Monday, 10 June 2013

Lexie's Chain: The Hundred and Twenty Fifth Chain

Hello pals! Welcome to week 125 of #lexieschain. Last week the winner was Freddie wiv Curtis Mayfield an  Back To The World. Let's see wot we got dis week!

Congrats to @freddie_bt with a great song from Curtis Mayfield that told us of the hardships soldiers returning home from Vietnam faced. Today June 6,2013 is the 70th anniversary of D Day. The Andrew Sisters sing of a different war in a different world. Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy.

Dad n I will obviously not be votin fer ourselves dis week but we's submittin an entwy coz Dad finks it is a song well worth listenin to by a singer dat neva got da recognition she deserved possibly because her music couldn't easily be pigeon holed as Soul, though her voice wuzfull of warmth n soul. Last week's winner was a pro Civil Rights song n our linky is a song called "Edge of a Dream" which wuz a twibute to Martin Luther King by Minnie Riperton fwom her LP "Perfect Angel", it was pwoduced by her gweat fwiend n admirer Stevie Wonder who also played da luvly piano on dis song. Stevie Wonder descwibed Minnie da person as a perfect angel n she had da most spine tinglingly beautiful voice with an extraodinary range, click on da links for "Seeing You This Way" or "Loving You" her most successful single to hear her astonishing high notes.

Congrats to Freddie! In Back to da World Curtis Mayfield does sing about hard times in da US for da vets returning from the Viet Nam War and dem looking fur jobs and got no jobs and life is hard in dese hard times. But lest we fink dis is an American fing, a Viet Nam war fing, or eben a modern fing we hab Steeleye Span to sing about Hard Times of Old England! And dey duz say

“Our soldiers and sailors have just come from war

Been fighting for Queen and country this year

Come home to be starved, better stayed where they were

And sing O the hard times of Old England

In Old England very hard times”

Well dun to dat Freddie & Dad who dus be doing rilly well on da Chainy. So we did read da lyrics of Back to da Wurld and thorted about war and how peeples dus come bak feeling lost and wundering where da luv is so we thort why not go wif da songy by da The Black Eyed Peas - Where Is The Love?


Last weeks winner was Back to the World by Curtis Mayfield this is a song of the futility of war and the "survivors" return to a land that is changed forever. My choice is Where have All the Flowers Gone sung by Joan Baez she make it all the more haunting with her clear as a bell voice. why? because it is a hauntingly sad song also of the futility of war.

Last week we had a song by Curtis Mayfield as the winning choice. Mr MAyfield was very well known for all worst of wonderful music and we have quite a lot of it here in our house. Very sadly, we know that he was badly injured in his later life and left paralysed after his lighting rig fell on him whilst he was on stage and left him unable to play his guitar….and he later lost a leg to diabetes. He had a very hard life. In his honour we are selecting this song - The HArd Way by Phantom Limb…

Well last week Freddie chose an anti war song by Curtis Mayfield about the Vietnam War. So my link this week is another anti war song but this time an English War. A very powerful song written about the Falklands War is Shipbuilding by Elvis Costello. So that's my link from anti war song to anti war song Ship building by Elvis Costello

Super Fly is a movie well known for its soundtrack written and produced by Curtis Mayfield. The filum is bowty a cocaine dealer in New York wot lives a very dangerous life of dealing drugs an dat. Well, anyway, the movie also stars a 1971 Cadillac Eldorado driven by the film lead character – Priest. The car was heavily cutomised and was the start of a trend to customise cadillacs and the advent of the phrase a pimpmobile wot many drug dealers, ganster and pimps (as in da prostitute pimpy person) droved around.

One movie wot as a orrible pimp in it dus be True Romance wiv one of our favourite actors playin da pimp – Gary Oldman. Gary Oldman also starred in da movie Dracula, as surprisingly, Dracula – who also liked to have a harem of women doin his dirty work – bit like a pimp! So we dus chose a song from Dracula soundtrack wot we likes dat be Annie Lennox and Love Song For A Vampire

An da winner ............... as chosen by @freddie_bt .............. dus be ........... woohoo!!! At last, Stella you as broken your duck! Quack quack! Is @smcheetham wiv Elvis Costello an Shipbuilding! A great linky and a well-deserved win. So dat means you will be selectin the winner next week Stella.

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 16 June 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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