Tuesday, 14 July 2015

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

Hello pals. Welcome to week 232 of #lexieschain. Last week the winner was Harvs wiv Anthem by Leonard Cohen. Let's see what we got dis week:

last week Sir Terence chose a song called Anthem by Leonard Cohen…we thought about doing some research about Mr Cohen and the clever lyrics to his songs and picking some clever song as a result…but instead we looked at rock anthems…far easier…..so this week our link is Mr Brightside by The Killers….much nicer boys than their name would suggest.

Larst week da winning linky woz Anthem by Leonard Cohen. There be lotsa anthems to choose from as linkies but fort a rendishun of God Save Da Queen mite not be kwite wot would impress da judge. So I looked at footie club anthems instead n gives you da Liverpool FC one Gerry & The Pacemakers wiv You'll Never Walk Alone . *sways along to da moosik wearing red footie shirt*

Well dun to Tel for picking Anthem by Leonard Cohen! When we fink of anthems, we fink of songs where people sing along and wave their lighters (or mobile phones these days!). One of our faves is On a Day Like This by Elbow. It has been used in lots of tv progs and stuff, and was the closing song for the London Olympics. We are choosing the performance from Glastonbury last year, where the rain clouds cleared to reveal a lovely sunset while they sang 'it's feeling like a beautiful daaaaaay'. Magical!

Well done @bunnersandharvs for winning with 'Anthem' by Leonard Cohen. We were struck by the line "a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in" and how, when things are broken, that in light there is hope of change & repentance. So this week we are going with the themes of hope & light with 'Run' by Snow Patrol

Well done with Leonard Cohen's "Anthem"! When I think of Cohen, I recall the incredible performance by K.D. Lang at the 2010 Winter Olympics. We were all mesmerized by the power of Lang's voice in Cohen's hymn, "Hallelujah".

Another great Leonard Cohen song was Suzanne - a girl he had a platonic relationship wiv. A platonic friend is someone wot you is friends wiv and the subject of sex never comes up. We all needs friends from time to time and we needs em through the good times and the bad times. That's why I chosed Lean On Me.

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

Here's wot Harvs said: gOLLy wOt a sUpA wEeK oF LinKies. wE aLwAyS LuVs sEeiNg wOt yOO paWs cOmE uP wiD & wE diD hAvE a sUpA tiMe LiStEniN & wOs billy hARd tO cHOosE bUt wE gOIN wiD LINKy 4. sO wEhAa tO dA wiNNEr!  

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 19th 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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