Happy Christmas from our parents’ house in Massachusetts! It’s time to get all reflective up in here!
2012. It seems like the year went so fast, and so slow – you know that feeling? Like, you set a bunch of fitness goals and “I should really figure out how dry cleaning works” goals and “I should know how to cook” goals – and then 12 months pass like no time at all…. but at the same time… well, let’s just look at a few things that happened in 2012.
What if “Baby It’s Cold Outside” wasn’t the creepiest Christmas song of all time, and was instead a love story… set in the Star Wars universe? I mean, when you think of Christmas, you think of snow. And when you think snow… you think of Hoth. Don’t you?
We created this monster/masterpiece with Seattle nerd-rock dreamboats Kirby Krackle. It was the first thing that came to my mind when I heard they would be joining us for the Holiday show we did in Seattle a couple of weeks ago. I told Kyle (frontman for KK), he made magic. Then they brought me into their studio to record with their producer (and a Wookie?) – we recorded – and I’m super happy with how it turned out. Do you like?
Have you heard of Cards Against Humanity? It’s a party game for horrible people. Horrible, horrible people. If you’re in to being horrible, and offensive, and laughing a lot – it’s a game you have probably already played.
This year, for PAX, we were asked by the very folks who make Cards Against Humanity to produce for them an “official theme song.” So we did. I should warn you – it’s not safe for work, for young ears, or for “not horrible”-type people.
1. We accidentally made a Holiday EP. It’s got 5 new, original songs by us. You can pre-order it digitally now, and we sold out of physical copies (for now) – but there may be more Real Disks for sale on Sunday. How this came about is a story we should really tell you sometime.
3. We will be appearing in a Ragnarok-themed streaming concert and video experiment with Molly Lewis during the end of the world (Dec. 21, 7pm-ish Pacific, 10pm-ish Eastern.) You can RSVP on Facebook for that, or just show up at Molly Lewis’ YouTube channel that evening. Perhaps we will survive the end of the world together…. perhaps. (wink)
4. We are working on a West Coast tour with Molly for January! Places we will definitely be: Los Angeles, Oakland, Palo Alto, San Diego, Portland, Seattle, Sacramento. Get all the details now!
Hello everyone! We have returned from our tour of the East Coast. It was an amazing tour, and if you have not yet, you can see our daily dispatches from the road in this YouTube playlist. We owe you many stories and photos (though you can find a lot by searching for #mollyclicks on Twitter)… and we will be doing our best to share those in blogs and podcasts of our own and others’ publishing.
But now: to the future!
Our Next Big Show is in Portland on November 8! It’s called #NerdNightOut, and we have collected quite a cast for you, thanks to some amazing sponsors who are making the whole darn thing possible. Here we are in a video, telling you all about it!
Comedy Bang Bang is one of our favorite podcasts, or pieces of media, forever for all time. And not just because of Paul F. Tompkins’ Andrew Lloyd Webber impersonation, which is Hilarious.
At the end of each episode of Comedy Bang Bang, host Scott Aukerman introduces a new, fan-submitted “theme song” for the “plugs” segment – the part of the show where his guests, comedians and artists, plug their latest projects, TV shows, and so on. On the latest episode of CBB, Scott played a song that we submitted!! And ROB CORDDRY heard it!!! Yesssss!
Our plugs theme was actually played once before on CBB, and Tig Notaro was there, which is awesome. If you’re a fan of comedy and podcasts, take a listen to those podcasts! And if you aren’t, but would still like to hear the song we wrote (though it may be sort of confusing out of context) – take a listen below. You can also download it free!
Hi guys! We just wrote a new song for the most recent Song Fu challenge: “Write a song about a robot all alone in a place very, very far away.”
This song is about the Mars Science Laboratory (Curiosity.)
We had a great time at Rose City Comic-Con this weekend, and PAX last weekend! And we’re about to take off for our tour! We’ve announced a couple new dates on the tour, and there will be at least one more announced – so keep an eye on the tour page.