Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Lexie's Chain: The Three Hundred and Twenty Second Chain

Hello pals. Welcome to week 322 of Lexie's Chain. Last week the winner was Skye wiv Tiger Mount Peasant Song from Fleet Foxes. REMEMBERS! CHANGE TO DEADLINE NOW MONDAY NOT SUNDAY COZ MUM USELESS. Let see what we gots this week:

Last week our winner was by the band that immediately made us think about France...and as I am off to France and Belgium this weekend I thought I would see if there were any songs about Bastille Day...and of course there are...

So this week our linky is Bastile Day by Rush...not so much because we think it might win but more because we like the thought of our pals having to listen to some Rush....BOL!

In 2011, Bastille self-released their second EP " Laura Palmer". In 1990, one of the top rated shows was Twin Peaks. Twin Peaks was a huge cult favorite, though it only lasted 2 seasons. It dealt with the question... Who Killed Laura Palmer. Our linky today is from the soundtrack of the show. All the music used on the show was original.

Well done with Bastille's  . I thought about the Bastille and other great *cough* prisons. I seemed to recall this song going round "I dreamed a Dream". I looked it up and it was from some musical Les Mis√©rables . So, that is my link.

Congrats to Sonic for winning da linky last week. Me dunno how some groups come up with their names, but the Bastille is a medieval fortress, armoury & political prison in Paris wot was famously stormed during the Frenchy revolution. Marie Antoinette was da last queen of da Frenchys and allegedly told peeps to eat cake if they not afford bread. Maybe not da best idea she ever had and she did laters have her head lopped off so mebbe dat proved the point. Still I can imagine her going to her death singing my choice of linky dis week ..... Edith Piaf - Non, je ne regrette rien.

Last week Sonic won with Good Grief and Bastille. That group made us think of France and all things revolutionary which takes us to  one of our favourite musicals and this stirring rendition from the film version.

Sonic chose Good Grief by Bastille, this is in a way a lament, my choice is another lament and if you listen to the words they are so sad, it's the Skye Boat Song sung by Kenneth McKellar. After the fall of the Jacobites at Colluden in 1745 Bonny Prince Charlie fled for his life. The revenge brought to the scots was unimaginable and terrible.

Larst week pals Sonic n Spike win da chainy wiv "Good Grief" by Bastille. Dat is summat wot peeps say when dey surprised. Annuva saying is "Goodness Gracious Me" .  There be a song of this name wot woz recorded by Peter Sellers n Sophia Loren to promote their film "The Millionairess" . More recently it woz covered by Rowan Atkinson n Pixie Lott so I gonna use dis video as my linky.

Sonic did win wiv good grief by bastille. Hmmm well the Bastille was a fortress in Paris wot was erm ... well stormed by the people for the people wot was part of the revolution in France. The most notorious killing machine of the french revolution was the guillotine wot chops off your head especially if you was royal. One such person was Marine Antoinette. Lady Gaga duns a song about her so dat me linky wot is Lady Gaga and Marie Antoinette.

An da winner as chosen by ............... Sonic ...................... dus be ............................. Bertie! Yay well done me pal. You be choosin next week!

Ere wot Sonic said:  Thanks for all the great links this week - quite an eclectic mix. Our choice this week is link 6 - The Skye Boat Song. The reason we picked this one is because Flora MacDonald was born on the Isle of South Uist as was my lovely Dad.  Anything that reminds me of him and his beautiful homeland is always a good choice. As a fan of Twin Peaks we were very nearly swayed by link 2.

So now is over to you. Email me: lex[dot]dogstovesky @ or DM me on MONDAY 10th April 2017 (gets it to me by 10am 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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