Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Lexie's Chain: The Hundred and Sixty Fifth Chain

Hello pals! Welcome to week 165 of #lexieschain. Last week da winner was Freddie wiv Horse Wiv No Name. Let's see wot we gots dis week:

So, America and Horse With No Name. After a bit of research and toying with the idea of bands who were named after geographical locations etc, we looked at what films/TV this song has featured in instead. We knew it from Breaking Bad but it also featured in Good Morning Vietnam, as did Don't Worry Baby by The Beach Boys. The Beach Boys were from California and The B-side to A Horse With No Name was a track called Everyone I Meet Is From California. It's like a double pronged attack! So our choice this week is Don't Worry Baby, sit back and enjoy those harmonies. (sorry linky wuddnt work in blogger so picked annuva one).

Well done Freddie! "Horse with no name" took Mom back to college years (mom didn't inhale). I was amazed to find out that America was managed by George Martin (the fifth Beatle) who also managed Cheap Trick. Originally a bar band in Mom's home state, they are known for "hits" like "I want you to want me". Later personnel changes examined the "Midwest" Beatles moniker. They did a concert, "Sgt Pepper Live" which was released in 2009. Their version of "Daytripper" is not to be missed. HOWEVER, the truly surprising part of this band's history is a collaboration with John Lennon. My chain is "I'm Losing You" with John Lennon and Cheap Trick.

Last link was America with "A Horse With No Name". Johnny Cash's "Boy Named Sue" spent most of his life wishing his dad had left him with no name. Was going to go with one of Mr Cash's own versions of his song but stumbled on this awesome cover version by the Polish musician Maciej Maleńczuk - so here is "Chłopiec o imieniu Sue". (sorry annuva one wot won't work in blogger so you has to click the linky to see it)

So many ways to go from this great link. Congrats Freddie! Was all set with another link when I got to thinking about the word horse. Of course the animal but the word also is street slang for heroin. This is a game about music & I wonder what the musical landscape would be like if so many had not been lost to this drug. My link this week is Neil Young's " The Needle and The Damage Done" covered by Lori McKenna.

Last week @freddie_bt won by choosing Horse with no Name, by America. I shall keep to the theme of these wonderful animals (horses) by choosing the theme from the film The Horse Whisperer, with they fabulous Robert Redford in the staring role.

So da winnin linky woz “A horse with no name” by America. @Freddie_BT sez it be abowt deserts. This made me fink abowt da film Lawrence of Arabia cos there were lotsa scenes in it wiv deserts. So I choose da Lawrence of Arabia theme toon suite as my linky . It be composed and conducted by Maurice Jarre.

Well dun to you Freddie fur another great linky last week. Da songy by America - 'Horse with no name' wos interstin in dat it was written here in da UK and den went to America. Dis made us think of another songy by Neil Diamond called America. Why? Cos is a song about peoples immigrating to America and da songy is also called 'Coming to America' and dat wot da group America kind of had to do wid your linky Horse With No Name too! So get your paws tapping and get ready to going to!

Hello Miss Lexie…last week mr Freddie chose a song by America called Horse with no Name….he also mentioned another song of theirs called Ventura Highway …that made me think about another song which mentions that road….the lyric is “All the vampires, living in the valley, move west dan, Ventura Boulevard….”…its a song called Freefallin’ by Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers and that is my link this week…

We has to link from 'Horse with No Name' by America. Hmm ... well, the chaps in America were sons of US Air Force personnel stationed in England during the war. Their base was a place called Bushey Hall, near St Albans in Hertfordshire.

After the RAF had moved out, it became a golf club. What do you hope to get if you play golf? A hole in one! Speaking of holes .... my linky is 'There's a Hole in the Bucket' by Harry Belafonte. (I reckon the sun must have gone to mum's brain!)

There are plenty of horses wiv names though. For instance, Redrum was a very famous British horse. He was the most famous horse in the UK closely followed by Black Beauty as the second. So we gives you the feem to Black Beauty one of mum's favourite shows when she ickle!

Well that clever Freddie won again last week with horse with no name. we have taken the no name bit to link to an artist that had no name at one time and who became the The Artist Formerly Know as Prince and was represented by a symbol. This was done to resolve some difficult contractual position he found himself in. So from a horse with no name to a man with no name our choice is When Doves Cry by Prince. Enjoy the weather everyone.

An da winner ... as chosen by  .... @freddie_bt...... dus be .............. @terenceterrier. Yay!! Well done ma pal! So dat mean you dus be choosin next week.

Ere wot Freddie said: We always finds dis judgin so hard but in da end it came down to a choice of 3, linky 1 coz of Good Morning Vietnam a gweat film, linky 4 coz Dad also despairs at da destructive nature of drugs but our winner is linky 6. We luvs da film n da score is such majestic evocative music.

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 23rd March 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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