Posts Tagged ‘Mr Strange’

Hello inmates!

Ahh, my own mad family! How are you all doing there? Having a decent week so far? I’m certainly hoping so! I’ve had a bit of a rough one all things considered. My bike is having some mechanical issues again unfortunately and just to top it all off, as I write this there is a pretty significant rainstorm. So that’s fun. Oh well, here’s hoping that things will improve over the next few days. On the plus side, I’ve been mostly happy with the writing I’ve concocted thus far. I especially felt that the poem “Fight” needed to be written. Purely as my own form of support to the women who are being attacked by their own representatives over in Texas. It’s like the dark ages all over again. I find it all very disturbing indeed!

Anyway, enough about that for the time being. It’s part one hundred of the Harlequins writing music today! That’s something to be happy about right? I’ll ignore those crickets I can hear and assume you all are celebrating along with me. Did anybody manage to ascertain what the theme today is? Did anybody see the clue on social media? Well let me tell you what todays theme is eh? The theme today is family!

Yep, family. We pretty much all have them, in a myriad of different forms. Whether it be the ye olde traditional nuclear family, just an simple childless couple, A group of friends or colleagues, a lady and her cat and all manner of other possibilities. Many people over history have written songs about those closest to them, many times being their families or friends. Family can mean all sorts of things. There’s ups and downs in every familial group, as you can all attest. Even simply people of similar mindsets or interests could be considered a family. Does anybody want to hear some songs that I consider family-oriented? Even though the meaning of family can differ so harshly! Let’s give it a try eh?

Join me as we delve into the musical minds of family-oriented artists the world over!

Twisted Family – The Shanklin Freak Show
https://www.facebook.com/Official.Mr.Strange

If We Have Each Other – Alec Benjamin
https://www.alecbenjamin.com/

Matricide – Munro
https://www.facebook.com/BeholdMunro/

Family – The Chainsmokers
https://thechainsmokers.com/

All Of Me – John Legend
https://www.johnlegend.com/biggerlovetour/

And there ya go my friends! What do you think of these choices eh? Quite a varied pack of musicians don’t you think? All different outlooks on what family mean. As Vin Diesel once said, family is everything. Or something like that. I don’t watch many movies. The point being, family is important. We’re social creatures, we need each other and, at the end of the day, aren’t we all one big human family on this Earth? In this asylum? Please give these artists a gander for me eh? They all deserve the attention, they are all very talented. In my eyes at least.

Let’s have some social media nonsense eh? The asylum has a page over on Facebook, an account over on Instagram and account on Twitter as well. Please go over and follow me on those sites, Every view and like or follow helps more than you know! If you enjoy what I do here at the asylum, please consider supporting me over on the Ko-Fi page! Thanks for everything my friends and happy part 100!

Until next week, have a very crazy day inmates!

Hello there inmates!

I hope you’re all having a wonderfully mad day today. I hope you’re also enjoying the dwindling days of October as well. It’s hard to believe November is so close already. But you know what that means! Halloween is near as well! My favourite day of the year. I’d happily give up Christmas for a second Halloween and no that is not a joke. Haha! As you may be able to tell, I’m feeling much better from my little slump last week. I’m still not quite sure what caused that but I’m glad its been given its marchin orders.

So things here at the asylum have been performing much the same as usual. Traffic seems to be down a bit at the moment which is a pity but I suppose things just go like that sometimes. As long as I’m not irritating folks with my work recently or something. I’d feel very bad in that situation.

So, with that aside, it’s time for this weeks edition of the Harlequins writing music! As halloween is fast approaching I figured I would create a “spooky” themed list today. I’m going to include six (yes that’s right, six!) of the freakiest and scariest artists that I could think of. We need some unsettling imagery in this place! Some of these are likely to be artists that I’ve shared before. Lets get some interesting music videos going eh?

Join me this Halloween eve week as we delve into the musical minds of scary artists the world over!

Mushroomhead – Graveyard Du Jour
http://www.mushroomhead.com

God Module – Spooky
http://www.godmodule.org

Mr. Strange – Last Ride/Road To Ruin
http://www.mrstrangemedia.com

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

Marilyn Manson – The Dope Show
https://marilynmanson.com

Broken Peach – Bad & Ghostbusters
https://m.facebook.com/thebrokenpeach/

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

That last one was sort of a joke. A very good song, but hardly threatening. I’m a big fan of all of these artists and I think they all deserve just all of the love. Give a clown a hand would you? Check them all out, you’ll not be disappointed. Everyone needs a bit of fear in their lives, no? Especially at Halloween!

