This week I decided to revert back, just a little, to the style I was using in January as an homage to the work of Edward Hopper. However, this was mainly copying technique and execution. The composition and color balance show more of an influence of another of my artistic heroes, René Magritte.  The brightly-attired jogger adds just a hint of surrealism and takes the focus off the stately building (based on Matthew Laflin Memorial Building in Chicago, of which I had a few blurry reference photos, taken from a taxi), which would appear at first glance to be the point of the painting.

I just wanted to have a really impressive building to paint, only to have it upstaged by the colorful little jogger dude.

It was a bit of a visual joke.

This is another small-scale study-acrylic on illustration board, perhaps to be blown-up and painted on real canvas someday. If I ever get around to doing that.

If 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 scooped up another collection of amazing psychedelic rock, expanding your minds and your hearts with everything from The Turtles to Sean Lennon.

Check out the playlist for all the peace and love…

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The Turtles “She’s My Girl”
Donovan “Atlantis”
TNT “Love Of My Life”
Smash “Fail Safe”
The Petards “Flame Missing Light”
The Trip “Caronte (Part 1)”
Plum Nelly “The Demon”
Space Rock “Going Down The Road”
Tourists “I Need My Music”
Redd Kross “Pseudo-Intellectual”
Neil “Cosmic Jam”
Sean Lennon “Parachute”

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, Herman Linte’s Prognosis will bring us a two-hour dream concert, assembled from existing live recordings, where the giants of prog-rock perform their epic hits in one continuous fantasy jam session. You can pretend you’re present at an imaginary super bill of Progressive Rock legends.

Check out the playlist…

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Emerson Lake & Palmer “Karn Evil 9”
Genesis “Supper’s Ready”
King Crimson “Starless”
YES “Close To The Edge”
Jethro Tull “Aqualung”
Pink Floyd “Comfortably Numb”
ASIA “The Heat Goes On”

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 have tinkered somewhat with our schedule, shortening the Monday Marathon by an hour to make life easier for ourselves when it comes to putting together the weekly line-up. Now, every Monday at 8 PM we will bring you an episode of The Comedy Vault. I forgot to mention this, but we’ve been running new episodes of our comedy showcase for the last month, after only doing one new show in the previous four years.

Sorry about that.

Tonight at 8 PM you can hear an hour of classic tracks from the little-heard, latter-day National Lampoon comedy albums. Wednesday evening at 10 PM, we’ll have another new episode, featuring the stand-up comedy of Jim Jeffries.

Then, at 9 PM we bring you an overnight marathon of Sydney’s Big Electric Cat, providing you with five classic early episodes of our New Wave extravaganza, presented by Sydney Fileen and The Haversham Recording Institute.