Posts Tagged ‘writing music’

Good day inmates!

How are you all doing this week? Hope you’re all keeping warm out there (or cool for those in other climates). It’s still a bit chilly here right now, but it’s remained dry for the moment. I can deal with that I suppose. In fact it’s been sunny for the most part. It’s been a rather rocky week thus far in other areas though. I’m not going to go in to any details of course, but there’s been some family stuff going on in the last couple weeks and it sort of progressed this week. Yes, vague I know. But a certain degree of separation of personal life and online life is wise when it comes to these things don’t you think? I know y’all get where I’m coming from.

Anyways, we are here for music aren’t we? If not, you may be a touch lost my friend. The poems are on the other days of the week you know! Wednesdays are for writing music! Did anybody see the clue for todays musical theme? I’m going to keep asking you know. It was right there on the social media, you naughty munchkins!

Let’s get straight to it as I was really looking forward to todays theme. The theme for this weeks writing music is night time! As many of you may know from many previous poems, I’m a big fan of night and in particular the sight of the moon. Sunsets and sunrises have their appeal to be sure, but to me, sitting under a starry sky with the odd cloud lit up under a full moon is so much more magical. If I ever need to go out and think, I prefer to take a short (or sometimes not) ride around the island on a clear night. It really is quite something special. I think music artists get that too. There are so many ways to express the visual beauty and esoteric feelings that the darker hours profess. Slow and numbing electronic beats, songs from a sad soul alone in the dark, music about the realm of dreams or maybe songs expressing fear and horror with how the night is. It’s one of those broad subjects that means a different thing to every different person. The best subject for an artist. Musical and otherwise. Let’s see what I found for this theme eh?

Please join me as we delve into the minds of nocturnal artists the world over!

Robin Schulz – Sun Goes Down
https://robin-schulz.com/

Poets of the Fall – Late Goodbye
https://poetsofthefall.com/

Kikuo – Song of the Night
https://kikuo.jp/

Phaelah – In The Twilight
https://phaeleh.co.uk/

Tiger Army – Dark and Lonely Night
http://tigerarmy.com/

And there we have it for another week! If it wasn’t a bit chilly tonight, this would almost make me want to go out and wander about in the dark. On second thought, that sounds a bit on the creepy side. That’s definitely not what I meant. Haha! I hope that you all enjoy the musical choices for this week. I tried to get a decent variety of musical styles while still retaining the overall theme. I hope that y’all decide to check out these artists from this week, they all deserve the attention. Madness knows it’s a rough world in the music industry after all.

Incoming awkward segue! You know what else is a rough world? Getting noticed on the interwebs! Not in celebrity terms of course, but just reaching new readers is all. That’s what social media is meant to be for eh? So, I’m going to share my social media sites here for anybody who hasn’t followed/liked yet. No pressure of course, just an open offer. The asylum has a page over on Facebook, an account on Instagram and lastly a page over on Twitter as well! Also, if you enjoy what I do here at the asylum, please consider supporting me over on the Ko-Fi page as well! Thanks for everything my friends!

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

Hello there inmates!

Does this winter never end? I know that’s a stupid question, but I simply can’t wait for the weather to warm up. I’m fed up with wearing several layers everyday. Don’t mind me, I’m just complaining to the laptop really. I hope that all of you are surviving out there, especially those of you affected by snow. We’re fairly lucky with that on the island, it’s very rare for snow to bother us here. You better keep safe out there or I’ll be most upset.

So, on to less droll conversations. Who likes music? Well, that’s what we’re all here for today! If you don’t really like music, I’m not sure why you’re here. Surely not for me rambling nonsense. So, did anybody see the clue for todays theme? I certainly hope so! I spend at least 5 minutes searching for those you know!

So, let’s get right down to it eh? Todays musical theme is the weather! Yep! Now I know previously I have covered the cold and winter. I’ve covered summer and the heat. But what about the weather in a more general sense? What about the wind? The rain? What about simple calm blue skies? Those still have merit don’t they? Who doesn’t like not having to worry about the weather on a given day eh? Well, there’s plenty of music inspired by all kinds of weather. It doesn’t always have to be the extremes after all. The wiles of the natural world are something that has inspired souls since the beginning of time. I imagine people have created music about it even back in the cave and fire times! Skulls for drum sets anybody? So, I’m sure I don’t need to explain how all kinds of natural climates could inflame an artist. Let’s just get to it!

