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The Soulful Countdown to G.O’s Discharge ~ Day 558

Kinetic comes from the Greek word kinētikos, meaning “of motion,” which in turn traces to the verb kinein, meaning “to move.” If you have been a friend of the blog since G.O commandeered my every thought, you will have likely come across my discussions about how music moves through him as he performs. Even if he would consciously try to prevent it, I think it would be fruitless. When I watch G.O perform, music becomes as visible and tangible as it is auditory moving through his body and exiting in a symphony of sound that is harmonious and full of passion.

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The Soulful Countdown to G.O’s Discharge ~ Day 531

If my little Soldier Star Calendar app is correct, I think today may be the day G.O will officially move up in rank to 병장 or, Sergeant!! I am so proud of him! Equally exciting is the fact that he now has only 200 days remaining in his military service. The excitement and anticipation are growing daily, can you feel it? He will be back before we know it. Hopefully the forthcoming new chapter in G.O’s ever-evolving career will best all previous ones with a happiness and success that knows no bounds. Hang in there, G.Oddesses, 200 days are going to fly, trust me!

Congrats to our charming Army Sergeant!

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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 440

For awhile there in the early days of this series, I was pummeling the Countdown with lots of posts about the various endorsements G.O was involved in which were primarily clothes and accessories. Today it hit me that I have not done one in a really long time. I am pretty sure there are more floating out there than I have touched on here thus far. Today, just a quick flashback to when he gave clothing and accessory brand Codes Combine some love. The jacket above is a Codes Combine piece that he wore during the broadcast of his final visit to Immortal Song 2.

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The Soulful Countdown to G.O’s Discharge ~ Day 266

On 9 November 2013, G.O made his final appearance on Immortal Song 2 and sang Kim Jung Soo’s touching 내마음 당신 곁으로 [My Heart is With You]. I cannot tell if it is simply a matter of not catching my breath when I watch G.O sing these emotional ballads or if it is simply that I hold my breath for fear of losing grip of my own emotions hearing the heartache in his voice when he sings. I would think that by now, I would have the strength to withstand his attack on my senses but in truth, the more I listen to and watch him, the more defenseless I become.

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The Soulful Countdown to G.O’s Discharge ~ Day 231

It was 6 October 2012 and a night to celebrate the music of composer Cho Ha Moon. It was also G.O’s second to last performance on Immortal Song 2. I had been posting G.O’s IMS2 performances pretty regularly. When I realized that I was coming to the end of his run with two remaining episodes to cherish here, I paused and on almost four years to the day of this broadcast, I return to the IMS2 stage and invite you to lose yourselves with me in the tender ballad 왜 나만 [Why Only Me].

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The Soulful Countdown to G.O’s Discharge ~ Day 169

There are moments when I watch G.O perform where I am convinced music is a drug. A heady intoxicant that invades the system of not only the audience, but him as well. I have often wrote about the power a song has over him and how he is held captive by it until the final note. I have called music his muse, his mistress, and his constant. But I think this is the first time I am calling it his drug. I guess there was something extra special about his dreamy eyes during the 11 September 2011 special stage performance on Inkigayo where he and Sistar’s Hyorin joined forces to sing Vibe’s 그남자 그여자 [That Man That Woman] that made me feel the intoxication.

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