In my experience, punks were against goths and that’s how it’s always been. Then Shilpa Ray and Her Happy Hookers came along. The band proves genres can mix beautifully, especially with the help of Shilpa’s smooth voice. Her chords have been compared to those of Ella Fitzgerald and Patti smith and her band’s fans include the likes of Nick Cave and Bob Dylan. On this episode of Everything is Embarrassing, Shilpa shares her hangover cures and secret pop obsessions. PS: If you’ve got an embarrassing dilemma, write to firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet at @teahacic !