Monday 06/17/2019 by wforwumbo

MYSTERY JAM MONDAY PART 380

Welcome to the 380th edition of Phish.Net's Mystery Jam Monday, the third of June. The winner will receive an MP3 download codes courtesy of our friends at LivePhish.com / Nugs.Net. To win, be the first person to identify the songs and dates of the three mystery clips. The clips are connected by a theme, but the theme needn't be part of the correct answer. Each person gets one guess to start – if no one answers correctly in the first 24 hours, I'll post a hint. After the hint, everyone gets one more guess before Wednesday at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET. Good luck!

Answer: In winning his seventh contest this week, @HarborSeal is (fittingly?) Emeritus #23 to enter the MJM Hall of Fame. After reading his awesome comment below explaining how he cracked this nut, it should be no surprise to anyone that he'd be able to solve so many of these, including this week's triple clipper without even needing the hint. That's right, it took less than four hours from the time these clips dropped to figure out that all these jams were played in Utah: 6/9/94 "Mike's Song," 7/15/03 "Spread It Round," and 6/8/95 "Tweezer." For his efforts, not only does he win a free MP3 download code from our friends at LivePhish.com, he also receives a pair of Propet Tour Walkers, free unlimited lifetime access to the Jam Charts he created for this site, a signed photo of Fishman (NSFW), and of course, the requisite copy of the keys to the vault and addition to the MJM+Phish iOS group text. Did I mention that no one took longer than @HarborSeal between their first and seventh wins? True story: when he won his first, it was the first MJM after the "Tahoe Tweezer" was played! Congrats to the man of the hour, and we'll see how long it takes @MikeThong to join him at the pier. Come back next week for more Phishy goodness at MJM381.


Comments

, comment by serpent_deflector
serpent_deflector Any chance you could post a soundcloud link? For me, on mobile, it keeps stopping in the first clip. Shotty service on my end, perhaps. But soundcloud always seems to work. Appreciate it, if you do.
, comment by ucpete
ucpete @serpent_deflector said:
Any chance you could post a soundcloud link? For me, on mobile, it keeps stopping in the first clip. Shotty service on my end, perhaps. But soundcloud always seems to work. Appreciate it, if you do.
Just added it.
, comment by brob711
brob711 Got that first clip right away (I think!) but completely stumped on the other two!
, comment by HarborSeal
HarborSeal Mike's 6/9/94
Spread It Round 7/15/03
Tweezer 6/8/95
, comment by A_Buddhist_Prodigy
A_Buddhist_Prodigy Well, I knew that the first one was Mike's (just no idea of the actual show)! I consider that a resounding success for me!! You all continue to impress!
, comment by lysergic
lysergic @A_Buddhist_Prodigy said:
Well, I knew that the first one was Mike's (just no idea of the actual show)! I consider that a resounding success for me!! You all continue to impress!
Same.
, comment by mcgrupp81
mcgrupp81 Utah shows. 6/8/95 Tweezer is a repeat offender on MJM. Looked at my personal notes from years ago on the 6/9/94 Mike's. Only word is "heavy". If "Spread it Round" was found without knowing the theme, color me impressed. Let's see if they open with a 2001 tonight and set the record straight.
, comment by HarborSeal
HarborSeal @McGrupp81 Nah, I had the theme. Here's what I did--maybe it'll be helpful if I spell this out for those who find MJs daunting.

I started, as I do every week, by giving all the clips a quick listen. I try to find something I can latch onto. Sometimes I know one of the jams straightaway, but that's rare. If I don't, I try to find something--a song, or, more typically, a tour or at least an era from which I think the clip must be taken. If I don't have anything, I go back to work and wait for the hint.

This week, I was pretty sure the first clip was from a Mike's jam--I don't know of any case in which the band's played a Mike's jam out of another song--and, based on Trey's screeching guitar and the demented (I use that in the good sense of the word) vocalizations, I was thought it was probably from 94. I started out with the October versions, which I remembered as being especially fiery. When I didn't find the clip there, I checked some from November 94, and then I noticed it was the anniversary of the OJ show. I tried that too--very close, but no dice. Then I started checking other June 94 versions, and bam, there it was in the Utah show.

I looked over the setlist from the show, didn't see anything that jumped out, and guessed the theme probably had to do with either the date of the show, or the location. I thought the second clip was from the late 90s / early 2000s--99 was my first guess, actually--and for the last, I thought it was 93 (nope, but I caught that later). There were no shows on 6/9 in 93 or any time from 97-04, so I figured location was a better bet, and started looking at Utah shows.

I checked out 8/21/93. I was convinced the last clip was from 93, and did a lot of hunting around on that show, but came up empty. Eventually, I gave up on that, but figured it still had to be from the early 90s. Tweezer's the big jam from the 6/8/95 show, and I found the clip fairly quickly after that.

At that point, the theme was clear, and there weren't that many Utah shows to choose from. I checked 11/2/98--some monster jams in that show, but nuthin' doin'. Next up was 7/15/03. I listened to a lot of that fantastic Mr. Completely....the clip wasn't there, but that was some good listening. I remembered that there were some jams in unexpected places in '03. I saw the 7+ minute Spread It Round, and bam, there it was. Had all three clips, and managed to get the answer posted just before an appointment.

Anyway, thanks for the contest, @wforwumbo! Great fun.
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