Sunday, 20 March 2011

Lexie's Chain: The Twelfth Chain

Hello ma pals! Welcome to Week 12 of #Lexieschain. Ow bout dat! 12 weeks and still goin. Keep em comin pals, dis be great fun!

Dis week it woz down to our pal Tucker to make da decishun. So let's see how it went! Here was da entries for dis week:

@Millie_Dog chose America by Razorlight. Why? Because California is in America.

@Borderpup chose Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay by Otis Redding. Why? Coz is annuva song bout California.

@kelsoterrier chose Venus by Bananarama. Why? Because Monkeys love Bananas and both songs are about beautiful women. Also, both songs (the original version by Shocking Blue in the case of Venus) topped the US Billboard chart in the late 1960's.

@bvfeyj chose Leaves That Are Green by Simon and Garfunkel. Why? California Dreamin' begins wif da line "All the leaves are brown" and da same year (1966) it was in da top 100, Simon and Garfunkel released dere album Sounds of Silence which contained Leaves That Are Green which has da line "leaves that are green turn to brown" so dey bowf talking bout leaves what do be brown! 

@diamondbertie chose San Francisco by Scott McKenzie. Why? San Francisco is in California and like California Dreamin' is a haunting song of times gone by.

@tartan_terriers chose Destination Zululand by King Kurt. Why? We thought the chain needed a bit of livening up..its a bit mellow (not that theres anythi wrong wif mellow). California dreamin is about a winters day which made us think of the Winter gardens in Blackpool where King Kurt played last year at The Rebellion UK festival. Our mama and papa didnt go, they not that crazy....anymore!!!

@DJLadyLexie chose Everbody’s Talking At Me by Harry Nilsson. Why? Mama Cass came to London to perform at da London Palladium. After her final concert she died in her sleep aged 32 in a flat in Mayfair on loan to Harry Nilsson. Dis is his most famous song an was used in da movie Midnight Cowboy.

And the winner ...... as chosen by @bvfeyj (aka Tucker) and suggested by ...... @djladylexie (aka me!!)  ....... is ........ Everbody's Talkin At Me by Harry Nilsson!

The year: 1966
The song: Everybody's Talkin'
Artist: Harry Nilsson

Pals, is time to get your finkin caps on again n send me (find out how on da guidelines page fing) the next link in the chain. Da winner dis week dus be pickin da winner next week as you probly know by now. So dat mean err .. well me hee-hee!

So, it's over to you! Email me: lexie at toxicpenguin dot com or DM me on twitter (@dogstoyevsky) wiv your link suggestion followin on from dis one! You has until noon (GMT) Sunday 27 March 2011. Pals I also wants to tell you sometime they dussnt always seem to come frew so double-check wiv me bout dat.

Ere dus be recap of da links in our chain so far. It's not a very long chain yet but I am sure it will grow an grow:

Week 11: Before da Lovin' Spoonful John Sebastian was in a group called da Mugwumps. Also in da Mugwumps was Cass Elliot and Denny Doherty who became part of The Mamas and The Papas. Dey first hit song was California Dreamin' which duz also be bout daydreaming!

Week 10: Daydream by The Lovin' Spoonful. Whatever Lola Wants is from the broadway musical, Damn Yankees. One of the main characters in the musical is called Joe Hardy and he gets a nickname in the musical of 'Shoeless Joe from Hannibal, MO' (MO as in Missouri). That nickname is a reference to the real 'Shoeless Joe Jackson', the famous baseball player. The movie Field of Dreams was based on the book Shoeless Joe by W.P. Kinsella. 'Daydream' by The Lovin' Spoonful was on the movie soundtrack.

Week 9: Whatever Lola Wants, Lola Gets by Della Reeves. Mustang Sally is supposedly based on Della Reeves wanting a new Mustang. The character of Mustang Sally did exactly what she pleased. The character of Lola, from the musical Damn Yankees, is another woman who gets exactly what she wants.

Week 8: Mustang Sally by The Commitments (not original). Because they was also singing Chain of Fools in dat movie and soundtrack.

Week 7: Chain of Fools by Aretha Franklin. Aretha like Chuck Berry is in da Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and as da song says - she is just a link in your chain!

Week 6: Johnny B.Goode by Chuck Berry. Down Under on Business as Usual album; another track on the Men At Work album is Be Good Johnny a reference to my link.

Week 5: Down Under - Men At Work (Let's Dance video is set in Australia, the land Down Under. David Bowie and Men at Work have both been involved in "sampling" scandals - Men at Work "stole" flute riff in Down Under from children's song and Vanilla Ice "stole" riff from Bowie & Mercury's Under Pressure).

Week 4: Let's Dance - David Bowie (David Bowie Let's Dance album title/track title same as Eurythmics Sweet Dreams track from Sweet Dreams album/track title and also released 1983).

Week 3: Sweet Dreams - Eurythmics (Dave Stewart produced Feargal Sharkey's (from The Undertones) solo album. He was in the Eurythmics).

Week 2: Teenage Kicks - The Undertones (John Peel was the first UK DJ to play T-Rex songs on the radio. John Peel's favourite record was Teenage Kicks).

Week 1: Ride a White Swan - T-Rex

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

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