Monday, 30 September 2013

Lexie's Chain: The Hundred and Forty First Chain

Hello pals! Welcome to week 141 of #lexieschain. Last week the winner was Bertie wiv Gloomy Sunday by Billie Holiday.. So what dus we dus av this week? 

We love Billie Holiday, so we couldn't make up our mind what to do. On the long list of artists who did "Gloomy Sunday", one name jumped out - Marianne Faithfull. She was credited for picking up the song in 1987. However, I decided to choose a bittersweet number from her highly acclaimed album "Broken English", "The Ballad of Lucy Jordan". For the movie lovers out there, this number was also featured in "Thelma and Louis". So, please enjoy this younger Marianne.

Last week we had Gloomy Sunday and to try to lighten things up a bit and get away from drug/alcohol addiction and suicide my link this week is the lovely sunny cheery song Beautiful Sunday by Daniel Boone. My my my what a beautiful day, hope everyone has a great Sunday.


Last week we were told by Bertie that da winning linky “Gloomy Sunday” wos known as da suicide anthem. I pondered abowt dis and the lyric “Suicide is painless It brings on many changes and I can take or leave it as I please” floated froo my head. Dis comes from da song wot woz ritted by Jonny Mandel and Mike Altman and iz famuss for being da M.A.S.H. theme song.

Well dun to you Bertie fur dat win last week on da Gloomy Sunday. Da word gloom has made us think of da word Blue wot can be sad but can also be happy to. So we changing da theme with Mr Blue Bird. Yes, you gots it, we is going with an oldie but a goodie Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah. We also thort dis was a good toon cos we figure all our pals wot be OTRB dus be living der lives dis way every day. Hit it, zippityyay!

Hello Miss Lexie….Bertie chose Gloomy Sunday by Billie Holiday last week…true to form we have a gloomy Sunday morning here today but then I remember that we have the Chain to look forward to and everything seems brighter….its as though the Chain brings its own weather with it…so this week I am choosing a song about that very thing…"Weather with You" by Crowded House..

Great link & win Bertie! To pick my link this week I chose the useless info . As Bertie told us " Gloomy Monday" is sometimes called the suicide anthem . Suicide is an extremely influential American protopunk duo. From Gang Gang Dance, Depeche Mode,Sonic Boom, & Devo to Joy Division/New Order bands have cited Suicide for influencing their music. Springsteen closed his 2006 Devils & Dust concerts with a solo keyboard cover of the 1976 Suicide single " Dream Baby Dream".

Well done Bertie with your win last week of Gloomy Sunday. A fine choice. That song has often been linked with suicides given it's very sad lyrics and overall message. Another song that had similar connotations over the years is by my all time favourite band The Smiths. The song is Asleep I think it is very fine and I have decided I would like it to get played at my funeral which I am planning on being very many years away. So on that cheerful note my suggestion is Asleep by The Smiths.

Da chainy has bin focusin on da sombre n soberin side of music wecently n excellent as "Gloomy Sunday" wuz fer our linky we's lukin at Sunday as a day of rest n leisure wiv a romantic song about two lovers relaxin n jus doin as dey please on a Sunday afternoon. Ere from 1967 is a hip guy who bought all his clothes fwom da Freemans catalogue, decided he'd form a pop group n asked his school mates wot ad gone all sensible n become apprentice draughtsmen to join im, ooh dem Young Rascals finkin dey could sell records. Anyways our linky is da delishus "Groovin".

Gloomy Sunday is a pretty miserable song but reminds us of a rainy Sunday afternoon, layin on da sofe, eatin cholkit an watchin movies. Sounds quite nice if you arks me. So we chooses Lazing on A Sunday Afternoon by Queen!

An da winner ............... as chosen by @diamondbertie ... dus be ...... @bunnersandharvs Harvs wiv Zipperty Doo Dah! Yay! Well dun ma pal! Oh an dat means you will be selectin the winner next week.

Ere wot Bertie said: What a great selection of links, it was a real toughie, Ghost Writer and Master had to help, in the end we (all of us) settled for link number 4,  Zip a Dee Doo Dah,  from Song of the South, there have been too many dark sad songs and this one is a real smile maker Sunday should be a day of joy and smiles and optimism.

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 6th Octobins 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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