Friday, 26 May 2017

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

Hello pals. Welcome to week 329 of Lexie's Chain. Last week the winner was Skye wiph Fine Young Cannibals an Suspicious Minds. Lets see what we gots this week:

@diamondbertie
Well done @skye613 with winning, your choice Fine Young Cannibals singing Suspicious Minds. That jogged my memory of Elvis Presley who sang that. My link is Elvis Presley (the King) and his film GI Blues where he sang Wooden Heart ❤. I humbly submit this offering.




@claptonterrier
Hello Miss Lexie…last week our winner was a song by the band Fine Young Cannibals…oh dear…I don’t think there could be anything fine about cannibalism…I have a preference for less challenging food…in fact I quite like just siting in front of the TV with my dinner on my lap…perhaps some nice lamb kibble…so this week my linky is TV Dinners by ZZ Top….yum….oh, and when we play ed the video there was a long musical advert at the start,…that is NOT our link.




@cloonfourmegan
Last week sky winned wiv Fine Young Cannibals and Suspicious Minds. FYG were a Birmingham band and so were UB40. They both covered songs which were also sung by Elvis so here is UB40 wiv Can't Help Falling in Love With You.




@terenceterrier
So how duss I find a linky from "Suspicious Minds" by Fine Young Cannibals? Well da vershun I noes best is da one by Elvis Presley. So I gonna use annuva song of his on da same theme "Suspicion".



@maggietkat
Well done with fine young canibal's cover of suspicious minds. Before the canibals was the beat. This is their cover of a motown song, Smokey robinson's tears of a clown.




@sonikebt
Well done @syke613 for winning with "Suspicious Minds" by Fine Young Cannibals. This week we don't have suspicious minds we have  Simple Minds so "Don't you forget about me".




@djladylexie
Suspicious Mind is a song about trust and intuition. Suspecting your partner of being unfaithful can ruin a relationship. Just ask Tammy Wynette. She knows all about  it coz she got a D I V O R C E! Sing it Tammy :).




An da winner as chosen by ............... Skye...................... dus be ..............................  Maggie wiv Tears of a Clown. Yay! You choosin next week me pal.

Ere wot Skye said: Super great tunes this week. And it was a toss up between #5 and # 7. In the end the beat  rolled on! #5 wins! Thanks Lexie and Mom. I sure appreciate playing! 

So now is over to you. Email me: lex[dot]dogstovesky @ gmail.com or DM me on Monday 29th May 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, 19 May 2017

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

Hello pals. Welcome to week 328 of Lexie's Chain. Last week the winner was me wiv Shake A Tail Feava. Lets see what we gots this week:

@daisy_dor
Congrats to Maggie on da win last week, with Wilson Pickett's Land of a Thousand Dances. My link from dat song is Nutbush City Limits .... Wilson Pickett was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1991, the same year as Ike and Tina Turner who sang dis fantastic song wot is not about bushes wiv nuts in, Tina also released a 90s version of the song in 1991 so double da bubble for you link dis week and takes your pick which version you prefer.






@cloonfourmegan
Last week clever Maggie won with Wilson Pickett and Land of a 1000 Dances. Now that was one of a number of covers of that song. Another cover was by the fantastically named Cannibal and the Headhunters. We not so keen on Cannibals so we pick I Eat Cannibals by Toto Coelo ... although if you eat a Cannibal don't that make you one too!




@terenceterrier
Larst week clever  kitteh pal Maggie winned wiv "Land of a Thousand Dances" by Wilson Pickett. I try extra hard dis week n find a linky / artist wiv SIX fings wot link da songs n artists.
1 Both singers were born in da 40's
2 Both are from USA
3 Both are men
4 Both are now dead
5 Both songs were hits in da 60's
6 Both haz da numba 1000 in da title

Haz yoo guessed it yet ? Nope ? OK I tell yoo. It be "The Night Has a 1000 Eyes"  by Bobby Vee.




@skye613
Wilson Pickett recorded " Land of 1000 Dances" in Muscle Shoals, Alabama in his first set of sessions. He had previously recorded in Memphis. Memphis is the home of the one & only Elvis! The tune was also recorded before Picket by Cannibal & The Headhunters. How you ask can these 3 different things linky together? Well, here ya go! The Fine Young Cannibals doing a remake of " Suspicious Minds."   Enjoy.




@diamondbertie
Here is my entry, that clever @maggietkat won with Wilson Pickett singing Land of 1000 Dances. I immediately thought Bruce Springsteen with Dancing in the Dark, so many songs with dancing as the theme I chose this one.




