Friday, 19 January 2018

Lexie's Chain; The Three Hundred and Sixty Third Chain

Hello pals. Welcome to week 363 of  Lexie's Chain. Last week da winner was Terence wiv From Russia With Love from Matt Monroe.. Let's see what we got this week:

@maggietkat
Well done Sir T with ”From Russia with Love”. James Bond was a spy who always got his man which makes him a superhero in my book. I remembered one of my favorite telly superheros, Batman. This is the tv theme from the 60’s.




@claptonterrier
Our winner last week was a song from a film …a song written especially for that film…so this week we decided to ave as our link a song that was not written for a film but which eventually became a film….there are a surprising number of these in fact…but our selection is the song Jack & Dianne by John Mellencamp …this song about a couple of high school sweethearts was written in 19882 but the movie inspired by it was not released util 30 years later in 2012 ….the song does not even appear in the movie…!



@cloonfourmegan
Last week Terence won wiv From Russia wiv Love sung by Matt Monroe. Our favourite Monroe is Marilyn and our favourite jewels are diamonds and they are a dogs best friend apart from noms obvs!




@skye613
Based on Sir Sean Connery's recommendation, Terence did win with a super tune " From Russia With Love ". Connery is an avid proponent of Scottish independence as is another well-known artist, Stuart Murdock, the frontman for Belle and Sebastion.  As evidenced by the vote on September 18, 2014, neither was in sync with "The Party Line".




@limeoscar
So the pawsome Sir T gave us Matt Monroe with the Bond theme . . . coz who dusn’t love a bit of 007, right?  Well, actually, US President JFK named From Russia With Love one of his all time top ten favourite books in a Life magazine interview.  In this month in 1962 it was JFK’s inauguration & celebrated African-American  contralto, Marian Anderson, sang the National Anthem at the ceremony. Marian was an active supporter of the civil rights movement and probably best known for the Lincoln Memorial Concert (the 1939 documentary of which was preserved in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress), having been denied access to sing in public buildings because of her colour.  Here she is from that 1939 concert singing ‘My Country, ‘Tis of Thee’, a popular American patriotic anthem of the time, although you may recognise the tune.




@djladylexie
in Russia Wiv Love the Bond girl is Tatiana Romanova played by Daniela Bianchi. She also starred in a movie called O.K. Connery an Italian spaghetti spy film starring James Bond's bruvva. Interestingly the role is played by Sean Connery's actual brother - Neil Connery. The music for OK Connery was composed by Ennio Morricone. My linky dus be Sean Connery and Ennio Morricone so I give you The Untouchables Feem Toon - the movie starred Sean Connery and Morricone composed the feem toon.



An da winner as chosened by Terence dus be me! Yay! So dad dus be the choosin one next week.
       
Ere wot Terence said: Fanks yoo for da 6 linkies my pals. Dey be very well researched dis week I haz to say. After much deliberayshun *mutters n in da absence of food hampers* I chose linky 6 as da winner - da feem toon from The Untouchables.

So now is over to you. Email me: lex[dot]dogstovesky @ gmail.com or DM me on 22nd January 2018 (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, 11 January 2018

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

Hello pals. Welcome to week 362 of Dame (heehee) Lexie's Chain.Last week da dinner was Clapton wiv One Night In Bangkok from da moosical Chess. Let's see what we got this week:

@terenceterrier
Da clever little woolly chap Sir Clapton give us " One Night In Bankok" from da moosical " Chess" wot be abowt a tournament between an US n Russian Grand Master during da Cold War n a lady wot woz da manager of one but fell in luv wiv da other. There were lotsa James Bond films abowt da Cold War n da best according to Mr Sean Connery aka JB woz "From Russia With Love" . So I giving you da songy of da same name as my linky as sung by Matt Monroe.



@maggietkat
Well done Clapton with “One night in Bangkok”. This song is from the Musical “Chess” and Tim Rice was the lyricist.  Rice and Elton John collaborated on the movie “The Lion King”, a perennial favorite.  Rice and John wrote several original songs and this one makes Mom dance (a truly embarrassing sight). “I Just Can’t Wait to Be King”.




@sky613
First win of 2018, what a great tune. Always makes me want to dance. " One Night in Bangkok ' was from the play Chess and sung by Murray Head. Murray Head's brother Anthony Head is also an accomplished artist. This week I linky the brothers' song, " Wish I Could Stay" from the  TV show, Buffy the Vampire Slayer. This tune was a part of the only musical episode " Once More With Feeling".




@djladylexie
You chosed One Night In Bangkok from the musical Chess. This was written by Benny and Bjorn from Abba. They is the B of Abba and Anna and Agnetha dus be the A. Shame there isn't a C then you could have your ABC, easy as 123. Oh ... wait ... there's me linky .....ABC The Jacksons!




An da winner as chosened by Clapton dus be Terence! Yay! So you dus be the choosin one next week.

