This week’s art is a digital psychedelic distortion of the Panucci-Larch Christmas tree (my contributions were mainly bringing it down from the attic). After a few weeks of real-world art, I decided to slack off and give my fingers a rest, and just push stuff around with the mouse this week.

Look for a full-blown photo essay of our tree later this week.

If you want to see this thing 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 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 went above and beyond this week. He had already put together and finished an entire hour of wild experimental and Psychedelic music by The Monkees.  When word came down that Mike Nesmith had passed away, he asked me to scrap that episode so he could redo his introduction. I was able to download the updated version Sunday afternoon, and that is what you’ll hear today.

It’s a full hour of music by the band that Nigel says, did more to make Psychedelic Rock a mainstream phenomenon than any band, save The Beatles. He also promises that this hour contains no major hits by The Monkeees, and you can see for yourself with this playlist…

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The Monkees
“Porpoise Song”
“Can You Dig It”
“As We Go Along”
“Carlisle Wheeling”
“Dream World”
“Auntie’s Municipal Court”
“Writing Wrongs”
“Goin’ Down”
“Star Collector”
“Randy Scouse Git, East Virginia”
“Shades of Gray”
“Mr. Webster”
“Through The Looking Glass”
“Angel Band”

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 instrumental Progressive Rock, with a big chunk of the first hour devoted to Tubular Bells by Mike Oldfield. Check out this largely wordless playlist…

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Frank Zappa “G Spot Tornado”
Mike Oldfield “Tubular Bells”
ASIA “Bolero (live)”
Keith Emerson Band “Finale”
ELO “In The Hall of the Mountain King”
ELP “Fanfare For The Common Man (live)”
Cyan “Snowbound”
Vangelis “Juno’s Quiet Determination”
King Crimson “Formentara Lady”
Camel “Ice”
Rick Wakeman “Pavonis Mons”
Van Der Graaf Generator “Theme 1”

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 Nigel Pye, with more of the best of Psychedlic Shack.