Masters of Song Fu

So it’s just been announced that we’re taking part in a brand new musical contest, courtesy of Quick Stop Entertainment:

Masters of Song Fu

Okay, first off: we take no responsibility whatsoever for that name; That’s all Plumey‘s doing.

Next: what the heck is it? Well, you can follow the link above for the complete details; but the short version is that it’s a sort of musical Iron Chef: musicians may sign up to participate on the Quick Stop website; once 20 competitors are selected, everyone will be given a specific songwriting challenge—such as, say, "write a song that includes a valid rhyme for ‘orange’," or some such (but not that one)—and are given one week to complete and submit their songs. Then the public votes, and the top 5 vote getters move on to the next round. Easy, right?

But on top of that, everyone also competes with a series of "Masters" to raise the stakes. The Masters for this round: us (such as we are); Internet Superstar Jonathan Coulton (and you all know who he is); and co-creator of [adult swim]‘s The Venture Bros. and all-around multimedia juggernaut Doc Hammer. (Doc is the one we’re really worried about: partly because we’re intimidated, as we’re both huge Venture Bros. fans; and mostly because Doc has genuine Musician HairTM)

Once things get rolling in earnest (the musician selection process is going on as we speak), we’ll let you know what the first challenge is. Wish us luck!


  1. Posted May 4, 2008 at 10:25 pm | Permalink

    Good luck. The WinRARs will be you.

    Not that I support WinRAR as a proprietary format……..

  2. Posted May 5, 2008 at 11:57 am | Permalink

    Good Luck, you guys!

    The saturday show at the Triple Door in Seattle was awesome, just like before! Thanks for coming back!

  3. Dan
    Posted May 8, 2008 at 2:18 pm | Permalink

    I don’t know why anyone would think they have a chance against the duo that wrote the ultimate cat litter jingle.

    The Portland show was awesome. After your set, my face hurt like hell from laughing so hard. Seriously, I had cheek cramps.

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