Tuesday 01/02/2018 by ucpete

MYSTERY JAM MONDAY PART 306: TUESDAY EDITION

Happy New Year! Welcome to the 306th edition of Phish.Net's Mystery Jam Monday, on Tuesday, the first* and easiest of January. 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 guesses correctly, I will post a hint on Wednesday around 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET, after which each person gets one more guess before I reveal the correct answer on Thursday. 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 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.

Hint:

Answer: Congrats to @serpent_deflector on his first MJM win! Shortly thereafter the hint, which was a picture of peyote cactus – "Cactus" being Mike's nickname, hinting at "Mike's Song" (and other things, as explained in the comments) – @serpent_deflector correctly identified the 8/3/88 "Mike's Song." Some folks got thrown for a loop by the "Dave's Energy Guide" tease about 17 seconds in, which wasn't listed on the phish.net setlists at the time of the MJM, but thanks to the setlist team, it is now listed. Come back next week for MJM307, a puzzle I'm really excited about...


Comments

, comment by lostboy01
lostboy01 fire - 6/21/1988?
, comment by harpua18
harpua18 8/21/87 Mike's Song
, comment by Philosurfer
Philosurfer @harpua18 said:
8/21/87 Mike's Song
I nearly made that same assertion myself
, comment by humalupa
humalupa 02/18/1989 Bowie?
, comment by TwiceBitten
TwiceBitten This is definitely from the recent MSG run ;)
, comment by ucpete
ucpete @TwiceBitten said:
This is definitely from the recent MSG run ;)
Dude how many times do I have to tell you?: No giving it away!

;)
, comment by serpent_deflector
serpent_deflector Mike’s Song 8/3/88
, comment by TwiceBitten
TwiceBitten @serpent_deflector said:
Mike’s Song 8/3/88
Got it! I was getting there going through early Mike's Songs, but you beat me!

My question is, what does peyote cactus have to do with this jam/show?
, comment by lostboy01
lostboy01 post-jazz odyssey show. thanks for showing up, fishman!

as for my guess, heard "deg" teases and chased that path to nowhere.
, comment by ucpete
ucpete @TwiceBitten:

Got it! I was getting there going through early *Mike's* Songs, but you beat me!

My question is, what does peyote *cactus* have to do with this jam/show?
, comment by ucpete
ucpete @lostboy01 said:
post-jazz odyssey show. thanks for showing up, fishman!

as for my guess, heard "deg" teases and chased that path to nowhere.
Yeah, I'm a dick :) I submitted that DEG tease a couple years back, but it's never been added. I figured that'd throw some folks for a loop...
, comment by TwiceBitten
TwiceBitten duh hah.

I wonder if this DEG tease is strong enough to add to the setlist notes. I mean, a lot of us clearly started down that path based on the clip and the early guesses.
, comment by serpent_deflector
serpent_deflector @TwiceBitten said:
@serpent_deflector said:
Mike’s Song 8/3/88
Got it! I was getting there going through early Mike's Songs, but you beat me!

My question is, what does peyote cactus have to do with this jam/show?
I was close yesterday, before your MSG statement threw me off and I listened to the past four shows some more. :)

No... really, it was kind of just luck that I landed on it so soon after the hint. I was looking for early Mike’s or Bowie’s last night and got nothing concrete. The hint narrowed it down to Mike’s for me. Gave it another try, starting with the jam charts, then skimming through some versions on Relisten and it was the 2nd one I landed on. Wasn’t even 100% confident when I posted it but wanted to throw out a guess. Then I listened some more to confirm.
, comment by lostboy01
lostboy01 i keep telling myself i'll win this thing one of these days....

i'm also a cleveland browns fan.
, comment by ucpete
ucpete @TwiceBitten said:
duh hah.

I wonder if this DEG tease is strong enough to add to the setlist notes. I mean, a lot of us clearly started down that path based on the clip and the early guesses.
It is. Most of the setlist team has agreed that it's a tease – I mean, shit, it's a clear as day DEG tease! They just haven't gotten around to adding it yet. See my comment above, that's part of why I used it...
, comment by serpent_deflector
serpent_deflector @lostboy01 said:
i keep telling myself i'll win this thing one of these days....

i'm also a cleveland browns fan.
You will. I was saying the same thing. I’m a Bengals fan, so I feel your pain to a degree.
, comment by lostboy01
lostboy01 @ucpete said:
@TwiceBitten:

Got it! I was getting there going through early *Mike's* Songs, but you beat me!

My question is, what does peyote *cactus* have to do with this jam/show?
so this theme works on two levels!? because i was associating the peyote cactus hint with hallucinating. hence, the post-jazz odyssey comment.
, comment by jasong_iheardtheoceansing
jasong_iheardtheoceansing Hmm... seems like myself and a few others were led down the rabbit hole of 87-89 DEG teases. Perhaps this would be a good time to add this Mike's to the official tease list on the .net, eh Pete? It's not nearly as "long" as a lot of the others played in that era, but it sounds like a tease to me :)

Edit: it the time I listened to this Mike's and posted the above it looks like everybody started talking about the same thing
, comment by ucpete
ucpete @lostboy01 said:
@ucpete said:
@TwiceBitten:

Got it! I was getting there going through early *Mike's* Songs, but you beat me!

My question is, what does peyote *cactus* have to do with this jam/show?
so this theme works on two levels!? because i was associating the peyote cactus hint with hallucinating. hence, the post-jazz odyssey comment.
Heh, the subtler part of the hint that I didn't mention, and the reason I chose peyote cactus, is that Mike's Song was called "Microdot" for a while – you can hear Trey call it "Microdot" before / after mid-80s renditions. While in the 70s there were claims that the purple microdots going around were pressed mescaline, they were actually likely just highly concentrated LSD. (Considering that the microdots weighed about 10 mg, while in order to get a mescaline high, one needs to typically consume upwards of 400 mg).
, comment by phishman89
phishman89 Moma Dance

10-31-98 Las Vegas
, comment by Dirtwastedogfacedlifeboy
Dirtwastedogfacedlifeboy Looks more like rotting solar garlic to me...

Some sorta stash?? 97?

Maybe so maybe not...

It doesn't matter to me.
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