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Hello Suffolk 'n' Cool listeners. It's great to have you along.

The show is on long-term hiatus right now but there is a wealth of great independent music in the archives for your listening pleasure.

Full shownotes are published on the Suffolk 'n' Cool main site.

Jan 30, 2009

John Martyn 1948 - 2009

My personal tribute to a fine musician and big man.

Selecting just a few clips to play has been a painful process, not because of the memories it brings back but because there are so many masterpieces that have to be left out.

Another great sadness is for all the people who never...

Jan 28, 2009

A "roit ol' mix" of music this week. You'll appreciate that despite the name of the show, most of the music I play comes from pretty much everywhere else in the world. This week is unique in that two tracks have connections with Suffolk.

'til the wheels fall off - That was Something (Michigan, USA)
That Was Something...

Jan 21, 2009

Congratulations are due to the people of the USA for electing Barack Obama to serve as their president.
The inauguration yesterday was hugely impressive (even on TV here in the UK) and gives confidence that enough of the people are behind him to bring the perception of USA back into the realm of civilisation again. UK...

Jan 14, 2009

The snow has gone but after a prolonged very cold spell. Perhaps we do need some form of central heating in the house - for next year. As I came over to the barn early this morning, the moon was still glinting through the trees.

Hot tips - The D'Urbervilles (Guelph/Hamilton/Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
The D'Urbervilles...

Jan 7, 2009

It's still really unusually cold here in eastern England. It means that the caffeine intake has been moderated because the water supply pipe to the Barn is frozen solid.
However, the novelty is wearing off now and I am resolved to get a proper hearting system into the house before next winter - this is rather a...