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

Play Guitar With The Ventures

I picked up this great Play Guitar with the Ventures “guitar phonics system” record album. I can’t wait to spend time with these lessons.

So, dust off your Moserite and learn with the Ventures!. Click the charts to enlargify. Click the links above each chart set to hear the instructional play-alongs. Enjoy!


Raunchy rhythm mp3
Raunchy bass mp3
Raunchy lead mp3
Raunchy play your part mp3


Tequila rhythm mp3
Tequila bass mp3
Tequila lead mp3
Tequila play your part mp3


Memphis rhythm mp3
Memphis bass mp3
Memphis lead mp3
Memphis play your part mp3

Walk, Don’t Run

Walk, Don’t Run - rhythm mp3
Walk, Don’t Run – bass mp3
Walk, Don’t Run – lead mp3
Walk, Don’t Run – play your part! mp3

As noted in Variety at the time of it’s release:

6 Responses to “Play Guitar With The Ventures”

  1. Mark Frauenfelder Says:

    Incredible. Please post all the tracks and scan all the instructional material. I’ll be forever grateful if you do.

  2. Steve Says:

    Hey Mark,

    Will do. Done.

  3. Mark Frauenfelder Says:

    You are the best, Steve! Thanks so much!

  4. Will Says:

    I actually had one of these. Then I heard Hendrix and the ventures went to the dust bin. Ended up too high to play anything at all!

  5. Jack W. Says:

    A great album. I found the complete history of these fantastic albums on the internet, a great story and it has all background information about t he Guitar Phonics artists and the bio of the creater.

    These albums were very popular in the 1960s. Over 600,000 were sold!


  6. Timothy Lee Russell Says:

    Thanks! This is really cool.

    On the subject of learning guitar technique, I’ve been going through the Xbox Rock Band 3 lessons for “Pro Guitar” using their new guitar that has 6 buttons per fret and strings (basically the modern version of this concept).

    I’d blown off the idea of music-based games because it was like playing “simon says” + rhythm — but Rock Band 3 with the pro guitar is basically cheap guitar lessons…that immediately cross over to a real guitar.