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On My Playlist ~ Don⁷t Call Me [SHINee]

On November 15, 2020, SHINee’s tall, lean Marine machine, Minho, was discharged from the military. He was the third member of the group to complete his mandatory service that year; so, in my simple mind that equated to one very important thing: a potential SHINee comeback. Admittedly, as a baby Shawol, this is what I have been eagerly anticipating. The only question, when would it happen? Well, with Minho just barely out of requisite camouflage, the group pulled it off in a matter of three months. And not only that, they managed to release a full album, their seventh. On February 22nd, Don⁷t Call Me dropped with the explosive title track of the same name. Were any of us really ready?

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The Soulful Countdown to G.O’s Discharge ~ Day 688

Today I felt like a fun, frolicking kind of fan-cam for Fan-Camming Friday. Now with the new year in full swing and the days remaining in G.O’s military service growing less and less, I cannot help but keep the mood here lively and uplifted. As you know I joined the fandom late and lost out on experiencing a lot of the interactions MBLAQ had with other groups that had debuted in and around the time they did. Even though I am not well-versed in K-pop history, I think it is safe to say that there was a camaraderie between the groups then that is not nearly as prevalent in the third generation idols of today. But, I could be wrong since I admit that I do not follow nor do I have any interest in the third generation. Fortunately, I can still visit that second gen camaraderie and share a little bit of it today from the Idol Sport Competition of January 2011 featuring our playful main vocal with SHINee’s leader, Onew.

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