Mad Genius - The Police Made Them Hold Hands And Close Their Eyes by Mad_Genius published on 2012-12-20T18:05:17Z Mad Genius presents the latest story-song in our "2012: A Year In Your Ear" series: "The Police Made Them Hold Hands And Close Their Eyes." Chardon, Oikos, Aurora, the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin, Sandy Hook. We'll probably remember this year for other moments, but let's face this harsh fact: 2012 was the year of the mass shooting. Mad Genius once again steals sound from the news cycle to remix this story into a song. However, this time, a slightly different approach. The talking heads are out in force on this issue, so we'd like to present something more abstract. A simple moment to think, built with sound from one witness and ambience left in the wake of all these shootings. Close your eyes. Hold someone's hand. And listen.