Hi there inmates!

It finally rained here on the island! The asylum got absolutely drenched! A little bit anyway. Hopefully that’ll stop people complaining about the drought and the hot weather for a day or two. Maybe. I’ve not minded it personally, the heat over the last month or the stormy spot we had today. How is it where all of you are? Having a nice time? I certainly hope so. Can’t be having more morose artists out there. Well I guess we can, but still. We want a happy and healthy artistic community out here you know!

On a less sad note, how about that musical theme clue eh? I don’t think it was a hard one to guess. Though I suppose it’s hard to tell when you’re the one who put it forward. Did anybody get it? Todays theme was actually suggested by a good friend of mine, so you can thank her. Hehe!

Todays theme is focussed on a particular musical genre this week. Quite possibly the most chilled out of all genres. Todays theme is reggae! I actually originally intended to include a reggae artist last week for my relaxation/serenity writing music post but I completely forgot about it. Fortunately my good friend just suggested doing a whole post on reggae this week. So here we are. When you think of reggae music, it tends to conjure a particular image doesn’t it? Sitting on a Caribbean beach sipping some rum or perhaps smoking something spicy if that’s your poison instead, watching the time and tides go past. It’s hard to escape the image of Jamaica when it comes to reggae, though it’s hardly confined to that lovely nation. It was however concocted there of course. I don’t feel that I could really talk about the heritage or instrumentality of the genre myself, I’m not too versed I’m afraid. But I do like the tunes, so there’s that at least. Want to hear some?

Please join me as we delve into the musical minds of reggae artists the world over!

The Ohmz – Sweet Reggae Beat

Marcia Griffiths – The First Cut

Bob Marley – Jamming

Lucky Dube – Remember Me

UB40 – Kingston Town

And there we have it! That first artist is actually a local band that I’m very fond of, they’re really good. Don’t you think? I know that I could have just had a list of Bob Marley tunes for this week, but I think that would be unfair to all of the Reggae artists that have followed in his footsteps. The genre is all about being chill and spreading love to everyone around the world, whoever they may be. I think that’s an idea we can all get behind eh? Go and show these artists some would you?

Speaking of spreading love, would you kindly offer me some too? Social media love that is! The asylum has a Facebook account, an Instagram page and also an Twitter account. Would you consider following me over on those as well as the blog? It would mean a lot to me. Also, if you really enjoy what I do here at the asylum, please consider supporting me over on the Ko-Fi page as well. No pressure of course and thank you for everything my friends!

Until next week, have a very crazy day inmates!

  1. Perfect selections. Love your Carribean flava this week. Of course you chose the Legendary Bob Marley, love it.
    Glad you have some rain there. Great news.

  2. shauna says:

    Glad to hear you finally have rain! We have had sprinkles here, not much accumulation, but the temps have cooled and that is a welcome respite.

    I really enjoyed these selections. Got me up and going this morning!

    • Osharlequin says:

      Oh yes, the rain has been very badly needed here. Its not great for riding the bike, but that can’t be helped. I’m glad its cooled somewhat for you as well.

      Im glad you enjoyed them! Everyone needs a bit of reggae don’t they?

      The Oldschool Harlequin

      • shauna says:

        Indeed! Life has been rather busy around here lately. Gearing up for several changes in my life. Not the least of which: my final day of employment will be September 14. Next Wednesday. 3 working days left. One daughter is due with our first grandchild on September 21 (or whenever little Violet decides to make her entrance), and our other daughter is getting married November 5, so the next couple of months will be quite busy!

      • Osharlequin says:

        Oh wow, quite a time of shifts for you right now then. All the best for you and your family my friend!

        The Oldschool Harlequin

      • shauna says:

        Thank you so much!

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