This week our art is a pastel crayon drawing of a Pagoda Gazebo that I photographed in Chicago’s Chinatown a few years ago.  Looking at the photo on the screen, I drew the above piece with some new pastel crayons that were a Christmas present.

After finishing the drawing, I scanned it, and then cleaned up some smudginess and tweaked the saturation digitally.  I did a pencil drawing of this same pagoda a few years ago, but even though my fingers were working better back then, I feel it needed color to really do justice to the real thing. This small piece on paper for pens was done to try to limber up my fingers, but they never did quite come back for this. Still, even with the MG, I was happy with it.

To see it bigger try clicking HERE

We had planned to bring you all-new programming on The AIR this week but since there were technical issues with the stream over the weekend I made the decision to delay them a week while the bugs get worked back out.  There will be a new RFC on Tuesday, but otherwise we’ll be in reruns all week. As of Monday morning, The AIR is back up and running, but just in case, I don’t want folks tuning in for a new show and finding dead air.

So, 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.

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.

At 8 PM you can hear part four of David Mitchell’s history of British comedy on an encore episode of Comedy Vault.

Tonight at 9 PM the Monday Marathon presents five classic episodes of Prognosis. That’s all depending on our hosts getting their streams up and running.