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Hello there inmates!

I hope you’re all having a wonderfully splendiferous day today! Apologies for the lateness. I’m having something of a complex time now. Not in a positive way either, I’m afraid. I’m in the process of changing my living arrangements right now. Its much too hot, much too stressful and I’ll be honest, its getting me down. Im also forced to write up this post on my tablet. For these reasons, this post is going to be a lot shorter than usual. Sorry about that.

Its time for yet another edition of the Harlequins writing music. I find few things bring me more calm than a good song from an artist that one knows well. Let’s see what I can come up this time eh?

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



Blur – Park life

https://blur.co.uk

 

 

Green Day – Basket Case
https://greenday.com/


Scooter – The Logical Song
https://scootertechno.com/


Juice WRLD – Lucid Dreams
https://legendsneverdie999.shop/


Darkseed – Biting Cold
http://www.darkseed.com

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

Heres hoping that you all give some of these artists a try. They all deserve the attention in my humble opinion. I tried to vary the the list to have well-known artists and more obscure ones. I hope you all appreciate their songs! Don’t make me call the clowns!

As always, I’ve got to include this little blurb here. I have a Facebook page, a twitter account and an Instagram page. Come on down and check them out. I post random little tasty sausages here and there, including clues for my poems a few hours ahead of time. Also, if you enjoy what I do here at the asylum, please consider supporting me over at the Ko-fi page! Thank you all so much.

Hopefully the next post will be more eloquent and less panicked. Until then, have a very crazy day inmates!

Hello there inmates!

I hope you’re all having a nice day today my friends. The weather is still warm and muggy, yet it’s been fairly grey the last day or so. Things here at the asylum have taken a turn for the worse I regret to say. The last couple poems I’ve posted may have indicated some clues I suppose. Now obviously I do not wish to get into any specifics whatsoever, but I felt it would be right to mention it at least. It may affect my posting schedule, is all i’m saying. I’ll keep to it as best I can though. I think it’s going to be an unpleasant experience, but I’ll attempt to keep my head high.

That’s enough vague negativity. So, let’s get straight to brass tacks eh? This is part 44 of the Harlequins writing music! Music makes everything feel more serene, no? I’m going to go back to sharing five artists with you all. I still have many artists to flaunt before you all, of various genres and styles. Don’t you think sharing music with others is almost a form of therapy in itself? Being able to talk about the nuances to the lyrics, how easy it is to “bop” to, the instrumental skill, among other things.

So, without yammering on any longer, join me as we delve into the musical minds of extravagant artists the world over!

The Black Mages – Force Your Way
https://web.archive.org/web/20090723072555/http://na.square-enix.com/uematsu/black_mages/index.html

Fleetwood Mac – Go Your Own Way
https://www.fleetwoodmac.com/

Lily Allen – LDN
http://www.lilyallenmusic.com/

NICOLOSI – Wasted Time
https://www.instagram.com/samnicolosi/

Sepultura – Ratamahatta
https://www.sepultura.com.br/

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

So, do me a favour eh? Check out a few of these artists for me. Especially the ones you’ve never heard of. They all deserve the attention and I hoped to include a little something for everyone on this list. Tried not to lean too much one way or another. Here’s hoping you enjoy the tunes my beloved inmates!

As always, I shall be including the links to my social media pages here as well. I have a Facebook page, an Instagram page and a Twitter account. It would mean a lot if anybody could follow the asylum on those pages too. I post some random things from my life and I also post clues for my poems a few hours ahead of time. It’s all good fun! Oh and as always, if you like what I do here at the asylum, please consider supporting me over on the Ko-Fi page! No pressure at all of course! Thank you all kindly!

So, until next time, here’s the Oldschool Harlequin signing off, and wishing you all a very crazy day inmates!

Good day there inmates!

I hope that you’re all having an excellent and uplifting day! I’ve been feeling a decent amount of positivity for the last few days. Fighting the low mood tooth and nail, I tell you! Haven’t gotten out quite as much though, due to a great deal of rain. Riding the bike in that weather is pretty much out of the question. It’s given me some exquisite views out of the window at least. Nothing like a downpour to cleanse the minds eye. But onwards and upwards eh?

