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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Magnetofunky No. 131 - July 12 2019,    Duration: 31:00

Episode Transcript

Image: The spark gap cap bank - 10-15KV in series, total of 60pf...

"Calling Dr. Funk- I Mean, Frankenstein"

Life As A Grouper - Navid Najafi

Re-Using The Wheel

Image: I re-wired the ignition coil to the circuit in a loop just like the mini Tesla coil build, putting the spark gap with the primary instead of the high voltage secondary...    Image: The boost-buck DC converter I finally picked - CC CV 5-30V Input To 1.25-30V Output, 8A 100W...

Open Mic Stage: Honolulu Kicks...

MANSION CREW 'HOUSE' - Nico Canada    Turkish Morning Club (Instrumental Chant) - The Julian Day

07/17-La Diaspora Festival - Kickoff Showcase, Artillery AG, SF    07/18-Digital Democracy with the World's First Transgender Minister, 1455 Market, 4th Fl, SF    07/20-Spectra 3.0 Hackathon, Make School, SF

Surgery With Wiggle Room...

Image: On Thur. I went to the Berkeley shop and picked up these weird 300pf capacitors...   

One More Tune:
Love and Joy - Ruido Ecuador

Rocket Power, Kevin MacLeod (
20070517.chalkboard.writing.wav, dobroide (
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