The Impossible Girl

The Sky is Calling.
New album June 21st, 2013

Famous on the Internet

An excerpt from my Medium essay: Famous on the Internet

Andy Warhol said, in the future everyone would be famous for 15 minutes.

I’m living in the future and fame is weirder than that.

Instead of 15 minutes worth of concentrated fame we’re getting the same amount of fame, but spread over a much longer time period. In the right light, from the right angle, some of us even look “famous.”

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It’s my birthday! I made my album a free download so if you don’t have it get it now. And tell all your friends!  FREE ALBUM DOWNLOAD January 18th-20th.

2013 was RAD!
 
I released my albumToured the US, and AustraliaRocked London and BerlinSpoke and performed at SXSWRelease two music videosWrote and released several singlesHad a spot on the planet Mars named after meDid a TEDx talk - watch it here…and much more…
All of this was made possible by you: coming to shows, buying my music, backing my Kickstarters, and being members of MISSION CONTROL.
Thank you!!!
I have a very ambitious list of things I want to create in 2014:3 albums, a short film, music videos, a book, tours, and more… So what I want for my birthday is for you to join MISSION CONTROL - my monthly subscription website. Membership starts at $5 a month and gets you access to private blogs, demo songs, sneak peeks at music videos and photos, discounts on merch, and more. Much more. MISSION CONTROL is the thing that keeps me afloat and creating, it is my lifeline and the reason I can keep releasing new music. I’m in Melbourne right now, writing up a storm of new music. All the demos and blogs about the process will be posted on MISSION CONTROL.Check it out, join up, make me possible. xxKtwitter.com/kimboekbinderfacebook.com/kimboekbindermusicinstagram.com/impossiblegirlwww.theimpossiblegirl.comTop photo by the wonderful Aurore de Blois (see more from this series in MISSION CONTROL)

It’s my birthday! I made my album a free download so if you don’t have it get it now. And tell all your friends!  FREE ALBUM DOWNLOAD January 18th-20th.

2013 was RAD!

 

I released my album
Toured the US, and Australia
Rocked London and Berlin
Spoke and performed at SXSW
Release two music videos
Wrote and released several singles
Had a spot on the planet Mars named after me
Did a TEDx talk - watch it here

…and much more…


All of this was made possible by you: coming to shows, buying my music, backing my Kickstarters, and being members of MISSION CONTROL.

Thank you!!!


I have a very ambitious list of things I want to create in 2014:

3 albums, a short film, music videos, a book, tours, and more… 

So what I want for my birthday is for you to join MISSION CONTROL - my monthly subscription website. Membership starts at $5 a month and gets you access to private blogs, demo songs, sneak peeks at music videos and photos, discounts on merch, and more. Much more. MISSION CONTROL is the thing that keeps me afloat and creating, it is my lifeline and the reason I can keep releasing new music. 

I’m in Melbourne right now, writing up a storm of new music. All the demos and blogs about the process will be posted on MISSION CONTROL.

Check it out, join up, make me possible. 

xxK

twitter.com/kimboekbinder
facebook.com/kimboekbindermusic
instagram.com/impossiblegirl
www.theimpossiblegirl.com

Top photo by the wonderful Aurore de Blois (see more from this series in MISSION CONTROL)

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Stellar Alchemist by The Impossible Girl AKA Kim Boekbinder

Not only is this song really, really good, it’s about stars being the crucibles of the elements that make up our bodies and our planet and everything else, and the science is on point (like how iron is the largest element a star can make until it explodes, and then we get stuff like gold).

Lyrics:

I’ll take two elements and fuse them at my core
As the pressure builds I’ll fuse more and more
Ever heavier the elements do grow
And I will spread them when I buckle and explode

I am a stellar alchemist, my heart is an iron fist
I am a stellar alchemist, my heart is an iron fist
It goes boom boom boom, it goes boom boom
It goes boom boom boom, it goes boom

And when I go you will get gold, you will get gold
And when I go you will get gold, you will get gold

Born in a nebula, a ball of burning hydrogen
The gravity of my embrace, keeping all the tension
Billions of years of the fiercest glow
A blinding shaft across the universe when I do explode

I am a stellar alchemist, my heart is an iron fist
I am a stellar alchemist, my heart is an iron fist
It goes boom boom boom, it goes boom boom
It goes boom boom boom, it goes boom

Oh, and did I mention that the beat is the oscillation of the star HR 3831 converted into sound?!