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

Creedence Clearwater Revival – Have You Ever Seen The Rain
https://creedence-revisited.com/

Hale – Blue Sky
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hale_(band)

Red Hot Chilli Peppers – Snow (Hey Oh)
https://redhotchilipeppers.com/

Pharell Williams – Gust of Wind
https://pharrellwilliams.com/

The Weather Girls – It’s Raining Men
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Weather_Girls

And there we have it! I feel like I just watched a very jazzy weather forecast. If only they were always musical in nature on the tv eh? Mind you, that may be a bit more first thing in the morning. I don’t think anybody needs somebody singing about the virtues of north westerlies at 7am. Alas, I hope that you enjoy the choices I’ve shared today and that you check out the artists as ever. They always deserve it. Some well-known names there for sure!

Speaking of not-very-well-known names, have you heard of my social media sites? It would mean a great deal to me if any of you deigned to like/follow me over on those pages as well. I’ll include links here as always. The asylum has a page over on Facebook, an account on Instagram and lastly (and least) a page over on Twitter as well. If you really enjoy what I do here at the asylum, please also consider supporting me over on the Ko-Fi page as well! Thanks for everything my friends!

Until next week, have a very crazy day inmates!

Hello there inmates!

Brrr! It’s mighty chilly here on the island this week you know! No snow as of yet thankfully, but plenty of frost and ice. It’s made using the bike something of an occupational hazard so I’ve been trying to go out as little as possible. How is it where you guys are? Maybe some of you are in more tropical climes? I hope you’re all managing to keep warm wheresoever you are. Unless you’re one of those mental cases that enjoy being out in the cold, in which case I hope you enjoy that instead.

So, there was a slight error for the clue for todays musical theme. It appears that the clue was only posted on Facebook, and missed Instagram and Twitter. So it may be a bit redundant of me to to ask if anybody saw the clue as the “reach” was even lower than usual. Bit of a hiccup that I’m going to going to hopefully sort out for my next poem clue.

I might as well just get to it eh? We want music! Well, today you have it! Todays writing music theme is the pub. Yep, today we are listening to music that encapsulates the feeling and atmosphere of the quintessential alehouse. The revelry, the cheers, the jeers. The chatter of aged men and the log fire surging in the corner. Despite not being a house, it always feels rather homely to me. You obviously do get those almost clinical chain bar/restaurants which have some convenience, but they simply don’t compare to a good old fashioned British pub. Sometimes they can be a tad rough, but that’s just part of the charm. Me and my brother practically grew up in a pub (not drinking obviously) and I’ve always enjoyed the feeling of standing on those beer-stained wood floors. It’s hard to actually describe the music that captures the feel of a pub, and yet I reckon that you can almost ‘picture’ it in your head already. Let’s see if I can match that image in your minds eh? Let’s have some drunken music!

Please join me as we delve into the musical minds of sloshed artists the world over!

Chas and Dave – The Sideboard Song
http://www.chasndave.net/

Dropkick Murphys – Rose Tattoo
https://dropkickmurphys.com/

Chumbawamba – Tubthumper
http://www.chumba.com/

Starship – We Built This City
https://www.starshipcontrol.com/

Midland – Drinkin’ Problem
https://www.midlandofficial.com/#/

And there we have it for another week! I don’t know about you but I fancy a pint now. Anybody able to send me a 4-pack of lager? That’d be wonderful. I’m joking of course! One shouldn’t really encourage overindulgence! Haha! I hope that you all enjoy the musical choices for this week and check these artists out if you haven’t already. They always deserve the attention, the music industry is vicious.

You know what else is vicious? Trying to get people to check out your social media pages. I know I say this every week on these posts but it would mean a great deal to me if you all considered following or liking me on my social media as well as here on WordPress. The asylum has a page over on Facebook, an account on Instagram and for now at least, a page on Twitter as well. Also, you really enjoy what I do here at the asylum, please consider supporting me over on the Ko-Fi page as well! Thanks for everything!

