For the first time in the fifteen-plus year history of this feature, I am going to attempt to do Inktober. The idea is that I’ll post a pen and ink drawing each Monday this month. This is all dependent on my hands holding up well enough to hold a pen that long.

Today we have a quick pen sketch, done on watercolor paper (not really the best choice). It’s a doodle that became a flower. It’s not any particular type of flower, so remember that any resemblence to flowers living or dead is purely coincidental. I did this in about twenty minutes Sunday afternoon.

If you want to see it a bit bigger, just click on it.

Meanwhile, Monday at 2 PM on The AIR, we bring you a new episode of  Psychedelic Shack, followed at 3 PM by a new 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 at the top of the right-hand column of this blog.

Nigel Pye has a trippy party with the fiftieth episode of  Psychedelic Shack! It’s an entire hour filled with music from a new boxed-set reissue of the definitive Psychedelic Rock classic The Village Green Preservation Society, by The KInks. Check out this playlist…

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The Kinks Village Green Preservation Society

“The Village Green Preservation Society”
“Do You Remember Walter?”
“Picture Book”
“Johnny Thunder”
“Last of the Steam-Powered Trains”
“Big Sky”
“Sitting by the Riverside”
“Animal Farm”
“Village Green”
“Phenomenal Cat”
“All of My Friends Were There”
“Wicked Annabella”
“People Take Pictures of Each Other”
“Mr. Songbird”
“Berkley Mews”
“Groovy Movies”
“King Kong”

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. Classic episodes can be heard Sunday at 9 AM as part of our Sunday Haversham Recording Institute collection.

At 3 PM, Herman Linte offers up a new Prognosis, which opens and closes with tracks from the brand-new album by YES, The Quest. In between, expect all-new prog-rock releases from 2021. Check out the playlist here…

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YES “The Ice Bridge”
Kyros “Heartstrings”
Vangelis “Zeus Almighty”
Steve Hackett “Shanghai to Samarkand”
Helicopters of the Holy Ghost “Tony Got A Car”
The Trip “Two Brothers”
Iron Maiden “Lost In A Lost World”
Big Big Train “All The Love We Can Give”
Steve Howe “A Lady She Is”
Looney Grandpas “Looposuction”
Jon Anderson and Jonathan Elias “Sleep”
Psychic Hit “Orocovis”
Sal Balamir “Seagull”
Three Colours Dark “Love’s Lost Property”
YES “Leave Well Alone”

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, stick around for an 11-hour marathon of unusual talk and comedy programming.