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.

Some cool things on this dank and drizzly morning

Whilst some people have too much time at least their not wasting it and are coming up with films backward which has some funny entries. If that's not your bag then please try and tell me what the bloody hell this is (I assume it's from a Microsoft press release over at nvunet):
Microsoft plans to launch a beta of its virtualization hypervisor management console earlier then previously expected.

Go on, tell me if it's a piece of hardware (heads-up display in fighter planes) or some software (something the Fish dude out of Star Wars used to control the battles in space).

Best headline though is, Scientists build caramel-powered margarine-making fuel cell - wicked!

During my school days this would've been the bomb, this would've been cool after school and this is where I would've kept my school books.

And finally, I have been kept entertained waiting for my bus of a morning by the cars jumping on their brake lights as they spot the flash of the speed camera in the van just up from the school. It crossed my mind why do we have cars that actually go faster than the speed limit, why bother making a car that breaks the law? Perhaps this will sort it out.

And finally, here's the Blast From The Past photo:
Flickr: The hat crew
My days in Sydney were fun, fun, fun and none more so when the lads from NZ came over to meet up with Dellboy and Betty. This was a wee party at the Chiswick flat ... there were many more.

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