Welcome to the 263rd edition of Phish.Net's Mystery Jam Monday, the final and most difficult 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 only vaguely connected by a theme, so I don't expect it to help much and won't require it to be part of the correct answer. Each person gets one guess – if no one guesses correctly, I will post a hint on Tuesday, after which each person gets one more guess before I reveal the correct answer on Wednesday around 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET. Good luck!
Hint: While all three clips come from shows in three different decades, with each show featuring a Mike's Groove, the reason I put them together is because they're all atypical endings of their respective songs.
Update: Our apologies for the site maintenance issues – thanks to our awesome tech team, we're back in business! In case anyone missed my comment below, the MJM will end tomorrow (Thursday) morning before 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET. Did I mention that the clips come from songs before*, after*, and in the Mike's Grooves from the shows at which they were played?
*not necessarily the song immediately before or after...
Answer: It took an MJM with the most tenuous (ableit revealed-at-hint) theme to date, and folks were closing in on the answer in the waning (extended) moments, but it finally happened: The Blog has won its 18th MJM! The Blog hadn't won in more than six months, and I myself hadn't won as host in more than ten months (the last two wins were during the no holds barred Emeritus Challenge). Despite a few hints down the stretch, folks were unable to identify the 4/14/89 The Sloth, the 10/22/16 First Tube, and the 7/31/97 Mike's Song, all of which had generally unusual and atypical-for-the-song endings. For MJM264 I expect a feeding frenzy, as the difficulty will drop precipitously and we'll be playing for two codes.
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