I am new to the forum thing so I hope I'm doing this correctly. I am very fortunate to have the time, the space and the money to dedicate myself to playing almost constantly. I Play from about 10 in the morning to around 2 in the afternoon. I take a two hour break and resume around 4 PM, then play until about 8 PM. This has been my schedule for the past 3 1/2 years, which is when I started playing drums. I recently started working on a project with a guitarist that was raised in the Nashville music industry, His father had a record deal and released a few albums. My thinking is that is the person to be working with. Now, every time we get together or when working on the projects I can not play in time, He would stop playing and tell me that I'm way off and that the only purpose for a drummer is time keeping. Then he would send me home with his recordings to practice. I would TRY to practice with his material but I sound TERRIBLE. I stopped playing for a whole week, because I thought that I just don't have it. I decided to conduct an experiment, and recorded his track with a click. WHOA! This guy is all over the place. He would stat out at 87 BPM, be up and down in time, and end at 101 BPM. No wonder I sounded bad, It was him. So I don't know how to bring this up without hurting his "I'm Nashville" pride. I don't want a conflict, because I can get pretty hot and I'm afraid it could get out of control. I have some of my equipment at his house and I want to recover it and this is what I need help with. How should I address this with him? Any Suggestions, Ideas, Comments - positive or negative, I'm ready. Send them to me, Thank you.