Monday, 9 September 2013

Lexie's Chain: The Hundred and Thirty Eighth Chain

Hello pals! Welcome to week 138 of #lexieschain. Last week the winner was Briar wiv Stranglers and Golden Brown! So wot dus we dus av this week? 

So the winner was by The Stranglers another one of their songs was No More Heroes which fitted into their punk ethic at the time I remember those days well. So that took me to another song with Heroes in the title and that's Heroes by David Bowie. So its a heroes based link to Heroes by David Bowie. good luck all.

So all week my brain been thinking how to linky this great song I never heard before. Congrats to Briar for "Golden Brown" . The image I can't get out of ma head is the fields of waving grain. Now what is made of this stuff? Or better what 3 things! One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer.

Ma linky does be drugs. Golden Brown is reported to be abowty brown (aka heroin) Leader singer of The Stranglers was Hugh Cornwell. Hugh Cornwell starred in a Peter Richardson (Comic Strip) black comedy British movie called Eat The Rich. Peter Richardson also directed another Comic Strip movie called The Supergrass. Kevin and Keith Allen (wot be bruvvas) each star in one of the movies. Keith Allen is famus dad of also famus singer wot be Lily Allen. So ma song dus be by Lily Allen wot be called Alfie. This is about her little bruvva wot dus like doin drugs (weed).

Wot an excellent winnin entwy we ad, Golden Brown is a song dat we av always liked (nearly as much as "Peaches"), ambiguous in its wefewences to heroin and love. We av always assumed dat da words "tied to the mast" is likenin da addictive qualities of opiates n of Hugh Cornwell's then girlfriend to Oysseus' encounter with da Sirens of Greek Mythology. Dere is a film called "Sirens" in which Tara Fitzgerald's character reveals her Siren like qualities to her drab vicar husband(Hugh Grant) wiv little left to da imajinashun of da viewers. Dad has no wecollection of da music in "Sirens" but Tara Fitzgerald also starred in a great film called "Brassed Off" which examined da destwuction of Britain's coal mining communities. In da film she "plays" our linky, one of Dad's favwite pieces of music da Adagio from Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez, a vewy evocative piece dat weminds im of Castille where da summer is so hot even da rivers seem too exhausted to flow. Ere it is, not played by orchestra n classical guitar but by a colliery town's brass band wiv a host of fine British actors includin da bwilliant Pete Posthlethwaite as conductor.

Hello Miss Lexie….last week LAdy Briar of Kent won with Golden Brown by the Stranglers. This song only got to No.2 in the charts and was stopped from being number 1 by A Town Called Malice/Precious by the Jam. The Stranglers complained that because ATCM was a double A side with Precious that Jam fans were buying two copies of the record and that stopped their song getting to the top of the charts. Another very famous song that did not get to No. 1 was Wonderall by Oasis….stopped by Robson & Jerome! Euw!……So Wonderwall is my link this week….

So den a very well dun to dat Briar fur da winnin linky last week by The Stranglers, Golden Brown...our linky dus be eva simple. Since da songy was Golden and about drugs and women, we thort about David Bowie, hee hee. And, well he did have a songy called Golden Years which was written at a time when he was rilly in to dem drugs too so we going wid dat as our linky dis week...tatata....ooohhh yeah golden years....dat dat dat....

Congratulations to Briar on last weeks win. I have thought and thought this week and I drew inspiration from mum cos she been singing my chainy song all week!!! It's driving me crazzzzy! So Golden Brown makes me think of lovely warm sunshine, I considered 'There's always the Sun' by the Stranglers cos I luvs dat song but finally went for Neil Young with 'Heart of Gold' (stop singing mum!) these songs are linked for me because of the warm sunny, loving feeling dey evoke.

How to do a linky from Golden Brown by The Stranglers? Well, we fort we could go in umpteen diffrunt directions wiv dat one! The Stranglers did have a hit wiv Peaches, so we decided to go wiv annuver - ahem - fruit based song. We couldn't inflict Agadoo on everyfur, bol! So we settled on Blueberry Hill by Fats Domino.

Last weeks winner was @wonderwinger who chose Golden Brown by The Stranglers, this was about opium, so I thought of another harvest slightly less destructive and a fine source of revenue for the tax man - tobacco my choice is Just One More Cigarette by Danny Scott.

(Lexie: Sorry I can't find this one but I'd love to hear it if anyone else knows)

Da winning linky last week “Golden Brown” tells us abowt da opium poppy aka papaver somniferum wot contain opiates wot be used to extract opium, morphine and make heroin . Dey come in lotsa colours. Da white poppies are used as a symbol for peeps wot dussnt like war. Da purple poppies are used as a symbol to rememba da animals and birds wot died in da conflicts n wars. So for my linky I chose “Purple Haze” by Jimi Hendrix cos dat wot you be in if you woz using norty drugs like wot he did.

An da winner ............... as chosen by @wonderwinger  .............. dus be ........... oh noooo!! bumholes .... is me!!  Well dun me! Oh an dat means dad 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 15th 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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