Since we begin this week with a holiday, I thought it would be appropriate to start it off with a salute to that holiday. Columbo Day is observed every year to celebrate the life and career of Lieutenant Frank Columbo, the persistant, if somewhat disheveled, Los Angeles Homicide Detective who entertained television audiences from 1968 to 2003.

So today, as the hard-core fans don their ruffled raincoats and crumpled fedoras, squint, and ask “Just one more thing…” in his honor, we decided to bring you a digital painting of the good Lieutenant, as portrayed by actor, Peter Falk.

Happy Columbo Day! To see the image larger, just click on it.

It’s a well-known fact that Peter Falk was a huge fan of progressive rock. That explains the guest appearances by Robert Fripp, Keith Emerson, Rick Wakeman, Ian Anderson and Jurgen Fritz on Columbo. In his honor, our sister internet radio station, The AIR, will be running a marathon of Prognosis, presented by Herman Linte, all day today. Check it out on the website, or on this handy little embedded player…