Monday, 12 January 2015

Lexie's Chain: The Two Hundred and Sixth Chain

Hello pals! Welcome to week 206 of #lexieschain. Last week  the winner was Skye wiv Nothing by Depeche Mode. Let's see wot appened this week! Good to see some pals returnin for 2015. Let's hope we get some competishun goin dis year - year 5! Can you believes it?

Well done with Nothing by Depeche Mode. The dark melodies remind me of another artist.  The lyrics talk of surprises that advertise nothing which also puts me in the mind of a song by this dark artist. My choice this week's is "Step Right Up" by Tom Waits.

Happy new year all fellow chainees New Years resolution to not leave chain until the last minute. So here goes last times winner was by Depeche Mode those great survivors and astonishingly successful electronic Essex Boys. They famously said they wanted to make electronic music after hearing Electricity by OMD - now that's a good tune so my link is Electricity by OMD electronic pioneers from The Wirral good luck all.

Last week we had Depeche Mode with Nothing. I see Depeche is French for Dispatch or News Report so can't help thinking of the terrible events in France this week. I think we all wish "Nothing" had happened and that we were still "Enjoying The Silence" but one thing for sure is that freedom of speech must prevail and publications like Charlie Hebdo must have a voice.....for this reason my link is Charly (Says) by The Prodigy.

Larst week da winnin linky woz “Nothing” by Depeche Mode. Umm nothing = nowt = zero = absence of anyfink = nuffinness.  *bangs head on wall hopin for inspirayshun*  Gots it ! I go wiv “Nothing Compares 2U” by Sinead O’Connor.

Last weeks winner was a Depeche Mode song and it has sent our house into an 80's frenzy. Vince Clark worked with Depeche Mode for a brief period and the reason for much embarrassing dancing in the house is one of his other acts, the wonderful Erasure. So many tracks to choose from, but we've gone for "Always".

A bit difficult this week, hmm.  A link from Depeche Mode and Nothing ... well, we did our research on the interweb and found out that this song was on several albums, including a live one called 101. There is a tv programme here in UK called Room 101, where guests are invited to say why things they don't like should be got rid of into room 101, and the host picks the best one. Now, if I were on that programme, what would I choose? SQUIRRELS of course, pesky fings! So here is a silly song from Ray Stevens called the Mississippi Squirrel Revival. No offence to anyone intended, but as it has been a terrible news week we thought we could do with a bit of a laugh and cringe with this cheesy video.

Well did you know that Depeche Mode means somfink close to fashion news in French? No? Me neivas! So what is fashion, one pals fashion is annuva cringeworfy affair. Fashun is a popular or latest style of clothing, hair, decorashun or behaviour. As Bowie himself says fa fa fa fa fashion! Dat is me linky, fashion by bowie.

So a Happy New Year and a very big well dun to Skye fur winning da furst linky dis year with Depeche Mode's Nothing. We wos listening to da songy and thort about nothing and sitting around waiting and anticipating and you know dis gots us thinking about if you wos sitting around you might do it sumwhur like on a dock watching time roll away so of course our linky dis week is Sitting By the Dock of the Bay but dis version is by Sara Bereilles. Enjoy chooosin your linky Skye.

last week a song called “Nothing” won and so this week our task has been very easy…we have selected a song called “Everything” by Micky Bubbles…at lest I think that’s his mafia name...

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

Ere wot the Skye said: So many great links this week to chose from. After I finished my chair dancing routine I must pick # 5. Love the link and the tune. Well done chainy pals! we  are going to have a great 2015 with #Lexieschain.

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 18th January 2015 (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!

1 comment:

  1. mama lovedz depeched mode! she thinkz that dave guy iz kool beanz!