Wednesday, 31st of October, 2001
So the piano concerto we're ending up playing at Wash U Symphony for the next concert is Saint-Saes' No. 2. It's one of those show-off piano pieces with very little and simple orchestra notes stuck in there somewhere. It's actually quite funny.
Tuesday, 30th of October, 2001
Yay! We have CDs now! The producer finished up our CDs for Strolling Strings, and so they're all ready to go, and we're selling them for $15. It's all pretty awesome.
Monday, 29th of October, 2001
I found performance parts for my car! Mantapart specializes in GM FWD cars, and they go all the way back to the 1st generation J-body cars. That's awesome! Oh yes, they have a 26mm rear swaybar kit. That ought to solve my car's tendency to understeer. I also found how to make a homemade K&N air intake. That's interesting, I might look into that.
Sunday, 28th of October, 2001
Yes! Now we're getting the idea, performance wagons! Volvo, the great legendary wagon-company, might join Audi Avants, Subaru WRX Turbo, Saab 9-5 Aero, and BMW 540i wagons now, with a 300 bhp concept based on the V70 AWD. The AWD will probably be like the other Volvo setups, which is basically FWD until it starts to slip, so that's a continued Volvo dissapointment. But Volvo did come up with a fourshaft 6-speed manual! Another new technology we see here is the FOUR-C, Continuously Controlled Chassis Concept, by controlling damping characteristics of each wheel electronically.
New news on my favourite wagon. For 2002, Audi has dropped $2000 off the Allroad, making it cheaper than the S4 Avant, along with minor improvements, such as 2 _rear_ foglights now instead of 1, and useful options such as a power sunroof, tire pressure monitoring system, and a rear-facing 3rd row children's bench.