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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!

Hello there inmates!

I hope that you’re all having a wonderful day. Not to brag or anything, but I know I am. Things truly feel like they’ve been looking up recently. A new home, some actual work and a new lady friend. The most important thing is feeling a great deal more free than I have in months. Smiles all round really! I don’t exactly know how to respond at times, I’m a bit too used to things being at least semi-gloomy. Haha! So I hope that you’re all keeping safe out there in this asylum of a world. It always warms my heart to see others happy.

So, enough boasting for one day eh? It’s time for some music. The Harlequins writing music to be specific! We’re so close to 50 now, it’s insane! I really ought to think of something different to do for it next week don’t I? We’ll see!

Well, lets share some musical artists shall we? For those of you who may be new to the asylum, I’ll be showing off five artists that I like to listen to while I write or when I’m fed up of the silence. I try to keep these as varied as possible, rarely sticking to one genre. Does that sound fun? I sure hope so!

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

Portishead – Machine Gun
https://www.portishead.co.uk/

Munro – To Villains
https://www.youtube.com/c/MunroMetal/

PAIN – Shut Your Mouth
http://www.painworldwide.com/home/

The Knife – Marble House
https://theknife.net/

Broken Peach – Bad & Ghostbusters
http://brokenpeach.com/

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

I hope that you enjoy some of these artists! At least try them out eh? They all deserve the attention, to be sure. A couple of these I’ve listened to since I was a teenager, so well over a decade now. They always entertain me and I hope they do the same for you guys too!

So we come to the climax of this particular post. It’s time for some social media peddling I think! The asylum has 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 my friends!

Until next week, have a very crazy day inmates!

Hello there inmates!

I hope you’re all having a marvellous day today! Things have been looking up fairly consistently this last week. Both in terms of finding work and in my personal life. With that said, it may be unclear that things have been positive with the few poems I’ve written the last few days. Fear not however, I am doing alright. I merely have drawn inspiration from the darker side of the psyche! Haha! As for the blog, things are great to be quite frank. Ive been, as always, very humbled by the responses I’ve been receiving for them.

So it’s time for the next rendition of the Harlequins writing music. Still crawling up to part 50. I decided to do something a tad different in this particular instance. Instead of sharing five general artists I like listening to, I’m going to share five cover songs that I really enjoy. These may be from artists I’ve shown before, but the covers they’ve created. I think it takes real talent to take a song (occasionally a very famous one), and make it your own. I feel it can go wrong very easily. So, lets see how they do eh?

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

Marilyn Manson – Tainted Love (Soft Cell Cover)
https://www.marilynmanson.com

Frog Leap Studios – Thriller (Michael Jackson Cover)
https://m.youtube.com/user/leolego

Steam Powered Giraffe – Diamonds (Rihanna Cover)
https://steampoweredgiraffe.com

Breed 77 – Zombie (The Cranberries Cover)
https://web.archive.org/web/20160322053340/http://www.breed77.com/

Ghost – Here Comes The Sun (The Beatles Cover)
http://www.ghost-official.com

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

Some good songs there eh? In a few instances, I actually prefer them to the originals. I understand that may be anathema to some of your ears but am I not an honest clown? Regardless, I feel it is worth giving all of these artists a chance. Whether it be their covers or their own original works. Go for it!

As you may have read somewhere before, the asylum has some social media platforms. I have a Facebook page, a twitter account and an Instagram page. It’d be grand if any of gorgeous inmates could follow me over there too! Oh, and as always, if you enjoy what I do here at the asylum, please consider supporting me over on the Ko-fi page! Youre all breathtaking!

Until next time, have a very crazy day inmates!

Hello there inmates!

I hope that you’re all having a suitably wonderful day today. I’m settling in to my new asylum cell rather nicely. I realised i’m absolutely rubbish at packing and therefore, it took a great deal longer to unpack stuff. In particular my clothes which took a day on their own. Despite all of that, I am loving my new circumstances and I’ve been told I’m looking a great deal happier. So yay!

So it is time for the next volume of the Harlequins writing music. We’re very rapidly closing in on part 50, which is still staggering. What is even more staggering is that you guys still seem to enjoy them, so yay again! We’re going to be exploring five artists that I enjoy listening to while I’m writing and chilling. Inspiration can come from the wildest places after all.

So, join me as we delve into the musical minds of talented artits the world over!

Lordi – Hard Rock Hallelujah
https://www.lordi.fi

Adam Lambert – Whataya Want From Me
https://www.adamlambert.net

Tokio Hotel – Monsoon
http://www.tokiohotel.com

Thefatrat – MAYDAY
https://www.youtube.com/ThisIsTheFatRat/

Marina And The Diamonds – How To Be A Heartbreaker
https://www.marinaofficial.co.uk

So there we have it once again!

As always, I hope that you all give these artists a try. Even if they don’t seem like your cup of tea at face value, you may be surprised! So try a few songs and then judge eh? The world is full of surprises, or so the voices tell me!

As always, I’ll include the links to the social media pages for the asylum. I have a Facebook pagea Facebook page, a Twitter accounta Twitter account and an Instagram pagean Instagram page. It would mean a lot if you could give me a like or a follow over there, it really helps! Also, if you like what I donhere at the asylum, please consider supporting me over on the Ko-fi page.on the Ko-fi page. Thanks so much my friends!

Well, until next time, have a very crazy say inmates!

Hello there inmates!

Here’s hoping you’re all having a fabulous day. There have been some big changes for the asylum, thats for sure. I have moved to a new home, in the next town over from my previous one. You may have seen some photos on my social media sites earlier. I’ve also been finding more work, so money issues are better as well. Im feeling like a wellspring of positivity right now, its a grand feeling. My smile isn’t so much glued on anymore, it’s genuine. It feels so different to how I felt this time last week.

So, its time for yet another volume of the Harlequins writing music today. We’ll be diving into five musical artists today that help inspire me and spur me on when im writing or simply relaxing. As always, I’ll try to vary it as much as possible, to hopefully include something for everyone! Lets have a good time eh? Haha!

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

Bad Lip Reading – Seagulls (Stop it now!)
http://www.badlipreading.com

Chills – Stranger
https://youtube.com/c/Chills15/

Megaherz – Fur Immer
https://www.megaherz.de

Jessie J – Domino
http://www.jessiejofficial.com

Angerland – The Clown King
https://m.facebook.com/Angerlandband/

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

I hope that I have included something that will interest everybody! I tried to include some lesser known artists this time, I’m sure they’d all love the attention so send them some love my fellow inmates! Hehe!

So, time for some shilling nonsense now I suppose! I have a Facebook page, a twitter account and an Instagram page for the asylum. It’d be wonderful if you could join us over there, it is sometimes entertaining! Also, if you enjoy what I do here at the asylum, it’d mean a lot to me if you’d support me over on the Ko-fi page!

So, here’s to another good week! Have a very crazy day inmates!

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!