I wanted to link this week’s Hullaba Lulu video to San Francisco’s Pride Week so I used an excerpt from a 1929 Dorsey Brothers cover of ‘Am I Blue’ sung by Irving Kaufman.
It’s an unusual cover for 1929 and you’ll know why I chose it when you hear the song.
Sunday the 26th is Pride Day in San Francisco.
A couple of friends have remarked on how weird it feels to celebrate Pride
while the Trump Administration kidnaps children for reasons too horrific
Here’s what I think: when the opposition doesn’t show up, the bullies win.
Happy Pride Month everyone and be sure to check out this week’s episode of Hullaba Lulu on Teagan’s Books.
‘Am I Blue’ The Dorsey Brothers with Irving Kaufman
Illustrations and Video (c) Rob Goldstein 2018
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