I've finally made my way into a stable band situation with a drummer and guitarist/singer. I've been friends wit both guys for a while and everything fits together pretty well. We play at least once a week, and at least for me, it hasn't become a chore yet. For the most part we've been doing covers, but both myself and the guitarist write lyrics and he writes melodies. Now on to the problem. The guitarist's father has a degree from a college with a well known music school. He's been in bands, worked on records both as a studio pianist and mixing, manages a band, and helped work on a few gold and a platinum album. At first, I thought it would be great to have someone that has a lot of knowledge of the "biz around, but lately he's been watching jams/practices much more closely and hawking over us. The last few time we were supposed to play, the guitarist had just finished a song and asked me if I could have something ready by the time I got to his place. That was a whopping half hour before I needed to leave to be there, so I threw together a simple root line with a chromatic lead in and a single fill. Nothing too complicated, but just a simple serviceable play along to feel it out. When I got there, we all took a minute to noodle, tune, warm up, fetch drinks, etc. We decided to try and work that song out while we were waiting on the drummer. We got about halfway through it when his father, who I guess was in the garage watching (I didn't see him and he didn't help us set up like he normally does) stops us and asks me "what the !@#$ I think I'm doing?" When I start to tell him that I'd only had the chords and an audio file for a half hour, he cuts me off and tells me that he could have come up with a similar line if he'd had a bass laying around the house and that I should be talented enough to come up with better lines if we ever plan on making it in HIS business. Now, at this point, I was heated, so I went home for the day. I've been here most of the night trying to piece together how in the world I want to deal with this situation. I could understand if we were a bunch of teenage boys (or the Jackson 5 or Beach Boys) but I'm I'm in my 20's as is the guitarist who is a senior in college. Tl;dr Friend's/bandmate's father is in the music "biz" and has starting sitting in on practices and making snide comments about my and the drummer's play. I got ticked off and went home early. I need help handling the situation like an adult, because today I felt like cussing him instead of packing up and leaving for the day.