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Hello there inmates!

I hope that the day finds you all well and making the most of every hour! It’s been a rather mundane week, but its allowed me to find some curious subjects for poems. I was particularly happy with ‘Hood’ which comes from my interest in military history and ‘Bloodied Asphalt’ which was inspired by a news story here on the island this week. A little different from my recent stuff I feel! Hope it’s been enjoyable!

So, here’s another edition of the Harlequins writing music! It’s going to be another smorgasbord of musical artists for you people to get down and arty with! It’ll be five artists again this week. Let’s see what I came up with this time eh? I can barely contain the anticipation of what past-me came with!

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

Coyote Kisses – Six Shooter
https://bassmusic.fandom.com/wiki/Coyote_Kisses

Serj Tankian – Empty Walls
https://serjtankian.com/

Port Sulphur Band – Rise Up Dead Man
https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCdH8YP4UmTlnBNS3Zs6HlQQ

Initial D – Running In The 90s
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maurizio_De_Jorio

Smashing Pumpkins – Bullet With Butterfly Wings
https://smashingpumpkins.com/

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

Some curious choices there no? There was one in particular that was a slight nuisance to find the information for and that was the Initial D one. You see, Initial D is actually a manga/anime/movie that quite a few eurodance tracks are attributed to, including this one. However the actual artist is the Italian man I have linked to. Just to clear up any confusion.

So, I’m going to move on to my social media nonsense now. The asylum has a page on Facebook, and account over on Instagram and even a page on Twitter. It would help me a lot if you glorious people could come follow/like me if you enjoy my work. Also, if you enjoy what I do here at the asylum, please consider supporting me over at the Ko-fi page! Thank you for everything!

So, much gratitude to you fine folks and until next week, have a very crazy day inmates!

Hello there inmates!

It’s that time of the week again! Hope you’re all having a beautiful time and keeping each other safe. It’s been a cold one, though it’s apparantly forecast to warm up here in the UK. I’ll believe it when I see it of course! It’s hardly a thing to be expected in this very grey nation! Haha!

So, todays post has an element of synchronicity to it. We’re getting started with the 70s now. Not the decade mind you. As you may remember, it was part 70 of the Harlequins writing music last week. So, what’s synchronous Harley? Well, let me learn ya! A few days ago, I also realised that I have just passed 700 total posts on the blog since it was spawned. Granted a few are reblogs, but still the vast majority are not. It appears that I write too much! Haha! Too many sevens! I dont know what that means, but it was an amusing realisation on my part. Is there a meaning do you think?

Well, let’s leave all of that and share some musical artists to create art to eh? You came here for music today! Join me as we delve into the musical minds of ecstatic artists the world over!

Dead Lights – The Host
https://www.deadlights.band

Dio – Holy Diver
http://www.ronniejamesdio.com

Junior Senior – Move Your Feet
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Junior_Senior

The Raconteurs – Steady As She Goes
https://www.theraconteurs.com

Sick Puppies – You’re Going Down
http://sickpuppies.com

And there you have it for another edition of the Harlequins writing music!

So how about that? A decent variety there, though in hindsight it doesn’t seem as varied as previous posts. Regardless, I do hope that you enjoy these choices and go and give them some love. They definitely all deserve it! I’ll try to make next weeks post as wacky as possible. Oh, I do love wacky music!

So, I’ll drop my social media stuff here too as usual. The asylum has a Facebook page, an Instagram account and a twitter account. It’d be so helpful if any of you would come over and drop a like/follow. It really helps me out! Also, if you enjoy what I do here at the asylum, please consider supporting me over at the Ko-fi page! Thank you for everything!

So, until next week, have a very crazy day inmates!

Good day inmates!

How are you all doing? Having a productive week? One hopes so. One hopes you’ve all been giving time to your internal voices and spawning art into the world. I think expression of ones soul (however odd) is the greatest gift a person can give to the world. Why am I saying any of this? I’m not too sure myself, I simply surmise I had it on my mind this morning and had to get it out. I’ve been in a mighty emotional and sentimental mood this week, hence the poem yesterday in particular. We all have those times though eh?

So, paint me pink and call me a panther! Can you believe it? Part seventy of the Harlequins writing music! To think I didn’t stop these after the first five or so. Haha! I’ll be sharing five more artists today that I enjoy listening to while I’m trying to write and when I’m staring at the ceiling thinking! As always, I try to vary these at least a little bit. Nobody wants to stick holdfastly to one genre surely! Variety is the spice of life and all that. Enough babble, want some music? Let’s go!

