We take great pride in recreating songs authentically. So we were excited to play “Little Lion Man” by Mumford and Sons the other night as we’d played it at multiple gigs with fantastic audience feedback. This night there was however one problem. There’s a lyric passage in the song that uses the phrase “bollixed up”… well it actually uses a one syllable synonym for bollixed that one can say is pretty much a curse –word. When questioned, Mumford always blames his son for the lapse of broadcast friendly lyrical judgment, calling it a symptom of the millennial generation .
Well… in our performance zeal and without malice we let the word fly. Dumbass mistake. Our management team at Kablooie Inc. tightened their already crossed arms, rolled their eyes with ‘I told you so’ emphasis, and pointed well manicured fingers to our band leader and RedFish do-goody dude ambassador…Stu. Bollix. So doing what’s right, Stu called the event sponsor and took accountability and apologized sincerely. He meant it man. Stuman will be spitting black crow feathers like a guilty tomcat for weeks. Gonna mess up his singing big time.
Damned rock musicians, just when you think they deserve Eagle Scout status they go all bad-boy on ya and bollix it up majorly. We’re now sorry, sulking, and are banished to our rehearsal studio without energy drinks for a week. RedFish now has had its “John Lennon Moment” folks. Bollix. Good word, gonna have to remember to use that one more…..