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Spring Break

Episode Transcript. Length - 40:42

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Magnetofunky No. 120. It's Friday, April 19th, 2019.

[intro theme]

Hey. Larry here. This week I spent a little time on the SPICE thing, and some time preparing to take a short vacation from the grind. The music is a selection of tunes from the submissions pile along with a few that just came in through the transom...

[song] - 00:48

Ok, that was Phantom - Blonde Toledo, a retro rock klezmer latin soul modal jazz outfit from here in SF that passes the American Bandstand test of having a good beat you can dance to, freshly released back in January. Nice.

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] - 05:25

Break Time

In Grid Theory,

The drawing board has the TINA quick start guide and tutorial videos and I have the circuit layout for the Benitez-7.5 more than halfway done, with virtually none of the headache of LTSpice (which I haven't deleted yet cause I wanna acid test the circuit on the two programs). Anyway, I only had a little time in the lab because part of the week was spent deciding whether or not to actually take a spring break; I mean, a show or two may have come out a day or so late, but I haven't missed a week since Jan. 2nd 2017. Anyway, the Grid segments are just placeholders this time out so--[bell]

Ok, coming back with more non-lab musing...

[Back To The Stage] - 06:36

Ok, Back to The Stage, continuing the beach blanket indie set with Uzakta, another cool darkwave number by Turkish band She Past Away, from their reissued 2015 LP "Narin Yalnızlık," followed by When The Dam Breaks, a live cut from NY area group Giant Flying Turtles.

[songs] - 07:03; 11:30

[Second Set] - 17:18

Ok, second beach set opens with Manitou Clear (Smoke That Meth), by Dethcentrik, the industrial metal band from around Denver. It's a satirical take on the meth crisis in Manitou Springs, Colorado. Inspired by the last guy who asked where to buy "clear."

And wrapping up with Sedition_DanielMyerRemix, by BLACK LINE, an alternative industrial project from Los Angeles that includes players from the bands Nitzer Ebb and Skinny Puppy. They supported Depeche Mode on their 2018 European tour and dropped this limited edition 7” EP last week on Record Store Day.

[songs] - 18:11; 19:17

["Geeknotes"] - 23:52

Geeknotes: 04/23 - Astronomy Live - Gaia and the Milky Way, American Museum of Natural History, NYC, 04/24 - Armenian Genocide Commemoration - 104 Years @ Mt. Davidson Cross, SF, 04/25 - An Evening of Thalassic Poetry at the Maritime Museum, SF, 04/27 - Kate Hutchinson Reading & Poetry Open-Mic @ Coffee Speaks, Highland Park, Illinois, 05/01 - Writing like you don't care what people think, SF Creative Writing Institute, 05/02 - Can Rap Bridge the US-China Culture Gap?, Wework Fine Arts Building, LA...

Hey, Geeknotes!

Today it's Friday the 19th of April, and now that it's pretty clear that we still haven't seen the full Mueller report let's call that waste of paper what it was intended to be all along - the Barr Whitewash, the craptacular excuse for an okie-doke that loses its effect when it's written down, and an out-in-the-open repeat of the coverup work he did during the Iran-Contra scandal back in the day.

But let's not get hung up on that, or P-Grabby's rage at the Nazi Channel for having Bernie Sanders on and failing to hogtie him with talking points as he knocked a couple big ones out of the park, or his only musings about the Notre Dame fire (aside from the bad imitation of Fire Marshall Bill) was that it knocked his whipping up the lynch mob for Rep. Ilhan Omar off the top story spot for a day. No, I'd rather point to the crap festering under the radar, like the Jim Crow Gestapo Border Patrol Bastards continuing to deport the immigrant spouses of American service people killed in action, or the 97, 97 federal judges shoved through the cornhole by evil minion Mitch McConnel (who should have the name 'Merrick Garland' shouted at him whever he goes in public), or blithering idiot and Orange Queenie economic advisor scumbag Stephen Moore declaring 'capitalism is more important than democracy,' something Chinese leader Xi Jinping isn't crass enough to say out loud. Speaking as an American citizen, GFY!

ANyway, let's run the dates:

04/21 - Easter

04/22 - Earth Day

04/23 - English Language Day, World Book and Copyright Day

04/23 - Astronomy Live: Gaia and the Milky Way, 7 PM – 9:30 PM EDT, American Museum of Natural History 200 Central Park W, NYC

The Gaia space telescope recently released its second catalog of over 1.3 billion stellar distances, which is helping astronomers visualize the universe and map the Milky Way like never before. Join Museum astrophysicist Jackie Faherty to explore the data in this immersive full-dome experience.

