Friday, 13 January 2017

Lexie's Chain: The Three Hundred and Tenth Chain

Hello pals. Welcome to week 310 of Lexie's Chain. Last week the winner was Terence wiv Mike Oldfield's William Tell. Let's see what we gots this week:

Well done Sir (once again). Oldfield's music inspired artists including Walter Murphy and his hit "Fifth of Beethoven". I decided to leave this syntho music and go back to rock and roll roots while staying in the theme of classical music with the inimitable Chuck Berry's "Roll over Beethoven".

The first winner of 2017 was Tel with Mike Oldfield. Mike Oldfield was a prog rocker and there's a current track by some other prog rockers that's on loop in our house. I'm sick of floopin hearing it! It's Radiohead and Burn the Witch.

Last week Tel started as he means to go on by winning with Mike Oldfield playing the Lone Ranger. Mike Oldfield's biggest single was Moonlight Shadow. This week Supergroup The Last Shadow Puppets won best album art and here is one of their songs Miracle Enabler.

last week our winner was Mike Oldfield and the William Tell Overture….well that made us think about the place of classical music in pop music…there have been some famous sings inspired by classical music…famous pop producer Pete Waterman described Johann Pachelbel as ‘almost the grandfather of pop’, referring to the way that the ground bass of Pachelbel’s Canon has, in one way or another, provided the starting point for a whole legion of songs – Waterman himself admitted that it had even been the spark for Kylie Minogue’s ‘I should be so lucky’. The most famous instance of Pachelbel’s work being referenced in pop came when Liverpudlians The Farm released their ‘Altogether Now’ in 1990. So that is our linky this week.

Happy 2017 #Lexieschain! To start our new year, Terence has given us the William Tell Overture. William Tell is said to be the forerunner of Robin Hood. Both legends have been made into films through the years. In 1991, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves was released and became the second highest-grossing film of the year. But the song, written specifically for the film, was the #1 hit of 1991. And won a Grammy!

Congrats to Terence on a super linky last time. Me dus luff a bit of Mike Oldfield. Mike Oldfield do have a passion for fings transport and is a licensed pilot. His Augusta Bell 47G helichopter appeared on the sleeve of his cover version of the ABBA song "Arrival". So for my linky I am choosing a song from da ABBA album of the same name - "Money, Money, Money". After all we all needs da money for noms.

William Tell was most famous for shooting an apple from his son's head in one shot with his crossbow, to save his life. Sir Isaac Newton alledgedly discovered gravity when an apple fell on his head. Those apples is dangerous I must say! So, moral of da story is don't sit under the apple tree! So here me linky Andrew Sisters and Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree.

@Terenceterrier won with Mike Oldfield playing William Tell. My choice is keeping the TV/film theme, the film Breakfast at Tiffanys the theme music has to be Moon River, the version I chose is by Ackerman Bilk it's so gentle and mellow.

Well done Sir Tel winning the first chain of the year with Mike Oldfield playing the William Tell Overture. Classical music is the inspiration to many pop songs from Saturday Night Fever (Mussorgsky -Night on Bald Mountain) to S Club 7 (Faure's Pavane).  We have chosen as our link this week a song which features a theme from Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D Minor - "Plug in Baby" by Muse.

(here's the link to Bach if you fancy a listen)

An da winner as chosen by ................. Terence ............... dus be .................. @cloonfourmegan. Yay! Concats me pal .. dat mean you choosin next week!

Ere wot Tel said: Fank yoo pals for da 9 linkies. Dey woz all well fort owt n cleverly  linked to mine n it took me ages to decide on da winner. In da end I decided to go wiv linky 3 - The Last Shadow Puppets "Miracle Enabler ". A very close 2nd woz linky 5 - Bryan Adams "(Everything I Do) I do it for You". I  always listens to a linky while wotchin da video first then goes back n listens to all again wivowt. I fink dis impawtant cos some of dem woz weird to wotch ! 

So now is over to you. Email me: lex[dot]dogstovesky @ or DM me on twitter (@dogstoyevsky) wiv your link suggestion followin on from dis one! You has until 15th January 2017 (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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