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New Song: Möbius

The political climate is extremely frustrating right now, and the amount of hate and fear that is in this election, in our country, on the internet, in the world—is hitting us all. It’s a frustrating moment, because a lot of the hate, the partisanship, is coming from a clear place of hurt and fear.

When you think about it, there aren’t really two different sides to the story, there’s just the one—we’ve all been hurt, we all have fears, and we are trying to get by.

Sometimes we carry that hurt along with us for decades, through our lives, and then we hurt someone…. and they want to hurt someone… it’s never-ending. It’s never-changing. And if we don’t try to forgive, to process, and to pass on love instead of hate, hope instead of cynicism, we just get one long line of “paying-it-forward-as-we-got-it.” A Möbius strip of hate.

That is what this song’s about. I try to be hopeful. I believe we can love people, even if we don’t agree. We MUST try to empathize—with everyone.

We love you!

Bonus: learn about the fascinating mathematical properties of the Möbius strip with our own adorable Möbius strip worksheet, created by artist Natalie Metzger and math educator/YouTuber Rich Malena exclusively for us and for Kickstarter Election Issues!

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Portland: Find The Doubleclicks This November

Do you love to laugh? Do you enjoy meeting new people, and taking long walks on the beach? How do you feel about . . . cat keyboards? Listen, Portland: if you feel like you’ve been looking for geeky events in all the wrong places, The Doubleclicks are here for you: check out our November shows below!

Portland, we are here for you.
Portland, we are here for you.

November 3 at 5-7 pm – First Thursday with PIGSquad and The Doubleclicks: This is a free event hosted by Portland Center Stage at the Armory! Get your geek on with Portland Indie Game Squad, while we play two 30-minute sets. All ages welcome, snacks and a complimentary drink included!

November 16 at 7-8:15 pm – Gosh Darn Fiasco With Chelsea Cain, Lucia Fasano & The Doubleclicks: Join us at Kickstand Comedy Space at the Siren Theater for a live recording of our comedy/role-playing game podcast, Gosh Darn Fiasco! Featuring Lucia Fasano (singer-songwriter, comedian, Portlandia) and bestselling author Chelsea Cain (Heartsick, Mockingbird). Tickets are $5, ages 17+ recommended. RSVP on Facebook!

November 17 at 6 pm – Free Online YouTube Show: Even if you’re not in Portland, you can feel the love on our YouTube channel! Pull on your favorite pants, put on your headphones, and join us for music, chat, and special guests. Plus, you can help choose the playlist via our poll!

November 21 at 8 pm – It’s Gonna Be Okay:  We’ll play a short set at this incredible weekly comedy show, hosted by local comedy genius Barbara Holm! Free show at Eastburn. The show starts at 8:30 pm, but get there by 8pm to get a seat! 21+.

Listen, geek lovers of Portland: The Doubleclicks will never give you up, let you down, run around, or desert you. Wait. That might be Rick Astley. But still: we hope to see your faces this month!

This weekend we’ll be in Ohio & Indianapolis!

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OHIO 2/27 @ Miami University (free!) 

We are playing an hour-long set at Miami University’s annual League of Geeks big weekend extravaganza!  The show is open to the public and the concert will take place February 27 at 9 pm at the Armstrong Student Center at Miami University! 550 E. Spring St., Oxford, OH 45056. Info

Information will be available at the League of Geeks website!

INDIANAPOLIS 2/28 @ Indy Reads Books ($5/$10)

On Sunday , the Doubleclicks RETURN to Indy Reads Books for a Sunday Afternoon Concert! Seating will start around 2:30pm, and the Doubleclicks will play from 3pm-4pm. All ages welcome! Tickets available at the door: $10 for adults, $5 for kids under 15. Indy Reads Books is located at 911 Massachusetts Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202. Info

Gosh Darn Fiasco Podcast FIRST EPISODE!

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The first episode of our NEW PODCAST is up and it’s soooo goood!

The podcast is GOSH DARN FIASCO. My friends and I improvise a movie-length story using prompts from the game Fiasco. It’s super easy to get into for gamers and non-gamers alike.

“In this episode, our players head to CAMP DEATH, a playset written by James Gabrielsen all about a haunted camp with a mysterious past and lots of problems. The counselors come early to set up and are greeted by a bus driver who loves PBJs, a messed up squirrel corpse, and a forest that takes impressionable youths and turns them into experienced hunters. What does it all mean? That’s a wonderful question. Please call in if you know this answer.”

