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Monday Morning Art: The Hotel At Sunset

 

This week I’m back from vacation and above you see a painting inspired by one of the many sights I took in on our trip. It’s a Hopperesque painting of the back porch/deck/patio of the Hotel where ToyLanta took place, and to be honest, it’s really sloppy. This is a small-scale study, acrylic on cheap canvas board, and it’s the first time I tried painting in over two weeks. I’m not happy with my line control, but I wanted to get the basic image down while it was fresh in my mind.

I’m going to need to get back in practice before I transfer this to a larger canvas. I am extremely happy with the paint-mixing, though.  I wanted to give the impression of a nearly-monochromatic image, while actually employing a rather large number of individually mixed colors. There are over fifty different shades in play here.

I probably should’ve spent more time on my line work than on the paint mixing, but that’s where my passion lay with this one.

If you want to see this one a bit bigger, just click on it.

Meanwhile, Monday at 2 PM on The AIR, we bring you a new episode of  Psychedelic Shack, followed at 3 PM by a 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 right here…

Nigel Pye has assembled a tribute to the Temptations, whose psychedelic soul not only influenced tons of musicians like Prince and George Clinton, but who also wrote the classic tune that gave Nigel the title for his show.  This week’s Psychedelic Shack opens with its namesake tune, and presents a full hour of the early 1970s mind-expanding soul of The Temptations.

Check out the playlist for all the peace and love…

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The Temptations Psychedelic Soul

“Psychedelic Shack (long version)”
“Runaway Child Running Wild”
“Take A Stroll Through Your Mind”
“Smiling Faces Sometimes”
“Masterpiece”
“1990”
“Superstar”

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.

Following that hour of soulful Psychedelic joy, at 3 PM Herman Linte’s Prognosis will bring us two-hours of Genesis, featuring Phil Collins as their lead singer.  In an email, Herman explained, “I recently had the pleasure of seeing Genesis on their farewell tour, and it struck me that people have overlooked how, following the departure of Peter Gabriel, Genesis maintained their progressive rock credentials, despite also managing to have commercial success and hit singles. I decided to assembled a post-Gabriel Genesis mixtape to show that the band remained true to their progressive roots, up their last studio album.”

It’s a killer show, loaded with terrific prog-rock that many people have overlooked.

Check out the playlist…

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post-Gabriel Genesis

“Dance On The Volcano”
“Ripples”
“Mad Man Moon”
“One For The Vine”
“All In A Mouse’s Night”
“Burning Rope”
“Deep In The Motherlode”
“Who Dunnit”
“Trick Of The Tail”
“Squonk”
“Duke’s Travels”
“Dukes End”
“Misunderstanding”
“Dodo, Lurker”
“Mama”
“Tonight, Tonight, Tonight”
“Land of Confusion”
“Dreaming While You Sleep”

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, we bring you an episode of The Comedy Vault filled with an hour of classic tracks by The Bonzo Dog Band.  Wednesday evening at 10 PM, we’ll have another new episodeof our comedy showcase, but I haven’t produced it yet, so I can’t tell you what’s in it.

Then, at 9 PM we bring you an overnight marathon of Curtain Call, providing you with ten recent episode of Mel Larch’s showcase of the best of Musical Theatre.

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