Last week I brought you a painting that I’m really happy with. This week, not so much.

Technically, I was pleased with the recreation of a photo I took on the streets of Chicago in acrylic on cheap canvas board, but I wasn’t thrilled with the composition. I also thought my work on it was a little mechanical and didn’t really add much to the photo.

I sat it aside in the reject pile for a few weeks. Last week I picked it up and looked at it again, and decided to paint in one new detail, which I found mildly amusing, so now you get to see it. This one can be considered as a study for a larger painting that I’ll never bother doing. But it’s worth a chuckle, maybe.

To see it 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 2,000 Year Old Man on last week’s episode of The Comedy Vault.

Tonight at 9 PM the Monday Marathon presents ten hours of Herman Linte’s prog-rock showcase, Prognosis.

Also, for those of you who have read down this far, today is the 18th anniversary of PopCult. We started at The Charleston Gazette, as part of the Gazzblogs, and a few years ago we left the Gazette-Mail for a more stable platform. It’s been a wild trip and I thank you all for reading us for all those years. I’m not making a big deal out of this anniversary because we intend to keep going for quite some time.