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

5 Seconds Of Summer – Youngblood
https://www.5sos.com

Passion Pit – Sleepyhead
http://www.passionpitmusic.com

Timbaland – Morning After Dark
http://www.timbaland.com

Orbit Culture – Saw
https://m.facebook.com/OrbitCulture

Gloryhammer – Hootsforce
https://gloryhammer.com

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

What did you guys think of of that then? Quite a mix this week eh? One of these bands (Orbit Culture) I only found this week as well, so that was a great find. I hope you all give these artists a gander and show your love. They all deserve the exposure I feel. Hopefully there’s something for everyone here today.

So, let’s get this social media spiel aout of the way eh? The WorldOfHarley has a page on Facebook, I have an account on Twitter and an page over on Instagram as well! Come show your love to the asylum! Also, if you enjoy what I do here at the asylum, please consider supporting me over at the Ko-fi page! Thanks for everything!

So, until next week, have a very crazy day inmates!

Good day inmates!

I hope that everyone has been keeping well and safe this last week. It’s been a reasonablly uneventful week for myself, but I’ve been making the most of it. I guess it can’t be a historically groundbreaking week every time eh? That would get dull. It’s felt like a slow week so far, it feels like an eternity since the weekend already. I’m not quite sure why myself. I’m missing Tash and socialising in general I think, this whole plague business has really sent life as we knew it up the creek.

But enough of all that, how about todays post? Well it’s wednesday my dudes, and that means it’s time for another visitation of the Harlequins writing music! I’ve actually been going out of my way to find some new artists this previous week. Partly forthis post, but also because it’s a hobby of mine to descend down musical rabbit holes and see what hellscapes and wonderlands I find. Would you like to see five artists that I have come up with? Of course you do!

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

Palaye Royale – Lonely
https://www.palayeroyale.com

Skrillex – Summit
https://skrillex.com/pages/home

Trans-Siberian Orchestra – Mephistopheles
https://www.trans-siberian.com

B.o.B – I’ll Be In The Sky
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/B.o.B

Malukah – The Wolven Storm (Cover)
https://www.malukah.com

And there we have it for another week!

A bit of a varied selection there, no? Merely a small showing of the artists that entertain and inspire me with their tones. I hope you check out all of these yourselves and maybe even find a new favourite. They all deserve the love.

On a minor side note, a query. I’ve been trying to think of some way to expand the reach of the blog or have some different stuff up here at the asylum (and failing miserably!). I’ve more or less hit an internal wall. Would any of you beautiful people have any ideas for me? Or words of encouragement?

So, it’s time or my usual social media spiel! The asylum has a presence in a few corners of the web. I have a page on Facebook which you should totally come and like. I have an Instagram account and an account on twitter. We have some fun over there at times! Also, as always, if you enjoy what I do here at the asylum, please consider supporting me over at the Ko-fi page! Cheers my friends!

Until next week, have a very crazy day inmates!

Hello there inmates!

One hopes that you’re all having an excellent time at the moment. It’s been a fairly average week for us here at the asylum. Not really a great deal to report if I’m honest. Unfortunately I fear that is going to be the general theme of 2021. Call me negative, but all evidence is pointing thusly so far. It does mean getting writing done has been rather easy. When you have nothing going on, it is rather easy to find time. I’ve actually been especially proud of some of the recent poems I’ve summoned from the dark beyond.

Well, you know what day it is! Wednesday! So, that means it’s time for the next visitation of the Harlequins writing music. For anyone who is unaware of these posts, I’ll be sharing five music artists that I enjoy listening to and drawing inspiration from. Ill be including links so you can all explore these artists yourself, and who knows, maybe disover a new favourite. You never know eh?

So, without further delay, join me as we delve into the musical minds of excellent artists the world over!

Fist Of Five – Washed It Away
https://www.fistoffive.com

Yellowcard – Gifts And Curses
http://www.yellowcardrock.com

Battles – Atlas
https://www.bttls.com

Alter Bridge – Metalingus
https://alterbridge.com

Haddaway – What Is Love
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haddaway

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

So how about that eh? Some curious choices there, don’t you think? I hope that you all check out these artists and give them some love. As alway, I feel that they all deserve it. I’ve tried to vary it as much as possible to hopefully interest as many of you lovely people as possible.

