Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Lexie's Chain: The Three Hundred and Thirty Seventh Chain

Hello pals. Welcome to week 337 of Lexie's Chain. Last week the winner was Maggie wiv Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett an Bang Bang. Let's see wot we gots this week:

@sonikebt
Well done @MaggieTKat for winning with "Bang Bang" by Lady Gaga/Tony Bennett. This did remind us of a classic, and Eurovision winner, from Glasgow's finest ... Lulu "Boom bang a bang".




@cloonfourmegan
Last week Maggie won wiv Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga. Tony Bennett also did a duet with the late very great Amy Winehouse so here she is with one of her best songs.




@terenceterrier
Larst week pal Maggie with da linky "Bang Bang" by Lady Gaga n Tony Bennett. Da original vershun woz recorded Nancy Sinatra. She also singed a duet wiv her dad "Something Stupid" wot made No 1 on da Billboard Hot 100. Da same songy duet woz also No 1 in da UK singles chart when singed by Robbie Williams n Nicole Kidman. Dis be my linky *paws crossed his twinkly eyes n cheeky grin  swing it*.




@skye613
Yeah! Maggie did win with a great tune " Bang Bang". Sticking with the shots! Thought we would do a cover for a cover. And this version is great!




@claptonterrier
Hello Miss Lexie…last week our winner was a duet by Lady Gaga and Mr Tony Bennett….so this started us thinking about famous duets….so we went to the Google machine and looked at famous duets …..interestingly most of them seem to be pop songs or soul songs..and old fashioned rock n roll does not get much of a look in…so this week our linky is going to be a famous guitar-based duet…..Stop Dragging My Heart Around by Toby Petty and Steve Nicks…




@djladylexie
Hmmm let me fink ... okay ... Lady Gaga is well known for her provocative and strange costumes. Probably the most strangest was a dress of raw beef! Beef comes from cows as we all know. Cowboys are men wot err well round up cows. They loves a country and western song dus them cowboys so what better song than Rawhide, performed here by the amazin Blues Brothers!





An da winner as chosen by ............... Maggie ...................... dus be Skye .............................. Yay! You choosin next week me pal.

Ere wot Maggie said:  My choice is I Shot the Sheriff by Bob Marley and the Wailers. You guys all chose songs that are in my genres! You know me so well. We haven't had any reggae in a while so I picked one of my faves.

So now is over to you. Email me: lex[dot]dogstovesky @ gmail.com or DM me on Monday 24th July 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!

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Lexie's Chain: The Three Hundred and Thirty Sixth Chain

Hello pals. Welcome to week 336 of Lexie's Chain. Last week the winner was Clapton wiv Gunpower and Lead from a country singing lady wot I can't remember. Lets see wot we gots dis week:

@maggietkat
Well done Sir with Gunpowder and Lead. I looked for songs of abruptly ended relationships where the listener has to make assumptions regarding why. I remembered the old nugget penned by Sonny Bono, Bang Bang, where the singer gets the lead (rather than shooting the lover). I chose a Lady Gaga version, an interesting combo of Cher hair, jazz and Argentine tango.




@claptonterrier
Larst week little woolly pal Sir Clapton won da chainy  wiv Miranda Lambert n "Gunpowder and Lead". She sings abowt using a shot gun. When she pulls da trigger it will go bang ! bang ! So my linky dis week be by DJ Fresh vs Diplo and "Bang Bang" . ( dis official video vershun on Viveo swung it for me!).



@cloonfourmegan
Last week Clapton won with great country song Gunpowder and Lead. We no like Gunpowder but we does like face powder so we gives you this from that great Welsh singer no not Tom Jones not Shirley Bassey or Bonnie Tyler. No it's Mr Shaking Stevens!




@djladylexie

Just shows you .. some people give love a bad name..... that sounds like a perfect title for a song! Bon Jovi ... You Give Love A Bad Name. In true Tucker style I gives you the live version.




An da winner as chosen by ............... Clapton ...................... dus be Maggie .............................. Yay! You choosin next week me pal.

