Hell, Phish just dropped “Auld Lang Syne” into the number they’re playing. That’s what you can do when you’re not locked into a corporate track written by hacks you barely know that’s been driven up the chart by the label which insists you play it just like it is on the recording, if you don’t mime to the recording to begin with.
Don’t you get it? It’s about satiating the fans!
I think most of us get it, but clearly a large portion of Lefsetz’s readers do not. I do like the fact that we regularly have an “industry insider” hyping on Phish and their innovations in staying close to their fans.