I am writing this from the future. It is already a new year for me, a shiny, brand new year. I have made sure it is not poisonous, it is safe for you to take a bite out of 2011.
Isn't it strange that numbers are so important to us? The New Year rolls around and we feel a sense of defeat or triumph. We curse the old year and we reach for the promise of renewal that tomorrow offers.
Tomorrow is a new day, a new year. It is important. It will be epic. This will be THE YEAR. We turn our faces into the bright, shining hope that the numbers on the calendar are a spell that can evoke and bring forth a new life - maybe a little like the life we already have only shinier, happier, thinner, less smokey, more creative...
This year, I will be a better me. This year...
It's silly, I tell myself. But I feel it. Feel the depression of the autumn sloughing off me, the dried snakeskin of last year is ready to fall away. I crouch, tensing muscles in anticipation, flicking a long tail of excitement as I wait for the clock to tell me it is time to pounce!
This year. This year I will be more. A bigger, brighter, incan-fucking-descent, unstoppable, irrepressible, undeniable force.
Just like last year.
I love New Year's Eve. It doesn't even matter what I do. I can be out at a party, I can be home alone. New Year's, for me, is a wrapping up time. I lived last year. I did things. I feel a sense of accomplishment. And I am ready for the next year.
2010 was amazing for me, it brought me so many things, life altering, universe bending things. I worked really hard and got a lot done, met some of the best people of my life, and learned how to be happy.
Here's a very short tour of "Fantastically Wonderous Things Kim did in 2010."
Finished my very first solo album which was fully funded by YOU. Thank you!!!! It is so good. Produced by Sean Slade (Radiohead, Dresden Dolls,) engineered by Benny Grotto (Boston's Producer of the Year,) made musically delicious by a small selection of wonderful musicians. I worked with a dream team, and we made a really dreamy album
Got amazing artists involved in the album project. Each song has an illustration by a different artist. And the cover of my album was done by the amazing, Travis Louie:
Met and fell in friend love/deep collaboration frenzy with Molly Crabapple:
Made art for a sculpture show:
Moved to New York City:
Played in Australia, Canada, Germany, and back and forth across the US several times.
Here's a live video of an intimate show at Cindy Wonderful's FAB LAB in Berlin:
Got drunk in New Orleans (also played 6 shows, shot an upcoming music video, and registered to clean pelicans:)
Made amazing videos with BriAnna Olson:
Made amazing music videos with Jim Batt (more to come!) :
Met Peaches at one of my shows in Berlin. She said I was intense. Best compliment ever.
Got an assistant!!! Shannon, you make my life better.
Hugged a trumpet player:
Launched a make up line with Sweet Libertine!
And last, but certainly not least: I fell in love. The best ever love. With the best ever person. Ever. And we love you, too.