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Reply #30 posted 02/13/05 9:16am

SexyBeautifulO
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Mauve said:

first off THANKS MOJO! for the education, its midnite and my porch lite
is on!


I just love the Mojo things we remember!! I haven't thought about the signal for the MFA in years!! That just warms my heart and brings a tear to my eyes! touched
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Reply #31 posted 02/13/05 9:46am

debbiedean2

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I still have my whammy cloth!
Prince gave a shout out to Mojo at his first show at the Palace this past summer. Mojo played a wide variety of music on his show, not the stupid play list that everyone else does. I just want to thank Mojo for opening my ears and allowed me not to be stuck with one or two types of genre. Perfect example is Abacab by Genesis, I never heard of this group, but Mojo would bump the hell out of this song. Mojo put techno on the scene also by playing My Cosmic Car.
Radio in Detroit has not been the same once you left sad
I'M NOT SHOUTING, JEEZ!
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Reply #32 posted 02/13/05 12:18pm

smokeverbs

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steelyd said:



My question:
Music definitely isn't as good as it was in the 70's and most of the 80's. If you were on the air today, in Detroit...could you do the same type of program with what's out there today?


GOOD question!
Not tryin to speak for the man, but I imagine he'd still be doing the same type shit he was doing throughout the 90s. Here's one us MFA members can discuss: What songs/bands do you imagine Mojo would be incorporating into his shows, in addition to the shit he's always played. I'm talking anything or anyone who's come out in the last 7 years or so... I dunno, there's been a handful of things that have made me think "Mojo would have played this if he was still on the air somewhere..."

For example

I think Mojo would prolly be bumpin the hell outta The Love Below ... "Vibrate", especially...
What about Joss Stone, can you hear the Mothership flyin to "Dirty Man" or "Super Duper Love"? I don't want to turn this into a war thread about the quality of these artists either...
"Get Real Paid" -- Beck

Too bad he stopped gettin on the wheels of steel on his shows tho. When the 80s ended, so apparently did Mojo's live mixes... But he still played tapes of some old ones so that was cool. Those were the nights we were truly blessed, am I right yall?
Keep your headphones on.
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Reply #33 posted 02/13/05 12:33pm

smokeverbs

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smokeverbs said:

I don't have any questions for Mojo. I just want to say thank you.


Ah fuck that. HAHA!


Mojo! What up tho!! It's your boy Tone from Finney High '89 ... Thanks for the autographed book. When I picked it up from the bookstore I had to order it from, I didn't know you'd signed it. That little message you put in there made my day.

(side story for the org'ers reading this)
Back in '95 if I'm remembering it right, Mojo's book of poetry and writings was finally published, "The Mental Machine" ... 90's listeners will remember spots on his shows that would turn up at different times, where you'd hear Mojo reading dramatic poems and pieces, with different sound fx and thangs happening in the background... "This is another page from a book called The Mental Machine..." So in '95 I started rolling around to different bookstores looking for it, cuz I asked Mojo on the phone one night when it was going to be available... Finally found a store on 12 mile that said they could order it from the publisher. When it arrived a week later, I opened after I'd picked it up, and the inside says, written in marker,

"May the angels keep you. Watch the skies, Mojo"

Damn right I've been watching the skies ever since, but the mothership never returned... sad
(end of sidenote)

One thing I never got a chance to say to you, Charles, [Yes man, with all due respect, I'm gonna call you by your name! haha!!], is THANK YOU. I was 9 years old when I first heard your shows, and I was just discovering music, and you played it ALL. The first night I listened to you, I consider that to be the night I Woke Up. And it's Your Fault I became a fan of all the Minneapolis music. Damn you!! HAHA. New Year's Eve, 1984. Your entire show: Prince. For five hours yall! Anyway, May the angels keep you too, Mojo.

My question for this Q & A is:
Your shows always shined when it was obvious that you were doing and playing exactly what you wanted to at that time, you weren't a DJ that ever seemed to just go through the motions. Was there ever a time when you wanted to do something on a show, and it simply wasn't allowed?
And, how about a story of something you Didn't think would go over, but you tried it anyway?

