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We here at Quick Stop Entertainment are true lovers of music, in all its forms. We’re also quite keen on the spirit of competition, and of spurring creativity through said competition.

To that end, we launched a unique form of creative combat here at the Stop.

In this age of manufactured and painfully earnest talent contests, we’ve decided to instead shine a light on the quirky, quixotic underworld of musicians that don’t get nearly the attention they deserve.

Ah, but I did mention that there was a competition involved…

From now until 11:59pm EST on SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7th, we’ll be accepting sign-ups from any and all musicians across this here internet. We have 25 slots open - All you have to do is be one of the first 25 to apply via the form below, and you’re in. THE LIST OF CHALLENGERS AND THE FIRST TASK WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9th, 2009.

Once those participants have been announced, the showdown will commence.

Like a songwriting version of Iron Chef, the competitors will be presented with a very specific songwriting challenge. They’ll be given one week to complete their songs - however they see fit, within the parameters set forth - after which time the entries will be uploaded to Quick Stop to be voted on by you, the audience.

Oh, and what do we call this competition?



Let us not forget the very special Masters of MASTERS OF SONG FU - artists like Jonathan Coulton, Paul & Storm, Neil Innes, Doc Hammer, & The RiffTones. Think of them as the iron chefs of Song Fu - one of which will be revealed as your ultimate challenger.


And if you triumph, not only will you win remarkable (and potentially off-putting) bragging rights and a clutch of fantastic mystery prizes, you will also become the proud owner of the magnificent, one-of-a-kind MASTER OF SONG FU TROPHY.

Remember, you must be able to realize a song both lyrically and musically. This competition is open to both singer/songwriters and bands - but since space is limited, only enter if you truly accept the challenge. As stated above, we’ll be accepting the first 25 valid applications we receive.

Are you ready to bring your Fu? If so, fill out the form below:


Note: Competitors will be notified via e-mail of their selection.
If you have any problems submitting your entry via the form above, you can also e-mail the entry information to
songfu @ asitecalledfred.com (taking out the spaces, naturally) with the subject line “Song Fu”.


15 Responses to “Masters Of Song Fu #5: Sign-Up Begins…”

  1. Edric Haleen Says:

    (riddle! riddle! riddle! riddle! riddle!)


  2. Denise Hudson Says:

    ho …. man! I hope I got in. Ack!

  3. Hazen of (To Be Determined) Says:

    Have fun without me, folks. I’ll listen, vote, and kibbutz, though. :(

  4. Bob Westfall Says:

    Oh Boy, Looks like my Dingy came in!

  5. Russ Rogers (of Godz Poodlz) Says:

    Godz Poodlz are going to make a go of Song Fu #5!

  6. Berg Says:

    Just waiting on Jerry’s response, but its definitely gonna be difficult with college and everything.

  7. BucketHatBobby Says:

    Nothing standing in my way this time. I’m putting my full Fu-force in this time around.

  8. Ploogle Says:

    Been following this competition since the *very* beginning, now I’ll give it a shot myself. :D

  9. Ploogle Says:

    Okay, I’m in! Hooray!

  10. BucketHatBobby Says:

    Nothing STOOD in my way, but a freak accident while attempting to fix some pipes lead to some soaked recording equipment.
    I hope this doesn’t prevent me from recording.

  11. Darrell Maclaine Says:

    I couldn’t get online and so missed the sign up for this one, hope you all have a good one!

  12. Denise Hudson Says:

    @Darrell Maclaine … You should shadow if you wanna! That’s what I was gonna do if too many people got in before me.

  13. Peter Says:

    I’m antsy! I keep checking this page even though I know it won’t be up until this evening and I’ll probably get an email anyway. I want the challenge now!

  14. Craig Richie Says:

    Haha I’m right there with you, Peter. I’ve been checking hourly… My life might be a little too uneventful.

  15. Insane Ian Says:

    DAMNIT! Heard about this too late…

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