This week our art is a bit compromised by an AC failure. This is a quick watercolor and acrylic study of the sky, which I hadn’t really intended to use here, but since it’s over 80 degrees in my office/studio, and high temps aggravate my Myasthenia Gravis….well, beggars can’t be choosers.

This was done in watercolor on airbrush paper a few weeks ago, then abandoned because I didn’t think it looked like much of anything.  The shocking white highlights were done in acrylic a day or so later, and then I abandoned it again. I’m not often happy with my attempts to paint clouds. Your milage may vary.

If, for some reason,  you want to see this one a bit bigger, just click on it.

Meanwhile, Monday at 2 PM on The AIR, we bring you a new episode of  Psychedelic Shack, followed at 3 PM by a 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 assembled a particular swell edition of Psychedelic Shack, which, for the second week in a row, I cannot describe to you because I’m writing this before I receive it through the internets. There’s no holiday excuse this week. I’m just rushing through these notes quick so I can go back to my basement where the temperature is livable. I think he’s opening this one with The 13th Floor Elevators.

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.

Following that hour of  Psychedelic joy, at 3 PM Herman Linte’s Prognosis will bring us two-hours of the underrated prog-rock supergroup, UK, performing live. UK was, for most of this live special, Eddie Jobson, Terry Bozzio and the late John Wetton. Near the end of the program Herman has dropped in a few live cuts that feature the original line-up of Jobson, Wetton, Bill Bruford and Allan Holdsworth.

I’m not running the playlist for this one because…I’m melting while I type this.

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, we bring you an episode of The Comedy Vault filled with an hour of Shakesperian comedy from Firesign Theater.  Wednesday evening at 10 PM, we’ll have another new episode of our comedy showcase, this time bringing you an hour of rare material from Rik Mayall.

Then, at 9 PM we bring you an overnight marathon of Beatles Blast, 21 days ago we missed the 58th anniversary of the day the Fab Four held the top five spot on the Hot 100 singles chart, so we’re running a marathon of recents shows now. Better late than never!