Monday, 30 June 2014

Lexie's Chain: The Hundred and Seventy Eighth Chain

Hello pals! Welcome to week 178 of #lexieschain. So last time was me wiv White Lines and Grand Master Melle Mel. So lets see wot we gots dis week:

Clever Lex won again! To make a linky from 'White Lines' we did a little bit of research and found out that there was an unofficial video made by Spike Lee (who was at that time a fillum student). The star of the video was Laurence Fishburne who, many years later, went on to star in CSI, the theme tune for which is 'Who Are You?' by The Who, our linky for this week.

You winned last week wiv “White Lines” by Grandmaster Melle Mel. I woz stuck for a bit den I remembas dat dey haz white lines marking owt da tennis courts at Wimbledog. So for my linky I choses “Wombling Song” by The Wombles cos dey lives on Wimbledon Common.

Hi Miss Lexie….I see that you chose the song White Lines last week…a song about naughty stuff….we tried to think of something good about white lines instead….we found there are no famous songs about tennis (and TBH we were not about to inflict Cliff Richard on the Chain community)…so instead we have chose to think about songs about driving…white lines in the middle of the road…and the song we like best about driving is Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen….

Super winnin linky last week. We wuz pulled in two directions fer our choice, Hip Hop n Rap or film music n den agonised over two vewy different songs. We fawt wot other bwilliant darkly comic British films are dere dat av great soundtracks n we instantly arrived at Trainspotting, tho hilarious in places it deals wiv da squalor of drug dependency on da ugly side of Edinburgh. Da best song in da soundtrack n one of Dad's absolute favwites is Born Slippy Nux by Underworld, its not a drugs song, it is beautiful multi-layered uplifting music tho the fragmented phrases represent da nonsense dat Karl Hyde talked when he wuz an alcoholic. I's sufferin cramp coz I's bin told to keep my paws cwossed dat Dad manages to get tickets fer da complete performance of DubNoBassWithMyHeadMan at da RFH in October.

Lastly in a gesture to da Hip Hop song we nearly chose can we please just take a moment to remember da gweat Bobby Womack who sadly passed away. Anyways searchin YouTube we found dis stunning live performance wiv Karl Hyde at his best.

​The great DJ Lexie strikes again. ​Well done pal & welcome back! The song " White Lines" although now seems to be an anti-drug anthem was actually written as a tongue in cheek story of a cocaine party or life story. Years before Grace Slick while still in The Great Society wrote " White Rabbit", based in part on Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures In Wonderland. A fantasy long thought to be influenced by the use of hallucinogenic drugs. " White Rabbit was quickly adopted as a theme song by the drug counter culture.

Last weeks winner was the hip hop classic "White Lines" which featured on the soundtrack for the hilarious Shaun of the Dead. Simon Pegg wrote and starred in that film. We're going for another Simon Pegg soundtrack tune, from his early work, the sitcom Spaced, which we love. We've chosen "Beat Goes On" by All Seeing I. La de da dee dee, la de da de dow...

Well done with your winning choice being Grandmaster Melle Mel - White Lines, an anti drug song. Drugs are here to stay a regrettable blight non the less, my choice another anti drug song is Black Sabbath - Snowblind.

An da winner ... as chosen by  .... hudad ......... dus be ......... @skye613 wiv White Rabbit. Super linky dad said! He's gone off to do some dancin! ........ oh no!! Dad ...  no!!!! He loved the wimbledon connection and da born slippy too!

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 6th July 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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