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Monday 06/24/2019 by wforwumbo

MYSTERY JAM MONDAY PART 381

Welcome to the 381st edition of Phish.Net's Mystery Jam Monday, the fourth and hardest 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: Congratulations to @The_Blob! In addition to identifying a jam quite literally hot-off-the-presses mere hours before this puzzle went live, he correctly identified three recent Crosseyed & Painless jams from 6/23/19, 7/22/18, and 7/25/17 aka Jam-Filled. For his reflexes faster than our jam construction skills, he earns himself a code.

Note from the MJM Crew: MJM will be taking a roughly one month hiatus - your hosts need some time for R&R - so enjoy tour, and we'll see you all in August!

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.

Monday 06/10/2019 by wforwumbo

MYSTERY JAM MONDAY PART 379

Welcome to the 379th edition of Phish.Net's Mystery Jam Monday, the second 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 two 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!

Hint: These jams were so much better than the local football team, they decided to up and move to Maryland.

Answer: Congratulations to first-time winner @perpg! Making quick work of the hint, they correctly identified these two jams from The Agora Theatre in Cleveland as the 5/7/92 Possum (this clip courtesy of fellow MJM emeritus @schvice) and the drum and bass section of the 4/22/93 YEM. A tougher-than-usual win for a first timer, @perpg is well-situated to tackle their seven wins and join the MJM HOF. Stick around next week, where we ratchet up the intensity of our puzzles yet another notch!

Monday 05/13/2019 by wforwumbo

MYSTERY JAM MONDAY PART 375

Welcome to the 375th edition of Phish.Net's Mystery Jam Monday, the second of May. The winner will receive an MP3 download code courtesy of our friends at LivePhish.com / Nugs.Net. To win, be the first person to identify the songs and dates of the two 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: Congrats to @raisinsnacks on their first MJM, who needed no time (and no hint) to see that this week's theme was "Theme" in identifying the 11/2/13 "Theme From the Bottom" and the 12/31/14 "Theme From the Bottom." Stop by Monday for a more difficult pair of clips for MJM376.

Monday 05/06/2019 by wforwumbo

MYSTERY JAM MONDAY PART 374

Welcome to the 374th edition of Phish.Net's Mystery Jam Monday, the first* and easiest of May! The winner will receive an MP3 download code courtesy of our friends at LivePhish.com / Nugs.Net. To win, be the first person to identify the song and date of the mystery clip. 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!

*Reminder: For the first MJM of each month, only folks who have never won an MJM are allowed to answer before the hint. If you have never won an MJM, please answer as a blog comment below. If you have previously won an MJM, but you'd like to submit a guess before the hint, you may do so by PMing me; once the hint has been posted, everyone should answer on the blog. If that's confusing to you, check out the handy decision tree that @ucpete threw together to help guide you. If you're not sure if you've won before, check in the MJM Results spreadsheet linked below.

Hint: 25 years after the Dead's seminal live record from across the pond, Phish drops this heater from the very same continent.

Answer: Congratulations to first-time MJM winner @fukuoka_gumbo, who used the hint (referring to Europe '72) to place this jam in one of the two European '97 tours (Winter and Summer) and found the post-"Free" jam hiding in plain sight before the 2/20/97 "Swept Away." With his first win, he also takes home a code good for the free MP3 download of any show from LivePhish.com. The keen observer may have noticed that @ucpete shared a glorious SBD / AUD matrix of 2/20/97 in 24-bit FLAC format in the run-up to this week's puzzle, so really, we're all winning this week! Won't you come out to play MJM375 on Monday?

Monday 04/29/2019 by wforwumbo

MYSTERY JAM MONDAY PART 373

Welcome to the 373rd edition of Phish.Net's Mystery Jam Monday, the fifth and hardest of April. The winner will receive an MP3 download code courtesy of our friends at LivePhish.com / Nugs.Net. To win, be the first person to identify the songs and dates of the four 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!

Hint:

Answer: With his third win in a row, we have another future emeritus knocking on the door to the club of the promised land and a seventh win! @MikeThong picked up the "Mothership Connection" linking this week's jams to their performance at Hampton Coliseum: the 1/2/03 46 Days, the 8/9/04 Bathtub Gin, the 10/20/13 Golden Age, and the 12/18/99 2001. Will he claim his crown by tying yours truly for the record of most consecutive MJM wins, or will n00b week foil his pursuits by pushing it back another week? All that we know, is that we at the emeriti club will welcome him when and not if he reaches seven wins... stay tuned next week for a refresher in difficulty back to square one!

