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Redefining 'Much' | Capitalism & Cyberpunk with Blue Monday – The Invisible Cabaret Podcast: Mental Health & The Arts
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 cyberpunk and 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.
CW: abuse at 28.37 – 32.34
You can find Blue Monday on Instagram as @bluemonday.exe.
Yeah, I think when I make art, a lot of it is kind of built into this image of myself where everything has to be perfect. I have, like, overly high expectations for myself and I’m still trying to free myself from that mindset. So not having the pressure on to actually really do anything has been really good and it has inspired creativity in other ways.Blue monday
Are you an artist (of any description) with a mental health story to tell? Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details about how to be a future guest on the podcast.
Things mentioned in the podcast:
- Ada Lovelace – one of first coders, not to be confused with Linda Lovelace…
- The marketing creation of Blue Monday
- Extrinsic vs intrinsic goals: a sample study
- Cyberpunk and its links with the past
- ‘Fig tree’ piece – Belle Bluestocking explained her thinking on a recent podcast
- OCD info
- Mouncealot episode on processing trauma through art
- Perfectionism: some resources
- Warburtons wheat-free sourdough cob bread (Rosie’s gratitude for the week!)
- National Domestic Abuse Helpline & the UK government website
- Erin’s recipe : baby tomato & rosemary foccacia – stay tuned on our blog & socials!
Be in the next episode of The Invisible Cabaret Podcast! Tweet or DM us with what you’re grateful for this week, or – better still – send us a voice message!
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/
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