Monday 08/06/2018 by ucpete


Welcome to the 337th edition of Phish.Net's Mystery Jam Monday, the first and easiest of August. The winner will receive an MP3 two download codes courtesy of our friends at / 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 beforethe 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 I 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: Congrats to first-time winner @johnnyd, who was actually in attendance for this week's clip: the 7/12/96 "Jam" that precedes "NICU." As John points out in his comment (and as mentioned on the setlist), this jam came from audience members yelling out random chords, and the band jamming around the made-up progression. While that does sound unique and quite interesting, especially considering the show was played in Amsterdamn, 7/12/96 is known as one of the worst Phish shows of all time – people who think ripcords are bad in 3.0 should check out this second set. Per John's request, we'll float the prize to next week's MJM, meaning that the winner of MJM338 will take home THREE codes! See you Monday?


, comment by johnnyd
johnnyd :::conuslts flow chart:::

lol is that the "Jam" from Melkweg, 7.12..1996, where the audience called out chords?
Between HYHU and NICU in the setlist ...

and on this
Soul Planet

I don't think I've ever *guessed* at one of these, let alone won.
, comment by johnnyd
johnnyd Wait, am I even allowed to post in these things?

If not, apologies, @ucpete!
, comment by ucpete
ucpete Yep, staff are allowed to win MJMs as long as they don't have any advantage, e.g. have prior knowledge of or access to the clips – which you most certainly didn't have. Nice work!
, comment by johnnyd
johnnyd Ha.

In that case, I'd like to thank the Academy, the Nitrous Mafia, the Soul Patrol, and whatever was the name of the post-grad international relations program I attended in The Hague in the summer of 1996. None of this would have been possible without any of you.

This is about last on the list of Phish and life achievements I ever thought I could stumble into - I marvel at the fans who are really really good at this. But here. We. Are. Just because We The Fans At Melkweg yelled out such a bunch of distinctly awkward chords (to be played to a ska beat, I believe). I usually don't even listen to the clips, (and today was surfing over to check last night's recap) but I recognized that terrible progression (to about 90% degree of certainty) instantly.

I feel like I've won the lottery, never having bought a ticket.

:::wipes away tear; sniffles:::

That said, I don't have a use for the LP download - I hardly download and keep music at all. So please tag this onto someone else's prize in the future!
And *that* said ... gimme mah weeeeeed!!! gimme my $35 to go to the swap meet ... I'm in da mon - eeeeeeee!!!

Party on, Garth.
, comment by Lee_Fordham
Lee_Fordham Best worst show ever!
, comment by mcgrupp81
mcgrupp81 Dude, I remember reading your review of this show. Phish is Europe is one of my time machine dreams. Even that shit show with the Mike's Song,2 cents Charlie gave it a rare D rating, I'd be a happy camper.
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