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!
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!
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!
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
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
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.”
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!
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 (2011 – 2012 – 2013 – 2014) 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→
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.
Thanks to the nice people at PAX, we were able to go to AUSTRALIA for the very first time this year. We saw people, and koalas, and wallabys, and penguins. And a giant sheep made of concrete. it was AMAZING.