Oh my dear Mexican A+, I trust you realize that you were given the most sublime vocal blessing from our charming main vocal back in August 2013. I was not aware until just today (yes, after all this time, I am still finding treasures I did not know existed), that you had the privilege and pleasure of experiencing Canción Para Tus Lágrimas, better known as Song For Your Tears. I am just being cheeky here with the Spanish title because G.O sang this amazing Javier Colon song for you in Mexico. I am also beating myself up for not discovering this sooner. But, since it is a Fan-Camming Friday day, it turned out to be THE perfect find.
It is impossible for me to keep this One Shot to just one single picture today, but I am sure you will not mind. I have broken my One Shot rule many times before and as we get closer to discharge, I have a feeling any and all rules and parameters I have set for myself here during this countdown series will continue to be broken, bent or even completely ignored. It’s all good.^^
I came across a few shots of G.O during his first solo stage of 2015 when he performed in Gimhae and could not decide which one I liked the best when all are equally beautiful. You all know how I feel about seeing G.O lost in song. Yes, well . . . for today then, a multi-shot one shot.
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?
I know it seems like it was just yesterday that I posted a Vocal Virtuosity moment here on the Countdown but in reality, it has been a week. This is how fast time is moving. It is ridiculous, but I am not complaining. Before we know it, it will be February and discharge day. I hope everyone is preparing for the celebration but more importantly, having G.O back. We still have some time here to ruminate over the treasures he has given us these past ten years so I will take a deep breath, calm my excitement and go deep into the vault today for a perfect throwback moment where G.O took the stage on 6 December 2009 at Rain’s Fan Meeting in Japan, and sang one of Rain’s most iconic songs, Love Story. *Melt*
What I love most about G.O’s performance of Play That Song on the 22 November 2013 broadcast of Yoo Heeyeol’s Sketchbook is that he is backed by a live band and back up singers which I feel gives a soulful weight to the earthiness of this incredible R&B ballad. The dynamic of a live band backing G.O is how I envision him performing…..always.
It has been 180 days. One hundred and eighty days served. I wonder if G.O is as diligent as his loving fans in monitoring days served since he entered training camp back on February 18th. I suppose he really doesn’t have to in that we are keeping pinpointed track of each day served and how many days remain. For some reason today (which is actually just a few days shy of the six month mark of his service), I found myself trying to seek out his performance of Yutaka Ozaki’s I Love You because I just felt like revisiting perhaps one his more romantic performances.