Thanks Les - priceless to see this seemingly stiff, starchy man walk up to the drums, sit down and then he just relaxed, laid down that lovely smooth groove and smiled ... and you got a glimpse of the 17 year old. His speech at the end was bang on too.
The first guys I started playing music with (well...at that time...noise) played a lot of Ventures, and this was 1983! To this day I love The Ventures and surf instrumentals. We still get together on occassion and this stuff never gets old to me.