Did you know scientists are working on replacing the International Prototype Kilogram standard with a mathematical formula? Do those words mean nothing to you? Either way, hey, we wrote a break-up song about it. We’re really proud of it and you can hear it now!
Watch it on YouTube, share it if you like it, and if you’d like to download the song, consider supporting us on Patreon, where you can get all of our songs like this automagically for a pledge of $1 per video.
You know how sometimes we make videos with your help? We’re doing it again!! This time, we’re asking you to color a picture. All of you! Our next song is about THE KILOGRAM STANDARD. It’s fascinating and we’ll tell you all about it in the song. Here is what you have to do to be in the video.
Update Oct 31, 6 am PDT: We have all the pictures we need, thank you!
1. Print and color this picture of THE KILOGRAM STANDARD. Get creative with your colors – realistic, fantastic – magical – just don’t write any words or anything, just color! Feel free to ask your kids/partner/parents to color one too!
2. Scan* the final picture and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Go fill out this form with your name for the credits (fill it out once per page you submit!)
4. Share this link with your friends so they can participate, too!
(thank you Natalie Metzger for creating the amazing coloring page for us!!)
*Feel free to color digitally if you’d like, just don’t cover up the original picture or change the aspect ratio, since we’ll be sizing the images to all be the same size in the video. Here are some examples. Thanks to these great early-picture-turn-inners!
First of all—HELLO OUR NEW ALBUM IS OUT TODAY. GET OUR NEW ALBUM. IT’S ON BANDCAMP AND IT IS THE NUMBER ONE COMEDY ALBUM OVER THERE TODAY.
We are in Portland! We’re home! We’ve been home a lot this summer! It’s—to be honest—really, really nice. We aren’t touring as much as last year, mostly because we’ve been completely overwhelmed with other pursuits: Kickstarter, video, new projects, and some personal stress things have just taken up the time we would spend planning and being on tours. We’re working with some nice people who are booking things for us so we can do Everything At Once—but the net result so far is that we’re home more. And it’s nice. It’s real nice. Because we are doing so many great things here! Here are events that might be of interest to locals!
TOMORROW: Wednesday August 12—PICKLES Comedy Show— if you follow me (@angelamwebber) on twitter, you may have noticed I’m doing some Solo Comedy Things lately, and this is one of them. Free comedy show, tomorrow at 7pm, with me and a lot of great locals and touring acts! Information on Facebook.
NEXT WEEK: Tuesday August 18—JOHN SCALZI Reading at Powell’s! 7pm! John Scalzi is my favorite author in the world and he asked us to do a little music to “warm up” for him at his Portland book tour stop! Come to this because he is the greatest, stay because we are also there. Details on his website.
AND LATER: August 31—THE MOVIE QUIZ—9:30pm. We aren’t performing at this, but it’s a really fun trivia night and they’re having a Doubleclicks-themed round! You should go so that when he says “this round is themed around The Doubleclicks!” there is some applause. You should also go because it is seriously a super fun evening of trivia, even if you don’t know anything about movies. Mark (the host) puts a TON of work into it. Details on Facebook.
Our next album is called PRESIDENT SNAKES! It was funded by a bunch of you in a KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN! And it is finally coming out: on AUGUST 11!
You can pre-order President Snakes now on Bandcamp, and it will be delivered to your inbox automatically! (Kickstarter backers will get the album on August 10). FAQ: yes, iTunes pre-order link is COMING, and we don’t have a preference whether you use Bandcamp or iTunes.
President Snakes is an album about being yourself and dealing with tough times—plus two songs about a group of snakes running for President. It’s not all nerdy, not all folky, not all funny, but definitely a mix of those things. It’s the most honest and personal album we’ve ever created. There is sadness and happiness and a cat or two. It’s the next step for us and it is full of songs we are extremely proud of, many of which we have released online over the last year (“This Is My Jam,” “Really Big Chickens,” “Bad Memories,” and more)—but the album will have polished-up, shiny new versions. Unlike our last two albums, “President Snakes” is primarily produced and performed by the Doubleclicks, because it’s honest and raw and very close to our hearts, and we want it to stay that way. We have learned a lot in 6 years of nerd/folk/music and we were happy to put that all to work on this record!
To celebrate the album, we are having a big CD release show: on the Internet! September 1 on Youtube.com/thedoubleclicks 6pm PDT/9pm EDT, we will stream from our house to yours a live free concert with the songs from the albums, plus we’ll chat with you and answer questions and generally have fun! You can RSVP and invite friends to that show on Facebook!
We look forward to sharing our latest piece of art with you! Love and hugs!
#NerdNightOut is our fun variety show and we are bringing it ON TOUR this fall: first up to PAX in Seattle on August 29 and then across the country to all sorts of places! We hope you’ll join us! And if you can’t we do need some help to make the tour happen: it’s an expensive show with guests and travel and so on, and we’d love to bring you along IN A SORT OF WAY. For $50, we will send you a POSTCARD FROM THE ROAD! For $100, we will send you a SOUVENIR FROM A TRUCK STOP!
Hello awesome nerds!Things are going pretty awesome in Doubleclicksland. We just wrapped our Kickstarter, which, thanks to you, raised over $55,000 for our next album! We’re going to be working on that album this summer, but we’ve got LOTS of shows planned as well, including Portland, Eugene, Bend, Seattle, and conventions from CA to MA to GA to AUSTRALIA. Scroll to the end for a full schedule of shows! Continue reading NEWSLETTER: Cat video, free download PLUS PDX, Seattle, Bend Australia & more!→
PORTLAND, ORE.: We have a whole series of awesome shows with touring national acts coming up in Portland this summer! Pick up a rewards-sticker-art card at any show to get entered into our contest! The more shows you attend, the more entries into the awesome prize raffle you will earn, plus you will be able to finish the sticker card’s MYSTERY PICTURE! It’s a game and an activity! And it starts tomorrow!