Ere wot Clapton said: Hello there Miss Lexie....wow, only four links this week...it looks like the Christmas spirit (ahem) has gotten the better of our players...well, we have listened closely to each entry and we have decided to select link no.1 From Russia with Love....there is a lot to be said in favour of all our links but none of the others come recommended by Sean Connery!! 

So now is over to you. Email me: lex[dot]dogstovesky @ gmail.com or DM me on 15th January 2018 (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, 4 January 2018

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

Hello pals. Welcome to week 361 of Lexie's Chain.Last week da dinner was Maggie wiv Don't Cry For Me Argentina from Madonna Evita. Let's see what we got this week:

@terenceterrier
Larst week Miss Maggie winned da chainy wiv "Don't Cry For Me Argentina" sung by Madonna. Dis songy woz from da moosical writted by Lord Andrew Lloyd-Webber and notable in dat it woz one of a number of his songs which were hits in their own right. Annuva such song iz "Memory " taken from his moosical "Cats" ( appawriate doncha fink since Miss Maggie be judging) and dis be my linky as sung by Elaine Paige who woz da original Grizabella in da show.




@diamondbertie
My first entry for this year La Bamba by Trini Lopez because Maggie won with Don’t Cry For Me Argentina, I wanted to stay with the South American mood.




@cloonfourmegan
Last week Maggie won wiv Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Don’t Cry for me Argentina. This musical was initially released on vinyl before the stage show with Julie Covington singing Eva Peron. Julie decided because of her politics not to take the stage role which went to Elaine Paige who ended up much more famous. Anyway here is Julie in great 70s TV series Rock Follies.




@claptonterrier
Hello Miss Lexie…last week our winner was Don’t Cry for me Argentina…this was of course a hit song from the musical Evita…our linky this week therefore is another song from musical which achieved chart success…we have chose One Night in Bangkok by Murray Head…this was from the musical Chess, co-written by Sir Tim Rice who also had a paw in Evita….it made it to the top of the charts in many countries (although only no. 12 in the UK).




@sonikebt
@MaggieTKat won the chain with “Don’t cry for me Argentina” sung by Madonna.  Argentina did win the Football World Cup in 1986 even with the controversial “Hand of God” goal by Maradona in the quarterfinal against England. Now in the good old days teams who qualified for World Cup used to record a team song. We are going to chose our favourite World Cup song “Don’t come home to soon” by Del Amitri.




@djladylexie
Maggie wunned wiv Don't Cry For Me Argentina. Me linky is Madonna! What? Did you know dat there was a parody of this song called Don't Cry For Me Marge and Tina. The song was written and perfomed by The Goodies who were a 1970's comedy trio. They were quirky and very funny (at the time). Madonna dun a song called Erotica which is also famous in da UK for a misheard line that mentions Bill Oddie (one of The Goodies). The line goes: Bill Oddie, Bill Oddie, Put Your Hands All Over My Body - hehe is sposed to be Erotic, Erotic, Put Your Hands All Over My Body.





An da winner as chosened by Maggie dus be Clapton! Woop off to a good start me pal. So you dus be the choosin one next week.

Ere wot Maggie said: Amazing links that I had to thoroughly research. I have to say that musicals in general are not my preferred listening (Dad makes us..). However, I didn’t realize that One Night in Bangkok by Murray Head… was from the musical Chess, so I have to choose this. Big early MTV hit!

So now is over to you. Email me: lex[dot]dogstovesky @ gmail.com or DM me on 8th January 2018 (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, 30 December 2017

Lexie's Chain: The Three Hundred and Sixtieth Chain

Hello pals. Welcome to week 360 of Lexie's Chain. This is the final chainy of 2017 after which we will know who dus the winner be! Last week was Terence wiv Revolution from The Beatles. Let's see what we got this week:

@maggietkat
Well done Sir T with Revolution. I have witnessed many revolutions in my life but one went unnoticed until Sir Andrew Lloyd Weber. His musical about PerĂ³n and his wife Eva brought to light the labor and economic policies in Argentina. My link is “A New Argentina”.




@skye613
The last Chainy of the year. And what a year it has been around our world. The Beatles tune " Revolution" was about the Vietnam War. The word Revolution was only sung 1 time.  That is a silent revolution. And the world is silent as some try to isolate and create friction. My linky this week " Sounds of Silence ". The original.




@cloonfourmegan
Last week Terence win wiv the Beatles and Revolution. We fink it be good to have a nice revolution so we picks Tracy Chapman and Talking About A Revolution...Sounds like a whisper.




@claptonterrier

Hello Miss Lexie…last week our winner was Revolution by the Beatles. The Beatles actually recorded three songs with a similar name…the others are Revolution No. 1 and Revolution No. 9, both featured on the White Album. Of course the Beatles were very famous for having so many No. 1 records so this week our linky is their ninth chart-topper (see what we did there?)..which was Day Tripper….at least in the UK…




@djladylexie
Revolution by The Beatles was Terence's winnin linky. I'm stickin wiv da feem of revolution and goin for Les Miserables an Do You Hear The People Sing.