Monday 04/22/2019 by wforwumbo

MYSTERY JAM MONDAY PART 372

Welcome to the 372nd edition of Phish.Net's Mystery Jam Monday, the fourth of April. Special shout out to fellow MJM emeritus @WayIFeel for his assistance with this week's theme and clip selection! The winner will receive an MP3 download code 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. Theclips 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!

Hint: This picture.

Answer: Mere minutes after the mention of a potential rare win for the Blog between @ucpete and myself, @MikeThong was able to crack our puzzle of jams played on foreign (to the USA) soil. Correct identification of the 7/30/99 Ghost from Japan, the 7/22/13 David Bowie from Toronto, and the 6/25/97 Down With Disease from France earns our scantily-clad friend a feathered win to put in the cap while en route to a fifth download code! Knocking on the emeritus door, I see... do we have yet another champion to crown this year? Stay tuned to find out, where puzzle difficulty increases next week.

Monday 04/15/2019 by wforwumbo

MYSTERY JAM MONDAY PART 371

Welcome to the 371st edition of Phish.Net's Mystery Jam Monday, the third of April. The winner will receive an MP3 download code courtesy of our friends at LivePhish.com / Nugs.Net. To win, be the first person to identify the songs and dates of the two mystery clips. 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: Congrats to four-time MJM winner, @MikeThong! This week he quickly identified both instances of "Tweezer" -> "DEG" -> Tweezer" from 6/28/95 and 3/8/91 (even if the former is really just a protracted "DEG" tease) and in doing so has crossed the halfway mark to MJM Emeritus status. The Blog hopes everyone has a great holiday (whether you celebrate Easter, Passover, or 4/20 - or all three!), and for those hitting the Ghosts of the Forest tour-closing 4/20 celebration, keep an eye out for @wforwumbo and @ucpete rocking out! MJM372 drops Monday...

Note: Our apologies for dragging ass when it comes to updating the blog – we're playing catch up but will be better hence forth. Be sure to check out @ChalkDustTeacher's Hall of Fame send-off here!

Monday 04/08/2019 by wforwumbo

MYSTERY JAM MONDAY PART 370

Welcome to the 370th edition of Phish.Net's Mystery Jam Monday, the second* and easiest of April! The winner will receive an MP3 download code courtesy of our friends at LivePhish.com / Nugs.Net. To win, be the first person to identify the song and date of the mystery clip. 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!

*Note: Given that last week's MJM had its own April Fools' twist, this week's puzzle will be run like a standard first-of-the-month puzzle; only folks who have never won an MJM are allowed to answer before the hint. If you have never won an MJM, please answer as a blog comment below. If you have previously won an MJM, but you'd like to submit a guess before the hint, you may do so by PMing me; once the hint has been posted, everyone should answer on the blog. If that's confusing to you, check out the handy decision tree that @ucpete threw together to help guide you. If you're not sure if you've won before, check in the MJM Results spreadsheet linked below.

Answer: Congratulations to first-time MJM winner @axillapt5000, who made quick work of the actual easiest MJM of the month by quickly identiyfing the 8/6/96 "Tweezer." Stay tuned next week when Dr. Wumbo drops another gem or two that ass.

Monday 04/01/2019 by wforwumbo

MYSTERY JAM MONDAY PART 369

Welcome to the 369th edition of Phish.Net's Mystery Jam Monday, the first of April! The winner will receive an MP3 download code courtesy of our friends at LivePhish.com / Nugs.Net. To win, be the first person to identify the song and date of the mystery clip. 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: April Fools from @ucpete and myself! We spent a bit of time figuring out the best way to wield this rarity of a coincidental MJM and April Fool's Day. @Mshow96 aka the Captain of all things Kosmic made utter mincemeat of our crafty little trick in mere hours, correctly identifying the crowd applause from the pause from 6/18/94's Divided Sky. He receives his second download code off a one-clipper; shall his streak continue, or will he learn to best the multibeastclip MJM?

Monday 03/25/2019 by wforwumbo

MYSTERY JAM MONDAY PART 368

Welcome to the 368th edition of Phish.Net's Mystery Jam Monday, the fourth and hardest of March. The winner will receive an MP3 download code 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. 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!

Hint: Phish has covered a certain color-themed band quite a bit, though I wouldn’t necessarily say it’s any colour you like...

