Sunday, 20 January 2013

Lexie's Chain: The One Hundred and Fifth Chain

Hello pals! Welcome to week 105 of #lexieschain. In case you missed it, the Chain Champ of 2012 was Briar @wonderwinger .. yay!! Well done ma pal. So lets see wot we gots dis week. 

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Congrats to Tucker (@bvfeyj ) for the winning linky. Carole King's Tapestry. This song does have this line "And a coat of many colors, yellow green on either side." My link suggestion is " A Coat of Many Colors " by Dolly Parton . Both Carole & Dolly are prolific composers. 

Hope all fellow chainees are keeping warm and cosy. My link this week is based on the word king. The last track was by Carole King that made me think of Elvis the King of rock and roll. My fave Elvis song is You Were Always on my Mind so that's my suggestion. You Were Always On My Mind by Elvis Presley.

We has to do a linky from Tapestry by Carol King. Hmm, well if you look at the cover of the album it came from (also called Tapestry!) you will see there is a CAT right at the front. Yeah, that's right, wot a cheek! Anyhoo, the name of the cat was Telemachus, a useful fing to know for trivia quizzes. Telemachus was a character from Greek miffology, who was the son of Odysseus. Now, according to miff, Odysseus was imprisoned on an island by Calypso (not the drink of the same name). So, my linky is Calypso by Suzanne Vega!

My brain is fried. Too many things to link to Carole King coz she's so amazing! Right, gotta pick something. Hmm, well, a carol about a King is Good King Wenceslas so I'll start there. Apparently Wenceslas was considered a martyr and a saint immediately after his death in the 10th century, when a cult of Wenceslas grew up in Bohemia. Wait a cotton picking minute...Bohemia...that sounds like a rhapsody to me. Not a rhapsody sung by a King tho but by his wife...Queen! So that's my link Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen. Off to rest my brain now!

Last week Tucker @bvfeyj (dat’s me!) did win wif Tapestry by Carole King. So me fink dat me find a linky to King. Well dere is lots ob links, lots ob kings! We gots Kings of Music showcase/festival, Nat King Cole, B. B. King, Kings and Queens of the Stoneage, Kings of Leon, King Biscuit, Michael Jackson was known as King of Pop Music, and Elvis was King of Rock and Roll, Bob Marley, King ob Reggae, but one we has not heard from on da #lexieschain so far me not fink is da Polka King, Frankie Yankovic. Unfortunately tho dis song was recorded by Frankie me could not find da bideo wif Frankie himself so me gib you a cober ob “In Heaven There Is No Beer”. Dis get you paws tapping! Hoop-de-doo!

Clever paws Tucker won the chainy last week with “Tapestry” by Carole King. A tapestry is a piece of material sewed with lots of pretty colours. There was a famous coat made of lots of pretty colours. I thinks of course of Joseph & the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat. Who was your favorite Joseph ? Jason? Donny? Lee ? 

Well I gives you all three at once so everyone happy - they be singing “Any Dream will do” which be my linky.

Mr Tucker chose a lovely song by Carole King…..she was music royalty in the 1970s…which got us thinking about royalty….and that lead us to thinking about Kings!…Paul King….er…Mark King of Level 42….yikes, better do more thinking….er Queen!…oh Lord no….how about a prince? YES! Phew!….our choose this week is Alphabet Street by Prince…. it makes us shuffle our paws.

This is the link we found: as it does not appear on YOutube …..i am not sure it its easy to embed Vimeo clips onto Blogger.

LEXIE SAYS: NO VIDEO ON YOU TUBE .. STOOPID YOUTUBE! So watch da vimeo one by clickin on da linky please fanx!

Well done to Tucker for a most egsepshunal choicy last week in #lexieschain. Dat album dus be a favourite in dis house. So we did think about Carole and da songys and people she did sing wid and one of dem hoomans was James Taylor. It seems dat not only did he encourage her to singy wing her own songies on Tapestry, dey was also good friends; so much so dey did a tour together so dey must be good pals fur sure. So dis made us go wid James Taylor's 'Shower the people you love with love' for our linky cause if you is good pals you always shower dem with love and love is a tapestry of emoshuns and things like dat. TaDa!! 

Ooo we loves Carole King. We decided on a song in honour of her as she is so awesome! What song I hear you ask? Well none uvva dan Oh! Carol by Neil Sedaka who was her classmate and inpsired him to write dis song! 

The winning linky last be Carole King & Tapestry. (Well dun Tucker - get a score on da board early) This make me fink of another Carole King song “You’ve got a friend” & cos all anipals have friends if dey are on Twitta & play #lexieschain. But I finks some more & remembers some famous friends on TV – Harvey & Rabbit - so I choses their little songy “Friends” as my linky (LEXIE: I LOVE THIS AD!!!)

Well done Tucker, what a beautiful song. I have a quick link this week. Carole King also sung a song called 'So Far Away' as did Dire Straits. I choose 'Love Over Gold' by Dire Straits, simply because it's a beautiful song.

Thank you Tucker, for getting Carole King back in #lexieschain. Tapestry contains some of my favourite songs, one of them (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman was originally recorded by Aretha Franklin. Aretha Franklin's follow up to this single was Respect which was also written by another artist: Otis Redding. My link shall therefore be the lovely Otis Redding's (Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay.

So............. da winner dis week .... as chosen by @bvfeyj (Tucker!) dus be ................. me! Oh!!!! Well done me! Ere wot Tucker said:

Wow, dis bery difficult choice to make! Dey was all good linkies. Dolly Parton made mom cry! *wipes tears* & we did lub Harvey & Rabbit! Ob course Otis Redding always good. Still me does hab to choose and me say Oh! Carol by Neil Sedaka. Here da link to da original bideo -it eggzactly da same! LMTO (Apologies to whoeber suggested Alphabet Street by Prince dat me was not able to see dat one. Da vimeo link crashed my puter and da uvver one said was disabled in my country! Still me did find anuvver linky to da song... just not da one you choosed.)

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 the dad!

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 27 January 2013 (gots to get it to me by 2pm UK time if poss). 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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