Sunday, 23 November 2014

Lexie's Chain: The Hundred and Ninety Ninth Chain

Hello pals! Welcome to week 199 of #lexieschain. Last week was me wiv Solitary Man sung by Johnny Cash. Let us see what we gots dis week:

Morning all its a horrible day here in St Albans bet its a lot nicer in Ibiza. Congrats Lexie for last week. very simple link from us but to a fave song from a fave album link is from Solitary Man to Lucky Man by the Verve from Urban Hymns.

Well dun to you Lexie fur your winning linky last which wos Johnny Cash singing abowt bein a solitary man. We alsoing did see da songy before by Wotter wos also abowt a lonely crane driva so wot da dealio wid evaone bein all by demself which gots us singing Celine Dion's songy so dat our linky dis week. Hee hee.

Last week da winnin linky woz “Solitary Man” by Johnny Cash. So I goes n sits in a darkened room for inspirayshun. I finks if yoo woz solitary likes I woz sitting there yoo would be all on yor own like I woz sittin there and so I comes up wiv “All by Myself” by Celine Dion as my linky cos I woz all by myself sittin there.

So, Johnny Cash's solitary man can only take us in one direction - Rick Rubin. Cash had fallen out of fashion a little until the 1990's and early 2000's when he teamed up with genius producer Rick Rubin and did the so called "American" recordings. These albums allowed him to cover some contemporary tracks in a stripped down way, resulting in some brilliant tracks. Rick Rubin was heavily involved with the popularisation of hip hop and eventually worked with really diverse artists across many genres, allowing us to just pick what we think is a damn good track that he also produced...Audioslave and Cochise. Be warned, it's dirty and loud...

Well done Lexi with "Solitary Man". Whenever Mum thinks about that song, she hears the original version by the composer, Neil Diamond, in her head. She recalls summer days of driving with windows down and singing along with the radio. (They called it 4-70 air conditioning, 4 windows, 70mph.) So, radio station WLS Chicago is the only link for this chain (and silly Mum memories). This is our link "White Rabbit" by the Jefferson Airplane.

Last week you had a sing which referenced being solitary…that made me think of the word solitaire….which if course is the name of a card game… that set me thinking about songs that reference card games and cards…….no, its not going to be Ace of
….but we shall instead have Bob Dylan singing Jack, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts…!! (Ed: had to put in the youtboob version as the vimeo one won't go in.)

Lexie won last week with Johnny Cash singing a great cover of a Neil Diamond song. Neil Peart is the primary lyricist for the band Rush, although he did not write " Working Man". Simple linky this week! 

An da winner as chosen by me dad ................... all day way from beefa dus be .....................................  White Rabbit! Well done Maggie me pal, you dus be choosin next week.

Ere wot Dad saided: well as I'm in beefa as Lex calls it, I thought I'd got for a song associated psychedelia, all pretty big stuff over here.

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 30th 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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