Hank Watson's Garage Hour podcast
08.20.16 (MP3): Beers & Bond! Best Bad Guys & Best Bonds, Local Beers & Awful Aliens, Skully Art, Two-Sided Boxes, Rio Fails, Deadbolt Threats, Bond Cars, Bond Chases, Bond Quotes & Sherif JW Pepper

Do you like beer?  Do you like Bond?  Well, then this is your favorite episode of the Garage Hour and you haven't even listened yet.  Skully/lowbrow/Day-Dead artist Dave Lozeau and Garage Hour host and gearhead savant Justin Fort team up in the Lozeau studios to take an X-Acto knife to James Bond movies across the ages, all of it powered by local beers.

What's on tap?  Bond's Lotus and Bond's Citroen, the brutality of Sean Connery versus the femininity of Daniel Craig, why Roger Moore was the best Bond, why Pierce Brosnahan missed the mark, Bond misogyny versus bad women, and the movie-stealing genius that was Sheriff JW Pepper.  Oh yeah, plus Jaws, Jaws, Jaws, Octopussy, Blofeld, Stromberg, A View to a Kill, Walken, Kronstein, From Russia With Love, Diamonds are Forever, Mr. Winn and Mr. Kidd, the voodoo guy, For Your Eyes Only, Skyfall, Yaphet Kotto, Man with the Golden Gun, Christopher Lee (ala Scaramanga), The Spy who Loved Me, and Live and Let Die.  There's also beer:  Helix's RNA red, Wavelength's hibiscus red, Cali Creamin' and the Creamin' black & tan, and Garage Brewing's Orange Vanilla Creme Ale.

Shaken into the mix are trick toes, gearhead art, Miami Vice (how about a Miami Vice episode?), X-Acto knives (duhh), apricots (don't put them in tanks), aliens, Ripley (dog or alien), Deadbolt (because rockabilly), black licorice, tactical training with Matt Klier at ASDS (because home-defense awesomeness), and more bad transitions than you can shake a paper silhouette at.

Direct download: HWGH082016mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:55pm EST

08.20.16: Beers & Bond! Best Bad Guys & Best Bonds, Local Beers & Awful Aliens, Skully Art, Two-Sided Boxes, Rio Fails, Deadbolt Threats, Bond Cars, Bond Chases, Bond Quotes & Sherif JW Pepper

Do you like beer?  Do you like Bond?  Well, then this is your favorite episode of the Garage Hour and you haven't even listened yet.  Skully/lowbrow/Day-Dead artist Dave Lozeau and Garage Hour host and gearhead savant Justin Fort team up in the Lozeau studios to take an X-Acto knife to James Bond movies across the ages, all of it powered by local beers.

What's on tap?  Bond's Lotus and Bond's Citroen, the brutality of Sean Connery versus the femininity of Daniel Craig, why Roger Moore was the best Bond, why Pierce Brosnahan missed the mark, Bond misogyny versus bad women, and the movie-stealing genius that was Sheriff JW Pepper.  Oh yeah, plus Jaws, Jaws, Jaws, Octopussy, Blofeld, Stromberg, A View to a Kill, Walken, Kronstein, From Russia With Love, Diamonds are Forever, Mr. Winn and Mr. Kidd, the voodoo guy, For Your Eyes Only, Skyfall, Yaphet Kotto, Man with the Golden Gun, Christopher Lee (ala Scaramanga), The Spy who Loved Me, and Live and Let Die.  There's also beer:  Helix's RNA red, Wavelength's hibiscus red, Cali Creamin' and the Creamin' black & tan, and Garage Brewing's Orange Vanilla Creme Ale.

Shaken into the mix are trick toes, gearhead art, Miami Vice (how about a Miami Vice episode?), X-Acto knives (duhh), apricots (don't put them in tanks), aliens, Ripley (dog or alien), Deadbolt (because rockabilly), black licorice, tactical training with Matt Klier at ASDS (because home-defense awesomeness), and more bad transitions than you can shake a paper silhouette at.

Direct download: HWGH082016.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:41pm EST

08.17.16 (MP3): Helix's One-Year Spectacular! Burning Beard & Helix Brewing On-Air: It's All Beer - Mosaicoholic, Stoner Moment, Circle of Wet Hops, Mouth Feel VS Girth, Taste VS Texture, CD VS Tape, + Mastodon, Zep, Psychotic Waltz & Good Jukebox

Now that's a Garage Hour - all beer, all the time (well, there was some rock & roll too, but we know you like it).  Hostus Maximus Justin Fort brings beer friends (and fine brewers in their own right) Mike "Underinsured" Maass and Jeff "Flex" Weideker of Burning Beard Brewing (burningbeardbrewing.com) to Helix Brewing in lovely, scenic, unmolested industrial La Mesa, where they're joined by the brain behind (and in front of) this up-and-coming brewer, Cameron "Deep" Ball (drinkhelix.com).

Together, the gearhead brain trust reassembles like a buzzed Autobot and talks Helix's first-year celebration and the custom sauce they'll have on tap, the science of beer, the good stuff that goes into it, how to avoid kersploding a keg line all over the walk-in, beer sap, brewing with barrels, and the business of beer in the second-world vulture taxation trainwreck that is Kalifornistan.

Where to start?  Helix had just released their second batch of Mosaicoholic ("Moe's Tavern?"), this on the heels of the wildly popular Stoner Moment (it's got real stoner in it), and we taste both to discover that if you know what you're doing, too much hop might be just right.  Ask Cameron, if you can find him.  There's also talk of kegging and tanking and a litany of fun brewery moments that you only get when you gather the locals who are making a living of brewing beer.  Mike and Jeff from 'The Beard also get a chance to chat up their freshly wet-hopped Circle of Wet Hops ale, which is to be followed (they assured us) by the second round of Rye the Lightning.