10:00pm - Landing of The Mothership
11:00 Awesome '85 or whatever year it was at the time
11:30 Lover's Lane
MIDNIGHT FUNK ASSOCIATION
STAR WARS
"Journey 15: Prince - The Journey from Soft and Wet, to Thieves in the Temple....."
The dope way you used to mix La Di Da Di to cut out the curses...
35-35-35
And I Drove Through the Tornado.....


Ah Yall don't know what you missed if you didn't grow up around here....

Peace Mojo
oh hell yea
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[Edited 2/13/05 12:41pm]
Keep your headphones on.
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Reply #34 posted 02/13/05 2:34pm

dreamfactory31
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Have u any plans to return to Detroit radio?

What artists that have debuted within the last 5 years do u dig?

I really enjoyed listening to u when u were at 105.9 Jamz in the late 90s. Why did u leave your Sunday night show?

Oh yeah and I am a huge fan! biggrin
[Edited 2/13/05 14:35pm]
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Reply #35 posted 02/13/05 6:16pm

steelyd

smokeverbs said:

steelyd said:



My question:
Music definitely isn't as good as it was in the 70's and most of the 80's. If you were on the air today, in Detroit...could you do the same type of program with what's out there today?


GOOD question!
Not tryin to speak for the man, but I imagine he'd still be doing the same type shit he was doing throughout the 90s. Here's one us MFA members can discuss: What songs/bands do you imagine Mojo would be incorporating into his shows, in addition to the shit he's always played. I'm talking anything or anyone who's come out in the last 7 years or so... I dunno, there's been a handful of things that have made me think "Mojo would have played this if he was still on the air somewhere..."

For example



I think Mojo would prolly be bumpin the hell outta The Love Below ... "Vibrate", especially...
What about Joss Stone, can you hear the Mothership flyin to "Dirty Man" or "Super Duper Love"? I don't want to turn this into a war thread about the quality of these artists either...
"Get Real Paid" -- Beck

Too bad he stopped gettin on the wheels of steel on his shows tho. When the 80s ended, so apparently did Mojo's live mixes... But he still played tapes of some old ones so that was cool. Those were the nights we were truly blessed, am I right yall?

[quote]

I would have to agree, He would be bang'n the hell out of Outkast. I could see Beck...Josh Stone as well....Probably the Black Eyed Peas? P.S. I still have my Midnight Funk Association button I bought at Tiger Records.
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Reply #36 posted 02/14/05 3:37pm

2freaky4church
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Mojo, give me an honest critique of todays Prince tunes? Thanks.
All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #37 posted 02/14/05 6:32pm

GangstaFam

This is so cool! Gonna work on some good questions.
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Reply #38 posted 02/16/05 3:57am

TonyVanDam

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Dear Mr.Mojo:

You're a living legend. I read some books about you (as a DJ) & the impact that you had on people lives on FM radio. I respect you. And we need radio DJs like you more than ever. cool

2 questions:

1)What is your all-time favorite Prince album?

2)Do you believe that internet & satellite radio can permanmently replace FM radio within the next 10 years from now?
[Edited 2/16/05 4:01am]
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Reply #39 posted 02/16/05 9:24am

jamaulredmond

Mr. Mojo.

Because of you, I'm a Prince Fan and an Electronic music fan and producer. I'm originally from Flint Michigan and used to listen to your show when I was kid.

My Questions are,

1. Prince has often said that Detroit is one of his Favorite places to perform. Why do you think this is true?

2. Also, Do you still keep up with the Detroit Underground Techno Scene? Do you still have ties with Derrick May, Juan Atkins, Jeff Mills, Mike Banks, Rob Hood, etc. and are you keeping up with any of the new cats from that area. i.e. ( i've been doing shows there with the Detroit Techno Militia.

