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Hello there inmates!

It’s your friendly neighbourhood Harlequin here once again! I hope you’re all having a grand old day and that you’re keeping safe as well. This week seems to be kicking my posterior a bit I’m afraid. Nothing is wrong at all, yet I’ve been feeling a tad worn down. Perhaps I’m not eating or sleeping too great. Its true I have found myself waking up a lot at night in the last few days. I’m most certainly not a fan. Here’s hoping for an improvement in the days to come.

On the positive side, its time for the next edition of the Harlequins writing music! A cause for celebration no? Or is that just in my head? Haha! So I have compiled another five artists that I enjoy listening to while writing and chilling out. A couple of these are actually recent finds. Some darker artists just in time for Halloween.

So, join me as we delve into the musical minds of outstanding artists the world over!

The Rasmus – In The Shadows
http://www.therasmus.com

SKYND – Elisa Lam
http://www.skynd-music.com

ODDKO – Disobey
http://www.oddko.com

Crazy Town – Butterfly
http://crazytownband.net

Deep Purple – Smoke On The Water
https://deeppurple.com

And there we have it for another printing of the Harlequins writing music!

Some interesting bands there eh? I recommend them all as I always do. However, I shall offer one word of warning. The band SKYND in particular can be unsettling, their videos at least. All of their music is based around true crime you see, so there can be some grim subject matter. Regardless I recommend all of these bands, they all deserve the attention and love!

So, let’s get on to my usual social media spiel eh? The asylum has a Facebook page, an Instagram page and a Twitter account. Come and show some love over there! Also, if you enjoy what I do here at the asylum, please consider supporting me over at the Ko-fi page. Thank you so much my friends!

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

Floorward I weep,
I find myself a worn down soul,
A derelict and frigid mansion,
Filled with cobwebs of regrets strewn over furniture of lies,
My furnaces went dark ages ago,
On a break up beyond memory,

But you have come to me,
Soothing warmth that you are,
Installed anew within my walls,
Lips and caresses of soft lining,
Reigniting my aged kiln,
Bringing red passion to my corridors and cheeks anew,

You’ve brought this house to life again,
Returning my boiler to the sweltering fever it once was,
A fire of romance,
You’ve insulated my heart,
Enabling it to thaw my frozen veins,
You make my hovel of a life livable,

You make it worth living in.

Good day inmates!

I hope this post finds you well my friends. It is a bit later in the day than I had intended but work got in the way as it is inclined to do. I hope you’re all having a remarkable day and you feel fulfilled with the contents of said day! Its been a very busy week already and it nowhere near over yet! It brings in the cash to live on though I suppose.

Its time for another episode of the Harlequins writing music! As the title may have already revealed, this week shall be a tad different. I’m going to share five of my favourite live videos from some of the worlds greatest artists! I even watch entire live shows while im writing occasionally. There really is nothing like the ecstatic fever of an enamored crowd. It gives the music itself even more of an impact. It’s really something. Care to see? Well, best get all comfy and equip your best headphones! Let’s do this!

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

Rammstein – Benzin
http://www.rammstein.de/en/home/

Depeche Mode – Enjoy The Silence
http://www.depechemode.com

Adam Lambert – Sleepwalker
https://www.adamlambert.net

Steam Powered Giraffe – Brass Goggles
http://www.steampoweredgiraffe.com

Lordi – Hard Rock Hallelujah
https://www.lordi.fi

So there you go!

Another week, another volume of the Harlequins writing music! I hope that you all enjoy the particular bands and shows that I picked. Just imagine yourself among those crowds and stand in awe of these marvellous artists. I think that would be a experience of a lifetime!

So, we come to the social media section.  I have a Facebook pagea Twitter account and an Instagram page. Also, if you like what I do here at the asylum, please consider supporting me over at the Ko-fi page. Thanks for everything inmates!

Until next time, have a very crazy day inmates!

Hello there inmates!

