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28 Days Later

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Magnetofunky No. 107. It's Saturday, January 19th, 2019.

[intro theme]

Hey. Larry here. This week I got the Benitez-7 unkinked and working while making baby steps elsewhere, as outside the lab P-Grabby's 'I want my damn anti-brown wall' shutdown hits day 28. The music is a curated mix of indie tunes from the UK as Parliament hits the Brexit wall...

[song] - 00:56

Ok, that was Stranger - PYRA, an Alternative / Hard rock artist in Bath, who loves Nancy Sinatra, The Kills, Lana Del Rey, The Rolling Stones and David Lynch. Her last listed gig - May 31 last year at the Moles Club in Bath - BTW, since I pulled all the tunes from Reverbnation, I tried to only pick free MP3's from groups active in the last few years over bands that haven't played a gig or posted a song since 2012, And a mea culpa - the show woulda come out last night, but I got distracted by the Doctor Who marathon on the Twitch channel. Friday was dedicated to one of my favorite doctors, Tom Baker, and included my favorite Baker episode, 'City of Death' Also, the 20th is his 856th birthday. Cool...

This is a laid back (and often explicit - you bet your ass) weekly international podzine of extremely eclectic music and progressive politics, with a focus on energy independence for the 99%. My podpages are and

[Grid Theory] - 05:01

Half and Half

In Grid Theory,

The theory part happened after working on the Benitez-7. Now that it's going, the Benitez switch 8 jumped back into view onto the drawing board. For this one I don't want to use a relay switch; I want to make an induction coil from scratch because it needs a secondary to run the spark gap, which required going back to the Rick Friedrich weeds.

His 2016 video 'The First Free Energy Patent is Misunderstood. Part 4' goes into switch 8 and talks a bit about how the devices made by Ed Gray and Donald Smith are based in part on the work of Senor Benitez. After lookng into both men's work for a day or so, I decided not to get sidetracked trying to build a 5 - 10 kilovolt system - the Benitez-8 only needs me to whip up an interrupter and a simple method of magnetic quenching, then just throw in 2 capacitors, a rheostat, a bridge rectifier and 2 12V batteries, and a portable system between 1 - 2 kilovolts is done. And that would be it for having two ways to generate 30-day off grid power--- [bell]

Uh, anyway, coming back with the Benitez crossing home plate...

[Back To The Stage] - 07:13

Ok, Back to The Stage, continuing the UK indie groove with Falling For A Stranger - The Mona Lisas, a Punk band from Fife in Scotland influenced by groups like The Strokes, The Hives and Kings of Leon. The song is from 2015 EP Id / Ego / Superego, and the last youtube video was in May 2016, last listed show was in April 2017, FB page is gone, but the iTunes page is good...

Next up it's Drunken Love Songs - Tuesdays Secret, a Pop-Punk / Alternative Rock band from Birstall, just outside Leeds. They were formed in early 2007, took a short break in 2011 but didn't re-form until August 2017, and now they're back playing venues up and down the country.

[songs] - 08:21; 11:54

[Second Set] - 15:44

Ok, second set opens with Spike Milligans Tape Recorder - The Membranes, a highly influential UK underground punk band with a pedigree that goes back to the 80s at the forefront of the Death To Trad Rock UK underground scene. BTW, they have an upcoming gig May 10 at The Hairy Dog in Derby, showcasing their April 2019 released album with their mates the lengthmen and more

And wraping the set with Unclean Animals - Blank Fiction, an East London Alternative band. They're now at version 2.0 and their first gig will be 2/22, performing in the label showcase series Lost in the Manor @ The Finsbury with Indigo + Adam & Elvis + Alex Bayly

[songs] - 16:51; 21:02

["Geeknotes"] - 25:09

Geeknotes: 01/19 - Volunteer Solar Installation Orientation, Burlingame Main Library, 01/22 - The Healing Power of Doulas, SF, 01/23 - Shout Your Abortion Book Tour @ Women & Children First Bookstore, Chicago, 01/24 - Mythbusting Intersectionality @ The African American Policy Forum, NYC...

Hey, Geeknotes!

Today it's nw Saturday the 19th of January, the 29th day of the Shithole shutdown that's having ill effects everywhere, but at least here our new governor Gavin Newsome is telling the federal unemployment folks to go pound sand cause he's offering EDD money to furloughed workers and declaring that no part of California will be part of Orange Queenie's nationwide pop-up plantations.

Anyway, aside from the loot, he desperately wants to gloat or whine about his white supremacist wall at the SOTU (and chew the scenery inside the hallowed halls of government for the corporate media). I'm not gonna watch him lie and strut so I don't care if Speaker Pelosi manages to stop it (hell, let him do it on the Hannity set at the Nazi Channel).