04/24 - Administrative Professionals Day, Mumia Abu Jamal's Birthday

04/24 - Armenian Genocide Commemoration - 104 Years, 7 PM – 9:30 PM, Mt. Davidson Cross, 125 Dalewood Way, SF

The Bay Area Armenian community and friends come together for the 104th commemoration of the Armenian Genocide and break bread with family and friends once again at Mount Davidson Cross memorial park. Come together over a special community wide madagh supper and program to remember the 1.5 million sanctified martyrs of the Armenian Genocide. It's an outdoor event, so wear layers.

04/25 - Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, World Malaria Day

04/25 - An Evening of Thalassic Poetry at the Maritime Museum, 7 PM – 9 PM, 900 Beach St, SF

During National Poetry Month, join us for an evening of Thalassic (anything related to the sea!) Poetry in the Maritime Museum.

04/26 - Orthodox Good Friday, World Intellectual Property Day, Int'l Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day

04/27 - Orthodox Holy Saturday, Last Day of Passover

04/27 - Kate Hutchinson Reading & Poetry Open-Mic, 6 PM – 7:30 PM CDT, Coffee Speaks, 610 Central Avenue suite 155, Highland Park, Illinois

Ms. Hutchinson is a high school English teacher for over 30 years in Buffalo Grove and for many years also served as her school's Fine and Performing Arts Coordinator. Kate's latest book is Map Making: Poems of Land and Identity; her website is

Poets may bring up to 3 poems to share. All may enjoy the word magic and camaraderie.

Guest Host is Julie Isaacson.

04/28 - Orthodox Easter, World Day for Safety and Health at Work

04/29 - Day to Remember Chemical Warfare Victims, Int'l Dance Day

04/30 - Int'l Jazz Day

05/01 - May Day (also declared Law Day in ideological retaliation by right wingers), Batman Day

05/01 - Writing like you don't care what people think, 6 PM – 9 PM, SF Creative Writing Institute 25 Taylor St, SF

This three-hour workshop led by instructor Koraly Dimitriadis will inspire you to push your boundaries, shed your inhibitions, and get to the heart of what it is you want to express. Bring a piece you’d like to develop or start something new. With a focus on poetry, learn how to carry writing across mediums (music, film, page, stage) to convey different meaning and connect with audiences.

05/02 - World Tuna Day, Nat'l Day of Prayer

05/02 - Can Rap Bridge the US-China Culture Gap?, 6 PM – 9 PM, Wework Fine Arts Building, 811 West 7th Street, LA

Hip hop has risen to the level of a mainstream cultural force in China over the last two years, spurred domestically by the hit iQIYI reality TV show The Rap of China, and internationally by the breakout success of artists like Chengdu's Higher Brothers and their label, 88rising.

This panel will discuss the obstacles and opportunities that exist for Chinese hip hop to break out in the US, and for American rap to make waves within China, considering both past milestones achieved and future hurdles to jump.

05/03 - World Press Freedom Day, No Pants Day

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] - 32:50

Break Time

Ok, In Grid Practice,

You know, aside from the mad scientist tv tray, my SRO is also an art studio - I have a few stone pieces I've barely been working on while trying to build my own emergency power system not just buy one, cause that's only good until something breaks. Anyway, based on the nagging suspicion that the political powers that be are going to screw up the resistance and allow our curent hemmorhoid with tiny hands fearless leader to steal another election, it may be even more imperative to make my emergency power system completely portable, because if these assholes take 2020, this state will come under explicit attack, as in SF will have an even bigger bullseye on it. I may have to look at building a floating tiny house to get out of the hood, then the entire focus of this show will change to making yourself a moving target instead of a sitting duck. Having a totally reliable, totally self-sustaining power plant, within the next year, is what it comes down to. I still don't consider myself a prepper, but I may be drifting in that direction. And I'm only half kidding...

[One More Tune] - 34:32

Ok, for this week's One More Tune, we close out with Illuminate - Indarra, the creative and acclaimed cohort of Toronto-based musicians with a remix collection of re-imagined tracks from the previously featured debut album "Walk On Fire".

[song] - 34:54

Well, OK.

[Closing] - 39:05

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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, May 3rd.

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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