So, it’s time for another edition of the Harlequins writing music. Almost contrary to what I said in my previous post last week, about still having many artists to share with you, I thought I’d do one of my “single artist” posts this week. It took me a few days to actually decide which artist to pick. But in the end, it had to be one of my all-time favourites that I’ve recently rediscovered after a few years. A teenage favourite of mine, as it happens. The band I have chosen this time is She Wants Revenge.

She Wants Revenge are a rock/dark electronic (though it’s often described as Darkwave) band from California in the US. I remember first hearing one of their songs, called Tear You Apart, in the thoroughly disappointing move ‘The Number 23’. The movie was a shame, but the song stayed with me and so I looked up the band. Naturally, I promptly fell in love. Their songs tend to err on the side of the darker or dirtier side of romance. As in, unrequited love, depression, obsession and sex. They are another band that, in my opinion, have a very unique vocalist in the form of Justin Warfield. I find his vocal style hard to describe. It’s almost monotone-esque, while still really quite fluid. As for the music itself, it ranges from rather dancy electronic numbers to dark moody rock. I really recommend them, they have a little something for everyone. I’ll be sharing five of my favourites, but I definitely suggest delving deeper.

So, without further adieu, join me as we delve into the moody musical minds of She Wants Revenge!

She Wants Revenge – These Things

She Wants Revenge – Out Of Control

She Wants Revenge – Tear You Apart

She Wants Revenge – Broken Promises For Broken Hearts

She Wants Revenge – Take The World

So there we have it for a She Wants Revenge version of the Oldschool Harlequins writing music!

As I always do, I’ll be sharing the link to the website for the band. Here it is: https://www.shewantsrevenge.com/. I really hope that many of you give them a chance, they are very easy to listen to while also having rather deep lyrics!

Also as always, I’m going to encourage you all to follow the asylum over on social media. I have a Facebook page, an Instagram page and a Twitter page. I tend to post some silly, random things in those places. But I also post clues for my poems ahead of time! It can be fun sometimes! Oh and as always, if you like what I do here at the asylum, please consider supporting me over on the Ko-Fi page! Thank you to all the inmates out there! You’re all breathtaking!

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

Good day inmates!

I hope that you’re having a wonderful day today. I’m feeling fantastic myself! I’ve been getting out a great deal more often and making the most of the great summer weather we’re having right now. Spent between 3 and 4 hours just yesterday having a long ride on my bike. Witnessed some great coastal views and just chilled with the sun. It’s been doing wonders for my mood and mental health, which I’ll admit I was letting slip a tad in recent weeks.

On another positive note, there have been two great milestones occuring for the asylum in the last week. These may not be too surprising for anybody that is on the social media pages for the blog. Firstly, the blog has finally passed 2000 followers! Lots more inmates friends to interact with! Thank you all once again (take a shot each time I say that, I dare you) for supporting me and welcome to those new inmates who’ve just braved the gates! The second milestone is less impactful, but was still a reasonable confidence burst. My poem just yesterday, called Hellscape, was my 500th post here at the asylum! I hadn’t even noticed that I was close, so I was blown away when WordPress notified me.

So, it’s time for the next issue of the Harlequins writing music! Number forty-two! The “Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything”, in the words of Douglas Adams. Believe it or not, I’ve still got many musical artists to share with you all. I can assure you that there will be plenty music posts to come for the foreseeable future. I hope these have been helping some of you in your own creative pursuits!

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

Falconshield – Heavensward
http://www.falconshield.com/

Dire Straits – Sultans Of Swing
http://www.direstraits.com/

Pentatonix – Daft Punk
https://athome.ptxofficial.com/

Nero – Doomsday
https://thisisnero.com/

I Am Ghost – We Are Always Searching
https://www.facebook.com/iamghostofficial/

So there we have it for yet another rendition of the Oldschool Harlequins writing music!

I had a couple bands there that I have actually not listened to in a few years and creating this list has “rediscovered” them for me! Here’s hoping that you all give at least some of these artists a try. It’s only a few minutes of your time eh? Hehe!