(via MadArtLab)

"Given the choice between two things I always choose all three." - me during my TEDx talk.

All art is a kind of confession, more or less oblique. All artists, if they are to survive, are forced, at last, to tell the whole story; to vomit the anguish up.

—James Baldwin (via authorsofcolor)

(via monaeltahawy)

The New Year is a Gift

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The New Year is a gift, a hint of possibilities, a whisper of a new, better version of myself. 

There are so many things we can’t control in life, things that will make a year hard: death, illness, accidents, weather. But there are things you can influence, change, take charge of, and for those things a New Year is a gift. A renewal. Without going back to the beginning you can start afresh, shake of the old and head into the fray with new energy. 

The new year is a gift, so instead of making resolutions I’m thinking of what I want to give this year. What I want to give the world, what I want to give my friends, what I want to give myself. 

Resolutions feel cold, impersonal, like things I should do but don’t really want to. Thinking of things I want to do as gifts makes me feel far more engaged. 

I’ve made a big list of what I want to accomplish this year, things that are important to me, big creative, ambitious projects to make and set free in the world. I’m calling 2014: The Year of Doing. And I am feeling a huge surge of excited energy as I enter this year, clean and happy and new.

From Cracked.com

#1. “Stellar Alchemist” 

Thousands of songs try to focus on the one thing that gives us all life and hope and warmth, but then screw up by thinking it’s “love.” Kim Boekbinder gets it right.

This isn’t analogy; this is absolutely a song about nucleosynthesis. Endlessly interchangeable romances make thousands of other songs sound identical, like the confessions of an army of cloned stalkers. (Hint: If you wonder why your “romantic” target won’t love you when you talk constantly about how much you want to have sex with her, that’s why.) But there are an infinity of other subjects no one has ever sung about, and Boekbinder chose the hottest one.

Kim Boekbinder, The Impossible Girl
Punching darkness and unoriginality in the face.

If you happen to get undertones of romance and loss from it, well, that’s you mapping emotions and feelings onto the unstoppable physical processes of the universe. You know, the same way you do by existing in matter.

Karl Weatherly/Photodisc/Getty Images
"I see what Rodin did there."

Using a truly interesting subject gives us some of the smartest lyrics ever sung: “My heart is an iron fist” and “When I go you will get gold.” Fusing smaller atoms into larger ones releases energy until you reach iron, after which point fusing into even larger atoms would cost energy, so the star can’t keep going. Instead it collapses and explodes, and there’s enough energy released in the explosion (just one of many amazing things stars do) to drive that heavy fusion, creating all the elements heavier than iron. All of them, everywhere, all of it, except a few atoms we made in particle accelerators. The zinc you need to see properly? The copper without which your body will poison itself? Stellar detonation corpse bits.

And the best bit is you don’t need to know any of that — it works as perfect pop without the astrophysics. It’s just even better with it.

Kim Boekbinder, The Impossible Girl

Checking the credits reveals “Sound of star HR3831 courtesy of NASA.” This is a musician so cosmic, she has rocket scientists acting as sound engineers, recording the universe as a backup singer.

This isn’t just a great song, it’s brilliance brought about by the Internet. With Kickstarter support for the album, and then the tour, you’ve got someone building a music career — and appearing in cities all over the world — as a fully independent artist. No recording labels, no executive overview, no albums released according to a marketing schedule instead of creative impulses, no buffing off the interesting edges to reach the largest market possible. This is what can happen to music when you remove the corporate filters. Boekbinder, aka the Impossible Girl, has a whole album of this stuff. The Sky Is Calling is pop with brains and only $5 for a digital download.

The Internet, direct sales, and social media support enable a bit of local intensity to draw in thousands more little bits from all around until it can ignite into a shining beacon others can bask in. Which reminds me of something.

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"Real subtle, and I’m saying that as a nuclear reactor 1 billion meters across."



Read more: http://www.cracked.com/blog/the-5-best-songs-hiding-youtube-part-2_p2/#ixzz2mAt8LTZM

Written by Luke McKinney