That seems a good place to start this unload.
As the latest recruit to the covers band and my new partner in time, you arrived to such scrutiny; ashamedly from all of us.
A seasoned, knowledgeable, technically gifted and personable bassist, we doubted your integrity, your commitment, your longevity, your honour. Why would you, a pro who has played all over the world with some great musicians, want to play with us Sunday footballers? But that’s the view we took about ourselves before you joined, intentionally overlooking all your attributes to protect and mitigate risk.
Fuck risk. We, and you, are better for accepting it.
Right. You set, Robin? Count us in.