…running away with me

(1)

One night when Harry was five, he lapsed into the unhurried
sleep of the child and had a dream.

A battalion of gorgeously mutilated angels gathered
around Harry and sang in unison:

“He’s done it to you again!”

“Done what?” asked Harry.

But that was the end of the dream.

For the rest of his life, Harry had variations of this dream.

In one dream, Harry is an angel taunting the child, Harry.

Thus from the age of five, Harry began a hunt for God and to
his dismay, Harry found him everywhere.

(c) Rob Goldstein 1992
Image (c) Rob Goldstein 2014

Market Street at 3AM

Market Street at 3AM

Two quarts and a five,

splashes of

of

yellow & red,

glass shatters,

a speed freak
on crutches,

and the barefoot
drag queen

shouts

KA-POW!

“EEZEEE STORAGE”

“immediate move in”

You can Fail but you can’t Flop

as the last drunk

staggers onto the bus.

(c) Rob Goldstein 1984-2018

revised June 13, 2018

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

 

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