This week’s art was inspired by being uninspired.
Let me explain.
After a couple of weeks of chaos that included having a car die while I was doing 70 MPH, a landline going dead, a runny toilet that just mocks me, what appeared to be a lightning strike that pruned quite a bit of the tree in my front yard, and then writing one of the most difficult editions of The PopCulteer I have ever had to do, I spent much of the weekend…let’s just say “unmotivated.”
I had planned to go find something I’d previously rejected for this spot and rescue it from the trash heap instead of making new art. I have a few folders of rejected Monday Morning Art, dating back to 2006. I found a good abstract candidate, but then decided to repaint what was a digital painting in the real world with different colors, using comfort colors, thick paint, clunky brushes and sponges and old X-acto knives on small piece of tile. I came up with what you see above. It didn’t take that long. I didn’t really try to come up with a title. It’s just art coming out because that’s what I do.
Chances are, if you’re reading this on a computer instead of a phone, you’ll see it bigger than the actual size it was painted in. I photographed it and white-balanced the photo afterward.
Reminds me of a early-1960s Jazz album cover or something.
To see it bigger try clicking HERE.
Meanwhile, Monday at 2 PM on The AIR, we offer up a brand-new episode of Psychedelic Shack, followed at 3 PM by a brand-new episode 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.
We do have playlists for our Monday shows this week. Nigel Pye provides us with a Psychedelic Shack that he says has some “long groovy tunes” among it’s hour of mind-expanding jams. Check out the playlist…
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Fox “Madame Magical”
The Jarvis Street Revue “Sally’s Hymn”
Hotlegs “Neanderthal Man”
Godley & Creme “Virgin Soldiers”
The Mads “Rock & Roll Woman”
String Driven Thing “River of Sleep”
Action & Tension & Space “Chromosones”
The Temptations “Love Can Be Anything”
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.
Herman Linte tells me that Prognosis is neatly divided, with the first hour full of newly-released Progressive rock tunes (including a song from The Settlement, from Huntington that he heard me playing on RFC), while the second hour is made up of prog-rock that has all been newly reissued or uncovered and released. Take a gander at this playlist…
Porcupine Tree “Chimera’s Wreck”
Arthur Brown “Once I Had Illusions Parts 1&2”
Alan Parsons “You Are The Light”
Ribbons of Euphoria “You Don’t Care”
Nobuo Uematsu “Battle Medley 4-6 from Final Fantasy”
The Settlement “Reason”
Mirage “The Emperor”
God Is An Astronaut “From Dust To The Beyond”
Hawkwind “Silver Machine (live, 1986)”
ASIA “Sole Survivor (live in Japan)”
Barclay James Harvest “Medicine Man (live)”
Frajboy & Runcible Spoon “Animal Song”
Frank Zappa “Dupree’s Paradise (live)”
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 the internal soundtrak of my brain, the music of Spike Jones on The Comedy Vault. Wednesday evening at 10 PM, we’ll have another new episode of The Comedy Vault starring Flight of the Conchords.
Then, at 9 PM we bring you an overnight marathon of five Prognosis episodes from the eleven weeks in 2018 where I filled in for Herman Linte while he was dealing with a serious health issue.