Much respect ,

Ja'maul
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Reply #40 posted 02/16/05 10:57am

pennylover

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Hi Mojo! I’m from Los Angeles and I truly wish we had u when I was coming up. Listening 2 others speak so highly of u diffidently lets me know no one can take the place of u. I just want 2 let u know I have the utmost respect 4 u and hope one day when Prince Story is truly told and put on film that u will b included. “Mojo you’re the Teacher and the Original True Funk Soldier”.

Question:
Being a fan as u r, have u continued 2 keep up with Prince and his music? After leaving radio did u attend any of his concerts and did u get 2 see his Musicology show? Some of Prince Fans feel he has lost it musically and can never be as creative as he was in the 80’s. What is your take on his music 2day and how does he continue 2 be heard with such little air time with Hip Hop and Rap clogging the airwaves?

Thank U and May God Continue 2 Bless U!!!!
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Reply #41 posted 02/17/05 4:30pm

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woot! i have one i have one.. woot!


"who the fuck are you? and with that in mind; what do you want said on your tombstone"..


thank you!! thank you folks!! elvis has left the building....goodnight!!




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Reply #42 posted 02/18/05 11:19am

muttley

The Electifying Mojo!!!

That name brings back great memories of living in Detroit from 80-83!! Thank you for introducing me to Was(Not Was) Roger & Zapp, and countless other funky people back in the day! I used to sneak down to the radio station and peek through the glass to get an idea of what you and the other dj's looked like!

Anyway, my question is:

How often did you upset the management by playing extended jams and playing an entire album from an artist! (I remember that you would do that smile!)

I also want to know who was the most outrageous artist that you had to interview back in the day!)

Any I hope all is well and that you come back to radio!

D
aka muttley
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Reply #43 posted 02/19/05 5:30am

muskiediver

Mo JO!

I was just gonna call you.

Is it true that you can sleep and drive at the same time?

Ha ha Hold 1 sec...
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Reply #44 posted 02/20/05 4:54pm

SexyBeautifulO
ne

All this strolling down memory lane has seriously made me recall the reasons I adored going on those musical journeys with Mojo.

Mojo had an incredible knack for making his listeners "feel" like they were the most incredible, wonderful, extraordinary, people that ever existed!

Every night before I went to sleep, I would hear Mojo say the quote that's in my signature. Whenever things got tough in my life, I could always hear Mojo saying that to me, and I knew I could hang on because: There's nobody bad like me!!

Then of course he'd play some kick ass Prince, Parliment, B 52's or somebody to nail the point home!!

Mojo, I just wanted to say thank you, for being you, and for making me believe that it was alright to be me!!
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Reply #45 posted 02/24/05 9:46am

MidnightFunk

SexyBeautifulOne said:

All this strolling down memory lane has seriously made me recall the reasons I adored going on those musical journeys with Mojo.

Mojo had an incredible knack for making his listeners "feel" like they were the most incredible, wonderful, extraordinary, people that ever existed!

Every night before I went to sleep, I would hear Mojo say the quote that's in my signature. Whenever things got tough in my life, I could always hear Mojo saying that to me, and I knew I could hang on because: There's nobody bad like me!!

Then of course he'd play some kick ass Prince, Parliment, B 52's or somebody to nail the point home!!

Mojo, I just wanted to say thank you, for being you, and for making me believe that it was alright to be me!!




U said it sista..
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Reply #46 posted 02/25/05 2:48am

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MidnightFunk said:

When Mojo emailed me, he knew he was getting questions from Prince.org

and

he said...

"I haven't spoken to Prince in while but I am sure I can give you guys at Prince.org a few tidbits."

so.. I think he fully understands he will get quite a few prince ?'s

but..maybe when we post his questions, we could start a thread where Orgers can
just say "Thanks" and I will tell Mojo he should go read it..

cause I know that 4 most of u it's VERY important to just say "Thank You"


Thank You, Mojo for that Awesome Interview with Prince!
Goodnight, sweet Prince.
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Reply #47 posted 02/27/05 8:55pm

soultraveler

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My ?:
the way radio has turned into a monopoly by just a couple large corporations and the tight reign they have on programing, Do you think there is a chance for your style of radio to be allowed on the airwaves. I look at the direction that some musicians have taken to cut out the large corporations - Like Ani Difranco and later Prince - could this happen with radio? maybe with creative minds and local ownership? will it happen?
Thanks,
David

