Monday, 14 July 2014

Lexie's Chain: The Hundred and Eightieth Chain

Hello pals! Welcome to week 180 of #lexieschain. So last time was Stella wiv Rabbit Heart (nom) by Florence and the Machine. So let's see wots we gots dis week:

Gweat winner by Stella n Florence pwovides our linky. Florence da City wanted to host da start of dis year's Tour de France in order to commemorate da Centenary of Gino Bartali's birth. Bartali wuz a Florentine n a great cyclist, twice winner of da TdeF wiv da longest time gap between victories but he wuz an even greater man. During WW2 he hid a Jewish family in his house n while doin cyclin training he wud carry false id papers in his bike frame as well as messages fer the resistance network to help 1000s of Jews escape. Often interviewed by police but never arrested tho many of the network were, the work he did n risks he took only fully emerged after his death. In honour of Gino Bartali n as da TdeF is in progress our linky is Kraftwerk's celebration of da race.

Well Done, Stella! Florence and the Machine played in the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize concert in 2010. The Laureate was Liu Xiaobo a human rights activist who was active in the 1989 Tiannamen Square protests. Joan Baez dedicated an album to the people killed, and her song "China" expresses the loss.

Great link Stella & glad to have you back. So " Rabbit Heart" was winning link last week. We going to stay with an animal & Heart. " Dog & Butterfly " be our choice. And it's live ... remembering Tucker!

Last week's brilliant winner was "Rabbit Heart" by Florence and the Machine. We thought lots about what route to go for our chain link, maybe some other baroque pop like The Divine Comedy or maybe a woodland creature related link or maybe other singers with red hair, like Florence. Then we read Florence's Wikipedia and saw that in the early days she called herself Florence Robot but then decided to drop the Robot bit, so we've chosen an early Marina and the Diamonds track "I am not a Robot". She's got a similar band name to Florence and the machine too and neither of them are robots.

Last week da winnin linky woz “Rabbit Heart” by Florence and the Machine. *finks hard* Florence was a character in The Magic Roundabout. So for my linky I gives yoo “Florence’s Housework Song” . Mum finks it should be her feem toon cos she can always find summat better to do than dusting. (Lexie: Love dis Tel!!)

The machine is acchewlly a person! We didn't fink it was so but it is. Machine is Isabella Summers. Funnily enuff, we used to fink Echo was not a machine and was a real person. And it is not so! Echo is achewlly drum machine. In view of dis fact as dus go wiv Echo and the Bunnymen.

An da winner ... as chosen by  .... Stella ......... dus be ......... @Freddie_BT wiv Kraftwerk and Tour De France (yay). Super linky! Now is your turn ma pal.

Ere wot Stella said bowty it: Hello well here we are in Dubrovnik with fast wifi so the chain players do not have to wait until Tuesday for a result. Some great links as ever both musically and historically and very hard to chose. 

Echo and the Bunnymen are one of my all time favourites so was very tempted to go with them and link number 6. However for the great detail, the topicality and a great tune I have decided that this weeks winner shall be Link number 1 Kraftwerk and Tour de France. 

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 20th 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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