Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Lexie's Chain: The Hundred and Ninety First Chain

Hello pals! Welcome to week 191 of #lexieschain. So last time was @terenceterrier wiv I Am The Starlight from Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber. Let  see what we gots dis week:

Well done Terence with Sir Andrew's "I am the Starlight". The song deals with self realization and striving for the best through adversity. The song that reminds me of finding one's strength is "I am woman" sung by Helen Reddy.

So last week there was lots of reference to starlight in the winning song. We thought about songs with starlight in the lyrics. One that popped into the mind was "starlight starbright" which are lyrics from Joni Mitchell This Flight Tonight and once we thought of that we didn't need to go any further as its a beautiful song so that's our chain link this week This Flight Tonight by Joni Mitchell.

Well done to the super terrier @terenceterrier who won last week with "Starlight" from the musical Starlight Express. The lyrics from Starlight Express were written by Richard Stilgoe. Richard Stilgoe is renowned for being able to make up songs very quickly about anything from Packed lunches to double chemistry with Mr Barkfield. I best remember him making a song about all the items on the Saturday Swapshop board. In the early eighties he was all the quizmaster of a children programme called Finders Keepers which was based on a game of battleships. My linky shall be the song Finders Keepers by the indie rock back You Me at Six. (I would like to apologise in advance as the video uses "Your" when they really mean "you're").

Da only Andrew Lloyd Webber we know is Jesus Christ Superstar but we av listened to lots of Julian Lloyd Webber, researchin we learnt dat Julian's Godfather wuz Herbert Howells whose music we luvs. Howells composed beautiful religious music n our linky is his deeply personal n wonderfully tranquil Requiem, dis wuz composed not fer Jesus but fer his young son. It is vewy moving. Howells Requiem aeternam II).

Hi Miss Lexie…last week, Miss Skye chose a song from Starlight Express by Andrew Lloyd Webber. He also famously wrote Phantom of the Opera so this week I have been thinking about songs about ghosts….The Police had an album called Ghosts in the Machine…and from the album we have chosen the song Spirits in the Material World…

Well dat Terence had a great linky last week about dem stars and dat songy Starlight Express so a big well done to you. So we did get thinking that da stars wos getting all da hoot-nanny about dem and it made us think about da moon. We figured dat da moon sumtimes gets jealous so we going wid a grand songy by Mark Lemhouse called 'Jealous Moon'. Enjoy choosin & tappin dem paws Terence.

Well as we all dus know Starlight Express dus be abowty trains. Well trains dus go back and forth taking people all over da place. When you is waitin for a train it seems to take a long time to come. Sometimes you be waitin to go to work or to go to a show like Starlight Express and sometimes you dus be waitin to meet someone who is comin to you or bringins you somfink wot is gonna change your life. So we dus be choosin The Train Is Coming from da pawsome Ken Boothe!

Well, *clears throat* STARLIGHT EXPRESS, YOU MUST CONFESS ARE YOU REAL, YES OR NO?!?! We love Starlight Express! We did some research and looked at famous people who had been in Starlight Express and Danny John Jules popped up. We found he's been in a Wham video too but don't like Wham. He was also in The GreatMuppet Caper so we chose a Muppet song. Sung by Gonzo and also performed at Jim Henson's funeral. We bring you "I'm going to go back there someday" *passes tissues*.

I was looking at the chain & wanna pick Chris Bell’s I Am the Cosmos cos that immediately popped into my head not that they sounds alike or anything. The only connection would be star light and cosmos are both light yrs from us in outer space.

Congrats to Terence! This week I went back & listened to the whole sound track of Starlight Express. As the feeble brain cells started to click I heard " One Rock N' Roll To Many" . To which I replied " Never" !! My choice this week " Too Old To Rock'N'Roll To Young To Die " Rock on Lexieschain!

So da winner as decided by @terenceterrier is  .......... @Wotterface  Wyn   .... wiv Muppets and I'm Going Back There Some Day.  Yay! Well done ma pal. You dus be choosin next week.

I forgot to sended two of em to Terence, well three actually so he had to have a rethink. But ere wot Terence said bowty it:  I gonna go wiv da Muppett linky dat be number 8 I fink. Gonzo singing “ I’m going to go back there some day”

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 5th October 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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