Answer: And then there were... 22? The Blog's favorite math professor, @ChalkDustTeacher, has done it again and catapulted himself downtown straight into the MJM Hall of Fame with his seventh win. This week, he needed the hint (thanks to @Dog_Faced_Boy for handling that for us!) but saw right through it to nail down the three jams played at shows feature Pink Floyd covers: 6/17/11 "Rock and Roll," 5/1/93 "Weekapaug Groove" (listen to the whole thing - it's psych ward level insanity), and the 9/12/00 "Down with Disease." This week's MJM should serve as a reminder that outside of the 11/2/98 Dark Side of the Moon cover, Phish has paid homage to their forefathers more than a few dozen times (see: many of the "HYHU" > "Bike" > "HYHU" Fishman features, the aforementioned tournament final featuring the "Mike's" -> "Breathe" from 10/25/95, or any of the "Great Gig in the Sky" renditions from '93-'94).

@ChalkDustTeacher burst onto the scene during the MMJM tournament a couple years back – he was a virtual nobody, and hadn't yet won a single MJM. We were dubious of the performance by a rookie, wondering what sort of fingerprinting algorithms he may have written to buoy his just-short performance. But he quickly put those thoughts to rest by winning his first and second MJMs back-to-back a few weeks later, finishing with three wins in the four months following his Wookiee of the Year performance. But then he disappeared for all of 2018, and we thought he was the latest to burn out and not fade away. Some heard he was working on Hilbert's Problems, others said he may have been searching for stable solutions to the Navier-Stokes equation. It's unclear if there's a rational answer to exactly what he was up to, but what we know for sure is that 2019 brought him out of the Great White Woodwork to win four of the next ten (!) MJMs to finally put the theories to bed. Congrats @ChalkDustTeacher! One question as you hop aboard the cruise ship towards the vault: do you know what MJM Emeriti smell like? Depends...

Monday 03/11/2019 by wforwumbo

MYSTERY JAM MONDAY PART 366

Welcome to the 366th edition of Phish.Net's Mystery Jam Monday, the second of March! This week's puzzle comes to you courtesy of fellow emeritus @phreephish, chopped up and mastered as usual from my personal collection of tapes. The winner will receive an MP3 download code courtesy of our friends at LivePhish.com / Nugs.Net. To win, be the first person to identify the songs and dates of the two mystery clips. 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: Congrats to first-time MJM winner @Chunk0Funk, who created an account to swoop in on this week's MJM, thus earning a free show download from LivePhish. Despite the implications of his handle, he flexed his '99 love this week in bagging and tagging the 12/8/99 "Piper" and the 12/15/99 "Bathtub Gin." Come back next week for MJM367 when we roll another double clipper out there for the masses.

Monday 03/04/2019 by wforwumbo

MYSTERY JAM MONDAY PART 365

Welcome to the 365th edition of Phish.Net's Mystery Jam Monday, the first* and easiest of March! The winner will receive an MP3 download code courtesy of our friends at LivePhish.com / Nugs.Net. To win, be the first person to identify the song and date of the mystery clip. 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!

*Reminder: For the first MJM of each month, only folks who have never won an MJM are allowed to answer before the hint. If you have never won an MJM, please answer as a blog comment below. If you have previously won an MJM, but you'd like to submit a guess before the hint, you may do so by PMing me; once the hint has been posted, everyone should answer on the blog. If that's confusing to you, check out the handy decision tree that @ucpete threw together to help guide you. If you're not sure if you've won before, check in the MJM Results spreadsheet linked below.

Answer: After being an active member of the MJM guessing crew for the better part of a decade, @drshaws only needed 3½ hours to break on through to the other side and snag his very first MJM win! This week, he made quick work of the "I Am Not 'I Am Hydrogen'" jam, identifying the 6/10/12 "Tweezer" from Phish's most recent appearance at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, where Phish will headline this summer instead of playing the Bay Area. Swing on by next week for MJM366 – will @drshaws go animal style and take down a double double?

Monday 02/25/2019 by wforwumbo

MYSTERY JAM MONDAY PART 364

Welcome to the 364th edition of Phish.Net's Mystery Jam Monday, the fourth and hardest of February. The winner will receive an MP3 download code 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 – these clips are connected by a theme that need not 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!

