Posts Tagged ‘Music’

The best occasion is on my twisted mind,
The chilling palpitations have arisen,
I feel my skull begin to chatter,
The night of the harvest approaches,
And my desire to get spooky has taken over,
Let’s allow our hair down and our arms to drop off,

Let us dance under the disco ball of the moon,
Our cemetery dance floor awaits,
Amidst pumpkins and fallen skulls,
Music comprised of banshee wails and lycan howls,
Bear your own skulls friends,
The party of this crazy year begins,

Passing the overbearing bouncers in hockey masks,
We drank potions of all ilks,
I did the thriller with corpses,
A karaoke duet with something from the swamp,
I won arm wrestling against the Frankensteins monster,
A witch pecked me on the cheek,

We’ll have a grand old freaky time,
Boredom will run away in terror,
So raise your claws and tentacles and brooms,
All my monster chums out there,
Happy Halloween season to my fellow freaks,
Happy Samhain.

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!

Hello there inmates!

I hope that you’re all having a wonderfully splendiferous day today! I hope you’ve all been keeping safe as well, dont make me get the cattle prod! Jokes aside, its been a reasonably busy week. Spent a great deal of time demolishing a conservatory with my dad. Its hard work, but awfully fun. Not to mention cathartic! I’ve been feeling a little disconcerted that my recent work has been a tad overly political. I was wondering if you immates felt that it was a positive or would prefer I stick to my usual bizarre lane.

I’ve finally realised just how close we are to halloween now. Ive managed to find some stuff to begin painting my face again so I can’t wait to bring the Oldschool Harlequin back to life again. Not just for halloween either! Hehe!

So its time for our next edition of the Harlequins writing music today! I must confess it is beginning to become quite a strain to drag new bands out of my head this week. Its possible I may have repeated at least one of these bands, though the importance of said songs will be no less illustrious. Just a word of warning there! Haha!

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

Dorp – London Out There
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dorp_(band)

Grendel – Timewave Zero
https://www.grendel-hq.com

King Diamond – Masquerade Of Madness
https://www.kingdiamondcoven.com

Lady Gaga – Alejandro
https://m.facebook.com/ladygaga/

Miracle Of Sound – Liquid Nights And Disco Lights
https://www.miracleofsound.rocks

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

Again, apologies if I have repeated a couple artists. I’m fairly certain that even if I have, Ive chosen different songs so that helps a bit. As always I hope you check out all of these artists and give them some love!

So, now for the social media bit. I have a prescence on multiple platforms by now. I have a Facebook page, a twitter account and an Instagram page. Also, if you enjoy what I do here at the asylum, please consider supporting me over at the Ko-fi page. Thanks for all of your support!

Until next time, have a very crazy day inmates!

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!

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!

Daily life is a cruel overlord,
And the world is a sycophantic thrall to it,
Pointed heels and crimson banners,
On a petty crusade against mans stability,
A grinder on our heads,

There is no absolute escape,
But we can always take the rear exit,
Take our hands off the wheel for a jot,
Clinch on to lunacy and escapist methods,
Rotes of digital and chemical evasion,

Play air guitars and perform in personal talent shows,
Vanish into virtual reality made by men in basements,
Sleep the suns and moons away,
Sedate your mind with bottles and needles and nicotine,
Excess by design of course,

Who needs real life?
Let that grinder have your wreck of a body,
While your mind escapes into detachment,
Fit on your spacesuit and take your umbrella,
And off into that make-believe universe of quiet.

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.

Hello there inmates!

I hope that you’re all having a wonderful day. Not to brag or anything, but I know I am. Things truly feel like they’ve been looking up recently. A new home, some actual work and a new lady friend. The most important thing is feeling a great deal more free than I have in months. Smiles all round really! I don’t exactly know how to respond at times, I’m a bit too used to things being at least semi-gloomy. Haha! So I hope that you’re all keeping safe out there in this asylum of a world. It always warms my heart to see others happy.

So, enough boasting for one day eh? It’s time for some music. The Harlequins writing music to be specific! We’re so close to 50 now, it’s insane! I really ought to think of something different to do for it next week don’t I? We’ll see!

Well, lets share some musical artists shall we? For those of you who may be new to the asylum, I’ll be showing off five artists that I like to listen to while I write or when I’m fed up of the silence. I try to keep these as varied as possible, rarely sticking to one genre. Does that sound fun? I sure hope so!

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

Portishead – Machine Gun
https://www.portishead.co.uk/

Munro – To Villains
https://www.youtube.com/c/MunroMetal/

PAIN – Shut Your Mouth
http://www.painworldwide.com/home/

The Knife – Marble House
https://theknife.net/

Broken Peach – Bad & Ghostbusters
http://brokenpeach.com/

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

I hope that you enjoy some of these artists! At least try them out eh? They all deserve the attention, to be sure. A couple of these I’ve listened to since I was a teenager, so well over a decade now. They always entertain me and I hope they do the same for you guys too!

So we come to the climax of this particular post. It’s time for some social media peddling I think! The asylum has 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 my friends!

Until next week, have a very crazy day inmates!