Until next week, have a very crazy day inmates!

Good day inmates!

So another week done and dusted. Well sort of, I kind of judge it wednesday to wednesday with these musical posts. You get the idea. How has it all been for all of you? Exquisitely good I hope! It’s early in the year, but there’s no reason not to believe good times are ahead eh? The weather has been diabolical here on the island again. I had a feeling January was going to be a bit nasty in that respect. It has been in recent years. It’s particularly annoying as I’m in the market of job-seeking again and riding the bike in this weather is less than ideal. Regrettably I can’t make liveable money on what I do here at the asylum, that’s just the reality of being a hobbyist I suppose.

So, writing music. That’s what we’re here for isn’t it? I would ask if anybody saw the clue today but I fear it was a tad niche this week, so I feel like it’d make more sense to just get right now into it. Todays musical theme is a specific band once more. Todays ‘theme’ is the… Cruxshadows! We’re going a bit goth this week. The Cruxshadows are a “dark wave” band or more commonly called a dark synth-pop band from Florida in the USA. They are an electronic band that incorporates synth music (hence synth-pop) with light rock and violins. They’ve even been known to include dancers in their “roster” so to speak, for live shows and such. Beyond this, they very much hold the look of a gothic band with lots of black and alternative fashion for all the members.

The band is led by an odd gentleman called Rogue, who is the primary vocalist and songwriter. He is rather distinctive for his rather eccentric hairstyle and performance on stage. He has a habit of rushing about the stage willy-nilly and occasionally climbs on the supports and such. As for the music itself, they tend to be heavily influenced by Greek and Egyptian mythology, including songs about the mythic characters themselves. Aside from this, you have lots of romantic tunes, songs about the concept of deities and songs about depression. All of these come with a rather dancey style of music composition. Here, you’ll see what I mean.

Come join me as we delve into the musical minds of the Cruxshadows!

The Cruxshadows – Immortal

The Cruxshadows – Edge of the World

The Cruxshadows – Birthday

The Cruxshadows – Home

The Cruxshadows – Quicksilver

And there we have it! What do you guys think? It was hard to pick just five songs to be honest, I’ve been listening to these guys since I was a teenager and they’ve released a great deal of material in that time. I hope that you enjoy the musical choices this week and that decide to look further into this rather unique band. I’ll include their website here in just a moment. Go on, you know want to check them out. Go ooooon!

Here is their website: https://www.cruxshadows.org/

Speaking of all this website nonsense, would anybody like to check out my social media ones? The asylum has a few social media sites out there on the world whirly web you know! The asylum has a page over on Facebook, an account on Instagram and also, for the time being, a site on Twitter as well! Please think about following or liking me over on those as well. Also, if you enjoy what I do here at the asylum, please consider supporting me over on the Ko-Fi page as well! Thanks for everything!

Until next week, have a very crazy day inmates!

Good day inmates!

Happy new year to you! It’s that time again! That month that seems to make people behave rather strangely. Attempting the gym for a sparse few weeks and quitting drinking until February. I’m not judging of course, I just find it curious. As for me, I’m not going to be doing any of that. This also goes for ‘New years resolutions’. I’m going to just try and continue being the usual little freak that I always am. Here’s hoping if any of you have resolutions of your own that you manage to stand firm to them too eh? I hope that you all had a great celebration to bring in the new year and if you did indeed stay home, I hope you had a lovely evening regardless. We all celebrate differently I suppose. Speaking of which, it was my birthday a couple days ago (the 2nd). It was really nice actually. Nothing too spectacular, but a genuinely fun time. Woo!

So, it’s the first of the Harlequins writing music posts of the year 2023! I wish I could say I had something special in store, but I’m afraid it’s going to be my usual tangent followed by five songs based on a specific theme. As for that theme, did anybody see the clue for it earlier today? Granted it was a bit late, but as I have mentioned before I am awful at managing my time.

