This week we have a bit of an experiment. I created a simple vortex-like design on the computer, then printed it out, spray-adhesived it to a thin wood plank, and painted over it with acrylics. I was getting a little Van-Gogh-y here…or at least that’s what I was attempting.

I did this a few weeks ago, and it was finally dry enough to put in the scanner without glooping things up. I used to create digital designs like this all the time for PopCult, but I wanted to take a shot at transferring one to the real world. Once scanned, I did just a little digital cropping and color-balancing.

Originally I was going to call this “Vortex Ritter,” but it turns out I’d used that pun on a different piece more than ten years.  Instead I made it an inside-joke because, as all my firends know and complain about, I don’t text.

To see it bigger try clicking HERE.

Meanwhile, Monday at 2 PM on The AIR, we bring you new episodes of  Psychedelic Shack, and then at 3 PM 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 elsewhere on this page. I don’t have a playlist for either of today’s new shows from our friends at Haversham. It seems they’ve been really busy with some kind of big news story or something over in the UK for the past few weeks.

On Psychedelic Shack, Nigel Pye offers up an hour-long collection of the Psychedelic music of Mr. David Jones, released before he changed his last name to “Bowie” and altered his musical path., It wouldn’t be the first time Bowie shifted gears, but his pre-fame music is still pretty wild, and the spark of his creativity is on full display.

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.

On Prognosis, Herman Linte presents a two-hour career retrospective of the underrated virtuoso guitarist, Allan Holdsworth. You’ll hear music ranging from his first solo album in 1976, to music released in the years before he passed away in 2017.

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.

Tonight at 8 PM you can hear an hour of musical comedy from The Simpsons on The Comedy Vault. Wednesday evening at 10 PM, we’ll have another new episode of The Comedy Vault.

Then, at 9 PM we bring you an overnight marathon of Sydney Fileen’s New Wave extravaganza, Sydney’s Big Electric Cat.