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The Soulful Countdown to G.O’s Discharge ~ Day 656

It is true that G.O’s mellifluous voice is what often captures our attention first and foremost in connection with his artistry. It is his voice that he has tamed and trained, nurtured and developed. Indeed, G.O’s voice is the instrument he has undoubtedly mastered. But, he has proved that he knows his way around a couple of other musical instruments and back on 21 January 2011, he gave us a playful taste of his piano prowess during and MBC Best Friends Radio program.

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The Soulful Countdown to G.O’s Discharge ~ Day 647

Lately I feel as if we are moving even more quickly to the discharge finish line. I think it began to feel that way once we were under 100 days. When we look back on when G.O entered training camp, the first day . . . that was officially Day 1 for this countdown. It is almost surreal to me that we are now at Day 647, with 84 days remaining. I know we all miss him, but he has certainly made this journey bearable by keeping us updated throughout, especially since February of this year. So I thought I would slow things down a bit today with a One Shot that honors the absolute beauty and tenderness of G.O’s soulful eyes. Then again, just looking at him could cause a quickening of one’s heart rate thus rendering the entire idea of slow moot. Either way, I just felt like a soulful eyes picture from our soulful main vocal.

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The Soulful Countdown to G.O’s Discharge ~ Day 638

We have all felt the surge of excitement when starting something for the first time. A new job. A new relationship. And I suspect for fledgling idols in the making, the same holds true when they debut. I am sure it takes some adjusting. But, approaching everything with gratitude and humor helps. Lately, I have been feeling extremely nostalgic most likely due to Seungho enlisting and having all three members of MBLAQ currently serving out their military duties. Even though G.O has a little over three months remaining, and Mir around nine, the reality is that all three are away. As such, I find myself looking to MBLAQ moments that are filled with levity and laughs. So today a look back at some backstage antics from the MTV M Show. Way, way back that is . . . 8 December 2009.

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The Soulful Countdown to G.O’s Discharge ~ Day 636

I have only two problems with my Vocal Virtuosity selection for today and they are: (1) it is not the full song and (2) the entertainment news reporter had the gall to talk over the pure angelic vocals of our gentle troubadour. Brief and interfered with it as it may be, it is perhaps the only live recording (that I have come across anyway) of G.O singing one of his two solo songs from the magnificent Ty Project No. 1 album, 내가 아니라도 [Even Though It’s Not Me]. Pure heaven nonetheless.

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The Soulful Countdown to G.O’s Discharge ~ Day 611

Inasmuch as I long for a revival of each of G.O’s musicals with him back to reprise his roles, it is Gwanghwamun Sonata that I especially would like to see. Yes, you are right to believe I say that because it was the only one I did not see. Can you blame me for wanting to turn back time or, in the alternative, see him back in the tempestuous role of political activist Kang Hyun Woo? I was duly heartbroken when I recently discovered that the musical is actually being revived for a short run beginning in December. Waaah! I suppose what little is out there in way of fan cam and pictures of G.O’s performance is all we will get . . . for now. Today then, I would like to return to the Gwanghwamun Sonata stage to revisit the vivacious and energetic closing curtain call number for this Fan-Camming Friday.

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The Soulful Countdown to G.O’s Discharge ~ Day 594

It is without question the best of both worlds when we get to hear G.O sing while also simultaneously experiencing a little of his playfulness. Because he is so deeply dedicated to his craft, I think he often keeps the two separate. What I mean is, when G.O is singing he is perhaps in a completely different mind and heart space. He simply does not seem like the type to make light of his passion. But every now and then we can catch him mingling the two. I share a really quick playful moment today from the SBS Korean variety/comedy program, People Looking For Laughter.

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The Soulful Countdown to G.O’s Discharge ~ Day 593

There have been so many instances throughout this countdown series when I mentioned how much I believe G.O is a work of art all unto himself. After viewing so many pictures and yes, having the opportunity to see him up close and in person, I still hold this thought to be true. I have to give much credit to those who have captured him on film, specifically his loving fans. True, the subject matter (G.O, himself) is a great foundation to work from. And yes, timing, perfect light (or not), and camera settings help. Nevertheless, G.O provides the perfect canvas as a starting point and dedicated masternim MemenGO has captured to film many fine moments of our exquisite work of art main vocal  man. Just a single One Shot for today on this 593rd day of his service.

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