Hank Watson's Garage Hour podcast
06.02.12 (MP3): NYC Traffic Attack VS Voter Guidance, Mach 1 Theft Dump VS SD Mayoral Madness, Wrenching Zen VS Union Agony, + Five Horse Johnson, Contagion, Die Krupps, Deftones & Dead Kennedys VS Dead Milkmen

Killer episode right here...  One of those have-cohost, will-prognosticate.  Any topic in a storm.  This one's a twofer: traffic and speed parts (gearhead!) and a collection of voter guidance for upcoming local San Diego elections (politics!).

Dirty Dave and Crag Maxwell assist Hostus Maximus Justin Fort in picking through a pile of bad ideas and broken bits, while he keeps trying to detour them to tales of MST3K, estate sales, really good darkwave and industrial music, and why anyone with "Coexist" sticker is a raving fool.

In addition to all that shrapnel, there's the definition of a technical conservative, license plate funds versus stimulus funds, broken sway bars, beer and bites at Manzanita Brewing and Eastbound Bar & Grill, feral drivers, jumping Geos, and why you should never, ever buy a rental car.

PS> This is the MP3 version of the 06.02.12 podcast.  Check the podcast page for the M4A version, which was posted a few minutes earlier.

Direct download: HWGH060212.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 6:36pm EST

06.02.12: NYC Traffic Attack VS Voter Guidance, Mach 1 Theft Dump VS SD Mayoral Madness, Wrenching Zen VS Union Agony, + Five Horse Johnson, Contagion, Die Krupps, Deftones & Dead Kennedys VS Dead Milkmen

Killer episode right here...  One of those have-cohost, will-prognosticate.  Any topic in a storm.  This one's a twofer: traffic and speed parts (gearhead!) and a collection of voter guidance for upcoming local San Diego elections (politics!).

Dirty Dave and Crag Maxwell assist Hostus Maximus Justin Fort in picking through a pile of bad ideas and broken bits, while he keeps trying to detour them to tales of MST3K, estate sales, really good darkwave and industrial music, and why anyone with "Coexist" sticker is a raving fool.

In addition to all that shrapnel, there's the definition of a technical conservative, license plate funds versus stimulus funds, broken sway bars, beer and bites at Manzanita Brewing and Eastbound Bar & Grill, feral drivers, jumping Geos, and why you should never, ever buy a rental car.

Direct download: HWGH060212.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

11.14.09 (MP3): Classic! Gearhead Myths? Unintended Acceleration VS Fat Feet, Vega Decapitation VS Showroom Rust, Exploding Pintos & Pickups, Water & Mothballs In the Tank, Hoffa Hubcaps, Why It's Usually the Media's Fault, + Miata VS Miata & Tricky Dick

The explosion experts at Hank Watson's Garage Hour would like to invite you grab this Garage Hour reload from way back in our first year.  Dirty Dave, El Jaime and Hostus Maximus Justin Fort took a walk down Mythbuster Lane and chatted through a few of the best automotive myths, weird automotive facts and strange stories that wind up being someone's fault, whether or not they're held responsible.

So, were fat American feet responsible for the "unintended acceleration" freakout that ruined Audi in the US for 10 years?  Did General Motors really burn the last of the six Grand Sport Corvettes?  Did Pintos explode because they wanted to, or because they had too?  Did saddle-tank Chevys explode because they had to, or because the media rigged them with blasting caps?  Did Vegas decapitate people before or after rusting on the showroom floor?  Is Jimmy Hoffa in the Meadowlands or a Lincoln hubcap?

On top of that smoking pile of wreckage, we've got Miata versus Miata (and Miata versus bulldozer), Tricky Dick on Futurama, Ministry, Testament, boobs, tire pressure and something about mothballs being good for octane. Be sure to click on the M4A version of this podcast for that style of file.

Direct download: HWGH111409mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 8:21pm EST

11.14.09: Classic! Gearhead Myths? Unintended Acceleration VS Fat Feet, Vega Decapitation VS Showroom Rust, Exploding Pintos & Pickups, Water & Mothballs In the Tank, Hoffa Hubcaps, Why It's Usually the Media's Fault, Plus Miata VS Miata & Tricky Dick

The explosion experts at Hank Watson's Garage Hour would like to invite you grab this Garage Hour reload from way back in our first year.  Dirty Dave, El Jaime and Hostus Maximus Justin Fort took a walk down Mythbuster Lane and chatted through a few of the best automotive myths, weird automotive facts and strange stories that wind up being someone's fault, whether or not they're held responsible.

So, were fat American feet responsible for the "unintended acceleration" freakout that ruined Audi in the US for 10 years?  Did General Motors really burn the last of the six Grand Sport Corvettes?  Did Pintos explode because they wanted to, or because they had too?  Did saddle-tank Chevys explode because they had to, or because the media rigged them with blasting caps?  Did Vegas decapitate people before or after rusting on the showroom floor?  Is Jimmy Hoffa in the Meadowlands or a Lincoln hubcap?