Hint:

Answer: Wizard or vulture, it doesn't take a mathematician to figure out that @ChalkDustTeacher is only one win shy of the promised land. This week he schooled the rest of the weekly MJM crew for the sixth time, using the hint (and some juicy comments) to identify the 10/31/10 "Stash," the 10/31/98 "Sneakin' Sally Through the Alley," and the 7/30/03 "Twist." @ChalkDustTeacher didn't fall for the Halloween red herring, and instead figured out that the hint referred to show gaps the first night of Mexico featured huge bust-outs of "Spock's Brain" (429 show gap), "Who Loves the Sun?" (602) and "Spanish Moon" (306), last played on 7/30/03, 10/31/98, and 10/31/10, respectively – the shows from which this week's clips derive. Stay tuned for MJM365 when we drop a single clip puzzle that will complete our first orbit.

Monday 02/11/2019 by wforwumbo

MYSTERY JAM MONDAY PART 362

Welcome to the 362nd edition of Phish.Net's Mystery Jam Monday, the second of February! I cooked up this week's puzzle with assistance from fellow emeritus @justino; these clips are definitely tasty. The winner will receive an MP3 download code courtesy of our friends at LivePhish.com / Nugs.Net. To win, be the first person to identify the songs and dates of the two mystery clips. 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!

Hint:

Answer: Congrats to the @The_Blob on his fourth win, becoming the third MJMer the past five weeks to cross the halway mark to Gloria in Excelsis Jamicus. This week he was the real King of Limbs and identified the 8/28/12 "Limb by Limb" and the 12/3/99 "Limb by Limb" shortly after the hint was posted. Thanks again to @justino for the sweet recommendations and we'll see you for MJM363 with more mysterious jams from a Hall of Fame MJMer.

Monday 02/04/2019 by wforwumbo

MYSTERY JAM MONDAY PART 361

Welcome to the 361st edition of Phish.Net's Mystery Jam Monday, the first* and easiest of February! The winner will receive an MP3 download code courtesy of our friends at LivePhish.com / Nugs.Net. To win, be the first person to identify the song and date of the mystery clip. 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!

*Reminder: For the first MJM of each month, only folks who have never won an MJM are allowed to answer before the hint. If you have never won an MJM, please answer as a blog comment below. If you have previously won an MJM, but you'd like to submit a guess before the hint, you may do so by PMing me; once the hint has been posted, everyone should answer on the blog. If that's confusing to you, check out the handy decision tree that @ucpete threw together to help guide you. If you're not sure if you've won before, check in the MJM Results spreadsheet linked below.

Answer: In back-to-back weeks, we have fresh MJMers with their first wins! @ckess22 chimed in not too long before the hint went live, correctly identifying the 8/10/97 Split Open and Melt - depsite the show being well known for another jam... no matter, he has earned himself a download code and enters the fray of newcomers seeking seven wins and the fabled emeritus status. Tune back in next week on the same bat-time, same bat-channel, for another offering in which the difficulty and number of jams doubles!

Monday 01/28/2019 by wforwumbo

MYSTERY JAM MONDAY PART 360

Welcome to the 360th edition of Phish.Net's Mystery Jam Monday, the fourth, last, and hardest of January! @wforwumbo back in the captain's chair for a hot minute, as my dissertation seems to finally be cooling off - thank you to @ucpete for graciously trading reins with me. This week we have a delectable little challenge courtesy of MJM Hall of Famer @jimsleftear, and I do have to say he's come up with a real stumper. So strap on your seatbelts, grab your favorite pair of headphones or speakers, and get your best tapes out of the catalog for this one. The winner will receive an MP3 download code 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!

Hint: Something smells bad... or more accurately, there is some stink in the air.

Answer: Talk about on heck of a first win! Thanks to the hint, @Matty1222 snags his first download code by tying together three jams from shows in which the Makisupa Policeman code word involved the word "stink": the 11/15/96 Mike's Song, the 7/12/99 Foreplay/Long Time, and the 12/28/96 Weekapaug Groove. With a bludgeoning like that, will our new competitor become the newest member to ride the ranks to the promised land of emeriti? Stay tuned in the coming weeks to find out - or even beat him to the punch!

Monday 12/17/2018 by wforwumbo

MYSTERY JAM MONDAY PART 356

Welcome to the 356th edition of Phish.Net's Mystery Jam Monday, the third and final of December. The winner will receive an MP3 download code 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. Each person gets one guess to start – if no one answers correctly in the first 24 hours, a hint will be posted. After the hint, everyone gets one more guess before Wednesday at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET. Good luck!