While we're at it, who doesn't like to have tracks playing with a good sip?  Yeah, no one, so we also discuss what rock we're rolling at the time - anywhere from Cameron's reggae to Mike's Mastodon and Jeff's pursuit of local progressive hitters Psychotic Waltz, bookended by Justin's affinity for Led Zeppelin and disdain for the Peppers.

Don't let the underinsurance worry you - this is pure Garage Hour.  Indegenerate or offensive, but never boring.

Direct download: HWGH081716mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 5:22pm EST

08.17.16: Helix's One-Year Spectacular! Burning Beard & Helix Brewing On-Air: It's All Beer - Mosaicoholic, Stoner Moment, Circle of Wet Hops, Mouth Feel VS Girth, Taste VS Texture, CD VS Tape, + Mastodon, Zep, Psychotic Waltz & Good Jukebox

Now that's a Garage Hour - all beer, all the time (well, there was some rock & roll too, but we know you like it).  Hostus Maximus Justin Fort brings beer friends (and fine brewers in their own right) Mike "Underinsured" Maass and Jeff "Flex" Weideker of Burning Beard Brewing (burningbeardbrewing.com) to Helix Brewing in lovely, scenic, unmolested industrial La Mesa, where they're joined by the brain behind (and in front of) this up-and-coming brewer, Cameron "Deep" Ball (drinkhelix.com).

Together, the gearhead brain trust reassembles like a buzzed Autobot and talks Helix's first-year celebration and the custom sauce they'll have on tap, the science of beer, the good stuff that goes into it, how to avoid kersploding a keg line all over the walk-in, beer sap, brewing with barrels, and the business of beer in the second-world vulture taxation trainwreck that is Kalifornistan.

Where to start?  Helix had just released their second batch of Mosaicoholic ("Moe's Tavern?"), this on the heels of the wildly popular Stoner Moment (it's got real stoner in it), and we taste both to discover that if you know what you're doing, too much hop might be just right.  Ask Cameron, if you can find him.  There's also talk of kegging and tanking and a litany of fun brewery moments that you only get when you gather the locals who are making a living of brewing beer.  Mike and Jeff from 'The Beard also get a chance to chat up their freshly wet-hopped Circle of Wet Hops ale, which is to be followed (they assured us) by the second round of Rye the Lightning.

While we're at it, who doesn't like to have tracks playing with a good sip?  Yeah, no one, so we also discuss what rock we're rolling at the time - anywhere from Cameron's reggae to Mike's Mastodon and Jeff's pursuit of local progressive hitters Psychotic Waltz, bookended by Justin's affinity for Led Zeppelin and disdain for the Peppers.

Don't let the underinsurance worry you - this is pure Garage Hour.  Indegenerate or offensive, but never boring.

Direct download: HWGH081716.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 5:09pm EST

06.20.09 (MP3): Classic! Mitch Dorr Interview, Building Stock Class Off-Road, OEMs & Stimulus Fail, Cash for Clunkers &Death of Good Used Cars (Logic Fail & Taxpayer Bail), 24 Hours-LeMans, NASCAR-Sears Point, F1 Twit Olympics, Diesel VS Gov't, + Clay Bar

Pure Garage Hour reload right here: Hostus Maximus Justin Fort does a rare solo show and displays some of the chops that helped turn a few moments of gearhead powa into a five-plus year talk show juggernaut.

Who's on?  Mitch Dorr, Goodyear Super Stock racer at Crandon and son of short-course Rough Rider legend "Geoff "Mr. Personality" Dorr.  What's in it?  Cash for Clunkers (we were right), how big business kills good ideas (right again), how government involvement makes everything worse (right , right, right), and why the Lexus People from Orange County are a threat to San Diego.

Moving right along, there's also reports from the 24 Hours of LeMans (it's Audi's fault), NASCAR racing at Sears Point (it's Kyle Busch's fault), why F1 is turning into the Twit Olympics (it's the Nazi's fault - what's his name?  Mosely?), and CART's clumsy intermingling with Indy (they all sucked that one up).  Following good racing, however, we get back to the basics and try to teach you a few things about washing your car (because you're probably doing it wrong).

Hank Watson's Garage Hour: we're here to help.

Direct download: HWGH062009mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 2:45am EST

06.20.09: Classic! Mitch Dorr Interview, Building Stock Class Off-Road, OEMs & Stimulus Fails, Cash for Clunkers & Death of Good Used Cars (Logic Fail & Taxpayer Bail), 24 Hours-LeMans, NASCAR-Sears Point, F1 Twit Olympics, Diesel VS Gov't, + Clay Bar

Pure Garage Hour reload right here: Hostus Maximus Justin Fort does a rare solo show and displays some of the chops that helped turn a few moments of gearhead powa into a five-plus year talk show juggernaut.

Who's on?  Mitch Dorr, Goodyear Super Stock racer at Crandon and son of short-course Rough Rider legend "Geoff "Mr. Personality" Dorr.  What's in it?  Cash for Clunkers (we were right), how big business kills good ideas (right again), how government involvement makes everything worse (right , right, right), and why the Lexus People from Orange County are a threat to San Diego.

Moving right along, there's also reports from the 24 Hours of LeMans (it's Audi's fault), NASCAR racing at Sears Point (it's Kyle Busch's fault), why F1 is turning into the Twit Olympics (it's the Nazi's fault - what's his name?  Mosely?), and CART's clumsy intermingling with Indy (they all sucked that one up).  Following good racing, however, we get back to the basics and try to teach you a few things about washing your car (because you're probably doing it wrong).

Hank Watson's Garage Hour: we're here to help.

Direct download: HWGH062009.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 2:17am EST

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