Pink Editorial

Welcome to June, everybody! Remember when I mentioned getting a substantial amount of showers in my neck of the woods in April? Well, the same thing happened in May as well. So, if April showers bring May flowers, then what do May showers bring? June weeds? If anyone can figure that out, please let me know.

Meanwhile, for this month, we get sand in our shoes in more ways than one. It was forty years ago this month that Pink Lady's fourth single (and eventual third straight number one hit), "Nagisa no Sindbad", a.k.a. "Sindbad on the Beach" was released. The novelty of this relentlessly cute and peppy song was that it's accompanying dance routine reminded me considerably of all the dance numbers I had seen hep teenagers do in those beach themed movies from the 1960's while grooving to the sounds of the Beach Boys or Jan and Dean. Heck, "Nagisa" itself reminded me of some of those sort of fun songs from that era, perhaps that was exactly what songwriter Yu Aku had in mind when he composed that number. I can certainly dig that to the nines. To that end, I have four video versions of "Nagisa" to regale everyone with.

And, of course, what better feature to accompany a beach song than Pink Beach Party. Yes, yes, I know I usually present this feature in July, but I just couldn't resist pairing it with the 40th anniversary of "Nagisa". I mean, any excuse to show pictures of Mie and Kei in swimsuits is a winner in my book. Heh! Lastly, to bring up some old business, I'm still waiting to hear from anyone interested in watching and translating the 2004 Christmas Eve "Pink Lady Stormy Life Special" If there's anyone out there who's fluent in Japanese and is serious about providing a translation of the SLS, please get in touch with me at and I can discuss the project.Until next month, take care and have a great day!

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