With Inktober behind us, I decided to do a small, colorful painting. This is inspired by one of the shots I took last week on our leaf-peeping trip. I did this painting of a colorful tree that we saw in the shopping center just South of Bridgeport. Since I was using acrylics on a cheap flat canvas panel, I was able to ramp up the colors to be more autumnal, and more in line with what the fall leaves look like…well, right about now. Get out and look at the real world leaves if you can. They’re more impressive than this.

I actually speed-dried this with a hair-dryer and then scanned it, and it’s cropped a bit to cut out my sloppy edges.

If you want to see it a bit bigger, just click on it.

Remember to check PopCult for the first installment of The 2021 PopCult Gift Guide, going live sometime before noon.  Monday’s entry will include five toy-related gift ideas.

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.

At 2 PM Nigel Pye has a trippy party with the latest episode of  Psychedelic Shack! It’s an entire hour filled with lesser-known music from the golden age of Psychedelic Rock including an opening track by West Virginia’s own legendary Mind Garage (supplied to Nigel by yours truly).

Check out this playlist…

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Mind Garage “Ruby Rose”
Friends “Mythological Sunday”
Rupert’s People “Dream On My Mind”
Dr. West’s Medicine Show “Jigsaw”
Chocolate Frog “Butchers & Bakers”
I Luv Wight “Let The World Wash”
New Formula “Stay Indoors”
Jigsaw “Tumblin'”
Gentle Power of Song “Constant Penelope”
The Glass Menagerie “Have You Forgotten”
The Attack “Neville Thumbcatch”
The Berkley Kites “Alice In Wonderland”
Fruit Machine “I Am Alone Today”
Crocheted Doughnut Ring “Two Little Ladies”
Rokes “Works of Bartholemew”
State of Mickey & Tommy “I Know What I Would Do”

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, loaded with two hours of  brand-new prog-rock, all released over the last couple of months. The show opens with a Dream Theater track that was just released less than two weeks ago.

Check out the playlist…

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Dream Theater “The Alien”
YES “Damaged World”
CYAN “The Sorcerer”
Kyros “Where’s My Thing”
Rachel Flowers “Take Me Away”
Britt Hooten “Celestial Rain”
Steve Hackett “Relaxation Music For Sharks”
Joe Bonamassa “Time Clocks”
Viriditas “State of the Art”
Panoply “Manifesto”
J Crist “Count To Three”
Gerard Smith “Breathe”
The Quiet Life Project “Black and White”
Puppeteer “Ripples”

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, stick around for an 11-hour final dip into this year’s special Halloween programming, beginning with the Oingo Boingo Halloween Farewell concert from 1995.