Good times. You can barely hear the bassline in the final mix (or maybe it's my crapola earphones) but I like it especially a lot.
And when I was writing a lot I never had problems with perfectionism, probably because my sensibility was most inspired first by blues and then by punk. At least, I didn't tinker with sound as much as your guests, but I did work a lot on arrangements and details of rhythm and melody. Sometimes maybe even too much.
Loving this show.
I agree with you on the bassline. I thought it was awesome isolated and was seriously disappointed to barely hear it in the mix. And I have good headphones.
I like the wide open sound of the song in general, but maybe the bass could have been tightened and pumped up a bit. But what do I know? It's still a cool song.