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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

Cuba L.A. – Guantanamera

Rihanna – Man Down

Inner Circle – Sweat (A La La Long)

Angelique Klooster – Mi Orashon

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

Rihanna – Don’t Stop The Music

Childish Gambino – Feels Like Summer

Calvin Harris – Summer

Beres Hammond – Feel Good

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!

Good day inmates!

How are you all doing? Been having an eventful week? That’s just grand! I’ve gotten round to typing up this post a little late in the day this time as I’ve been a tad busy. Sorry about that! I’m still rather amazed I’ve managed to post every day since February last year. It’s one of the few things I’m really proud of. Anybody have any particular writing achievements that they are proud of? I’d love to hear about it!

So, another edition of the Harlequins writing music eh? I imagine that’s what you’re here for. That’s great to hear! Well, did anybody happen to see the clue I posted on social media earlier on today? It was a slightly more obvious one that previous iterations I felt. Well, here goes! The theme for our writing music choices today is drinking! Oh yes indeed! Music and alcohol just go hand in hand don’t they? From pub songs to tunes about the social aspects of drinking to more negative songs about the depressive effects of booze.

Drinking has a culture all of its own. Particularly over here in the UK, it’s almost used as the sole basis of socialising. Everyone tends to be giddy and free-speaking when they’ve got a pint in their hand. I no longer partake myself, as it happens. Naturally, it has inspired many artists to write about their explorations through drunkenness or certain events/conquests that occurred during a binge. It could be as simple as songs designed to played in a pub or club. It could be a song about the negative side of alcohol; the violence or sickness. I’ve picked five songs that I feel represent our theme today in a number of different ways. Anybody want to get down to some real “party” tunes eh?

Once again, join me as we delve into the musical minds of drinking artists the world over!

The Rumjacks – An Irish Pub Song

Chumbawamba – Tubthumping

Disturbed – A Reason To Fight

Rihanna – Cheers (I’ll Drink To That)

Jackson Taylor & The Sinners – Whiskey Drinking Song

And there we have it! Cheers!

How was that eh? Do you think I’ve captured the essence of drinking with these choices? As always, I could have chosen so many others as well. Five is just a tad too limiting isn’t it? Well for now, it’s the most I think I could do, otherwise I’d be here all day doing this and that is a bit too much don’t you reckon? I hope you enjoyed these choices and check out these artists, they always deserve the attention. Raise a glass to them eh?

So, how about some social media spiel? The asylum has a presence on Facebook, an account over on Instagram and an account on Twitter too! Also, if you like 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 crazy day inmates!

Hello there inmates!

I hope you’re all having a marvellous day today! Things have been looking up fairly consistently this last week. Both in terms of finding work and in my personal life. With that said, it may be unclear that things have been positive with the few poems I’ve written the last few days. Fear not however, I am doing alright. I merely have drawn inspiration from the darker side of the psyche! Haha! As for the blog, things are great to be quite frank. Ive been, as always, very humbled by the responses I’ve been receiving for them.

So it’s time for the next rendition of the Harlequins writing music. Still crawling up to part 50. I decided to do something a tad different in this particular instance. Instead of sharing five general artists I like listening to, I’m going to share five cover songs that I really enjoy. These may be from artists I’ve shown before, but the covers they’ve created. I think it takes real talent to take a song (occasionally a very famous one), and make it your own. I feel it can go wrong very easily. So, lets see how they do eh?

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

Marilyn Manson – Tainted Love (Soft Cell Cover)

Frog Leap Studios – Thriller (Michael Jackson Cover)

Steam Powered Giraffe – Diamonds (Rihanna Cover)

Breed 77 – Zombie (The Cranberries Cover)

Ghost – Here Comes The Sun (The Beatles Cover)

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

Some good songs there eh? In a few instances, I actually prefer them to the originals. I understand that may be anathema to some of your ears but am I not an honest clown? Regardless, I feel it is worth giving all of these artists a chance. Whether it be their covers or their own original works. Go for it!

As you may have read somewhere before, the asylum has some social media platforms. I have a Facebook page, a twitter account and an Instagram page. It’d be grand if any of gorgeous inmates could follow me over there too! Oh, and as always, if you enjoy what I do here at the asylum, please consider supporting me over on the Ko-fi page! Youre all breathtaking!

Until next time, have a very crazy day inmates!