What the hell is Mojo?
I am Scottish, I play folk, trad, bluegrass, and some country Americana music.
I searched wilkipedia for Mojo and never got an answer.
Is it some kind of magic or feeling, or is it a blues thing.
Tam

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When i go gigging i have the embilicalcordclip of my youngest son around my neck om a string, a cloth-hanky my Daughter wrote:" For Daddy" on in my pocket along with some shiney stones my eldest boy found and gave to me.

I believe all these thing's are my Mojo, i'm not at all religeous or supersticious (i'm an athiest) but i just like the feeling my kid's are up there with me when i preform, even when they are actually in their bed's sleeping. I.m.o its not magic or a charm, its a feeling of familiarity to calm the nerves. Wich is definetly nessicary for me, (sometimes i get stagenervous and completly choke) I wouldnt step on a stage without those item's with me!

And oh yeah, when the weather is good i practise sometimes at the site where my house used to stand before they tore it (along with the rest of the neighbourhood) down, ironicley it's a muddy Crossroad now!

All those thing's i wrote are not realy "Mojo magic" for as far as i'm conserned, they just make me feel comfortable enough to do my thing without choking out.
This is a great page with (my opinion) good descriptions of blues jargon (tab, mp3 etc.) but make sure your pop up blocker is on, Tripod is notorious for "helping" you.
PRH

Keni Lee Burgess said:
Here is a good page that explains the "Blues" language found in songs. Very helpful and informative. Enjoy.

http://blueslyrics.tripod.com/blueslanguage.htm
Think of mojo as going military (Kilts reference), and still doing the Chicken Dance at the Burns dinner.
Been there, seen that (wuff!).
PRH
A friend was asked what he wore under his kilt and his reply was
"Socks".


PRH said:
Think of mojo as going military (Kilts reference), and still doing the Chicken Dance at the Burns dinner.
Been there, seen that (wuff!).
PRH
I was in a Scottish regiment, and wore a kilt for cerimonial duties like Edinburgh caste guard, I wore my underwear to keep my arse warm as it was winter time. I never heard a mention of Mojo to do with kilts then.

I am a member of a Burns club, I wonder what they would think if I took my CBG with me next year to do a song.

Tam
The friend I refered to was Scotts military in his younger years and was a Scottish Countrry Dancer in the Chicago area when the quote occurred so he may have been more intense than some . Is there such a thing as a casual Scot (in Chicago)? I don't think so.
From my Burns experiences (limited) anything goes, play away!

Tam Givens said:
I was in a Scottish regiment, and wore a kilt for cerimonial duties like Edinburgh caste guard, I wore my underwear to keep my arse warm as it was winter time. I never heard a mention of Mojo to do with kilts then.

I am a member of a Burns club, I wonder what they would think if I took my CBG with me next year to do a song.

Tam

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