October 15, 2017 marks MBLAQ’s 8th anniversary. Yes, eight years ago today MBLAQ debuted and revealed to Korean popular music and fans around the world, a versatile group with talent, vision and a stockpile of charisma. At their zenith as five, they were powerhouses on the stage, and were the kings of variety brimming with comedic timing and a natural ability to charm not only the many show hosts, MCs and DJs they met, but colleagues and fans alike. Yes, there have been highs and there have been lows, but they are still standing intact as three, as talented and charismatic as ever. I celebrate their love, friendship and unity, not only today, but every day.
If there is one thing I have discovered about G.O in the short time that I have been his fan it is that we can always count on his quiet and covert way of combating innuendo with fact. Indeed.
Why do I have a feeling that these remaining 189 days are going to be invaded and duly taken over by Selca Magic moments here on the Countdown? Could it be because that at ten days into the month of August, G.O has updated for the 7th time? I say let the invasion continue! So yes, on the evening of 10 August, our beloved main vocal updated once again with a pic of himself with our beautiful leader, Yang Seungho. Kyaaa!!
Just a reminder to USA+ that the group order for Seung Ho’s solo Japanese CD デモアイタイヨ will close Monday, 24 July 2017. As a reminder to all fans living outside of Japan who want to order independently, you can do so after creating an account with shipping provider Tenso.
Ivy has now released photos of each individual CD cover (Types A through E), and I must say our quiet leader is looking classy, elegant, sophisticated and yes, very handsome.
I hope this update brings good news and the opportunity for more USA+ to get their hands on Seung Ho’s Japanese solo debut CD, Demoaitaiyo. When I posted my last update, it was based on information I received from Ivy at that time. In their email to me they stated that they were only selling Seung Ho’s CD as a five CD set. Then overnight everything changed. But changed in our favor! Ivy decided to offer a couple of different packages, one of which includes the purchase of one CD, only. As a result, I have reworked everything, including shipping costs. So let’s get started!
Please take note that I will be closing the USA+ group order for Seung Ho’s Japanese CD package on 14 July 2017. Accordingly, I wanted to share some information that I received from both Ivy Records and Tenso in connection with ordering the CD package.
Well, well, well…I have been wondering what our dashing leader has been up to these past few months. It seems he has preparing a final gift for his adoring A+ before he enlists and begins his military service. That gift is coming by way of a solo Japanese CD/DVD package and a four day event in Japan where he will be meeting his fans. As much as I would love to see him, I am sure he will forgive me for not being able to come to Japan as I am saving my pennies (and vacation time) to welcome my main MBLAQ man back after completing his own military service in February 2018. However, I figured out a way to honor our leader and that is to help his USA+ purchase his CD package. Yes, I am putting together a group order. Yay!!!!
Is it possible to find a Vocal Virtuosity moment during a Korean game show? Absolutely! Back in April 2011, our main vocal man along with leader Seung Ho appeared on 1 vs. 100, a game show that was originally developed by a Dutch-based media company that saw its concept grow worldwide. Along with many other countries, South Korea had its version as well. The basic concept pitted one contestant against a panel consisting of 100 people. If the contestant was able to eliminate the entire 100 by answering questions correctly, he or she would walk away with a large cash prize. Frankly, I am not sure I would be able to answer anything after hearing G.O sing. Even the few bars of 다시 [Again] stun me. However, it makes for a perfect short and sweet Vocal Virtuosity moment for Day 472 and, there is a bonus: he sings with Seung Ho.
No disrespect to designer Kwak Hyun Joo, but I am of the opinion that the real fashion explosion happening back in March 2013 at Seoul Fashion Week during his collection show was in fact occurring off the runway and not on. G.O casual yet sophisticated in black and white, sensual lips framed in a soft goatee was a vision of pure fashion perfection and quite frankly should have been walking the runway rather than observing it.
By early 2012, MBLAQ had released their fourth mini album and were really conquering all of Asia. Indeed, they had won the hearts of Japanese fans. In March of 2012, they released a compilation CD of some of their best Korean songs (to date) for the Japanese market which included a Japanese version of You’re My +. The album was entitled Blaq Memories ~ Best in Korea. With it came an album cover/booklet photo shoot and with that photo shoot, a short film, MBLAQ Blaq Memories ~ Off Shot Movie. For today, Day 364, I would like to share a few golden G.O moments from the Blaq Memories photo shoot and movie.