So, let’s have the networking spiel again eh? I have a Facebook page, a Twitter account and an Instagram page for the asylum! Come and join me other there too! I post random things occasionally, including clues for my poems a few hours ahead of time. It’s just a bit of fun, as they say! As always, if you like what I do here at the asylum, please consider supporting me over on the Ko-Fi page! Thank you all once again! (How are those shots coming?)

Until next time, have a very crazy day inmates!

Hello there inmates!

I hope that you’re all keeping safe and happy out in this crazy world! Things haven’t exactly quietened down yet have they? Though cases of Covid are slowing down a tad here in the UK, it appears that certain other nations aren’t so lucky. It concerns me quite a bit, because I have friends in these affected places. The US is a notable example. It is being handled horribly by an elite class that doesn’t appear to have much empathy for the working man. I dare not say the name of the one responsible in fears that he may appear. Like an inept Beetlejuice.

Enough about that though. I’ve bought three new books this past week, which I highlighted on my Instagram page. One of which was written by a very talented friend of mine; Rami Ungar. Here’s a link to his blog. Things here at the asylum are still steaming along quite nicely. I’ve been surprisingly content with my recent works which, as anybody who knows me personally can attest, is actually a supreme rarity. I can’t believe how close we are to 2000 followers now! It is truly humbling!

So it’s time for another volume of the Harlequins writing music! It’s rather astounding that I’m even able to still find bands that I’ve not already shared. I promise you though, my dear inmates, that I shall continue to find artists to stir your creative springs!

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

Evanescence – Call Me When You’re Sober
http://www.evanescence.com/

Real Hypha – Losing My Mind
https://www.facebook.com/RealHypha/

Tiamat – Cain
https://www.facebook.com/tiamat/

Billy Idol – Rebel Yell
http://www.billyidol.net/

Twenty One Pilots – Ride
https://loc.twentyonepilots.com/?ref=https://www.google.com/

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

I’d say that was a fairly varied arrangement, wouldn’t you? As always, I hope that you all give at least some of these artists a try, you may surprise yourself. Even if you don’t necessarily like my particular song choices, the artists may have something else for you. Worth a throw of the dice eh?

I hope you check out my friend Rami Ungar and his blog. He is a very adroit writer of horror in particular. Though he has all sorts of interesting things on his blog and also his Facebook page.

As I mentioned last time, I have a Facebook page, Twitter page and an Instagram page. I post some random stuff on each of these, as well as clues for each days poem a few hours beforehand. Sometimes I post weird photos of random objects in my room and “IRL” adventures! As always, if you like what I do here at the asylum, please consider supporting me over on the Ko-Fi page! Thank you as always! I may or may not have copy and pasted that from last time! I can be a lazy sod!

Farewell for now and have a very crazy day inmates!

Good day inmates!

I hope that you’re all having a wonderfully crazy and safe day today! I must admit it’s been something of an uneventful week since my previous non-poem post. I’ve just been keeping my head down and writing everyday as normal. The weather has been very up and down once again, but the temperature has remained friendly. I’ve found myself feeling a little bit down the last few days, though I must confess I have no idea why. Some of you may have noticed a few reasonably “depressing” poems recently. I just needed to relinquish some angst I suppose. Best way to get it out eh?

So anyways, on to happier pastures! It’s time for part 40 of the Harlequins writing music! I’m very surprised nobody has begged me to stop making these by now! Haha! I remember when I began, I thought it’d only be 3-4 posts and everyone (including me) would grow bored of them. Alas, here we are! It’s time to share five more musical artists that I love listening to while writing. Or sometimes just when I’m chilling with a book. As always, I’ll try to keep it varied! We all like to listen to different kinds of music after all! Let’s see what we get today eh?

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

Mushroomhead – We Are The Truth
http://www.mushroomhead.com/

Paramore – Monster
https://www.paramore.net/?frontpage=true

VNV Nation – Illusion
http://www.vnvnation.com/

Electric Six – Danger! High Voltage!
https://electricsix.com/

Red Hot Chili Peppers – Dani California
https://redhotchilipeppers.com/

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

Some well known artists there this time eh? Not everything I listen to has to be the most obscure Disco-goth-banjo-rock with opera vocals you know! I truly do listen to all sorts. I hope that you give these artists and their songs a chance anyway! I don’t believe you will be disappoined!

