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.

3 out of 3: Google and Sky (UK) join 'forces'

The evil empires (as I am now gonna be calling Google and Sky) are joining forces in the UK (BBC) to ... to ... oh, I dunno, make oodles of money!

Watch that space as it seeps around the world and suddenly Google is not just a "computer company" but becomes a "company that does things with tv/radio/newspapers". That's the way to move out of Microsoft's sights - two excellent articles about how Microsoft is/could be fighting back against Google at Read/Write Web blog: part 1 | part 2