Meanwhile, I didn't believe one damn word or honest intention from our future Obergrupenfuherer William Barr during his coronation hearings, so I'll just figure now on us having a hot summer, where it'll become obvious that the entire planet is at war, as in World War III, where each front is a national legislature under control or under threat from the coordinated far right - yeah, where the hell is Steve Bannon right now? Anyway, it's getting late, so let's run a few short dates:

First, today is the day for the 3rd Women's March, happening all across the country, which still has a few bones of contention about the levels of intersectionality (or lack of), and the fact that Hitler admirer Louis Farrakhan (and not Bannon or spray on Nazi Stephen Miller) is one of selective nits to pick. Anyway, if you're gonna march you already know which one you're going to...

01/19 - Volunteer Solar Installation Orientation, 9 AM – 12 PM, Burlingame Main Library - Lane Room 480 Primrose Rd, Burlingame

Volunteers participate in an orientation session training covering the basics of solar, electricity, and construction. Afterwards, you are eligible to volunteer for solar installations, working together with SunWork's small staff, attaching racking, running conduit, hanging inverters, and mounting the solar panels. Everything that make a system tick.

This orientation session is indoors in a class room setting. Burlingame is south of the peninsula past the Int'l airport...

01/20 - World Religion Day

01/21 - MLK Day, which includes a ton of Service Day activities to pick from, and if so you already know which one you're going to... And also, the weekend has a number of marches for forced birth (I mean for life, as in 'we'll give a shit once we see what color and religion the crumb snatcher belongs to'). Meanwhile, the pro-choice event I'm featuring is...

01/22 - The Healing Power of Doulas, 5 PM – 7 PM, 1800 Oakdale Ave, SF

Hosted by California Preterm Birth Initiative

California is facing a Black maternal health crisis. Race is not a factor for these disparities; racism is. For this month's Collaboratory we will be discussing community doulas as one potential solution and learning how these specialized birth workers support mothers through pregnancy, birth, and parenting.

01/23 - Shout Your Abortion Book Tour - in conversation w/ Kaylen Ralph, 7 PM – 10 PM CST, Women & Children First Bookstore, 5233 N Clark St, Chicago

Hosted by Shout Your Abortion

Join SYA Co-founder Amelia Bonow in converstion with Chicago-based journalist and writer Kaylen Ralph. Hear more about SYA's new book and the power of personal experience as a tool for activism and culture change. Abortion experiences are vast, personal, and complex and sharing them can create a powerful ripple effect in communities, hearts and minds.

01/24 - Mythbusting Intersectionality, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM EST, The African American Policy Forum 435 West 116th Street, Box E7, NYC

In the thirty years since the concept was theorized by Professor Kimberlé Crenshaw, intersectionality has become a staple of woke Tinder profiles, has been touted by everyone from Senator Kirsten Gillibrand to Sabrina the Teenage Witch. All the while, the theory’s detractors often confuse intersectionality with Oppression Olympics, identity politics on steroids, a dogma brandished with cultic fervor or even a justification for anti-Semitism, to name only some of the most persistent distortions.

Mythbusting Intersectionality is a convening of leading thinkers in activism, media, academia and law that will dispel these misconceptions.

The panel will include Professor Kimberlé Crenshaw, The Atlantic staff writer Hannah Giorgis, Yale Professor Daniel Martinez HoSang, UC Santa Barbara feminist scholar Professor Barbara Tomlinson, feminist writer Sarah Seltzer and civil rights attorney Ezra Young.

If you have promos, pluggers, gig info, an art opening, etc, send me an email. The address is And bands, artists and poets - download links, no attachments, please, and no promises...

[Grid Practice] - 33:20

And B-7 Crosses Home Plate

Ok, In Grid Practice,

Back to the lab work. For the booster box I found an old but solid DPDT slide switch at Al Lasher's, in fact the only one they had for 125 - 250V AC. I like that it's smaller than that big rocker switch, and the footprint gives me more options on how to place it. I also reinforced the base unit to help make the box sturdier when it's finally glued down.

Meanwhile, I put knife switch 3 back on the Benitez-7 and then it worked, but the cut-off switch stopped working, even with the contacts on opposite ends. See the short last Sunday video on the FB page. Anyway, I moved the cut-off to the B1 battery positive line, hooked the capacitor to the common ground wire and the transformer wires to the 85 & 86 relay coil pins. That got the B-7 working in both directions again, so now I can try the C of P tests and get back to the Mini-Tesla Coil, which spent the week on the shelf looking pretty.

Anyway, with the voltmeters jumping around on the B-7, I think it's time to check the pulses with my oscillator to nail down a solid reading...

[One More Tune] - 36:02

Ok, for this week's One More Tune we close out with Miss Lonely Hearts - The Pink Diamond Revue, Alternative group in Reading. Fronted by a genuine mannequin, the band symbolises the spirit of the Vapour Trail with their sexy electro-psychedelia.-

[song] - 36:25

Well, OK.

[Closing] - 39:37

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Show themes "Rocket Power" & "Spy Glass" by NY musician and composer Kevin MacLeod. Some additional audio from

Next episode is set for Friday, Jan. 25th - New Congress!.

I'm Larry, trying hard to stay chill at my garrett in the Mission, and this is Magnetofunky, from San Francisco, where we go through, not into, the darkness.

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