Monday 04/04/2016 by ucpete

MYSTERY JAM MONDAY PART 218

Welcome to the 218th edition of Phish.Net's Mystery Jam Monday, and the debut of a new era of the MJM. While Phish 3.0 officially started on 3/6/09, some might argue that the band didn't really hit its stride till five months later at the Gorge on 8/7/09. Likewise, while MJM 3.0 officially started on 11/9/15, maybe someday folks (all seven of you who tune in each week) will say that it took MJM 3.0 five months to hit its stride. Like always, the winner will receive an MP3 code good for a free download of any show, courtesy of our friends at LivePhish.com / Nugs.Net.

I've posted three clips this week -- these three clips share something in common. To win, be the first person to identify the song and date of each of the three mystery jam clips, and answer what the three clips share in common*. Each person gets one guess per day, with the second “day” starting after I post the hint -- each guess should contain three songs / dates, and a guess at the commonality. A hint will be posted on Tuesday if necessary, with the answer to follow on Wednesday.

*Yes, these three clips were all played by Phish. Yes, none of these clips were played in my kitchen. There is something very particular that I have in mind that these clips share in common, and only that commonality (along with the three songs and dates that share it) will be accepted as the correct answer.

Note: While I expect this to be harder than your typical MJM, I don't expect it to be three times as hard; if you figure out one of the clips, you'll want to look at where / when / how / why it was played / recorded / etc. to guide and narrow your search for the other two. We'll start out this week with a more straightforward puzzle, and as folks get the hang of it, we'll take you out into Type II MJMs and beyond. If this fails miserably, the MJM always reserves the right to revert to the classic format. Good luck and have fun!

Hint: The years these jams were played are like Span, Panik, and Posey yesterday -- well, more like Span, Posey, and Panik; the commonality is like the three most important aspects of real estate investment.

Answer: Congrats to six-time winner @WayIFeel who successfully identitied the 12/13/92 Bowie, the 4/6/94 Mike's Song, and the 8/9/93 Tweezer as all being played on Canadian soil. One more win puts him on the shelf as yet another MJM emeritus -- when he's gone, who will fill his shoes?

LivePhish.com All-Time MJM Results


Comments

, comment by Bob_Loblaw
Bob_Loblaw F this game Grandma you win!
, comment by Lee_Fordham
Lee_Fordham Thank you for sending me to that Cheers clip.

That's about the only thing I can say. MJM 3.0 is hard.
, comment by lititzphan
lititzphan I'd like to buy a vowel!!
, comment by Phart_Door
Phart_Door Image
, comment by ucpete
, comment by BornXEyed
BornXEyed my half-a** guess is that each clip is from a 3.0 NYE jam that would eventually -> auld lang syne

clip 1: 12/31/12: Chalkdust jam
clip 2: 12/31/11: Steam jam
clip 3: 12/31/: Character Zero jam
, comment by mcgrupp81
mcgrupp81 @BornXEyed said:
my half-a** guess is that each clip is from a 3.0 NYE jam that would eventually -> auld lang syne

clip 1: 12/31/12: Chalkdust jam
clip 2: 12/31/11: Steam jam
clip 3: 12/31/: Character Zero jam
All wrong. This is from the Phish 4.0 era. You know, after they were cryogenically frozen and thawed out for that killer 12/31/2999 show.
, comment by RobesPierre
RobesPierre im guessing they are all from shows that do not count for stats purposes.
, comment by CadillacRainb0ws
CadillacRainb0ws I've figured out clip 3 but its not helping me lead to clips 1 and 2...
, comment by metawhy
metawhy I got nothin'
, comment by FIKUS0824
FIKUS0824 @caddyrainbows Tell us clip three so we can all start getting to the stank of this giant dog log.
, comment by Purplecobras
Purplecobras All I can think of is that they're all part of the same show in 1994
, comment by ucpete
ucpete @FIKUS0824 said:
@caddyrainbows Tell us clip three so we can all start getting to the stank of this giant dog log.
Or don't, because that would be cheating and would especially suck for those folks who are working on figuring it out fair and square.

And for what it's worth, if he really does have #3 I'd be shocked if he didn't have leads on the other two by now...
, comment by IdRatherBeOnTour
IdRatherBeOnTour So do you get 3 downloads if u win?
, comment by tek9rifleskills
tek9rifleskills @Purplecobras said:
All I can think of is that they're all part of the same show in 1994
That was my first impression too, after that there's only an impression of my butt on the couch still trying to guess
, comment by WayIFeel
WayIFeel I got the first two and looked high and low and can't locate the third jam. Ugh!!!!
, comment by stillwaitin
stillwaitin Is it hint time yet?
, comment by WormsGalore
WormsGalore I have no idea what is going on in this MJM but I am 100% into it.
, comment by Phart_Door
Phart_Door If WayIFeel has the first two, he'll get the third easily with that clue.
, comment by Phart_Door
Phart_Door Or she.
, comment by pistilstamen
pistilstamen re: the hint, location, location, location
, comment by WayIFeel
WayIFeel 12/13/92 Bowie
4/6/94 Mikes
8/9/93 Tweezer
, comment by WayIFeel
WayIFeel @WayIFeel said:
12/13/92 Bowie
4/6/94 Mikes
8/9/93 Tweezer
Our friends from the Great White North. Canada

