Scale model cockpit FPV

cool scale cockpit video

Funny Zoo Snap

man enjoys elephant My wife noticed this in the family archives.

RC Nitro motorcycle racing

rc motorcycle Motorcycle racing in Lilliput.

Manned RC Multicopter

manned multicopter
Here’s an RC multicopter big enough to ride on!

Make: Talk 004

make: Talk 004
I had a fun time talking to Mark Frauenfelder in episode 4 of his new podcast, Make: Talk!

One Man Basement Band

one man band
I feel like I could be getting more mileage out of my right foot.


liberty vintage motorcycles An Etsy portrait. Thanks, Danny.

Tequila Sleeve

tequila the champs
Champs sleeve

Wolf-Stelzer Book Lamp

Book Lamp
My friend Tess just made the cover of ReadyMade with her cool lamp design.

Tree Stump Bug

Can this be for real? The design is so awesomely Thunderbirds. Via

The Nothing Box

nothing box


Thunderbirds are go
Are Go!

Command Center

command center
Sweet assemblage spaceship’s bridge.

Four Drano’s

Watch the sink slowly, all but disappear from the design .

Toothpaste Aerosol

toothpaste aerosol
Aerosol toothpaste


Here is a free Rock-n-Roll download for you.

I recorded this cover of Link Wray’s 1959 song Comanche.

Enjoy : Comanche

Guitars, percussion, vocals: Steve Lodefink

Vocals: Harlan Lodefink, Ivan Lodefink.


A lot of people have asked me about my recording process for this song, mostly wondering if I used drum loops, and where I got them.

No loops. I just played all the parts all the way through, using a metronome with the first drum track to keep me in line. I only have a single cheap dynamic mic from Radio Shack, so I laid down 3 percussion tracks, and 3 guitar tracks, then mixed in the “comanche” cries.

I am a novice guitar player, so I had to do about a dozen takes with the lead parts to get 3 that sounded ok.

I actually recorded the kids vocals first, the night before the main recording, since they were going to be away for the weekend (which is why I had so much free time to mess around in GarageBand).

Here are the tracks in the order that they were recorded:

  • Vocals
  • Snare/hi-hat/bass drum
  • Tambourine
  • Floor tom
  • Main guitar riff
  • Bendy howl guitar riff
  • Guitar lead licks

9 Responses to “Comanche!”

  1. vladimir kerchenko Says:

    thats fuckin awesome steve ….. everything works. the recording is great from a technical perspective and the musician-ship is superb. keep up the good work.

  2. Howlin' Hobbit Says:

    Great job!

    And good to see something in Finkbuilt again. I’ve missed your stuff.

  3. Mavromatic Says:


  4. Steve Says:

    Thanks fellers!

    Well, at least COMMENTS on Finkbuilt are back. ;)

  5. archibald Drinkwater Says:

    “Well, at least COMMENTS on Finkbuilt are back. ;)”

    yeah…….. you should post a little more than twice a year ;)

  6. Mark Frauenfelder Says:

    I gave it 5 stars in my iTunes library!

  7. Steve Says:

    “I gave it 5 stars in my iTunes library!”

    Sweet! Thanks Mark.

    I know what a garage rock aficionado you are.

  8. hey benny Says:

    the finks rock. when do you play the showbox?

  9. Janie McEwan Says:

    Fabulous! This was a great way to start my day.