Posts Tagged ‘Bob Marley’

Hello there inmates!

It’s that day of the week again! You know, the one that comes after tuesday? Wednesday, you sillies! That’s always a fun day isn’t it? Well, apart from that whole “work week” thing. Have you all been doing alright? I certainly hope so! It’s been decent here as well, I’ve got to spend a lot of time with Tash so far. She’s been looking after me a fair bit! Hehe! It’s really nice to cuddle, did you guys know that? Nobody told me! I’m sorry yet again that my responses to comments have been really slow this week. It’s just genuinely been one of those weeks that gets on top of my brain is all. I will catch up, I promise!

So, it’s the day of the Harlequins writing music! I posted my clue for the theme an teeny bit late today, but did anybody see it and guess it right? Well, it was map of a certain part of the world. It’s a place I’d like to visit one day, though I doubt it’ll ever happen. Well, let me tell you the answer. The musical theme for todays post is the Caribbean. Yes indeed! That array of magical islands in the sun. Did you know there are 16 different countries in the Caribbean? From Jamaica to Barbados, from Cuba to Saint Lucia. There is an enormous array of cultural identities. The myriad islands were “colonised” by many European countries, so linguistically the Caribbean is a hodgepodge of English, Spanish, Portuguese and Dutch, among quite a few others (including languages spoken by natives). The domestic cultures of the islands mixed with European as well as African beats has created one of the most diverse cultural and musical parts of the world. Oh yes, it’s not all Reggae you know! I’m not going to prolong this random essay any longer you know. Let’s have some fantastical music from the marvellous islands of the Caribbean.

Please join me as we delve into the musical minds of Caribbean artists the…. well, world over!

Bob Marley – Buffalo Soldier

Cuba L.A. – Guantanamera

Rihanna – Man Down

Inner Circle – Sweat (A La La Long)

Angelique Klooster – Mi Orashon

And there we have it once again! You just know I had to include Bob Marley, it’s the law! The islands of the Caribbean have these and much more to offer in their music. I couldn’t possibly include artists from each and every island, as wonderful as that would be. I hope that you guys enjoy the choices I’ve made here this week, and go and show your love to each of these artists. They all deserve it! Have any of you been to the Caribbean? What was it like? I’d really like to know.

Ahh yes, before I forget, social media stuff. The asylum here has a page over on Facebook, an account on Instagram and an account over on Twitter. I share random stuff over on those sites every now and then and I also share clues to my poems a few hours before time. Also, 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 inmates!

How are you all doing? I’m quite fab, thanks! I hope that you are all doing alright and keeping safe out there. I’ve had a really nice week myself. Not exactly eventful, but I’ve been feeling pretty good. It seems like the country is more or less opening up fully next week, according to the news. Just in time for the weather to turn nasty I imagine! Haha! I’m looking forward to being out and about a bit more. Everyone seems more positive at the moment, which is so nice to see.

As some of you may have noticed, I’ve been on something of a true crime spree this week. I’ve been watching loads of videos about various killers and criminal events. A particular shout out to a Youtube channel called Bailey Sarian, which Tash and I watch fairly often. She has quite a curious style where she fuses two of her major interests: true crime and makeup. I’ve always been interested in learning about true crime stories and serial killers, so watching her has been quite eye-opening. Bit morbid I know! It’s probably no secret that serial killers and murderers have been influences in many of my works over the years. This week in particular with poems like ‘Spencer’.

So, let’s look at something more cheery eh? Some Harlequins writing music! I’m going to get straight into it this week as it’s all about excitement. Todays theme is joy. Oh yes indeed! We all feel it, we all know it. You could probably think of a song that exudes happiness as soon as you read that line. I know I can. So many artists like to write about happy times and the positive sides to life. I rarely do myself I’ll admit, but even so it’s a well-trodden road for poetry and music. Songs about the primal feeling of joy. Tunes that make you want to get up and dance a jig! Want to hear my choices for some jolly anthems?

So, let’s delve into the musical minds of giddy artists the world over!

Bob Marley – Don’t Worry Be Happy

Earth, Wind & Fire – September

Marshmello – Summer

Pharrell Williams – Happy

R.E.M – Shiny Happy People

And there we have it!

Everybody feeling more jolly after all that? I was very tempted to have a slight boogie myself. I hope that these choices were to your liking my friends. We all need a little light and giddiness in our lives at times, especially in the darkest spots. Here’s hoping I’ve put a wee little smile on your faces out there!

So, let’s drop some social media mess here eh? The asylum has a presence in multiple places. Always check back on my contact page for anything new that is added. I have a page on Facebook, an account on Instagram and a page on Twitter as well. Also, if you like what I do here at the asylum, please consider supporting my over at the Ko-Fi page. Thanks for everything!

Until next week, have a very crazy day inmates!