Magnetofunky - A 1223Studios Production


Grid power to the people!


Magnetofunky is a laid back (and often explicit, you bet your ass...) 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'm 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?

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.

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The Facebook podzine page has music video and Power Grid-related misc. Please leave a comment or rating on FB or my iTunes page...

Magnetofunky No. 69 - April 23, 2018,    Duration: 35:14

Image: The three coils humming along...

"Triple Speed"

Salvation - The Dramedy

Theory:
Three Coils To The Wind

Image: My basic solder station...    Image: The 5.1V bridge regulator...

Open Mic Stage: Clearing The Bench...
Men of Dishonor - AZWEL    Die Welle - THE NERV    Enough - The Stranger    Keys 2 Hidden Power - Shaddow TheMusicArtist

Geeknotes:
04/24-March For Justice to the Turkish Consulate, Los Angeles...    04/25-The End of Policing: In Discussion with Alex Vitale @ Skylight Books, Los Angeles...    04/26-Winning Digital Sanctuary in the Trump Era @ Complex Oakland...    04/26-U.S. Immigration Hacker @ Parisoma, San Francisco...    04/28-Mayday Festival of Resistance @ Maria Hernandez Park, Brooklyn...

Practice:
Bleach Busted

Image: The bleach battery load tested...    Image: The updated AC crank...

One More Tune:
Appease your body - 12 Decembers




Magnetofunky No. 68 - April 16, 2018,    Duration: 34:56

Image: The supercap boost box with enclosure...

"20 Volts, 100 Farads"

Truth Be Told - THE NERV

Theory:
Full Booster...

Image: The caps in series gives a 500V limit at .9uF, suggested by Ludic Science...    Image: Underneath the control panel...

Open Mic Stage: Latest Fresh Indie Submissions...
Theme Song - Glenn White    08 Give Me a Sign - Cathy Lemons

Geeknotes:
04/17-SF Mayoral Forum @ Calvary Presbyterian Church, SF...    04/17-Deport ICE: Alameda @ Alameda City Council Members...    04/22-Queering Asian American Feminism @ New Women Space, Brooklyn...    4/22-Tribute To Dolo Coker Jazz Concert @ The Museum of African American Art, Los Angeles...



Practice:
Two Out Of Three

Image: The circuit coil base mounted up and ready for charge testing...    Image: Half bleach battery open voltage...

One More Tune:
I Still See You - The Dramedy




Magnetofunky No. 67 - April 09, 2018,    Duration: 36:48

Image: My 3 coils under spin test...

"SSG³"

Cottonmouth - DeafBoutique

Theory:
Cubed Coils, Bridge Regulators...

Image: This is chewing gum and chicken wire...    Image: The coil platforms...    Image: The 12V Bridge Regulator...

Open Mic Stage: Even More Fresh Indie Submissions...
In Regards To The Times - Vox Populi    Storm's a Brewin' - SMF Band    Fire in the Hole Extended Mix - Blacktop Daisy

Geeknotes:
04/10-MataMatch 2018 Donor Drive @ Matador Square, Northridge...    04/12-Rick Santorum at UC Berkeley, Hearst Field Annex...    04/14-March for Science, Nationally and at Lake Merritt Amphitheater, Oakland...   


Practice:
SunStone Sunset

Image: 140mV at 2mA; not good...

One More Tune:
King Someday - The U.S. Americans




Magnetofunky No. 66 - April 02, 2018,    Duration: 34:08

Image: The Auto Relay Switch Bedini and the Capacitor Discharge Tool...

"Ozone Bouquet"

Steppin' - Strike Iron

Theory:
Lab Smoke...

Image: The .22 Ohm resistor for the tool...    Image: The finished discharge tool...

Open Mic Stage: More Fresh Indie Submissions...
Underwater Angel - Azwel    I Am Stronger - K Gizzle    Just Keep It - Shaddow

Geeknotes:
04/03-Rally for Removal of White Supremacist Content from YouTube @ MACC, NYC-Chelsea...    04/04-MLK Candlelight Vigil and March @ City of Milpitas City Hall...    04/06-20th Annual Madam CJ Walker Women's Empowerment Forum @ SF Marriott Marquis...    04/07-11th Annual Don Thompson LGBT Film Festival @ George Lucas Building, USC...


Practice:
Back To Baby Steps

Image: The Bedini 1 Ohm Resistor test, reading 200mV...    Image: The final crystal cell rack, reading 3.62V...    Image: The SunStone 7.0 AA reads 3.43V...

One More Tune:
La Koolie - Strike Iron




Magnetofunky No. 65 - March 27, 2018,    Duration: 38:01

Image: My supercap batteries...

"10 Volts, 10 Farads"

American Joke - Whitney Lockert

Theory:
Bedini Mishigos...

Image: Parts for the auto relay switch Bedini...

