[Art/History] The Social Historian: Just A Quick List of 17th Century Euphemisms For Being Drunk

From John Ray, A Collection of English Proverbs (1678). ‘Disguised.’ ‘To have a piece of bread and cheese in your head.’ ‘He’s drunk more than he has bled.’ (ouch) ‘Been in the sun.’ ‘Had a jag.’ ‘Had a load.’ ‘To have got a dish.’ ‘To have had a cup too much.’ ‘To be one and […] […]

[Music] The Odd Gifts – Migrant Songs

Indies Scope Records out of Prague publish another gem! The Odd Gifts are a Czech band who dedicate this album to the migrant situation occurring throughout Europe. While the view of the artists and this blog would be at loggerheads as to the causes and effects of the migrant situation, it is still a good […]

[Music] Makhfirat Hamroqulova & Gulshan / Махфират Ҳамроқулова & Гульшан – Дилро Бубин

There isn’t a lot of information on wild psych music coming out of places like Tajikistan, but this isn’t a bad slice of Central Asian arabesque disco-prog, courtesy of Makhfirat Hamroqulova & Gulshan.  Hamroqulova is not only a famous singer in the country, but an actress of note as well.