Monday 06/11/2018 by ucpete

MYSTERY JAM MONDAY PART 329

Welcome to the 329th edition of Phish.Net's Mystery Jam Monday! As mentioned last week, we have put together a special contest and prize for this week's MJM. Thanks to our friends at the Hachette Book Group and our regular supporters at LivePhish.com / Nugs.Net, this week's winner will not only receive the usual LivePhish MP3 download code, but will also receive a copy of Fare Thee Well: The Final Chapter of the Grateful Dead's Long, Strange Trip, by Joel Selvin. Fare Thee Well is a tell-all biography of the in-fighting of the Grateful Dead in the years following Jerry Garcia’s death in 1995. The book charts the band member's journey from Garcia’s death up to the Core Four's agreement that led to the series of shows celebrating the band’s fiftieth anniversary featuring Phish's Trey Anastasio, finally allowing for the sendoff of the group revered by so many. Author Joel Selvin is an award-winning journalist and New York Times best-seller who has covered music for the San Francisco Chronicle for nearly 50 years. The book goes on sale next Tuesday, June 19th, and will ship to the winner then.

Regarding the Mystery Jam itself, as with our other special editions, this megaclip has many songs in it that you'll need to identify. Therefore, we will not be using the comments to guess this week. Instead, send an email with your guesses (for all of the clips) along with your .net username to [email protected]. If you have any questions, you can post them in the comments section. Do not post guesses in the comments section, or your comment will be deleted and you'll be subject to banning from future MJM participation. Also, no "trading" of answers is allowed: figure this out on your own. The first person to correctly identify the song and the date of each of the five jams will be the winner; These five jams are connected by a theme. Each person gets one guess by email – if no one guesses correctly, I will post a hint on Tuesday, after which each person gets one more guess before 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET on Wednesday. In the event that no one correctly identifies all of the Mystery Jams, the winner will be the first person to submit the most correct jams: partial credit can take home the prize, so don't be shy. Good luck!

Note: In order to receive the book, you must be able to provide a US mailing address, or be willing to pay for shipping after we receive the book on your behalf and mail it you. Also, MJM Emeriti are eligible to participate, so don't dawdle!

Update: I received a number of email responses yesterday – none from anyone with fewer than 6 MJM wins, all with multiple correct clips, a couple with all of them correct, but one clear winner. The winner has been notified, and I'll update the blog in the next couple days.

Answer: Congratulations to @justino, who correctly identifited the 6/30/06 St. Stephen (Phil & Friends with Trey), 10/18/16 Twist (Phish with Bobby as guest), 7/17/16 Cumberland Blues (Phil & Friends with Mike), 4/17/99 Dark Star (Phil & Friends with Page and Trey), and 6/27/15 St. Stephen (Fare Thee Well Tour with Trey). The theme of this week's MJM was jams from Grateful Dead / Phish collaborations. With this impressive victory, @justino comes back out of his recently forced retirement to snatch away this week's special prize. Nice work. MJM returns Monday June 18 for its 330th edition. [Please Note: MJM host extraordinaire @ucpete is currently consumed with a family emergency, and a small group of volunteers will try to fill his big shoes until he's able to return. Please be patient with the temporary staff, and be respectful of @ucpete's family situation. Thanks.]


Comments

, comment by PhreePhish
PhreePhish Sorry fellow emeriti, I'm honeymooning in Ireland and will miss this week and next. But hey, you don't have to contend with me this week!