It’s a bit of a strange theme today, though not unheard of either. The first musical theme of 2023 is the colour purple! Violet, lavender, plum, mauve. You get the idea! Yep, it’s a fairly straightforward one. I’ve covered the colours blue and green in the past as well, I think that’s all so far though. So what does purple represent and how does that translate to music? Well to me, purple represents mystery, magic and gloom. It’s a sorcerous colour, it wouldn’t be out of place to see a witch in purple robe and hat. It’s the dark mist that doesn’t mean harm, but is mysterious all the same. It’s a deep sleep. It’s Ursula from the Little Mermaid. Kind of. Historically, it was a colour that represented wealth and opulence. Purple dyes were not easily produced so only the great and glorious could afford it. As such, it is a regal colour. A Roman Emperor. Ball dresses during a masquerade. It’s powerful, but not in the frenetic ways of reds or crimsons. What does this word-salad mean for music though? Well, I’m sure I don’t need to explain how a “powerful witch in violet mists” could inspire a tune, no? Pride, luxury and supernaturality. You get me?

WIIM – Purple
https://www.facebook.com/jeff.wimberlyii

Sheb Wooley – The Purple People Eater
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheb_Wooley

Prince – Purple Rain
https://prince.com/

Deep Purple – Smoke on the Water
https://deeppurple.com/

Blackmore’s Night – Under A Violet Moon
https://www.blackmoresnight.com/home

And there we have it! Compared to usual, I don’t actually think I’ve really conveyed the points I was making above. I tried though ok? Regardless, I do hope that you all enjoy the musical choices I have shown today. All of these artists deserve your love you know? Give them a new years gift with your views eh? I’m sure that’d go a long way!

Speaking of views, would you care to give me some too? (Yes, I know I keep asking that same question). The asylum has some social media pages that are just begging for your love. Or at least indifference. I have a page over on Facebook, an account on Instagram and a page over on Twitter too. For the time being anyways. If you really enjoy what I do here at the asylum, please consider supporting me over on the Ko-Fi page as well! Thanks for everything!

Until next week, have a great new year and a very crazy day inmates!

Hello again inmates!

Well, it’s finally over for another year eh? The day came and went by without a hitch. Despite my previous ‘grinchery’, I hope that you all had a wonderful time with your friends and/or family. You all deserve it after the last few less-than ideal years eh? I feel for anybody that had anything less than love in these cold months. I did have a good time as well, believe it or not. I went to my parents house and ate and drink far too much. It was a really merry time and I will cherish it. I’m still not a fan of Christmas though, don’t get me wrong. I also finally have a recent photo with my mum which featured in my poem on Christmas, which is surprisingly rare believe it or not. Oh I do love her so much. I’m not being soppy, you are! Shush!

Moving swiftly along, did anybody see the clue for todays musical theme? It was a bit less of a clue than usual, as it was just a picture of my ugly mug. It was over on my social media sites, which I hope that you would all consider liking/following me over on those.

Todays musical theme is… well… it’s me. Sort of. With the new year fast approaching this weekend, it is usually a time for reflection and this will be along those lines, in a way. This has been an interesting year for me. I would say the asylum hasn’t exactly grown this year, but it’s not shrunk either. So I guess that’s good right? I’ve successfully managed to post a poem (or writing music post) every day this year, barring any issues before new years day. This is an accomplishment that has been a source of pride and utter panic all year. I also successfully didn’t die or become homeless during the year. Sure, I still have been suffering with depression and anxiety (Haven’t we all?) but it hasn’t won so far. There was one major positive a few months ago. I actually had a poem featured in a two-page spread in a well known UK writing magazine, conveniently known as ‘Writing Magazine’ which was something I never dreamed of happening. Maybe it’s a positive sign for the new year? So with that nonsense all said and done, who wants to hear some music? I’m going to share five songs that particularly stood out and inspired me this year. Let’s see what I come up with…

Please join me as we delve into the musical minds of artists chosen by me from the world over!

