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The Soulful Countdown to G.O’s Discharge ~ Day 525

There’s always a reason for the ddaeng!

When is MBLAQ and variety not a good match? I know I am biased. In all honesty, I have to confess that I have not watched other groups in variety shows outside of that hilarious Running Man episode with Seung Ho and Joon wherein there were other idol duos guesting along with them. So I have no real point of reference. However I do know one thing: MBLAQ sets the bar pretty high (for me) when it comes to variety entertainment. True, they have guested on many. But if you focus on the core four: Idol Army, Sesame Player, Hello Baby and Idol Manager, I think you will agree that MBLAQ owned Korean variety from 2009 through 2012. Today I am going way back to MBLAQ’s variety infancy to revisit a moment from Idol Army, Episode 10 [The Ski Resort Special] and MBLAQ’s National Music Show where bad boy G.O got to show a little vocal prowess and lots of humor with Rain’s Rainism.

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The Soulful Countdown to G.O’s Discharge ~ Day 522

I wanted today to be another Vocal Virtuosity day after hearing One recently. Even though it is a MBLAQ group effort, Mr. Main Vocal proves predominant throughout the song. As you know, when that happens, I like to bring it to the forefront here on the countdown because as much as I adore all of MBLAQ’s music, when my lovely bias takes the vocal helm in a song, it rapidly moves up my fave list. I forgot how feel good One is and how crystalline and powerful G.O’s vocals are throughout the song. Even though I have been diligently searching, I could not find an actual live version or performance. If any of you are aware, please post a link to in the comments section. I did recall however the 13 September 2011 KBS broadcast of The Lord of Magic show wherein our fab five performed a wonderful and remarkably sweet LED light show using One as a backdrop music to the performance.

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The Soulful Countdown to G.O’s Discharge ~ Day 520

I really thought that I would settle into a fan meet/fan sign fan cam for today’s Fan-Camming Friday moment. That was my plan any way. But whenever I come across a cam of G.O singing, the choice is automatically made for me! This happened today when I came across a cam of G.O performing his second digital single, Play That Song during the Seoul Sensation Tour in November 2013. Usually come Friday, I am cranked up for the weekend. Not today. No, today, I want to ease into Friday with grace and romance. Is there any better way to do that than with G.O’s velvety voice?

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The Soulful Countdown to G.O’s Discharge ~ Day 518

To me, when an artist wants to use his art to touch the deepest part of people, to make them feel something, that is an act of absolute intimacy. Now before you get all squeamish thinking this post is going to get all PG-13 or R-rated, it will not. I do not mean that kind of intimacy. Most of us are guarded in our emotions and hesitant to let people in, or let people get close. Music though has a way of circumventing those defenses. However, it usually takes a profound piece of music to accomplish it and an artist adept in interpreting such. Without an honest guide who is filled with depth and emotion, music can be come a cacophony of unorganized sound unable to connect with the listener. As you all know, I believe G.O is an honest guide. One filled with depth and emotion who is able to connect with all who will listen.

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The Soulful Countdown to G.O’s Discharge ~ Day 516

Recently G.O updated his Instagram profile picture to a picture of himself during the Broken era. It brought back a flood of memories of that very special time in the spring of 2014. I wondered if he was feeling nostalgic and what could have prompted that picture choice. Not that I am complaining. Hardly. He completely owned the elegance of that era with a mature sophistication that fully complemented his evolution and growth as an artist. But while he was going all nostalgic with Broken, I found myself going nostalgic with Mirror. It is a G.O One Shot .gif day but since it is a new week, I am going to supplement it with a couple of pictures.

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The Soulful Countdown to G.O’s Discharge ~ Day 514

What I have learned from watching G.O in variety programming is that I really do not have to understand all that he is saying. I feel the same way when I listen to him sing. I generally can follow along when I have an idea of what is going on. Sure there are times when I want to know exactly what he is saying or singing. Absolutely. Because I think he is bright and humorous, I want to be in on the information or joke as well as be able to fully grasp his many play on words. When it comes to song, I am less stringent in wanting to understand because I feel what he is singing and trying to convey. Today I have a Playful G.O moment wherein I have no idea what is going on and there are no subtitles to help. All I know is that whatever Seung Ho was reading, G.O had a reaction for every thought. Traveling back to a May 2010 broadcast of the MNET Japan Star VJ Show, like a little jumping bean, G.O could not contain his energy.

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The Soulful Countdown to G.O’s Discharge ~ Day 512

Ok, I cannot deny that I am completely enamored by G.O’s current focus on living a healthy lifestyle and the way in which it seems to have been infiltrating his recent survival report chat sessions with fans. You will recall his hearty suggestion to take probiotics during one session and most recently, he urged us to add brazil nuts to our diets suggesting that we would reap health benefits immediately. It is impossible to not adore this man and the fact that he wants his A+ nation to be happy and healthy….lol! This all made me start to think about the Real Men episode of MBLAQ’s Idol Manager.

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