-cheers
, comment by WayIFeel
WayIFeel Clearly the emeriti and soon to be emeriti were chomping at the bit to play this week.
, comment by ucpete
ucpete @WayIFeel said:
Clearly the emeriti and soon to be emeriti were chomping at the bit to play this week.
No joke! We might need to do another tournament of champions at some point. Though last year, I'm not gonna lie, it was a TON of work – and it was the most anticlimactic final I could have ever imagined! Both finalists ran out of steam, the post got archived due to ten days of inactivity before either had found a clip, let alone really dug in... though each round before the finals was an insane battle with some folks figuring shit out in ways I couldn't even fathom, others getting supremely frustrated with me and the clips and clues, and when it all came to a head, former MJM host and longtime Emeritus vs. a zero win player, it ended up being a monthlong staring contest! Ha Ha Ha!
, comment by bl002e
bl002e @ucpete said:
@WayIFeel said:
Clearly the emeriti and soon to be emeriti were chomping at the bit to play this week.
No joke! We might need to do another tournament of champions at some point. Though last year, I'm not gonna lie, it was a TON of work – and it was the most anticlimactic final I could have ever imagined! Both finalists ran out of steam, the post got archived due to ten days of inactivity before either had found a clip, let alone really dug in... though each round before the finals was an insane battle with some folks figuring shit out in ways I couldn't even fathom, others getting supremely frustrated with me and the clips and clues, and when it all came to a head, former MJM host and longtime Emeritus vs. a zero win player, it ended up being a monthlong staring contest! Ha Ha Ha!
That goddamned clip of that goddamned 1990 Tweezer will haunt my dreams for life.
, comment by WayIFeel
WayIFeel @ucpete said:
@WayIFeel said:
Clearly the emeriti and soon to be emeriti were chomping at the bit to play this week.
No joke! We might need to do another tournament of champions at some point. Though last year, I'm not gonna lie, it was a TON of work – and it was the most anticlimactic final I could have ever imagined! Both finalists ran out of steam, the post got archived due to ten days of inactivity before either had found a clip, let alone really dug in... though each round before the finals was an insane battle with some folks figuring shit out in ways I couldn't even fathom, others getting supremely frustrated with me and the clips and clues, and when it all came to a head, former MJM host and longtime Emeritus vs. a zero win player, it ended up being a monthlong staring contest! Ha Ha Ha!
Huge appreciation for sharing a grossly underappreciated Ha-ha-ha.
, comment by bl002e
bl002e @WayIFeel said:
@ucpete said:
@WayIFeel said:
Clearly the emeriti and soon to be emeriti were chomping at the bit to play this week.
No joke! We might need to do another tournament of champions at some point. Though last year, I'm not gonna lie, it was a TON of work – and it was the most anticlimactic final I could have ever imagined! Both finalists ran out of steam, the post got archived due to ten days of inactivity before either had found a clip, let alone really dug in... though each round before the finals was an insane battle with some folks figuring shit out in ways I couldn't even fathom, others getting supremely frustrated with me and the clips and clues, and when it all came to a head, former MJM host and longtime Emeritus vs. a zero win player, it ended up being a monthlong staring contest! Ha Ha Ha!
Huge appreciation for sharing a grossly underappreciated Ha-ha-ha.
Agreed. That version was the first I had on tape, so for a while I thought they all had that outro jam.
, comment by ucpete
ucpete @bl002e said:
@ucpete said:
@WayIFeel said:
Clearly the emeriti and soon to be emeriti were chomping at the bit to play this week.
No joke! We might need to do another tournament of champions at some point. Though last year, I'm not gonna lie, it was a TON of work – and it was the most anticlimactic final I could have ever imagined! Both finalists ran out of steam, the post got archived due to ten days of inactivity before either had found a clip, let alone really dug in... though each round before the finals was an insane battle with some folks figuring shit out in ways I couldn't even fathom, others getting supremely frustrated with me and the clips and clues, and when it all came to a head, former MJM host and longtime Emeritus vs. a zero win player, it ended up being a monthlong staring contest! Ha Ha Ha!
That goddamned clip of that goddamned 1990 Tweezer will haunt my dreams for life.
I am so glad you mentioned that Tweezer, because like 3-4 years before I used it, before I had even become MJM Host, I read a review by @tmwsiy (a buddy) that blew me away:

http://phish.net/reviews/1299275999-tmwsiy.html

And after I read that review and @TheEmu’s review mentioning the Tweezer, I knew I had to check out the second set...and when I heard that Tweezer intro, I didn’t say shit to anyone hoping that Steve or you would use it and I’d blow everyone away with my insta-solve... but alas, it wasn’t ever used.

Once I had taken over the MJM, I realized that most of the selections I was making came towards the end of jams - there were very few intros. This was reflected in the way I rapid fire searched jams as a player too - pore through phish.net setlists and jam charts while clicking around phish.in like a madman, looking for song versions that were abnormally long, and skipping right to the jam. After maybe 100 clips selected over my first year hosting, I realized how freaking hard this Tweezer clip would be, and still never mentioned it to anyone, anywhere, to the point where I didn’t want to use it randomly when I was low on ideas... it had to be for something special. When the tournament idea came to mind, I realized that the Tweezer had to be one of the clips used in the championship round, and sure as shit, it ended up being one of the hardest MJM clips ever!
, comment by stillwaitin
stillwaitin Can we have the answers yet?
I'll just handle/post myself on my way out.
, comment by ucpete
ucpete @stillwaitin said:
Can we have the answers yet?
I'll just handle/post myself on my way out.
As always, the answers are in the MJM results from the moment they were answered correctly.

I am dealing with an unexpected family tragedy, but will do my best to update the blog when I get the chance.

Thanks.
, comment by dbertsch
dbertsch I pulled a real JR Smith with this one! I had all 5 clips right away, and in my haste to get the answers submitted, I typed Playing in the Band instead of Twist. Oops!

Congrats @justino and thanks Pete
, comment by stillwaitin
stillwaitin @ucpete said:
@stillwaitin said:
Can we have the answers yet?
I'll just handle/post myself on my way out.
As always, the answers are in the MJM results from the moment they were answered correctly.

I am dealing with an unexpected family tragedy, but will do my best to update the blog when I get the chance.

Thanks.
Sorry to hear that. Vibes.
, comment by ucpete
ucpete @stillwaitin said:
@ucpete said:
@stillwaitin said:
Can we have the answers yet?
I'll just handle/post myself on my way out.
As always, the answers are in the MJM results from the moment they were answered correctly.

I am dealing with an unexpected family tragedy, but will do my best to update the blog when I get the chance.

Thanks.
Sorry to hear that. Vibes.
Thanks. Sorry if I came off snarky. We are hanging in there but are crushed. The MJM is in great hands and will continue on in my absence.
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