@claptonterrier
Hello Miss Lexie...last week our winner was Land of a Thousand Dances....that seems like an awful lot of dances to me....I suspect I only have stamina for one dance with my little legs...so in that case please can you Save the Last Dance For Me?...BOL...The Drifters of course.




@djladylexie
Last week was Wilson Pickett wiph Land of a Thousand Dances. I fink I will go wiv numbers coz I like numbers. So me goin wiv simple linky using the word a fousand .. wiv a founsand bootiful fings from Annie Lennox.



@sonikebt
Well done @MaggieTKat for the winning song last week - "Land of a thousand dances". We did a bit of word association this week and the first song we thought of was the punk classic - "Swords of a thousand men" by Tenpole Tudor.





An da winner as chosen by ............... maggie  ...................... dus be ..............................  @skye613 ... skye! Yay well done me pal you dus be choosin next week.

Ere wot Maggie said: No 4 ...

So now is over to you. Email me: lex[dot]dogstovesky @ gmail.com or DM me on Monday 22nd May 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, 9 May 2017

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

Hello pals. Welcome to week 327 of Lexie's Chain. Last week the winner was me wiv Shake A Tail Feava. Lets see what we gots this week:

@maggietkat
Well done with the Blues Brothers version of "Shake a Tail Feather". As with a lot of songs, artists changed lyrics but I happen to love this version. The street dancers performing the 60's dance mentioned is incredible. Another song that changed lyrics by adding the hook  "na na na na na" which became a hit. So, we have 2 top of the chart songs. I have a song which also has 60's dances. Wow! 2 links! This version is sung by Wilson Pickett who is out of the Mussel Shores studios, "Land of a Thousand Dances".



@diamondbertie
Oh how I loved The Blues Brothers, a brilliant film, my link is snagged from that film as well, it's Cab Calloway who has a mall part and he sings Minnie The Moocher.



@terenceterrier
Larst week Lexie winned wiv "Shake A Tail Feather" by Blues Brothers. Well knock me down wiv a feva if I dussnt  finds a linky wot connect both da name of a groups n da title of da songs. If yoo duss dis tail feva shakin dance fingy then yoo be shakin yor hips ( obvious innit) so my linky songy be "Hippy Hippy Shake" . Da group be The Swinging Blue Jeans wot connect wiv da previous group by da "Blue" werd.




An da winner as chosen by ............... me dad ...................... dus be ..............................  @maggiekat.

Ere wot Dad said: Flippin eck that was easier than usual .... where did everybody go?! 

So now is over to you. Email me: lex[dot]dogstovesky @ gmail.com or DM me on Monday 15th May 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, 2 May 2017

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

Hello pals. Welcome to week 326 of Lexie's Chain. Last week the winner was Megan wiv  Let see what we gots this week:

@daisy_dor
Well done Megan on another win on da chain and I very much enjoyed all the linkys. This week Megan's link allows me to link yo my most favourite song "Mahna Mahna" also by the Muppets. Why? Cos it is a song to indicate it has gone 5pm on a Friday fanks to Mr Simon Mayo which means humum is coming home and da weekend starts. Plus it do make me laugh.




@maggietkat
wonderful link with the Dancing Bear. I have loved the Muppets for years and always looked forward to their musical numbers. Some of their best are covers of famous songs. My link this week is "Bohemian Rhapsody" whether by the Muppets or Queen. The Jim Henson studio did an incredible job recreating the Queen video, so please check Queen's out as well.




@diamondbertie
What else to do on a wet, windy Sunday than ponder on your chain. @cloonfourmegan chose and won with the Muppets and Simon and His Amazing Dancing Bear, this made me laugh and put me in such good humour I had to choose Bare Necessities from the film Jungle Book.




@claptonterrier
Hello Miss Lexie…last week Lady Megan won with a song from the muppet show. The Muppets have had very many famous musical guest stars over the years…we looked up the Billboard top 10 list of the best of those guests and the one I think liked the most was Elton John signing Muppet Crocodile Rock with the cast…




@terenceterrier
Larst week Megan give us "Simon Smith and His Amazing Dancing Bear" from The Muppet Show. Corse everyfur noes dat dis show be fronted by Kermit the Frog. So for my linky I looks for songs wiv frogs. Corse it has to be da hit by Paul McCartney and The Frog Chorus "We All Stand Together".



@sonikebt
Well done @CloonfourMegan for the win with "Simon smith and his amazing dancing bear. This week we are going with a dancing theme with our link "Wake me up before you go go" by Wham.




