I started playing guitar with the Ventures (in the 90s)... absolutely great stuff. I rarely "venture" into that territory these days, but every so often I do and I still love it. I work at a restaurant in Nashville and waited on Nokie and some of his friends. He was recording an album of Beatles covers. We talked for a little bit, he signed a card for me and even took me out to his rental SUV to listen to a couple of fresh tracks from the then-unreleased (or still unreleased? Not sure...) album of Beatles songs. That was a good night at work... I've met Trey Anastasio, Cypress Hill, and a bunch of country stars that I don't keep up with at work. I missed Neil Young by one lousy shift.