So, how about some social media links eh? I have a prescence on Facebook, an account over on Instagram and an account on Twitter. Show me some love over there eh? I post all sorts of random stuff on there, as well as clues for my poems a few hours before they’re posted. As always, if you enjoy what I do here at the asylum, please consider supporting me over at the Ko-fi page! Cheers for everything!

Until next week, have a very crazy day inmates!

Good day inmates!

I hope that you’re all surviving out there in this crazy world of ours. I hope that you’re all keeping your heads intact. We don’t need more poor souls falling off the wagon. The world has more than enough suffering. I’d like to congratulate Mr Biden for his inauguration and I pray that he will bring dignity and decency back to the United States. He has something of a hill to climb I fear. Still, I remain optimistic for my American friends.

On another positive note: FREEDOM! I’m no longer subject to a self-isolation. Everyone in the household is safe and well. I can see the shops and sky again! Within safety guidelines of course!

So, it’s time for another display of the Harlequins writing music! I’ll be sharing five artists that I enjoy listening to while writing and often inspire poems themselves. Not a single artist post this week. I’m hoping to knock it out of the park this week with some weird and wonderful music for us all to vibe to, as the younglings say!

So, here goes. Join me as we delve into the musical minds of enchanting artists the world over!

Elena Siegman – Beauty Of Annihilation
https://m.facebook.com/elenasiegman/

Blue October – Hate Me
http://www.blueoctober.com

Imagine Dragons – Demons
https://www.imaginedragonsmusic.com

DREAMDNVR – Amnesia
https://m.facebook.com/dreamdnvr/

Apocalypse Orchestra- The Garden Of Earthly Delights
http://www.apocalypseorchestra.com

So, that’s all of our wondrous tunes today inmates!

I hope that at least one of these artists draws your imagination in. Maybe a tune inspires a new piece of art from you. I urge you all to check out each of them, they all deserve the attention. Check out their songs and if you happen to find a new addiction, go give them some love on their page eh?

I suppose it’s time for my social media spiel. The asylum has a prescence on Facebook, I have an Instagram account and a page over on Twitter. As always, if you enjoy what I do here at the asylum, please consider supporting me over at the Ko-fi page. Cheers for everything!

Until next week, have a very crazy day inmates!

Aboard this airship of rigging and iron,
A wrecked vessel of steam and gunpowder,
We are pirates of the stratosphere,
Scorching a tyrannical smile across the skies,
Spying our next lost mark,
Our next banquet of blood and swag,

Amidst cranking gears and screeching pistons,
Both vessel and crew are shrouded in man-made fog,
Half-mad and mostly intoxicated,
We are heavily armed corvids of crime,
Come to pick clean the iron bones of helpless shipping,
Errantly the pilot guns the behemoths engine,

So load you brass pistol,
Fasten your goggles,
Brandish your hungering cutlass,
And take this rope,
Swing onwards to glory and riches,
Or a hundred mile drop to oblivion.

Good day inmates!

I hope you’re all having a wonderful today my friends and I hope you’re all keeping safe as well. Its been an interesting week here at thr asylum. I’ve had to isolate due to somebody else testing positive for the grand old plague. Quite an inconvenience, but at leaat I’m always in the warm. I do like the warm. Haha!

So, its time for another edition of the Harlequins writing music today. However, as I mentioned last week, I wanted to focus on a single musical artist instead of multiple. To shine the eerie spotlight on an artist whom I particularly like to listen to. Especially if I find the artist inspiring or otherwise unique. For this instance, I have decided to share Ghostemane with you all.

Now, Ghostemane is a curious American mix of a rapper and an industrial metal artist. I was introduced to his music by a close friend early in 2019 and my interest in his work has only increased. It’s strange because I am not typically too big on hip-hop or rap, though I find his music quite different. Indeed its rappy, but it has previous intense gothic and industrial overtones with subjects like serial killers, demons, mysticism and astrology. Many of his songs are quite explicit and even violent, as you’ll soon witness. Another aspect of his music I enjoy is his vocal range. He can go from singing, to screaming, back to screaming before rapping at lightspeed. I actually believed it2 was several people originally, but all the “voices” are his. On a side note, I always like the gothic aesthetic that he toys with anyways.

But enough chatter, want to hear some of it? I know I do! Without further ado, join me as we delve into the darkly musical mind of Ghostemane!

Ghostemane – Nihil

Ghostemane – Hydrochloride

Ghostemane – Hades

Ghostemane – Lazaretto

Ghostemane – Venom

Ghostemane – Gatteka

And there we have it for some Ghostemane music to whet your appetite (or scare you off!)

