Lulu and Valentino dance in a Pittura Metafisica, by Rob Goldstein
Hey there, Sheiks and Shebas! Welcome back to Jazz Age Wednesdays. You already know I’m being a pantser as I write this story — flying by the seat of my pants, not planning anything. All the details, major and minor are triggered by the sets of things from Rob Goldstein, who creates the gorgeous images and videos for this series. (Click herefor Rob’s entire collection of videos.)
Today I’m featuring music from the Jazz Age. There are videos for songs mentioned in this chapter from YouTube as well as some from Rob. I’m giving you those music breaks since this episode is about 2,000 words in length. That will help you save your place if you don’t have time. If you don’t like long posts — you’ve been warned.
Hello, everyone! No, you’re not confused — this is not Wednesday. However, my Saturday post this week looks a lot like Jazz Age Wednesdays. Rob Goldstein and I have been having so much fun with the diesel-punk series, Hullaba Lulu, that it’s hard to believe the first chapter premiered March 21st. So I thought I’d use my weekend post to write a chapter that’s sort of a review.
I’m using one item from the next set of “three things” that Rob sent to drive the story. So I’ll call this Chapter 9.1. My quirky image above has some hints about what’s to come in the future. That said…
… All aboard!
Valentino and Angel-bots in the train’s control room, by Rob Goldstein
The engine gave a steady pulse that seemed to underlie everything. It reminded…
A quick explanation of the video: I was intrigued with the idea of the danger of entering the world of a painting in Chapter Eight of Hullaba Lulu. So, I played with it by importing a few public domain copies of the Pittura Metafisica paintings of de Chirico and Arnaldo dell’Ira.
I chose “Piazza d’Italia,”by Arnaldo dell’Ira, 1934, as the backdrop and used a script to set it in motion, I prefer to use dynamic backdrops.
The audio is an excerpt from ‘Glad Rag Doll’ as performed in 1929 by the Rose Wood Orchestra.