain: The Three Hundred and Fifty Second Chain

Hello pals. Welcome to week 352 of Lexie's Chain. Last week the winner was me wiph The Living Years from Mike an der Mechanics.  Let's see wot we gots this week:

@terenceterrier
Gawd help us dis be hard ! Clever Lexie winned da chainy wiv "The Living Years" by Mike and the Mechanics. Dis luvvly song tells us dat we can't tell fambly fings once dey dead so should while dey alive. But dat not rilly true cos on Halloween ( wot be tomorrow) da veil between dis werld n da spirit werld be very thin n can be parted n dey come to visit us. Dey do say to set an extra place at da table so dey can join yoo . So for my linky I gives yoo "Beyond The Veil " by Lindsey Stirling.




@skye613
Congrats to Lexie and Hi Dad! The beautiful " The Living Years" was written by Mike Rutherford & B.A.Robertson about their fathers who they had both lost & had unresolved issues. The loss of a father, to a son, is heartbreaking. But the loss of a son to a father maybe even more so. My link this week " Tears In Heaven" Eric Clapton wrote it for a movie but has said that it is about losing his son, Conor. 


@claptonterrierHello Miss Lexie…last week our winner was a song by Mike & The Mechanics…I am not sure we ever really liked that band…so this week we are recommending a song about a superior type of car that would mean you would never need to hear from The Mechanics again…our linky this week is “Little Red Corvette” by Prince!




@diamondbertie
Not the best link but I still submit it because it has a similar snappy background beat, I found both so haunting, so here goes my choice is .....    drum roll .....Roger Whittaker s River Lady, I defy anyone listening to this song and not get a tear in there eye so indulge me and enjoy.




@maggietkat
Well done (cough) Lexie with Mike and the Mechanics doing Living Years. It reminded me of my friends and family coping with dementia.  I know this song has been on top100 lists and overplayed, but there is something about Elvis Costello's voice that describes the anguish for both the aging and the family.  Here is “Veronica”. 





@sonikebt
Lovely song last week from Lexie with “The Living Years” by Mike & the Mechanics. We are going to stay with the Dad theme this week & choose the song that our Grandpa used to sing as his party piece. So we give you “Ae Fond Kiss” sung by the lovely Karen Matheson.




An da winner as chosen by ............... me dad ...................... dus be  .............................. Bertie. Well done me pal! You be choosing next week.

Ere wot the Dad said: Flippin eck this week is very hard they are all fantastic. Let me see *thinks* flippin eck! Ok, if I can just pick your mum up off the floor from bleeden crying here we go. They are all really great links. I was a big fan of Elvis Costello, and that's a great tune. I like number 1 for the link to all hallows eve. I like 3, oh and I don't like Mike and the Mechanics either! Your Mum was going on about Karen Matheson as she loves Capercaillie and Karen. The EC link is a lovely song and very moving.

Sooo after much deliberation I must say that any song with ships in it is going to win for me. So I'm going with Roger Whittaker and River Lady. Might have that on the speakers when we next sail Atlantis! 

So now is over to you. Email me: lex[dot]dogstovesky @ gmail.com or DM me on 6th November 2017 (gets it to me by 10am UK time if poss). Oh sometimes I dus accidentally delete em! Heehee. So good idea to type DO NOT DELETE in the title and dussnt forget to send a linky to da video from You Tube!

Lexie's Chain dus be inspired by da pawsome Radcliffe & Maconie Show wot you can has a listen to on dere website. Follow me @dogstoyevsky or #lexieschain on Twitter to join da fun. Remember anyfink goes! Rock, classical, opera, ballads, punk, reggae - is up to you! Fanx for playin!

Saturday, 28 October 2017

Lexie's Chain: The Three Hundred and Fifty First Chain

Hello pals. Welcome to week 351 of Lexie's Chain. Last week the winner was Skye wiph Pink an her dad When I See The Rain.  Let's see wot we gots this week:

@maggietkat
Well done Skye! I decided to go with rain and a duet.  This is Bob Seger and John Fogerty singing “Who'll stop the rain”.



@claptonterrier
Last week our winner was a duet between a daughter and her father...so we googled some songs about fathers...and our first link took us to a list of songs to be played on Father's Day...and you will never guess what the song at the top of the list was....Pap Dont Preach by Madonna....!! BOL and DOUBLE BOL... Anyhoo, it has to be our linky this week for that reason alone...




@terenceterrier
Larst week pal Skye winned da chainy wiv "I have seen the rain" sung by Pink n her Dad. So duss I look for annuva daughter / father combination? Frank n Nancy ? NAH dunnit before. Father and son combination praps? Yup I 'm on to it . "Father and Son" was written n sung originally by Cat Stevens. Later he changed his name to Yusuf. For my linky I gonna use dis song but keeping wiv da duet link again n dis time  use a vershun with a younger sprog Ronan Keating singing with Yusuf.




@cloonfourmegan
Last week Skye won wiv Pink and her dad singing When I see the rain. Pinks Dad James Moore wrote the song when he was serving in the Vietnam war. So we pick this song which was perhaps the most definitive Vietnam anti war song Barry McGuire Eve of Destruction.




@diamondbertie
Well done Skye, winning with I Have Seen The Rain. My choice is Billy Joel with Goodnight Saigon, why? the Vietnam connection turned my mind to this one.




@djladylexie
Well done Skye wiv dat Pink and her dad song. I'm going wiv songs about dads. Pink had the chance to sing wiv her dad but some never get the chance to tell our dads how wonderful they is. Me hudad is da bestest and I'm gonna tell him now *runrunrun* ok I ia back. This song is for all those that never got the chance. Mike and the Mechanics and The Living Years.




@sonikebt
Well done @syke613 for winning last week with “I have seen the rain” by Pink & her Dad. Our favourite song by our favourite band about our most favourite place in the world is about rain. Our link this week is “Tinseltown in the rain” by The Blue Nile.



An da winner as chosen by ............... Skye ...................... dus be  .............................. oh bum is me again so me dad dussin the choosin.

Ere wot Skye said: Such great choices this week and one of my faves. Numbers 1 & 3 very close, but number 6 wins. Great way to link and a beautiful tune. 

So now is over to you. Email me: lex[dot]dogstovesky @ gmail.com or DM me on Monday 30th October 2017 (gets it to me by 10am UK time if poss). Oh sometimes I dus accidentally delete em! Heehee. So good idea to type DO NOT DELETE in the title and dussnt forget to send a linky to da video from You Tube!

Lexie's Chain dus be inspired by da pawsome Radcliffe & Maconie Show wot you can has a listen to on dere website. Follow me @dogstoyevsky or #lexieschain on Twitter to join da fun. Remember anyfink goes! Rock, classical, opera, ballads, punk, reggae - is up to you! Fanx for playin!