Ere wot Claptonia said:  A small field to choose from this week…but we think everyone has done very well with good strong links and it has been quite hard to make a choice…but after sum head scratching we have decided on Link No. 1…Lady Gaga….

So now is over to you. Email me: lex[dot]dogstovesky @ gmail.com or DM me on Monday 17th July 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!

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Lexie's Chain: The Three Hundred and Thirty Fifth Chain

Hello pals. Welcome to week 335 of Lexie's Chain. Last week the winner was Megan wiv Material Girl from Madge. Lets see wot we gots dis week:

@diamondbertie
Megan was clever with her choice Material Girl by Madonna, so my choice is connected to wealth and materialism. I choose Money Makes The world Go Around by Liza Minnelli and Joel Grey from that brilliant film Cabaret.



@maggietkat
Well done with Madonna's Material Girl!  Mum was in graduate school in 1985 and that song would blare from the fraternity houses becoming an ear worm. I chose another hit from 1985 which is also about material things. "Puttin' on the Ritz" was written by Irving Berlin and was the title song on the movie by that name. This movie was the first one to feature a mixed race chorus. I digress. Here is Taco's version.  The first link can be considered offensive since it features black face chorus but it has a great tap scene. The second link is Taco's PC version we saw on MTV.

Uncensored



PC version



I can't help myself. Young Frankenstein.




@skye613
So Madonna did sing about all the material things. What, you ask can be the polar opposite of these material things? Why my linky this week of course! Enjoy " Nature's Way ".  Getting back to basics.



@claptonterrier
Hello Miss Lexie…last week our winner was the song Material Girl…..that made us think about the question: what materials are girls made of? Well, the best answer we have found is from Miranda Lambert…who says that little girl are made of Gunpowder & Lead….




@terenceterrier
Megan winned wiv da linky "Material Girl" by Madonna. When Madge sez she be a material girl I dussnt fink it rilly mean she be made of cloth like Looby Looe or indeed dat she be secretly hankering after little wooly pal Clapton when she sez she wants a material man. It rilly mean she wants lotsa possesshuns ( can't take dem wiv yoo when yoo pops yor clogs Madge ! ) . Anyhows to get these fings yoo needs lotsa munney. So for my linky I chooses "Money" by The Beatles.




@djladylexie
You can av all the money in the world to buy fings but does it make you happy? I dunno! Let's ask Topol. He seems to knowwhat he'd do. He says biddy biddy diddle diddle dum or summat!




An da winner as chosen by ............... Megan ...................... dus be Clapton .............................. Yay! You choosin next week me pal.

Ere wot Megan said: Very good linkys all round this week. We does love the musicals but we also does love hearing a new song and a bit of country and we likes the sentiments expressed in this one so our choice does be Linky 4 Gunpowder and Lead Yeehah! 

So now is over to you. Email me: lex[dot]dogstovesky @ gmail.com or DM me on Monday 10th July 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!

Friday, 30 June 2017

Lexie's Chain: The Three Hundred and Thirty Fourth Chain

Hello pals. Welcome to week 334 of Lexie's Chain. Last week the winner was Sonic and Spike wiv Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds. Lets see wot we gots dis week:

@cloonfourmegan
Last week Sonic did win with the Beatles and Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds. They say Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend and who wants them more than a Material Girl and here she is Madonna.




@claptonterrier
Hello Miss Lexie….our winner this week is Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds…..and this is of course the 50th anniversary of the release of St Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band…well in honour of that anniversary our link is the perfect pop song…and one that did not even make it on to the album proper…but was always considered a smart of the Pepper Project….its The Beatles (again!) with penny Lane…



@skye613

Congrats to Sonic, great song. So let's talk about diamonds. " We're beautiful like diamonds in the sky". Her names not Lucy, but Rihanna sure can sing about the shinny baubles in the sky!




@terenceterrier
Larst week pals Sonic n Spike winned wiv "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" by The Beatles. Iz gonna give a nifty body swerve to da LSD druggy route for a linky n plump for da fact there were diamonds in da sky. Dis be in da lyrics of da linky I select wot be "Diamonds" by Rihanna .


