Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Lexie's Chain: The Hundred and Sixty Fourth Chain

Hello pals! Welcome to week 164 of #lexieschain. Last week da winner was Indie wiv  Wild Horses by The Flying Burritos. Let's see wot we gots dis week:

Well done @borderpup! So many way to play this. My first thought was Gram Parsons to The Byrds to Easy Rider soundtrack to "the Weight" and then to any number of artists. But, I thought I would lay off last century and pick a more current number. So, my link is "Horses", specifically "black Horse and cherry tree" by KT Tunstall. You should see Mom do a cha cha cha when she hears that song! TMI and scary. Oh no! Erase that mental picture!

The last link was "Wild Horses" by Gram Parsons. Poor Gram Parsons had an infamous death - an overdose of morphine & alcohol at 26 years old.

Otis Redding was excited about trying out a new style of music when he recorded "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay" in December 1967. Sadly only a couple of days after the recording session, Redding was killed when the plane he was on crashed into Lake Monona in Wisconsin. Like Parsons, he was only 26 years when he died. A sad linky but a lovely tune ...

Gram Parsons invented Country Rock n he also loved Joshua Tree National Monument a vast area of desert in SE California. Dad's favwite landscape is desert n his favwite country rock is da laid back soft sound of America. Dewey Bunnell wuz inspired by the landscape of California, Arizona n New Mexico in his 2 finest songs, Ventura Highway n our linky A Horse WIth No Name. Da lyrics try to voice why people includin Parsons are drawn to da fragile shifting landscape of deserts, at first glance harsh n empty but in reality full of life n beauty.

Another great week on the chain and a great win for @borderpup! Well Gram Parsons takes me right to Emmylou Harris. In 1972 Gram heard Emmylou in DC and invited her to sing on his now classic first solo LP "GP". They toured together in early 1973. When Gram Parsons died in September of 1973 Emmylou wrote "Boulder to Birmingham" . Which in her words "was written in the throes of deep grief and shock, after losing someone that quickly and unexpectedly".

Last weeks winner was @borderpup who chose Wild Horses by the Flying Burrito Brothers
I choose this song from the film The Blues Brothers, this film I seen many times and some of the one liners still make me laugh the song is Rawhide, I defy anyone watching this and not manage to laugh.
Why? Because the title Wild Horses got me thinking of horsey or western themes.

Hi Miss Lexie…last week Mr Indie chose the song Wild Horses…and the lyrics for that song include the line “wild horses couldn’t drag me from you”…i think those horses might need some extra oomph…so this week our link is “Horse Power” by the Chemical Brothers


Hi all on this glorious Sunday. Last week @borderpup won with Wild Horses by Gram Parsons. We have used the horses part of this to find our chain link this week. A truly influential and iconic album is Horses by Patti Smith released in 1975 would you believe. I have not however chosen a song from that album but have gone for Because the Night as that is such a great cover of a Bruce Springsteen song so the link of horses takes me to this song. Have a great week chain pals.

Last week da winnin linky be “Wild Horses” by The Flying Burritos. Dis title made me fink of a wild horse from mum’s favrit TV programme when she be a pup. So my linky be “Champion The Wonder Horse” by Frankie Laine.

We finkin bowt Gram Parsons an is influences over many artists, strangely, two of whom has written songs about horses ad has also featured togeva on a tribute album to Gram Parsons himself! One was EmmyLou Harris who also sang Ballad of a Runaway Horse. On the album The Return of the Grievous Angel: A Tribute to Gram Parsons Emmylou Harris sings Sin City wiv Beck. Beck also wrote a song which includes reference to horses. Namely, Farewell Ride. So dat our linky – Farewell Ride, Beck. Fanx.

A veree big well dun to you Indy fur da winning linky last week Wild Horses. Is a great songy which was apparently about being sad fur being on da road far away frum home so it made us think about da rilly old songy by Vera Lynn 'We'll Meet Again....don't know where don't know when cos dey is sad abowt being far away from homey tooo. Hit it pals....

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

Ere wot Indie said: Wow, some terrific tunes this week!  One linky has to be the winner tho, and we have chosen No.3. We like the link wiv the desert and how it has inspired the artists menshuned. Also the desert feem is topical wiv it being Lent, but that's another subject!

There was some great nostalgia for mum too - speshul menshun for No. 8 cos Champion the Wonder Horse was one of her favourite TV programmes too! And beautiful and poignant songs from Nos. 2 and 4 and great music from the other entries.

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 16th March 2014 (gets it to me by 2pm UK time if poss). Ooo is mum's birfdee that day! 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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