So, I was watching last Sunday’s Desperate Housewives Episode “Don’t Look at Me” (Episode 219) and saw a scene with Karl and Susan right before a Bar Mitzvah. They were listening to a band, trying to decide if the group was good for Edie’s wedding. Then, as Susan was rejecting a resilient Karl, the band started to play the classic song “You Are So Beautiful” (Made popular by Joe Cocker).
That scene inspired me to find (or make) chords to this song. I found two really promising versions by Rimsky, Darryl McMullen, or Joe Cocker and Anonymous. I’ve combined the two versions and added a little of my own flair (and countless fixes) after close listening and relistening to the episode and the original Joe Cocker recording. What’s really weird is that when I was chording this song, I recognized a marked similarity between “Find Your Wings” and “You are So Beautiful.” Does anyone else hear that? It would be interesting if Mark Harris sought inspiration from this song!
I love documentaries. What’s more, I like to watch the evening news and read the business section in the newspaper. Lately, I’ve been taking this boring-to-the-average-person news from different sources other than mass-media television and newspapers. Now, I get a bunch of RSS feeds mainly from Digg, Google News, and the like. They say that it’s best to get your news from different sources in order to achieve a more well-rounded point of view. Well, my RSS feeds provide just that. Essentially, Digg and Google News are just databases with links to many different top stores from a wide plethora of sources. Sometimes, you’ll read a story from The San Antonio Express News, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Wired Magazine, or (near-majority of the time) even a personal blog/website such as this one!
Alumni weekend for my high school, Jefferson Christian Academy, is coming up this weekend and I’m going. This and the upcoming graduation next month make reminisce over my graduation, which was about a year ago.
I was in charge of filling three musical numbers in the grand three-day engagement. I had two of them filled: a group some of us students formed and a duet with a friend. But, there was one more slot to fill for the actual graduation ceremony. My classmates suggested that my brother sing something. But what? My sister, recalling past graduation ceremonies she attended suggested “How Could I Ask For More” from the “Best So Far” album. She remembers hearing her friend singing that song in my brother’s graduation. After reading the lyrics, I found that this song was very appropriate for a high school graduation.
“..some dreams that are realities today. Such an irony the things that mean the most to me are the memories that I’ve made along the way.”
“So if there’s anything I’ve learned from this journey I am on, simple truths witll keep you going and simple love will keep you strong. Cause there are questions without answers and flames that never die. And hearchtaches we go through are often blessings in disguise.”
“Thank you lord. How could I ask for more.”
Especially towards the end, I think this song embodies the high school experience of dreams, realities, memories, friendships, truths, questions, answers, love, and heartache. If you’re looking for a song to sing during graduation, consider this one.
My brother did end up singing this song. For fun, I created my own chords from the actual recording. I believe that they are very accurate.