Sunday, 3 April 2011

Lexie's Chain: The Fourteenth Chain

Hello ma pals! Welcome to Week 14 of #Lexieschain. Annuva great week! Keep em comin pals, dis be great fun!

Dis week it woz down to our pal ...Indie (aka @borderpup) to make da decishun. So let's see how it went! Here was da entries for dis week:

@Fizzlebear chose The Thrills by Big Sur. Why? Because it contains the lines 'hey, hey you're the monkees, people said you monkeyed around'.

@bvfeyj (aka Tucker) chose Different Drum by The Stone Poneys. Why? Cuz Mike Nesmith was a member ob da Monkees and he wrote Different Drum"which became a hit for da Stone Poneys and launched Linda Rondstat's solo career.

@Tartan_Terriers chose We Cry by The Script. Why? Cos The Monkees apparently wrote the script for modern day pop music...or so we read anyway!

@i_am_fuzzy chose Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon by Neil Diamond. Why? Because The Monkees recorded a few of Neil Diamond's songs including I'm A Believer.

@Millie_dog chose You are my Love by Liverpool Express. Why? Because Scousers are from Liverpool and a randy scouser might say "you are my love" to someone!

@DJLadyLexie chose Lip Up Fatty by Bad Manners. Why? They did a cover of Scouse Git by The Monkees.

Ere be wot Indie dun telled me bout dem! "Lexie" Indie said:

In third place: @Fizzlebear wiv The Thrills
In second place: @DJLadyLExie (We dint know Bad Manners did a cover! Jus listened to it.) an 
In first place *drum roll* @bvfeyj wiv Different Drum by Linda Ronstadt and the Stone Poneys written by the lovely Mike Nesmith

so da the winner ...... as chosen by @Borderpup and suggested by ...... @bvfeyj   ....... is ........ Different Drum by The Stone Poneys! Yay!! Annuva win for Tucker! He's gettin too good at dis ;)). 

The year: 1967
The song: Different Drum
Artist: The Stone Poneys (Linda Ronstadt)

Anyone else noticed we dus always eiva be picking 60's or 80's numbers! Dems was the days my friend (sounds like a cue for a song). 

Pals, is time again 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 you Tucker!

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 10 April 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. Is gettin longer all da time! An also I will tell you dat there is linky from da BBC website to our chain! Woofhoo!!! Ow eggstin is dat?

Week 13: Randy Scouse Git by The Monkees. Harry Nilsson wrote the moosical The Point starring Micky Dolenz who was in The Monkees and wrote dis song!

Week 12: Everbody's Talkin' by Harry Nilsson because Mama Cass from The Mamas and the Papas died in a flat rented by Harry Nilsson.

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! Fanx for playin!

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