This week’s art is a detailed pencil sketch, cranked out while I was watching an NXT Wrestling Premium Live Event Saturday night. Using my trusty Blackwing Palamino, plus a charcoal pencil for the heavy black areas, this is really just a glorified doodle of a mirrorball, based on a photo taken in the foyer at Studio 54 a few weeks ago. I drew it while looking at the photo on my phone. Basically I just wanted to see if I could capture the lights playing off the reflective surfaces with a pencil.

Drawn on paper for pens, with a few smudges plus some cropping done digitally after scanning.

To see it bigger try clicking HERE.

Meanwhile, Monday at 2 PM on The AIR, we bring you a new episode of  Psychedelic Shack, followed at 3 PM by 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 at the top of the right-hand column of this blog.

Nigel Pye delivers a new episode of Psychedelic Shack Monday, loaded with some brand-new mind-expanding tunes, along with a couple of classics with long running times. Check out the playlist…

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The Lickerish Quartet “In The Meantime”
Django Django “Zumm Zumm”
Gyasi “Godhead”
Liam Gallagher “C’mon You Know”
Flying Bear Medicine Show “Blues On The Moon”
Steve Hillage “Solar Music Suite”
Sting Driven Thing “Heartfeeder”
The Mads “If You Feel”

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. Classic episodes can be heard Sunday at 9 AM as part of our Sunday Haversham Recording Institute collection.

On Prognosis, for the second episode in a row, Herman Linte presents a two-hour mixtape devoted to a progressive rock legend who has passed away. This time it’s Alan White, the drummer for the band YES for nearly fifty years.  Herman brings us a selection of YES songs co-written by White, finishing up with YES and The Moody Blues’ John Lodge performing a live cover of John Lennon’s “Imagine,” a song that White played on prior to Joining YES.

Here’s the playlist…

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YES/Alan White
“Ritual-Nous Sommes du Soleil”
“To Be Over”
“Turn Of The Century”
“Future Times”
“Release Release”
“Machine Messiah”
“Big Generator”
“That That Is, Is”

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 8 PM you can hear an hour of novelty songs by Alan Sherman on The Comedy Vault. Wednesday evening at 10 PM, we’ll have another new episode of The Comedy Vault.

Then, at 9 PM we bring you an overnight marathon of Nigel Pye’s Psychedelic Shack.