A friend of mine was recently in Washington DC, and posted photos of a Metro station there. It reminded me how cool I thought they looked, with the curved and contoured ceilings, so I dug up some old reference photos of a Metro Station from my first trip to our nation’s Capitol, some ten years ago, and tried my hand at some faux Impasto, using some really cheap and lumpy acrylics I had laying around. The combination of cheap paint, wonky fingers from Myasthenia Gravis, and the need to slip a piece of clear plastic between the still-wet art and the scanner gave the finished piece more of a smooshed quality than I’d hoped for, but it still came out sort of accidentally impressionistic, so I’m posting it here.

If you want to see it bigger, just click on the image.

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.

At 2 PM, Nigel Pye’s new Psychedelic Shack includes the following songs:

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Eric Burdon & War “Spill The Wine”
CSN & Y “Woodstock”
The Moody Blues “Legend of a Mind”
Gratefu Dead “Dark Star”
Love “Alone Again Or”
The Who “I Can See For Miles”
Traffic “Dear Mr. Fantasy”
Oingo Boingo “Lost Like This”
Mamas and Poppas “Happy Together”
Donovan “Jennifer Juniper”
Janis Joplin “To Love Somebody”
Jimi Hendrix “Manic Depression”
Neil “Hole In My Shoe”
The Rutles Let’s Be Natural”

Psychedelic Shack can now 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.

At 3 PM, Herman Linte offers up a new Prognosis, which spends it’s first hour bringing us tracks from new Prog-Rock releases and then devotes the second hour to 1970’s classics, including Rick Wakeman’s Journey To The Center of the Earth.

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Strawbs “Judgement Day”
Cirkus “The Lure of Santa Monica”
Django Django “Spirals”
Mars Volta “Take The Veil Cerpin Text”
Jean-Michel Jarre “Amazonia Pt. 2”
YES “To The Moment”
Liquid Tension Experiment “The Passage of Time”
Jethro Tull “Minstrel In the Gallery”
Rick Wakeman “Journey To The Center of the Earth”
PFM “Paper Charms”

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 7 PM, stick around for a 12-hour marathon of New Wave Music with Sydney’s Big Electric Cat.