Hank Watson's Garage Hour - Cars, Trucks, Beers & Guns

We’re busy building things and fixing stuff, so have a rundown:

- used-car prices gone crazy (again), w/ financial pressures, interest and inflation hikes, shortages of cars/parts/money

- misbegotten gov’t overreactions making the aforementioned worse

- manufacturer costs inflated by electric car unicorn farts

- rules for paying to attention to used-car prices (follow what you know)

- some side history on automakers’ ongoing fruitless efforts to kill AM radio

More to live for: hooray for Cubans pulling a McGuyver (the old one, not the silly new version) on Communism, cottonwood versus aspen, Duesenbergs, Southern Culture on the Skids, Masters of Reality, Monolord, God Lives Underwater, High On Fire, Deadbolt and Fatso Jetson, plus Stephen King’s evil basement and upcoming Found On Road Awsomeness.

Direct download: HWGH030323mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:40am EDT

We’re busy building things and fixing stuff, so have a rundown:

- used-car prices gone crazy (again), w/ financial pressures, interest and inflation hikes, shortages of cars/parts/money

- misbegotten gov’t overreactions making the aforementioned worse

- manufacturer costs inflated by electric car unicorn farts

- rules for paying to attention to used-car prices (follow what you know)

- some side history on automakers’ ongoing fruitless efforts to kill AM radio

More to live for: hooray for Cubans pulling a McGuyver (the old one, not the silly new version) on Communism, cottonwood versus aspen, Duesenbergs, Southern Culture on the Skids, Masters of Reality, Monolord, God Lives Underwater, High On Fire, Deadbolt and Fatso Jetson, plus Stephen King’s evil basement and upcoming Found On Road Awsomeness.

Direct download: HWGH030323.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:26am EDT

Oi vey! Americans just want to defend their home, family and property, but grabby bureaucrats and Big Gov’t fans want to defang the everyday man and force his compliance.  The Garage Hour goons have updates for you about what’s going on: Creepy Joe Meat Puppet’s executive orders, tremendous funding for federal targeting, pinkos versus a well armed citizenry, what’s a male Karen, the degredation of American exceptionalism, file cabinet fires, and remembering why the Second Amendment isn’t the 31st.

While we’re at it, more stuff: Metallica, Volbeat, Dragonaut, Faith No More and Bjork, Dave Barry, Hunter S. Thompson, Breitbart, The Federalist, Ammoland and the Epoch Times, plus a proper R.I.P. for excellent weirdo Tom Sizemore.

Direct download: HWGH030223mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 5:49pm EDT

Oi vey! Americans just want to defend their home, family and property, but grabby bureaucrats and Big Gov’t fans want to defang the everyday man and force his compliance.  The Garage Hour goons have updates for you about what’s going on: Creepy Joe Meat Puppet’s executive orders, tremendous funding for federal targeting, pinkos versus a well armed citizenry, what’s a male Karen, the degredation of American exceptionalism, file cabinet fires, and remembering why the Second Amendment isn’t the 31st.

While we’re at it, more stuff: Metallica, Volbeat, Dragonaut, Faith No More and Bjork, Dave Barry, Hunter S. Thompson, Breitbart, The Federalist, Ammoland and the Epoch Times, plus a proper R.I.P. for excellent weirdo Tom Sizemore.

Direct download: HWGH030223.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 5:17pm EDT

Put on the goggles, ‘cause this ‘uns a lumpy one:  good ideas and bad results of clearancing your trail rig to let the tires eat!  Trailing arms, tire sizes, Pahnard bars, shackle positioning, pinion angles, bump stops, spacers, 4Runners, Wranglers, XJs, backspacing, fenders and Dremel blades...  Guest appearances by Rock Hound Off-Road, Fageol Superchargers, Dirty Dave’s Super Pooper and Gov. Used Car Hair.

While we’re at it:  bread is yummy, hot-boxing ruins resale, killing whales and birds, false electric-car advertising, snow in L.A. because it’s winter, VW takes the carjackers’ side, Ford isn’t on yours, and beer acting weird at 13,000ft.

Direct download: HWGH022323mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 6:03pm EDT

Put on the goggles, ‘cause this ‘uns a lumpy one:  good ideas and bad results of clearancing your trail rig to let the tires eat!  Trailing arms, tire sizes, Pahnard bars, shackle positioning, pinion angles, bump stops, spacers, 4Runners, Wranglers, XJs, backspacing, fenders and Dremel blades...  Guest appearances by Rock Hound Off-Road, Fageol Superchargers, Dirty Dave’s Super Pooper and Gov. Used Car Hair.

While we’re at it:  bread is yummy, hot-boxing ruins resale, killing whales and birds, false electric-car advertising, snow in L.A. because it’s winter, VW takes the carjackers’ side, Ford isn’t on yours, and beer acting weird at 13,000ft.

