Working to get on the road, off the grid!

Magnetofunky: Walkabout is a laid back (and often explicit - you bet your ass) personal journal of extremely eclectic music and progressive politics, with a focus on mobile energy independence and creative West Coast wanderlust.

The show (so far) chronicles my preparations to leave the safe confines of a brick and mortar SRO to discover California outside of Los Angeles and San Francisco, attempting to expand my definition of personal freedom via open ended bike tours of the West Coast...

The mobile power plant I created is a working 100W model Battery Operated Self-Charging System, a modification of a device patented by Carlos F. Benitez 100 years ago. A 1000W system is also possible...

Center 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.

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Magnetofunky: Walkabout No. 54 - September 30 2023,    Duration: 39:22

The square camo tarp in a 3 foot high star pitch...
The square camo tarp in a 3 foot high star pitch...

Square Session

Infected Colony (Alternate Version) - Stahlgeist
Infected Colony (Alternate Version) - Stahlgeist


Engine and Frame - The two most important components of my motor driven cycle...

One frame that would make a custom build go much faster - BBR Tuning Stinger Chopper G Bike, motor-ready, steel frame, designed for a 66/80cc 2-stroke engine, but could take a 4-stroke. About $700...    The Honda GX120cc 4-stroke engine, the high end motor for a custom G Bike...    The best rated Honda clone, the Harbor Freight Predator 212cc 4-stroke engine. Model No. 69727, sold only in California, is EPA/CARB certified...    The smog check station where I got a definitive answer about whether motorized bikes required testing to be street legal in California...    Schwinn World Cruiser - steel frame, disc brakes, classic cruiser, $700...

Center Stage: A Few More From The Inbox

I Had A Dream - VEiiLA    (Less Than or Equal To) 23 -  Aarktica
I Had A Dream - VEiiLA; (Less Than or Equal To) 23 - Aarktica


3 Foot Pitch - A first assessment of the square camo tarp tent...

The pitch looks much more even and balanced with the pole next to the bike seat...    While looking for a low profile camp chair, I found this Moon Lence ultralight backpacking chair. It seems to be the best compromise between low profile, back support and portability...

One More Tune:

don't gaze at the sun when your yacht is on fire - Fields Ohio
don't gaze at the sun when your yacht is on fire - Fields Ohio

Show Themes:

Acid Trumpet by Kevin MacLeod

Backed Vibes by Kevin MacLeod

Spy Glass by Kevin MacLeod

Bike bell 03.flac by cdrk
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