@djladylexie
Lucy is the Sky Wiv Diamonds.I heard it was inspired by Julian Lennon drawin wot he dun but also that it is about LSD wot be a psychedelic drug. Some of the world's most amazin artists are supposed to have used psychedelics to open up the doors of their mind happarently. I can quite believe it too! Well, one such was Jim Morrison from The Doors. I fink I gonna give you probly one of the best Doors numbers ... Riders On The Storm.



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

Ere wot Sonic an Spike said: Hi Lexie pal. Thanks for all the great links from pals. It was hard to chose especially as Link 3 & 4 were the same! However, there can only be one material girl so this week we are choosin Link 1 - Material Girl by Madonna.

So now is over to you. Email me: lex[dot]dogstovesky @ gmail.com or DM me on Monday 3rd July 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!

Saturday, 24 June 2017

Lexie's Chain: The Three Hundred and Thirty Third Chain

Hello pals. Welcome to week 333 of Lexie's Chain. Last week the winner was Maggie wiv We're All Mad Ere. Lets see wot we gots dis week:

@claptonterrier
Hello Miss Lexie…last week our winner was a song inspired by Alice in Wonderland and that set us thinking about other songs inspired by literature and authors…and so this week our linky is a song about a famous American Poet…It is “Sylvia Plath” by Ryan Adams…..  "I wish I had a Sylvia Plath/Busted tooth and a smile/And cigarette ashes in her drink/The kind that goes out and then sleeps for a week,” goes Adams’ an ode to the Boston-born writer’s free-spiritedness.




@cloonfourmegan
Well done Maggie for winning last week with Cheshire Kitten. Another feline group was Atomic Kitten. They did cover Blondie's The Tide is High. We prefer the original so here it is!




@terenceterrier
Larst week pal Maggie winned wiv SJ Tucker n "We're All Mad Here " wot be abowt Alice in Wonderland. In da most recent film made abowt Alice in Wonderland da Mad Hatter woz played by Johnny Depp. Johnny Depp played slide guitar on a track in da Oasis album "Be Here Now" . Dat track woz "Fade In-Out" n I pick it as my linky dis week.




@sonikebt
Well done @MaggieTKat for the winning link "We're all mad here" by Cheshire Kitten. We have chosen a song inspired by Alice in Wonderland - "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" by The Beatles.




@djladylexie
Nice one Mags! It's a mad world all right. Oh ... haha so ere it is Mad World from Tears for Fears.




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

Ere wot Maggie said: My pick this week is Lucy in the sky with diamonds.  Sorry for the late pick. Mom is at a dance convention and too busy to think of us!

So now is over to you. Email me: lex[dot]dogstovesky @ gmail.com or DM me on Monday 26th June 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!

Friday, 16 June 2017

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

Hello pals. Welcome to week 332 of Lexie's Chain. Last week the winner was Tel wiph Jefferson Airplane and Somebody To Love. Lets see what we gots this week:

@maggietkat
Well done Sir with Jefferson Airplane's Don't you need somebody to love. The song was on the ground breaking album Surrealistic Pillow. The other outstanding song from that album is White Rabbit with Alice (from Wonderland) in a leading role. SJ Tucker wrote a song about Alice and the Cheshire Cat, "We're all Mad Here". (One of my favorite quotes from the book). P.s. Mum has horrible memories of her ex trying to sing White Rabbit like Grace. *shudder*.




@diamondbertie
Well done Terence, your choice Jefferson Airplane, live at Woodstock 1969. Also at Woodstock was Joe Cocker among his many songs there was "I Shall Be Released", that is my choice.




@claptonterrier
last week our winner was a song by Jefferson Airplane…of course Jefferson is the name of an American President…Homas Jefferson….so this week we have been looking for songs about presidents…and we have selected this little ditty by They Might Be Giants…its called James K Polk….who was the 11th President of of the United States….a song they said was made to convert the most boring information they could think of.





@cloonfourmegan
Last week Sir Terence did win with Jefferson Airplane. A famous line from the film Airplane is 'Don't Call Me Shirley' and a famous Shirley is Miss Bassey. Here she is singing about History Repeating Itself.





