This week’s art is a bit of a throwback to the early days of PopCult. What you see above is a digitally assaulted photograph. It may look abstract now, and to be honest, when I took the photo this is based on I had the idea of turning it into a piece of MMA for you, but I’m dropping it here because the heat we’ve been experiencing locally has made it difficult to even attempt to do physical art this week.

I ran the original photo through a variety of filters, some of them custom, changed the aspect ratio, rotated it, and boosted the color saturation.

The end result is what you see above.

To see it bigger try clicking HERE.

In case you’re wondering what the original photo looked like…here it is, a photo of a bin of Jade-colored gravy boats in the seconds room at the FiestaWare factory in Newell.

Over in radioland, Monday at 2 PM on The AIR, we bring you a new episode of Psychedelic Shack, and then at 3 PM 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 elsewhere on this page. As I write this, I do not have the shows in hand. Nigel assures me that his show will be “trippy as hell,” while Herman says that Prognosis is devoted to the prog-rock roots of a band that became known as a one-hit wonder as a New Wave band. I have to admit, I’m really curious, but I won’t know who it is until they send me the shows a few hours before airtime.

{Update: Right before I went off to bed Sunday night, the Haversham crew sent me the following playlists}

Psychedelic Shack 090 2 PM (Eastern)

Jefferson Airplane “J.P.P. McStep Blues”
Marcella Detroit “Cool People”
Mothers of Invention “The Whip”
The Strangeloves “Rhythm of Love”
The Who “Magic Bus”
Captain Beefheart “Moody Liz”
Blue Oyster Cult “Before The Kiss, a Redcap”
The Shaggs “My Companion”
Pink Fairies “Uncle Harry’s Last Freakout”
Leonard Nimoy “Bilbo Baggins”
Big Brother & The Holding Company “Turtle Blues”

Prognosis 117 3 PM (Eastern)
After The Fire

“Dance of the Marionette”
“Back To The Light”
“Now That I’ve Found”
“Signs of Change”
“Samaritan Woman”
“Laser Love”
“Suspended Animation”
“Time To Think”
“Frozen Rivers”
“Sailing Ship”
“The Stranger”
“Carry Me Home”
“Space Walking”
“Billy Billy (live)”

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. All times listed are Eastern, so if you’re in another timezone, adjust accordingly.

At 8 PM you can hear The National Lampoon Comedy Hour on a recent episode of The Comedy Vault.

Tonight at 9 PM for the Monday Marathon We bring you ten hours of Beatles Blast, with a focus on Sgt. Pepper, which came out in June back in 1967.