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——- Welcome to Song Fu! ——-

“What is Song Fu?”

Well, consider Song Fu to be a motivational gauntlet thrown down at the feet of anyone with a desire to make music.

Once a month over the course of the next year, a songwriting prompt will be provided. You then have 2 weeks in which to write your song based on that prompt, after which you can share the song with the public at large, discuss it with your peers and listeners, or even offer it up for sale (whatever you feel like doing with it). After the deadline, you’ll then have a 2 week break before the next prompt is provided.

The goal of Song Fu is to provide a nudge to get you writing. You choose to participate from month to month, and can pick and choose which prompts may interest you (each will be provided by a noted personality). HOWEVER, if you stick with it, at the end of the year you’ll have enough songs for your very own album, and hopefully will have had a chance to engage with other musicians and expand your audience.

So, besides a prompt, what will you find here at FRED?

Well, there is a constant that will be running throughout the year, and that’s the HEAD-TO-HEAD challenge between MOLLY LEWIS and THE DOUBLECLICKS.

Both Molly & The Doubleclicks will be tackling EVERY CHALLENGE.

And they won’t be doing it alone.

For some prompts, they will be joined by A VERY SPECIAL GUEST.

Then, after their songs are turned in, there will be a PROMPT PODCAST in which the whole lot of us discuss what just went down - the process and the difficulties involved.

In just a moment, we’ll introduce you to Molly Lewis and The Doubleclicks.

If you’d like to jump down and find out what the CURRENT PROMPT, SONGS, SPECIAL GUEST, and SCHEDULE are, click HERE.

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THE CHALLENGERS

MOLLY LEWIS

Molly Lewis, the sultry singer and whizz ukulele plucker, has the unique moniker of being the first ever Song Fu winner. Yes, she is your queen. Winning the hearts of dozens of people around the world with her sweet songs and impossibly unmanageable hair, Molly was able to win your vote with both talent and bribes. Mostly bribes. After winning Song Fu she has gone on to great success. As of writing this, Molly’s YouTube account regularly receives a bajillion views per day. Molly has managed to earn enough from her bandcamp page to buy a small island off the coast of Finland. She has toured with the likes of Jonathan Coulton, Abraham Lincoln, and Storm (of Paul & Storm). Molly’s current projects include avoiding work and watching Doctor Who.

Official Website: www.sweetafton23.com
BandCamp: mollylewis.bandcamp.com
Twitter: twitter.com/molly23

THE DOUBLECLICKS

The Doubleclicks are a nerd/folk band comprising Angela and Aubrey Webber, sisters based in Portland, Oregon. When they aren’t playing Dungeons and Dragons or writing songs, they make sounds on cello, guitar and ukulele, “the small guitar”. In 2011, the Doubleclicks completed a relatively successful 6-month song-a-week project and played shows in both Portland and Seattle, and appeared in concert with the likes of Storm & Paul and Marian Call. More is coming.

Official Website: www.thedoubleclicks.com
BandCamp: thedoubleclicks.bandcamp.com
Twitter: twitter.com/thedoubleclicks

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PROMPT #10-11 SPECIAL GUEST

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PROMPTS #10 & 11 via KEN PLUME

“Write a song with a winter holiday theme - and then write that song’s sequel, as well.”

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DEADLINE FOR THIS PROMPT IS 11:59pm EST on MONDAY, DECEMBER 10th, 2012.

Prompt #12 will be announced Monday, December 10th, 2012.

PROMPTS #10 & 11 SONGS:

MOLLY LEWIS: COMING SOON

THE DOUBLECLICKS: COMING SOON

PROMPTS #10 & 11 PODCAST:
COMING SOON.

ADDITIONAL PROMPTS 10 & 11 SONGS CAN BE FOUND IN THE OFFICIAL SONG FU FORUM!

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DISCUSS AND SHARE YOUR SONGS IN THE OFFICIAL SONG FU FORUM!

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Most of all HAVE FUN.

And if you’re listening to the songs
here and in the Forum,
PLEASE SUPPORT ALL OF THE ARTISTS INVOLVED!

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PROMPT #9 SPECIAL GUEST

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PROMPT #9 via J. ELVIS WEINSTEIN

“Write a song to or about the first TV character you ever had a crush on.”

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PROMPT #9 SONGS:

THE DOUBLECLICKS: Spock Impersonator

(If you enjoy the song, please CLICK HERE to purchase & support the artist)

ADDITIONAL PROMPT 9 SONGS CAN BE FOUND IN THE OFFICIAL SONG FU FORUM!

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PROMPT #8 SPECIAL GUEST

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PROMPT #8 via KEN PLUME

“Write a song about a robot all alone in a place very, very far away.”

