I'm heading off on my travels in a couple of days, back towards the end of the month. I'm looking forward to the trip - work in Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta, and a couple of long weekends in Penang and Sarawak, with a visit to the Rainforest World Music Festival likely to be a highlight of the latter.
As usual, I'll leave you with a selection of tracks that were first featured here back in the pre-zeitgeist era of 2009. They aren't quite as exotic as some of the earlier selections but that is because the dredging is nearly done now. There are a few dodgy things that I couldn't bring myself to inflict on you twice - and I say that knowing that "Finnish Whistler" made the cut - but not much else.
See you soon, folks.
"Yho! Yho!" - Winston 'Mankunku' Nkosi
"She Don't Love Nobody" - Nick Lowe
"Cuckoo" - The Monks
"Strawberry Blonde" - Ron Sexsmith
"Fools" - Diane Birch
"Finnish Whistler" - Roger Whittaker