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The Soulful Countdown to G.O’s Discharge ~ Day 703

Okay, I am not going to lie. I admit to being somewhat concerned about what I was going to do when I reached the letter X in The ABC’s of G.O sub-series here on the countdown. The letter is not the friendliest of letters when trying to find adjectives in general let alone one adequate to describe our lovely G.O. But, I think I found one.^^ We all know that G.O has an affinity for travel and that his life and career as an artist has allowed him many opportunities to see a great many parts of this world. Although the life of an artist, celebrity, etc., can be difficult at times in that they are often always under scrutiny, the perks of being able to see the world, experience cultures and meet people from all walks of life, is certainly enriching and I think G.O would agree. This is why I am comfortably saying that G.O is xenophilic.

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The Soulful Countdown to G.O’s Discharge ~ Day 238

 

Is it my imagination or when MBLAQ debuted, G.O was given quite a few opportunities to showcase his incredible vocals by way of often covering songs during live radio broadcasts. And I mean, immediately after debut, too. Of the many things I appreciate about G.O, one is definitely his love and respect for early R&B, specifically that of Stevie Wonder. It has been a while since my last Retro Room post so I thought it would be nice to travel back to November 2009 and sink into G.O’s tender cover of All in Love is Fair.

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The Soulful Countdown to G.O’s Discharge ~ Day 154

Lately, I have had the strangest feeling
With no vivid reason here to find
Yet the thought of losing you’s been hanging
‘Round my mind

I am sitting in the Retro Room tonight being serenaded by G.O accompanied by Seung Ho on piano with Stevie Wonder’s Lately, and the air has all of the sudden become extra heady and sweet. Seven months post-debut and the 87-Line joined forces on MNet Radio to give the world a little taste of what was to grow into a genuinely potent and creative partnership.

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[series] 116 Reasons to Love Byung Hee: #10 ~ Undercover Cover Lover

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When you wake one morning and realize all you want to do is sing, you hear music in everything. I have a feeling this is exactly what G.O felt when that realization hit. From that point on, he most likely became an ardent student of music. And although it was no doubt he was hearing his own compositions in his head and perhaps keeping a journal of poetry that would transform into lyrics, the first songs he sang were probably the songs of other artists. For G.O, I suspect the songs he sang in those early days were his guide and his lessons, and the artists themselves, his mentors and his teachers. It is no wonder then he would ultimately pay homage to them by covering those songs that guided him to become the incredible vocalist he is today. The beauty of his education, however, is that he did not limit himself to the songs of Korean artists. His deep respect for music (all music) and his choice to cover many songs that were sung in a language foreign to him (English) are valid and honorable reasons to continue to love this amazing man.

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[series] 116 Reasons to Love Byung Hee: #3 – High IQ-tie

 Reason 3 – High IQ-tie

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There is nothing quite like good old-fashioned intelligence that pushes a man’s attractiveness to the next level. Yes, a cute smile, some sculpted biceps and a schmexy goatee are nice. But none of that would work without throwing some brains into the mix. Couple that with talent, a warm heart, graciousness, a sense of humor and lots of charisma and what you get is yet another reason to love Byung Hee.

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