Monday, 26 August 2013

Lexie's Chain: The Hundred and Thirty Sixth Chain

Hello pals! Welcome to week 135 of #lexieschain. Last week the winner was Clapton wiv Elvis Costello an Veronica. Brillant linky  CT! So wot dus we dus av this week? 

Elvis Costello's real name dus be Declan Patrick MacManus. He is the son of Ross McManus who wrote and performed the R White's Lemonade theme tune "Secret Lemonade Drinker" which featured Elvis Costello on drums and backing vocals. So dat is ma linky!

Last weeks winner chosen by Clapton Terrier was Elvis Costello with Veronica.
A sad song about memory loss and the darkness of Alzheimer's my choice this week is
the 1964 song by Simon and Garfunkel's Sound of Silence, the lyrics make me think of the darkness and silence that these poor people must experience and the carers too.
A lovely song in it's own right.

Congrats to Clapton for a great tune last week. Well done but hit a bit to close to home so my link this week is from the title and the intention.

Last week's winner made us fink coz Dad's Dad suffered dementia n dese conditions gwadually takes away da person you knew. Two vewy fine singers av wecently announced dey av Alzheimer's, Glenn Campbell n Bobby Womack. Both av continued to work, music has been shown to elp sufferers. It wuz a difficult choice between "Gentle on my Mind" by Glenn Campbell n dis our linky by Bobby Womack "Love Is Gonna Lift You Up".

Cleverpaws Clapton gave us Veronica and Elvis Costello as our linky for this week. Now, I'm of the age where the words Elvis Costello shall always be linked with R. Whites lemonade. Elvis Costello's dad, Ross McManus wrote and sang the jingle: "I'm a Secret Lemonade Drinker" whilst Costello sang the backing vocals. At the time, we all thought the secret drinker in the ad was Costello's dad as they did look alike (well they had similar glasses) but it turned out to be an actor.

Ross McManus was a vocalist with the Joe Loss Orchestra. The Joe Loss orchestra had lots of hits, one being my linky a piece of music by David Rose entitled "The Stripper". This piece of music has appeared in lots of films & TV shows, even in Wallace & Gromit's The Curse of the Were-Rabbit. Since it was the weekend of our #btgwandayowt in Bristol for GromitUnleased, how could I select anything else... Strip that scarf off Clapton!

Well dun to dat Clapton fur his winning linky Veronica by Elivis Costello. Dat Elvis did wryte da songy wid Paul McCartney wot was also a famus singer who wrote a few other songs wid names in dem too. One of dem songys wot Paul co-wrote, wid Johny Lennon, was 'Lucy in the Sky wid Diamonds'.  Wot da other reasons you say? Cos is a songy wid a name in it and is a songy wot be about lucididty altho a differunt kind. hee hee....

Well Done Clapton on last weeks win. Dis week I reveal my chainy links......Elvis Costello also sang and wrote an equally haunting song called 'Alison'. Ms Genevieve Alison Jane Moyet comes from Billericay in Essex. The Pilgrim Fathers did apparently meet there before setting sail on the Mayflower. Eric Clapton ;-) did make an album called Pilgrim on which he sang a song called 'She's Gone'. I did choose though, another song called 'She's Gone' by Hall and Oates. Is also sad cos Elvis' Veronica was also gone in a sense :-(.

Last week Clapton won with a great choice of Veronica by Elvis Costello. So what to follow on with. Well the best thought we had was around songs where the title is a girls name and there are literally hundreds of those I am sure you can all think of lots without too much trouble. Out of all of them what to choose well I went for quite a contemporary choice of Matilda by Alt J this is from their album An Awesome Wave which won the Mercury Music prize this year. You can't tell from this video but they are extremely lively when you see them live and v popular with the young folks. So girls name link to Matilda by Alt J.

Clapton’s linky woz about a lady wiv memory problems. Just like my mum who couldn’t remember where she put her reading glasses yesterday so couldn’t use interwebby to research chainy #blindasabat So my rushed linky dis week be “The Laughing Gnome” by David Bowie. Obvious linky really if you looks closely at da antics of Clapton’s typist.

Hi Lex. That clever Clapton won larst week wiv the brilliant Elvis Costello and Veronica, inspired by Elvis's mother who had dementia. He also wrote a different song wiv my mum's name in the title, but dat's annuva story! So that did send the old girl on a trip down memory lane, in more ways than one. We decided to go for Marillion and Kayleigh. Yes, a girl's name again and also someone who was very important to Mr Fish. But also because it talks about lots of memories of their time together. And it still makes mum go all mushy!

An da winner ............... as chosen by @claptonterrier  .............. dus be ........... Rosie (@rosieterrier) Well dun Rosie!. Oh an dat means you will be selectin the winner next week.

Ere wot CT said bowt it: Oh Miss Lexie…there are lots of clever links and good tunes this week and it has been very hard to make a choice… the end we have decided to go for linky 7, Hall & Oats…..the reason is that the linky was well thought out, the song is fabulous and makes my terrier tush sway from side to side and it was the only link performed by dogs….A COUPLE OF POODLES! ….BOL….

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 1st September 2013 (gets 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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