Bounce To This

Y’all know how much I love bounce from my post on what I wore to the Ricky B and Partners n’ Crime Show. Now it’s time to show some real love and support with Miss Malaprop and her boyfriend, who is attempting to film Katey Red’s first ever video. I’ll let Mallory take it from here.

I spent Saturday helping my boyfriend David out on the set of filming Katey Red’s 1st ever music video. Katey Red is a local bounce legend, and while she’s been on the New Orleans bounce scene for over 10 years, she has yet to have her own music video. David first got into bounce music when he saw Katey Red, Big Freedia and other local rappers perform at Voodoo Fest a couple of years ago. Since then he’s been obsessed with the idea of making a bounce music video.
Our friend and local music columnist Alison Fensterstock described in the Gambit:
“In 1999, Katey Red — the transsexual rapper from the Melpomene Projects — definitively stepped — with a size-12, well-pedicured foot — onto the scene with her first release on Take Fo Records, Melpomene Block Party. A decade later, Katey’s presence has not only endured, it’s grown, spawning a clutch of sissy rappers who’ve followed her lead to create a popular and fascinating subculture within the bounce world.”
Saturday was just Day 1 of filming. There is still at least one full day of shooting left, and we really need all the help we can get to complete this thing. Katey has a role in the second season of HBO’s Treme, and David wants to make Katey’s first music video super professional looking, with hopes that producer David Simon might see it. (And maybe, maybe *fingers crossed* might think it’s good enough to air on HBO when Treme airs.)
David set up a Kickstarter campaign where you can donate. Depending on your pledge level, you can receive free admission to the premiere of the music video and a sneak peek of the video before it’s released to the general public, or even the chance to be a featured extra in the next Katey Red music video. Every little bit helps, as they have a LOT of equipment, location, and other production costs to cover. Even a $10 or $25 donation could really help us out. You can pledge your donation HERE. If we don’t meet the goal of $2,500, your credit card doesn’t get charged. (And if we don’t reach the goal of $2,500, the music video may not be completed.)
PLEASE, even if you can’t afford to donate, I would really, really appreciate it if you could help spread the word about this project. It would mean a lot to me, personally, and I know it would mean a lot to a whole bunch of folks here in town. The deadline is this Sunday, January 30, so we really need your support! Here is the shortened link to help spread the word: http://tinyurl.com/kateyred
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