Magnetofunky - A 1223Studios Production

Grid power to the people!

Magnetofunky is a laid back (and often explicit, you bet your ass...) mostly weekly podzine of extremely eclectic music and progressive politics, with a focus on energy independence for the 99%, the people usually left out of discussions on going off the grid or generating electricity in an emergency. I began the show seeking solutions to a simple scenario: how do you charge a battery AND keep your fridge running on day three of a blackout without a solar panel or a windmill?

As of episode 157, I have a working 100W model of a Battery Operated Self-Charging Power Plant. The device uses conventionally available power supply and battery charging components to simulate the process patented by Carlos F. Benitez 100 years ago. 300W and 1000W systems are also being projected.

Physically, I'm in the damn-near completely gentryfied and contentious (and constantly renovated) left coast oasis of art, culture, and social experiment called San Francisco. My current base of operations is in my Mission District sculpture/podcast studio, but metaphorically, I'm perched at the western end of Golden Gate Park near Sunset Beach, where the sunsets are wonderful and scientists, poets, artists and musicians come through and jam to the surf...

The Open Mic Stage accepts submissions of almost any genre from great bands and artists the world over, whether big name or indie, as long as I like the beat and flow.

Send mp3's, press kits to: mfunkyzine "at" gmail "dot" com. Please submit media download links only, no attachments; they'll only get deleted.

[Note: I was interviewed about the podzine by the website Something Ghoulish that was published on June 16th. I mentioned posting ads on Craigslist and somebody with a rod up their butt flagged them and had them removed as of June 20th. Here's the ad's PDF to see for yourself...]

Magnetofunky No. 171 - September 21, 2020,    Duration: 48:40

Episode Transcript

Image: You know what it's for...

"Mourning Jog"

Hot ashes [Stigmata Remix] - Rotersand

Misc. Limbo...

Open Mic Stage: Hot and Chill Electronic Beats

Let Yourself Go [Beatsole Remix] - U96 solo    Elephant Step - Forrest Fang    Whatever [Video Edit] - Rotersand    Water Pod - Forrest Fang    Focus is Fate - The Twilight Garden

No Time To Despair...
Image: Last week's Calfire map with the three wildfires closest to SF, all caused by lightning, now contained... Image: Nurse Dan Wooten, who exposed the 'Uterus Collector' doctor and the genocidal Nazi-style government policy towards immigrant women... Image: U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Sarah Silbiger | Getty Images

Misc. Limbo...

One More Tune:
Transhuman - U96 and Wolfgang Flur

Rocket Power, Kevin MacLeod (
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