We kick off the new year with an abstract piece that’s really just me trying out a Christmas gift. Mrs. PopCulteer got me a set of Windsor and Newton inks, and since I haven’t worked with them in almost forty years, I decided to just limber up and mess around with them on paper for pens. That’s the resulting doodle you see above.

If you look close, you’ll see that I still have a long way to go in terms of brush control and ink consistency, but it still came out looking decent enough to use here for our first new piece of 2023.

Instead of scanning it, because the finished piece was too big, I took a quick photo. Once I had the image in the computer, I changed the background from white to very dark gray. This was just an exercise in pushing ink around on paper, but it didn’t suck too much, so here it is for public consumption.

To see it bigger try clicking HERE.

Meanwhile, Monday at 2 PM on The AIR, we bring you 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.

On Psychedelic Shack, Nigel Pye offers up an hour-long mixtape of Psychedelic Music that, on this show,  kicks off with  The Lickerish Quartet.

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.

On a classic Prognosis, Herman Linte presents his usual assortment of prog-rock classics mixed with new tracks, and he opened this romantic-themed show with music from Emerson, Lake and Palmer.

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.

Tonight at 9 PM we bring you an overnight marathon of MIRRORBALL, hosted by Mel Larch. We’ll kick this off with both parts of her tribute to Giorgio Moroder.