So, as you can tell, his music is definitely not for everybody. There are a great many expletives and disturbing imagery. But art is not always sunshine and rainbows. Hell, my own work should give that away! So I’d suggest giving him a chance, even if you don’t like one song you may enjoy another as they are quite varied. As usual, I’ll include a link to his website here.

So, that’s it for another week. I hope you’ve enjoyed this look into a side of music not many seem to understand. It’ll be a normal writing music poat next week, honest! So, the asylum has its own social media prescence too. I have a Facebook page, an account over on Instagram and also a page on Twitter. As always, if you enjoy what I do here at the asylum, please consider supporting me over at the Ko-fi page! Cheers guys!

Until next time, have a very crazy day inmates!

Hello there inmates!

So 2021 begins with something of a whimper here in the UK, with a third lockdown beginning and numbers of people affected by Covid at an all time high. Not the most positive way to begin the year but that is the reality of it. If I seem a tad more sedate than usual, it’s purely because of the sad state of the world. I guess it’s just shaping up to be another troublesome year eh? Then again, maybe I’m just cold.

On a lighter note, the WorldOfHarley is still doing just as well as I’d hoped. I’ve been really happy with the poems in the last week, particularly ‘Residential Necropoli’. That’s been my personal favourite. Is it right for a creator to have a favourite piece? I’m actually unsure.

Now for the meat of todays post. Theoretically the reason you guys are reading it: the music. Ill be sharing five more artists today that inspire me, relax me, or even simply make me laugh and smile. I’m hoping to keep these posts up, but as I mentioned before, it’s getting harder and harder to remember more artists. I’m thinking it’s going to be a single artist post next week! As for today though, let’s get to it!

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

The Ink Spots – I Dont Want To Set The World On Fire
http://inkspots.ca

Nuclear Power Trio – Grab ‘Em By The Pyongyang
https://m.facebook.com/nuclearpowertrio/

Shakira – Whenever, Wherever
https://www.shakira.com

My Chemical Romance – Helena
https://www.mychemicalromance.com

Alannah Myles – Black Velvet
http://www.alannahmyles.com

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

Well that was quite a selection eh? I try to mix it up a bit every week. It’s not easy I must confess. As always, I hope that you guys give each of these artists a shot. Especially if you haven’t listened to them yet. I bet you’ll find a new onsession!

So, let’s get the shilling out of the way. I have a Facebook page for the asylum, I have an Instagram page and a Twitter page as well. If you enjoy what I do here at the asylum, please consider supporting me over at the Ko-fi page. Cheers for everything!

Until next week, have a very crazy day inmates!

Hello there inmates!

I hope you’ve all had a fantabulous day and that you all are having a festive holiday season. I hope you’ve all got everything you wanted and your families have been all stuffed full of Christmas food! I know I did! I had more than my fair share of roast taters and a few bevvies. All was certainly well!

So the end of 2020 is looming. It’s true that for most of us this is definitely a good thing. The year has been a definite letdown and a bit of a living nightmare for many. The year has been alright to me personally I will admit, but it can’t be denied that it was overall a horrific year. Let’s all hope for a better 2021. I am feeling unease when I think about it though. Though that could be the clown I ate earlier.

So, speaking of new years, this will be my last writing music post for 2020. I’ll still be continuing them in 2021 of course (and there’s one more poem tomorrow), but I must at least recognise this personal milestone myself. I’ll share some proper bangers, as the kids say these days, to send off the year in proper asylum style! Heres the final edition of the Harlequins writing music!

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

Project Pitchfork – Rain
http://www.project-pitchfork.eu

Enter Shikari – Sorry You’re Not A Winner
https://www.entershikari.com

Zedd – Stay The Night
http://www.zedd.net

Empire Of The Sun – We Are The People
https://empireofthesun.co

UB40 – Kingston Town
http://ub40.global

And there we have it for this final 2020 edition of the Harlequins writing music!

Not a bad send-off for the year eh? I suppose 2020 needs a cold hearted kick up the backside on the way out too. I hope you guys enjoy my picks for this episode, I truly think they all deserve more attention, as always. Be sure to give them a look and let me know what you think!

So, lets put my usual social media jargon in eh? The asylum has a presence on a few sites these days. I have a Facebook page, an Instagram account and a page on twitter. Please consider giving them a like or follow, it really helps. As always, if you enjoy what I do here at the asylum, please consider supporting me over at the Ko-fi page! Thank you for the year!

Until next year (so much comedy!), have a very crazy day inmates and a crazy new year!