All right, I’m back in Chicago again, art-wise, but this time it’s with a digital piece. It’s a manipulated photo.

I took a random photo I snapped in Chicago back in July (I think) and ran it through the old “Stark Charleston” filters I created over a dozen years ago. I was basically messing around with a few old ideas when I was putting together the Halloween video for Gegen. This my old high-contrast, low-res filter that will probably be put to use again in future projects.

I didn’t use this idea there, but I liked the way it looked, and writing The 2023 PopCult Gift Guide has been eating into my drawing and painting time recently, so I decided to run this here. The original photo was just me pointing the camera up while walking around The Loop. That tall building in the background is the Willis Tower.

You can probably expect a few more digital pieces in the next few weeks.

To see it bigger try clicking HERE.

Over in radioland, Monday at 2 PM on The AIR, we bring you encores of a recent episode of Psychedelic Shack, and then at 3 PM a recent 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 the music of Weird All on last week’s episode of The Comedy Vault.

Tonight at 9 PM the Monday Marathon presents ten hours of Mel Larch’s MIRRORBALL, because Mel’s in a big Mirrorballish mood after this weekend.

Be sure to check back later Monday morning for the next installment of The 2023 PopCult Gift Guide.