Not to be confused with April Dancer, The Girl From U.N.C.L.E., this is actually a tiny drawing, done on the back of an index card, with grease pencil, colored pencil and semi-rancid decaying old oil pastel crayons. It’s inspired by a pose from a 1925 photograph of a nude dancer by Nikolas Muray. If you’re looking at it on a computer monitor you’re probably seeing it larger than it was drawn. This was a twenty-minute sketch, quickly-scanned (with a little digital color adjustment) and posted here so I could go watch TV.

If you wish, you can click this image to see it bigger.

Over in radio-land, Monday on The AIR, this week we bring you a Monday Marathon featuring eight episodes of Nigel Pye’s Psychedelic Shack. This will begin a week of slack, as everyone producing shows for The AIR takes the week off from making new episodes. I want to enjoy some free time during my birthday week, while our partners at Haversham Recording Institute in London want some extra time to work on their big “milestone” shows. We will have a new Beatles Blast on Wednesday, because I knocked out three of those in a row the other week.

You can listen to The AIR at the website, or on this embedded radio player…

At 3 PM Herman Linte’s show, Prognosis, re-presents another classic episode, as the Haversham shows take this additional week off to prepare for the big 50th episode specials of Prognosis and Sydney’s Big Electric Cat, which will now air next week.

Prognosis will be followed by an extra classic episode at 5 PM, and then by replays of last week’s Psychedelic Shack at 7 PM, Radio Free Charleston at 8 PM and RFC International at 9 PM. Then at 11 PM we kick it back over to Prognosis, with an extra eight hour marathon of great progressive rock.