Sunday, 22 January 2012

Lexie's Chain: The Fifty-Fifth Chain

Hello pals! Welcome to Week 55 of #lexieschain 2012. Dis week was down to me (i hates dussin it) to choose da winner, a hard task this week wiv so many great entries yet again! So I decided to get dad to do it so he wuddn't know who sended them in.
So, last week da winning linky was @wonderwinger (Briar) wiv The Smiths an What Difference Does It Make. Let's see wot we did get:

My linky is the 1978 No 1 hit single “Matchstalk Men & Matchstalk Cats & Dogs” by Brian & Michael. Why you say ? Well The Smiths were a group from Manchester. L.S.Lowry was a very famous artist from Manchester and dis song was written as a tribute to him. This YouTube version is pure class!

@bvfeyj (Tucker)
Me gonna keep it simple. Last week @wonderwinger winned wif "What Difference Does It Make" by The Smiths. Well, ob course da Smiths remind me ob another Smith... Patti Smith! So me suggest "Because the Night" by Patti Smith Group.

I am selecting “Silence is Golden” by The 4 Seasons as my link this week because I listened to last week’s winning link and when it finished I really appreciated the silent section at the end of the YouTube listing.

Ma linky dus be Never Mind The Buzzcocks an Ever Fallen In Love. Why? Well ….. Never Mind The Buzzcocks is a TV show wot featured almost a whole eposide abowt fings dat Morrisey hates. Morrisey also still dussnt discuss wheva he has been in love and his sexuality in general but likes to leave people guessin. The Smiffs were signed by Rough Trade Records, an independent record label as was the band Never Mind The Buzzcocks. They dun a song about falling in love wiv someone you shouldn’t. Morrisey refuses to talk about love or his orientashun and The Buzzcocks sing bowt it too!

My linky is A New England by the late graat Kirsty Macoll, a song written by Billy Bragg.
In 1986, Johnny Marr collaborated with Billy Bragg & Kirsty MacColl on the single, Greetings from the New Brunette. Kirsty MacColl also sung backing vocals on The Smiths song Ask. 

we dus thort it was speshul dat Briar did win da Linky last week so we dus say - yay - first of all! So den, we dus been thanking bowt da linky and says da songy dis week is 'Creep' by da Pretenders. Why you dus say? Well, Johnny Marr wus an offishul member of der group fur a while and he did also produce dem to. And, and dis songy wus sung by da Radiohead wot wus influenced by Morrisey and da Smiths too. And, and, and dey wus all on Jools but den Mum says der wus many singers wot wus on his show except us we says. hee hee....

people who haven't listened to the smiths lyrics may think that morrissey is a bit of a misery....okay, 'heaven knows i'm miserable now' may lead you to that concloosion and 'maudlin street' is hardly a laugh a minute...however, one of his 'idols' is oscar wilde - who no doubt influenced morrissey's lyrics including the intrumental 'oscillate wildly'. from there i link to another play on words from another manchester band - oasis 'the importance of being idle'

This week it is Patti Smith with Frederick. Why? Morressey and Maher met the first time in 1979 At a Patti Smith concert. She was playing for sure Frederick from her in 1979 released album Wave. There are rumours that The Smiths named their band also after Patti. =:X)

Ok link this week to be made to The Smiths with What Difference Does It Make. Well, this song, like most/all Smiths songs is quite depressing. It was released in 1984 which made me think ov the depressing existence depicted in George Orwell's book Nineteen Eighty Four. This book was made into a film and the soundtrack was controversially performed by The Eurythmics. My link therefore is a Smiths song covered by the Eurythmics that is called Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me.

Etta James' Would it make any Difference Why: the link in the word "Difference" Etta James was great.

So ......... the winner of the 55th #lexieschain as chosen by @wonderwinger  ......... dus be ........... @terenceterrier wiv Matchstalk Cats an Dogs. Yay!!! Well done ma pal!

So well done to all pals! and 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 Terence.

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 29 January 2012. Sometimes I dus accidentally delete em! Heehee. So good idea to type DO NOT DELETE in the title! Ha-haaaaa - definitely 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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