Late Night Saviour – Devil
https://latenightsaviorband.com/home

Postmodern Jukebox – Royals (With Puddles)
https://postmodernjukebox.com/

Ghost – Spillways
https://ghost-official.com/

ANY ROAD – Megalith
https://www.youtube.com/@anyroad1156

Jain – Makeba
https://www.jain-music.com/en/

And there we have it! Quite a strange mix there this week isn’t it? There have been so many artists that I either listened to or discovered this year, it was impossible to include everything. I do hope that you check out and enjoy the artists that I have chosen this week anyways. To think, it’ll be 2023 when I create another one of these lists. That’s a scary thought. Here’s hoping to see you here again for that!

Speaking of seeing you, would you mind seeing me? Or rather see my social media stuff? The asylum has a page over on Facebook, an account on Instagram and for the time being, a Twitter page as well. Please think about bestowing me with a late Christmas present and follow/like me over on those sites. Also, if you really enjoy what I do here at the asylum, please consider supporting me over on the Ko-Fi page as well. Thanks for everything!

Until next week (and next year!), have a crazy day inmates!

Hello there inmates!

This is going to be the final writing music post before Christmas! The hour (or day) does indeed approach. It’s only about half a week until Christmas day now. Is anybody else feeling festive yet? I certainly hope so cause I’m not. I’ll leave all of the cheer to you guys I think. I’m not trying to be a scrooge, but as I mentioned previously, I don’t much care for Christmas or this time of year in general. It’s simply overhyped and over-commercialised in my eyes. I do however, hope that you’re all ready for the big day with gifts and food for the family and such. Nothing worse than last second panic shopping is there? Mind you, I’m probably going to be one of those poor souls on Friday. I still want to get some presents for my loved ones but it’ll have to wait until that day. That’s finances for you!

Today however, it’s time for music! The Harlequins writing music that is! Did anybody happen to see the clue for todays theme earlier today? It was over on my social media pages, you couldn’t miss it. Or you could I suppose. Anyways, it may not come as a huge surprise given the season right now.

The musical theme for todays post is family! It’s what the season is supposed to be about after all! Not material things. I suppose a little treat every now and then doesn’t go amiss but still. So families. We all have one and yet nobody’s experience is ever the same. There are as many styles of family as there are people on Earth. Biological, adopted, a person and their pets or a purely chosen family, there is no wrong kind of family. As such, music about families can manifest in all kinds of ways. It could be a song about particular family members (positively or otherwise), family events or simply the feeling of belonging to a clan. There is no rule to it of course, everyone views family completely differently. It could be a happy thought or a cause for distress. You know what shouldn’t be a cause of distress though? The following musical choices! Let’s get to it!

Please, join me as we delve into the musical minds of communal artists the world over!

Rina Sawayama – Chosen Family
https://www.rina.online/

James Blunt – Monsters
https://www.jamesblunt.com/

The Cranberries – Ode To My Family
https://www.cranberries.com/

Anna Clendening – To My Parents
https://www.annaclendening.com/

Ozzy Osbourne – Mama, I’m Coming Home
https://www.ozzy.com/

And there we have it! I actually found it hard to find some songs that weren’t sentimental or sad in nature. I’m sure there’s plenty of other happier songs I could have picked, but here we are! It makes me happy to know I’m seeing both of my parents this coming weekend actually. I always look forward to that, I don’t visit nearly often enough. Anyway, I hope that you all enjoy the musical choices for this week and you go ahead and check out all of these artists as well. They definitely deserve it! While you’re at it, be sure to tell your family you love them, whoever they are.

Speaking of love, mind allowing me a snippet? Only in the social media sense, don’t worry! I have some social media sites that would greatly benefit from your attention my friends! Please consider following or liking me over on the Facebook page, over on Instagram and for the time being, also on Twitter. I’ll include links here, but they can always be found on the ‘Contact Me’ page above! Also, if you really enjoy what I do here at the asylum, please consider supporting me over on the Ko-Fi page as well! Thanks for everything!

So, until next week, have a very crazy day inmates! And have a great Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa/ too I suppose! Haha!

Hello there inmates!

Brrr! I’m bloody freezing! Winter is well and truly here at the asylum. I find I can’t move around the house without at least two layers on everywhere. Yes I know it gets far colder in other parts of the world, but I really don’t like this weather. Bad for the ol’ leg joints you know? Besides, I swear it feels colder in the UK than it actually is. Very bizarre. Besides that though, things seem to be fairly stable right now. No particularly outstanding negative things going on right now. I suppose we’re only half way through the week though. Haha!