@djladylexie
Aww we loves Da Muppets! Well let me see .. my linky does be Big Bird from Sesame Street. What? How dat you asks! Well, Jim Henson created The Muppets who starred in the hit show The Muppets. Frank Oz was the puppeteer behind many of the muppets. The Muppets went on to star in Sesame Street, a children's TV show. One of the most famous stars of Sesame Street dus be Big Bird. Big Bird is a ... well ... err a big bird! Frank Oz was offered the part of Big Bird but declined as he didn't like performing full body characters. Frank Oz was also in Blues Brothers. Blues Brothers sang a song called Shake Your Tail Feather which is about shaking your behind to da music.  Some, bend over and let me see you shake your tail feather.





An da winner as chosen by ............... Megan...................... dus be .............................. piffle! Is me again. Me dad will dus the choosin fanx you.

Ere wot Megan said: It has been really lovely judging this week with so many muppet references. Mum still has her vinyl album of Muppet Show hits and do indeed model herself on Miss Piggy! Anyhoo ... we did love all the detail about Big Bird and we do love shaking our tail feathers so we chooses Linky 7!

So now is over to you. Email me: lex[dot]dogstovesky @ gmail.com or DM me on Monday 8th May
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, 25 April 2017

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

Hello pals. Welcome to week 325 of Lexie's Chain. Last week the winner was Sonic wiv Auld Wives. Let see what we gots this week:

@maggietkat
Well done with Auld Women. I am going with the opposite, young lads. My choice is from the movie "Mama Mia" based on the songs of ABBA. Here is the incomparable Christine Baransky in the scene "Does Your Mama Know?".




@diamondbertie
@sonikebt won with Bear's Den singing Auld Wives. This is a song of yearning and lost love ❤. This put me in mind of an old song from the late 1960s by Peter Sarstedt singing Where Do You Go To My Lovely it's a beautiful timeless piece.




@claptonterrier
last week Mr Sonic chose a song he  said was inspired by an odd rock formation…the oddest rock formation we have come across is The All Sports Band.  Sound engineer Tracy Coats (Frampton Comes Alive) came up with the genius/crackpot idea of a heterosexual, sports-based Village People. The result was the All-Sports Band, which featured a boxing drummer, a football and baseball player on guitar and bass, a race car driver keyboard player, and a karate kicking singer. What could go wrong? Here is their “song” I Am Your Superman….! Oh dear….



@cloonfourmegan
Last week Sonic won with a song by Bear Den. We love bears and this is our favourite song about a bear sung by our favourite muppets.




@skye613
I watched this vid many times. The one thing that I came away with besides a new found band with a great sound, was profound sadness. The kind of sadness that occurs when your loved one is losing their memory to a horrid disease. My linky this week " I Will Remember You".




@daisy_dor
Right after a couple of week away cos if a pesky pup, I'm back! The winner last week is not a song or band I know. So i put lateral finking caps on. Apparently the video for Auld Wives starred an actor Joseph Marcell. Now he played da butler in da programme Da Fresh Prince Of Bel Air. A programme wot starred Will Smith. So me link dis week is Men in Black by Will Smith, not cos of da song but cos it co-starred da fantabulous Tommy Lee Jones.




@terenceterrier
Larst week pals Sonic n Spike winned wiv Auld Wives by Bears Den. I woz upset by da offishul video cos it showed sumwun  wrecking a house , setting it on fire n then burning to deff. So I needs to redress da balance n find a happy cheerful song. Wot duss yoo find in a bears den ? Bears of corse ! N bears just wanna have fun when dey wake up from hibernayshun  n wants to celebrate dat da nasty hunters in Trump Land haven't shot dem while dey were asleep. So my linky gonna be Bing Crosby singing "The Teddy Bears Picnic".




@djladylexie
Auld Wives from Bears Den was the winner. I read that the song takes it's inspiration from a moving and personal ballad about the agony of watching a loved one suffering the sad and terrible Alzheimer's disease. One such artist is Glen Campbell and I honour him wiv one of me favourite tunes.





An da winner as chosen by ............... Sonic ...................... dus be .............................. Megan.

Ere wot Sonic  said: We have studied all the links very carefully and have chosen linky 4 coz we luvs a dancing bear.

So now is over to you. Email me: lex[dot]dogstovesky @ gmail.com or DM me on Monday 1st May
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, 19 April 2017

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

Hello pals. Welcome to week 324 of Lexie's Chain. Last week the winner was Skye wiv Tiger Mount Peasant Song from Fleet Foxes. Let see what we gots this week:

@maggietkat
Well done, Lexie! I am taking off on your folk song link and go to bluegrass. There have been many versions, including Bob Dylan and Ginger Baker, of this folk tune but you may recognize mine from the movie, O Brother Where Art Though.?  My link is , Man of Constant Sorrow.




