Hello all, glad you all enjoyed and hated the podcast. I understand why a lot of you took issue with how I chose to introduce Scott to the band, but there is also a reason behind every song I chose. I wanted a studio track from Billy Breathes to start with, but the lyrics to Free would have been made fun of to no end. "Freeeeeeeee" is the chorus. That is so incredibly lame if you dont like Phish, so to those suggesting that -- no.
A lot of people are suggesting I opened with Chalkdust -- a song, which has good rock elements to it, but whose lyrics Trey wrote when he was 15. Once again, I assumed the lyrics of 15 year old Trey being stuck in a science classroom would have been lame as fuck.
Reba composed section? Really? You want me to start with one of their most complex and "bop boop beep" sections of music in their reportoire for a guy who constantly makes fun of "bop boop beep" type music, that sounds like a terrible idea.
I chose Wilson because at my first Phish show, when the audience was yelling "wilson" that was the moment I was like "ooo I wanna know why everyone is chanting wilson." I thought it may pique his interest AND its a straight forward rock song.
Tweezer? He explicitly stated he hates slap bass.
You also have to realize I cant just play him a full song from A LIVE ONE or SLIP STICH or HOIST, so he cant listen to a great Hood in its entirety. Otherwise itd be a different ballgame entirely.
I thought about all this, you guys. I have a new game plan for the next recording.
OH BUT ALSO, this is all in just for fun and Scott will never ever like Phish. It's just fun to defend them and fun to hear him shit on them. So those trying to really make him like Phish, thats a tall order. Just enjoy it and be secure in knowing that you like Phish and get "it" and oh well.
Also, very happy you guys care enough to comment. You made very compelling arguments, each of you.