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You have the magic powers to make La La's dream a reality! Help Gabby La La make a music video for her super kawaii song "Nap Time!"

(don't forget to look at the updates!! there is a special video:)

The video I plan to create is a gift to you and to all of the world!  It’s my way of sharing but I cannot create the video on my own.  Since music videos are costly and require the talent of many people, I knew Kickstarter was the way to raise the funds for this art project.  I hope people visiting this project’s site will feel inspired to donate to the production of this music video. Thank you for taking the time to visit my Kickstarter campaign site and many thanks in advance for your support!

Gabby La La's music video for her original song, "Nap Time," will feature dance/karate battling inside a white light environment between Gabby La La and Mimi La La (her sister who appears as the bear in the video for "Alarm Clock").  In the video, the two girls fall into a nap trance and find themselves dancing into a frenzy where the parameters of reality are flipped upside down and all around! 

Using multiple projectors, we will create beautiful illusions by projecting images on people from the front and onto the walls from various other angles.  The plan is to build a cocoon type of environment on which will be projected many layers of abstract light and color.  Everyone is already working on the designs for the space and projection art content.  I would really like to create a prism ribbon effect with rainbow colors shooting through the walls of the light box and appearing all over the set and the white and silver costumes.  Kirsty McKenzie will be designing the costumes for this video.  The complexity and detail of these designs will depend largely on reaching our budgeting goal.  If we are able to go beyond the goal, I am hoping to have more costumes so that I can include some performances of my band "The Mushroom People." 

The video will be directed by famed video magician Mark Kohr.  Mark Kohr has worked with bands such as Primus, Green Day, and Cake to make beautifully creative and energetic music videos.  He also directed Gabby La La's first music video, "Alarm Clock". 

Your contributions to this project will go toward set design, props, costumes, lighting, equipment, editing, and promotion.

p.s. Kickstarter allows us to be "OVER" funded!  If I am supported beyond my goal of $5000 I plan to put the money toward recording a new album!!!  I have already written over half of the songs, they just need to be recorded!

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!!

Talented people who will be working on this project are Randy Wentzel, Mark Kohr, Aaron Kohr, Mimi La La, Kirsty McKenzie...YOU!

FAQ

  • A music video gives people of all ages, cultures and tastes the opportunity to experience new music. A music video is a great project to help bring my music and artistic ideas to the world --- with the intention of spreading joy and inspiring creativity in other people.

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  • I've been writing a lot of new songs that I would love to share with all of you. These songs are acoustic and sonically more along the lines of my first album. I've really been inspired by the energy that bands like Edwarde Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros create. More "sing-a-longs" and positive energy. In these songs, I think you'll find that there's more of me and how I've grown as a person and musician. If I am able to go beyond my goal, I will put the money towards recording these new songs with live musicians!

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  • Music Video is my new favorite art form. With the video for "Alarm Clock," I was able to express myself more completely than in a whole collection of songs. I am a very creative and visual person, and things like lighting, costumes, make up and movement are super important to me...I can't believe I didn't think of making a music video before!

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  • Doubling or tripling the goal would mean that you get a music video, a new album, more shows in more places with a full band, and hopefully more videos! Right now, when I get asked to play shows outside of California, I either have to go alone and play solo, or I have to say no. I would love to be able to share the full band experience with all of you. We have grown a lot as an ensemble and it would be so great if all of our friends, family and fans got to experience it:)

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  • Gabby La La plays a total of 6 instruments!
    1. SITAR
    2. UKULELE
    3. ACCORDION
    4. THEREMIN
    5. TOY PIANO
    6. SINGING

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  • I was in the habit of collecting records at garage sales and I came across the album "All Things Must Pass" by George Harrison. I heard a sound which I loved but I didn't know what it was. I asked my mom "what instrument is that?" and she told me that it was a sitar. She found out that the Ali Akbar College of Indian Music was located not far from where we lived and I began taking lessons. I was very fortunate to learn directly from Ali Akbar Khan.

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    entrance for you an a friend to the EXCLUSIVE SUPER DUPER GABBY LA LA THANK YOU VERY MUCH I LOVE YOU NAP TIME VIDEO DEBUT PARTY AND CONCERT! (plus the prize for $35 pledge)

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    Gabby La La Ukulele Covers Album! Gabby will be recording a special limited edition collection of her favorite songs by other artists! This album will only be available in actual cd form with original La La artwork through this project. (plus the other prize for $55 pledge level) p.s. if you already contributed $55 and you wish to receive this reward in addition to the tickets, please send me a message and I will make sure you get your copy!

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    Gabby La La's "Personal Pink Ukulele!" Small in size but with a big personality, this instrument has been a dear friend and also clever writing partner! (plus the prize for $55 pledge level)

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    "Green Dream" WIG! Yes, you could have the first wig I ever wore as Gabby La La! I purchased it in LA before a show at the Avalon. This was during the Colonel Claypool's Bucket of Bernie Brains tour:) Buckethead said that it looked really good and I should always always wear it. Now you can wear it! (plus the prize for $55 pledge level)

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    You get to hang out and assist on the set of the "Nap Time" video (plus the prize for $55 pledge level)

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    Gabby La La will write a song about you or the person/animal of your choice! This song will include your name plus any special information you specify! Imagine...a Gabby La La song written especially for you and about you! You will get an MP3 and if you choose, I will be happy to post it up on all of my social networks for you to share it with your friends! (plus the prize for $55 pledge level)

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    The Famous "Beaver Fever" Hat designed by Kirsty McKenzie! www.kirstymckenzie.com I have worn this particular hat in many a concert with Les Claypool and it appears in some awesome photographs as you can see on Kirsty's website:) (plus the prize for $55 pledge level)

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    Jam with Gabby La La and The Mushroom People on Gabby La La's Theremin at the EXCLUSIVE THANK YOU PARTY! (plus the prize for $55 pledge level)

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    Gabby La La will create a unique and personalized craft item for you based on imagination and reality- Gabby will consult with you on the perfect thing for you! This makes a wonderful birthday or anniversary gift.... (plus the prize for $55 pledge level)

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    Two Ukulele or Sitar lessons with Gabby La La... choose to learn the exercises La La does to stay in top form or even one of her songs! This is a very special opportunity to sit with Gabby, play some music, and ask her whatever you want:) (plus the prize for $55 pledge level)

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    Your name will appear in the special "THANK YOU" mention at the end of the video! (plus the prize for $55 pledge level)

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    Gabby and Mimi La La will host you, a friend, and all the $500 pledgers for a lovely picnic in Golden Gate Park (plus the prize for $55 pledge level)

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    Gabby La La and The Mushroom People will perform at your party within the state of CA (plus the prize for $55 pledge level and "Thank You" credits)

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    "Honorary Mushroom Person" You get all of the prizes up to the $1000 level! PLUS.... EXECUTIVE PRODUCER CREDIT!

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    Super Best Friend Forever and Honorary Mushroom Person! You have made it possible for Gabby La La to create an amazing music video! You get all of the prizes available to contributors of all levels! PLUS...you get 2 tickets to any or all Gabby La La performances for one year, you get to preview the "Nap Time" video before anyone else sees it, and you get EXECUTIVE PRODUCER CREDIT!

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