Sunday, 19 April 2015

Lexie's Chain: The Two Hundred and Twentieth Chain

Hello pals. Welcome to week 220 #lexieschain. Last week the winner was Kelso wiv Sailing on the Seven Seas from OMD. Let's see wot we gots dis week:

Lasts week's winner was Kelso with OMD. OMD stands for Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark. You don't want to play orchestra instruments in the dark, you might have someone's eye out with a violin bow! You'd be much better playing in an orchestra with the lights on, like the Electric Light Orchestra - ELO. So my choice this week is ELO with Livin' Thing. 

Well here goes, my entry for the chain in Sailing By the theme that announces the shipping forecast on the BBC, I can see in my minds eye graceful sailing boats and mariners turning up the volume of their radios when the theme comes on. The forecast is I imagine a life saver. Well done Kelso with your choice.

Last week canny Scot Kelso winned wiv “Sailing on the Seven Seas” by OMD. *puts on teecha’s hat* For dem furs wot dussnt know geeoggraffee da seven seas are rilly owshuns – Arktik, Antartik, Indibum, Norf n Sowf Passifik, Norf n Sowf Atlantik. Author Ya’qubi sed bak in 9 AD “whoever wants to go to China must cross seven seas”. Dat would take a long time I fink cos bak then boats only had sails n oars. So for my linky I gives yoo “Slow Boat to China” Lotsa peeps have recorded dis songy n it be mind bogglin tryin to choose which wun to use but I gives yoo da slow vershun by Lisa Minnelli.

Well, that clever little Greek chap did it again! Great choice of OMD. After pontificating on sailing and the sea and stuff, we decided to go with numbers and travel as our linky. So we bring you "Eight Miles High" by the Byrds - which may or may not refer to flying ;). 

(The kleftiko is in the post - mebbe a bit nibbled in places!)

@kelsoterrier won last week with OMD's Sailing the Seven Seas. Echo and the Bunnymen also sang about the Seven Seas. So this week we chose the slightly spooky Killing Moon by Echo and the Bunnymen. 

Well done the Sailing on the Seven Seas! I imagine that when you are done sailing, you have to be hungry. So, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, self described as country-folk-rock, tells us how about "Fishing in the Dark". 

The seven seas .. That's a lot of seas to sail around. Guess you'd need to be a pretty good captain. Some might say you would be very sensible to learn the ways of the seas. Captain Sensible one could say. So, I gives you Captain Sensible and Happy Talk which incidentally was in the movie South Pacific, one of the seven seas.

Kelso is so on a roll! Congrats for your pick of OMD " Sailing on the Seven Seas" Andy McCluskey was the frontman for OMD, songwriter and one of the founding members. McCluskey was the author of " Enola Gay ". After leaving OMD in 1989, he founded the group Atomic Kitten. He was the main songwriter for the female trio. " The Tide Is High " was Atomic Kittens' biggest hit in the US, but pales in comparasion to the version by Blondie. 

Last week Kelso one wid his linky OMD's Seven Seas and well dun to you fur it too. So we wos thinking wot would we be doing if we wos sailing dem seas and we thort, hey, we'd be going all over da wurld! We said, OMD, ELO wos 'All Over the World' so you gots it, dat our linky dis weeky. Have fun choosin, K. 

An da winner as chosen by Kelso dus be ............................ Skye! Yay! Well done me pal. You choosin next week.

Ere wot Kelso said: Oh man, this has been the hardest to choose yet! Some great tunes in there, No 1 is great & link made me laugh and also loved link 7, and all of them really. But the winner this week is Link 8, it educated me, it's clever and it's a great song. Love this game :-)

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 26th April 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!

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