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
Two quarts and a five,
yellow & red,
a speed freak
on crutches, and the barefoot
drag queen shouts
“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
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.
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?
The Train is a Vortex
I used an excerpt from the 1924 ‘Shanghai Shuffle’ by
F and letcher Henderson
Graphics (c) Rob Goldstein 2018
‘Shanghai Shuffle’ by F letcher Henderson and his Orchestra.
‘Hullaba Lulu (c) 2018
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! 🙂
In the meantime, here is a link to some angels on
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.
You can get a copy at the
Thanks for visiting.
All images unless otherwise stated are (c) Rob Goldstein 2018