On a touch more happy note, you know what day it is! Oh yes indeed! It’s time for the Harlequins writing music once again! Did anybody see the clue today? In some parts of the world/country I suppose you could look outside and see the same image. Did anybody get it?

It may come as no surprise to anybody but todays writing music theme is winter! How could it be anything else right now? Yes, todays musical theme is my least favourite time of the year. Did you get the impression I didn’t like the cold? You’d be bang on! With that said, chilly weather and the winter in general do make rather excellent inspirations for music. I’ve heard many songs about ice or being out in the snow. It can be a gloomy time, full of dark and loneliness. But on the other hand, it is a rather picturesque time of the year. I tell you, I don’t mind looking at heavy rain or snow from the relative comfort of my bedroom window. Like the sun and the beach in the summer, the cold and boreal of the terminal months also inspire people. Oh, and let’s not forget the music from the holiday season too. None of which you’ll find here, but it’s worth mentioning. I’m rambling again, aren’t I? Let’s get on!

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

The Bangles – Hazy Shade of Winter
http://www.thebangles.com/

Lindsey Stirling – Snow Waltz
https://www.lindseystirling.com/

AFI – Love Like Winter
https://afireinside.net/

Genesis – Snowbound
https://www.genesis-music.com/

Sabaton – Christmas Truce
https://www.sabaton.net/

And there we have it! I’ve got to check my ears for frostbite after that. Yes I know, technically that last song is a Christmas song. But unlike the religion-infested and consumerist tosh we’re used to this time of year, I think it has a more important message. Regardless, I hope you enjoy the artists I’ve chosen this week and I encourage you to check out the other music by these groups. They all deserve the attention you know!

Speaking of attention, you know what I’m about to say don’t you? Care to offer me some? The asylum has a few social media pages and it would mean the world to me if you’d consider following or liking me over on those too. I’ll provide links here, but they are also available on the ‘Contact Me’ page above. I have a page over on Facebook, an account on Instagram and last but also kind of least, a page on Twitter as well. If you enjoy what I do here at the asylum, please consider supporting me over on the Ko-Fi page as well. Thank you all for everything!

Until next week, have a very crazy day inmates!

Good day inmates!

There appears to be something of a break in the clouds this week! I’m feeling a fair bit better than I have the last two to three weeks. I’m not exactly sure why, but I’m not going to complain that’s for sure. Does it mean I’m going to develop a Christmas spirit and erect some poor pine tree? Hell no! I still despise this time of year and recent events have done nothing to dampen that belief. With that said, I’m hoping that others are finding joy in the holiday season, in whichever way they choose to celebrate it. I’m not a Grinch, honest! Ok maybe a little bit. But I’d never want to ruin the revelry of somebody else. I’m still very much not enjoying the colder weather, though it’s certainly been warmer than most Decembers in recent memory.

Anyways, let’s get on to the real meat of todays post eh? It’s time for the Harlequins writing music! No! I know what you’re thinking. There’s going to be absolutely no Christmas themed music in this or any other list. Bad inmates! Bad! Did anybody see the clue for todays musical theme? I thought it was a good one this week.

Let’s get on with it! Todays musical theme is sleep! Now sleeping is something I’m a big fan of. Yes I’m aware it’s necessary for a human to remain living, like food and water, but it’s almost a hobby for me. I do sleep perhaps an inordinate amount of time, but I don’t regret it for some reason. It’s just cosy and warm and dark and passes the time. You get the idea, I’m a slothful sod. It’s a pretty significant theme in music too. The very sensation of sleep or indeed struggling to get some rest have been subjects of songs on many occasions. On top of that, don’t ignore the possibility of dreams and nightmares. I’d say those are the subject of more songs than a great deal of other potential themes, barring love or joy. I feel this is one theme that I don’t really need to get too deep into for the simple fact that I’d imagine most people can easily see how sleeping can translate to song material. Let’s just see what I can come up with this week eh?