You can listen on Simplecast or subscribe on iTunes, Overcast, Pocketcasts, whatever by just searching “Gosh Darn.”

<3 Thank you for listening!

5 new things for 5 years of the Doubleclicks

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Hello friends and HAPPY BIRTHDAY. This year we are officially celebrating 5 YEARS of the Doubleclicks. It’s been an unexpected journey with y’all from a couple of weird sisters playing a song about D&D in a bar while people ignore us—to a couple of weird sisters playing a song about D&D in a game store while people sing along. 2015 was amazing, for example—you can read all about what happened last year on our blog. It’s wonderful wonderful wonderful and we are so thankful that you’ve joined us for the ride!

To celebrate our 5 year anniversary, we have put together 5 COOL THINGS for all of us to do together. Two of them are in Portland but the rest can be enjoyed by all people everywhere (through the Internet). So let’s begin!! Continue reading 5 new things for 5 years of the Doubleclicks

2015 in The Doubleclicks

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Hello everyone and welcome to the 2015 year-in-wrap-up post! This may not be interesting to anyone other than me, but I write these every year as an exercise in tracking-the-time-passing, in reflecting on what we’ve done, and as a way for me to have something to look back on to remember how I’ve been thinking. You can read all the previous years (2011201220132014) if you’d like. *I* think it’s interesting.

One of the coolest things about this year was all the neat people we got to work with. You can read all about them here!

I’m gonna give the highlights of each month of 2015, because it was a big year. BIG YEAR, I SAY. And also emotional year. EMOTIONS, I say. Let’s look at things! THERE ARE EMOTIONS IN HERE GET READY.  Continue reading 2015 in The Doubleclicks

Wonderful People We Played With This Year

2015 was a BIG YEAR for the Doubleclicks! This is the first post of 2 or maybe 3 where we wrap up the year. HOORAY!

Thanks to the NerdNightOut tour, our monthly online shows, and other things we put together (and some we didn’t), we were able to meet and produce events with a bunch of new people this year. They are inspiring and wonderful and fantastic and I want to tell you about them.

In case they are new to you, we made a playlist for you of some of our favorite songs from these folks. It’s on YouTube at http://bit.ly/dcfriends and below!

We also made a Twitter list so you can go check everybody out real fast because we RECOMMEND IT.

HERE IS SOME INFORMATION ABOUT ALL OF THESE PEOPLE: Continue reading Wonderful People We Played With This Year

PIZZA ROLLS

OK guys, here’s a thing that happened: Nerdist approached us to work with them to make a song for Totinos pizza rolls. And we made this thing, and we are SUPER PROUD OF IT.

Here’s the background (also a really good mini documentary about us):


And HERE’s the video!


Love from us!

PS did you know we’re going on tour?

9/8 Greensboro, NC @ The Blind Tiger
Doors at 7. $10 pre-sale tickets!
RSVP/Invite friends on Facebook! 16+

9/9 Pittsburgh, PA @ Thunderbird Cafe
Doors 7pm, Show 8pm. $12 pre-sale tickets!
RSVP/Invite friends on Facebook! 21+ show

9/10 Vienna, VA @ Jammin Java
Doors 6pm, Show 7:30pm. $12 pre-sale tickets!
RSVP/Invite friends on Facebook! 16+ show
w/ a special appearance by Professor Shyguy!

9/11 Philadelphia (Ardmore), PA @ Melodies Cafe
Doors 7, Show 8pm. $12 pre-sale tickets!
RSVP/Invite friends on Facebook! 16+ show

9/12 Brooklyn, NY @ The Bell House
Doors 6pm, Show 7pm. $12 pre-sale tickets!
RSVP/Invite friends on Facebook! 21+ show
with special guest comedian MIKE DRUCKER!

9/14 Boston, MA @ The Middle East
7pm Doors. $12 pre-sale tickets!
RSVP/Invite friends on Facebook! 16+ show

9/15 Washington, DC @ The Black Cat
7:30pm doors, 8pm show. $12 pre-sale tickets!
RSVP/Invite friends on Facebook! 16+ show
w/ a special appearance by Professor Shyguy!

11/9 Seattle, WA @ The Triple Door
6:00pm doors, 7:30pm show. $20 pre-sale tickets!
w/ Molly Lewis & Jackie Kashian! All Ages

11/10 Portland, OR @ The Doug Fir
7:30pm doors, 8pm show. $12 pre-sale tickets!
w/ Molly Lewis & Jackie Kashian! 21+