+1 to the overall sentiment - there's nothing about your story that is acceptable as a musician on stage.
Noodling should be reserved exclusively for drummers!I had a private party I did last weekend.
With this band, both the bass player AND the guitar player were noodling for like 30 minutes before we went on, amps on. 30 minutes of diarrhea Both of them. Sometimes playing the same song snippet, but mostly not. It was really hard to listen to. They ALWAYS do that.
My breaking point was when the organizer of the party went on mic and was talking. Meanwhile the bass player is noodling away. I shot him daggers and told him to STFU. Oh he didn't like that. I stated how COMPLETELY unprofessional that was and I don't care what he said, you DON'T noodle when someone is giving PSA's, period.
It just grinds my gears when people are SO self centered that they have to make people endure their crap noodling.
Does this bother anyone else or am I being too sensitive?
If they call you back, you can then mention it, and be prepared to turn the gig down if they don't want to look pro. Their behavior reflects on you, and no gig pays enough to not be having a good time behind the kit.I endured it for a half hour because it's not my band and I don't give orders, just like they don't give me orders.
Are you the guy that noodles in my soup?I'm a noodler. Cant help it. I'm figity and cant sit still. If that upsets people, not sorry. I wont tell you to stop talking/tuning/picking your nose/whatever you do that bothers me, because I'm not a self absorbed control freak who gets bent out of shape because someone is doing something that I dont want them to do.
Sorry, rant over. Continue on with the complaining.
Ive always noodled. Never heard anything from anyone about it. I mean seriously, musicians make noise with instruments, that's how it works. Sometimes the guitar player would be noodling and do something cool, and then all of a sudden we have a new idea for a song. I really dont see the problem.Are you the guy that noodles in my soup?