Monday, 6 May 2013

Lexie's Chain: The Hundred and Twentieth Chain

Hello pals! Welcome to week 120 of #lexieschain. Last week the winner was Freddie with Half Man Half Biskit! A tough linky to follow I finks. So lets see wot we got dis week.

Ob course me concatulate @freddie_bt on outstanding first win, but me must confess when me read da entry and listened to da song me was at a loss. Me did like da song a lot, but me not unnerstand a word ob it. Den me finked it must be some foreign language or *British* which about da same fing, so me naturally did rush to da interwebs fur translation. Dere me find out dat HMHB do be known for parody ob many styles and hab done covers ob many disparate artists from Edith Piaf to The Beach Boys. Dey is know for allusions to distinctly British popular culture and geography. Dis begin to make sense to me. So me grabbed onto da concept ob parody and satire which me knows an said to meself, “Self, who do we know dat do dem kinda songs?” Seberal immediately camed to mind, but me did chose an American *cultural icon* wif a bery American parody.
“Craigslist” by Weird Al Yankovic

Great winning song last week, really off the wall. Half Man Half Biscuit will, I'm sure, lead to lots of Gingerbread Man references coz it is half man & half biscuit....or is it just me that thinks that way? Anyway I can't think of anything else so I am going for a Gingerbread Man link. In the Gingerbread Man song he "run, run, runs as fast as he can" which makes me think of the Foster The People Song when people are advised "you better run, better run, faster than my bullet"....which is good advice :-) So that's my link, Foster The People with Pumped Up Kicks.

Hello and well done to Freddie for winning on only his second week. Inspired choice of half man half biscuit one of my faves. They provide a rich seam to mine from. One of their other songs is Joy Division Oven Gloves which satirises merchandising within music. So easy therefore to chose the classic Love Will Tear Us Apart by Joy Division. Good luck all.

What a week! I been storming around the house trying to figure out a linky. Brilliant win @freddie_bt! Dis be very hard oh my. Then it came to me like a lightening bolt, This all about games. "Games without Frontiers" my link today. This is a remix with Kate Bush. Enjoy ! 

Last weeks chain was Half Man Half Biscuit who sand All I want For Christmas is a Dukla Prague Away Kit. Now this was ever so hard, the lyrics were about problems with scalextric and subutteo things I know nothing about.

So I cheated I looked into iTunes for ideas, my simple mind went to horse racing and I came up with the film National Velvet with Elizabeth Taylor. One of the themes was Greensleeves played by Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

So we has to make a linky from HMHB - dat's a first! Mum had forgotten all about them, so she went on a trip down memry lane .... meanwhile, I was trying to fink. Wot they said they wanted for Christmas was a Dukla Prague away kit. Parrently they was a famuss footie team in Prague, who did win the cup in 1990 after the Velvet Revolution. 'Velvet?' I hear you say; 'Underground' I reply, and go off on a complete tangent. Lou Reed was in Velvet Underground, and then he went solo, and one of his songs is 'Perfect Day'. I choose the vershun sung by him and lots of other people:

A fantastic first chainy win by @Freddie_bt Giving us Half Man Half Biscuit and their song "All I Want For Christmas is a Dukla Prague kit". Well as soon as i saw that title my link dropped into my brain like a penny falling from heaven. My selection is the double A sided single by Wham "Last Christmas" & "Everything She Wants". Off the wall George Michael could on occasion be described as a bit half man half nutty cookie. Bless him.

Hello Miss Lexie…we are dashing around to get ready for #BTSurrey today but we have not forgotten to pick our link. I see that Mr Freddie chose a song all about a football team….so this is obviously my cue to bring out Gazza again….no, wait…that didn't go so well last time….so instead I will pick a song by a band who were named after a football team…The Kaiser Chiefs…who are named after the South African team Kaizer Chiefs…and we have selected their song…I Predict a Riot…because that is what we are expecting at #BTSurrey today….

So furst of all, we says a big well dun to Freddie fur da furst win of da chainy. Dat wus a great slecshun and tuff competishun too. So den we ben thinking bout dis songy and wot did we say well if someone into dem Scalextrics der is only one linky fur us and dat is

Racing Cars - Hard Working Woman. We thort da songy was right cause in da HMFB songy dey was makin der Mum work hard so we thort dat said it all. *snaps paws* 

Well done to Freddie, dat was a totally brilliant linky last week. I have a quick link today. I went with the biscuity foody connection and have given it a canine focus! So my link is 'Hot Meat Pies, Saveloys And Trotters' *Drools* by Harry Champion. Enjoy.
(Ed: Sorry had to do the Chas n Dave version as coddnt find Harry's one)


Dad n I wuz most supwised to win. Half Man Half Biscuit fwom Merseyside n da Norf West of England which pwoduces lots of gweat music. N chosen wuz verwy difficult but we has picked A Certain Ratio performin Flight. Dey is fwom Manchester but wen Channel4 asked HMHB to appear on The Tube dey refused coz dey wiz goin to watch Tranmere Rovers play. The Tube wiz a live broadcast n A Certain Radtio stepped in at da last minute to take der place. That's our link.

I onlee jus fawt of one - march of da trolls by edwud Grieg.


Their album Back in the DHSS features a song wot called Venus In Fiares wot is a play on werds wiv da Velvet Underground song wot called Venus in Furs, written by Lou Reed. Venus of course does be the Godess of Love so ma linky does be Love and Lou Reed. So I chooses Lou Reed, Satellite of Love for ma linky.

An ............. da winner dis week .... as chosen by Freddie dus be ................ @djladylexie wiv Satellite of Love by Lou Reed. Oh is me! Pffttttt. Ere wot Freddie said:

We did like all da Linkys n how people takes it off in different directions. Special menshuns to Linky No 1 coz we laughs at Weird Al n hadn't heard dis song, also to No 3 as its one of Dad's favwite songs fwom one of his favwite bands n he nearly chose Joy Division fer his linky. Dad also had laugh at Boiled Beef and Carrots, made him fink of old tv show "The Good Old Days". Intewestin dat 2 peoples awwived at Lou Reed n both songs fwom Transformer too. Dad wud av liked to award it to bofe Linky No 6 n 13 but pwefers Satellite of Love to Perfect Day n also liked da cryptic finkin. So dis week's winner is Linky No 13 wiv Satellte of Love by Lou Reed.

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) Sunday12 May 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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