Monday 12/18/2017 by phishnet

MYSTERY JAM MONDAY PART 305

Welcome to the 305th edition of Phish.Net's Mystery Jam Monday, the most difficult of December and the final MJM of 2017! 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 three mystery clips, which are connected by two completely unrelated themes – one around which I crafted the puzzle, another I noticed after the fact, neither of which need be identified to answer correctly (though as usual, it usually helps). Each person gets one guess to start – if no one guesses correctly, I will post a hint on Tuesday around 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET, after which each person gets one more guess before I reveal the correct answer on Wednesday. Good luck!

Note: As mentioned (and flub'd) in the MJM304 wrap and in today's preamble, this is the final MJM of 2017. I was curious when the last time the MJM took a break, and really didn't grasp how long the streak has been till just now: today's MJM makes 80 consecutive Mondays with a puzzle. With the various tournaments and different flavored contests in between, we’ve listened to 225+ jams during the streak – and that's just since June of last year! An entire spreadsheet of LivePhish codes has been won by you all, in addition to copies of TPCs 1-3, posters, etc. – this all despite the increasing difficulty of the puzzles (the blog has only won six times in the past year and a half). I’m not entirely sure where I'm going with this, but I really appreciate this small but thriving jam-nerd community in our corner of the internet, and I wanted to wish everyone the happiest of holidays. We’ve all earned next week’s MJM off. To those headed to MSG – have a blast! The MJM will return on Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018. – pete

Hint: Apologies for the delay – the MJM will be extended by two hours (if needed) until 12 PM PT / 3 PM ET tomorrow.
Updated: I'm in a giving mood and it's feeling a little stump-y out there, so I'll clarify the hint a little more.

The songs in these clips have been played in succession at least once. And at most once.

Answer: Another 'W' for Wumbo indeed – that's four in a row and six since August for @wforwumbo! Impressive; most impressive. As mentioned in the comments, this week's puzzle was jams from songs that form the "Leo Trio," i.e. the songs during which you're most likely to hear Trey say "Play it Leo!". There weren't many options for "NICU" and "Rocky Top" (especially the latter), but I was able to piece together a tricky final puzzle of the year. But with my giving mood and the extra hinting, it was no match for @wforwumbo, who correclty identified the 12/1/94 "NICU," the 12/13/97 "Ya Mar" (here's my SBD copy from the third Super Ball FTA broadcast), and the 12/15/99 "Rocky Top." Only after I had made the Leo Trio MJM did I notice that I had selected three December jams. Funny how that worked out... Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Happy New Year! See you next year...


Comments

, comment by MiguelSanchez
MiguelSanchez I hate you Pete.
(What I really hate is I KNOW these jams and I can't spot them yet)
, comment by wforwumbo
wforwumbo @MiguelSanchez said:
I hate you Pete.
(What I really hate is I KNOW these jams and I can't spot them yet)
Hah yes, this one is definitely evil. I've found one (won't say which), and am trying to close in on the other two but this one's a serious doozy.
, comment by ucpete
ucpete @MiguelSanchez said:
I hate you Pete.
(What I really hate is I KNOW these jams and I can't spot them yet)
Maybe I can change the rules to make it fairer for you?

MAKE A THREAD ABOUT IT!

(fantasy football inside joke)
, comment by MiguelSanchez
MiguelSanchez @ucpete said:
@MiguelSanchez said:
I hate you Pete.
(What I really hate is I KNOW these jams and I can't spot them yet)
Maybe I can change the rules to make it fairer for you?

MAKE A THREAD ABOUT IT!

