This is Noriko, of  George and Noriko  fame, at Coastella 2018 who, well best to let them tell you: George and Noriko break all the rules. The duo brings something unique, something unexpected. Known as the Japanese Blues Cowboy and the Tsugaru shamisen player, they have been kicking up a storm wherever they play.  George’s lightning fast blues licks & growling harmonica enhanced by Noriko’s percussive of the traditional Shamisen (Japanese banjo) has morphed into a kind of bluegrass hard country blues with a Japanese twist. It's quite something - go listen to their music, it's pretty bloody kick ass.

We've bought ourselves a digital camera

It's newer than thisIt's very good and means we now have one piece of equipment-type stuff that does both stills and video. In fact, the jolly thing will take video both onto 1 hour tapes (wee things that are a digital and nice) AND onto the 256Mb card that we bought to hold even more still photo's. I see confusion looming for us all.

Have spent a (tired) Sunday pushing all the buttons and have flicked through the manual. I am a man and I read the manual, sorry to bugger around with everyone's world views :-)

Only trouble I see with the camera is where the bloody hell are we gonna store all this footage - DVD I s'pose.

And how does it hook into my "life online"? The stills I'm gonna have to put up onto Flickr which will mean I am gonna pay the NZ$40/year charge as it's just worth it.

But the videos will be large and just getting them up online is the problem ...