Note: Given the holiday weekend next week as well as the New Year's Eve holiday (and Phish shows!) two weeks from now, this will be the final Mystery Jam Monday of 2018. In its stead, I am working to try and churn out some work for my From The Tapers' Section series between bouts of penning my doctoral thesis - obviously time is tight, but I hope to get some tasty tapes into your hands before the year ends. So I recommend that all of you continue to check in during the next two weeks, but in the meantime take a break from the competition and enjoy the time spent with friends, families, and a chance to ring in another new year at MSG! Best of luck on this MJM, and see you in 2019 with some fresh puzzles and clips.

Hint: this photo

Answer: Congrats to @shelfofpregnanthens, the sixth MJMer in the past nine MJMs to take down their third win! If the past two months of this year are any indication, the MJM Hall of Fame will continue to grow in 2019. @shelfofpregnanthens figured out the hint almost immediately, realizing that a picture of a baby seal was a nod to blues legend Frank "Son" Seals, who sat in with Phish on multiple occassions, including the dates of this week's jams: 7/10/97 "Bathtub Gin," 7/17/99 "Timber (Jerry)," and 10/3/99 "David Bowie." Come back on January 7th, 2019 for MJM357: Magnum Edition, and have a blast at MSG for NYE. And remember: don't do anything we wouldn't do!

Monday 12/10/2018 by wforwumbo

MYSTERY JAM MONDAY PART 355

Welcome to the 355th edition of Phish.Net's Mystery Jam Monday, the second of December. The winner will receive an MP3 download code courtesy of our friends at LivePhish.com / Nugs.Net. To win, be the first person to identify the songs and dates of the two mystery clips. Each person gets one guess to start – if no one answers correctly in the first 24 hours, a hint will be posted. After the hint, everyone gets one more guess before Wednesday at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET. Good luck!

Hint: Two performances of one song, separated by four days, played in a tour with more than one leg.

Answer: And then he had three (codes)! @Patwich scoops up his third MJM win in short order after the hint by picking out the 8/22/12 Tweezer and its slightly-younger-but-still-wonderful brother, the 8/26/12 Tweezer. Will next week continue this December Tweezer Extravaganza, or will we at the blog cook up something out of left field? Return next week to find out!

Monday 12/03/2018 by wforwumbo

MYSTERY JAM MONDAY PART 354

Welcome to the 354th edition of Phish.Net's Mystery Jam Monday, the first and easiest of December. The winner will receive an MP3 download code courtesy of our friends at LivePhish.com / Nugs.Net. To win, be the first person to identify the song and date of the mystery clip. Each person gets one guess to start – if no one answers correctly in the first 24 hours, a hint will be posted. After the hint, everyone gets one more guess before Wednesday at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET. Good luck!

Reminder: For the first MJM of each month, only folks who have never won an MJM are allowed to answer before the hint. If you have never won an MJM, please answer as a blog comment below. If you have previously won an MJM, but you'd like to submit a guess before the hint, you may do so by PMing me; once the hint has been posted, everyone should answer on the blog. If that's confusing to you, check out the handy decision tree that @ucpete threw together to help guide you. If you're not sure if you've won before, check in the MJM Results spreadsheet linked below.

Answer: A single clipper that seems to have initially stumped both newcomers and veterans alike! But a sharp ear and attendance of this jam allowed our freshest member to join the MJM hunt for 7 wins, @SolarGarlic505, his very first download code. He was able to edge out the only vet to answer over PM, @Mshow96 - who seems to have a knack for solving single-clip Baker's Dozen jams. Both were able to identify one of my personal favorite and heavily underrated jams of the Baker's Dozen: the Coconut Tweezer from 7/21/17. Stay tuned everyone, for next week the puzzles increase in number and difficulty by a count of 1!

Monday 11/19/2018 by wforwumbo

MYSTERY JAM TUESDAY PART 352

Welcome to the 352nd edition of Phish.Net's Mystery Jam Monday, the third of November. The winner will receive an MP3 download code courtesy of our friends at LivePhish.com / Nugs.Net. To win, be the first person to identify the songs and dates of the two mystery clips. Each person gets one guess to start – if no one answers correctly in the first 24 hours, a hint will be posted. After the hint, everyone gets one more guess before Wednesday at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET. Good luck!

