Jazz Age Wednesdays ― Hullaba Lulu 9.3

It’s Jazz Age Wednesdays on Teagan’s Books and this week’s episode is a doozy!

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Featured Image -- 23201Lulu 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.

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Hullaba Lulu, The Shanghai Shuffle

Today is Jazz Wednesday on Teagan’s Books which means a new
episode of Hullaba Lulu.

When Teagan closed her last recap, everyone including the bots
was happily en-route to the Cotton Club in New York.

A photograph staged in VR to illustrate the Cotton Club of the 1920's
Lulu’s Gang at the Cotton Club

But while they’re at the club, stuff happens.

I’m not gonna say what happens, but what if Valentino’s train rolls through the club and sweeps everyone up in a roiling vortex?

I’m not saying that’s what happens, but what if?

A photograph staged in VR to illustrate a train passing through the wall of the Cotton Club
The Train is a Vortex

I used an excerpt from the 1924  ‘Shanghai Shuffle’ by Fletcher Henderson and
his Orchestra.

 

Click here for Chapter 9.2 of Hullaba Lulu

Graphics (c) Rob Goldstein 2018
‘Shanghai Shuffle’ by Fletcher Henderson and his Orchestra.
‘Hullaba Lulu (c) 2018

 

Weekend Extra – Hullaba Lulu 9.1 – a Recap

Your train has arrived: Hullaba Lulu – Chapter 9.1

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Saturday, June 2 2018

Sphinx Tesla TowerImage by Teagan Geneviene

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!

Hullaba Lulu

Chapter 9.1

Bolshies

Valentino Bots Green Metropolis 6Valentino 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…

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Poor Little Glad Rag Doll

Teagan and I are on a break from Hullaba Lulu this week.

We both have busy weeks; I have a friend in surgery
today and a guest arrives from Vancouver next week.

Then there is the effect of the Trump administration
on my Illness and its symptoms.

That’s a discussion I take up in my next post.

If you are an adult child of a pathological narcissist and you are not
affected by the diseased behavior of the Trump administration,
you’re still in denial.

Lucky you!  🙂

A staged photograph of the charactrer of Valentino with the wings of an Angel
Some Angels

In the meantime, here is a link to some angels on Teagan’s books.

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.

 

Piazza_d'Italia by Arnaldo_Dell'Ira - a surreal town square in red

The audio is an excerpt from ‘Glad Rag Doll’ as performed in 1929 by the
Rose  Wood Orchestra.  

You can get a copy at the Internet Archives.

Thanks for visiting.

All images unless otherwise stated are (c) Rob Goldstein 2018