Sometimes you come up with something sorta cool when you feel totally devoid of inspiration.

This is what it was like for your humble blogger just last night when it came time to create something for this week’s Monday Morning Art.  I started playing around with old skyline photos I took in Chicago more than five years ago, found one that looked sort of weird and decided to go after it digitally.

I cropped it, rotated it, compressed it, did a little digital painting and ran it through a ton of filters and came up with what you see above.

The end result looks to me sort of like an album cover from the 1980s. You might see it on a record by a Post-Punk band with neat suits and pretentious lyrics, or maybe it would be at home on a progressive Jazz album by a group that didn’t like being photographed.  It sort of made me feel like I was playing the part of a third-rate Hipgnosis imitator.

I can almost see this album clear in my mind, by “Suave Businessmen” or “Trio Number Twenty-Nine,” sitting in the cut-out bin at Budget Tapes & Records a week after it was released.

To see it bigger try clicking HERE.

Over in radioland, Monday at 2 PM on The AIR, we bring you a classic episode of Psychedelic Shack, and then at 3 PM a classic edition of Herman Linte’s weekly showcase of the Progressive Rock of the past half-century, Prognosis.  You can listen to The AIR at the website, or on the embedded radio player elsewhere on this page.

Psychedelic Shack can be heard every Monday at 2 PM, with replays Tuesday at 9 AM, Wednesday at 10 PM, Friday at 1 PM,  and Saturday at 9 AM. You can hear Prognosis on The AIR Monday at 3 PM, with replays Tuesday at 7 AM, Wednesday at 8 PM, Thursday at Noon, and Saturday at 10 AM. You can hear two classic episodes of the show Sunday at 2 PM.

At 8 PM you can hear an hour of radio sketch comedy from Canada on a new episode of Comedy Vault. These are the “Boot to the head” guys.

Tonight at 9 PM the Monday Marathon presents ten hours of the most recent shows created for The AIR, as we give you a chance to play catch-up.