Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Lexie's Chain: The Two Hundred and Third Chain

Hello pals! Welcome to week 203 of #lexieschain. Only one more to go and we will find out who is da Chain Champ of 2014!! So let's see wot we got dis week:

Last week the beautiful @wotterface won with REM's "What's the Frequency Kenneth?". My human went to see REM in Hyde Park, possibly that same year as Wyn's saw them at Glastonbury. Except she couldn't see them as she was surrounded by very tall people who all refused to move an inch. Worse than this they all insisted in singing along, but with the wrong words!

Anyway, REM's lead singer is Michael Stipe. Michael Stipe is the godfather to Frances Bean Cobain, the daughter of Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love. Kurt Cobain's band Nirvana recorded our link, a song called "Something in the Way", which harks back to my humum's REM concert experience.

As another little connection both REM and Nirvana are from towns in America that have better known counterparts in Europe: REM being from Athens, Georgia and Nirvana being from Aberdeen, Washington.

Righty Ho ho Ho . I needs a linky to follows on from REM “What’s the Frequency Kenneth” Hmm praps I should follow Winter’s line of finking and choose a linky wot have absolutely nuffin to do wiv the previous group or da previous song. Yup dat’s da way to do it. Cos it be Crispmouse I select a songy duet wiv David Bowie n Bing Crosby “ Little Dummer Boy / Peace n Earth “ We can’t have a Crispmouse lexieschain wivout Bing Crosby who be singer famuss for his Crispmouse songs ( Umm or David Bowie sez mum).

What's the Frequency Kennif? It made me fink of radio frequencies and sound tests. Did you know that if a sound has a frequency of 100,000 hz (or hertz) it means that the air passing through a reference location at is doing is at 100,000 time per second! That made me fink of Air's album 10,000 Hz Legend. So I choosin a number from their album Wonder Milky Bitch.

Hello Miss Lexie…last week Miss Wyn chose a song by REM from their album Monster. That record was partly recorded at Ocean Way recordings in Los Angeles….a lot of famous musicians have recorded their records there so we have chosen this one by John Mayer….”Gravity”.

So you could say that frequencies are kinda wild. And I love this name. So maybe Kenneth needs some first aid! An REM cover from the new movie Wild! Merry Christmas chainy pals.

Okey so here we goes wid another clever winning linky REM, 'What's My Frequency' dat Wotter did win. Well it did get these paws thinking how can we come up wid a linky dat is about Christmas too (cos it is, you know) and, guess what? REM does release a grumpy Chirstmas Griping songy! So dat our linky dis week cos we thort it would be fun, even if dey is grumpy....


An the winner as chosen by @wotterface dus be @skye613. Yay! Well done me pal! You choosin next week.

Ere wot Wyn said: So, a surprising amount of slow songs this week, all very atmospheric. We were reluctant to go with an actual repeat of choosing REM but we couldn't resist the gorgeous First Aid Kit cover. So this weeks winner is link 5

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 28th December 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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