Answer: Congrats to @The_Blob, who gave the blog less than an hour to fantasze about using a funny hint to describe how Horn-y this puzzle is: 5/7/94 "Horn" and 6/20/97 "Horn." In doing so, he continues his meteoric rise onto the MJM scene with his third win, all in 2018. Speaking of 2018, we've only got a handful MJMs left the year, so stop by Monday for MJM tree-fitty-tree when the blog guarantees* the difficult puzzle lasts more than fitty-five minutes. *guarantees not guaranteed

Monday 11/12/2018 by wforwumbo

MYSTERY JAM TUESDAY PART 351

Welcome to the 351st edition of Phish.Net's Mystery Jam Monday, the second of November. The winner will receive an MP3 download code courtesy of our friends at LivePhish.com / Nugs.Net. To win, be the first person to identify the songs and dates of the two mystery clips. Each person gets one guess to start – if no one answers correctly in the first 24 hours, a hint will be posted. After the hint, everyone gets one more guess before Wednesday at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET. Good luck!

Answer: After a whopping six and a half years, @MiguelSanchez pulls out his third win, now on track to reach emeritus status by 2030! #MiguelSanchezForEmeritus2030 - I'm pulling for ya, dude. In rather short time he sniffed out the theme of NYE '17, with the featured jams of choice being the 12/28/17 No Men In No Man's Land and 12/29/17 Chalk Dust Torture; both have been getting lots of spin on my end in preparation for the upcoming NYE run. I invite all of you to join next week, where @ucpete has helped to concoct a tough but solvable MJM.

Monday 11/05/2018 by wforwumbo

MYSTERY JAM TUESDAY PART 350

Welcome to the 350th edition of Phish.Net's Mystery Jam Monday, the first and easiest of November. The winner will receive an MP3 download code courtesy of our friends at LivePhish.com / Nugs.Net. To win, be the first person to identify the song and date of the mystery clip. Each person gets one guess to start – if no one answers correctly in the first 24 hours, a hint will be posted. After the hint, everyone gets one more guess before Wednesday at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET. Good luck!

Reminder: For the first MJM of each month, only folks who have never won an MJM are allowed to answer before the hint. If you have never won an MJM, please answer as a blog comment below. If you have previously won an MJM, but you'd like to submit a guess before the hint, you may do so by PMing me; once the hint has been posted, everyone should answer on the blog. If that's confusing to you, check out the handy decision tree that @ucpete threw together to help guide you. If you're not sure if you've won before, check in the MJM Results spreadsheet linked below.

Hint: A real-time look into how this clip was selected, at the time of its performance...

@ucpete, mouth agape: "Dude, this would make a dope MJM!"

Me, turning to @ucpete: "I was just thinking the exact same thing hah!"

@ucpete: "Good thing you're taping tonight, let's use your recording!"

Answer: No, this MJM was not a giant crustacean from the Paleolithic era. Quite the opposite, in fact - this jam was a young 'un, the 10/17/18 Mercury. As the hint suggests I had the good fortune to catch this show with @ucpete. We may have gotten our rage on that evening, but more importantly @RageWithPage wins his very first MJM code! Will he be a one-hit wonder, or will he now enter the fray as a new challenger on a path to the promised land of emeriti? Stay tuned next week to find out!

Wednesday 10/31/2018 by wforwumbo

FROM THE TAPERS' SECTION: PART 3 (10/31/98)

For the third edition (or fifth, depending on how you count them) of From the Tapers' Section, I've chosen Halloween, 1998. Yes, today is the 20th anniversary of this show – Phish's first multi-night Las Vegas run, and their first Las Vegas Halloween show. It seemed fitting to share this show today, with the high anticipation of what will be their fourth Vegas Halloween show in the past two decades. But beyond the obvious historical significance of this show, I had been wanting to use this show in the FTTS series for some time now simply because the sound quality of this particular tape is unbelievably good. About a year ago, I wanted to hear the "Wolfman’s Brother" from this show as an AUD; searching through quick snippets of each circulating recording, this tape stood out as a cut above the rest. Since first hearing this source, I kept coming back to it, stunned by its quality – it is quite possibly my favorite sounding 1.0 tape. So, while this show is both famous and infamous for various reasons, my decision to select this recording for FTTS3 was more about the merits of the tape and less about the music contained within.That isn’t to shortchange the music – there were plenty of musical highlights inside and outside of the Velvet Underground Loaded "musical costume."

