Welcome to the 393rd edition of Phish.Net's Mystery Jam Monday, the final and most diffilcult of October. The winner will receive two MP3 download codes courtesy of our friends at LivePhish.com / Nugs.Net, as well as six-time winner @garcia17, who threw his code back ino pot after last week's win. Will he cash in some instant karma right away and ride the wave into the MJM Hall of Fame this week? We'll see... To win, be the first person to identify the songs and dates of all three mystery clips. The clips are connected by a theme; these clips have never been used on previous MJMs, but the theme has. 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!
Answer: And then there were ... two dozen!? That's right, @garcia17 is the latest MJMer to enter the Hall of Fame as an Emeritus by earning his seventh win. He may have taken the most circuitous path of any contestant to get there: after winning MJM154 back before the Tahoe "Tweezer" was played, he took six years off before winning MJM382. Little did we know that during his six year hiatus, he was in the woodshed chiseling his ears, as he rattled off one of the hottest streaks in MJM history winning six of twelve contests the past three months, going back-to-back twice in that stretch (including the past two weeks). His walk-off shot was a brutal Groove Gauntlet: 12/31/94 "Weekapaug Groove," 10/19/95 "Weekapaug Groove," and 12/16/95 "Weekapaug Groove."
He has forgone yet another code, tossing it back into the pool, but his Hall of Fame gift basket contains a half dozen non-transferrable tickets to The Met on 12/3 belonging to SiriusXM subscribers, a cloud login to The Vault, which contains the SBD and webcast for every Phish show ever played, and like all Hall of Famers, a jacket, made of live fish. But perhaps most importantly, he joins the rest of us on this side of the fence, where we sit in our rocking chairs, knitting, coming up with MJM puzzles that no one with a job could ever possibly solve. Congrats, and welcome to the club!