Monday, 21 October 2013

Lexie's Chain: The Hundred and Forty Fourth Chain

Hello pals! Welcome to week 144 of #lexieschain. 

The chainy is still goin strong and you still avin fun I hopes even if we has had a sad time recently. 

Last week the winner was Terence with Eric Clapton and Don't Think Twice. Well, let us see what we dun this week.

In memory of Tucker's Mum Clapton pwovides our linky dis week. After Cream split Steve Winwood persuaded Clapton dey shud form a new "supergroup" along wiv Ginger Baker n Ric Grech. Blind Faith, which represented Clapton's view of his decision to join, first surfaced wiv a free concert in Hyde Park on 7th June 1969, dey released jus 1 LP n Clapton left during da band's only tour. A shame because having two great talents such as Clapton n Winwood working together wuz a rare treat n da LP contains our all time favwite Clapton song "Presence of the Lord", ere's Blind Faith playin it in Hyde Park wiv luvly performances by Clapton n da peerless Steve Winwood. Clapton wanted Winwood to sing it because he cud hit da high notes.

Well done, everyone! We love the early days of Dylan, and you all know that mom LOVES Clapton! such a difficult choice I had to make. I decided to opt for some controlled and well done silliness to lift our spirits. Dylan was a member of the Traveling Willburys. One of the songs just ticked my fancy, "Willbury Twist". So, to lighten our load and bring a smile to our faces, I submit this fun video.

Last week in our tribute to dear Tucker, the terrific Terence Terrier was deemed to have the best linky with "Don't think twice, it's Alright". This song by Bob Dylan was on the B-side of the single "Blowin' in the Wind". The first line of Blowin' in the Wind asks us "How many roads must a man walk down before he can call himself a man?"; in the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy this is the "ultimate question; the meaning of life. The answer is, of course 42.

This was apparently the first number that came into Douglas Adams' head, but various people with infinite time on their hands have constructed theories as to the importance of 42. The band Level 42 even thought the number worthy of being part of their name. Level 42's biggest hit was with my linky "Lessons in Love". (Dogs don't need such lessons but people it seems do). Otherwise, the band is far removed from the genius of Dylan & Clapton, in fact, Mark King's unique guitar playing technique was often parodied in impression shows at the time, something that would never happen to Slowhand.

A very big well dun to dat Terence fur such a good win last week in honour of our dear pal Tucker. So dat songy wot Eric Clapton sang called Don't Think Twice Its Alright, made us think of another songy by da The impressions called 'Its alright'. Why, cos we dus figure dat Tucker would be saying Its alright to have a good time, baby it's tap your paws and hit it pals.

..Last week Sir Terence won with "Don't Think Twice Its Alright" …..we read that the melody for that song is based on an older song, "Who's Gonna Buy Your Chickens When I'm Gone"… that made us think about a famous song about a chicken and our link this week is "little Red Rooster" by the Rolling Stones.

Well done Terence and Briar for the judging. I am afraid I have a very simple link again based on the idea of being alright. Bob said that if we don't think twice we will be alright so I have gone from that to a song about feeling alright and the one that seems to best sum that up is Alright Now by Free - just look at those trousers and that hair in the video hmmmm.

@terenceterrier won last week with the great Bob Dylan's " Don't Think Twice, It's Alright. " Often called a troubadour of his generation Dylan spoke for and to the people of all ages . But generation after generation the song & message remain the same. " Don't Worry Child".

Don’t think twice, it's alright. Eric Clapton is a long admirer of Bob Dylan and has covered many of his songs over the years. He sang this song love at the Bob Dylan 30th in 1992. The concert was dubbed Bobfest by Neil Young who performed at the concert. We picked Harvest Moon for Tucker an Joyce who loved Neil Young.

An da winner .............. as chosen by @terenceterrier  ... dus be ..... @claptonterrier. Yay brilliant linky ma pal! So it mean you dus be choosin 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 27th 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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