Sunday, 21 October 2012

Lexie's Chain: The Ninety-Third Chain

Hello pals! Welcome to Week 92 of #lexieschain. Dis week was down to Briar to choose. Last time was Dire Straits wiv Sultans of Swing. Let's see wot happened this week!

Last week’s Tucker’s winning linky was a collaboration wiv Dire Straights & Eric Clapton who performed “Sultans of Swing” at the Nelson Mandela 70th birfday concert. In da lyriks there iz the line “You check out Guitar George he knows all the chords” So I looks for annuver collaboration wiv Eric Clapton and finds one for a tribute concert for a geetar playin George at the 2002 Concert for George. The linky be “While my guitar gently weeps”. George Harrison wrote the songy & it originally appeared on The Beatles White Album & Eric Clapton played lead guitar on the original recording.

The winning linky last week “Sultans of Swing” was by Dire Straits & Eric Clapton. In the lyrics there is a reference to Guitar George. Eric Clapton was close friends with George Harrison & fancied George’s wife Pattie Boyd but she told him to get lost at first. This prompted Eric to write songs for the album “Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs” for his band at that time Derek & the Dominos. “Layla” was inspired by a classical Persian poem and there used to be Sultans in that part of the world which links back to previous songy. Eric Clapton has performed an accoustic rendition of Layla on stage with Mike Kopfler who was in Dire Straits. I prefer this live solo. Any old excuse to have an Eric Clapton linky I say.

I have a song in my head which I cannot remember the name or anything so here is my 2nd choice, Born Free sung by Matt Munro, it keeps the African theme and the words are all about freedom as well.

Well we says we is so happy dat Tucker did win da lexieschain last week! It was a supa linky and got us to thinking bowt dem Dire Straits and who else dey sanged wid and one of dem hoomans wot dey did sing and play wif was Eric Clapton. So our linky follers along wif Eric Clapton. So den guess who else Eric did sing wid? You gots it, George Harrison. And well den guess wot else, uhm Eric did also run, run, run away wif George Harrison's wife, Pattie Boyd too (opa and well uh oh). Anyway, our linky dis week is wif da George Harrison and one of his songs 'Give me Love. Whoshty we is egghausted to but dat is da end of dat one.

Ok … dire straits –annuva song they dun was money for nothing wiv sting. He dus sing the line I want my MTV wot is to the molody of Don't Stand So Close To Me. So I chooses Police wiv Don’t' Stand So Close To Me.

Congratulations Tucker on winning last week's chainy giving us the super-dupa Dire Straits and Sultans of Swing. My link this week will be Private Dancer by Tina Turner. Why? Well, this song was written by Mark Knopfler and was originally meant for a Dire Straits album.åç Also, Tina Turner did a duet with Eric Clapton in 1987 called Tearing us Apart.

Well done Mr Tucker-you has a cleva musical mind. Dis week I look at "be quiet mum", sorry-I look at Eric Clapton -he be furry brother of Marley and Lola "what, mum? Wrong Clapton! Yikes". Okays, hmmmm, I see Eric Clapton -the world famous musician-as well as duetting with Dire Straits has duetted with Bob Dylan on many songs. He sang 'Knockin' on Heaven's door' this was written by Dylan and also sung by Bob Dylan in a duet with Van Morrison. Well I dus love Van Morrison so dis week I choose for my linky 'Someone Like You' to warm your hearts.

Tucker has chosen Sultans of Swing by Dire Straits….and we did see that the riggeenall version of dat song was made at place called Pathways Studio in Lundon. Lots of famuss people was makin records there cloodin Madness, Elvis Costello, The Police, Squeeze an Haircut One Hundred. We also did read that Pathway is called the 'delivery room' at the birth of British punk - it was here that The Damned record their debut single 'New Rose' in September 1976, produced by Nick Lowe. So our link this week duss be (I love the Sound of) Breaking Glass by Nick Lowe….

Dis week we has to do linky from 'Sultans of Swing'. Well, according to my *ahem* 'research', we do see that the master track for this song was used on the video game ‘Guitar Hero 5’. So, what over songs have been used in video games, we did wonder. Our choice is ‘That’s Life’ by Frank Sinatra, which was used in ‘Tony Hawks’ Underground 2’.

An the winner dis week .... as chosen by @bvfeyj Tucker  ..... dus be  ........ @patchdacat wiv annuva great linky. Yay! Well done ma pal.  Tucker said: Though it was a tuff desision me decides dat we hab not yet had enuff Eric Clapton and does choose dat linky #2. Guitar George may not wanna make it cry or sing, but guitar Eric do boaf! It does not get better than Eric Clapton and electric version ob Layla! Acoustic version is good but it almost like a different song and it does not hab dat same screaming intensity. So dere ya go! 

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 you, Patch! 

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 28 October 2012. Oh sometimes 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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