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The Soulful Countdown to G.O’s Discharge ~ Day 544

On 27 April 2010, G.O hit the radio waves as a guest on DJ Hong Jin Kyung’s Music Space. Usually when I write about in studio radio show appearances it is because G.O at some point in the broadcast sings a song. That did not happen on this particular day in the studio, but I wanted to write about this appearance for a couple of reasons. One is because of the cute pictures A Lucky Day captured of G.O either arriving or leaving the station. The other reason is well . . . kind of ridiculous. Let me explain.

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The Soulful Countdown to G.O’s Discharge ~ Day 537

Well, it seems as if the God of Communication is not waiting until his service is complete to make staying in touch with us a priority. Yes, late, late, late Saturday evening..uh, er, Sunday morning or the 6th of August to be exact G.O took to updating his Instagram account once again, posting two pictures back-to-back that he most assuredly grabbed from his phone gallery archives. Two pictures he noted that were taken last year. Oh so very sweet and nostalgic.

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The Soulful Countdown to G.O’s Discharge ~ Day 502

By now you are probably aware that even the most limited number of musical notes that escape G.O will always constitute a Vocal Virtuosity moment for me here during this countdown series, as well as any other given time or place. Now that I have crossed over the 500 post mark, out of all of them, I think my favorites will always be the ones that contain G.O singing. Even the tiniest most shortest utterance. His voice is like a tonic for my soul that at times soothes and at others, excites. There is something about the short clip of Dress Up he shared during the 20 June 2013 broadcast of MBC’s Shim Shim TaPa that was a little bit of both.

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The Soulful Countdown to G.O’s Discharge ~ Day 416

I know that any time we are particularly missing the sounds of G.O’s beautiful voice, we only need open up our music apps (or pop a CD into the player) and choose from one of the many MBLAQ, Tykeys and/or his solo songs in our libraries to soothe that yearning. But every so often it is nice to detour from those libraries to get lost in an old impromptu radio broadcast performance, a cover song that perhaps holds deep meaning for him, or one he simply loves to sing. Kim Kwang Seok’s 사랑했지만 [Though I Loved You] might be one of those songs. A lovely melody. The poetic lyrics. The big notes. Yes, a perfect match for our tender main vocal.

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The Soulful Countdown to G.O’s Discharge ~ Day 403

One of the many recurring themes and/or thoughts I have shared in quite a few blog posts I have written about G.O has been that you can set any song in front him and he will be able to sing it. And not just sing it, he will feel it. Or better yet, absorb it by allowing it to mix and mingle with his own history, experiences and emotions. So then, it does not surprise me that he gave a Celine Dion song a try. No, it does not surprise me at all.

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The Soulful Countdown to G.O’s Discharge ~ Day 369

Don’t you just love the G.OMir dynamic? It has to be one of the most playful inter-group relationships in popular music (Korean or otherwise) today. I really have no foundation on which to build that statement as I have no idea what the dynamics are in other groups since I follow none other than MBLAQ; but I think theirs would a standard by which I could measure all others. I am so ferociously biased, aren’t I? Bottom line with MBLAQ though (in my opinion) is that G.O is the special ingredient in the mix that always brings the playful out in others. Pairing G.O with the equally playful Mir as disc jockeys in charge of a radio studio lays the groundwork for good entertainment, albeit wrapped in mischief.

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The Soulful Countdown to G.O’s Discharge ~ Day 336

Every moment G.O has the opportunity to sing will always have a place here in this countdown series and will generally find its way into the Vocal Virtuosity archives. Every single one. But I admit there will always be some moments that stand out much like the one I share today where G.O turns a ballad into a tender lullaby in his rendition of Hurricane during a January 2010 visit to the Volume Up radio show.

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