On top of that smoking pile of wreckage, we've got Miata versus Miata (and Miata versus bulldozer), Tricky Dick on Futurama, Ministry, Testament, boobs, tire pressure and something about mothballs being good for octane. Be sure to click on the MP3 version of this podcast for that style of file.

Direct download: HWGH111409.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 7:51pm EST

12.05.09 (MP3): Classic! Rock & Roll VS Drunk Drivers? Rev. Heat VS Liberace, Rollins VS Fans, Deadbolt VS CO, Velvet Acid Christ VS Hunter S., Hemmingway & Hendrix & Staley & Snoop, Plus Sopwith Camels & Chasing Drunk Drivers to Their Garage

From Horton Heat to DUI attorneys, and ether martinis to dogfighting, from Admiral Ackbar to Hillary Clinton, and Hunter S. Thompson to Gonzo host Justin Fort, this Garage Hour will not disappoint.  This is a great old Garage Hour reload - all of the excellent topics, all of the digression, and you can really feel the on-air talent figuring out if they've got any.

Dip into this one for something special - a truly schitzo journel with rock and rollers, getting lost in the woods with cohost Grizzly Chris, "Fun with Drugs" (it's a song - no hateful emails, please), cylinder control in the Sopwith Camel, Michael Medved versus Charlie, My Other Brain (and sometime cohost), and the all-loving topic of [not] chasing drunk drivers on the 5 south right into their garages.  Seriously, the rich fool parked her 'Benz at 30mph and then wanted it to be OUR fault.  Screw you, lady.

We're going to try something new with this episode - you can grab the iTunes-friendly M4A from the same date as this MP3, but it's not marked "MP3".  The exact protocol for the go-here/go-there links isn't figured out yet, though, so bear with us.  The Garage Hour will make it work, and if we need to force it (or use the force), well, we're the guys to do it.

Direct download: HWGH120509.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 4:08pm EST

12.05.09: Classic! Rock & Roll VS Drunk Drivers? Rev. Heat VS Liberace, Rollins VS Fans, Deadbolt VS CO, Velvet Acid Christ VS Hunter S., Hemmingway & Hendrix & Staley & Snoop, Plus Sopwith Camels & Chasing Drunk Drivers To Their Garage

From Horton Heat to DUI attorneys, and ether martinis to dogfighting, from Admiral Ackbar to Hillary Clinton, and Hunter S. Thompson to Gonzo host Justin Fort, this Garage Hour will not disappoint.  This is a great old Garage Hour reload - all of the excellent topics, all of the digression, and you can really feel the on-air talent figuring out if they've got any.

Dip into this one for something special - a truly schitzo journel with rock and rollers, getting lost in the woods with cohost Grizzly Chris, "Fun with Drugs" (it's a song - no hateful emails, please), cylinder control in the Sopwith Camel, Michael Medved versus Charlie, My Other Brain (and sometime cohost), and the all-loving topic of [not] chasing drunk drivers on the 5 south right into their garages.  Seriously, the rich fool parked her 'Benz at 30mph and then wanted it to be OUR fault.  Screw you, lady.

We're going to try something new with this episode - you can grab the iTunes-friendly version here, or the MP3 at the matching upload of the same date.  The exact protocol for the go-here/go-there links isn't figured out yet, though, so bear with us.  The Garage Hour will make it work, and if we need to force it (or use the force), well, we're the guys to do it.

Direct download: HWGH120509.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 3:26pm EST

11.28.09: Classic! Thanksgiving Shoots, Off-Road Cube, Tundra Recall, GM's SAAB Fail, Edward R. Murrow, Glamis Drags & "Nobody Cares Until LifeFlight Shows Up", Old Guns, Sherlock Holmes VS Air America, + Tiger "I LIke Hookers" Woods VS The Nine Iron

Killer throwback shows! This post-Thanksgiving episode has the Dukes of Hazzard, desert shooting (a family that shoots together survives the zombie apocalypse together), all-terrain tires, gun and target fun in the rocky Socal desert, why LifeFlight is a sign that you're a bad parent, plus GM's inability to sell SAAB to rich guys in Sweden (Koenigsegg) and Saturn to rich guys in America (Penske), and why Sherlock Holmes is cooler when Watson breaks things and shoots stuff.  Then it's all about the A-Team and Clash of the Titans remakes, commuter trucks versus actual "pro" trucks in the desert, the wisdom of Edward R. Murrow, the lack thereof of Tiger "She Won't Mind" Woods and hand-thrown clay targets, and the multidimensional awesomeness that is the Large Hadron Collider and the magical disappearing truon.

Hostus Maximus Justin Fort and lowbrow/skully artist David Lozeau demonstrate the Garage Hour form that got the show on the airwaves: wit, intelligence, ricochet topic acquisition, breadth of topic knowledge (and the ability to admit when they don't know), and a willingness to shoot holes in things, just because.

A late-show call-in from superfan Jesse "Tile Guy" also segues the Garage Hour goons into how to make Jesse's newest toy - a Nissan "I'm a dad now" Cube - capable of getting around off-road and in the sand at Glamis, and inspires the debate of whether drilling holes in a perfectly good roof is a good idea.

Direct download: HWGH112809.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 3:06pm EST

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