Posts Tagged ‘Babymetal’

Hello there inmates!

How’s the week going for y’all? It’s been rather nice for me I’ll admit. I’ve been satisfied with my writings over the last week, just for a change. But more importantly, it was mine and Tashs 1 year anniversary on monday! We had a lovely day together and went out for a meal for the first time in my recent memory. I tried my best to give my beautiful muse a day to remember. I can be a bit of a soppy git at times. Mind you, I can be a moody git as well. That’s the human mind for you eh?

It’s time for another edition of the Harlequins writing music! I can’t believe I’ve gotten to part 99 of this madness! I’ve gone for a nice and positive theme for this weeks display. Did anybody guess from the clue I posted? You did look right?

Oh yes, the theme for todays music is dance! Bet you didn’t see that one coming. It’s true though. The rhythmic magic that humanity has turned to all kinds of art over the many years we’ve existed. Music and dance go hand in hand, for obvious reasons. The way the body moves is sometimes a subject for a song, or sometimes the music comes first and causes said movement. The two elements are like twins that have slightly different methods of exhibiting themselves. Two sides of the same coin, so to speak. The way that dance can truly make somebody’s day is something to be celebrated. I’m told it’s a form of therapy even. It’s not something I feel comfortable doing myself, but I’m glad it can help others. I’m really rambling a bit here, aren’t I? So, want to hear some music that makes me think of dancing? Let’s do this my friends!

Join me as we delve into the musical minds of bouncy artists the world over!

Dancin – Aaron Smith
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aaron_Smith_(DJ)

PA PA YA – Babymetal
https://www.babymetal.com/en/

Night Fever – Bee Gees
https://www.beegees.com/

Superstition – Stevie Wonder
http://www.steviewonder.net/

Eiffel 65 – Blue (Da Ba Dee)
https://www.eiffel65.com/

And there we have it! I just had to include the Bee Gees, they’re the epitome of funk! I hope that these tunes give a little bounce to your day and give you that little push to get your jig on. Give them all some love for me eh? They all deserve the attention. I’ll be sad if I don’t hear that you lot have been dancing along!

Right, now for something a little less dancer-oriented! The asylum has a page over on Facebook, an account on Instagram and a page over on Twitter. If you enjoy 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 very crazy day inmates!

Hello there inmates!

Having a good week there my friends? Keeping your hands clean I hope. I’m glad to hear that. It’s been a reasonably eventful week here at the asylum. I’ve been in the really irritating process of getting new identification documents. I won’t go into specifics, but it involves getting new photos taken and filling out forms. Always a drag but I suppose that’s modern living eh? On a slightly more positive note, I have received my first jab for COVID today. I barely felt it at the time, but my arm felt slightly more sore as the day has gone on. Here’s hoping for no side effects and suitable protection!

Enough about me though, you’re here for music aren’t you? Well, I decided to go for a more straight forward theme for todays music. Instead of esoteric and fluffy subjects like love and happiness, I’ve gone for something much more “flesh and blood” today. So, for those who haven’t seen the clue on social media, I’ll spill the beans. The theme for todays music is Japan.

Oh yes, that fantastical land of the rising sun! It’s a place that I’ve personally not yet visited and I have to admit it’s likely to be at the top of the bucket list that I just decided I have. So much media from this proud nation has inspired me (and others of course), from countless video game franchises to anime. From the traditional artwork and history of this old country, to the various art styles of manga. Japan has inspired many artists all over the world I’m sure. Not only in subject matter, but also in style. I’ve even known some Scandinavian metal bands who have taken to using some traditional Japanese instruments and instrumentation in their songs. I’m going to attempt to have the majority of songs today be from actual Japanese artists as well, but I may include an abroad artist… Let’s see what we get today eh?

Arigato gozaimasu!

Join me as we delve into the musical minds of eastern artists the world over!

Gackt – Returner
https://gackt.com/

Babymetal – Da Da Dance
https://www.babymetal.com/en/

ONE OK ROCK – Clock Strikes
https://www.oneokrock.com/

Sayuri – Mikazuki
https://www.sayuri-official.com/

Whispered – Strike!
https://www.whisperedband.com/

And there we have it!

See? I wasn’t joking about that Scandinavian band! That aside, I hope you enjoy some of these choices and check them out as well. I wish I could have included more music forms, such as Taiko or Koto, but this list would go on forever if I threw out every band from Japan I could think of. I also don’t really know any artists in particular who focus on traditional oriental music. So again, I urge you to check out all of these artists. It would be nice if they could receive more recognition outside of Japan.

So, let’s throw out some social media spiel! The asylum has a page over on Facebook, an account on Instagram and an account on Twitter. I always forget to mention it, but there’s a page up the top that includes all of my social media links, including deviantART. Also, if you enjoy what I do here at the asylum, please consider supporting me over at the Ko-Fi page. Thanks for everything!

Until next week, have a very crazy day inmates!

Good day inmates!

Hope you’re all having a suitably kooky and enjoyable day today! It’s been a while since we’ve been here, hasn’t it? It’s been far too long since I made one of these posts (and frankly, too long since I was active here at the asylum!). It’s a comeback special of the Harlequins writing music, would you believe?! Or at least that’s how I see it.

So what is going to make this writing post different? If i’m honest, not a great deal. It’s just a big deal personally cause i’ve not been active in so long. But i’ll tell you what. The voices in my head said I could have six songs/bands for a change from the usual five. Isn’t that kind of them?

So, without further adieu, join me as we delve into the musical minds of innovative artists the world over!

Ghostemane – Nihil
https://www.ghostemane.com/

Forlorn Hope – Rifles
https://forlornhope.uk/

Eric Clapton – Cocaine
https://www.ericclapton.com/

Lil Peep – The Brightside
https://www.lilpeep.party/

Santana – Black Magic Woman
http://www.santana.com/

Babymetal – PA PA YA!
https://www.babymetal.com/en/tour/

So there we have it for yet another volume of the Harlequins writing music! That was quite a motley selection, wasn’t it? I alway enjoy doing these posts, and i’ve missed it in all honesty. As always, I hope you give all of these artists a gander. They’re all rather exquisite. Also, I decided to include a rather diverse set this time, so hopefully there’s something for everyone eh?

So, until next time, have a very crazy day inmates!