Our art this week is a detailed pencil drawing (using the trusty Blackwing Palamino) on paper for pens. It was drawn over the course of a week, and is just an exercise in playing with textures.

Basically, I used a ruler to draw angled boxes with White-Out, then filled them in with the goal of making it look like pavement or marbled tile…or a cross between the two.

I used a little White-Out after the fact to add more fake detail to the drawing and to pop part of the seams. This was just me playing with textures and light and shadow and putting in more effort than thought.

It was a long week.

To see it bigger try clicking HERE.

Over in radioland, Monday at 2 PM and 3 PM on The AIR, we bring you brand-new episodes of both Psychedelic Shack  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.

Unfortunately, as I write this, I have, once again, not received the playlist info for the programs, or the programs themselves. Herman tells me that Prognosis brings us highlights of a new boxed set devoted to Emerson Lake and Powell (not Palmer), while Nigel Pye says that Psychedelic Shack opens with Traffic, and then continues with “really trippy music, man.”

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. All times listed are Eastern, so if you’re in another timezone, adjust accordingly.

At 8 PM you can hear an hour of musical numbers from The Simpsons, on a recent episode of The Comedy Vault. This is a replay of the show we ran last Wednesday and is not a commentary on any recently-deceased murderers who can’t sue us for calling them that now that they’re dead.

Tonight at 9 PM the Monday Marathon it’s time to boogie all night with ten hours of randomly-chosen episodes of our music specialty shows, because it’s tax day…why stress out over anything else?