Sunday, 14 July 2013

Lexie's Chain: The Hundred and Thirtieth Chain

Hello pals! Welcome to week 130 of #lexieschain. Last week the winner was me wiv Letter from America by The Proclaimers. Let's see wot we got dis week!

The Proclaimers are noted fer drawin on traditional music, singin wiv deir own accent rather dan pwetendin to be American like Mick Jagger etc n dey also highlight social n political issues fwom today n also fwom history, like last week's winner Letter from America. Anuvva band dat Dad has enjoyed fer a long time n which do da same are "Ojos de Brujo", (Eyes of the Devil), fwom da Catalan region of Spain. Dey draw heavily on Flamenco music but blend it wiv a variety of contempowawy music to pwoduce a heady mix of rap, hip hop and flamenco guitars an rhythms. They also deal wiv social n political issues n started deir own record label to ensure dey had artistic contwol of deir music.

So our linky dis week is da wonderful Ojos de Brujo wiiv one of Dad's favwite songs of deirs "Ventilator R-80".

So last week the great DJ Lexie did win with The Proclaimers & " Letter From America." A tune about long journeys & immigration. One thing I love about da #Lexieschain is learning about new music. Off to the G place cause I did not know the Proclaimers. Okay, a Scottish band composed of identical twins. Hmm wonder how many other bands have identical twins? .2% of the worlds population are identical twins. In the early 1980's identical twins Jay & Michael Aston formed Gene Loves Jezebel. In 1985 an Ep and an album were released containing " Desire" . The album was titled Immigrant.

Well dun to dat Lexie fur hur winny last week! It was a supa win cause der was many supa linkies! Now den we going simples here. Why? Cause da opening scene of da song by da Proclaimers wif dat girl on da bed made us think about a songy we dus luv called Her Morning Elegance by Oren Lavie. Is simples but no techno sorry Lexie's Dad :-) ....

Congrats, Lexie! Because da Scots is a brave proud people and because dey hab wonderful musics and because da song was Letter from America about writing letters to folks far away back home, me does chose as me link ”Message in a Bottle” by The Police. 

last week you chose Letter From America by the Proclaimers…I have heard Letter From America on the radio…the one done by Alistair Cooke of course….his namesake Norman Cook is a DJ known as Fat Boy Slim…which leads me on to Slim Shady and Eminem…so this week my chain is The Real Slim Shady by Eminem…

Last weeks' winner was Letter from America by the Proclaimers, about the Highland clearances, the theme of the songs seems to be movement and change. Hope and optimism coloured by despair. My choice this week is The California Gold Rush from Paint Your Wagon. This was an amazing time where fortunes were made and lost.

This week I thought my link would be Praise You by FatBoy Slim. How have we got there I hear you cry. Well, The Proclaimers big break came when a fan from Inverness sent their demo tape to The Housemartins. The Housemartins liked what they heard & invited the twins to support them on their 1986 tour. Who should be the bassist in The Housemartins at the time but none other than one Norman Cook. When the Housemartins split in 1988 Mr Zoe Ball went through various incarnations: Beats International, Pizzaman, Freak Power to name but a few before arriving at the most successful FatBoy Slim. 


Well done Lexie with your win. I know I should be choosing Techno but I didn't know where to start so not going down that road. Letter from America was a long running Radio programme written by Alistair Cooke. That led me to another famous Cook- Norman Cook AKA Fat Boy Slim. I have therefore chosen Praise You by Fatboy Slim so that's may suggestion. 


An da winner ............... as chosen by ma dad  .............. dus be ........... @wonderwinger wiv Praise You by Fat Boy Slim! Yay! Well done Briar! Oh an dat means you will be selectin the winner next week.  

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 21st July 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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