Welcome to the 358th edition of Phish.Net's Mystery Jam Monday, the second of January. While our friend @wforwumbo continues to work towards his final form, I'll be at the helm once again bringing you puzzles with a little help from my fellow MJM Hall of Famers. This week, our clips were selected by the most recent MJMer to enter the Hall of Fame, @lostboy01, who witnessed these clips in person – thanks for the sweet puzzle! 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 date of the mystery clips. These two 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: Re-read the introduction.
Answer: Congrats to @Patwich on crossing the halfway mark to MJM Emeritus status, snagging his fourth win (with a little help from his friends?). As indicated by the hint, not only did our gracious guest host @lostboy01 attend the show from which this week's clips came, the introductory spiel subtly but clearly calls for identification of the songs and date of the mystery clips – two songs, one date: 12/31/09 "Piper" and 12/31/09 "Ghost." That "Ghost" outro jam really does sound like a callback to the first set's "Bathtub Gin," doesn't it? Keep listening and you'll catch Trey's wonderful octave-pedal driven "Auld Lang Syne" tease and a crazy segue into the world of nitrous oxide. This might hurt just a little bit, but come back Monday (MLK Day) for MJM359, where another MJM Emeritus will drop some clips that may or may not confuse, but are guaranteed to please your ear holes.
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