Sunday, 9 February 2014

Lexie's Chain: The Hundred and Sixtieth Chain

Hello pals! Welcome to week 160 of #lexieschain. Last week da winner was Wyn wiv Run Boy Run by Woodkid. Lets see wot we gots dis week:

I never heard this before. I likes it. I looked at the lyrics and dey saying run until you are man an can deal wiv fings betta. Started me finkin bowt what does it mean to be a man or a woman. Is impossible for a man to know a woman's world and vice versa. Tryin to keep wiv da feme about maturin and understanding life from uvva points of view, I am goin wiv Kate Bush Running Up That Hill a song about trying to work out the differences between a man and a woman.

Wow! great song! I decided to go for the "run" theme. This happens to be the 50th year of the Beatles Invasion in the States. Their first TV performance was Feb 9, 1964 on the Ed Sullivan Show. Mom remembers flipping the channel and getting in trouble with her mom for watching those long hairs! Anyway, in honor of the Beatles in America, my choice is "Run for your Life" covered by the Cowboy Junkies.  (LEXIE: sorry ma pal I cuddnt get the video to work hope this is right one)

Well done Wynters! Was all over the place with this tune but whiling watching the vid I had a thought. Vids are pictures & " Every Picture Tells a Story" . My fave from that great Rod Stewart album. " Mandolin Wind" Cheers all! 

Last week @WOtterface chose the winning link with Run Boy Run by Woodkid, this motivated her with her running with that theme in mind I choose the main theme of Chariots of Fire this has lot of "bounce".

Last week da winnin linky woz “Run Boy Run” by Woodkid. Da linky wot immediately wizzed into my head woz “Run Rabbit Run” by Flanagan and Allen. Waddya mean da linky not cleva enuff? Wabbits run in woods.

Well its a bit of a convoluted link from me this week. Woodkid is a complete renaissance man from reading about him. I love the classical music he uses in Iron. He is also associated with films one of which is Sofia Coppola's film Marie Antoinette. One of the thing Coppola does in that film is to use music in an interesting way and uses her favourite music rather than music from the 18th century one of the songs that features in the film is Ceremony by New order so that's my link from Woodkid via film to 1980s Manchester. good luck everyone and have a good week.

Well dun to Wynters Otterface fer a fab win wiv a song n an artist we hadn't heard befaw. We av bin on da Trans Europe Express dis week doin a musical tour of Europe in search of possibul linkys disembarkin in Germany, Holland n sevwal towns in France. Finally we got bak to Britain n fawt about da Wood part of Woodkid's name n da video wiv da boy runnin n in a moment of inspiration or maybe desperation we fawt of a song dat we luvs by "Still Corners" called "Into the Trees" which has an ethereal feel, luvly St Etienne like singing, fab guitars n a dreamy home movie colours video. 

Well dun to you Wotter fur da winning linky last week. We hasn't eva hur of datt songy nor da groop eider but we did think about you & your ma running rownd. Mum used to run too but now she dus feeel more like a fatty mcbutter pantz which made hur think of da moovie 'Run Fat Boy Run' so we going wid a songy frum dat moovie called 'Something Kinda Oooooh by Girls Aloud cos we thort you and Mum could get your running paws on listening to dis tooooooh.

Hi Miss Lexie…last week Miss Wyn chose a song by an artist we had never heard before called Woodkid…we looked him up on the internet and we saw he is from a city in France called Lyon….guess what? I shall be driving through Lyon next weekend when I go to France for my holiday…..I looked up a bit about music in Lyon on the internet too and there is a music venue there called Le Bec du Jazz….that made me thing of the artist called Beck…so my link this week is Beck and Devil’s Haircut….

The last linky was "Run Boy Run" by Woodkid. Good advice, especially when monsters are popping out of the ground but according to Martha Reeves & the Vandellas there is "Nowhere To Run" to, baby and you really need a nice new car instead ...

An da winner ... as chosen by  .... @WOtterface ...... dus be .............. @smcheetham (Stella) wiv Ceremony by New Order! Yay well done ma pal. So dat mean you dus be choosin next week Stella.

Ere wot Wyn said: Well, the three of us (me, Mom and Dad) have had a massive "discussion" about which song to choose which culminated in smashed crockery and me packing my suitcase with bonios and threatening to leave...only kidding, it was very hard though!

So, we whittled it down to four, I'll explain the runners up first. 

Track 1 - Kate Bush. Mom just loves her so this was a hot favourite. However, Mom likes to sing Wuthering Heights and doesn't quite have the vocal range to match Kate, so to save our ears we had to say no. 

Track 8 - *whispers* Don't tell anyone as Mom has a reputation to maintain, but Girls Aloud are her guilty pleasure and some of their stuff does feature on her running playlist. However, this isn't one of her favourite tracks of theirs, now if you'd gone for Biology it would have been an easy win. 

Track 9 - When Mom and Dad first met (when dinosaurs roamed the Earth) this was a track that was played in the club they used to go to, so it has happy memories attached and Beck's new stuff is great too, however...

Track 6 - Despite the complicated link making her go cross eyed, Mom can't resist a bit of New Order and hadn't heard this one before. So she wanted to say thanks for introducing her to a new one! Track 6 is the winner!

Thanks everyone for making it a really hard choice for my first ever win, there wasn't a bad track to choose from!

So 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) 16th February 2014 (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 and dussnt forget to send a linky to da video from You Tube!

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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