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We are trying to shoot an awesome video on super 8 film, it's for a love song called "Pimp Hand"...and we need your help.
69 backers pledged $3,330 to help bring this project to life.

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the rapper:

Hello my name is bleubird, I'm from Ft. Lauderdale, FL.  I've been making music and touring the world for the last ten years of my life.  Devoting my life to the pursuit of my passion, doing my best to entertain and inspire.  I have a  song called "Pimp Hand" produced by my good friends Astronautalis + Radical Face coming out on my new album "CANNONBALL!!!" on Fake Four Inc. in February 2012.

My friend Chris Hill of Digital Cypher Photography and I are attempting to shoot a video for this song. 

We share a vision...and it's AWESOME!

the photographer:

In a world of instant gratification, digital downloads, instagrams, and even movies shot on iphones...  We want to step back and create an organic moment in time.  Free from the 1's and 0's of the digital age.   A time when kung-fu and Curtis Mayfeild shared the same screen.  When action stars were judged by the size of their Afro. 

What we are attempting to achieve with the "Pimp Hand" video is a somewhat satirical homage to the funky, colorful era of 70's Blaxplotaiton.  To honor such great films and actors like Dolemite and Jim Kelly.   Walk in their platform shoes, put ourselves in their place.  Create like the greats such as Robert Clouse and Melvin Van Peebles.  To stay true all these greats which bleubird and I  have admired for so long, we completely threw out any thought or notion that we would do this in a digital format.  Although these digital cameras have made amazing leaps over the past few years, they still very often lack that one element that draws you in and keeps you wanting more.... they lack soul.  
Film itself is alive, organic, unapologetic... just like the song itself.
  This song has so much heart and soul to it, I feel it deserves to be presented as such.  That's why we decided to go with super 8 film.  To keep the raw gritty feeling that you get while watching such great 70's films .

  
We have put together a team of industry professionals with a resume entirely too long to list here.  They are all donating time and gear with open arms and excitement for this project.  
We have a vintage MINT CONDITION Canon 1014 xl-s camera that we had flown in from Germany.  It's waiting patiently to devour rolls upon rolls of film to create an unforgettable visual to a song that already stands on its own.   Regardless of it's decade.  We have reached out and had meetings via email and phone-calls with the same film house that JJ Abrams used for his film Super 8!  They are on board and excited to help make this vision a reality. 

So  what it all comes down to is, we need your help...  With the most modest of budgets, covering only film cost, wardrobe, and hopefully some food; we hope to make a video that is as rich in tone, color, and spirit as the artist himself.

HOW YOU CAN HELP:

1. Donate whatever dollar amount you can. No donation is too small! Kickstarter will allow us to raise far beyond the $3,000, but we have to reach AT LEAST our goal amount or else we get nothing, zero, zip, zilch. 

2. Facebook "LIKE" our kickstarter video.

3. GO TO MY FACEBOOK PAGE and "Like" that too

4. Tweet about our kickstarter video.

5. Embed our kickstarter video on your blog or website.

6. Email at least 10 people with our kickstarter video link.

7. Email Me (bleubird@gmail.com) if you have another good idea for how you can help!

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    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00

    Every little bit counts! Your name will be listed on my website[WWW.BLEUBIRD.ORG] under : "Awesome people who make it possible for me to continue this charade!"

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    Receive a digital download of the song "PIMP HAND" and your name will be listed on my website [WWW.BLEUBIRD.ORG] under "Awesome people who make it possible for me to continue this charade!"

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    Receive a digital download of the completed "PIMP HAND" music video in high definition, the song, PLUS a download of "bleubird's oddities, rarities, and curiosities MIX", AND the thank you.

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    Receive a digital download of the completed video+song, your name on my website[WWW.BLEUBIRD.ORG] under "Awesome people who make it possible for me to continue this charade!" AND a limited edition T-shirt printed exclusively for this project (sizes S-2XL).

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    The "Happy Happy Birthday" package. Receive the song, the video, the thank you, AND I will make you a personalized Youtube video singing Happy Birthday to you or someone of your choice.

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    "Player status" Receive the song, the video, the thank you, the t-shirt, AND your name will appear on the credits of the "Pimp Hand" video as "True Player Mega-pimp Benefactors" +you will receive a personal phone call from me telling you how Awesome you are for supporting!

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    "My very own baby-bird" Package. Be one of 5 to receive a mini plush version of me!! YES...a baby bleubird plush doll to hug and squeeze and punch and sleep with your cat. PLUS the downloads of the song and video,the PLAYER STATUS, AND the thank you on my website.

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    "#FREEEBIRD FL" Package. I will drive the Freeebird to your house.(within 350 miles of Ft.Lauderdale, FL) make you coffee, and play a private show for you and your friends.

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    The "Black Locust" Package. I will pack the FREEEBIRD full of Black Locust Society crew and come throw a party at your house including DJ's, cupcakes, live performances, balloons, and live screen printing!(within 350 miles of Ft.Lauderdale, FL)

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