Badass Riff Tournament - Semi-Finals

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  • @oddbod  Feb 21

    Badass Riff Tournament Semi-Finals



    @silvermachine @adforperu @tcelliott @scottlake @haim

    You know the score - email me at badassriff at mail dot com with your decisions

  • @stevenwesleyguiles  Feb 21

    With bated breath.
    Or is it "baited" breath?

  • @haim  Feb 21

    That's great! I'll send my decisions tomorrow sometime during the day hopefully. Good luck everybody! It's gonna beeeeee interesting!!

  • @headfirstonly  Feb 21

    @stevenwesleyguiles It's "bated" - from the 16th century word "bate" which means to restrain. Same word also gave us "abated" - diminished or gone away.

  • @scottlake  Feb 22

    @stevenwesleyguiles I used 'baited in a song this year with @w1n, that is full of other malapropisms.

  • @metalfoot  Feb 22

    You only wait with baited breath if you've been keeping the worms warm while fishing on a cold morning...

  • @haim  Feb 22

    My results are in. Awesome work you guys. This tournament is legit. Rock it!

  • @oddbod  Feb 23

    @stevenwesleyguiles @sapient @headfirstonly @fulanin

    Okay all the judges decisions are in and we have our final -

    The deadline for Final entries is 20.00 (GMT - London) on Monday 25 February, or whatever is the equivalent in your timezone.
    Send your riff links to the same email – badassriff at mail dot com

    Judges unless anyone wants to bow out:
    @silvermachine @adforperu @tcelliott @scottlake @haim

    If any previous entrants want to come in as a judge for the Final let me know - either in this thread or post on my soundboard

  • @sapient  Feb 23

    Also, gulp! 😲

  • @headfirstonly  Feb 23

    Great job, all!

  • @stevenwesleyguiles  Feb 23

    Well done, @sapient !! 😀 Your riffage was mighty like the thunders of Valhalla! (Is there thunder in Valhalla?)

    Either way. Well done! It was a pleasure rocking riffs with you.
    I'd love to join in as judge, @oddbod. Like the last round of Survivor. 😀

  • @sapient  Feb 24

    It's with great pleasure and humility that we offer the final entry of the FAWM Badass Riff Contest:

    In the true spirit of FAWM, we have made this a collab!
    We believe that for one of us to have won would have carried the implication that our 14 brothers-in-rock have somehow lost.
    We believe this is not true!
    @joycamp, @thelostcartographer, @dragondreams, @torniojaws, @dasbinky, @iwilleatyou, @stevenwesleyguiles, @headfirstonly,@ampersandman, @driftwood1, @haim, @silvermachine, @downfallroad& @radioovermoscow we salute you ALL for the tremendous riffage! The power, precision and sheer badassery on display here in the last 3 weeks has been AWESOME! We hope that you've been inspired by this to write songs that are more badass than ever 😉

    @adforperu @tcelliott @scottlake @haim, and latterly, @silvermachine we thank you deeply for having the most difficult job of all - trying to say whether one riff was better than another. We DO NOT ENVY YOU!

  • @sapient  Feb 24

    And lastly, huge thanks to @oddbod for your organisation, without which FAWM would be 29 badass riffs poorer.

    Rock on \m/ >..< \m/
    sapient & fulanin

  • @fulanin Feb 24

    Huge thanks to everybody involved in this badass tournament!

    As @sapient already said, we made something a little different that we thought would be in the spirit of FAWM.
    Congratulations to everydoby and your badasses riffs, this tournament couldn't have happened without you!

  • @haim  Feb 24

    Oh yes! That's the spirit! Thank you dears! yes yes yes! Gonna listen now.

  • @downfallroad  Feb 25

    You guys are awesome! Thank you all and keep rocking!

  • @scottlake  Feb 25

    OK @sapient and @fulanin - more than just that tease please! I would love to sing some baritone cheese with maybe some Dio vibrato over it in dedication to FAWM 2019.

  • @scottlake  Feb 25

    Well, what about one giant wheel of cheese of a 'We Are the Riffs of the FAWM' with all of the contestants contributing a holy wail, all the while maintaining the bada$$ery of all of the contestants?

  • @stevenwesleyguiles  Feb 25

    @sapient @fulanin @scottlake YESSSS!!
    Thanks to @oddbod for holding this badass ship together and in the spirit of FAWM, I LOVE that the final song is a collab between the last two! In fact, maybe next year we can do it where the person you are bracketed with creates a riff TOGETHER. 😀

    Great great great FAWMidea!

  • @oddbod  Feb 25

    Sorry chaps, I've been otherwise preoccupied for a bit.
    Guys, guys. That was a fine thing you did there - a kind of running across the finishing line hand in hand - I'm sure that's in a movie or something. Very much spirit of FAWM gesture.
    And it shows that riffage isn't all about's got it's touchy-feely side too 😉
    Well done all for making it a great tournament. I got a kick out of it.
    Will it happen again next year? I guess we'll see.

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