Okay, I’m still doing NYC-inspired art this week. Not gonna apolgize for it, either.

This week’s art is not any kind of a political statement, which a reasonable person could suspect, given the title.

What you see above is a high-detail pencil sketch on heavy-duty watercolor paper, which I worked on for weeks. I began with a pencil, then went over with an ink wash and even used some wax pencil and white acrylic paint until I got it looking exactly how I wanted it to look.

Then, when I went to remove it from my watercolor pad so I could scan it, It got stuck and I wound up tearing the lower left corner off the piece. Feeling disgusted, I scanned it as two pieces and then digitally pasted them together…rather sloppily.

I’m still quite happy with the way it came out on the page, but I’m angry at myself for not having enough control over my fingers to perform the simple task of removing it from a pad of paper.

To see it bigger try clicking HERE.

Over in radioland, Monday at 2 PM on The AIR, we bring you a brand-new episode of Psychedelic Shack, and then at 3 PM a brand-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 elsewhere on this page.

The problem is, I don’t have full playlists for either show. I’m working on an early deadline, while our friends at Haversham will be getting the shows to me late Sunday evening. I do know that Herman Linte will present Rick Wakeman’s Journey To The Centre Of The Earth, and it’s 25-years-later sequel, Return To The Centre Of The Earth. Nigel Pye says to expect his usual assortment of trippy, mind-expanding music.

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.

At 8 PM you can hear an hour of classic insanity from The Goon Show on The Comedy Vault.

Tonight at 9 PM the Monday Marathon presents ten hours of classic episodes of Sydney’s Big Electric Cat.