This week we start our Monday with art that is a study of detail of the old Kanawha Courthouse, drawn last weekend with oil pastels on paper for pens while ye artist was looking at old reference photos that date from sometime around 2008. It was an experiment in using paper that wasn’t really intended for the medium, and it took a bit of practice to get the oil crayons to behave the way I wanted, but I’m happy with the end result. Sort of.

I have to confess to cropping the image and boosting the saturation a bit after I got it scanned. I also had to clean the scanner afterward because those oil pastels can make quite a mess when you use slick paper.

You can click the image if you want to see it bigger.

Meanwhile, over in radio-land, Monday on The AIR, our Monday Marathon runs from 7 AM to 3 PM , and brings you eight hours of Psychedelic Shack, presented by Nigel Pye. Then 3 PM sees a brand-new episode of Prognosis with Herman Linte. Herman’s got an interesting theme and a bit of a chip on his shoulder this week. With this episode of Prognosis, Herman is determined to put the lie to the idea that punk rock killed off prog rock. He does this by presenting two hours of top-notch, killer progressive tunes that were all released between 1976 and 1978, the heyday of British punk.

Tune in to see if he makes his point. Here’s the playlist to give you the heads up…

Prognosis 058

YES “On The Silent Wings Of Freedom”
Emerson, Lake and Palmer “Pirates”
Genesis “The Lady Lies”
Gentle Giant “Memories of Old Days”
Jean Michael Jarre “Equinoxe Pt. 7”
Jethro Tull “Pibroch (Cap In Hand)”
Kansas “Hopelessly Human”
UK “Nevermore”
Procol Harum “The Worm & The Tree”
Kate Bush “In The Warm Room”
Steve Hackett “Icarus Ascending”
Renaissance “The Sisters”
Utopia “Hiroshima”
Triumverat “Vesuvius 79 A.D.”
ELP “Tiger In The Spotlight”

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