Jazz Age Wednesdays ― Hullaba Lulu 8

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Welcome back to Jazz Age Wednesdays.  Today’s episode of Hullaba Lulu brings us to Chapter 8 of the series.  Rob Goldstein  is back with more gorgeous images and videos (Click herefor the entire collection of videos.)  

A glimpse into my writing process 

Even though this is a diesel-punk fantasy, I try to add some real world tidbits for you.  Lulu seems to like to dance.  Early on she did a bit of the Camel Walk.  This time she’s doing an American dance which was born in Harlem, New York City in 1928 — the Lindy Hop.

This chapter has a bonus fourth thing.  I really try to stay true to the three things as they are sent. “Pittura Metafisica” was supposed to be one of the Chapter 7 things (last week), not “Bubblegum.” However, the scene I imagined for that artsy term…

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She’s a Girlfriend of a Boyfriend of Mine

Hi folks!

I’ve had a busy week.

Two old friends from the 70’s and 80’s, men I thought had died,
came back into my life this week.

I have not seen either of them in over 20 years.

One of is a successful artist in Vancouver and the other
teaches writing here in San Francisco.

I’m also helping another friend prepare for a surgery, which means
going with her to pre-op appointments and caregiver classes, and
helping her to find a qualified person to aid her after the surgery.

My friend’s surgery is next Friday and my old friend who lives in
Vancouver arrives in San Francisco a few days later.

I did make time this week to work on the illustrations and a video
for Chapter 8 of Hullaba Lulu on Teagan’s Books.

I had fun making the video. I hope you like it too.

Rob

I used to call her pet names

Tell her she was divine

A staging of the Cotton Club of the 1920's with avatars doing the Lindy on the street
Doing the Lindy

But she turned out to be a

girlfriend

A staging of the Cotton Club of the 1920's with avatars posing in front of the club
That Lulu is a bearcat!

of a boyfriend

of mine

Virtual reality staging of a woman on a Ferris wheel with the robot from metropolis in the foreground
A Girlfriend of a Boyfriend of Mine

Still Life with Giorgio de Chirico

It’s Jazz Wednesday’s on Teagan’s Books and
time for another episode of Hulaba Lulu.

Lulu stands at the nexus of Pittura Metafisica
and Metropolis.

 

A Female avatar in 20's attire stands in front of paintings by Giorgio de Chirico and the Robots of Metropolis
The Nexus of Pittura Metafisica and Metropolis.


Pittura Metafisica is one of the words Teagan must
use in the writing of Hulaba Lulu.

For Chapter Seven’s illustrations, I used some of the ideas
of proponents of Pittura Metafisica, such as a dreamlike
juxtaposition of incongruous objects and a disquieting air
of mystery, though I hope my images are more humorous
than disquieting.

 

 

Please enjoy this week’s video and check out Chapter Seven
of Hullaba Lulu!

 

Singin’ in the Bathtub

 

Illustraton staged in Virtual Reality to illustrate Hullab Lulu, image depictts and avatar in a bubble bath bathtub while a robot holds her towel
Singing through the soap suds

Yesterday was Jazz Wednesdays on Teagan’s Books.

Check out Hullaba Lulu and enjoy this short excerpt
from the 1929 danced song, ‘Singin’ in the Bathtub,
performed by Scrappy Landers, written by Michael H.
Cleary.

I’m still dealing with problems keeping me away from my blog.

To my amazing followers, please accept my apologies.

In the meantime:

Illustraton staged in Virtual Reality to illustrate Hullab Lulu, image depictts and avatar in a bathtub while a robot holds her towel
While Singing in the tub

I can yodel opera
Even while i scrub
Everybody’s happy
While singing in the tub

Graphics and Video by Rob Goldstein
Singin’ in the Bathtub
1929 by Michael H. Cleary