Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The Impossible Girl - Chapter One

<a href="http://music.kimboekbinder.com/album/the-impossible-girl-chapter-one">Impossible Girl #1 by Kim Boekbinder</a>

Wow. Chapter one of the album is out in the world, being downloaded, listened to, talked about, loved. What a momentous, amazing thing. What an undertaking. And it's just the beginning! 

There is unique art for each track of the album. Chapter four features the amazing talents of: 




The videos are coming soon!


I decided to release the album in chapters because it is such a big project, so many songs, styles, so much art, so many video plans. I didn't want to release the full album, all 18 songs, and have them be lost amongst themselves. I want each song to have room to express itself without having to clamor for attention above the din of 17 siblings. Four songs at a time seemed like a much more listenable experience. Just enough to get excited about, but not so much that each one can't be fully enjoyed.

It also gives me more time to collect great art for each track, make fancy videos, and design a nice package for the physical CD.

It will be a constant stream of music, art, and videos!


When the album came out on Sunday I put a minimum price of $1 - but let people add more if they chose to. It was important to me to value my own work (and I do!) and also to honor those of you who pre-ordered the album by valuing your contributions and not just giving it all away for free.

Half way through the day I decided that I would see what happened when I didn't put a minimum price on it and lo and behold, suddenly people were giving me more money for it. Instead of $1, $2, and $4, I started to get $4, $8 and $15. Some people still only give $1, and many people are downloading for free, but at this point I want people to have my music, to know it, love it and support the art when they can.

So I think I will leave the album up with no minimum to download...for now. I'm making it all up as I go along. And it's just me, with a laptop, and some wild schemes. No managers or minions. Getting a little swamped under a mountain of emails, but in a good way. So good.

There have been many mentions of the album on the internet. Thanks for that. Keep it up, it really helps when people post about it, talk about it, tweet about it. 

In the past few days a few people have told me they are proud of me, then they seem to catch themselves and say something like, "But not in a condescending or patronizing way...maybe it sounds corny...but I'm proud of you."

And I just want to say: It's ok be proud of me!

I worked really hard. I'm still working hard. I'm just winging it out here on some random current of creativity that seems to be keeping me afloat (ish.) And I'm going to keep doing it. 

Yeah...I'm proud of me too!

And I'm proud of you, for taking a chance on The Impossible Girl. For believing in art, for following through. Yes. You.

Eat a cupcake!


Life still has it's ups and downs. Sad days, bad things. But overall I am very happy with where I am, and what I am doing, and who I am doing things with. I have a great network of creative friends, and my art is getting better and better all the time. I can't wait to release Chapter Two on September 15th!

And I'm looking forward to playing at The Independent in San Francisco this Friday, August 20th. May be my only California show this year...unless it sells out, and then I'll have to come back.


Thank you for making The Impossible Girl possible. 


Kim Boekbinder
The Impossible Girl


  1. I swear I am just not right today. I was trying to think what I was going to write hear and I started to tear up. Not that tearing up is wrong it just caught me off guard.

    I can't begin to put into words how beautiful and joyful your music is. I can't even remotely express to you how much it helps both Sheri & I to get through those hard parts of life which creep up on you.

    It has been an honor to watch you bring this album into the world. I know with all of my heart it will not be the last great piece of art you produce.

    The world is a better place because you are part of it. My world is better because of you. You are an inspiration never forget that. Way back when you decided to write a song a day, it helped me to decide I was a lazy SOB and I had better get cracking.

    Thank you. :)

  2. Just wanted to add to that list of those who are proud of you. What you've done with this project is impressive and inspiring. So far, the end product is delivering - can't wait to hear the other tracks and see the rest of the art. I'm proud myself to have contributed what I could to support the creation of such a thing, and to promote one of the most talented women I'm lucky enough to know. You're rad - keep it up, you impossible girl, you!

  3. We all believed in you, so it's normal to be proud when we see that you actually succeed! :D

    And, as far as I can tell, as someone who pre-ordered the album, it's like we all put a little bit of ourselves in this work, making us proud to see it flourishing (and you) and it's all because of you. You are the one that took all these little bits of us (our money) and shaped it as this really great album.

    Continue like this. I like you music, your outlook at life, the way you are. It make me smile. It make me all warm inside. So I'm proud to listen to something I contributed in some way. I'm proud that you did this, and that you succeeded. It's my win. It's everybody's win. You eat, we listen to your music. I may have a shirt saying you believe in me, but I also believe in you, even if you d,ont have a shirt saying it! :D

    Good luck.
    Or as I should say: Merde!