220 episodes

I blogcast about Artist stuff. And Arts Related stuff. Also feminism.
*In each episode, I read a post from my Songs for the Struggling Artist blog and play a song at the end.

Songs for the Struggling Artist Songs for the StrugglingArtist

    • Arts

I blogcast about Artist stuff. And Arts Related stuff. Also feminism.
*In each episode, I read a post from my Songs for the Struggling Artist blog and play a song at the end.

    Frustrated Artists and Tyrants

    Frustrated Artists and Tyrants

    From listening to the Bunga Bunga podcast, I learned that Silvio Berlusconi started as a singer. He was reasonably successful and having a great time when, apparently, his dad shamed him, asking him if he was really going to be a singer for the rest of his life. So Silvio Berlusconi quit singing. Even though he loved it. And became a shady ass real estate developer instead. This led him to becoming a shady ass media mogul and then the shady ass prime minister of Italy. Did that go well for Italy? No, no, it did not. Would Italy have been better off if Berlusconi had just continued to do what he loved and just kept singing? I think so. I blame Berlusconi’s dad for the problems of Italy. I also blame the world that denigrates the arts and deems them not enough.

    To keep reading Frustrated Artists and Tyrants visit the Songs for the Struggling Artist podcast.


    This is Episode 223

    Song: Waste by Bright Red Boots

    Image of Silvio Berlusconi via WikiCommons



    To support this podcast:

    Give it 5 stars in Apple Podcasts. Write a nice review!

    Rate it wherever you listen or through: https://ratethispodcast.com/strugglingartist

    Join my mailing list: www.emilyrainbowdavis.com/

    Like the blog/show on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SongsfortheStrugglingArtist/

    Support me on Patreon: www.patreon.com/emilyrdavis

    Or buy me a coffee on Kofi: http://ko-fi.com/emilyrainbowdavis

    or PayPal me: https://www.paypal.me/strugglingartist

    Follow me on Twitter @erainbowd

    Instagram and Pinterest

    Tell a friend!

    Listen to The Dragoning here and support via Ko-fi here: https://ko-fi.com/messengertheatrecompany

    To vote for The Dragoning in the Audio Verse Awards visit here: https://audioverseawards.net/

    As ever, I am yours,

    Emily Rainbow Davis

    • 21 min
    Everybody's Favorite Nice Guy Has a New Gig

    Everybody's Favorite Nice Guy Has a New Gig

    You all remember the guy who inspired my blog post about Sticky Benevolent Sexism? (It was a few people’s favorite. It’s about the time this guy asked all the ladies to stand up so the men could applaud us.) Well, I just got an email from an organization that is trying to reckon with its own racism and sexism and this guy is apparently part of some learning group on the subject. In the email, he recommends some podcasts to listen to for this racism/sexism reckoning.

    I happen to agree with his recommendations so I can’t fault him for his choices. But there’s something about this particular brand of white guy leading this conversation that just makes me want to start throwing plates.

    To read more of Everybody's Favorite Nice Guy Has a New Gig visit the Songs for the Struggling Artist blog. 

    This is Episode 222. 

    Song: Not Ready to Make Nice by The Chicks

    Image by Chuttersnap via UnSplash

    To vote for The Dragoning in the Audio Verse Awards visit here: https://audioverseawards.net/

    To support this podcast:

    Give it 5 stars in Apple Podcasts. Write a nice review!

    Rate it wherever you listen or through: https://ratethispodcast.com/strugglingartist

    Join my mailing list: www.emilyrainbowdavis.com/

    Like the blog/show on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SongsfortheStrugglingArtist/

    Support me on Patreon: www.patreon.com/emilyrdavis

    Or buy me a coffee on Kofi: http://ko-fi.com/emilyrainbowdavis

    or PayPal me: https://www.paypal.me/strugglingartist

    Follow me on Twitter @erainbowd

    Instagram and Pinterest

    Tell a friend!

    Listen to The Dragoning here and support via Ko-fi here: https://ko-fi.com/messengertheatrecompany

    As ever, I am yours,

    Emily Rainbow Davis

    • 20 min
    I Miss the Smiling

    I Miss the Smiling

    I’ve been going to this little sandwich shop in my neighborhood lately. It’s got a garden in the back and it’s usually pretty empty so I can take my mask off and write back there fairly easily. I never went pre-covid because it had table service and I didn’t really want a sandwich.

    But since I returned to Queens after almost two months away, I’ve been going a couple of times a week. It’s always the same people behind the counter and sometimes they seem to remember me and sometimes not. This last time, it was as if I’d never been there before and it strikes me that with everyone in masks, we are all a lot less recognizable than we used to be. We’re all just these eyes over cloth – and if we change the cloth every day like we should, we look like a different person every day.

    To read more of I Miss the Smiling, visit the Song for the Struggling Artist blog. 

    This is Episode 221

    Song: Smile by Lily Allen

    Image by Pexels via Pixabay

    To support this podcast:

    Give it 5 stars in Apple Podcasts. Write a nice review!

    Rate it wherever you listen or through: https://ratethispodcast.com/strugglingartist

    Join my mailing list: www.emilyrainbowdavis.com/

    Like the blog/show on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SongsfortheStrugglingArtist/

    Support me on Patreon: www.patreon.com/emilyrdavis

    Or buy me a coffee on Kofi: http://ko-fi.com/emilyrainbowdavis

    or PayPal me: https://www.paypal.me/strugglingartist

    Follow me on Twitter @erainbowd

    Instagram and Pinterest

    Tell a friend!

