Monday, 22 February 2016

Lexie's Chain: The Two Hundred and Sixty Fourth Chain

Hello pals. Welcome to week 264 of #lexieschain. Last week the winner was me wiv Why Does It Always Rain On Me from Travis. Let's see wots we got this week.

Well done Lexie for winning the chain last week with "Why does it always rain on me?" by Travis. Well the answer to that question is easy - it's because the band lived in Glasgow. It doesn't always rain in Glasgow so we thought we would try and find a local band who wrote about nice weather. After discounting Wet Wet Wet, Deacon Blue's "Raintown"and The Blue Nile's "Tinseltown in the rain" we gave up. So let's forget about the rain and "(Reach up for the) Sunrise" by Duran Duran.

Well done Lexi with Travis with Why does it always rain on me. The band's name, Travis, was taken from a character, Travis Henderson, in the movie Paris Texas. Ry Cooder wrote the soundtrack for the movie. Cooder was ranked eighth in the Rolling Stone 100 best guitarists. Here is an example of that talent with Bobby King.

Last week DJ Lexie won with Travis and Why Does It Always Rain on Me? Our favourite Travis song is Flowers in the Window which made us fink of our other favourite song about something in a window! The one with the waggly tail!

Larst week Lexie winned da chainy wiv “Why Does It Always Rain On Me ? “ by Travis. Hmm silly boy needs a brolly to keep dry. So wiv Lexie’s Dad in mind I chooses da live vershun from Manchester of Rhianna performing “Umbrella”.

Hello Miss Lexie…last week you chose a song by the band Travis….the only other Travis we could think of was Travis Bickle…the infamous central character of the film Taxi Driver by Martin Scorcese…of course Mr Bickle was famously played by Robert de Niro and so our linky this week is “Robert de Niro’s Waiting” by Bananarama…

Well done last week for winning with the absolute blinder of Travis and Why Does it Always Rain on Me? I say it's a blinder because it holds a very fond place in Mom's heart. You see, she spent a significant part of the summer of 1999 in fields, not washing, drinking cider and listening to music at festivals and saw Travis several times. You could guarantee that every time they played this song it would floopin rain. But everyone would raise their arms in the air and sing along. Another band that were heavy on the festival circuit that year were Gomez and she never missed a chance to see them either, and saw both Travis and Gomez at Glasto. So my choice this week is another festival sing along tune, Gomez with Whippin' Piccadilly.

An da winner as choosed by me dad dus be ......................... Maggie!! Yay! You choosin next week Maggie.

Ere wot Dad said: All very good links. I like them all. However, as The Kurgan says, there can be only one. So I am going with Ry Cooder coz I didn't know that about Travis.

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 February 2016 (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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