An da winner as chosen by ....................... Terence ................................ dus be ....................................................... Clapton! Err oopsie sorry I messed up I dus mean it dus be ... Maggie! Yay! well done me pal you choosin next week!

Ere wot Terence said: Fanks yoo pals for da linkies. I see yoo all keep to da Revolushun feem. There be lotsa good ones but I gonna go wiv da songy I likes da most. Dat be Madonna wiv "Don't Cry For Me Argentina " wiv linky 4 close second place.

So now is over to you. Email me: lex[dot]dogstovesky @ gmail.com or DM me on 2nd January 2018 (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, 21 December 2017

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

Hello pals. Welcome to week 359 of Lexie's Chain. This the penultimate chainy so try to get them in early if you can! Last week the winner was  Megan wif Cake by the sea. Let's see wot we gots this week:

@skye613
Congrats to Megan! So the ocean is a big body of water, and so is a sea. So my linky for the water and the season " Christmas at Sea" A live version in honor of Tucker. Hope you are well & happy dear Tucker!




@maggietkat
Well done with Cake by the Sea. My link is about sweet things like cake. This is Bow Wow WOW with “I want candy”.




@terenceterrier
Larst week Megan win wiv "Cake by the Ocean" by DNCE. Cake be a very impawtant subject in histry. Marie Antoinette woz told by her government peeps dat da poor French people were starving n had no bread n she sed "Then let them eat cake". She obvussly had no idea wot rill happening in da country n da masses started da C French Revolushun n dey chopped off her head wiv da guilloteen. ( There is an unsuppawted rumour dat Mrs May is a descendant). Anyhows for my linky I gives yoo all "Revolution " by The Beatles.




@claptonterrier
Hello Miss Lexie....last week Lady Megan won with a song by the band DNCE....we spent a while reading about them and about their linky song. We noticed eventually that it had been very popular in Argentina...so this week our linky is the no. 1 song on the iTunes chart in Argentina....Perfect Symphony by Ed Sheehan and Andrea Bocelli..




@djladylexie
Megan wond wiv Cake by the ocean by DNCE. I'm more of a savoury kinda girl meself especially if they is sossidges involved! BOL. Sossiges are great wiv breakfast of beans, eggs and bacon. That is wot we dus call a full english breakfast. So ere's a song about breakfast and beans! Beans for Breakfast by Johnny Cash!





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

Ere wot Megan said: What good linkies and we does particularly like all the references to noms. We does like a bit of history though and a bit of revolution so we does choose Linky No 3! Happy Christmas everyone.

So now is over to you. Email me: lex[dot]dogstovesky @ gmail.com or DM me on 27th 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!

Friday, 15 December 2017

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

Hello pals. Welcome to week 358 of Lexie's Chain. Last week the winner was Skye wiph Warmth of the Sun from Beach Boys. Let's see wot we gots this week:

@maggietkat
Well done Skye with The Warmth of the Sun by The Beach Boys.  The song got lots of play time during the Vietnam War. Actually, it was written by Brian and Mike the day before and day of President Kennedy's assassination. The Kennedy presidency has been described as Camelot. My link this week is “Camelot” from the play/movie of the same name.



@terenceterrier
So larst week Skye win win da Beach Boys n "warmth of the sun". We could all do wiv dat at da mo cos it cold enuff to freeze da wotsits off here. So to keeps warm we need to follow the sun n find da sunpuddles again. My linky duss be "Follow The Sun" by Xavier Rudd. Da offishul video be filmed in Aussie land wot has summer when we norvern hemisphere furs haz winter.




@cloonfourmegan
Hi my lubberly pal
Last week Skye did win with the Beach Boys. Another word for Beach is Ocean. We lubs cayk so what could be better than Cake by the Ocean.





@claptonterrier
Last week our winner was The Warmth of the Sun by the Beach Boys...all very well I say but the warmth of the sun can be a dangerous thing....just ask Icarus...the boy who flew too close to the sun so that it melted his homemade wings and he fell to earth....so this week our link Is Thea Gilmore with Icarus Wind....(sorry about the long advert at the start of the video).





@sonikebt
@Skye613 did win with “Warmth of the Sun” by the Beach Boys. Well there has been no warmth from the sun this week in fact it has been Frozen so “Let it go” performed by Idina Menzel.



@djladylexie
There's nuffink nicer than the sun on your face, makin you feel warm and happy. Problem is there's always somewhere the sun ain't shinin. Course, Aha told us that the sun always shines TV.





An da winner as chosen by ....................... Skye  ................................ dus be ....................................................... Megan! Yay well done me pal you choosin next week!
Ere wot Skye said: Super linkies! And what could be better than Cake by the sea! Link #3! And huge thanks to Lexie and Mom. I love playing this game with such awesome pals.

So now is over to you. Email me: lex[dot]dogstovesky @ gmail.com or DM me on 18th 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!

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!