When I saw the video for the first time I bit my lip and crossed my legs. "Kim," I whispered. "It's so sexy." When Kim Boekbinder asked me to be in the video I was full on hair knotted, no make-up and in a frenzy. I was leaving for New Orleans and more than frazzled. We went out for coffee and plotted. I knew I wanted to film it in NOLA. I knew I wanted to film it in The Banana Courtyard, an old brothel made Bed and Breakfast. She gave me a deadline and I gave my word to deliver.
Can I tell you what it's like to shape shift? Can I tell you what it's like to become an animal? It was late night and I had just gotten home from a glorious dinner with Lauren Cerand. It was her birthday and she was in NOLA the same time as me. Lauren is magic and this seemed like a night for magic. I had told the manager I'd be up late and may need a pot of Chicory coffee. My room was supplied and I set up. I shimmied out of my dress and set up the camera. There's something that shifts when you put on a song that moves you, that awakens something inside that makes you want to slither side to side or stretch long and lean like a cat on the prowl. Into the wee hours I taped myself getting lost in movement. I didn't care how I looked only that I was there and that I was alive, blood rushing, animalistic, free.
These gorgeous brilliant creatures all appear in the video with me. I know many but not all. It's the creative inspiring energy that brings out the animal in you. This my friends is why Kim Boekbinder is genius. The album is amazing. Do yourself a favor an buy it. Play it on repeat while painting, writing, dancing furiously and shape shift into the animal you already have in you.