Please join me as we delve into the musical minds of tired artists the world over!

The Chordettes – Mr. Sandman
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Chordettes

The Cure – Lullaby
https://www.thecure.com/

Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)
https://www.eurythmics.com/

All Time Low – Sleeping In
https://www.alltimelow.com/sleepwalking

Faithless – Insomnia
https://www.faithless.co.uk/

And there we have it! I must admit I’m feeling a little worn out after all that, how about you? I may be having an early night tonight after all. I hope that you all stay awake through this weeks choices and that you check out all of these very talented artists. You certainly shan’t be disappointed! Let me know what you think eh? It’d be cool to hear your opinions.

Speaking of opinions, I wouldn’t mind hearing yours about my social media pages too. Yes I know, that was a rubbish segue but I’m committed now. The asylum has a page over on Facebook, an account on Instagram and for the time being at least, an account on Twitter as well. Please think about liking and following me over on those sites as well. I’ll include links here as always, but you can always find the addresses on my ‘Contact Me’ page above. Also, if you really enjoy what do here at the asylum, please consider supporting me over on the Ko-Fi page as well! Thanks for everything!

Until next week, have a very crazy day inmates!

Good evening inmates!

How goes the week for all of you? Really good I hope! It’s been really nice reading your comments recently, I really do always appreciate it. Alas it’s been a tad on the “meh” side here I’m afraid. Those dark clouds in my head still seem to be lingering, which is getting rather annoying by this point. I do feel like I need to change something substantial to improve the situation, but I’m a bit lost on that. Maybe a change in medication? A new diet? Fresh air? Or following the doctors advice to try out CBT? I’m kind of terrified of that concept though, it has to be said. Just to add insult to injury as well, I’m feeling a little under the weather now too. Nothing major, just a cold. But it’s not exactly helping my tenuous mood. Not to mention, it’s beginning to get COLD! Oh I hate the cold!

You know what I don’t hate though? Music! Oh yes indeed! That most effective of salves. Did anybody see my clue for todays musical theme? It was a rather iconic one. Anybody who saw it would absolutely guess the theme, I’m confident of that.

Ok, enough babbling. Here’s the reveal! Todays writing music theme is Disney! The clue was obviously the very distinctive castle from Disneyland (and I think Cinderella?). Now, like practically everyone I know of, I grew up with Disney movies. I’m not quite sure what the first one I ever saw was, but it must have been in the 90s. I remember being obsessed with Hercules for one. My interest in their movies has greatly diminished in recent years, which I suppose coincides with getting older without kids. The quality just doesn’t the same to me but that’s a subjective thing of course. You just can’t beat the golden oldies I feel. I always preferred the classic animation style of the likes of Mulan or Pocahontas. Not to mention the music! I feel no shame in admitting that I listen to numerous songs from a range of Disney films to this day. The songs in Mulan, Aladdin, The Lion King and even Frozen to a lesser extent. So it stands to reason that I would a few of my favourites today eh? Let’s get to it!

Please, join me as we delve into the musical minds of the Disney classics!

Pocahontas – Colours of the Wind

Snow White and the Seven Dwarves – Heigh Ho

Aladdin – Friend Like Me

Mulan – I’ll Make A Man Out Of You

Hercules – Zero To Hero

And there we have it! Let’s be real here, it’s almost impossible to pick the absolute best songs from these films. I could have picked so many other ones. The ‘Circle of Life’ anybody? Or ‘Belle’? I hope you enjoy the ones I’ve chosen this week anyways. Why don’t you guys let me know what your favourite Disney movies are? And which songs you love from them? Hey, even let me know if you don’t really like Disney too. That’s just as valid.

Speaking of validation, may I have a tiny sliver? Just on my social media sites I mean. The asylum has a page over on Facebook, an account on Instagram and yes, even now, a page on Twitter as well. It would mean a great deal to me if you followed or liked me over on those sites as well. There are links provided just there for you. I’m down bad, as the kids say! Also, if you really enjoy what I do here at the asylum, please consider supporting me over on the Ko-Fi page as well. Thanks for anything and everything my friends!

Until next week, have a very crazy day inmates!