I have to be honest when I say that I have not made it through every single variety show, radio broadcast, performance or interview of G.O that has ever been captured. In fact, I am markedly behind (an embarrassingly so). When I finally see something that may be old in the sense that it happened five or more years ago, I am still filled with so much excitement. That kind of excitement that so many of you felt at the time of broadcast or capture. Hopefully, in my late discovery, you are able to relive the excitement once again yourselves. Furthermore, I hope it makes for a nice revisit or a catalyst to revisit something you perhaps have not watched or listened to in a long time. Maybe my post for today will be one of those because if you have not watched the online talk/variety Gurupop Show in a while, you might want to revisit the sweet and silly once again.
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.
I think I can forget you
I try to comfort myself like this
But after trying to get rid of these feelings again and again
My yearning for you is endless . . .
I have to wonder when G.O agreed to appear on the January 28, 2011 episode of You Hee Yeol’s Sketchbook, if he sat down with Hee Yeol and said, “I want to sing Kim Gun Mo’s 미련 [Lingering Affection],” or if it was decided by You Hee Yeol that he would, or perhaps the production team? My first inclination is to say G.O chose it because it is exactly the type of ballad our man with the golden voice has become a master at interpreting.