Sunday, 4 March 2012

Lexie's Chain: The Sixty-First Chain

Hello pals! Welcome to Week 61 of #lexieschain. Dis week was down to Briar (@wonderwinger) to choose da winner, a hard task this week wiv so many great entries yet again!

So, last week da winning linky was Marlene On The Wall by Suzanne Vega. Let's see what da linkies was.

Last week’s winning linky “Marlene on the Wall” was about a girl who ends up alone so my linky for this week is “All my myself” which was composed and performed by Eric Carmen. The lyrics have a similar twist. This song has been covered by many artists subsequently but I still think the original (long version) is the best – it has a beautiful instrumental section. Get tissues at the ready because it’s a real tear jerker *whimper sob whimper - sits in puddle of tears*

@bvfeyj (Tucker)
Last week we did hab "Marlene on the Wall" by Suzanne Vega. Dis week me suggest "At Seventeen" by Janis Ian. Why dat? Dey boaf American female singer/songwriters dat play acoustic guitar. Boaf went to performing arts schools in New York and boaf played in Greenwich Village. Dere style hab folk music roots. Janis wrote her first song at age 12 and had her first hit song at 13! Suzanne wrote her first song at age 14. Boaf ob dem still active today. Besides dat boaf songs kinda about loneliness and looking for lub!

The singer of last week’s winning linky , Suzanne Vega, was part of the folk-music revival of the early 1980s . As my linky I choose “Suzanne” written & performed by Canadian poet, novelist & singer / song writer Leonard Cohen - a folk legend himself .

Very tricky one this week. Couldn't think of any link to Marlene on The Wall but one of Suzanne Vega's other songs, and one of her biggest hits, was Luka. Luka was different than most pop songs of the time because it dealt with the difficult issue of child abuse. A few years later Aerosmith also released a song dealing with this subject called Janie's Got A Gun which was a worldwide hit with the song winning a Grammy and the video an MTV award. Not a nice subject to link two songs but raising awareness of the problem is no bad thing.

What a lovely choice for last weeks chain. Suzanne Vega also sung 'Undertow'- this do be the name of a Genesis song too. Mike Rutherford was in Genisis and then Mike and the Mechanics. They sang 'Silent Runnin'. This do be a film. In the soundtrack Ms Joni Mitchell sung. My chainy (finally) iz...... 'Both Sides Now' by Joni Mitchell coz it do be our favourite saddest song.

Manic Monday by The Bangles. Why? Suzanna Vega was married to Mitchell Froom who produced also the great Bangles. Manic Monday is the best Monday song ever. xxxxx =:X)

This week we choose 'Boulevard of Broken Dreams' by Green Day, because 'Marlene on the Wall' is inspired by a picture .. er ... on the wall!! "Boulevard Of Broken Dreams" is apparently a famous painting by Gottfried Helnwein depicting Marilyn Monroe, Humphrey Bogart, James Dean and Elvis Presley hanging out in a bar. Helnwein's painting is a parody of a painting called "Nighthawks" by Edward Hopper. 

my chain this week do be one of the werst songs and most execrable performinces of all time.. but i fink......if The Hoff can bring down the Berlin Wall then someone ave to gib him credit for it.....

So den well don to Briar on last week's selecshun. Whew is cleva buch of paws out der but afta sum paw scratchin and snoopin online dis week da selcshun do be KT Tunstall - Suddenly I See. Why? Well KT did do dis songy wong in honour of Patti Smith who did do inspire her and Patti was da one which wot did inspire Suzanne Vega. And well dis did get the old brain cells going & we thort hey dat dus be similar to wot Suzy did wid da Marlene so dat do be da linky woo dis week. 

Why Marlene on the Wall was about loneliness and no love, The song Delilah is about erotic shadows of betrayal on the wall. My link is Delilah by Tom Jones. 

My song is I'm Ok by Christina Aguilera. It is a song about abuse like the song Luca by Suzanne Vega.

The winner of the 61st #lexieschain as chosen by @wonderwinger dus be .......... @rosieterrier wiv Joni Mitchell and Both Sides Now. A lovely choice and a wonderful song. Briar telled me she chose it in honour of @HighlandHamish. The thought of him in the clouds with a feather cannon made me smile & then burst into tears. RIP dear Hamish we will miss you an dedicate this chain to your memory. 

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 Rosie!! Yay!

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 11 March 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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