Hi all, it's been exactly two years since my daughter and I played in public for the first time and had our own full sets (2.5 hours). To commemorate the occasion, we decided to launch a series of Japanese themed surf songs in this month. So here comes The Ventures Cruel Sea (cover) from 1964, as it was one of the songs we played 2 years ago in our mini music session, and definitely it is one of the songs that gives us lots of energy every time we play it, even today. Of course, Mina was using her Squier Strat with lipstick pickups back then too (I was using my Jag) as the Squier Strat was no doubt one of the more reliable guitars we have for gigging. Mina realized we had not played the song for months so it is about time to do it again since she's had a 13 day Spring break. Mina didn't know how to read tabs back then so in the past, I would learn how to play a song in the middle of the night first, figure out all the parts and arrangements, then would teach her the following day. It was an effective way to teach a kid I think and it sure saved me and her a lot of time. Hope you like our cover of the song, and we hope Spring is coming to where you are, and that the song and the nice weather will bring you good luck, lots of energy and that it will put a smile on your face.