@diamondbertieSkye Waulking song by Capercaillie was last week's winner my choice is keeping to tradition and folk songs. Bob Saget singing An Old English Folk Song.





@claptonterrier
Hello Miss Lexie….last week your winner carried on the Scottish theme with another song about Skye….it seems to me that the biggest  thing on the mind of our Scottish pals at the moment is their own independence …so this week our linky is a song about independence….Independence Day by Bruce Springsteen….



@terenceterrier
Larst week da svelte Lexie winned wiv "Sky Waulking song" by Capercaillie who be a Scottish folk band wot sing traditional Gaelic songs n fings. So for my linky to even fings up I looks for a traditional English folk ballad n chooses "Scarborough Fair" cos for sake of linkiness it has links to old Scottish ballad "The Elfin Knight". I gives yoo da Simon n Garfunkel long vershun wiv lyrics to enjoy.



@cloonfourmegan
Oooh I scratched my head to fink of Linky to your winning entry last week of Skye Waulking Song. In the end I chooses another Scottish song about wa(u)lking but not the beating tweed variety but the one you does wiv your legs.




@sonikebt
Congrats @Dogstoyevsky for winning the link with the "Skye Waulking Song" by Capercaillie sung by Karen Matheson, who lives in the same town as us.  We have chosen a song which was inspired by a local, unusual rock formation called Auld Wives Lift by a band which shares our town's name. Our link is "Auld Wives" by Bear's den.




An da winner as chosen by ............... dad ...................... dus be .............................. Sonic!! Yay well done me pal.

Ere wot dad said: Auld Wives interesting link. This is my choice.

So now is over to you. Email me: lex[dot]dogstovesky @ gmail.com or DM me on Monday 24th April 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, 11 April 2017

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

Hello pals. Welcome to week 323 of Lexie's Chain. Last week the winner was Skye wiv Tiger Mount Peasant Song from Fleet Foxes. REMEMBERS! CHANGE TO DEADLINE NOW MONDAY NOT SUNDAY COZ MUM USELESS. Let see what we gots this week:

@maggietkat
Well done with Skye boat Song. Bertie described the song about the devastation of the Scots. I got to thinking about how 2 countries on the island of Great Britain could fight. I remembered the American Civil war. I have a negro spiritual about boats and war from that period, found by a music historian and recorded in the 1950's.  I chose Pete Seeger for this version and please sing along with "Michael Row the Boat Ashore".




@terenceterrier
Larst week Uncle Bertie winned n give us da Skye Boat Song by Kenneth McKellar. Dis be abowt da escape of Bonnie Prince Charlie to da Isle of Skye in a lickle sailing boat from da English forces. For my linky I going wiv annuva Scottish singer Rod Stewart n his song " Sailing" . I also keeping wiv da war theme n giving yoo da video of HMS Ark Royal.




@cloonfourmegan

Last week Bertie won with the very moving Skye Boat Song. We keep the theme of Celtic boat with The Irish Rover sung by the Pogues. Not as sad ... except where "the poor old dog was drowned"!




@sonikebt
Well done @diamondbertie for winning with "Skye Boat Song". We are sticking with the boat theme this week. Our choice is a song about living a simple, honest life with "Dignity" by Deacon Blue.




@djladylexie
Well done Bertie wiv Skye Boat Song wot relates to the escape of Bonnie Prince Charlie who escaped to the Isle of Skye after defeat at Culloden. Considered a tragic hero of Scotland he has stood the test of time through history. I'm using Scottish heros as me feme this week and goin wiv one of me favourites Rob Roy. Rob Roy was made into a movie cunningly entitled Rob Roy. The soundtrack features Karen Matheson singer from the band Capercaillie. They also did a songa bout Skye Waulking (which is beating tweed).




@skye613
Why I love Lexieschain? Because I always learn something new! Did not know there was an island named after Me! And did you know that the common goldeneye is found on the Isle of Skye? My linky this week is Tina Turner & the theme from Goldeneye! Enjoy.




An da winner as chosen by ............... Bertie ...................... dus be ............................. oh ......... guess who! Yep ... me! Haha dad will be choosin.

Ere wot Bertie  said:  I've made my choice, a difficult one because all the links were lovely, I've settled for Skye Waulking Song by Capercaillie, I did not know it and I played it again and again. The song captures the culture of the islands, the haunting melody just caught the imagination of these islanders making the fabulous tweed they are famous for.

So now is over to you. Email me: lex[dot]dogstovesky @ gmail.com or DM me on MONDAY 17th April 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!