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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Tele-friend, Feb 25, 2021.
You only notice it when it's gone.
The name I use for the careless bumps and bruises I give my guitars.
Mojo is the THE most mis-used, misunderstood word in modern history.
People should not use words they don't understand, or assign new meanings to words they don't understand so frivolously.
I hate it every time I read someone is "sending mojo." Really? Look it up. I understand the sentiment, but find the expression kind of ignorant. Look it up.
Mojo is an emotional aura around an object or person that may or may not have any objective reality.
For instance, a 1957 Champ amp has mojo. A 2020 reissue may be indistinguishable in tone but does not have mojo.....yet. In the future it may acquire mojo.
got nothing to do with guitars. No way to understand unless you go there, you've been there, etc. Even me writing this stuff, no.
You got gris-gris in that bag? How you dress yo mojo? Where you hide it at? Where were you at when Hoodoo lost his hand? Yo finger be gun shot, so learn professor’s piano? Let Lightnin’ tell you about going to Louisiana…
....ps: Even Lightnin' was a mojo tourist...
I’m going to need to see some data.
I’ve always used it in the sense of “this item is cool for indeterminate reasons; it may not be perfect, but it works very well for me/or I am pleased by it’s performance, style, substance or apprearance.”
My dad’s ‘56 Ford has Mojo.
My wife’s Nissan Altima does not.
It oozes out of butt cracks:
I think "mojo" means I want another cup of coffee.
It's right here:
It's the polite version of mofo
Hmm. I would say it's misuse is easily eclipsed by misuse of the word "diversity." And at least "mojo" is benign in nature.
But misusing words is endlessly entertaining. Like misusing the word "hate." I say that I hate a lot of things, but I actually hate very few things.
Mojo is a brand of hand cleaner. No, wait, GOJO is the hand cleaner. I suppose if you use GOJO a lot then you must be working on greasy cars. Greasy cars ceased to exist in the 1990s, therefore: if you've been working on greasy vintage vehicles, you use GOJO and automatically qualify for mojo potential.
If you play guitar also, that increases your potential mojo quotient. Playing your guitar after cleaning up with GOJO but still wearing your greasy jeans and greasy white T-shirt means you are a carrier. Doing so with a medicine bottle slide means you have active mojo and are, over time, instilling it into your guitar. Note: the slide isn't mandatory but it is the fastest mojo producer of them all.
Many have asymptomatic mojo and it often shows generational skips. This is especially apparent to older generations who, having failed to keep their mojo healthy and active, deny its existence in the latest generation.
Equally difficult to define.
For me it means “More than the sum of its parts.” Whether it’s a guitar or a place, or anything else, it’s the feeling that that thing or place is significantly different from others like it. When I bought my 2011 Taylor GS8 6 years ago, a friend of mine and I were in a guitar shop and he walked up to me looking wide eyed and said “Dave, you’ve gotta see this guitar, it’s got a ton of mojo.” Now this was a boutique guitar shop filled with dozens of high end guitars from just about every major and boutique guitar company you can name, as well as many incredible luthier built guitars. We’d been playing guitars for over an hour when this happened. When he strummed a few chords I got goosebumps on my arms. It sounded so different, so vibrant, so everything, and when I played it I knew immediately that this was The One! And if that doesn’t work for you then Mojos are the precursor to Starburst fruit chews!