Summer officially entered our fair city at 1:04 a.m. this morning. And right now, we've got a sunny day out there with a temperature of 26 degrees C with a bit of mugginess. In other words, a good start to the season. What better way in the J-Pop world to celebrate it than with a Tatsuro song? "Kokiatsu Girl" (High-Pressure Girl) is just the thing.
I realize that Tatsuro Yamashita（山下達郎） brought us "Christmas Eve" in a small fit of pique since we fans had always thought of him as "the summer song guy". But when a song as fun and summery as "Kokiatsu Girl" hits our ears, what are we to do? Think frostbite and icicles? Hell, no! Right from the rapid acapella scat intro to the audio equivalent of a tropical island fly-by, the song can only make us make those reservations for Honolulu and hit the waves.