How are you all? Having a nice and safe day? I’m finding myself ever more contented recently. I’m having lots of work to do, along with free time here at the asylum. Best of both worlds and all that! This has meant that I’ve been able to write plenty, though it’s hampered my posting times a little bit as some of you may have noticed. Sorry about that!

I’m really enjoying reading and responding to your comments recently. It’s what I wanted more than anything really. To connect with all of my fellow inmates of the world. It’s wonderful to hear from fellow writers and thinkers as well. Artists unite and all of that jazz. Haha!

So, it’s time for another edition of the Harlequins writing music. The last one of september! I can’t believe it’s almost Halloween season already! Best time of the year, I hope you’d agree! I wonder what artists I can drag out of my cranium today to entertain all of you lovely people!

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

Sirenia – The Path To Decay
http://www.sirenia.no/

STAR SEED – Escape
https://www.youtube.com/starseedsound

Adele – Someone Like You
http://www.adele.com/home/

Jeris Johnson – Damn!
https://www.instagram.com/jerisjohnson/

Casey Edwards – Bury The Light
https://caseyedwardsmusic.com/

So there we have it for another edition of the Harlequins writing music!

I hope you will enjoy all of these artists and give them a fair whack! They all deserve the attention and a handful more views eh? The last one by Casey Edwards I had, in fact, only just heard today and fell in love with it! I hope some of you will too!

So, lets get on to the social media spiel for the day! I have a Facebook page, a Twitter account and an Instagram page. Also, if you like 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!

When the day of the dead arrives,
And the time to remember kin comes with it,
There are no tears,
But grins from sugar skulls,
Dances within colours of all shades,
A parade of remembrance,

Light the copal,
Paint on to your faces fluorescent visages,
And dance among the cemeteries,
Hand in hand with family,
Mortal and incorporeal,
Awaken the very dead beneath you,

Your loved ones,
They are not gone,
Merely on a step into the spiritual,
They shall still observe you,
The skull giggles,
It shall guide them.

The times of cold approach,
And the dark with it,
Twin seasons of Fall and Jack Frost,
Times of boreal frost biting at your fingers,
Seasons of shivers,
Presents of pumpkins and bonfires,
But not before the autumnal death of the year,

Firstly come the hues of orange and brown,
Emeralds decaying from the boughs,
Laying a carpet of beguiling entropy,
A funeral for this turn of the sun,
With scents of ginger and freshness,

Then follows the true storm of cold,
Walls of snow from the sky,
Rain haunting the alleys like spectres,
Jack Frost cackles in blizzards,
Leaving little crystalline stars about as presents,

These times bring cold and discomfort,
It’s undeniably true,
But it also brings gatherings around fireplaces,
Blankets and cuddles and cinnamon,
Hope for a new year,

If the cold didn’t bear down,
We wouldn’t know the warm.

Good day inmates!

I hope that you’re having a radiant and safe day today. Things are still going swimmingly here at the asylum. I’ve been told I look much healthier and happier in recent weeks, which is not something I’ve heard in sooooo very long. I do truly feel better as well, it’s not just a throwaway compliment. My mental health had been suffering for quite some time for various reasons, but I’m finally getting out from under that cloud. Partly thanks to this asylum and you glorious inmates out there in the world of the net.

It’s time for another edition of the Harlequins writing music! I still dig ever deeper into my cranial reserves for artists to show all of you. It’s become quite mental exercise at this point but that’s great isn’t it? Got to keep the mind busy! Speaking of busy, let’s get to it shall we? Let’s have some music!

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

Semargl – Discolove
http://semargl.com.ua/en/

Lindsey Stirling – Roundtable Rival
https://www.lindseystirling.com/

Bullet For My Valentine – Your Betrayal
http://www.bulletformyvalentine.com/

Dropkick Murphys – I’m Shipping Up To Boston
http://www.dropkickmurphys.com/

Jean Michel Jarre – Oxygene Part 4
http://www.jeanmicheljarre.com/

And there we have it for another shot of the Harlequins writing music!

I hope I’ve included something today that may interest everyone. I think it’s a reasonably broad selection, no? Please give each of these a try, you may find something new you like!

