So you didn't read my post, I guess? #144So if these players were so great, why did Buddy reem them a new arse hole on the bus? That's what I'm talking about.
What you're "talking about" I already talked about - you should really give it a read.
Short answer: 2 qualifications for top level touring - 1. Be able to play great 2. Be able to to play great night after night after night - no matter what, no excuses.
#1 - you can learn in college, at home in the shed.
#2 - many players don't get this together until their feet are actually held to the fire. Lots of bandleaders get this and take on solving "on the job". In fact, in my experience, most do... and have to from time to time. Guys get bored, guys get lazy - and like or not, some require that boot to the behind approach to shake them out of it.
Lots of folks that can see the sense of this when it comes to the military or high level sports and have no problem understanding it, can't fathom this at all where it comes to performing music. And I guess that's understandably considering the number of people (players and laymen) that consider music as something to do that's fun... that pursue it as something enjoyable and really don't take it further than that in their heads.
Buddy ripping these guys a new one is somehow outrageous - but the football coach doing the same is part of most feel good sports movies. Or war movies about the tough drill sergeant with the heart of gold.
Such a gross double standard - particularly when expressed by those that actually play, but don't always seem to take much that seriously.