Sunday, 11 September 2011

Lexie's Chain: The Thirty-Sixth Chain

Hello pals.! Welcome to Week 36 of #lexieschain. Dis week was down to me to choose da winner.  Wow, so many entries that I managed not to delete (well maybe I did delete a couple but luckily got them back again or you re-sent them)!! 

So, last week da link was Coldplay - Viva La Vida. Let's see wot ideas come in dis week:

viva la vida takes it's name from a painting by frida kahlo (she was a mexican artist....probably more famous for having a monobrow). chris martin is a fan of oasis, and noel gallagher also has big eyebrows (though he has two rather than one). and chris martin covered 'wonderwall' at a benefit i choooose oasis - 'wonderwall' 

So me hab da linky for dis... Ghostbusters by Ray Parker Jr. How you get dat? me hears you cry. Well, is funny dat you asks, but here is what me finkin'. Coldplay released Viva La Vida and was sued by Joe Satriani for copyright infringement of his song "If I Could Fly". Coldplay denied the allegation, but reached an unspecified settlement wif Satriani. Huey Lewis was asked to do the theme for Ghostbusters but turned it down because of other commitments, then when he heard Ray Parker Jr.'s theme he sued for copyright infringement of his song "I Want a New Drug". Dey also settled out of court in 1985 wif compensation to Huey Lewis from Parker and da Ghosbusters franchise. The settlement prohibited either side from discussing it, but in 2001 Lewis commented in an interview on VH1 and Parker sued for breach of confidentiality. Bof dese songs was number 1 hits US and number 1 & 2 in UK so me want to get dem out ob court and back where dey belong!

You did choose Viva La Vida by Coldplay and we did see that the song was played to the crew of the Space Shuttle Atlantis to wake them up on day two of mission STS-135 cos they dussnt got any barkin in space. We know ow you duz feel bout ships called Atlantis so we got to finkin bout how this idea started and we did see from googlin it that they fink wake up moosics for astronorts did start wiv crew of Apollo 10 and the first moosics they did use was On a Clear Day by Robert Goulet....

What to link with Viva La Vida? Obviously VIVA LAS VEGAS which is a whole lot of song and we are jumping around the living room just loving it. Apart from the Viva in the title there is also the fact that both the King, Elvis himself, and lesser mortal Chris Martin of Coldplay were/are married to ACTRESSES. Some might say - hold on, Priscilla didn't get an Oscar and hasn't been in 10,000 worthy films doing dodgy accents, she is not in the same class! We say BOO to that - Mrs. Presley was in the Naked Gun films and that trumps everything else! Just play the song and try to keep your feet still! BOL!

My choice is ... Dancing Queen by Abba. Why? Because Viva la Vida means somefing like Long Live Life, and Olivia Newton-John did sing Long Live Love at da Eurovision. But I fort we don't want to be listening to old Eurovision plinky-plonk songs! But who did win in da year Olivia did sing her song? It was ABBA! So I picked a good Abba song for everywun to listen to.

Viva la Vida means long live life in da Spanish (i is fluent obvs) which make me fink of Spain and Spanish guitar which makes me fink of the Gypsy Kings, even those they were not from the Spain, they were from da France or Belgium…anyhoo they was influenced by flamenco and their Spanish parents so here we go – Gypsy Kings with Bamboleo.

My entry dis week Iz Mona Lisa by Nat King Cole. Why? Coz Viva La Vida took itz name from a painting by 20th century Mexican artist Frida Kahlo and Mona Lisa title is also taken from a famous painting.

Da vidalevida dus make me fink of olde car names like viva so dus pop in head the courteeners cos they dus spell it wrong too like cold play. The Corteeners wiv No You Didn't, No You Don't.

Viva la Vida is also called death n all his friends-this was title of grays anatomy. Soz. One episode of grays anatomy was called "death n all his friends". Music on advert for grays anatomy was-Marina and the diamonds-Numb. That's my ansa!

Last weeks track was Viva la Vida by Coldplay . The song was played to the crew of the Space Shuttle Atlantisto wake them up on day two of mission STS – 135 specifically crew member Douglas Hurley. So my entry for the chain (hastily cobbled together) is Star Man by David Bowie.

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Gwynef Paltrow is married to Chris Martin from Coldplay. Gwynnie was guest star in Glee whose most famous tune is Journey's Don't Stop Believing. Dat our linky!

An da winner .... as chosen by me  ... dus be ...... Viva Las Vegas by @rossi_dog! Well done ma pa, love the linky!! So, is time again get your finkin caps on an 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 and dat means you @rossi_dog!!

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) Monday 19 September 2011 (coz of I dussnt be ere on da Sunday!) I also wants to tell you sometime they dussnt always seem to come frew, so double-check wiv me bout dat.

As a look on da right to see all of da links in our chain. Is gettin longer all da time!

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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