No Condition Is Permanent (Ep. 27 ~ 05.31.14)
“The fiddlers or guirots are reckoned rich, and their wives have more crystal, blue stones and beads about them than the king’s wives…and it is remarkable that after all this fondness of the people for music, and yet the musician is held in great contempt and is denied their common right of burial, instead of which the corpse is set upright in a hollow tree and left there to rot. The reason they give for this treatment is that the cantators have a familiar converse with their Devil…”
– Green’s Collection Of Voyages, 1745 (via Stanley Booth’s Rhythm Oil)
You may acquire Episode 27 HERE.