What I don't get about Phish is, if the lyrics don't matter, why do they even have lyrics? The answer to that question is probably that the lyrics are there to hang music off of, or to establish the "song" part of the song so that they can then deviate into a "jam" part. But if that is indeed the answer, and the lyrics are just placeholders, why don't they write lyrics that are innocuous, instead of these gallingly dumb lyrics that call attention to themselves? I think you have to conclude that the lyrics in fact serve an important purpose and are used to deliberately construct a persona for the band and a mood for the song, and you can't just ignore them.
Therefore, Phish are bad forever the end.
JUST KIDDING. Like Scott, I kinda liked that folky song, and I liked the hook of that Bouncing song, even if I didn't like any other part of it. And I never thought I'd say that I liked any part of anything at all to do with Phish.
Anyways, still really enjoying this concept and its execution. As someone who doesn't like Phish and is a big fan of this podcast, I'll say that I'm okay with Harris playing through a whole 15 minute or whatever song. If Scott's worried about that experiment alienating listeners, he shouldn't be.