It occurs to me that in the 16-plus years that I’ve been posting my art here in PopCult, I’ve never done a still life of fruit. With my Myasthenia Gravis subsiding over the last few days, I decided to pull out a cheap canvas board and my acrylics, and take a shot at painting one. Using a few photos I took in a grocery store in Chicago a while back for reference, this is a collection of Jackfruit, Mangoes and Pineapples.

In case you’re wondering, those big scrotal-looking things are jackfruit. I have no idea what the hell you’re supposed to do with them.

Once scanned, I cropped the panting because my margins are still sloppy.

So, I’ve done one of those now.  Maybe next week I can go through a blue period.

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

Later today we will be back with Day Eleven of The 2021 PopCult Gift Guide, and today we’re telling you about Christmas DVDs (and one Blu Ray).

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 didn’t give me a full playlist for this week’s new show, but he tells me the first cut is by  late 60’s proto-proggers, The Syn.

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 wonderments, Herman Linte will bring us two hours of Focus, recorded live on their 50th anniversary tour.

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 eleven hours of Mel Larch with Curtain Call.