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A photo of the original Whole Foods Market on Lamar. Note the collection of awesome Japanese rides (and one ass engined Nazimobile).

So my bass amp is down. It's a 1991 Trace Elliot 1210v that I bought used from bass Emporium (RIP) about 6 years ago. It was a custom rig for a local bassist who endorsed them back in the 90s. He played with Eric Johnson among others. ANYWAY, because of its custom nature they're having problems digging up the original

So proud of myself. After spending several weekends fruitlessly trying to get the gauges in my GTV6 to come back to life, I fixed them in about 15 minutes Sunday afternoon.

New, 0 mileage, 2011 Saab 9-5 4-banger turbos are selling, from dealers, for as low as the mid-$20s on Autotrader. Higher spec V6 Aeros in the low to mid $30s.

This is pretty cool. The Forever War graphic novel - this one - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Forever_War_(graphic_novel) —), free PDF download.

Bass players... anyone every set up a 4-string as BEAD using a set of strings for a fiver? We're working on some new material that's tuned way down, but I don't have a 5-string and my Fender sounds like turds when I drop the E to B, etc. I have a "spare" '81 Gibson Ripper that I think would sound pretty gnarly set up

The more I think about it, the more I'm more and more leaning toward selling the wife's Camry in a couple of years and going ahead with getting her something that'll work for as long as we can foresee, even if we have to finance some of it. That means an Outback or even a *gasp* minivan. Then in 7-10 years replace my