Sunday, 30 September 2012

Lexie's Chain: The Ninetieth Chain

Hello pals! Welcome to Week 90 of #lexieschain. Dis week was down to Marley to choose. Last time was Brass In Pocket by The Pretenders. Let's see wot happened this week!

Here is my entry for this week's link. Last weeks' winner was The Pretenders' Brass in Pocket which is about money or rather lack of money. My choice by keeping to the theme is Buddy Can You Spare A Dime? by Peter Paul and Mary.

@bunnersandharvs (Harvs an Lord Percy)
So den a high paw to Marley wot won Lexie's chain last week w da Pretender's song, Brass in Pocket! So we did start tapping our paws and we did thort of a songy by Jackson Browne called 'The Pretender'. Why, is obvious....dey has da samey namey! 

In the video for Brass In Pocket, Chrissie Hynde plays a waitress who lookin for some to make her feel special, sadly it didn't appen for her. But it did appen for annuva waitress in a song.  In fact, she was working as a waitress in a cocktail bar. Yes, I does choose Human League wiv Don’t You Want Me .

Clever Clogs Marley won last week with linky “ Brass in Pocket”. The brass in pockets is usually pennies so my chosen linky is *Pennies from Heaven” by Billie Holiday 

Marley’s very cleva winnin linky last week woz “Brass in Pocket” by the The Pretenders. So I choses for my linky “The Great Pretender” by Freddie Mercury.

@bvfeyj (Tucker)
Dis so hard cuz dere be so many eggsellent choices for linky to The Pretenders “Brass in Pocket”. But after much soul searching and listening, me does hab to say, me choice is "The Great Pretender" by Freddie Mercury. Originally recorded by The Platters in 1955 and the inspiration for da name ob Chrisse Hynde’s band The Pretenders, it hab been covered by many uvver artists, but me decided on Freddy Mercury’s version. (A bit “over the top” perhaps but bery much fun to watch.)

Whatsername from The Pretenders used to be married to Ray Davies of The Kinks, so to redress the balance from all the Scottishness last week, we fort it would be a good idea to choose somefing really English. Of corse, The Kinks recorded a song called Lola, but we dint fink we would stand a chance of that song winning wiv Marley choosing, so we have picked Sunny Afternoon, wot they do be singing in the snow, which must be a 1960s style joke or somefing.

Well done to Marley for his well-deserved win last week, testament that if you keep knocking your paw against the door it will eventually open...

Moving on from The Pretenders I shall give you The Kinks. Why? Well, The Pretenders first single was a cover of The Kinks "Stop your sobbing". The Kinks had so many good songs "Sunny Afternoon", "Waterloo Sunset", "Dedicated Follower of Fashion", "Well Respected Terrier oops I mean Man" it was hard to know which one would be appropriate. Then I remembered myself, of course it has to be "Lola" in honour of this week's judge's sisfur. She's so lucky to have a song written about her. 

Last week's winner was The Pretenders with Brass In Pocket or, to give it is full name, Brass In Pocket (I'm Special). The song was used in the Special K cereal adverts in Australia. My link this week is therefore The Specials with a song that was released in the same year (1979) wot be called A Message To You Rudy.

An the winner dis week .... as chosen by @marleyterrier  ..... dus be  ........ @kelsoterrier wiv Da Specials and Message To You Rudy. Yay! Well done ma pal. 

Marley said:  My pal, we is choosin linky 9, the Speshuls. Is demonstratin the two impawtant qualitees for a good link - clever finkin am a good toon. Pawsome. And to whoever it was who selected Lola..... Duss you not kno me at all ? He he....

Now is time to 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 Kelso!

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 7 October 2012. Oh smetimes I dus accidentally delete em! Heehee. So good idea to type DO NOT DELETE in the title!  

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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