Good day inmates!

How are you all doing? Been having an eventful week? That’s just grand! I’ve gotten round to typing up this post a little late in the day this time as I’ve been a tad busy. Sorry about that! I’m still rather amazed I’ve managed to post every day since February last year. It’s one of the few things I’m really proud of. Anybody have any particular writing achievements that they are proud of? I’d love to hear about it!

So, another edition of the Harlequins writing music eh? I imagine that’s what you’re here for. That’s great to hear! Well, did anybody happen to see the clue I posted on social media earlier on today? It was a slightly more obvious one that previous iterations I felt. Well, here goes! The theme for our writing music choices today is drinking! Oh yes indeed! Music and alcohol just go hand in hand don’t they? From pub songs to tunes about the social aspects of drinking to more negative songs about the depressive effects of booze.

Drinking has a culture all of its own. Particularly over here in the UK, it’s almost used as the sole basis of socialising. Everyone tends to be giddy and free-speaking when they’ve got a pint in their hand. I no longer partake myself, as it happens. Naturally, it has inspired many artists to write about their explorations through drunkenness or certain events/conquests that occurred during a binge. It could be as simple as songs designed to played in a pub or club. It could be a song about the negative side of alcohol; the violence or sickness. I’ve picked five songs that I feel represent our theme today in a number of different ways. Anybody want to get down to some real “party” tunes eh?

Once again, join me as we delve into the musical minds of drinking artists the world over!

The Rumjacks – An Irish Pub Song
https://therumjacks.com/

Chumbawamba – Tubthumping
http://www.chumba.com

Disturbed – A Reason To Fight
https://www.disturbed1.com/

Rihanna – Cheers (I’ll Drink To That)
http://www.rihannanow.com/

Jackson Taylor & The Sinners – Whiskey Drinking Song
https://www.officialjacksontaylor.com/

And there we have it! Cheers!

How was that eh? Do you think I’ve captured the essence of drinking with these choices? As always, I could have chosen so many others as well. Five is just a tad too limiting isn’t it? Well for now, it’s the most I think I could do, otherwise I’d be here all day doing this and that is a bit too much don’t you reckon? I hope you enjoyed these choices and check out these artists, they always deserve the attention. Raise a glass to them eh?

So, how about some social media spiel? The asylum has a presence on Facebook, an account over on Instagram and an account on Twitter too! Also, if you like what I do here at the asylum, please consider supporting me over on the Ko-fi page! Thanks for everything!

Until next week, have a crazy day inmates!

Comments
  1. Shruba says:

    Hey there, it’s amazing that you’ve been regular ever since February but please don’t apologise or hesitate for taking breaks! You totally deserve them.

    As for me, I’m pretty excited with this WIP I’m working on right now, that’s set to be published very soon. It’s small chapbook on the theme of police brutality. I hope I can do the issue fair justice! 🙈

    • Osharlequin says:

      Heya. Oh yes, I understand that my friend but my writing (and the blog) are an important part of my life. Almost a compulsion.

      Oh, that sounds fascinating and very apt at the moment with the trial of Chauvin. Not to mention another shooting of a young person or colour. ☚ī¸

      The Oldschool Harlequin

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