I have recently joined a band. It's the kind of band which is basically run by one guy, who is the songwriter, singer, rhythm guitarist and manager. Literally within seconds, he had nicknamed me "Mr Bass". He uses this nickname frequently, presumably in the hope that it will catch on. When I turn up at the start of each practise session: "Aha! Mr Bass!" In his email address book I am Stylon "Mr Bass" Pilson. The poor drummer is similarly afflicted with a "Mr Beat" moniker that seems to be used by only one person. How should I deal with this? Direct confrontation runs the risk of causing offence, but the "war of attrition" method (ie refuse to adopt the nickname, in the hope that he tires of using it) does not guarantee success (cf the drummer's situation). Ideas? S.P.