It had never occured to me to paint a catfish before. What happened was, Sunday afternoon Mrs. PopCulteer wanted to run out to check out the new soap store opening out at Southridge (or Dudley Farms or Trace Fork–I just call all that stuff “Southridge”) and I was at home, downloading and scheduling our Haversham Recording Institute programs for The AIR this week, and also slacking off and looking at old photos from my first trip to Cabela’s in Wheeling ten years ago.

I took tons of photos in their giant aquarium, most of which didn’t come out well because of glare, or fast-moving blurred fish. However, I did get enough partial images of a large catfish to use as reference for a quick oil pastel painting. And so I did just that. It’s been scanned, lightly color-corrected and cropped.

If you want to see it bigger, just click on the image.

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.

At 2 PM, Nigel Pye’s new Psychedelic Shack includes the following songs:

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Jefferson Airplane “White Rabbit”
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard “Am I In Heaven”
The 13th Floor Elevators “Slip Inside This House”
Iron Butterfly “It Must Be Love”
Brian Wilson “Good Vibrations”
Fijid Pink “Pain In My Heart”
Janis Joplin “Oh Sweet Mary”
Klaatu “Sub Rosa Speedway”
Small Faces “Here Comes The Nice”
Julian Lennon “Crucified”
Sean Lennon “Part One of the Cowboy Trilogy”
The Monkees “Porpoise Song”

Psychedelic Shack can now 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 is a two-hour mixtape dedicated to spanning the career of Camel, one of the lesser-known, but no less amazing bands of the original prog-rock era. Here’s this week’s playlist…

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“Never Let Go”
“Lady Fantasy”
“Rhayadar Goes To Town”
“Lunar Sea”
“Chord Change”
“Another Night”
“One of These Days I’ll Get An Early Night”
“Who Are We”
“City Life”
“Lies The Laser Farewell”
“You Are The One”
“Rose of Sharon”

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 7 PM, stick around for a 12-hour marathon of The Comedy Vault, because we plan to start compiling new episodes soon.