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Pink Editorial

Welcome to November, friends and neighbors. Thanksgiving is this month, so is Black Friday, the unofficial (some might say official) start of the Christmas shopping season, even though I had seen decorated trees in department stores going back to mid-September. Talk about rushing the season!

To quote a line by Lieutenant Saavik from Star Trek III: The Search For Spock, it is time for total truth between us. I am most definitely NOT an expert when it comes to being a webmaster. Even though I've been running this website, my labor of love for Mie and Kei for nearly twenty years, I'll be the first to admit I haven't got this stuff down pat, not even after all these years. All I've done is throw stuff against the wall to see what will stick, what I've done has been far from perfect, and things occasionally haven't gone according to plan, case in point, when YouTube arbitrarily deleted scores of third party videos from their site several years ago, and, sadly, that included pretty much the whole of my Pink Video collection, something that was terribly frustrating, especially since I wasn't smart enough or forward thinking enough to have saved the videos I uploaded to YouTube where I'm no longer a member. So I've had to rebuild my video collection from scratch on a new site, Vimeo, and you can check out a PL performance from Let's Go Young this month.

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Also this month, I have for your viewing pleasure, a new Pink Contemporaries feature, this one on Japan's pop music juggernaut of the 21st century: AKB48. My longtime love for idol singers past and present led me to AKB, less a pop group, but more an army, complete with sub-groups from throughout not just Nippon, but Asia as well, making them one heck of a phenomenon, a phenomenon I've heard will perform during the opening ceremonies at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. When you read about them AKB here, you'll understand and agree with that assessment about how amazing this group is. Until next month, take care and have a great day.

Your Friend,
Jeff

Comments? Questions? Email me at treetop.jeff@verizon.net


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