So, heres the usual social media spiel! I have a Facebook page for the asylum, an Instagram page and a Twitter account. I share random photos from my mad life and also include clues for my poems a few hours ahead of their release. Also, if you enjoy what I do here at the asylum, please consider supporting me over at the Ko-fi page. Cheers and I doff my hat to you!

Until next week, have a great Halloween inmates!

Hello there inmates!

One hopes you’re all having a great day today! There isn’t very much to report of the asylum front. Things are running smoothly, at a fair rate of knots. I’ve actually been really quite happy with my last few poems, which is a rarity for me I can tell you for nothing. I’ve been sleeping a fair bit better the last week or so though, so that has definitely been a significant morale boost as well. Routine. Routine. Routine.

And as always, i’ve been humbled and charmed by the incomparable kindness of my fellow inmates! Your comments really do bring a smile to this old painted face. It has caused quite a contented chuckle from the other voices as well. We love you guys!

So, it’s time for part 33 of the Harlequins writing music! I have decided to do something a tiny bit different today. I’m still going to include five different musical artists, but this time all of the songs I pick will be covers. I find a good cover gives a new meaning and life to even an archaic song. The context could even change, a twist on the original. They most certainly have merit in my eyes. That is not to say that songs are bad because they’re older though of course! You can always have both! Here’s a few of my favourites!

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

Johnny Cash – Hurt (Nine Inch Nails cover)

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Mr Strange – It’s A Sin (Pet Shop Boys cover)
http://www.mrstrangemedia.com/

Frog Leap Studios – Duality (Slipknot Cover)

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Disturbed – The Sound Of Silence (Simon and Garfunkel Cover)
https://www.disturbed1.com/

Machinae Supremacy – Gimme More (Sid) [Britney Spears Cover]
https://www.machinaesupremacy.com/

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

I hope that you enjoy all of these covers today my fellow inmates! I just fancied doing something a tad different for this weeks writing music post. As always, I hope you give each of these artists a try, whether it be their covers or original songs.

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 time, I shall bid you a good day, doff my hat to you and wish you a very crazy day inmates!

Good day inmates!

I hope you’re all having a good day. Mine has been an interesting one too. I overslept once again and forgot my medication. It’s been something of a trend this week unfortunately. But on the plus side, I’ve gotten a few poems out that i’m really happy with. In particular my most recent one “The Enclave” as it’s quite dear to my heart. This place I’m allowed to live in is full of the nicest and quirkiest characters I’ve ever known. The poem was a sort of “THANK YOU!!” to them.

So here we are with another edition of the Harlequins writing music. I’ve decided to do something slightly different for this particular volume. Something very strange you could say. I’ve decided to highlight a specific artist whom I admire and listen to almost daily. Drumroll please…

It is none other than Mr Strange! This glamourous artist has inspired me countless times. Their views on society and individuality are right up my alley. I’ve followed them since the days they were known as the Shanklin Freak Show! Their bizarre look and general oddity is a constant source of delight for me. I’ll be sharing five of their songs which I consider the best, though I’d suggest listening to everything they’ve produced!

So, join me as delve into the deviant minds of Mr Strange!

Mr Strange – Lizard Man

Mr Strange – Do It Like Pete Burns

The Shanklin Freak Show – The Last Show On Earth

Mr Strange – Exile

Mr Strange – Contact

So there we have it for yet another volume of the Harlequins writing music! As anyone who has read one of these posts before should know, I always include a link to an artists website or general webpage. This one shall be no different. You can find Mr Strange at https://www.facebook.com/Official.Mr.Strange/. I certainly hope you all give them a listen! They’re truly something else!

As for me, I shall bid you adieu and I have a very crazy day inmates!

Good day inmates!

I hope you’re all having an enormously crazy day! It’s time for another chapter of the Harlequins writing music. I can’t believe I’ve actually created 10 of these posts. I was half expecting somebody to have told me to shut up about my music taste after the first chapter! I’ve been quite busy on getting some new poems and other miscellaneous writings complete this week. This music has helped enormously! I can’t really imagine writing in silence anymore.

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

Mr. Strange – Twisted Family
http://www.mrstrangemedia.com/

Skillet – Monster
http://www.skillet.com/

The Tenth Stage – Cinderella’s Revenge
http://www.thetenthstage.com/

Knife Party – Bonfire
http://knifeparty.com/

Apocalyptica – Fade to Black
http://www.apocalyptica.com/en/

And there we have it for another edition of the Harlequins writing music! I don’t think I’d be anywhere near as willing to write as much as I do without my musical backdrop. I gives me ideas, it keeps me calm and it is quite simply something I enjoy. It is almost like an unseen assistant. As always, check out all of these bands. I try to keep these lists reasonably varied so hopefully there will be something you’ll enjoy regardless what you’re musical creed is. Thank you for reading my friends!

Have a very crazy day inmates!