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The Soulful Countdown to G.O’s Discharge ~ Day 694

Allow me to let you in on a little secret about this series that is really not important, but I wanted to share because with all of the recent activity that has been going on this past week and a half regarding news of G.O dating, I have not written about it other than to post his update confirming it. Frankly, I was over the moon excited about the news. Subsequent to that news breaking, (as many of you know) there has been much too much inappropriate backlash directed towards G.O for the way in which it was announced and his response thereafter. I have not timely addressed all of this (nor will I beyond what I write here) because I have, since the beginning of this series, prepared many of the posts in advance (that’s my secret..shhhh). I have even had up to 14 future posts pending at one time. I have worked this way to help keep daily posts coming. Often when G.O would update his SNS, I would scramble and move posts around to accommodate those updates. I share this because for the remaining 37 days of his service (and for this countdown), I decided to no longer do that and just keep it very simple here.

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The Soulful Countdown to G.O’s Discharge ~ Day 692

ABCs of G.O V is for Virile

I know it is my extreme bias talking here but if we take a moment to discuss who is likely the most virile member in MBLAQ, G.O definitely holds the title. I mean, you have to agree to some extent that his virility was soundly in place perhaps even prior to his debut with MBLAQ. Am I right? I think maybe G.O was simply born virile. Hence, it is the perfect adjective to describe him as we further our way through the ABC’s of G.O here on the countdown.

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The Soulful Countdown to G.O’s Discharge ~ Day 688

Today I felt like a fun, frolicking kind of fan-cam for Fan-Camming Friday. Now with the new year in full swing and the days remaining in G.O’s military service growing less and less, I cannot help but keep the mood here lively and uplifted. As you know I joined the fandom late and lost out on experiencing a lot of the interactions MBLAQ had with other groups that had debuted in and around the time they did. Even though I am not well-versed in K-pop history, I think it is safe to say that there was a camaraderie between the groups then that is not nearly as prevalent in the third generation idols of today. But, I could be wrong since I admit that I do not follow nor do I have any interest in the third generation. Fortunately, I can still visit that second gen camaraderie and share a little bit of it today from the Idol Sport Competition of January 2011 featuring our playful main vocal with SHINee’s leader, Onew.

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The Soulful Countdown to G.O’s Discharge ~ Day 686

Ever since acquainting myself with G.O and learning a little bit about his artistic journey, I have been on a quest to find as many copies of Tykeys’ Ty Project No. 1, literally the first full studio album he recorded (to my knowledge any way). When I find a copy, I buy it. This past week, I found another copy so that always seems to ignite my desire to revisit Tykeys’ performances and it occurred to me that 연상연하 [Old & Young], one of the two singles released from the album was a perfect candidate for a Vocal Virtuosity moment. Specifically, the live performance from the Tykeys showcase way back in February or March 2007. The studio version is great. But my favorite live version, vocally speaking, is the showcase performance. Continue reading


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The Soulful Countdown to G.O’s Discharge ~ Day 680

As I sat down to contemplate the next installment of The ABC’s of G.O, I discovered the letter U to be surprisingly adjective-friendly but am settling on one that is most pertinent given the fact that G.O has been away from the music and entertainment scene for nearly two years now. I have done my very best here over these past 680 days to join in the plight of making and keeping G.O . . . unforgettable.

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The Soulful Countdown to G.O’s Discharge ~ Day 672

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I am sorry but lately Tykeys have commandeered my playlists and when that happens, I invariably want to share the greatness of G.O’s work. Even though I recently shared an I’m Sorry clip, I am traveling down that road once more here today as there can never be too much vocal virtuosity in an eight day span. I think G.O’s recent (and nostalgic) update where he posted a picture of himself from his Tykeys’ days has triggered my desire to revisit the memories and the music. Today a short clip of I’m Sorry (yes, again) from Tykey’s visit to the SBS Power FM Cultwo Show back on 2 August 2007.

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The Soulful Countdown to G.O’s Discharge ~ Day 664

I am one of G.O’s fans who has a healthy appreciation for the creative collaboration and subsequent music that was born during his time with Tykeys. Every song, including Su’s solo work, is a candidate for the Vocal Virtuosity list. Every single one. Lately, R&B has taken a firmer foothold in South Korea (much to my delight); however, back in 2007, it did not get the exposure and respect it deserved. Inasmuch as Ty Project No. 1 was an amazing album, in my opinion, it never got proper recognition, promotion and airplay. I listen to it quite a bit so it gets lots of airplay in my house! Often when I am listening to it, I long to hear the present and seasoned vocalist G.O sing the songs of that album. The closest we actually came to that was when G.O appeared with rapper Nassun on Trend-E’s The Muzit show back on 9 October 2010 wherein he sang 22 seconds of Tykeys’ first single, I’m Sorry. And it was twenty-two seconds of absolute vocal virtuosity.

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