Sunday, 15 December 2013

Lexie's Chain: The Hundred and Fifty Second Chain

Hello pals! Welcome to week 152 of #lexieschain. Last week da winner was Clapton Terrier wiv Sigourney Weaver and Bertie wiv  Cry Freedom.  Let's see wot we dun gotted this week:

@maggietkat No 1
For Bertie's excellent song about Mandela who preached the story of loving your fellow man, I think of the penultimate Burt Bacharach number "What the World needs Now is Love". I also think about Martin Luther King, another great black leader who stood up for desegregation. I think about his assasination along with 3 other leaders in the US, and recall the song "Abraham, Martin, and John". In 1971 when the Vietnam War was winding down, Tom Clay, a California DJ, put together this video mixing the two songs along with news clips from that period. I hope you enjoy this video.

@maggietkat No 2
That Clapton just keeps winning! His link "Sigourney Weaver" was brilliant. I got thinking about aliens, and realized Mom just had a birthday that puts her over the hill. Here in the States, you turn into an alien when you reach a certain age, no respect. So, my take on this is Little Feat's "Old Folks' Boogie" where you can become an alien without space travel. All you have to do is just get old. 

Hope this is in time rush Rush. The song Sigourney Weaver makes mention of aliens and aliens live on other planets or so we are led to believe. that took me to that 70s classic Another Girl Another Planet by The Only Ones those were the days my friends. Have good weeks everyone.

Cry Freedom a very unsettling film. Of the many interviewed about Mandela after his death the most profound and interesting was his friend Denis Goldberg the only white defendant at the Rivonia trial, he served 22 years in prison and while he's proud of what has been achieved since Mandela's release he has grave concerns about the disparity in prospects, unemployment and wealth that still remains between black and white and the growing activism that this is creating. These isues all seemed to get overlooked this week amongst the photo oportunities, pompous oratory and freeloading that characterise politicians at work, Mandela was an exception to this rule, it made us think of this message about sparing a thought for those less fortunate or who are discriminated against which Alan Hull offered in his beautiful seasonal Winter Song.

So this week we have 2 winners! Well done Clapton & Bertie. Congrats. I chose to go with Clapton's link . Not quite sure why cause I don't watch those kinda movies. Scary! But I'm sure everyone has seen the exploding alien clip. That brought to mind this little ditty from The Postal Service. Cause this is my kind of SyFy & more exploding body parts

Well dun to Clapton & Bertie on winnin da #lexieschain last week. Now where does a paw go wid two songs from you paws, you say? Well, dis paw says der is only one way to go and dat is wid a Chrissymoos songy about being together and playing together on a sleigh gots it! My choicy is Sleigh Ride by da RONETTES. Der int nothing more fun dan going fur a sleigh ride with yooohooo! Happy and Merry Christmas to all our sweet and wondurful pals.

I not know which one to do chainy for so I do boaf!

Bertie's linky: I'm stickin wiv the struggle for freedom an justice an a movie that shows more of the suffering of thousands of people for so many centuries. The movie does be Amista which is about a mutiny aboard a slave ship travelling to America in 1939 and the court-room drama that ensues around the freem an who led the mutiny. I dus choose a song from the movie soundtrack wot dus be Dry Your Tears, Afrika. Tears have flowed again today as the world says goodbye to Nelson Mandela.

Clapton's linky: Beth Orton and John Grant sing the song Sigourney Weaver togeva at Latitude 2013. Dis awesome music festival takes place at Southwold in Suffolk, an area very dear to our hearts. The first Latitude Festival was held in July 2006 and the headline act was Snow Patrol. One of the favourite Snow Patrol songs is Set Fire to the Third Bar, which also features Martha Wainwright, a folk singer of some note, not unlike Beth Orton.

An da winner ... as chosen by ... Bertie and Clapton dus be ..................... Freddie! Yay well done pal.  That mean you be choosin next week ma pal.

Ere wot they said: Link 3 is the winner Miss Lexie. A beautiful song….and typist likes it for sentimental reasons of course as he was there in the audience that night as a callow 18 year old with his school mates.

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) 22nd December 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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