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Song Fu-Hoo Hoo!

October 28th, 2008 by Kevin Murphy · 21 Comments

songfu rifftonesAfter a four-round battle against some wonderfully talented masters and contenders, aided by the regrettable early departures of two of our nemisiseses, and having endured a hailstorm of  hurt-mail the like of which has gone unseen since the Great Flame Wars of ‘93; and having dragged ourselves over the finish line, panting, much in need of a shower, we the Rifftones emerge the undisputed Masters of Song Fu, Round 2.

Much praise and honor go to our final opponent Jason Morris, whose four songs showed a range, talent and fine humor (My favorite: “The O’Sullivan Stomp”).  He’s also a consummate shit-talker; so in your honor, Jason, we wave our ample backsides at you and invite you to kiss them.

Folks, more than anything, we’re grateful to you for listening, voting and cheering. And much thanks to Quick Stop Entertainment for providing Mike, Bill and I with an excuse to make music together again.  It’s been a while, and damned if it doesn’t feel like old times.

For now you can hear all of our songs – and our competitors’ songs – at the Song Fu site.  But you haven’t heard the last of the Rifftones.  To quote Paul Williams, “We’ve only just begun.”  And to quote Trace Adkins, “Shut my mouth, slap your grandma.”

Tags: RiffTrax · Rifftones · music

21 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Ninjew on Oct 28, 2008 at 11:01 am

    And “The Mighty Mighty RiffTones” emerge triumphant!

    We successfully stuffed the ballot box gang! The first test worked perfectly!

    Now, we only have to make the same trick work on November 4th…

  • 2 Heather on Oct 28, 2008 at 11:13 am

    Quick! Someone get to CafePress and print up Rifftones 2008 t-shirts, coffee mugs, buttons, hats, and underoos!

  • 3 fanboy3445 on Oct 28, 2008 at 11:14 am

    Congrats guys! That was quality songwriting and execution, without a doubt. I hope you fellas make a full album of Rifftones tracks and sell it on the site.

    Although, I’d buy just about anything from here, perhaps even plain old potatoes with “This Tater is Better with Rifftrax!” stickers on them.

    Seriously though, make an album, you guys rock.

  • 4 Enron Hubbard on Oct 28, 2008 at 11:45 am

    “…early departures of two of our nemisiseses…”

    Hate to be pedantic here Bill, but you left out an ’s’ in “nemisisesses”.

    Oh, and congrats for winning the interweb ditty thingie.

  • 5 Enron Hubbard on Oct 28, 2008 at 11:48 am

    Check that. Hate to be pedantic here, *Kevin*.

    *Details* are my nemisissusses. Or is that nemisissussi?

  • 6 Auntie Maim on Oct 28, 2008 at 11:52 am

    And a finer more deserving Song Fuers never there were…

    On a related note, am I the only one who can’t read the Song Fu page because it refuses to scroll past the first event?

    [do do do do do....do the ballpoint...]

  • 7 Ninjew on Oct 28, 2008 at 11:59 am

    They replaced the underoos with “thongs” now.

    I really don’t want to have Bill’s wide open mouth and crazy gaze staring up my…

  • 8 Ninjew on Oct 28, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    Go to the previous blog postings here regarding SONG-FU. They have links to those previous pages.

  • 9 Russ Rogers on Oct 28, 2008 at 12:27 pm

    Congratulations again, RiffTones. I think an album is a great idea! Do you think RiffTrax or Quick Stop could put together a compilation of Masters of Song Fu #2, featuring you and the other noteworthy (look, I made a pun!) songs from the competition? I know, I could compile the album for free from the mp3s that are posted already. But, I don’t roll like that! I want to PAY someone MONEY to prove that these are songs that I would pay someone money for!

    RiffTrax already sells MP3s! Why not bundle up a few and sell them as an album! Heck, turn the whole compilation into a charity album for Special Olympics, or something. “A Very Special Song Fu.” That way you don’t have to worry about cutting checks back to the original artists. Just ask any artist participating in Song Fu #2 for permission to sell their competition song(s), with all moneys going to charity! It makes the accounting that much simpler. The artists get MORE fun and publicity out of something that they did mostly just for fun and publicity to begin with!

    See? I’m not only willing to spend MY money on your songs. I’m willing to give YOUR money away to charity to do it!

  • 10 Ninjew on Oct 28, 2008 at 12:37 pm

    I mean – the restraining order was supposed to take care of that!

  • 11 NanoRiffite on Oct 28, 2008 at 1:09 pm

    “But you haven’t heard the last of the Rifftones” — Excellent!

    “so in your honor, Jason, we wave our ample backsides at you and invite you to kiss them” — okay, there’s an image that I *really* didn’t need. Maybe if I drink some moonshine, it will go away.

  • 12 Stacia on Oct 28, 2008 at 1:10 pm

    Congratulations!

  • 13 NanoRiffite on Oct 28, 2008 at 1:16 pm

    “Now, we only have to make the same trick work on November 4th”

    Rifftones for president? I don’t think they’re serious enough!

  • 14 Queen Shadowrama on Oct 28, 2008 at 2:05 pm

    I knew The Rifftones would end up triumphant, and I couldn’t be happier. You guys rocked that competition!

    Be sure to show us the trophy and “mystery prizes” when you get them!

  • 15 Charlie W on Oct 28, 2008 at 6:05 pm

    now if the rifftones were going to be in the white house i’d run out and register to vote

  • 16 ShutterBun on Oct 28, 2008 at 9:53 pm

    It was amusing pretending that this was ever even a “contest,” but suffice to say, things are now as they should be, with Goliath soundly smiting David, as one would expect.

    And I will just say again how much I LOVE “Do the Ballpoint.”
    This was truly the competition’s Battle of Midway / The Bulge / Stalingrad / etc. It had been a foregone conclusion who my final vote would go for, but at least this song allowed me the self assurance that I was RIGHT.

  • 17 ShutterBun on Oct 28, 2008 at 9:55 pm

    An image you didn’t need, if for no other reason that the fact that bum-shots of Mike, Kevin, and BIll are about as copious on the internets as Herbal Viagra ads.

  • 18 TeeJay on Oct 29, 2008 at 2:30 pm

    I, personally never had any doubt you guys would win. :)

    Congratulations!

  • 19 happier on Apr 6, 2011 at 12:04 am

    I knew The Rifftones would end up triumphant, and I couldn’t be happier. You guys rocked that competition!
    http://www.okkanpo.com/Product/8.html

  • 20 copious on Apr 6, 2011 at 12:05 am

    An image you didn’t need, if for no other reason that the fact that bum-shots of Mike, Kevin, and BIll are about as copious on the internets as Herbal Viagra ads.
    http://www.cheaptojp.com/category-47-b0.html