lost mojo………reward offered!

lost mojo………reward offered!

what do you do when you`ve lost your mojo?

can you buy them or do you only get the one?
my mojo has went on an extended break. i`ve been waiting for him to reappear for some time now,but to no avail.
does this mean that my love of trad is starting to wain, or can i expect a reappearance at some point in the future?

have anyother players ever reported the lose of their mojo`s?
or is it just old age creeping in?

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Is your flute sagging?

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flutes fine.
mojo`s buggered.

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I also noticed you lost your upper case controls on your keyboard 🙂
Maybe if you take a break and listen to other type of music for a while, your mojo will feel sorry for you and come back. Have you asked Dr Evil if he had it though ?

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Some people appear to have two. Perhaps you could borrow one.

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Yeah but that’s a bit tricky showaddy.cos if you were to borrow a bodhran beater’s mojo for example & you was a flute player, you’d be liable to wreak havoc with that thing.
And if you was a guitarist that got a flute player’s mojo, you’d be full of hot air 😀

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I got my mojo workin’
I got my mojo workin’
I got my mojo workin’
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What is a mojo, anyway?

KFG

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When I was a kid, it was a kind of sweet. Mojos were a sort of spearmint flavoured toffee thing, like BlackJacks, which were 4 for a hapenny.

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I think I know quite a few people who have borrowed flute players mojos.

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I had my mojo surgically removed a few years ago. Local anaesthetic, completely painless. Doesn’t bother me at all now. I don’t see what all the fuss is about.

But I play bodhran, so that might explain it.

K.

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A mojo is a lucky charm that does the following :

a) turns you into a super-talented musician
b)makes you irresistable to the opposite sex
c) wards off unsavoury types like dodgy workmen,ticket touts,tax-office people.

If you wander into a session & everyones playing like their in Altan then you can bet your life somebodies’ paid a visit to their mojo hannah.

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Well dayam, looks like I never had a mojo to lose in the first place. I guess I can stop looking for it now.

KFG

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Well, they say two out of three aint bad.

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Indeed.

KFG, I suggest you go see a mojo hannah and get yourself sorted.Our local Tescos have expanded into that business & now provide their own in-store mojo boutique.Of course theyve priced the local mojo traders out of it but their fierce cheap.

Check out the other thread.That GRY and his fiddler have really got their mojos workin

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Quick…hold him while we get there.

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It isn’t a matter of whether or not you have your mojo; the issue is whether or not it works.

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Yes, we all have that inner mojo that needs to know it is wanted & loved.

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Ok Cunnla - I want and love your inner mojo.

Now you do the same for me.

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Yep,i can feel it beginning to work already.

Now where’s that bloody mandolin?

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You’re right!

Pass me the biscuits, Miranda.

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good lord you lot will talk about anything!

there was me being serious, and all youse can do is take the p***.

dont you realise that us flute players are a fragile lot?

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Are we still talking tuning here? ;)

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"good lord you lot will talk about anything!"

First we get yelled at for not being serious. Then we get yelled at for being too serious. Then we get yelled at for not being serious. Then we get called The Glee Club and told we need to smarten right up. Then we get told we’re picking everything to death…

Does it never end!?!

*smirk*

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wreckin’, I think grego found where your mojo got off to; check the "Session 934" thread….

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Maybe you can give B.B. King an e-mail. He did my favorite version of "Mojo" back in the 60’s. His mojo is still going strong in his late 70’s, although he must now sit and play.

Maybe someone will come up with a Mojo Viagra.

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"KFG, I suggest you go see a mojo hannah and get yourself sorted."

Ok, I’ve taken your advice and gone to my local mojo hannah. I told her I needed my mojo sorted; and she just looked at me funny.

Then she insisted I stay for dinner and a movie on the telly.

I’m so confused.