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Monday 10/22/2018 by wforwumbo

MYSTERY JAM MONDAY PART 348

Welcome to the 348th edition of Phish.Net's Mystery Jam Monday, the fourth of five October single-clip MJMs. The winner will receive an MP3 download code courtesy of our friends at LivePhish.com / Nugs.Net. To win, be the first person to identify the song and date of the mystery clip. Each person gets one guess to start – if no one answers correctly in the first 24 hours, a hint will be posted. After the hint, everyone gets one more guess before Wednesday at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET. Have fun!

Note: No n00b head start this week, so don't dawdle!

Answer: Despite digging into the often-untreaded waters of early 1.0, our blog's challenge was no match for the ears of @experiencechuck! He made mincemeat of our selection - the 6/4/09 Ghost, and for his efforts he has received a LivePhish.com download code. Stay tuned for next week - despite being a single clipper, it'll still be a hardest-of-the-month challenge, so get your ears prepped for a toughie!

Tuesday 10/16/2018 by wforwumbo

FROM THE TAPERS' SECTION: STASH THE WUMBO, FALL TOUR 2018

Welcome back to From the Tapers’ Section! As in previous editions of FTTS, I've pulled some choice Phish performances from my catalog of tapes and performed some tasteful post-production work on the recordings to optimize the listening experience. But unlike previous editions of FTTS, instead of working on and sharing an entire show, I've followed the Live Bait model and am sharing a compilation of jams that @ucpete lovingly calls Stash the Wumbo. Like the jams featured in Kevin Shapiro's series, these jams were played in the same venues and locations the band will play during the upcoming Fall Tour, but unlike Live Bait, all the recordings featured in this compilation come from high quality, fan-made audience ("AUD") recordings. There’s a lot to digest here, so let’s dig in:


Albany, NY: 10/9/99 "Ghost," 12/1/03 "Tweezer"

Phish has a history of throwing down at Times Union Center (née Kickerbocker Arena, later known as the Pepsi Arena): the monstrous "Seven Below" -> "Ghost" from 11/28/09, the famous "You Enjoy Myself" with silent jam from 12/9/95, the culmination of cow funk from Fall Tour ’97. As this series is as much about embracing AUD culture as it is discovering the recesses of Phish’s catalog, I present to you two gems I never see discussed. Fall ’99 follows hot on the heels of a stellar summer tour; instead of the intense and fiery grooves of Summer ’99, the band patiently explores quieter ambient pastures in October ’99. The back half of this "Ghost" jam is a perfect example, as the band jumps into the deep end and propels us through a cloudy haze. To contrast this soft blanket of oozing warmth, I have yang’d the yin with the throaty 12/1/03 "Tweezer." This "Tweezer" has tense, aggressive bark throughout as waves upon waves of psychedelic teeth match Trey’s unabashed and compressor-free tone.

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Monday 10/15/2018 by wforwumbo

MYSTERY JAM MONDAY PART 347

Welcome to the 347th edition of Phish.Net's Mystery Jam Monday, the third of five October single-clip MJMs. The winner will receive an MP3 download code courtesy of our friends at LivePhish.com / Nugs.Net. To win, be the first person to identify the song and date of the mystery clip. Each person gets one guess to start – if no one answers correctly in the first 24 hours, a hint will be posted. After the hint, everyone gets one more guess before Wednesday at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET. Have fun!

Note: No n00b head start this week, so don't dawdle!

Author's Note: Hello, everybody! @wforwumbo here, this is the first time I am officially hosting MJM. After becoming an emeritus back in February, I have been working behind the scenes with @ucpete to construct puzzles, as well as apply studio production to the clips I use from my personal archive of tapes. I've had a lot of fun doing this, and am excited to become a regular staple as MJM host. I hope you enjoy these puzzles as much as I do when creating them, so let's have some fun with this. On another note, keep an eye on the blog as I'll have another of my taper-based treats for all of you within the next day to celebrate the kicking off of Fall Tour '18. Good luck!

Answer: Coming in hot a mere 37 minutes after initial posting, @lostboy01 picks up his sixth MJM win and his third in a row! He correctly identified, near its five year anniversary, the 10/26/13 Light - a jam that, characteristic for this tour, is an oft-forgotten buried gem as it gets overshadowed by bigger jams in the show. For his efforts he has received yet another download code, and he also now knocks on the door to the promised land of MJM emeritus status. Now the only question that remains for him is when, not if. Stay tuned for another single clip MJM next week, and in the meantime enjoy the Hampton run this weekend!



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