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The Soulful Countdown to G.O’s Discharge ~ Day 363

If you have been following this series (or even my blog in general), you know how very sentimental I am and how I enjoy commemorating special dates, milestones, and memorable moments. Today happens to be one of those days as one year ago today, G.O stepped upon the stage and sang for us one more time before entering military training camp four short days thereafter. It is silly, but for some reason remembering that snowy Valentine’s Day is making me tremendously emotional as I sit down to write. I write through my tears often so it is ok that they fall today. I chose to write a Vocal Virtuosity moment for today as the time is actually quite perfect to revisit G.O’s performance of his incredibly smooth and sweet Play That Song from the I.Callist Vocal Idol Show on 14 February 2016.

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The Soulful Countdown to G.O’s Discharge ~ Day 313

사랑은 차가운 유혹
그래도 피할 순 없어
Love is a cold temptation, still I cannot avoid it.

Most of the time when I listen to G.O sing, I honestly do not feel the need to fully understand the lyrics and the reason being is that his interpretations, his feelings, emotions, passion, heart and soul generally tell the story without a need for translation. However, I admit that understanding what he is singing about adds a greater and more powerful dimension to the song. One of the songs G.O chose to sing for his last stage before departing for military camp was 사랑은 차가운 유혹 [Love Is A Cold Temptation]. It was the fourth song of his five song set last February at the I.Callist Idol Vocal Concert. It was tender. It was passionate. It was beautiful.

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The Soulful Countdown to G.O’s Discharge ~ Day 292

While I have been reserving the Retro Room for songs of days long gone by, indeed longer than three years, I felt the strong urge to make sure G.O’s beautiful performance of John Legend’s All of Me from the I.Callist Idol Vocal Concert back in February is filed securely here in the Retro Room among the others. Legend’s song was released in 2013, not very retro I know, but I bend my rules every now and then when I am compelled to share moments of G.O’s moving and poignant interpretations of songs that surely mean so much to him.

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The Soulful Countdown to G.O’s Discharge ~ Day 232

Our charming main vocal would like to call your attention to the fact that he now has UNDER 500 DAYS LEFT OF HIS SERVICE!! Yes, it is true. As G.O completes his 232nd day of service today, he officially has 499 remaining. Frankly, I see the light at the end of the tunnel, and it is growing brighter and brighter each day. For today, I just want to celebrate G.O as seen through my own camera. These are not new and this is not the full collection of what I have been fortunate to capture. Nor are they perfect as I seem to have lots of trouble keeping my camera steady when I point it at him.  So it goes . . .

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The Soulful Countdown to G.O’s Discharge ~ Day 208

It just occurred to me that I have not given myself any hard and fast rules about visiting The Retro Room here on the blog. I have set some guidelines with other posts like the G.O One Shots, and Fan-Camming, for example, but have not set any parameters for The Retro Room. This is fortuitous as I really, really felt like revisiting G.O’s gentle and heart-felt performance of The Eagles’ Desperado from the I.Callist Idol Vocal Concert back on 14 February 2016. That is, if my heart can weather the emotion in the wake of that remembrance.

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The Soulful Countdown to G.O’s Discharge ~ Day 200

Celebrating G.O’s 200th day of military service . . . and remembering the beauty he shared 204 days ago at the I.Callist Idol Vocal Concert, Valentine’s Day 2016.


[Image cr. G.OLove]


The Soulful Countdown to G.O’s Discharge ~ Day 100

Day 100!! Beautiful G.O has completed 100 days of his military service. Now, that wasn’t so bad. Those first 100 days actually went by rather quickly, right? Right?! Ok, so yes, the days seem to be moving right along and at a somewhat decent pace. Maybe? That pace still does not lessen the ache of missing him. Of having the excitable feeling of seeing an announcement that he will have an event, an appearance, a show, musical, movie or song. Right now, all we have is the promise of his imminent discharge. For Day 100 then, no fanfare needed as I will choose to honor his desire for a quiet service and simply share a moment of him covering Eric Benét’s Still With You.

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