Hippie with a Djembe, and Better Off Dead
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Here’s a twofer for you…as has been mentioned elsewhere, the third iteration of the Masters of Song Fu competition has started, and we are once again competing as “masters”—this time alongside fellow novelty duo Garfunkel and Oates (who are, we admit it, far cuter than we), and former Rutle/Python collaborator/Bonzo Dog Band member and British person Neil Innes. There’s also a flurry of “challengers” vying for the title.
In this first round, our task was to “write a happy song.” We had a solid idea for most of the week, but it just wasn’t forming quickly enough. (It’s still a solid idea, and will most likely get completed; we just need to take our time with it so it doesn’t collapse, much like a souffle) So with about 28 hours before the deadline, we started from scratch.
Your task now is to go vote—but don’t just vote blindly for us because you love us; listen to all the songs and vote for your true favorite. Many of the challengers did yeoman’s work as well; it’s gonna be a fun competition…
Here’s the “two” part of the twofer: many of you are aware of our “25 Days of Newman” project from this past December. Those of you without the stamina to slog through all 25 songs, however, may not have realized that our final song broke the worn-into-the-ground pattern, and was in fact a “real” new song. As such, we present it here, six weeks later and well past its freshness date, in all its change-of-pace-ness (listen to it and you’ll see what we mean):