Posts Tagged ‘Tiamat’

Good day inmates!

How does the week find you so far? Keeping warm I hope. Keeping those artistic vibes going strong too I hope. It’s gotten bloody chilly here, I tell you. I wouldn’t say it exactly feels like full-on winter just yet, but it’s certainly autumnal. I don’t like the cold, have I ever mentioned that? I rarely do well in the winter. Still, at least I’m not unwell anymore right? The cough is hanging on by a thread, but all is clear apart from that.

So, for todays post you know what to expect by now I’d hope. That’s right! It’s the Harlequins writing music once again. I think I’ve got an interesting one for you guys this week. I was torn between a few different subjects, but settled on this one eventually. Did anybody see the clue earlier? Not too subtle I suppose.

Well, that’s me attempting to demonstrate a little bit of our musical theme today. Today’s musical theme is Goth! I don’t look all that goth in that photo, but you get the idea. This much-maligned (wrongfully so) subculture is a melting pot of artistic ideas. From the fashion to the music, the ideals to the attitudes. Goth is a fascinating scene and something I’m quite fond of personally. But you didn’t come here for a lesson on Goth did you? No, you’ve come for music and that is an area where I feel goth excels. Stereotypically you may think of your average screaming death metal band, but goth is so much more than that. It has propagated into genres of all kinds. You still get your metal bands, but you can find gothic electronica, gothic orchestral numbers and even gothic rappers. Or alternative, if you prefer. Want to hear some? Go on, treat yourself.

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

Dead Lights – The Host

Cradle Of Filth – Nymphetamine

Tiamat – Cain

$uicideboy$ – Antartica

Type O Negative – I Don’t Wanna Be Me

And there we have it once again! I hope you enjoy my choices this week. I realise that what people consider “gothic” can vary quite radically from person to person, but I consider all of these artists gothic in their own ways. They exemplify the mindset in my opinion. I hope you guys check out each of these artists and let me know what you think. They all deserve the attention!

And speaking of attention, come and look at my social media! The asylum has a page over on Facebook, an account on Twitter and a page over on Instagram. Please consider following me over on those eh? Also, if you enjoy what I do here at the asylum, please also consider supporting me over on the Ko-Fi page. Thanks for everything!

Until next week, 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

Real Hypha – Losing My Mind

Tiamat – Cain

Billy Idol – Rebel Yell

Twenty One Pilots – Ride

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!