As I mentioned last time, I have a Facebook page, Twitter page and an Instagram page. I post some random stuff on each of these, as well as clues for each days poem a few hours beforehand. Sometimes I post weird photos of random objects in my room and “IRL” adventures! As always, if you like what I do here at the asylum, please consider supporting me over on the Ko-Fi page! Thank you as always! I may or may not have copy and pasted that from last time! Haha!

Until next time, have a very crazy day my dear inmates!

Life is a rusty pier,
Ruined by the eons,
With a meat grinder at the end,
A slaughterhouse on the river styx,
Bladed rollers slavering for gore,
Put there by a deific butcher,
The railings are strewn with warnings,
Attempting to mitigate our doom,
Yet they seem to be in languages,
Unknown to us,
Tongues of hope and diligence,

The wave below mock us,
Hissing jeers,
And throwing insults of mist,
The sea knows all as they say,
We’re given birth at the beginning,
In blood and pain,
Tagged with an expiration date,
Only to traverse this pier,
Towards further agony,
Further despair,
Meat for the industrial hunger,

More meat,
And more,
Ad infinitum.

Hello inmates!

It’s been another crazy time since last wednesday. Here’s hoping that you’ve all been having a nice time. Hope you’re keeping as safe as possible! The UK is beginning to slowly slide towards a modicum of normality after Covid, with the majority of businesses and services being allowed to open in the coming week or two. There are odd exceptions, but we’re getting there I suppose. It’s hard to say if it’s too soon or not, but it appears to be relatively safe here on the Isle of Wight at least. It’s been wonderful to see and hear how well things have been going in New Zealand. All celebrations and life anew. I have a friend who lives there who says it’s a great feeling and I can totally believe it!

I’ve still been working hard to get more exposure for the asylum on social media though, I must confess, I don’t think i’m very good at it! Haha! I’ll include links to the social media pages at the end of this post because i’m a hopeless shill I suppose. With that said, i’ve been very humbled (as always) by the absolute darlings who grace these pages. You really don’t know how much of a boost you all give me.

It’s time for another post of the Harlequins writing music. And what a post we have for you today! Five more awesome musical artists to perhaps whet your personal appetites for creativity. Or perhaps even just to chill in the sun to. I wonder what marvels we have for you today! The voices haven’t told me ahead of time, I swear!

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

Cam Cole – Mama
https://camcole.com/

ATC – All Around The World
https://web.archive.org/web/20030207235714/http://www.a-touch-of-class.de/frame_e.html

Chevelle – The Red
https://getmorechevelle.com/

She Wants Revenge – Out Of Control
https://www.shewantsrevenge.com/

Dolly Parton – Jolene
http://www.dollyparton.com/

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

That was quite a variety wasn’t it? I hope you all give some of these artists a try as always. They definitely all deserve it, especially the lesser-known ones. With that said, they’re all better known than me! Haha!

So, on to the shilling I suppose. I have a Facebook page, Twitter page and an Instagram page. I post some random stuff on each of these, as well as clues for each days poem a few hours beforehand. Sometimes I post weird photos of my adventures in “Real Life” or just random objects in my room. As always, if you like what I do here at the asylum, please consider supporting me over on the Ko-Fi page! Thank you as always!

Until next week, I doff my hat to you and wish you a very crazy day inmates!

Good day inmates!

Here’s hoping you are having a wonderful wednesday! It’s been more or less smooth sailing here at the asylum. I’ve been really happy with the recent poems i’ve posted, which believe it or not is a rarity for me. I don’t tend to like my own work. I feel that is a curse of the creative soul. I’ve been trying to grow the blog, get some exposure on other sites and just being a wacky little streak of moonlight. It’s been rather tiring I will confess. I know that fame or being noticed isn’t really the point of this blog or my writing, but do you ever wonder if there is an “end result” so to speak? This is a genuine question to my fellow inmates out there. Is the writing itself the point? Or do we seek some kind of validation? I’ve laid awake some nights recently wondering.

