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Good day inmates!

How does the week find you so far? Keeping warm I hope. Keeping those artistic vibes going strong too I hope. It’s gotten bloody chilly here, I tell you. I wouldn’t say it exactly feels like full-on winter just yet, but it’s certainly autumnal. I don’t like the cold, have I ever mentioned that? I rarely do well in the winter. Still, at least I’m not unwell anymore right? The cough is hanging on by a thread, but all is clear apart from that.

So, for todays post you know what to expect by now I’d hope. That’s right! It’s the Harlequins writing music once again. I think I’ve got an interesting one for you guys this week. I was torn between a few different subjects, but settled on this one eventually. Did anybody see the clue earlier? Not too subtle I suppose.

Well, that’s me attempting to demonstrate a little bit of our musical theme today. Today’s musical theme is Goth! I don’t look all that goth in that photo, but you get the idea. This much-maligned (wrongfully so) subculture is a melting pot of artistic ideas. From the fashion to the music, the ideals to the attitudes. Goth is a fascinating scene and something I’m quite fond of personally. But you didn’t come here for a lesson on Goth did you? No, you’ve come for music and that is an area where I feel goth excels. Stereotypically you may think of your average screaming death metal band, but goth is so much more than that. It has propagated into genres of all kinds. You still get your metal bands, but you can find gothic electronica, gothic orchestral numbers and even gothic rappers. Or alternative, if you prefer. Want to hear some? Go on, treat yourself.

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

Dead Lights – The Host

Cradle Of Filth – Nymphetamine

Tiamat – Cain

$uicideboy$ – Antartica

Type O Negative – I Don’t Wanna Be Me

And there we have it once again! I hope you enjoy my choices this week. I realise that what people consider “gothic” can vary quite radically from person to person, but I consider all of these artists gothic in their own ways. They exemplify the mindset in my opinion. I hope you guys check out each of these artists and let me know what you think. They all deserve the attention!

And speaking of attention, come and look at my social media! The asylum has a page over on Facebook, an account on Twitter and a page over on Instagram. Please consider following me over on those eh? Also, if you enjoy what I do here at the asylum, please also consider supporting me over on the Ko-Fi page. Thanks for everything!

Until next week, have a very crazy day inmates!

Hello again inmates!

I hope that I find you all on a good day. Things have been going rather swimmingly here at the asylum this week. The weather has been a tad on the bipolar side, but it’s been warm enough at least. I’ve gotten outside more than last week, so there’s a positive. The poetical muse has been working overtime as well, I seem to be having more ideas than I have writing paper right now. Better than the other way around I suppose.

On another positive note, I made some new friends this week. Some kindred souls from across the world. This group of people have been a real morale boost for the last week or so. It’s almost been like joining a support group actually. Almost a internet family in some respects. I’m not sure where I was going with this particular point, but I simply wanted to include a thank you to any of those guys who may be reading. Hehe!

So, it’s time for part 32 of the Harlequins writing music! It’s rather amazing that i’m still able to think of musical artists to include in these posts. I clearly have been listening to far too much over the years. Here’s hoping that I include something for everyone eh?

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

Heart – Barracuda

Nina Chuba – I Can’t Sleep

Puddles Pity Party – Helena

Cradle Of Filth – Nymphetamine Fix

Semblant – What Lies Ahead

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

I don’t think i’ve had a selection quite that radically varied before. Extreme metal at one end and soft acoustic vocals at the other. It’s just what I love about music though, it comes from all sorts of places and all sorts of people. There is merit in all of it!

Once again, if you like what I do here at the asylum, please consider supporting me over at the Ko-Fi page! Thanks for all the support!

Until next week, I shall bid you auf wiedersehen and hope you have a very crazy day inmates!