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!
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.
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.
As part of our Kickstarter, throughout this year we’ve been covering songs for some of our backers. Here’s our cover of “Boys Don’t Cry” by the Cure, as requested by Chris H. You can see the full playlist of covers on YouTube!
We were invited again this year (two years in a row!) to perform on the giant main stage at PAX, the biggest stage in nerd music. It was a pretty amazing event, and our show itself included cameos by Patrick Rothfuss AND Paul & Storm. Re-live the magic in beautiful HD video on YouTube!