Sunday, 18 November 2012

Lexie's Chain: The Ninety-Seventh Chain

Hello pals! Welcome to Week 97 of #lexieschain. Dis week was down to Briar - @wonderwinger - to choose. Last week we did av Inspiral Carpets and This Is How It Feels. Let's see wot happened this week!

"This is how it feels" is a song on the negative impact of unemployment. But there is another side, especially when you are young. That's what Emiliana Torrini's song "Unemployed in Summertime" is about. It made me spending all of my money for a trip to London - to walk up Primrose Hill and partying in Soho. It was a terrific summer!

We goin wif April fool by Manchester orchestra. The Inspiral carpets and tons of cool bands are from Manchester..We think its a cool name for a band even if they are from Atlanta and not Manchester!

Last weeks winner by Inspiral Carpets was a song about depression and great loneliness, I never heard it before but after hearing it a few times it grew on me. My choice is Roy Orbison's Only the Lonely Mr Orbison certainly knew about sadness and loneliness and it comes across with this song.

Well done fur @wonderwinger! In “This Is How It Feels” by Inspiral Carpets dey does sing “So this is how it feels to be lonely” so dey would know how Roy Orbison feels cuz “Only the Lonely (Know How I Feel)”. Dis was Roy’s first big hit and was 30 years before Inspiral Carpets charted wif “This Is How It Feels”. 

Ello for you. I see that Briar did be chosen a song by Inspiral Carpets and that they was named after a shop on da estate where they was livin. Bands is called after all sorts of places and things - lots is named after cities and stuff, but this be no place for songs by Boston or Kansas…*shudders* - but not many is named after shops. Owever, one band did ave a band named after them….All Saints, wot wiz a girl band but now is a fashun shop for clothes an stuff. So this week we is chosen Pure Shores by da band All Saints…

The winning linky we have to follow is “This is how it feels” by Inspiral Carpets. The words of the songy are about someone feeling lonely. So I looks for a linky on this theme and choose “Only Lonely” by Bon Jovi. The lyrics of both songs are about discordant relationships and touch on theme of psychological hurt & domestic violence. The Inspiral Carpets were formed in 1983. Bon Jovi were also formed in 1983.

Arfta doin a spot of research I finds that there woz a diffrunt songy wiv the title “This is how it feels”. This vershun woz by The Veronicas. I readz that dey are releasing an album next year called “Life on Mars” which leads me nicely to my linky “Life on Mars" by David Bowie.

This week we had to link to This is How it Feels by the Inspiral Carpets. Hmm, tough one. The Inspiral Carpets are from Manchester and were part of that whole music scene in the early 90s. Lots of good groups to choose from there! However, we choose More than a Feeling by Boston. Why? Because, well, er, it refers to feeling in the title *clutches at straws* and also both bands were named after places - Inspirals were named after a carpet shop, and Boston were name after - er - Boston! I'll get my coat ....

Last week we had This Is How It Feels by The Inspiral Carpets. This Is How It Feels is quite a dark song when you listen to the lyrics and touches on the subjects of loneliness and suicide. Steppenwolf is the title of a book by Hermann Hesse that also tells quite a dark story of loneliness and suicide. Carpets generally don't Inspire but a carpet that might be inspirational is a Magic Carpet! Steppenwolf (group named after the book) sang a song about a Magic Carpet Ride and that is my link for this week.

Urban miff has it dat Inspiral Carpets took their name from a shop. I'm going wiv shop as ma linky dis week. So Inspiral Carpets took their name from a shop. The Pet Shop boys also refer to shop in their band name. The Pet Shop Boys covered an Elvis song - Always On My Mind. Dis is a song Elvis wrote for Priscilla Presley after they sepriated. Their daughter was Lisa Marie Presley. Lisa Marie Presley recently admitted to working in a mobile fish & chip shop to help some friends out. Ironically, Kirsty MacColl wrote the song There's A Guy Works Down The Chip Shop (Swears He's Elvis). So my link dis week is Kirsty MacColl and There's A Guy.

An the winner dis week .... as chosen by @wonderwinger ... dus be ..... @kelsoterrier wiv Steppenwolf and Magic Carpet Ride. Yay! Well done again Kelso. An awesome come-back i finks.

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 18 November 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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