This week I didn’t have much time to make art, since I spent a few days in Staunton, Virginia to observe the seventh anniversary of my wedding to Melanie Larch, and to take in the artistry of the folks at The American Shakespeare Center and their production of MacBeth.  After the excellent performance at The Blackfriars Theater (where everybody was masked up and safely distanced) Mel tried on the company crown, and I took a quick photo, which was a big hit on Facebook.

Sunday evening I did a quick digital painting over the photo so I could share with you a portrait of my queen.

If you want to see it bigger, just click on the image.

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 has informed us that Psychedelic Shack will open with the title track from Elton John’s long-lost debut album from the late 1960s. The rest of the show looks pretty trippy too, as you can see…

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Elton John “Regimental Sgt. Zippo”
The First Edition “Just Dropped In”
Ride “Leave Them All Behind”
Bardo Pond “Tantric Porno”
The Doors “Light My Fire”
The Moody Blues “Question”
Animal Collective “Did You See The Words”
Wooden Ships “These Shadows”
The Flaming Lips “She Don’t Use Jelly”
Love “Alone Again Or”
Grateful Dead “The Golden Road”
The Rolling Stones “Paint It Black”

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.

At 3 PM, Herman Linte offers up a new Prognosis, which features his usual mix of new and classic prog-rock.

Check out this impressive playlist…

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Steve Howe “Half Way”
Big Big Train “Atlantic Cable”
Dream Theater “Comfortably Numb (live)”
Shirley Collins “The Rose and the Briar”
King Crimson “Starless (live 2019)”
Brian May “Resurrection”
Tangerine Dream “Stratosfear”
Jon Anderson, Jonathan Elias “Sunlight”
Emerson Lake and Palmer “From The Beginning”
Porcupine Tree “Arriving Somewhere but Not Here”
Kate Bush “Sat In Your Lap”
Focus “Eruption (live)”
Harmonia “Deluxe (Immer Weiter)”

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.

At 7 PM, stick around for a 12-hour mixed marathon that alternates between Steven Allen Adams’ NOISE BRIGADE and Dexter Checkers’ Ska Madness. Dexter ended his show four years ago due to illness, but has recovered sufficiently that he is now threatening to produce new episodes of Ska Madness soon.

But it won’t be in the next week, because tomorrow The AIR begins a special RFC event that we will tell you about right before it begins.