This week’s art is a small study for a possible Hopperesque canvas sometime when I hit the lottery and can spend all my time painting. It’s a small pastel crayon (with some acrylic) piece depicting a composite of about five houses I glimpsed from the L in Chicago. This sloppy little doodle was done on the back of an oversized index card.

I noticed that, every once in a while, a bright white house would be plopped down amid all the other colors of domiciles that you see whilst riding the happy rails. It seemed interesting enough to try to capture.

If I decide to go full-tilt Hopper on this one, it’ll need loads of tightening up. This was basically just a proof of concept of the composition. I’m not sure I’m happy with the colors. It’s got elements of several photos I took while riding the Brown Line, but there was one major inspiration. The finished piece will probably diverge from that one more.

To see this one bigger try clicking HERE.

Over in radioland, Monday at 2 PM on The AIR, we bring you a classic episode of Psychedelic Shack, and then at 3 PM a classic 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.

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 the genius of Jack Benny on last week’s episode of The Comedy Vault.

Tonight at 9 PM the Monday Marathon presents ten hours of Halloween episodes of our music specialty programs. Heck, if you go to Cracker Barrel or Big Lots it’s Halloween season anyway, so why not go with the flow?