Sunday, 25 December 2011

Lexie's Chain: The Fifty-First Chain

Hello pals! Welcome to Week 51 of #lexieschain. Dis week was down to @diamondbertie (Bertie) to choose da winner. Now then, also, please note that next week dus be one year anniversary since Lexie's Chain began so watch out for speshul spot prizes!!

So, last week da winning linky was Troika from Lieutenant Kije Suite by Prokofiev. Now dat is a hard linky!! Let's see wot ideas come in dis week.

Sting used the melody from the Romance of Lieutenant Kijé in the chorus of his 1985 song Russians He also did write a album called "On a Winters Night" wot feature the song "The Hurdy-Gurdy Man". The Hurdy Gurdy is a instrument and Canadian band Arcade Fire uses a hurdy-gurdy on their album Neon Bible. Notable tracks featuring the use of a hurdy gurdy are Black Mirror and Keep The Car Running. So we do nommynate Keep the Car Runnin....

My linky to follow “Troika” is “Lara’s Theme from the film Dr Zhivago. Troika is a Russian word & Dr Zhivago was Russian.

Az everywun will kno (at least those doing their internets search) a troika is a sled or carriage pulled by three horses all abreast. So we continues dis theme wiv annuva sled but dis time since it is Chrismus pulled by reindeers. So the linky for dis week is the song “Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer” It was Chrismus numba 1 hit in 1949 and haz been recorded since by lots of peeps but we want to hear the version by Alvin and the Chipmunks.

after two cups of coffee I got an idea. Eisbär by Grauzone Why? To pick an even more wintry song I choose "polar bear" (Eisbär). Merry Christmas all! =:X)

@bvfeyj (Tucker)
Last week we had Troika which hab been used by many musicians and film-makers particularly for Christmas or snow scenes. It was used by Greg Lake for his song “I Believe in Father Christmas” which was performed by Emerson, Lake and Palmer who also recorded Troika for da “I Believe in Father Christmas” album. So dis week me submit “I Believe in Father Christmas” by Greg Lake (wif a prayer for peace and return to true spirit ob Christmas instead ob secular commercialism). Merry Christmas and may we indeed find clear road to peace and love for all in da New Year!

me found bunches on you tube but dis one had best sound though da bideo stupid
“I Believe in Father Christmas” by Greg Lake.

dis one is live performance by "old" Greg Lake & it not too bad
I Believe in Father Christmas performed by Greg Lake during 2005 tour.

Troika is such a wintry Christmassy song that I thought I would link to another song synonymous with Christmas so my choice this week is Slade with Merry Christmas Everybody. Oh, and while I'm here, Merry Christmas Everybody!

So we be thinking hard about wot da bertie chose dis week and well bertie and dat typist is equally full of smarts so we said is abowt winter moosic and it dus make us think bowt Chrissymus so we dus go wid.... Sleigh Bells gitty up, gitty up let's go, let's look at the show we're ridding in a wonderland of snow! hee hee dus make us think of da cold and da winter time.... Woohoo

The last tune was Troika from Lieutenant Kije by Prokoviev. This tune was used by Greg Lake of Emerson Lake and Palmer for 'I believe in Father Christmas'. I fink we're about due for some prog rock, so I choose 'Lucky Man' by ELP.

Troika is a russian folk dance where a man dances wiv two womens. Russian folk history is linked very closely wiv gypsy music too. Many of the dance were based around the Russian gypsy life of a nomadic life. I has chosen Gypsy by Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac coz of how she felt before she was famus of being in Fleetwood Mac – like a gypsy.

Da winner .. as chosen by ... @diamondbertie ... dus be .... well ere be wot Bertie said:

What a choice! each one deserved to win, I did narrow it down to 2,  Lara's Theme is so gorgeous and romantic a theme once heard never forgotten, and Sleigh Ride by Ella Fitzgerald has the get up and go we need after all that food.   At the end I have to settle for Ella Fitzgerald's Sleigh Ride, why, I hope and believe it will attract more links to the chain.

so the winner dus be @bunnersandharvs! Yay!! Well done my pals and a close second by @patchdacat!
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 b&h!

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 1 January 2012 (wot dis be new year's day wiv speshul prize announcements!) I also wants to tell you sometime they dussnt always seem to come frew, so double-check wiv me bout dat. Errr ... oh and sometimes I dus accidentally delete em! Heehee. So good idea for dat is wot Tucker dus -- type DO NOT DELETE in the title! Ha-haaaaa - works though!

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!

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