, comment by My_Powerful_Mind
My_Powerful_Mind ok. so I get the location hint. But why the SF baseball players who all hit homers yesterday? or is that just extra nonsense?
, comment by drshaws
drshaws They hit HRs back-to-back-to-back (like these shows, in back-to-back-to-back years)
, comment by bill__the__butcher
bill__the__butcher @My_Powerful_Mind said:
ok. so I get the location hint. But why the SF baseball players who all hit homers yesterday? or is that just extra nonsense?
consecutive homers.... so maybe something with consecutive dates?
, comment by zipriderson
zipriderson @bill__the__butcher said:
@My_Powerful_Mind said:
ok. so I get the location hint. But why the SF baseball players who all hit homers yesterday? or is that just extra nonsense?
consecutive homers.... so maybe something with consecutive dates?
The hint refers to 'years', as in multiple. So rather than consecutive dates, it's probably same venue in consecutive years. Just a thought. .
, comment by CadillacRainb0ws
CadillacRainb0ws @ucpete said:
@FIKUS0824 said:
@caddyrainbows Tell us clip three so we can all start getting to the stank of this giant dog log.
Or don't, because that would be cheating and would especially suck for those folks who are working on figuring it out fair and square.

And for what it's worth, if he really does have #3 I'd be shocked if he didn't have leads on the other two by now...
I wasnt able to jump from 3 to 1 and 2 as easily as you figured...
, comment by ucpete
ucpete @drshaws said:
They hit HRs back-to-back-to-back (like these shows, in back-to-back-to-back years)
This is the correct answer. Span, Panik, and Posey, the Giants 1-3 hitters yesterday, hit back-to-back-to-back (i.e. consecutive) homers. The years for these three clips are consecutive, when sorted: '92, '93, '94. But they're not in that order: they're actually '92, '94, '93. Hence my rejiggering of the Giants' lineup to Span ('92), Posey ('94), and Panik ('93). The supposed three most important factors to real estate investment are "location, location, location" -- the commonality between the three jams is that they were all played in Canada (two in the same venue, in fact). Anyway, I realize that's a twisted clue, but I don't think it was over-the-top cryptic considering a) @WayIFeel figured it out with a little help from the hint, and b) Googling and reading would give you a push in the right direction. Figuring out one of them, given the clue, would give you the years and the country for the other two, which narrows it down to about 20 shows:

http://phish.net/venue (sort by Country)
, comment by ucpete
ucpete @CadillacRainb0ws said:
@ucpete said:
@FIKUS0824 said:
@caddyrainbows Tell us clip three so we can all start getting to the stank of this giant dog log.
Or don't, because that would be cheating and would especially suck for those folks who are working on figuring it out fair and square.

And for what it's worth, if he really does have #3 I'd be shocked if he didn't have leads on the other two by now...
I wasnt able to jump from 3 to 1 and 2 as easily as you figured...
Did you notice that #3 was played in Canada? Anyway, these aren't supposed to be impossible, but we'll see how it goes before abandoning the new format. With phish.in / PhishTracks and the jam charts, we've seen so many difficult MJMs drop in the first hour that I figured we should try something different for a bit. It's not necessarily a unilateral change though.
, comment by CadillacRainb0ws
CadillacRainb0ws @ucpete said:
@CadillacRainb0ws said:
@ucpete said:
@FIKUS0824 said:
@caddyrainbows Tell us clip three so we can all start getting to the stank of this giant dog log.
Or don't, because that would be cheating and would especially suck for those folks who are working on figuring it out fair and square.

And for what it's worth, if he really does have #3 I'd be shocked if he didn't have leads on the other two by now...
I wasnt able to jump from 3 to 1 and 2 as easily as you figured...
Did you notice that #3 was played in Canada? Anyway, these aren't supposed to be impossible, but we'll see how it goes before abandoning the new format. With phish.in / PhishTracks and the jam charts, we've seen so many difficult MJMs drop in the first hour that I figured we should try something different for a bit. It's not necessarily a unilateral change though.
Im in favor of keeping this format... It was a lot of fun this week. A+
, comment by ucpete
ucpete @CadillacRainb0ws said: "@ucpete said: "@CadillacRainb0ws said: "@ucpete said: "@FIKUS0824 said: "@caddyrainbows Tell us clip three so we can all start getting to the stank of this giant dog log."

Or don't, because that would be cheating and would especially suck for those folks who are working on figuring it out fair and square.

And for what it's worth, if he really does have #3 I'd be shocked if he didn't have leads on the other two by now...
"

I wasnt able to jump from 3 to 1 and 2 as easily as you figured...
"

Did you notice that #3 was played in Canada? Anyway, these aren't supposed to be impossible, but we'll see how it goes before abandoning the new format. With phish.in / PhishTracks and the jam charts, we've seen so many difficult MJMs drop in the first hour that I figured we should try something different for a bit. It's not necessarily a unilateral change though.
"

Im in favor of keeping this format... It was a lot of fun this week. A+
"

Sweet, thanks, I'm glad to hear it! Sort of levels the playing field a bit, because no one is just going to waltz in and take it without a second thought. If you work for it, you can get it, but it's not just about the amount of time you're willing to spend -- there's still the typical MJM intuition involved, like pinpointing the era / key / venue type etc., and the puzzle aspect makes it a little more interesting too I think. Next week will be interesting for sure...
, comment by Purplecobras
Purplecobras @tek9rifleskills said:
@Purplecobras said:
All I can think of is that they're all part of the same show in 1994
That was my first impression too, after that there's only an impression of my butt on the couch still trying to guess
Exactly I've got nothing
, comment by Purplecobras
Purplecobras Haha now I do after scrolling down more.
Nice MJM
Last week I was the first one I've known right off the bat in a while and didn't listen until 5 pm
, comment by andrewrose
andrewrose Canadian, eh? Guess I picked the wrong week to take off..
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