Monday 07/01/2013 by bl002e


Happy "Tour Opener Week", and welcome to's Mystery Jam Monday Part 150! As we did when MJM hit the century mark, the winner will be awarded with one MP3 download courtesy of our friends at / Nugs.Net, along with a "Famous Mockingbird" pin designed by AJ Masthay in the color of your choice (silver or gold).

Regarding the Mystery Jam itself, as with MJM #100 and the Hampton/Winston-Salem MJ, this clip has multiple songs on it that you'll need to identify. Therefore, we will not be using the comments to guess this week. Instead, send your SINGLE guess to If you have any questions, you can post those in the comments section. The first person to correctly identify the song and the date of each jam will be the winner. One guess per person per day, with the second "day" starting after I post the hint. A hint will be posted on Tuesday if necessary, and the answer will be posted on Wednesday. In the event that no one guesses all of the Mystery Jams, the winner will be selected by the Blog at its sole discretion. To start you off with a little help, here's a spreadsheet with the all-time MJM results. Note the number of blank slots for this week's contest, and be assured that each of this week's jams has not been used previously. Good luck!

Tuesday Update: Since no one's submitted an email that includes a guess for all included jams, the hint will be posted at noon ET on Wednesday. You will have until then to submit your first batch of guesses.

Wednesday Hint (note the answer will be posted Friday morning): The years of the seven jams in the clip — in chronological order (these are not necessarily in the order they are played in the clip) — are 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2003, 2009, and 2010. One jam is from a song that is almost never a jam vehicle. Two jams were played in venues owned by or located on college campuses. Three jams were in venues last played in "1.0". Four jams were played in the second half of the year. Five jams were played in the Eastern Time Zone. Six jams were played indoors. All seven jams were played at Phish shows.

Answer: Seven mystery jams was admittedly a tall order, but the Blog pulls out the victory! By IDing four of the seven (#1, 4, 6 & 7), @ucpete had the most accurate entry and is also a winner, as he'll receive the MP3 DL and Masthay pin -- great job! The results sheet now contains all seven answers. MJM returns on Monday.


, comment by ucpete
ucpete This is doable, but there's no way I can get more than 3 by tomorrow...
, comment by mcgrupp81
mcgrupp81 Jam #5 is tight!
, comment by nicu2
nicu2 The #1 jam is the easiest!!!
, comment by Choda
Choda I have 3 but I've got a blank space where my mind should be
, comment by ucpete
ucpete @mcgrupp81 said:
Jam #5 is tight!
It is, but it isn't what I thought it was at first! I have some ideas there though... I've only got the last two on lockdown so far.
, comment by frankzappasmustache2012
frankzappasmustache2012 Jam #2 is awesome!
, comment by MiguelSanchez
MiguelSanchez Damn you multi part MJ. I listened before reading the instructions and was thinking i had this in the bag...

in reality, i have nothing in the bag.
, comment by Brandonclick77
Brandonclick77 When I hear a jam outta place I go blank, hence the challenge! I want sauce on all these!
, comment by ucpete
ucpete @bl002e: Sounds good re: extension. I put some time in last night, and none of my ideas really panned out despite a couple hours of searching. I've only confirmed one of them though I have another that's almost assuredly right that I need to confirm. I'm guessing others are a lot further along than I am, though I have definitely heard five of the jams before... which should restrict those to my (bloated) Phish library. Something tells me I'll need the hint this week unless someone else closes it today.
, comment by Fluffyfluffyhead
Fluffyfluffyhead Who the fook has time for this?? BAH!! stupid job.
, comment by dr_strangelove
dr_strangelove that was really cute how you gave us the 7 hints of MJM. reminds me of the 12 days of x-mas.
, comment by bl002e
bl002e To clarify the college venue clue, they're venues that are owned by colleges and/or located on college campuses, and not merely hosts of a college team. There's no trickery intended on that clue, so in the end, it should be obvious which two venues these are.
, comment by ucpete
ucpete I actually feel a little ashamed taking the win here, only getting 4 of the 7. I could have had them all with a little more time, but July 4th fun ended up taking priority over MJM. Don't worry, I'll get my priorities in check next week ;)

It's super frustrating to see how close I was on 2, 3, and 5... I knew 2 had to be a Tweezer and ended up blowing through all the Tweezers played in University venues during Spring '93... D'oh! After that failure I focused back on University owned venues in '96 or '98 (much smaller sample size) and checked everything from Kohl through UIC and the more obvious jam vehicles in the mid-November shows. I even looked at that 11/15 show in PhishTracks but never checked the Wading. Should have realized that Wading is in G too! I was looking through Caspians and Coils...
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