So, it’s time to include my social media credentials for you all! I have a Facebook page, a Twitter account and an Instagram page. Also, if you like what I do here at the asylum, please consider supporting me over at the Ko-fi page. Thanks for everything!

Until next time my friends, have a very crazy day inmates!

Hello there inmates!

I hope that you’re all having a wonderful day and week! Things are going ultra well at the asylum. I’ve honestly got nothing to complain about right now. I can’t even think of anything. This is something that I’m not used to, to be honest. I hope that you’re all getting an equally good time in your lives too. It’s important to smile in these dark times.

It’s finally time! We’ve made it to part 50 of the Harlequins writing music! I never believed that I’d make this many of these. Last week, I said that I’d do something special for this edition, but to be honest I couldn’t really think of anything. So, I thought I’d just write a little bit about myself, as dull as that may be. I will also invite any of you inmates reading to ask me anything you’d like to know about me in the comments. Sounds fun, no?

So, for anyone who is a more recent inmate. The Oldschool Harlequins real name is Jack. I’m a twenty-something oddling from the United Kingdom. I’m rather big on video games (such as Final Fantasy, Dead By Daylight, Nioh, Starcraft, among others) and music, as I tend to display here in these writing music posts. My favourite bands are probably Ghost and Poets of the Fall. I first got into writing when I was in my early school years. Starting with some very simple poems about various inane subjects. I was a big fan of fantasy stories like Tolkiens works or the Shannara series. However, I’m also a big fan of horror. Mostly because of Bram Stoker. Wink wink!

I’m a big fan of Lovecrafts work, as well Edgar Allen Poe and Tolkien. I don’t get to read as much as I’d like these days, but I’m known to have a try when I get the opportunity. I also like hiking, motorcycling and I’d be lying if I didn’t like a good beer every now and then too.

So, that’s all about that for now. I’d be very interested to see some of your questions. So, how about some music now eh? Let’s get right to it!

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

Sum 41 – Fatlip
http://www.sum41.com/

Richard Cheese – Down With The Sickness (Disturbed Cover)
https://richardcheese.com/index.html

Ladytron – Destroy Everything You Touch
http://www.ladytron.com/

A Day To Remember – All I Want
http://site.adtr.com/

Alan Walker – Alone
http://alanwalker.no/

So, there we have it for another tome of the Harlequins writing music!

Here’s hoping that you all give these artists a gander as usual. Spreading music is another passion of mine, it has to be said. I’ve rambled more than enough in this post already I fear.

I’ve got to include this shilling bit though of course! The asylum virus is alive on social media. I have a Facebook page, a Twitter account and an Instagram page. Also, if you like 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 my dear inmates!

Folks always extol the worth of certain souls,
Sportsmen and craftsmen and merchants,
Politicians and drivers and hairdressers,
They glorify the benefits these have upon their lives,
Overt blessings upon their lives,
But do think they think of the artists?
A true unifying force of human nature,

Less important?

Less palpable in their perks perhaps?
Sculpture to break up the monotony of construction,
Literature to open the mind,
Music to bring an emotive bounce to your being,
Paintings to lay bare invisible elements of the human condition,
Theatre to bring to life stories of eons,
Dancing to exhibit human beauty in mobile styles,

Less important?

Imagine your day without television or busker melodies,
Your living space without beautifying icons,
Without the great paintings of historical genius,
These may not keep your body alive,
But they breath life into your soul,
We need the arts to be human,
And not mere machines.

I do wonder to myself,
Is being nice such a strain?
All humans struggle with it,
Even this wretched clown,
Humanity is programmed to choose himself,
Niceness and generosity are akin to naivete,

But why not be a strangers sun?
Even during a stormy day,
Be a reason for someone to smile,
Give your loose change to a vagrant,
Hold the door for anybody,
Donate that stray dog a blanket,

Being nice is not a sign of weakness,
It is the strength to overlook mankind’s faults,
It could be a tiny gesture of in-consequence,
But maybe the only light someone will see,
Be the sun,
Be kind.