Monday, 17 November 2014

Lexie's Chain: The Hundred and Ninety Eighth Chain

Hello pals! Welcome to week 198 of #lexieschain. Last week was Wyn wiv The Loneliness of the Tower Crane Driver by Elbow. Nice song dat! Let us see what we gots dis week:

Well done Wyn with the Elbows! The chording and lyrics spoke of the sense of lose. I am reminded of other things that can be lost. The Grateful Dead recorded "Touch of Gray", an anthem for the aging hippies who Turned On, Tuned In and Dropped Out. 

Larst week da winnin linky be “Elbow” wiv “The Loneliness of a Tower Crane Driver” . So for my linky dis week I follow da lonely feem n chooses “Only The Lonely” by Roy Orbison. *sings along* dum dum dum dummy doo wah ......

Elbow had been plugging away for years without a huge amount of recognition when they won the Mercury prize for the Seldom Seen Kid and if was from then on that their career really took off and they became massive festival favourites. That made us think of using the Mercury Prize as the link which gave us lots of people to choose from. There is only one person who has won the award twice and that is PJ Harvey. The choice this week is from her mercury award winning album Let England Shake and we have gone for the title track. Let England Shake by PJ Harvey.

Well done Wyn! I have never heard the tune & greatly enjoyed it. My linky this week comes from the orchestra playing and me thinking what a strange name for a tune! 

That poor fing in the tower crane driver he must be very bored being there all on his own. A solitary existence one might say. Well, that is exacly wot Johnny Cash said in the song Solitary Man.

An da winner as chosen by @wotterface dus be ..................................... oh bloomin eck! Is me again.Oh no! Dad dus be in beefa wot we gonna dus! Well I will have to decide init.

Ere wot Wyn saided: Well, some really good links this week and, as always, it was hard to choose. However, we're pretty big Johnny Cash fans in this house and are ashamed to say we'd never heard the version in the link (not sure if it was meant to be a link to the Johnny Cash version, but we're actually glad it wasn't) so thanks for that. The winner this week is linky 5 and Johnny Cash with Solitary Man. 

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 November 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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