Sunday, 29 April 2012

Lexie's Chain: The Sixty-Ninth Chain

Hello pals! Welcome to Week 69 of #lexieschain. Dis week was down to Kelso to choose. Last week we ad The Sex Pistols wiv God Save The Queen. So let's av a look now.

Winning linky last *God Save The Queen” by The Sex Pistols. The lead singer was Johnny Rotten – real name John Lydon. In 2004 he took part in “I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here” which is filmed in Australia where they have lotsa big spiders and fings. After his “Celebrity” appearance he presented a documentary about insects and spiders called “John Lydon’s Megabugs” . So it is easy peasy to get a linky dis week which is “Boris The Spider” by The Who.

When I think of a drug crazed, irreverent time, my mind wanders back to Woodstock, "An Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace & Music". Jimi Hendrix closed the festival, including an, shall I say, unusual rendition of the US national anthem, "The Star Spangled Banner". Hendrix included feedback and wah-wah to imitate the fighting in Viet Nam. Although I am not linking via time and shared band members or inspiration, I feel that both performers made their statement about current government policies. Well, and drugs were involved.

Last week’s winning linky was “God Save the Queen “ by the Sex Pistols. I’m sulking cos I put up that same linky once before and it didn’t win. Anyway my choice this week is the British National Anthem “God Save The Queen”. Yes I noes it’s obvious but it is Jubilee Year so I’m gonna be patriotic.  And stand up when you listen to it. *salutes*.

The Sex Pistols' God Save The Queen really had us all scratching our heads, we don't know anything about punk music. Tried songs with a "queen" connection, she came up with Queen of the Night aria from Magic Flute only to reject it. Then Master suggested the 1994 musical film The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert. Lovely title song, a reminder of a well enjoyed funny/sad movie. Sorry it's such a tenuous link.

So yay to da cleva Kelso on his selckshun last week! But hrmmm wot dus one go wid afta da Sex Pistols? Well afta much discushun we has gone wid Right Said Fred - I'm too Sexy. BOL! Why? Cus dey only made it to da 2nd spot on da UK hit chart like da Sexy Pistols and dey uses Sex in da title of der songy! Plus we just like dancin to da songy oh & we is so sexy for dis shirt, baby it hurts.... BOL!! 

hmmmmm so many possibilitees for da chain this week. Sumfing bout the Queen? Sumfing about God? Ah ah....sumfing bout weppons...!! Yes. so our linky this week do be The GUns of Brixton by da Clash and also cos it ave personal linky for us cos a familee member do like playin along to this song and the singer did go to his skool too! Is troo...

@bvfeyj (Tucker)
Last week's winner was "God Save the Queen" by The Sex Pistols. Dey was UK punk rock band managed by Malcom McLaren. Before dat McLaren was in US promoting da New York Dolls who inspired his interest in da punk scene which he took back to da UK. Da New York Dolls in turn inspired da Ramones, Blondie & Talking Heads. So me suggest "One Way or Another" by Blondie as me linky for dis week.

Ok god save the queen .. Sex pistols. Sex Pistols was managed by Malcolm McLaren. He dun a few successful singles one of which was Madame Butterfly. This is based on the story of da opera of da same name by Puccini and yo can't get furver from punk dan opera right? So dat ma linky Madame Butterfly Malcolm McLaren.

Okay- God Save Da Queen by the Sexy Pistols dus be a punky song from 1977. The Skids were also formed in 1977 and were of the same genre. They sang a song called 'Working for the Yankee Dollar'. This phrase was included in the song 'Rum and Cola' by the Andrews Sisters. They sang songs written by Cole Porter who also wrote 'Ive a Shooting Box in Scotland'. Aztec Camera contributed a song to the Cole Porter tribute album Red Hot and Blue. But- my chainy link do be Aztec Camera 'Oblivious'
(Bias??? Here??? Noooo!)

Well done to Kelso for giving us God Save The Queen by the Sex Pistols, as our linky this week. This single reached no. 2 in the UK charts the song being controversially (some say deliberately by the BBC) kept from no. 1 by Rod Stewart's double A side of cover versions: the Cat Stevens song First Cut is the Deepest and Crazy Horse's I Don't Want To Talk About It. I Don't Want To Talk About It was covered again by Everything But The Girl my linky this week. Both bands were named after shops, the Sex Pistols being named after a punk fashion boutique & EBTG taking their name from the sign of Turner's Furniture Shop in Hull, that stated: For all your bedroom needs we sell everything but the girl. 

An da winner ... as chosen by Kelso .... dus be ................... @wonderwinger!! Yay well done Briar! Nice linky.
So 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 Briar.

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 6 May 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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