This week we present our artistic kick-start with a high-detail digital painting based on a composite of several photos I took out of the hotel window on our trip to Chicago last July. This is a view looking East down the Northern part of The Loop, the famed “L” platform train that encircles and gives its name to the downtown area. This is another one of those digital paintings that I spend several hours working on, only to have the end result look like something you’d get with an Instagram filter. I must point out that was supposed to look more involved than that.

I hadn’t gone with the high-detail look for a while, so I wanted to make sure I didn’t forget how.

If you wish, you can click this image to see it bigger.

Meanwhile, over in radio-land, Monday on The AIR, our Monday Marathon presents eight hours of Nigel Pye’s Psychedelic Shack beginning at 7 AM. This hour of trippy music normally comes to you each Tuesday at 2 PM, with lots of replays through the week. Nigel tells us to expect a new episode this week. Likewise, Herman Linte has told us to expect a new episode of Prognosis at 3 PM Monday, this time devoted to the legendary underground Prog band, Gong. As I write this, we have not received our expected transmission of The Haversham Recording Institute, so it’s possible the crew may have been waylaid once again by the coverage of their extended Parlimentary crisis, but we’ll hold out hope as long as possible.

You can listen to The AIR at the website, or on this embedded radio player…