So I have this regular weekend gig with this band..it's an ok paying gig, but some of the memeber of the band(namely the ones who hired us) are kind of inexperienced. I've accepted the musical limiations and accepted that this is gig is what it is... I'll do my job and move on. Some gigs you strive for excellence, some gigs you settle for competence.
The problem started when I asked drummer friend of mine (who is new in town) to take over as the drummer . He plays well, but he is overly entuasitic and pushing the band to do more. He wants to do weekly rehearsal and want us to do more in terms of arranging and what not and that kind of annoyed me and the band leader.
I can understand where his enthusiasm is coming from.. he recently got out of school, he doesn't have a family to take care of, and he doesn't have that many gigs either. But he just doesn't seem to understand that not everyone has that kind of drive and people have other gigs and other stuff they have to take care of in their lives. It also puts me in an awkward position, because "doing better" will require telling inexpereinced members(the ones who hired us) to practice more and "coach" them. I really don't want to do that unless it's my own project and if someone is asking you to. Again, there are times you should tell other people when somethings aren't happening.. there are times where you should just shut up and do your job.
I figured, there are plenty of people here who has had a lot more expereince working, so my question is, what is your take on the situation? I feel like I need to tell my friend that he needs to tone down his sense of enthusiasm in front of people at this point. Having high expectation is cool but there is time and place for that. I guess I've learned that you can also ailenate people and lose gigs for being "too serious" too... and I'm afriad my friends "attitude" may be driving some people crazy, including myself.