Direct download: HWGH022323.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 5:45pm EDT

This is a test (new uploading technique), but it’s also gearhead goodness - all the stuff you like.  Safe shopping for online scores?  Walkin’ Dude flash-fries a water buffalo?  Wiring and transpirins’ (do all wires matter)?  Do you flash the guy who doesn’t belong in the #1 lane?  If you dig a hole in England, is there a bomb or a skeleton in it?  ...And what’s more important, your right to privacy or a drone’s right to see what you’re up to?

There’s more:  the impending unsold army of Ford’s nonsensical new Lightning pickups, AI making it up as it goes along, and Vibravoid, Satriani and smushy catalytic-convertor thief deaths (and the Weinermobile).

Direct download: HWGH021323mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 7:24pm EDT

This is a test (new uploading technique), but it’s also gearhead goodness - all the stuff you like.  Safe shopping for online scores?  Walkin’ Dude flash-fries a water buffalo?  Wiring and transpirins’ (do all wires matter)?  Do you flash the guy who doesn’t belong in the #1 lane?  If you dig a hole in England, is there a bomb or a skeleton in it?  ...And what’s more important, your right to privacy or a drone’s right to see what you’re up to?

There’s more:  the impending unsold army of Ford’s nonsensical new Lightning pickups, AI making it up as it goes along, and Vibravoid, Satriani and smushy catalytic-convertor thief deaths (and the Weinermobile).

Direct download: HWGH021323.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 4:12pm EDT

Invent a better mousetrap and they'll beat a path to your door, or, in the case of the gearheads at the Garage Hour, do an episode full of fun homeownery crap and everyone will want more.  ...Because we'd been planning to spend an hour with formerly Silent Sean (head in the bag, mind in the gutter) tuning up the deadbolts at Castle de Sack, what better time to capture some more easy to-dos that'll keep the wolves at bay (now that the stupider people in Colorado have deigned to release an apex predator into our backyards)?

Code pads?  Double-authentication?  House numbers?  Screen doors?  Door braces?  Frangible rounds?  Driveway safety and garage-door security?  Local laws?  Fake rocks?  Safe rooms?  Shatter Guard?  Mail gettin'?  We've got 'em.

Direct download: HWGH020323mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:56am EDT

Invent a better mousetrap and they'll beat a path to your door, or, in the case of the gearheads at the Garage Hour, do an episode full of fun homeownery crap and everyone will want more.  ...Because we'd been planning to spend an hour with formerly Silent Sean (head in the bag, mind in the gutter) tuning up the deadbolts at Castle de Sack, what better time to capture some more easy to-dos that'll keep the wolves at bay (now that the stupider people in Colorado have deigned to release an apex predator into our backyards)?

Code pads?  Double-authentication?  House numbers?  Screen doors?  Door braces?  Frangible rounds?  Driveway safety and garage-door security?  Local laws?  Fake rocks?  Safe rooms?  Shatter Guard?  Mail gettin'?  We've got 'em.

Direct download: HWGH020323.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:35am EDT

Alright, gearhead here: Which came first - harsh I.P.A.s or histper sippers? Dwindling dollars cause big dogs to suffer the same fate as big cars and big homes? Does your 7500lb one-week chargemobile make for good transportation or a big paperweight? Got to love big 'Benzes on the Autobahn.  Also, gas prices are now lower than electricity by the mile, and R.I.P. Robbie Knievel.

More fun: Fatso Jetson, Acid King, Linkin Park, Puny Human, Contagion, Black Crowes, Dog Fashion Disco, Farflung, Deadbolt, Gluecifer and Clutch.

Direct download: HWGH013123mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:09am EDT

Alright, gearhead here: Which came first - harsh I.P.A.s or histper sippers? Dwindling dollars cause big dogs to suffer the same fate as big cars and big homes? Does your 7500lb one-week chargemobile make for good transportation or a big paperweight? Got to love big 'Benzes on the Autobahn.  Also, gas prices are now lower than electricity by the mile, and R.I.P. Robbie Knievel.

More fun: Fatso Jetson, Acid King, Linkin Park, Puny Human, Contagion, Black Crowes, Dog Fashion Disco, Farflung, Deadbolt, Gluecifer and Clutch.

Direct download: HWGH013123.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 11:48pm EDT

If it's snowing igloos and narwhales outside, you might as well do something in (let your home be a canvas for your genius).  The Gearhead Consultancy also knows fine homeownerin', so this episode's got three-way switches (fix the travellers, don't be one), municipalities' rules for wiring (no dimmers for you), firewood and gas logs (because chainsaw), making your utility drawer an expansion of capability (no junk so no junk drawer), not trusting the web (buy a book, maybe even the old Reader's Digest bible), and fixing scuffs in hardwood (markers!).

Random rock and/or roll: Zach Wilde, Candy Snatchers, Fun Lovin' Criminals, Chainsaws & Children, Metallica, Puny Human, AC/DC, Orgy, Desert Sessions, Hydroponix, Machines of Loving Grace & Blazing Haley!