My Thanks:
You caught my attention when you first hit JLB (I think) with those T.V. commercials showing your silhouette in front of a smokey (just landed) UFO - and the anouncement "The Mothership Has Landed". You didn't show your face then and since - but, I could never mistake the sound of your voice.
So many shows I remember... I never listen to the radio anymore - You've spoiled me and raised the bar on what I expect from radio. Your connection with your audience and your ability to play so many diverse things (even classical) - I do miss you're work here in Detroit.
"When you feel you're at the end of your rope. Tie a knot. Hold on tight. Don't let go. Cause remember - There ain't nobody bad like you"
Thank You...
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Reply #48 posted 02/28/05 8:33pm

ficktyt

honk your horns cuz the midnight funk association is about to begin . . . . . when you feel like your getting to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on cuz it ain't nobody bad like u!

cool
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Reply #49 posted 03/01/05 3:49pm

JazzyJ

this is TOO MUCH!!!

Although I don't remember the M.F.A. for either being too young or what (I was born in '82) but I definetely remember the voice. I became a loyal listener of his show in the early-mid-90's when he was one 92.3 - before it became Mix92.3 and when he wa on WGPR and 105.9 in '97-'98. He is a BIG inspiration for me getting into radio broadcasting not just for the diversity of music he played but for the love of the city of Detroit and us. Me and my sister use to race to our phones every time he did "Star Wars" with Prince vs. Rick James -the all time classic battles!!! If it wasn't for him, I probably would have never:

Bought so many Prince CD's
Dig thru my uncle's and aunt's record collection for '70's funk joints.
Ate at Mr. Fofo's ( y'all remember those commercials)
Trek out to Tonya's Music on Gratiot & Harper

and fianlly...Appreciate music ( and good music at that!)

Thanks Mojo.
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Reply #50 posted 03/01/05 7:33pm

SexyBeautifulO
ne

JazzyJ said:

this is TOO MUCH!!!

Although I don't remember the M.F.A. for either being too young or what (I was born in '82) but I definetely remember the voice. I became a loyal listener of his show in the early-mid-90's when he was one 92.3 - before it became Mix92.3 and when he wa on WGPR and 105.9 in '97-'98. He is a BIG inspiration for me getting into radio broadcasting not just for the diversity of music he played but for the love of the city of Detroit and us. Me and my sister use to race to our phones every time he did "Star Wars" with Prince vs. Rick James -the all time classic battles!!! If it wasn't for him, I probably would have never:

Bought so many Prince CD's
Dig thru my uncle's and aunt's record collection for '70's funk joints.
Ate at Mr. Fofo's ( y'all remember those commercials)
Trek out to Tonya's Music on Gratiot & Harper

and fianlly...Appreciate music ( and good music at that!)

Thanks Mojo.



OMG!!! I'm sitting here hungry as all get out and didn't know what I wanted to eat and no you didn't bring up Mr. Fofo's!!! The best damn corned beef joint in the Tri-County area!! Talk about a blast from the past!! I wonder if my hubby will be upset if I wake him and ask him to drive to Highland Park, right now?
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Reply #51 posted 03/03/05 12:29pm

MidnightFunk

The Mothership has been contacted .....



We should be hearing from the Electrifying One very soon
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Reply #52 posted 03/03/05 3:12pm

smokeverbs

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JazzyJ said:

Ate at Mr. Fofo's ( y'all remember those commercials)


HAHA! YEAH

"...Our sandwiches are so large until, you can buy 4 or 6 extra slices of bread! They're just so large, until...."
Keep your headphones on.
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Reply #53 posted 03/03/05 3:14pm

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Trying to get ahold of my old Journalism teacher to see if I can snag a copy of the interview I did with Mojo back in '89... I'll let yall know.
Keep your headphones on.
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Reply #54 posted 03/06/05 9:17pm

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How did Prince show his gratitude to you for your role in him blowing up in Detroit?
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