Sunday, 25 November 2012

Lexie's Chain: The Ninety-Eighth Chain

Hello pals! Welcome to Week 98 of #lexieschain. Dis week was down to @kelsoterrier to choose. Last week we did av Steppenwolf and Magic Carpet Ride. Let's see wot happened this week!

it'S fantastic that Hesse came up. So I got the chance to introduce one of my fav bands. My suggestion: Not just Steppenwolf got their band name from Hermann Hesse's book. In the book is says at one page:

"Anarchistische Abendunterhaltung!
Magisches Theater
Eintritt nicht für jedermann
Nur für Verrückte
Eintritt kostet den Verstand"
("Anarchistic evening entertainment!
Magical theater
entrance is not for everyone
only for the insane
entrance costs sanity"

That inspired some Belgian guys to call their band "Die Anarchistische Abendunterhaltung" (short: DAAU). Their songs kick ass and my choice is an instrumental song that causes the listener to lose a bit of sanity!

Last weeks winner was Steppenwolf - Magic Carpet.
I keep to the magic theme by choosing Nina and Fredrick's Puff the Magic Dragon.
I defy anyone to listen to this and not think of lost innocence and past childhood with the magic that surrounded it.

So as we be bee bopping to Kelso's teerifico selecshun from Steppenwolf's Magic Carpet it do be getting us to think bowt magic thingys. So we says if you do magics you would be saying things like abracadabra! So dis den be our linky Abracadabra by da Steve Miller Band.

I gonna reach out and grab ya...

Wowsers, well dun Kelso. Is Kelso-Briar dominating da chainy, dey just too good. Dis week my link do be 'Old Fashioned Girl' by Eartha Kitt. Why? Well..... A lyric in Magic Carpet Ride referred to a fantasy, this made me think of 'Let me be your Fantasy' by Baby D. Now Ms Eartha Kitt was the original singer of 'Santa Baby' and also sang my wonderful choice. :-D

Well dun Kelso. This week I going for Riders on the Storm by The Doors. I taking your linky Kelso wiv da Steppenwolf bookiewook. This was made into a film which starred Max Von Sydow. He was also in da movie Dune where he played Liet Kynes, secret leader of the fremen. Fremen were desert people and rode the sandworms of Dune. Magic carpets are believed to carry you across the desert like riding a sandworm. Deserts are known for their fierce sandstorms too. The leader of the fremen became Paul Atreides. Paul Atreides was played by Kyle MacLachlan. Kyle MacLachan was also in the film about The Doors.

Wow, this week we has to link to Steppenwolf and Magic Carpet Ride. Okey dokes .... Steppenwolf was a band from Canada, near where our pal @zoetheborder dus live. Members of da band did come from earlier bands inclooding The Sparrows and The Mynah Birds. Neil Young was one of the other members of the Mynah Birds, and he went on to form Buffalo Springfield who had a hit wiv a great song, For What It's Worth. In this fillum you can see Mr Young sporting mahoosive sideburns which were mebbe an inspirayshun for Bradley Wiggins ;o)

Clever Kelso gave us a Magical Carpet Ride last week so i was thinking if you're on a magic carpet you're Up, Up and Away: a beautiful song by The 5th Dimension. However what if whilst you're gliding along up and away in the sky and you bump into a cloud? Someone might have call to say: Hey, hey you... You get off of my Cloud; a super song by the Rolling Stones and my link this week.

Last week Kelso did win wif excellent choice of Steppenwolf’s “Magic Carpet Ride”. Dis was ob course big hit for Stepenwolf, but not as big as “Born to Be Wild” which was dey biggest hit and was in da mobie Easy Rider. Now Easy Rider featured anuvver song “The Pusher” which was also performed by Steppenwolf but dat was written by Hoyt Axton. Hoyt Axton wrote lots ob songs dat was made hits by uvver peoples, including Three Dog Night and eben Elvis. (Be patient... I getting to da linky!) One ob the first ob dese songs- from his first album which was recorded at the famous Troubador- was a folk song called “Greenback Dollar" dat was a hit in 1963 for da Kingston Trio (here da linky!) Me gib you The Kingston Trio singing Hoyt Axton’s song “Greenback Dollar".

I see that Kelso be chosen a song called Magic Carpet Ride. I been asking people if they ave ever been on a magic carpet and they all did say no except for when the was very small and they went to the fair to go on rides and eat toffee apples. So I do be choosin the tiny little magic carpet ride song….Helter Skelter by the Beatles…

Kelso’s winnin linky woz “Magic Carpet Ride” by Steppenwolf. Da lyrics menshun Aladdin’s lamp. Dis makes me fink of the Disney film “Aladdin” cos he had a magic carpet to ride arfta using a wish granted by the genie of the lamp. Aladdin’s theme from the soundtrack woz “A whole new world” sung by Brad Kane & Lea Salonga so dis be my linky.

Kelso’s winning link was “Magic Carpet Ride” by Steppenwolf. Four of this band were previously in a group called The Sparrows. Sparrows are lickle birds.
Steppenwolf took part in a number of Pop Festivals including Newport 68, Miami 69, California 69, Bath 70. The only other band also present at these (and with a feathered link) was The Byrds. So for my linky I choose one of their best known records – The Byrds cover version of Bob Dylan’s “Mr Tambourine Man” . In the lyrics of this song there is a “magic swirling ship” to travel on where as in previous linking there was a “magic carpet” So magic travel abounds in the linkies too. 

An the winner dis week .... as chosen by @kelsoterrier  ... dus be ..... @patchdacat wiv Mr Tambourine Man from The Byrds. Yay! Well done Patch. Oh, Indy was a close second, as Kelso loves dat song.

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 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 2 December 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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