Magnetofunky is a laid back (and often explicit, you bet your ass...) bi-monthly podzine and personal journal of extremely eclectic music and progressive politics, with a focus on mobile energy independence and creative West Coast wanderlust.
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?
Well, as of episode 157, I made 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. A 1000W system is also possible.
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 once I'm completely mobile I plan to go walkabout up and down the West Coast on a more or less permanent bike tour...
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.
Magnetofunky No. 197 - December 27, 2021, Duration: 44:03
The New Format
Open Mic Stage: Cinematic & Wonky Beats
One More Tune:
Rocket Power, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
20070517.chalkboard.writing.wav, dobroide (freesounds.org)
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