Tuesday, 19 April 2016

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

Hello pals. Welcome to week 272 of #lexieschain. Last week the winner was Clapton wiv Marvin Gaye and What's Goin On. Let's see wot we gots this week:

Well done with Marvin Gaye and What's goin' on. The song was written after seeing police brutality. When I think about police brutality, I think back to the unspeakable Kent State massacre where the Ohio State Militia opened fire on the Kent State campus killing 4 students and injuring 9 others. So, here are Crosby Stills Nash and Young immortalizing the shooting with "Ohio".

Clapton won last week with Marvin Gaye. I is often Starvin Marvin which be rhyming slang for Hank Marvin and here he be with his Shadows and their classic hit Apache.

Larst week our little woolly pal Clapton winned wiv da linky “What’s Going On” by Marvin Gaye. Da songy I always fink of by him is “I Heard It Through The Grapevine” . Dis means he bin listenin to rumours. “Rumours” is a LP by Fleetwood Mac. I gives yoo da track “Dreams” as my linky (live vershun of corse)

Sir Clapton winned with Mr. Marvin Gaye's 1971 classic " What's going On." In 1992, 4 Non Blondes asked the same thing " I said hey what's going on " in their hit " What's Up? " Here's a more recent cover I likes a lot!

Good morning. Last week @claptonterrier won with Marvin Gaye singing What's Going On. A lovely choice CT , so much talent, my mind turned to another black singer who died tragically young Sam Cooke my favourite of his is Wonderful World.

Last week's winner was Clapton with Marvin Gaye's Vietnam protest song "What's Going On?" I decided to look at other Vietnam protest songs and found the Creedence Clearwater Revival had also done one. Of course when you think of Creedence your mind automatically thinks of El Duderino, His Dudeness, Duder or simply The Dude and the film The Big Lebowski. So I chose a song from that film. Kenny Rogers and the First Edition "Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)"

Careful man, there's a beverage here.

Our linky this week for Mr Gaye is that the poor chap was shot deaded by his father. Which is very sad. But our linky is a jaunty tune "Daddy Cool " by Darts. Because his daddy eventually died of a bad cold ( pneumonia!)

@claptonterrier 's winning link by Marvin Gaye asked "What's going on". Well the answer to that is, politically, quite a lot. There is Tories tax affairs, EU referendum, protests against austerity, rows about the NHS etc. Our link this week was a protest against the Tories spending taxpayers money on arms. So in answer to the question "What's going on" well we're "Going Underground" by The Jam.

Marvin Gaye What's Going on? Well maybe if he'd heard done what his other song about hearing fings on the grapevine he'd know heehee! Hearin somfink through the grapevine means you hear fings through rumours or gossip or so rumour has it!

An da winner as chosened by Clapton dus be ................................. bing da de bong .... is @'wotterface wiv Kenny Rogers and The First Edition wiv Just Dropped In. Well done me pal Wyn, you be choosin next week!

Ere wot Clapton said: OMD Miss Lexie…this is the hardest Chain we have ever had to judge. So much good music here and some very clever links too. Hmmmm….well, in the end we have opted for link No. 6…Kenny Rodgers and the First Edition…because we do love the Big Lebowski and it has  reminded us to go and have our annual viewing of it.

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 24th April 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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