Monday, 6 July 2015

Lexie's Chain: The Two Hundred and Thirty First Chain

Hello pals. Welcome to week 231 of #lexieschain. Last week the winner was Sir Terence wiv Eve of Destruction by Barry McGuire. Let's see what we got dis week:

Well done Mr. T with Barry Maguire. Barry became a member of the New Christy Minstrels, a ground breaking folk group.  In honor of Canadian Dominion Day and the Day the Yanks declared Independence, my link is This Land is Your Land covered by the New Christy Minstrels. (the song was written by Woody Guthrie. It has been suggested that Guthrie showed some communistic leanings in the song, but people will say anything.  If this is true, then the song dovetails with Maguire's song.)

Last week's winner was T with Eve of Destruction, a war protest song. Here in England we've seen lots of war over the year and this lady wrote a protest song from the point of view of someone who fought in an English War. It's from her album "Let England Shake" and it's called "The Words that Maketh Murder". It's lovely P J Harvey...

So we sending huge congrachoolashuns to Terence fur da winning linky last week, 'Eve of Destruction' by Barry McGuire. So what does you do when you on da eve of sumthin going pippity pops? Well, we thort you might sing an Anthem. So dat our linky dis week, cos if we going we better be thankful so sit back and listen to 'Anthem, by Leonard Cohen if you would. Happy choosin, Ter and happy week to eva one here too.

Well done Terence for winning last week's chain with "Eve of Destruction" by Barry McGuire, a protest song against war. Our link this week continues this theme and juxtaposes a catchy pop tune with an anti war message. Heaven by the Psychedelic Furs.

Hmm, we did scratch our heads for a while to make a link from Terence's clever winning linky Eve of Destruction! We fink this song became popular again a few years after its release, when it was performed at Woodstock. We are going to continue with the protest song theme, and Woodstock, with a much more upbeat number. This is an anti war song told with dark humour from a soldier's point of view and was recorded by Country Joe & the Fish. At Woodstock, Country Joe played it solo when he was asked to fill in for Santana while their equipment was being set up, and it was filmed and became part of history! Here he is with I-feel-like-I'm-fixin'-to-die rag.

Last week @terenceterrier won with Eve of Destruction by Barry McGuire. My choice chosen spontaneously is Zagger and Evans singing In The Year 2525.

Dis week we dus be takin you into the world of moosicals and boxin! What you says? Well let me tell you. Barry is a great name an when we seed you linky we fort it said Barry McGuigan! Who as we dus know likes fightin. Course, we don't mean fightin in a war but in the boxin ring. So what better song to represent da boxin ring and the futility of war, albeit gangster wars in this case, than Boxer from Bugsy Malone! So you wanna be a boxer la de da la dum dooo.

Llast week Sir Terence chose Eve of Destruction as his link…and we were struck by what he said about having four minutes to get to the underground bunker…that made us think of Roger Bannister running his famous four-minute mile and so this week our link is a song about running….Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band...

Whoa is me. Was traveling last week and missed da chainy! Great , great tune was winner from Terence, " Eve of Destruction " 1965. So many years we have been so close to the edge. Are we at the " Final Countdown " ? I say we chose to survive! As Gloria Gaynor sings " Oh, as long as I know love, I know I'll stay alive" My linky this week " I Will Survive "

So da winner as chosen by ........... @terenceterrier dus be ................. @wiv . Well done me pal you choosin next week.

Here's wot Tel said: Fank you very muchly my pals for sending me 9 interestin linkies to listen to. Some of da artists or da songs were noo to me but uvvas were old favrits. Afta much considerayshun aided by a plate of sossidges I chooses for my winner linky 3 –Anthem / Leonard Cohen wiv linky 8 – Bruce Springstein / Born to Run a close second.

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 12th July 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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