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Good day inmates!

I hope that you’ve all had a splendid thus far. It’s seemed like a rather slow and stressful week so far and I must confess seeing a bit of a dark cloud over my head at times. With that said though, I have been persevering and I’m not going to let the grim thoughts set in. Never again.

Well, let’s lighten the mood eh? Things at the asylum are going rather swimmingly as of this week. I know it’s silly to dwell on, but I have seen view numbers rise back to what they tended to be before the “lull” of the last couple weeks. Welcome to all of our recent inmate followers too! A cause for celebration no? How about some music?

That’s a segue you see. It’s time for another edition of the Harlequins writing music! Let’s celebrate five musical artists that I’ve listened to while writing, or even taken inspiration from directly. I hope that at least one of these fuels some your own creative pursuits my friends. Artists of all types must support each other right?

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

Jeremy Renner – Main Attraction
http://www.jeremyleerenner.com/jeremy/music

Jinjer – Pisces
http://jinjer-metal.com

Tom Walker – Leave A Light On
https://www.iamtomwalker.com

CloZee – Koto
https://m.facebook.com/CloZee/

System Of The Down – Toxicity
https://systemofadown.com/splash/

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

Some interesting artists there don’t you think? One of them is even an Avenger if i remember correctly. I’m kidding, it’s our very own Hawkeye! Quite a voice on him. Haha! Also, for some reason the social media of the artist CroZee seems to be suspended as of writing. I couldnt find any reasoning as to why. The music is still alive though eh? Here’s hoping that you give all of these artists a try. The jester in the attic would be most upset if you didn’t!

So, it’s time for my usual mumble about social media or something like that. The asylum has its own Facebook page, an Instagram page and a Twitter account. I tend to share random snippets of madness over there, as well as clues for my poems a few hours prior. If you enjoy what I do here at the asylum, please consider supporting me over at the Ko-fi page. Thank you for everything!

Until next week, have a very crazy day inmates!

Hello there inmates!

I hope that you have all been keeping safe and enjoying each day to the fullest. Another week has passed and its been quite an interesting week has it not? The US elected a new president (despite clamours of fraud), the UK has descended into a second lesser lockdown for some reason and my bike had its MOT and full service. It’s been a full one here at the asylum. My posting times have been all over the place I know, but I’m keeping my usual rate up I think. Apologies regardless.

Now on this day, it’s time for the next spurt of the Harlequins writing music! I’ve elected to create one of my single band editions once again. Showcasing a single band that I particularly enjoy and draw inspiration from. Can you guess who it is this time?

Recognise them? It’s alright if you don’t. This is Ghost. One of my favourite ever bands, despite them being a more recent discovery for my part (2-3 yeara ago). They are a metal band from Sweden that formed in 2006. They are known for their eccentric performance style and theatricality. As you can see in that photo, they focus quite a lot on their costumes. They resemble a twisted version of a catholic church group. This is deliberate. Most of their music sounds like a satanic ritual performed through the lense of Black Sabbath or Blue Oyster Cult. They satirise religion quite intentionally, highlighting the absurdity of some of its elements. I’d say some could even find this satire offensive or infantile.

I’m hardly experienced enough in musicality or instrumentation to be able to judge how the music stands up to the greats. But I find it amazing! The vocals are superb as ever. Its easy to head bang to, surprisingly easy to sing along to and also initiate the traditional air guitar move! Yet the lyrics are quite deep or nuanced when looked into. So, enough babbling from this madman, would you like to listen to some? I’ll share my six favourites as I usually do. Let’s get on to it!

So, join me as we delve into the satanic musical minds of Ghost!

Ghost – Ritual

Ghost – Witch Image

Ghost – He Is

Ghost – Year Zero

Ghost – Rats

Ghost – Cirice

So there we have it for our display of the band Ghost!

I hope that you give this band a try. They’re quite unique in my eyes and the singingis really quite grand. I’ll include the link to their website here so you can look into them further. Please do my friends!

So, here’s my usual social media bit! The asylum has a Facebook page, an Instagram account and a twitter accounta twitter account. If you enjoy what I do here at the asylum, please consider supporting me over at the Ko-fi page. Thanks for everything!

So as always, until next week have a very crazy week inmates!

Hello there inmates!

I hope you’re all having an enjoyable and safe day today! This post is a bit in the day than usual, sorry about that. I was pooped from stripping wallpaper today, so I basically passed out. I had a really nice Halloween with my significant other. We dressed up and had an enjoyable evening together. Things have been getting back up to speed here at the asylum. I’ve had the odd setback but I’m working through it. Here’s hoping that you’ve been enjoying my work in the last week. As ever I strive to do my best.

So, you know what time it is! Time for the Harlequins writing music! We are back to five separate artists. As I mentioned a week or two, it’s getting harder to think of artists that I have not yet shared with you all. But with that said, I shall persevere and bring you all musical succellence though. Its a marathon, not a sprint after all. So, lets see what our little show can come up with.

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

Fit For Rivals – Damage
https://www.freakmachinerecords.com

Architects – Animals
http://architectsofficial.com

DMX – X Gon’ Give It To Ya
https://m.facebook.com/dmx/

Rednex – Cotton-eyed Joe
http://www.rednexmusic.com

Kissing Candice – (DE)GENERATION
https://www.kissingcandice.com

So there we have it for another edition of the Harlequins writing music! I hope that you give some of these artists a try, they all deserve a fair shot. As I’ve said before, at least one of these music videos is a tad on the explicit side, so viewer beware I suppose. Life needs a bit of spice though eh?

So, its time for the little social media blurb. The asylum has a Facebook page, an Instagram page and a Twitter account. It’d be just grand if any of you inmates could follow me over on those sites as well. Also, if you enjoy what I do here at the asylum, please consider supporting me over at the Ko-fi page. Thank you as always my dear friends!

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!

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!

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!