Sunday, 19 February 2012

Lexie's Chain: The Fifty-Ninth Chain

Hello pals! Welcome to Week 59 of #lexieschain. Dis week was down to Miriam (@rettetkaninchen) to choose da winner, a hard task this week wiv so many great entries yet again!
So, last week da winning linky was Edith Piaf and Milord. Let's see what da linkies was.
Edith Piaf sang last week’s winning linky “Milord”. Another well known song of hers is “Non, je ne regrette rien”. This translates as “No, I regret nothing”. So for my linky I choose a song which conveys the same sentiments “My Way” by Ol’ Blue Eyes -  Frank Sinatra.

Edith Piaf who sang last week’s winning linky had the nickname the The Little Sparrow. Another diminutive female was subsequently dubbed The Singing Budgie when she started her singing career –  Kylie Minogue . So I choose a Kylie song for my linky – “Can’t Get You Out Of my Head” .

Edith Piaf was great friends with Marlene Dietrich anuvva wonderful singer wiv an amazin voice too. Milord is about a girl who falls in love with a man who don't even know she is there. She is the 'shadow' in the street. Lili Marlene is also about a girl waiting for her lover under the lamplight.

Mein Herr by Liza Minnelli from that wonderful film Cabaret. Why? Edith Piaf singing Milord was a song to a rejected lover as Mein Herr,  and Edith Piaf was a street singer discovered by the owner (I think) of Moulin Rouge. Both night club for "adults".

Last week we did hab “Milord” by Edith Piaf. Dis week me say “Anyone Who Had a Heart” by Dionne Warwick. Why? Me went round da bush for dis one (3 or 4 times, mom says, so try to keep up). Edith Piaf did also a song called “La vie en rose” she eben writed da lyrics & is her “signature” song which also sung by almost eberyone including Marlene Dietrich. Marlene Dietrich was matron ob honor at Edith Piaf’s wedding in 1952. Marlene Dietrich’s arranger was Burt Bacharach and dey did tour togever and did several albums & shows togever. Burt Bacharach did team up wif Hal David and dey wrote lots ob hit songs many written specifically for Dionne Warwick.
“Anyone Who Had a Heart” by Dionne Warwick (wif Burt Bacharach).

Last week's winning entry was Milord by Edith Piaf. This song was covered in English in 1966 by Cher. Cher is thought to have bought a plot in a Paris cemetary near the grave of Edith Piaf. My linky will be Cher's biggest selling hit Believe. A song infamous for it's auto-tuning but undeniably catchy.

Dis week is a bit tricky (brace yorself for tenuous and not very original linky ...)  'Milady' is a character in The Three Musketeers. Mum did rilly like da '70s film cos it was cheesy and funny, but dere have been loads of versions. Wotever, we likes a bit of swash wiv our buckle! Da new Musketeers film does have a song from Take That called "When We Were Young', so dat is our choice.

Well dun to da Miriam @rettetkaninchen fur winning dis week. You dus be a cleva one you is! So who dus be a good linky fur dis week.... Afta much thort and discussion it has been decided dat Liza Minelli's Cabaret wus da best selection. Why? Cus da Moulin Rouge was dun performed in a cabaret and well even though Liza's life ain't shrowded in mystery (she dus have lots of sad stuff dat happened to her & still dus) and den her Mum had a rilly sad life (hey and well Judy was famous too) so dat wus da reason fur da songy dis week. Oh la la...

Edith Piaf's song Milord is a story about a prostitute who admires a stranger she regularly sees walking by her on the street. Edith herself lived with her gran (a brothel owner) for a number of years and was looked after by the prostitutes. So for my link I am going to choose a song about a brothel performed by a group who were formed the same year that Edith Piaf died (1963) which is The House of the Rising Sun by The Animals.

The winner of the 59th #lexieschain as chosen by @rettetkaninchen .... dus be .... me!!wiv Marlene Dietrich and Lili Marlene. Sorry!!!!

Anyway 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, me! Oh no!! Well I fink I gonna arks dad to dus it again so then is fair!
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 26 February 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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