Salutations inmates!

How goes the week? Keeping it crazy I hope. Of course you are, you silly little minxes! I’ve felt somewhat off myself. Not exactly in the negative sense, but I’ve simply been feeling all over the place. Struggling to focus and the like. I admit I’ve had a lot on my mind, but this feels a little more intense than I’m used to. It may be a silly question without specific contexts, but would anybody have any theories? In more substantive conversations, I’ve been rather happy with my recent poems. I do, however, feel I’ve been missing something a bit in the last few months. I haven’t created any of my true crime poems in far too long! Anybody else think I ought to fix that? Any suggestions?

So, you know what we’re here for today right? Come on! Ok, I’ll tell you. Do you know the muffin man? -No wait, that’s not right. Oh yes. It’s the Harlequins writing music today isn’t it? Yes, I’m sure. Did anybody see the clue earlier on today? It wasn’t as vague as some previous ones have been. Well, hopefully not anyway.

The theme for our writing music this week is pianos and keyboards! That most extravagant of musical instruments that often act almost like centrepieces on a stage. Similar to drumkits I suppose. It’s an instrument that I really wish I could play but I fear I like the manual dexterity or focus to get it done. Instead I listen to the masters and mistresses. From the most famous composers to “amateurs” on Youtube. It’s a rather skilful practice as is any instrument, but I just feel a certain culture emanating from it. The feelings that a well-played piano can invoke are myriad. It can be the most sombre heart-breaking dirge or an upbeat dancey tune like ‘The Entertainer’. It can be as complex or simplistic as the player allows, with a range that I feel dwarfs many other musical instruments, perhaps even guitars. I’m going to show you all five of my favourite piano pieces from around the interwebs and I hope that y’all enjoy them as much as I do.

So please, join me as we delve into the musical minds of pianists the world over!

Motoi Sakuraba – Gwyn Lord of Cinder

Adele – Someone Like You

Beethoven – Für Elise

Soken/Keiko/Amanda Achen Keenan – Return To Oblivion

John Legend – Nervous

And there we have it! I don’t think I could really have much to say about these artists other than wow! I really hope you check out all of these artists if you haven’t already listened to them. Yes, even the videogame ones. They all deserve it for certain. There were many more that I could have chosen for this list, but perhaps I ought to leave that for a potential future continuation eh?

So, on to the usual social media nonsense eh? It’s got to be done you know! The asylum has some social media sites that would really like to receive your affection. Or maybe just a like/follow will do. It would mean a great deal to me! The asylum has a page over on Facebook, an account on Instagram and lastly a page over on Twitter as well! Links will be included here as always! Also, if you really enjoy what I do here at my humble asylum, please consider supporting me over on the Ko-Fi page as well! Thanks for everything!

Until next week, have a very crazy day inmates!

  1. Carol anne says:

    nice tunes this week! ❤

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