Open Mic Stage: Indie from Brooklyn and Los Angeles...
Gloom Doom - Shinobi Ninja    Point Of No Return - Sika    P.D.R. - The Bergamot

Geeknotes:
03/28-A Moderated Conversation with Michelle Obama @ Oracle Arena, Oakland...    03/28- Electric Vehicle Workshop @ Millbrae Library, S of SF...    03/28-Octavia Project Spring Launch Party @ Interference Archive, Brooklyn...


Practice:
Ammeter Under The Wire

Image: 3.36V from the latest crystal cell rack...    Image: Coils after the superglue...    Image: The 3A Analog Ammeter for fine-tuning the Bedini...

One More Tune:
Harlem Nocturne (Live at Ventura Nationals #2) - The MuerTones




Magnetofunky No. 64 - March 19, 2018,    Duration: 37:13

Image: My portable junk drawer for electronic parts...

"SitRep7"

Stoned In Los Angeles - Black Angel

Theory:
PC Fan Bedini...

Image: fan wiring diagram...    Image: pc fan coil...

Open Mic Stage: Fresh Cali Indie...
Moscow Don't Believe In Tears (Rock Mix) - Black Angel    Too Much 2oo Soon - Super NintenBros    Antihero - 12 Decembers

Geeknotes:
03/21-Make Signs for the Gun Control March @ ReDiscover, Los Angeles...    03/24-March for Our Lives Oakland RALLY...    03/24-WomenHack - The All-Women Hackathon @ Galvanize San Francisco...
03/25-Anarchists Care About Books @ Bluestockings Bookstore Café & Activist Center, New York...



Practice:
Slow and Steady

Image: AC handcrank added to the SRO Grid...    Image: Coils 2 and 3 ready for superglue...    Image: Prepping two more racks of SunStone cells...

One More Tune:
Melancholia - 12 Decembers




Magnetofunky No. 63 - March 12, 2018,    Duration: 43:24

Image: My first tuning result to achieve the fastest rotor spin at the lowest current draw...

"Sweet Spot"

Decide - Mauno

Theory:
The 1 Ohm Resistor Test...

Image: current out, current in...    Image: Analog ammeter...

Open Mic Stage: SXSW 2018 Sampler...
Body Of Mine - Liz Brasher    O'Lawd Oye - Nailah Blackman    Velvet Noose - Thunderpussy    Delete - Love Moor & Suaze    Dia D - Gato Preto    Acetone - Vundabar

Geeknotes:
03/14-17 Minute walk Out of Class @ Just Elders-East Bay, Oakland & Nationwide...    03/16-George Clinton & P-Funk + Oddisee @ The 1015 SuperParty, SF...    03/17-Degenderettes Antifa Art Opening @ SF Public Library...    03/18-Young Scientists Symposium @ Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, San Pedro...

On The Horizon:

Baidu’s new A.I. can mimic your voice after listening to it for just one minute...

Practice:
Shimmy Shimmy

Image: Low voltage regulator for the SunStones...

One More Tune:
Push (prod. Janspot J) - Melat




Magnetofunky No. 62 - March 05, 2018,    Duration: 36:36

Image: The second Ultra Low Voltage Joule Thief circuit...

"The Micro Amp Ceiling"

Time Flies - JASSNIRO

Theory:
Step Away From The JT...

Image: Didn't work either...

Open Mic Stage: UK Beat and Flow...
Please Don't You Stand In My Way (Part 2) - djaycunningtiger    Magical Thinking - Phase    The Seed - Mad Apple Circus    11-months3weeks6days - WOUNDEDSPiRiT

Geeknotes:
03/05-A Conversation with Chelsea Manning @ UCLA Royce Hall...    03/10-International Women's Day at the Comfort Women's Memorial, China Town SF...    03/10-An Afternoon in the Stacks Spring Fundraiser @ Powell's Bookstore, Hyde Park, Chicago...



Practice:
Bedini Swap

Image: Swapping and rapid charging...

One More Tune:
Mosh Potato (live) - Triskelion




Magnetofunky No. 61 - February 26, 2018,    Duration: 33:39

Image: The terminal block JT. The breadboard version was made first...

"ULVJouleThief"

Time Flies - JASSNIRO

Theory:
ULV Mockups...

Image: The breadboard ULV mockup circuit...    Image: 4 JFET's in parallel on the block...    Image: The toroid upgrade for the ULV...

Open Mic Stage: Global Submissions...
Carry On - Moving Skies    Chances - Blacktop Daisy

Geeknotes:
02/27-Race & Inequality in America: The Kerner Commission at 50 @ Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, Berkeley...    02/28-Frederick Douglass Pop Up Exhibit & Art Politics Discussion @ CANVAS Institute, Staten Island, NY...    03/03-Techniques Against Bullying (Ages 5+) @ Jun Chong Martial Arts, Los Angeles...    03/03-Camp Congress for Girls Los Angeles 2018...



Practice:
All Day Bedini Test

Image: The FB page has video from the 15-hr test...    Image: Prepping the battery pre-test...

One More Tune:
Don't Stop Just Let It Ride REMIX - Shaddow






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