So, it’s time for part thirty-eight of the Harlequins writing music. Many of you will know the drill by now I imagine! Five musical artists that I like to listen to when i’m either writing or thinking about writing (procrastination be damned). I do say this every time, but it bears mentioning. I will be attempting to vary it up a bit, I like to get different kinds of vibes and images from all different genres. And it also has the added bonus of presenting something for everyone, if that makes sense! So here we go!

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

The Birthday Massacre – In The Dark
http://www.thebirthdaymassacre.com/home.html

Scatman John – Scatman (ski-ba-bop-ba-dop-bop)
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrW3wr4Xau3UssnByxsHdCg

Pale Waves – Television Romance
https://www.palewaves.co.uk/

Rise Against – Prayer Of The Refugee
http://www.riseagainst.com/

HIM – The Sacrament
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM10srINLaSQFrcDVmHV0gA

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

I hope that you give all of these artists a fair chance. They all deserve the exposure and the attention, in my eyes at least. Bit of a mix there eh? Especially that Scatman John, now that’s one you don’t hear every day!

Now, as I mentioned i’m trying to get more exposure for the asylum right now. I have a Facebook page, Twitter page and an Instagram page. I post some random stuff on each of these, as well as clues for each days poem a few hours beforehand. Just for a little bit of fun of course! A little bit of self-promotion can be a slight confidence boost! Haha! As always, if you like what I do here at the asylum, please consider supporting me over on the Ko-Fi page! Thank you so much!

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

Hello there inmates!

I hope that you’re all having a terrifically lovely day! The world has gone completely barmy right now hasn’t it? It truly is an asylum as I thought. First a near-war between certain nations, economies threatening to collapse, then a worldwide pandemic, then worldwide race riots. It’s enough to make anybody deranged. With that said, I do feel for those who have been affected by the recent events. The asylum has always stood for individuality in all forms, whether it be race, sexuality, beliefs, dressing style or simply interests. I have written a few so-called “social justice” poems recently, so I wanted this to be known. Me and the voices condemn racism and bigotry.

So, moving on, the asylum has been running quite well this week. I have found my sleeping pattern to be a little askew though, I must confess. I’m sleeping a tad too much I fear, even having naps in the middle of the day. I’m a little torn on if I like or loath this so far! Haha!

So, for the Harlequins writing music post today i’m going to be doing something i’ve only done once or twice so far. As you may know, it was D-day the other day (the 6th of June). I had another piece ready for that day so I didn’t create something specifically for it. So instead i’m going to share five songs from a specific band that I feel are a wonderful tribute to the soldiers and heroes in their own ways. This band is called Sabaton. They are a power metal band from Sweden who create songs mostly about the subject of war. They come across as quite cheesy and over the top in their lyrics at times. However, they do this in ways that are very respectful and in no way glorify violence. I even find some of their songs quite educational. They even have begun their own history documentary on Youtube! Having had family who fought in World War 2, I feel quite strongly about this. So, I felt it was a good tribute to those who fought on D-day to share this band! Lest we forget!

So join me as we delve into the heroic minds of Sabaton!

Sabaton – Primo Victoria

Sabaton – To Hell And Back

Sabaton – Bismarck

Sabaton – Aces In Excile

Sabaton – The Final Solution

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

As always I’ll include the link to the bands website here. I hope you all give this band a chance even if metal music isn’t really your thing. They are really dedicated to honouring the soldiers and calling out evil. They also are very big on educating people about the various wars they cover. You could learn a lot! Those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it after all!

So I have two different things to endorse today. Firstly, as always, if you like what I do here at the asylum, please consider supporting me over on the Ko-Fi page! Thank you so much! Secondly, I wanted to draw attention to a Facebook group that some creative friends and I created a short time ago. It’s called The Emotional Alchemist. It is a group for writers to share their work and just get support or advice about writing. No judgement, just mutual love for creating. If that sounds at all interesting to you, feel free to come join us!

So, that’s all for today so until next week, have a very crazy day inmates!