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.

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

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. 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

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

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...

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

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

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...

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...


Time Flies - JASSNIRO

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

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...

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

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