(fantasy football inside joke)
lol...i was about to make a "rule change" joke. Well played sir!!
, comment by GoonieBuff
GoonieBuff Thanks Pete! Even though I never come close to recognizing the jams, I always check them out just in case I recognize them.
, comment by easo91
easo91 The great @WforWumbo is stumped!
, comment by HarborSeal
HarborSeal I recognize all of these, but can't quite place any. Somehow I am very close on the first...I have listened to whatever jam it's from dozens of times, I'm sure of it, but I am coming up empty. Sigh.
, comment by mcgrupp81
mcgrupp81 1st is from one of my favorite sets. Without a clue, Jam #3 might be one of the vaguest snippets to come out of MJM.
, comment by wforwumbo
wforwumbo @mcgrupp81 said:
1st is from one of my favorite sets. Without a clue, Jam #3 might be one of the vaguest snippets to come out of MJM.
After discovering that jam, I went back and listened to it - it’s a GREAT set, was a joy to hear front-to-back.

Even with the clue, the third clip is still really vague. I’ve dug through what I estimate to be on the order of 175-200 jams guided with the clue and can’t find it (and prior to the clue there were another 75-100 I was digging through).
, comment by ucpete
ucpete I have a sneaking suspicion that if you haven't heard about the time the band played these three songs in a row, this MJM is damn near uncrackable. But that if you do remember when that happened, solving this MJM will be relatively easy.

If the blog wins, I'm popping champagne.
, comment by wforwumbo
wforwumbo In order:

-12/1/94 NICU
-12/13/97 Ya Mar
-12/15/99 Rocky Top

All played in succession on 7/19/03 as part of the “Leo Trio” as the three songs feature Trey yelling “Play It, Leo!”

Secondary theme is December jams.
, comment by jimsleftear
jimsleftear @wforwumbo said:
In order:

-12/1/94 NICU
-12/13/97 Ya Mar
-12/15/99 Rocky Top

All played in succession on 7/19/03 as part of the “Leo Trio” as the three songs feature Trey yelling “Play It, Leo!”

Secondary theme is December jams.
Would love to know how you went about getting this, particularly the Rocky Top. Well done.
, comment by ChalkDustTeacher
ChalkDustTeacher First jam reeked of Fall '94 and second jam reeked of Fall '97, but I couldn't find either of them. Nice work WForWumbo.
, comment by ucpete
ucpete There ain't no time to stash the Wumbo
Stop clicking refresh on the page
The n00bs' efforts were so feeble
The veterans filled up with rage

Wumbo hears jams: mysteries to defeat
His keyboard is caked in debris
Chads and Trixies chomping the whole time
While Wumbo's at MSG...
, comment by ucpete
ucpete If anyone wants to watch the only real Leo Trio (not including 7/23/99, which had the reverse wraparound Leo Trio), watch the video here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_-YKtIfFqI&feature=youtu.be&t=3125
, comment by wforwumbo
wforwumbo @jimsleftear said:
Would love to know how you went about getting this, particularly the Rocky Top. Well done.
Until I'm a MJM emeritus, I shall not reveal my methods...
, comment by wforwumbo
wforwumbo @ucpete said: [quote]If anyone wants to watch the only real Leo Trio (not including 7/23/99, which had the reverse wraparound Leo Trio), watch the video here:
, comment by jimsleftear
jimsleftear @wforwumbo said:
@jimsleftear said:
Would love to know how you went about getting this, particularly the Rocky Top. Well done.
Until I'm a MJM emeritus, I shall not reveal my methods...
I get that. I moreso meant "which did you know first, certainly not the Rocky Top right!?"
, comment by mcgrupp81
mcgrupp81 I want to know the source on the Ya Mar. I have only heard an AUD copy.
, comment by wforwumbo
wforwumbo @mcgrupp81 said:
I want to know the source on the Ya Mar. I have only heard an AUD copy.
It's on the Super Ball From The Archives, or if you're lazier you can listen to it here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxBmHfckxC8
, comment by wforwumbo
wforwumbo @jimsleftear said:
@wforwumbo said:
@jimsleftear said:
Would love to know how you went about getting this, particularly the Rocky Top. Well done.
Until I'm a MJM emeritus, I shall not reveal my methods...
I get that. I moreso meant "which did you know first, certainly not the Rocky Top right!?"
No, I discovered the NICU first (the only one I got within ~5 minutes of the MJM going live).

Edit: I should also mention... it's the only one I got before I figured out the Leo Trio via the hint.
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