Monday, 18 November 2013

Lexie's Chain: The Hundred and Forty Eighth Chain

Hello pals! Welcome to week 148 of #lexieschain. The chainy is still goin strong an we gettin ever closer to findin out who dis will be da Chain Champ this year! Sadness that our dear pal Tucker will not be wiv us dis year to enjoy the fun. Last week the winner was Freddie wiv Four Brothers singing Makorokoto. So, let us see what we dun this week.

Mr Freddie chose a song by the Four Brothers….I did not find a band with four brothers in it but I did find a band with two pairs of brothers. The band's lyrics are written and sung by Matt Berninger. The rest of the band is composed of: twins Aaron (guitar and keyboard) and Bryce Dessner (guitar) and Scott (bass) and Bryan Devendorf (drums). And they are The National and I have chosen their song "England" as my link this week.

What a joyful tune for this weeks winner! The artists this week are Four Brothers who record on the Cooking Vinyl label. There are 2 names that stand out to me, but my pick is Madness. I loved that band on the early days of MTv. There are several things about my choice; 1. From joyful sounds, I have moved to a minor key. 2. My choice is still a dance number, but it is a tango. 3. For those who may not know mom, she is a pharmaceutical chemist (not what we would call a druggist). Her company makes prescription pain relievers, the good kind if you get my drift. So the name of this number fits in perfectly with her job, "The Opiate Eaters" by Madness.

Congrats to @freddie_bt!! Great tune from " Makorokoto " by the Four Brothers. Got these paws moving and grooving. Seems the Four Brothers were not brothers at all - just friends. That got the brain moving about band names. Well we've done brothers before . So what about sisters? And what about bands with the name of sister that weren't sisters at all? Hm.. My linky this week " I Don't Feel Like Dancing" by the Scissor Sisters . Take it away me paws!!!

Congratulations Freddie on your win last week giving us Four Brothers. The band members in Four Brothers were not related and sometimes there were many more than four musicians. So I thought i know i'll try to find a band of 4 brothers but the closest i got was 3 brothers and a cousin. The group is from the Followill family of Tennessee going by the name "Kings of Leon" and my song selection shall be Radioactive.

Well that Freddie has some good suggestions on here though I think his Dad might help him a little bit. For my suggestion this week I have used the reference to John Peel and his desert island discs to take me to a song that was famously much loved by John Peel and is also Loved by me. That is Teenage Kicks by The Undertones. Oh those fast guitars and that youthful exuberance takes you back well it takes me back. Not sure about the polo neck in this video though. Enjoy.

Here is my choice, Roger Whittaker singing New World in the Morning
Why? Clever @freddie_bt won last week with his choice of Four Brothers singing Makorokoto, a post apartheid song, the first time I heard it, after many times playing it I got into it. New World in the Morning is an optimistic song with a message of hope.

Well we gots to say da Freddie you dus know how to get sum paws tapping and bellies shimmying wid a songy lyke dat! Well dun fur an egcellent win too. So when I wos simmying rown da sitting room dansin to da songy, Makorokoto by da Four Brothers, it gots us thinking about Paul Simon. Why? He did have an album called Graceland which was based around South African singers but den dis also got us thinking about another one of his songs wid da Art Garfunkle called Mrs Robinson which also gets our paws tapping too. Chookchoookachoo....

A wonderful linky and a great track. Such upliftin moosic and a sound we associate with Zimbabwe. It reminds of the Paul Simon Album Gracelands which features South African Mbaqanga music with rural Zulu roots – in particular the track Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes. Makes us wanna dance dance dance! But wait, dat not our linky!! What you says? Well let us move on from wot they calls this .. Well there ain't no name for it really is there? Some people say eclectic, some say is a mash up or fusion! Whateva is called we does love a mash up of cultural music with roots deep in history. One of our favourite bands dus be Afro Celt Sound System. Dis be a mash up of west african an Irish celtic moosic, a super duper combo of beats you can really get movin to! I dare you to sit still!

An da winner .............. as chosen by @freddie_bt  .......... dus be ............ @diamondbertie! *whistle whistle we loves a bit of whistlin*  Yay brilliant linky ma pal!!! So it mean you Bertie dus be choosin next week. 

Ere wot Freddie said: Dis is always vewy difficult n we weally wuz tempted by all da choices coz da songs is so gud, speshully The National, Simon n Garfunkel n of course The Undertones. In da end we narrowed it down to linkys 6 n 8. Dad wuz vewy tempted by Afro Celt Sound System as it's vewy much da music he likes but he's picking linky 6 as it's made him appreciate Roger Whitaker as a singer with a message not just someone dat whistled a tune. A message of hope does evwyone gud.

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 24th November 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!

1 comment:

  1. Awesome post i had a great experience of this sound system its very easy to operate it and very helpful for my daily life