KFG

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OK, rea. My mojo pretty much comes and goes. (Or, works or doesn’t work as the case may be). My mojo is working at the moment, but just a few short weeks ago it took an extended leave of absence. It was lying around on a beach getting a suntan, catching up on a bit of drinking and flirting, and "work" was the farthest thing from its mind.

When my mojo is on the job, it is a very diligent employee and works hard, so I can’t really complain, but between you and me I wish it would be a little less liberal with its abuse of my lenient sick-day policy, and that it would give more notice for vacation days.

Unfortunately, its a member of the ICPRCMJNSQM (International Coalition for the Protection of the Rights of Chutzpah, Mojo, Je Ne Sais Quoi, and Moxie) so there isn’t much I can do without stirring up a huge legal battle and a lot of negative publicity. You know how it is.

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Wreckin Rea, try this:
1. Go on a holiday, even just a weekend.
2. While on holiday do not even think about the music. Walk on the beach, or play tourist, or just sleep a lot. Whatever appeals.
3. When you get home, stay away from the music for another week.
4. Then pick up your flute and play whatever comes to you.
Betcha you’ll get your mojo back.

If you can’t afford a holiday, or can’t get time off work, or whatever, then try steps 3 and 4 by themselves.

This is similar to my preferred tactics when I just can’t quite get tunes to flow and there’s nothing I’d less rather do than try any more. I find that after about a week off, it all comes back into focus and I can dive into the music again.

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Oh, hey, wow. Were we actually allowed to give good advice in this thread?

Go figure.

KFG

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IS there good advice to give to get back a lost mojo?

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Well sure, but what it is depends on whether it’s really lost, or just not working.

And I think that’s where I came in to this movie.

KFG

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I keep my mojo in a little round container in my flute case, I rub in on the threads and it helps my flute go together nicely. Would you like to use some rea?

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Hey, they’ve got one for us:

"BLUES BOY SPECIAL: For musicians and music fans who want a mojo bag that contains all those special things they sing about in the blues, we make a red flannel bag fixed with John the Conqueror Root, Lucky Hand Root, Lodestone, Black Cat charm, Rabbit Foot, Alligator Tooth, and many other items, dressed with New Orleans Style Fast Luck Oil."

(from http://www.luckymojo.com/mojocatmojo.html)

Perhaps a mojo bag is what really should be sitting in my fiddle case…

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" OK I’ve taken your advice and gone to my local mojo hannah.I told her i needed my mojo sorted; and she just looked at me funny.

Then she insisted i stay for dinner…"

You sure you didn’t mistake your wife for her???

I myself tried a hardware shop when my mojo weren’t working & they sorta looked at me funny.I guess it just isn’t the kind of thing you can fix with plasterboard and a few nails.

If you’ve ‘lost’ your mojo, try the dog’s home.(dogpound for US).They tend to pick up a lot of mojos accidently mistaking them for dogs ( They being so small and furry).Lucky i’ve got mine in my shirt pocket as i type this.

Well gotta go for a energy channeling session with that ‘dead guy’.I’m getting some dodgy negative force waves from some people in my area & need to know if i should move.

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pobe, that mojo bag has got everything but i’m a bit dubious about so-called "black cat charm".Ive done my research & those guys are definitely always singing about a "black cat bone".

So what is this??? Some politically correct version to appease animal-rights activists???? A few strands of hair removed painlessly from a black cat’s tail???
Well it won’t work.A black cat bone or you can kiss goodbye to that mojo, friend.

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"You sure you didn’t mistake your wife for her???"

Oh yeah, pretty damn sure. The only reason my wife would ask me to stay for dinner is if she intended to spit me first.

KFG

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Darn! I guess I’ll have to find myself a black cat…

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I remember this movie that had a baseball player from Jamaica. He had is whole locker set up as a voodoo temple with candles, pictures, Christmas tree lights, chicken claws, etc… Got a locker somewhere?

Take a vacation in Hawaii and get leighed.

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I would just like to say this………..Jack Gilder do I know you?