It’s Christmas week, and we’re still in tree mode here at PopCult. What you see above is a high-detail digital painting over a screenshot from one of my security cameras. When we put up the tree this year, we had to unplug this camera, and when we plugged it back in the tree would have blocked its normal view, so we just sat it on top of a package under the tree while we made a quick trip out of town. When I checked the camera, I was struck by the composition of the image, and decided to grab it and email it to myself. I colorized a few of the boxes in the shot, but I loved the way the ornament from Christkindlmarket looked from that angle, so it’s mostly as is.
Then I went over the image in digital paints to cover up the jpg artifacts and make it look more artsy. And there you have it. I made sure our housesitter wasn’t freaked out because we had cameras hooked up. You should always do that, unless you don’t trust your housesitter, in which case you might want to reconsider going on a trip.
If you want to see this digital painting a bit bigger, just click on it.
Meanwhile, Monday at 2 PM on The AIR, we bring you a recent episode of Psychedelic Shack, followed at 3 PM by the special Christmas episode 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.
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.
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.
Our AIR Holiday Programming begins today with Prognosis, and will fill up most of the schedule all week long. We’ll have a new Radio Free Charleston Christmas episode tomorrow.
At 5 PM, our holiday programming kicks off with a special overnight marathon.