Direct download: HWGH012123mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 11:20am EDT

If it's snowing igloos and narwhales outside, you might as well do something in (let your home be a canvas for your genius).  The Gearhead Consultancy also knows fine homeownerin', so this episode's got three-way switches (fix the travellers, don't be one), municipalities' rules for wiring (no dimmers for you), firewood and gas logs (because chainsaw), making your utility drawer an expansion of capability (no junk so no junk drawer), not trusting the web (buy a book, maybe even the old Reader's Digest bible), and fixing scuffs in hardwood (markers!).

Random rock and/or roll: Zach Wilde, Candy Snatchers, Fun Lovin' Criminals, Chainsaws & Children, Metallica, Puny Human, AC/DC, Orgy, Desert Sessions, Hydroponix, Machines of Loving Grace & Blazing Haley!

Direct download: HWGH012123.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 11:03am EDT

"The more I learn, the less I know." said everyone, always - it's time to get your geek on with some off-the-wall thinking.  With tacos full of bell and turbos full of charge (and a guest appearance by Glorvox the Massive), the gearhead goons put words to cold batteries and warm wi-fi (and the shame that's what happened to the nameplates "Lightning" and "Hummer"), as well as why CO2 is good (we like trees), distracted driving is bad (spend some attention), Carl Sagan was wise (technology w/ morality), and why just because we can doesn't mean we should.

Also appearing: Ministry, Air, Five-Horse Johnson, Biopsiy and Cujo (because that stuff's great!), as well as some crazy eyes, yuge glasses, and green thumbs.

Direct download: HWGH011223mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 11:33pm EDT

"The more I learn, the less I know." said everyone, always - it's time to get your geek on with some off-the-wall thinking.  With tacos full of bell and turbos full of charge (and a guest appearance by Glorvox the Massive), the gearhead goons put words to cold batteries and warm wi-fi (and the shame that's what happened to the nameplates "Lightning" and "Hummer"), as well as why CO2 is good (we like trees), distracted driving is bad (spend some attention), Carl Sagan was wise (technology w/ morality), and why just because we can doesn't mean we should.

Also appearing: Ministry, Air, Five-Horse Johnson, Biopsiy and Cujo (because that stuff's great!), as well as some crazy eyes, yuge glasses, and green thumbs.

Direct download: HWGH011223.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 11:17pm EDT

Let's spread some real on now that the good day is done - the Garage Hour goons have hit 2023 like a dump truck full of boba and we're getting it all over the place: freak out the neighbors with your old-school drone, then fix things because the courts came down on farmers' side against John Deere (Steve Wozniak isn't wrong - your right to repair is a big deal).  Then it's upgrade versus Green Hell in CA as nobody thought of raising a few dams and keeing water when it's rainiy for days when it ain't.  Nice state you've got there...

We'll also help you yell about the random craptastic gift for your kid that turned out to be a dirty old man's joke-machine, as well as dish on some Karma to Burn ("V" and "Arch Stanton") and Clutch ("Spacegrass").

Direct download: HWGH010323mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 7:49pm EDT

Let's spread some real on now that the good day is done - the Garage Hour goons have hit 2023 like a dump truck full of boba and we're getting it all over the place: freak out the neighbors with your old-school drone, then fix things because the courts came down on farmers' side against John Deere (Steve Wozniak isn't wrong - your right to repair is a big deal).  Then it's upgrade versus Green Hell in CA as nobody thought of raising a few dams and keeing water when it's rainiy for days when it ain't.  Nice state you've got there...

We'll also help you yell about the random craptastic gift for your kid that turned out to be a dirty old man's joke-machine, as well as dish on some Karma to Burn ("V" and "Arch Stanton") and Clutch ("Spacegrass").

Direct download: HWGH010323.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 7:17pm EDT

Gearheads giving geeky goodness - what could be better for Christmas?  There's gobs of great holiday happiness here, plus a few gifts you shouldn't give. Putting some 2A under a real tree?  You and 16,000,000 other Americans this year.  Concealed-carry helpers are grand too.  Making the effort matters - you don't want to mistakenly send someone to Kalifornistan and its reanimation of zombie unconstitutional microstamping mandates, or electric cars, which still don't work when it's cold.

More goodies: Christmas chili, Squirrel Nut Zippers, Brian Setzer, Art Carney, Burl Ives, Arthur Fiedler and Deadblot, with notes from the Mom Planet (population turkey).

Direct download: HWGH122822mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:49pm EDT

Gearheads giving geeky goodness - what could be better for Christmas?  There's gobs of great holiday happiness here, plus a few gifts you shouldn't give. Putting some 2A under a real tree?  You and 16,000,000 other Americans this year.  Concealed-carry helpers are grand too.  Making the effort matters - you don't want to mistakenly send someone to Kalifornistan and its reanimation of zombie unconstitutional microstamping mandates, or electric cars, which still don't work when it's cold.

More goodies: Christmas chili, Squirrel Nut Zippers, Brian Setzer, Art Carney, Burl Ives, Arthur Fiedler and Deadblot, with notes from the Mom Planet (population turkey).

Direct download: HWGH122822.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:25pm EDT

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