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Underground Podzine Seeking Great Music
Magnetofunky is a laid back (and often explicit) San Francisco-based non-monetized podzine of extremely eclectic music and progressive politics, with a focus on energy independence for the 99%. The show is on Spotify, Tunein, Google Play, Stitcher, iTunes, Internet Archive, PlayerFM, Listen Notes, Podknife and Mixcloud.
What's it about?
As the disastrous political regime continues to flounder under multiple deadly crises while GOP accomplices pretend to wring their hands helplessly, PG&E's threats and bribes to stave off public control aren't protecting the compromised Pacific grid from fire or hacking (either black-hat or corporate), let alone a huge solar flare, making the need for personal backup power even more crucial for the working poor and middle class in the cities.
But how do you handle lead acid batteries in an apartment? An SRO? (Answer - you don't, unless they're Sealed Lead Acid, but if all you got is car batteries, put them in a battery box and vent the exhaust out a window). What if you can't do solar or wind either? Well, others are already experimenting and living with off-the-grid power in cities, and the internet is full of examples of methods with promise (mixed in with fake free energy clickbait videos with irritating music). Meanwhile, I've built a Tesla Coil, two Bedini Motors and tested alternative batteries.
I've also finished efficiency-testing of the 100W demo of my self-recharging battery power system and now consider it a practical working model, with a Coefficient of Performance above 1.1 baked into the circuit topology. The remaining round of tests will directly gauge the device as an emergency SRO Grid to answer the question: can it actually run an appliance on day three of a blackout?
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- Member since:
- Aug 17 2020
- Active within 1 week
- Level of commitment:
- Just for Fun
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- 1 time per week
The podzine seeks music submissions of almost any genre from great indie bands and artists across the globe, from big names to bedroom producers, as long as I like the beat and flow. With over 170 episodes on the net, please check out a few at random to get an idea what that means.
The show unfortunately doesn't do band interviews, but I will also share your music video on my be channel.
Send submissions/inquiries to: mfunkyzine'at'gmail'dot'com
Magnetofunky179 - Rain Check
Magnetofunky179 - Rain CheckA quick look at the promise of perovskite solar tech; the bike nomad project continues; Texas doesn't winterize its isolated privatized grid; Perseverence rover sticks the landing. The music this time out is more fresh tunes submitted and curated, this time a pretty wide spread...
Magnetofunky178I spent the week waiting for the current cycle of rainy weather to clear out on my schedule to test my solar kit, as the QaNazis inside and outside the DC Beltway continue trying to interfere with Pres. Biden getting on with putting out all the existing dumpster fires the Sedition Caucus keeps feeding with the Big Lie. Meanwhile, I finally made a PDF file of my Benitez-8 modified power plant and posted it on my FB...
Magnetofunky177I'd love to say a new day has dawned and the demon lord is defeated, but down is not out, there's still 10-15 min. of monster movie left, so the Inauguration and first hopeful steps of President Biden and Vice President Harris can only be termed a soft reset of reality. There are still minions and lackeys demanding a mulligan on sedition as they plot a spiteful return and revival. Meanwhile, I knocked a few more items off the list for bike tour / walkabout gear, including my mobile power plant. The music this time out is another fine collection of submited tunes from some of my usual suspects...