Posts Tagged ‘reggae’

Hello there inmates!

It’s that day of the week again! You know, the one that comes after tuesday? Wednesday, you sillies! That’s always a fun day isn’t it? Well, apart from that whole “work week” thing. Have you all been doing alright? I certainly hope so! It’s been decent here as well, I’ve got to spend a lot of time with Tash so far. She’s been looking after me a fair bit! Hehe! It’s really nice to cuddle, did you guys know that? Nobody told me! I’m sorry yet again that my responses to comments have been really slow this week. It’s just genuinely been one of those weeks that gets on top of my brain is all. I will catch up, I promise!

So, it’s the day of the Harlequins writing music! I posted my clue for the theme an teeny bit late today, but did anybody see it and guess it right? Well, it was map of a certain part of the world. It’s a place I’d like to visit one day, though I doubt it’ll ever happen. Well, let me tell you the answer. The musical theme for todays post is the Caribbean. Yes indeed! That array of magical islands in the sun. Did you know there are 16 different countries in the Caribbean? From Jamaica to Barbados, from Cuba to Saint Lucia. There is an enormous array of cultural identities. The myriad islands were “colonised” by many European countries, so linguistically the Caribbean is a hodgepodge of English, Spanish, Portuguese and Dutch, among quite a few others (including languages spoken by natives). The domestic cultures of the islands mixed with European as well as African beats has created one of the most diverse cultural and musical parts of the world. Oh yes, it’s not all Reggae you know! I’m not going to prolong this random essay any longer you know. Let’s have some fantastical music from the marvellous islands of the Caribbean.

Please join me as we delve into the musical minds of Caribbean artists the…. well, world over!

Bob Marley – Buffalo Soldier
https://www.bobmarley.com/

Cuba L.A. – Guantanamera
http://www.emersonbranmanagement.com/cuba-la

Rihanna – Man Down
http://www.rihannanow.com/

Inner Circle – Sweat (A La La Long)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inner_Circle_(band)

Angelique Klooster – Mi Orashon
https://www.facebook.com/Angeliqueklo/

And there we have it once again! You just know I had to include Bob Marley, it’s the law! The islands of the Caribbean have these and much more to offer in their music. I couldn’t possibly include artists from each and every island, as wonderful as that would be. I hope that you guys enjoy the choices I’ve made here this week, and go and show your love to each of these artists. They all deserve it! Have any of you been to the Caribbean? What was it like? I’d really like to know.

Ahh yes, before I forget, social media stuff. The asylum here has a page over on Facebook, an account on Instagram and an account over on Twitter. I share random stuff over on those sites every now and then and I also share clues to my poems a few hours before time. Also, if you 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!

Good day inmates!

How are you all on this fine day? I’m doing quite well myself. Been enjoying the warmer weather, though it’s not been overly sunny. It’s that kind of storm-prone heat that we get here every summer. I imagine that’s hardly unique to England, but there you go. I’ve felt my previous weeks worth of poems has been better than my average. I’ve felt more proud than usual, which is always hard to believe. I’ve certainly appreciated the lovely comments this week and again I apologise for sometimes being a bit slow to reply.

So, part 90 of the Harlequins writing music eh? It’s hard to believe we have come this far. You know you guys are welcome to suggest I stop right? Haha! Anybody that read last weeks edition would be unsurprised to hear about todays musical theme. I felt it was suitable to use the same clue again. Do you remember what it was? Well my friends, it was the glorious season of summer! It’s a great time of year to party, it’s a great time of year to make music of a more positive vibe, it’s a great time of year just all around. I can’t just listen to depressing music all year round you know?

So, want to hear five more music choices to represent the sublime summer months? I promise I won’t repeat artists from last week!

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

Reel Big Fish – Sell Out
http://www.reel-big-fish.com/

Rihanna – Don’t Stop The Music
http://www.rihannanow.com/

Childish Gambino – Feels Like Summer
https://donaldgloverpresents.com/

Calvin Harris – Summer
http://calvinharris.com/

Beres Hammond – Feel Good
https://www.vprecords.com/beres-hammond/

So there we have it! How was that eh? Some nice both dancey and chilled summer songs for all of you to enjoy. I think I got a greater variety than last week, to be honest. You know I had to include some reggae in there, didn’t you? I hope you check out all of these artists, particularly ones you’re less familiar with. You will not be disappointed!

So, I need to include some social media spiel here now as always. This here asylum has a page over on Facebook, an account on Instagram and an account on Twitter as well. As always, if you 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!