Podcast Episode 7 – Cyberpunk and Capitalism with Blue Monday

You can listen to Episode 7 here!

Join cabaret producers and podcast hosts Rosie Verbose & Ferrero Rochelle, as they chat with troupe member Blue Monday about creativity & mental health. A talented singer and musician, Blue shares some of the inspiration behind her digital soundscapes, as well as some of the research she’s amassed about how the need to make money affects our wellbeing. We also touch on themes such as lockdown (naturally), OCD, and dystopian fiction. It will make sense when you listen. Probably.

Blue Monday is a burlesque performer and musician. She is singing with her eyes closed, wearing a black strapless evening gown and elbow-length black satin gloves. Her hair is a brown-blonde and falls over her shoulders. She wears a red and black flower crown.
Taken by Steve Gregson Photography at Vault Festival 2019

You can find Blue Monday on Instagram as @bluemonday.exe.

Are you an artist (of any description) with a mental health story to tell? Email invisiblecabaret@gmail.com for more details about how to be a future guest on the podcast.

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With thanks to: Matt Ennis, www.mennismixing.co.uk
Music: Shades of Spring by Kevin MacLeod, available under license: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Boys Don’t Cry | Locking Down and Opening Up with Richard 'The Burly Photographer’ McKenzie The Invisible Cabaret Podcast: Mental Health & Creativity

Invisible Cabaret charters new waters this week, as we venture outside the troupe to talk about creativity and mental health with artists in other fields. And after guesting on his podcast earlier on in lockdown, how could they not put Richard McKenzie, AKA The Burly Photographer, top of the priority list! Richard is a fantastic live-event photographer, whose work has earned him international renown in the burlesque community. He joins hosts Ferrero Rochelle and Rosie Verbose to talk about how to keep motivated and inspired as a creative – even in an international crisis – as well as sharing his fascinating perspective on men's mental health and how cabaret might begin to bridge that gap. You can find Richard on Facebook as @digitalmck and on Instagram as @theburlyphotographer. CW – 15:23 brief mention of suicide. Some useful links for Men's Mental Health: CALM (for men aged 16-35); Dudes 'N' Dogs community group. *** What are you grateful for atm? Tweet @inviscabaret, DM us on Instagram, email us, or – better still – send us a voice message! *** Things mentioned in the podcast: Buy Richard's Book of Rainbows Richard's photographs from the BLM demonstrations and many more are available to purchase in this book Luscious Cabaret, run by Lady Luscious Museum of London's appeal for Covid collection contributions Councillors pointing at things Reading Fringe Festival The Scarlet Vixens (on Instagram as @thescarletvixens) Harlem Nocturne John Cooper Clarke – some of Richard's recommendations: Kung Fu International & I Wanna Be Yours Paulus's original song, 'Tribe' *** Edited and mixed by Matt Ennis, www.mennismixing.co.uk Music: Shades of Spring by Kevin MacLeod , available by license: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ http://www.invisiblecabaret.org — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/invisible-cabaret/message
  1. Boys Don’t Cry | Locking Down and Opening Up with Richard 'The Burly Photographer’ McKenzie
  2. The Art of the Perfect Tickle-Slap | Glamour and Grit with Dee Dee La Femme
  3. 'Everybody Loves Parfait' | Grease and Grace with Burlesque Queen and Drag King, Petit Pois
  4. 'I Was Reborn' | Feminism & Feeling Your Oats with Ida Sanguine
  5. Redefining “Much” | Capitalism & Cyberpunk with Blue Monday

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