I have been rehearsing a song I wrote over the last week or so, lyrics and music. Trouble is, while the music is ... uh, OKAY?, it kind of seems like maybe it doesn't really fit the song as well as it might should, tone/themewise. I can be a little quirky like that too. It's part of what makes my songs my own, and probably not near as good as they could be I don't know if I'm a better lyricist, or composer, (or much good at either to tell the honest truth), but I enjoy the challenge and like the idea of growing my continuing catalog of crappy songs nobody will ever hear. In my experience... there seem to be a lot of players out there who.... A. Are veritable fountains of lyrics/ poetry, but have trouble coming up with catchy riffs or arranging things musically. B. Are virtual riff factories, but dread the lyrics writing part, can't seem to think of anything much worth writing about. (My skilled cover band musician brother is like this). Or, C... a little (or a lot) of both, or are easy and skilled collaborators either way. I propose a little experiment regarding this and wonder if anyone is interested in taking part.... If I was to post up lyrics, would any AGF members willing to take a crack at coming up with their own simple chords/arrangement for the song and put up a video, or soundcloud, so we could marvel at it in awe, or whatever. There could be small changes to the song, whatever, but in the interest of a controlled experiment, keep most of the lyrics and flow. I'll add in later my simple original composition, which will surely pale against the musical power we have on-board this community... But it's not about judging, it's about exploring. Once that's done and we laugh, dissect, discuss, etc... then I, or anyone else, can throw a video up of of a general riff /chorus, bridge thing musically, then we go again to see what kind of lyrics any participants might add to that. I think it would be fun, and kind of revealing about our methods/process, maybe we could learn about ourselves as songwriters along the way - there would not really be any tight time line, lets say a couple months or so to get an arrangement in for the first portion of the experiment. Or is that too long? If you are interested, let me know below. If we can get at least 3 members to participate, I will move forward and post the lyrics. Not looking for highly produced work, simple arrangements a la what a singer/songwriter would do. You can if you want, not going to hold you back, your choice, but I maybe simple and stripped down is better. Anyone have thoughts, want to try?