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PROMPT #8 SONGS:

THE DOUBLECLICKS: Imposter

(If you enjoy the song, please CLICK HERE to purchase & support the artist)

ADDITIONAL PROMPT 8 SONGS CAN BE FOUND IN THE OFFICIAL SONG FU FORUM!

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PROMPT #7 SPECIAL GUEST

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PROMPT #7 via KEN PLUME

“It’s my birthday this month, so I’m taking this prompt and giving you - Write an upbeat birthday song that never explicitly states it’s a birthday song.”

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THE DOUBLECLICKS: In His Honor (Don’t Be A Dick)

(If you enjoy the song, please CLICK HERE to purchase & support the artist)

ADDITIONAL PROMPT 7 SONGS CAN BE FOUND IN THE OFFICIAL SONG FU FORUM!

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PROMPT #6 SPECIAL GUEST

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PROMPT #6 via MARIAN CALL

“File a complaint in 3/4 time. Not 6/8 - 3/4. “

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PROMPT #6 SONGS:

THE DOUBLECLICKS: Google Knows Me Better

(If you enjoy the song, please CLICK HERE to purchase & support the artist)

ADDITIONAL PROMPT 6 SONGS CAN BE FOUND IN THE OFFICIAL SONG FU FORUM!

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PROMPT #5 SPECIAL GUEST

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PROMPT #5 via BILL CORBETT

“Write an upbeat, danceable song telling the story of some kind of battle.”

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PROMPT #5 SONGS:

THE DOUBLECLICKS: The Sirens of Treasure Island

(If you enjoy the song, please CLICK HERE to purchase & support the artist)

ADDITIONAL PROMPT 5 SONGS CAN BE FOUND IN THE OFFICIAL SONG FU FORUM!

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PROMPT #4 SPECIAL GUEST

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PROMPT #4 via MIKE PHIRMAN

“Write a song about your last day at work. Any style you choose.”

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PROMPT #4 SONGS:

THE DOUBLECLICKS: The Final Countdown

(If you enjoy the song, please CLICK HERE to purchase & support the artist)

ADDITIONAL PROMPT 4 SONGS CAN BE FOUND IN THE OFFICIAL SONG FU FORUM!

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PROMPT #3 SPECIAL GUEST

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PROMPT #3 via AMANDA PALMER

“Write a song about the thing you lost that you know you’ll never get back. I’d recommend starting with an object & then possibly veering into the metaphysical. Any style you choose.

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PROMPT #3 SONGS:

THE DOUBLECLICKS: The Mystery’s Gone

(If you enjoy the song, please CLICK HERE to purchase & support the artist)

ADDITIONAL PROMPT 3 SONGS CAN BE FOUND IN THE OFFICIAL SONG FU FORUM!

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PROMPT #2 SPECIAL GUESTS

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GUEST ARTIST: ALEX DAY

Alex Day is the biggest artist you’ve never heard of. He’s unsigned, and writes songs about a menagerie of things from Doctor Who to video games to friendship. His newest single, Forever Yours, landed at #4 in the UK Charts on Christmas Day and also charted in the Netherlands, Canada, Ireland and the USA, selling a hundred thousand copies in one week. This is his first Song Fu.
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Official Website: www.alexdaymusic.com
Twitter: twitter.com/thatalexday

PROMPT #2 via NEIL GAIMAN

“Write the National Anthem for a new country. A country made up of, well, people like us.” You are free to write your song in any style that you choose.

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PROMPT #2 SONGS:

MOLLY LEWIS: COMING AS SOON AS SHE RETURNS FROM SEA

THE DOUBLECLICKS: The Internet National Anthem

(If you enjoy the song, please CLICK HERE to purchase & support the artist)

ALEX DAY: You Stand For Our Salvation

PROMPT #2 PODCAST:
COMING SOON. SOMETHING ABOUT MOLLY ON A BOAT.

ADDITIONAL PROMPT 2 SONGS CAN BE FOUND IN THE OFFICIAL SONG FU FORUM!

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PROMPT #1 SPECIAL GUEST

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PROMPT #1 via JOHN HODGMAN

“Write a song about bioluminescence.” You are free to write your song in any style that you choose.

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PROMPT #1 SONGS:

MOLLY LEWIS: My Bioluminscent Boy

(If you enjoy the song, please CLICK HERE to purchase & support the artist)

THE DOUBLECLICKS: The Way I Glow

(If you enjoy the song, please CLICK HERE to purchase & support the artist)

PROMPT #1 PODCAST:
(Click Here To Download)

ADDITIONAL PROMPT 1 SONGS CAN BE FOUND IN THE OFFICIAL SONG FU FORUM!

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