Moorish Scheherazades

I had an interesting chat (ie I listened) with someone the other night about the social position of musicians in the Middle Ages. I didn’t really buy his idea of the musician as The Other–at least not in Spain–but what he told me about Moorish and Jewish musicians in Christian society (as opposed to, for…

Butts & mutts

Best shop-door notice seen as anti-smoking legislation kind of came into force: PROHIBIDO FUMAR PERROS NO