Review: Perrin inlet hose for Subaru BRZ and Scion FR-S

Perrin Performance BRZ FR-S GT86 inlet tube

  The Perrin inlet tube for the BRZ straddles the line between cosmetic and functionality for me. While Perrin and enthusiastic forum members would like you to believe this simple tube will add a few horsepower, the reality is less exciting as you'll probably not notice any performance increase. However, it does make the engine sound better.… Continue reading Review: Perrin inlet hose for Subaru BRZ and Scion FR-S

Record review: ODESZA – ‘In Return’

ODEZA In return album art

I rarely find an album where each song stands on its own. ODESZA's sophomore album, In Return, had me addicted from the start and kept me addicted through every track on the record. I was first hooked on their single, "Memories That Call You (feat. Monsoonsiren)," which I thought was phenomenal. I worried that the couple… Continue reading Record review: ODESZA – ‘In Return’

Diode Dynamics HP3 vs SMD5 LED bulb comparison and review

Diode Dynamics HP3 and SM5 LED bulbs side by side

I've been a fan of Diode Dynamics' LED bulbs ever since I replaced all my Subaru BRZ's bulbs with LEDs. They have excellent customer service and they stand behind their products with a great three year warranty. They recently introduced a couple new LED bulb to their line up, the HP3 and HP5. The HP3… Continue reading Diode Dynamics HP3 vs SMD5 LED bulb comparison and review

Record Review: Sia – ‘1000 Forms of Fear’

Sia - 1000 Forms of Fear

It's been four long years since Sia Furler released an album. The "socially phobic" musician has been staying out of the spotlight, ghostwriting for popstars like Beyoncé and David Guetta. Fame had gotten the better of Furler, who attempted suicide but was saved by a friend's call. She had to find a way to deal with… Continue reading Record Review: Sia – ‘1000 Forms of Fear’

GrimmSpeed master cylinder brace review for Subaru BRZ and Scion FR-S

Grimmspeed MCB BRZ FRS header

  A master cylinder brace (MCB) is one of cheapest and noticeable modifications you can install on your car. But what is it and how exactly does it work? Basically, a MCB prevents the firewall from flexing and moving the master cylinder under hard braking. The master cylinder is responsible for changing your foot pressure into… Continue reading GrimmSpeed master cylinder brace review for Subaru BRZ and Scion FR-S

Record Review: Andrew Bird – ‘I Want to See Pulaski at Night’

Andrew Bird - I Want to See Pulaski at Night

If you like Andrew Bird's music, you're going to love I Want to See Pulaski at Night. The latest EP from Bird is a beautifully structured mini-album filled with swooning violin riffs and endless loops. The opening track, "Ethio Invention no. 1" sounds like there's a whole orchestra behind him but if you know Bird, you'll… Continue reading Record Review: Andrew Bird – ‘I Want to See Pulaski at Night’

Review: LEGO Technic 42011 ‘Race Car’

LEGO Technic 42011 Race Car header

  To celebrate the opening weekend of The LEGO Movie, I am reviewing a LEGO set I recently picked up. Everyone's familiar with the more traditional mini-figure and block LEGO sets but the LEGO Technic line of models provides a different, more active experience. What I mean by active is that this model moves! The LEGO… Continue reading Review: LEGO Technic 42011 ‘Race Car’

Record Review: Andrew Bird – ‘Break It Yourself’ Deluxe Vinyl Box Set (896/1000)

break it yourself cover

I am a lucky man to possess this box set. Only 1000 people got their hands on this amazing package of music, stationary, and other goodies. I have to thank my girlfriend, Anne, for picking this up for me for our five year anniversary. So what comes in the package? Two 180g LPs pressed perfectly… Continue reading Record Review: Andrew Bird – ‘Break It Yourself’ Deluxe Vinyl Box Set (896/1000)

Record Review: Justin Timberlake – ‘The 20/20 Experience’

The 20/20 Experience vinyl cover art

After a seven year hiatus, Justin Timberlake finally released a new album, The 20/20 Experience. He must have heard the cries after a PSA pleaded him to make music again. With such a gap in between albums, there is more hype about The 20/20 Experience than any other recent album release in recent memory, although the new Daft… Continue reading Record Review: Justin Timberlake – ‘The 20/20 Experience’

Record Review: Atoms for Peace – ‘AMOK’ [XLLP583]

AMOK album art

Atoms for Peace is an experimental electronic/rock group comprised of super-star musicians. Radiohead's Thom Yorke heads the band with vocals, guitar, and piano. Other members of Atoms for Peace include Flea (bassist for the Read Hot Chili Peppers), Nigel Godrich (Radiohead producer), Joey Waronker (drummer for Beck and R.E.M.), and Mauro Refosco (Brazilian percussionist). There was… Continue reading Record Review: Atoms for Peace – ‘AMOK’ [XLLP583]

App of the day: Tiny Tower

After hearing good things about Tiny Tower and seeing developer NimbleBit's response to Zynga ripping them off, I decided to see what all the hype was about. I had no idea what type of game Tiny Tower was but after a few minutes, I was reminded of games like We Rule and Farmville. The premise… Continue reading App of the day: Tiny Tower