Monday, 14 October 2013

Lexie's Chain: The Hundred and Forty Third Chain

Hello pals! Welcome to week 143 of #lexieschain. 

This is a chain I am dussin wiv a heavy heart. One of our best players - Tucker - disappeared and stopped playin the chainy. Well, we was all worried but we knew his mum was starting up a new antiques business so put his disappearance down to that.

Sadly, somefink was naggin at mum about it. Joyce Dean (Tucker's mum) would never just disappear. Mum did some digging and sadly came across Joyce's obituary online. 

Joyce was fantastic at The Chain and Tucker was crowned The Chain Champ of 2012 - they taught me a lot about music and their linkies were legendary. So, here's to you Joyce and Tucker. RIP dear lady and enjoy the rest of your life with her brother Tucker. We love and miss you both.  Now lets raise a glass to Tucker and Joyce.

Poor Briar had the unenviable task of choosing this weeks' winner in such sad circumstances. So let's see the entries.

Last weeks winner chosen by Briar (@wonderwinger) was the Rainbow TV Theme
I'm keeping the rainbow theme with a song from the film Finians Rainbow sung by Fred Astaire and and Petula Clark called Look to the Rainbow. I was careful to avoid Somewhere Over The Rainbow.

Last week Briar won wiv Zippy and “Rainbow Mix”. Annuver cult childrens TV show woz The Magic Roundabout. One of the charachers woz Dylan who woz named after Bob Dylan. So my linky this week is a Bob Dylan song “Don’t think twice it’s alright” but I choose a live upbeat version wot he did wiv Eric Clapton in memory of our dear pal Tucker @bvfeyj aka King of da Chainy who luvved live vershuns of linkies and anyfink wiv Eric C.

Well done @wonderwinger. " The Rainbow Theme." Last weeks winner of course takes us directly to " Somewhere...." At the end of the rainbow is a pot of gold, they tell me. Have not been able to verify this conjecture. But after hearing about Tuckers Mom, Eva Cassidy sings of " Fields of Gold. " Here's hoping Tuckers Mom is romping through those fields of gold to the end of the rainbow. 

Well Done Briar with your link of the Rainbow Theme i remember the programme well. My link is based on the word Rainbow. The term 'Rainbow Nation' was coined by Archbishop Desmond Tutu to describe post apartheid South Africa following Nelson Mandela's election as President. That took me to that great 80s Anthem Free Nelson Mandela written by the great Jerry Dammers and The Specials so thats my rainbow link Free Nelson Mandela by The Specials AKA.

Rainbow City so called coz of da buildings' colours is a vast modernist new town of tower blocks with 22000 flats for which Angola paid China $3.5Bn, each flat costs $120000, avg. income in Angola under $2/day, occupancy under 10%, so its a ghost town outside Luanda. New colonialists same result, Africa n Africans exploited. Our linky "Alegria" by Batida celebrates da joy of Luanda's Carnival with film fwom da 70s, a time when da country wuz in a civil war perpetuated by outside interests. All da colours of da rainbow are ere n so are Harold Wilson n Jim Callaghan - 

So a big well dun to dat Briar for hur winny last week. It may have been a last minute but wot's not to love abowt a ravey! Our linky dis week is not going down dat root of a ravey but it is going to use da rainbow as da linky connection. We is going wid a sweet toon by da Kermit The Frog called Rainbow Connection. Why? well cos we dus be thinking bowt how we all connected. And we dus hope dat Tucker and his sweet Mum knows we dus be thinking bowt her and sure dat all our pals was at da bridge to greet her. Hit it Kermy! 

Rainbow — well I did the obvious and went for Somewhere Over the Rainbow but sung by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole. Beautiful and dedicated to Joyce Dean RIP Joyce and thank you for playing chainy wiv us and giving us dearest Tucker. Not want to win just dedicatin this to Tucker and Joyce.

Oh dear Miss Lexie…we can hardly bring ourself to do our Chain this week after hearing about Mr Tucker's mum. He was the king of this little game wasn't he? I expect she would want us to carry on and so this week we shall play in their honour …Lady Briar chose the theme from Rainbow. In 1979, the cast and crew of Rainbow made a special exclusive sketch for the Thames TV staff Christmas tape, sometimes referred to as the "Twangers" episode. This sketch featured plenty of naughty innuendo….so naughty we can't repeat it here. That made us think of Captain Pugwash, the children TV series, which people always said contained lots of similar naughty stuff which children never noticed when they watched it. That made us think about songs about pirates and the sea. So this week our link is Martha's Harbour by All About Eve...

An da winner .............. as chosen by @wonderwinger  ... dus be ..... @terenceterrier. Well done Terence, a great link there.  You will be selectin the winner next week.

Ere wot Briar said: I've found choosing the winner harder than ever this week. Previously as a judge, I've often had an idea of the sort of link that I'd select as my winner before seeing any of them. However, so often Tucker's links would blow me away with their brilliance and my original plan would go out of the window. Tucker was and always will be the King of the Chain and i was touched by how he was so gracious in handing his crown to me. Through Joyce's selections I've discovered some great music and for that I'll be eternally grateful. 

I've was greatly moved by Linky no. 6 as I'm a sentimental soul and that little green frog gets me every time. I love how #lexieschain connects us so this link is in 2nd place. My 1st choice in tribute to the King of the Chain is King of Songwriters Bob Dylan, so ably accompanied by that man with glasses on guitar (he can play a bit).  Linky no.2 - Don't Think Twice it's Alright is my winner

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 20th 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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