    Listen to The Dragoning here and support via Ko-fi here: https://ko-fi.com/messengertheatrecompany

    As ever, I am yours,

    Emily Rainbow Davis

    • 16 min
    Bill and Ted's Bogus Handling of Older Women

    Bill and Ted's Bogus Handling of Older Women

    We did it. We watched the new Bill and Ted movie. The trailer made it look kind of charming and our Gen X nostalgia for the original was strong enough to put us in front of, what we knew would be, a very silly movie. And it was! They brought back all these cast members from the original. Ted’s Dad. Ted’s Dad’s girlfriend. A hologram of George Carlin. But significantly, despite the medieval princesses’ appearance in the earlier movie, the actresses who played them did not play them in this new movie. Instead, the filmmakers cast two women who are about ten years younger than the original princesses. This made me mad. And curious.

    To keep reading Bill and Ted's Bogus Handling of Older Women visit the Songs for the Struggling Artist blog. 

    This is Episode 220

    Song: Back in Time by Huey Lewis and the News

    Image by Allodium via Pixabay

    To support this podcast:

    Give it 5 stars in Apple Podcasts. Write a nice review!

    Rate it wherever you listen or through: https://ratethispodcast.com/strugglingartist

    Join my mailing list: www.emilyrainbowdavis.com/

    Like the blog/show on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SongsfortheStrugglingArtist/

    Support me on Patreon: www.patreon.com/emilyrdavis

    Or buy me a coffee on Kofi: http://ko-fi.com/emilyrainbowdavis

    or PayPal me: https://www.paypal.me/strugglingartist

    Follow me on Twitter @erainbowd

    Instagram and Pinterest

    Tell a friend!

    Listen to The Dragoning here and support via Ko-fi here: https://ko-fi.com/messengertheatrecompany

    As ever, I am yours,

    Emily Rainbow Davis

    • 16 min
    And Then the Internet Went Out

    And Then the Internet Went Out

    While I was polishing up my blog about the power outage, I googled Tropical Storm Isaias to double check I was spelling it correctly. The request timed out but I figured it was just this thing the wifi does in our apartment where it gets moody about the distance between my computer and the router. After bringing it closer and then plugging in the ethernet cable and switching everything off and on again a million times, I had to accept that there was no internet. I found it ironic that I was trying to post a blog about the power of power, in which the power of the internet played a role, and could not because, while I did have electricity, I had no internet access.

    To keep reading And Then the Internet Went Out, visit the Songs for the Struggling Artist blog. 

    This is Episode 219 

    Song: Wild World by Cat Stevens

    Image by TheDigitalArtist by Pixabay 

    To support this podcast:

    Give it 5 stars in Apple Podcasts. Write a nice review!

    Rate it wherever you listen or through: https://ratethispodcast.com/strugglingartist

    Join my mailing list: www.emilyrainbowdavis.com/

    Like the blog/show on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SongsfortheStrugglingArtist/

    Support me on Patreon: www.patreon.com/emilyrdavis

    Or buy me a coffee on Kofi: http://ko-fi.com/emilyrainbowdavis

    or PayPal me: https://www.paypal.me/strugglingartist

    Follow me on Twitter @erainbowd

    Instagram and Pinterest

    Tell a friend!

    Listen to The Dragoning here and support via Ko-fi here: https://ko-fi.com/messengertheatrecompany

    As ever, I am yours,

    Emily Rainbow Davis

    • 16 min
    Comfort Is Not the Point

    Comfort Is Not the Point

    Now that things are starting to open up a little, there are increasingly tough decisions to be made. There are negotiations to be had. There are choices to consider. “Let me know what you’re comfortable with,” someone said as we negotiated how we’d be together in this moment. But comfort is not the point.

    Masks aren’t comfortable. Keeping at least six feet away from people we care about is not comfortable. Staying in, in our uncomfortable apartment, is not comfortable. But comfort isn’t the point. I am very comfortable without a mask. I am comfortable in close proximity to people. I’m comfortable hugging almost anyone. I’m a theatre person; I’m comfortable with a massage circle. Heck, in the right crowd and context, I’d even be comfortable in a dog pile with face to face singing. I’d be so comfortable in a big theatre chock full of people. That’s my happy place and so comfortable. What I’m comfortable with doesn’t matter.

    To read more of Comfort Is Not the Point visit the Songs for the Struggling Artist blog.

    This is Episode 218 

    Song: Too Close for Comfort from Mr. Wonderful

    Image by Engin_Akyurt via Pixabay

    Listen to The Dragoning here and support via Ko-fi here: https://ko-fi.com/messengertheatrecompany

    To support this podcast:

    Give it 5 stars in Apple Podcasts. Write a nice review!

    Rate it wherever you listen or through: https://ratethispodcast.com/strugglingartist

    Join my mailing list: www.emilyrainbowdavis.com/

    Like the blog/show on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SongsfortheStrugglingArtist/

    Support me on Patreon: www.patreon.com/emilyrdavis

    Or buy me a coffee on Kofi: http://ko-fi.com/emilyrainbowdavis

    or PayPal me: https://www.paypal.me/strugglingartist

    Follow me on Twitter @erainbowd

    Instagram and Pinterest

    Tell a friend!

    As ever, I am yours,

    Emily Rainbow Davis

    • 18 min

Top Podcasts In Arts