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Hey there inmates!

How’s your week going so far? Got over your Halloween blues? I for one am missing it terribly. I had an amazing weekend with some equally amazing friends and I’ll remember it for a while. I hope that all of your weekends were as joyous. I’m still not feeling completely 100% as this week has ground on, but I’m surviving. It’s allowed me plenty of time to think about writing subjects unimpeded. I hope that has shown through the poems this week.

As for todays post though, it’s time for the Harlequins writing music once again. I posted a clue for the theme over on my social media earlier on today. Did any of you see it? If not, I sincerely hope that you’ll consider following me over on those sites too. There’ll be links at the end of the post. Anyways, todays musical theme is machinery!

Yep, that manmade marvel that makes the human world go round! It is part of all of our lives, I’d say almost as much as more “techy” pieces of apparatus. Shifting gears, winding cogs and pistons. They aren’t seen as often, but are always working behind the scenes. In our automobiles, our elevators, our bridges. Musically, the magic of machines has inspired all sorts, even a genre or two. Ever heard of Steampunk or Dieselpunk for example? The rhythmic drum of engines, combined with mathematics and industry can inspire musical structure, as well as musical subject matter. Let’s see if I can demonstrate what I mean…

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

Fear Factory – Linchpin

Battles – Atlas

Daft Punk – Robot Rock

Steam Powered Giraffe – Brass Goggles

Wintergatan – Marble Machine

And there we have it once again! Let me know how much you enjoy these choices, or if you didn’t as well of course! I think I managed to get a pretty varied selection this week, while keeping fairly tightly to the theme. What do you think? Oh also, be sure to check out all of these artists if you get a chance, they all deserve the attention!

Speaking of attention, I mentioned social media earlier. The asylum has a page over on Facebook of course, an account on Instagram and a page over on Twitter. Please consider following me over on those pages too, it really helps me out. Also, if you really 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!

I hope you’re all having a truly excellent day today! I’m doing fine as well, thanks for asking. Was that you? I have no idea, it’s appreciated either way. It’s been a fairly bog-standard week so far, with no major events to speak of. With that said, I’ve been very much enjoying reading the comments all of you lovely people have been leaving me recently. It makes me so happy to actually converse with people about the stuff I’ve written. It still always makes my dark little heart skip when I see people actually responding and such. A big thank you to all of you!

So, you know what day it is. Why, it’s Wednesday! That means it’s time for the Harlequins writing music once again. Despite the theme of the previous two editions, I decided to go with a new subject this week. It can’t all be summer sun and parties you know! No, the theme for today is quite different. And no, it’s not related to the football. I may be British, but I’m not interested in whichever flavoured team is kicking the pigs bladder this day or that. I don’t watch it and I don’t really know anything about it. So, that’s that! Haha! So, the theme for today. Did anybody guess from the clue today?

Well, the theme for today is sort of a mix. The theme is both technology and robotics. From science fiction, to the devices we use every day, to electronic/disco and all the way across the aisle to hackers and cyberpunk. Technology inspires music all the time, both in style and in creative methods. So, this can be an extremely broad theme I suppose. I think I’ll avoid my usual nonsensical spiel about the particulars of how technology inspires music artists simply because I’d be here typing for days! You’re here for the music, so you shall have the music! Let’s see what we have today!

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

Grendel – Timewave Zero

Jamiroquai – Virtual Insanity

Daft Punk – Technologic

Munro – IRL.exe

Flight Of The Conchords – The Humans Are Dead

And there we have it!

That was a rather wacky arrangement of artists wasn’t it? I think that may be one of the more varied selections I’ve done for a little while, at least in terms of genre. I hope that you guys enjoy at least most of these choices this week and check out the artists on their pages too. They all deserve the love! Use your technology to show them how much you like their technological music eh?

So, I really ought to include some social media nonsense eh? Well, the asylum has a page over on Facebook, an account on Instagram and what do you know?! An account on Twitter as well! Also, if you enjoy what I do here at the asylum, please consider supporting me over on the Ko-Fi page! Cheers for everything!

Until next week, have a very crazy day inmates!

Hello there inmates!

I hope you’re all having a wonderfully mad day. It’s been something of a busy week, between writing and real life work. Regrettably, life is always the greatest obstacle to writing, this profession we all love. If reality is a maze, then literary art is the treasure and life is the Minotaur. I’ve been getting plenty of poems out and I aim to keep this current pace up! I’m quite happy with how my recent poems have gone so far and I like to think people seem to be liking them a lot. So that’s good! It’s nice to get pleasant comments from you lovely people. Hopefully soon I’ll also get around to continuing with my Daetrolos and Asylum Mythos writing, if anybody reading remembers those. Hehe.

It’s time for part 17 of the Harlequins writing music! Today I will have another list of five bands that I like to listen to while I write. Occasionally I dance around the room while these are playing, but keep that to yourself! I also tend to sit back and relax while I play this music, which helps enormously when I’m trying to come up with new ideas for a poem or story. As always, the music I listen to comes from a great variety of genres. I try not to limit myself to one kind of music. Inspiration comes from the most unexpected of places after all.

Now, let us delve into the musical minds of exalted artists the world over!

Blue Oyster Cult – Don’t Fear The Reaper

Poldoore – Solstice

16 Volt – Suffering You

Metallica – Enter Sandman

Daft Punk – Around The World

So there we have it for another volume of the Harlequins writing music! I hope that you’ve enjoyed my choices of music in this edition. I encourage you to check them all out, even if you don’t typically enjoy certain genres. You may yet be surprised! An open mind is a creative mind.

There was one other thing I wanted to talk about quickly here at the end. I’ve been considering changing from a free plan on WordPress to a paid one. The opportunity to have my own web address/domain and eliminating advertisements are pleasing as it is, but I want to know about other benefits of doing this. Is it likely to increase traffic at all? Is it expensive? I was hoping anybody reading this would be able to tell me if it’s worth forking out money for the blog. I was hoping somebody who has a paid account could tell me how it’s helped or hindered them. Basically, I just want to know if it’s a good idea or not. If there are any good web-Samaritans out there, let me know in the comments. Thank you so much.

I hope you all have a very crazy day inmates!