@daisy_dor
Congrats to Sir Tel for winning last week with Jefferson Airplane and Somebody to Love. I has learnded that Jefferson Airplane did headline the Isle of Wight festival in 1968 and as we is just heading into festival season, my linky this week starts there. Annuver act wot also appeared at the 1968 festival was Smile wot was formed by Brian May in 1968 and also featured Roger Taylor. As we know, these peeps went on to form Queen with Freddie Mercury and John Deacon. Funnily enough, Queen also had a song called Somebody to Love. So there you have it, a twofer linky dis week.




@djladylexie
Jefferson Airplane what a funny name! One of their uvva hits was a song White Rabbit what is definitely about drugs I finks. Well that and Alison in Wonderland which me now firmly believes is some weir psychedelic book way ahead of its time. So in tribute to Caroll an well his very very interestin imagination I give you I Am The Walrus from The Beatles who may also have been influenced by the odd drug or two :).




An da winner as chosen by ............... Tel ...................... dus be ..............................  Magggie! Yay! You choosin next week me pal.

Ere wot Terence said:   Fanks yoo for da interesting  linkies my pals. Wot great imaginayshuns yoo all haz. I only knew two of da songs dis time n strangely enuff I nearly used one of dem myself larst week. When I pick a winner I try to go wiv both track I like combined wiv a clever linky. So my winner be "We're All Mad Here" by SJ Tucker. 


So now is over to you. Email me: lex[dot]dogstovesky @ gmail.com or DM me on Monday 19th June 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!

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Lexie's Chain: The Three Hundred and Thirty First Chain

Hello pals. Welcome to week 331 of Lexie's Chain. Last week the winner was Skye wiph Downtown from B52s. Lets see what we gots this week:

@maggietkat
Well done with "Downtown".  The lyrics say to listen to a bossa nova and soon you will be dancing. Here is a classic bossa nova by Sergio Mendez and Brazil 66, "Mas Que Nada".




@cloonfourmegan
Last week Skye won wiv B52s covering Downtown. We liked the B52 collaboration with R.E.M. Shiny Happy People. But we pick R.E.M. s great Everybody Hurts ... take comfort in your friends





@diamondbertie
I remember Petula Clarke's version at that time, the song referred to towns, bright lights and people.  Going on my time machine I found San Francisco by Scott McKenzie, I visited this magical city many times and this song takes me back




@sonikebt
Downtown by B52s was a great winning link from @syke613 . We have gone uptown this week with our link, also with a cover version. Our link is "Uptown funk" by ..... the Minions




@terenceterrier
Larst week da linky woz "Downtown " by the B 52s. Their name be taken from an aircraft wot be a big bomber. So I look for annuva group wiv a name connected to aviation n choose Jefferson Airplane. For my linky I choose "Someone To Love" and use da live vershun from Woodstock 1969.




@daisy_dor
Congrats to Skye wiv da win last week wiv da B52s version of Downtown. The B52s did also cover Paperback Writer by The Beatles for a car commercial, but to be honest we does prefer da original so we move back from covers to original this week...




@djladylexie
Down town or from Petula Clark. Lovely song that. My linky is Bananas. What!? Petula Clark featured on the compilaton album Nostalgia Goes Bananas. Petula Clark and Harry Belafonte sang a song together called On The Path Of Glory where, ridiculously, a visiting executive from Chrysler objected to their "interracial touching" whereupon they ensured all other takes of the song were destroyed to assure that the touch woud be included! Now that really is bananas! But me linky doesn't stop there coz I am sure you know of the great Harry Belafonte hit song Banana Boat Song. So there we go - Bananas!



An da winner as chosen by ............... Skye ...................... dus be .............................. Sir Tel! Yay! You choosin next week me pal.

Ere wot Skye said:  Great links all! In this time that we are living in, I believe that Love is the only thing that is going to save us. Links #3, 5 and 6 all had ma paws tapping. This week we all need somebody to love. Winner is #5. And with a nod to Tucker, it's live! 

So now is over to you. Email me: lex[dot]dogstovesky @ gmail.com or DM me on Monday 12th June 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!