I've been playing wiht a new drummer for about 3 mos now, and he's driving me crazy. He has decent chops - his favorite player is Stewart Copeland, and his highhat work is good, but his time is awful. He speeds up and slows down depending on whether or not he's playing forte or piano, and he can't seem to tell when he's doing it. I'm not Steve Gadd or anything, but I have good time. I practice with a metronome or drum machine 99% of the time, and for some reason, my drummer can't hear when I push him. When he's dragging, I play on top of the beat and keep my notes a staccato as I can without ruining the bassline. When he's rushing, I try to play legato and behind the beat. None of these things seem to affect his time. He says he's listening, and concentrating, but he just can't seem to hear it. We bring my drum machine to rehearsal, and he just goes right on playing, even when he's seriously off. Recently, we recorded a demo, and I couldn't be there for the initial tracks. He used a click track to lay down his drumlines, but when I got to the studio, I found that he had ignored the click as well! My basslines were tough to put down with his time variation. What's a bassist to do?