Wednesday, April 02, 2008
After ten and a half months, my family and I are moving back into my house tomorrow. Rock Turtleneck's devoted readers know that it was partially destroyed in a freakish windstorm on May 16,2007. Since then, we have lived in a nice rental home in town and felt trauma give way to collosal pain in the ass to to opporutnity in disguise.
After some anguish, some prayers, a little unemployment that wound up being for the better and a miraculous resurrection, we find ourself with a beatuiful, largely new house, risen like a phoenix from the ashes of near tragedy. Shell shock hath given way to gratitude.
To commemorate the homecoming in proper RT fashion, I can think of nothing better than this priceless performance by Paul Simon and George Harrison from the early days of Saturday Night Live. The two masters perform "Here Comes the Sun" and "Homeward Bound." And Harrison sports one of his most criminally underrated hairstyles. Sometimes the obvious choices in life are the best.
YouTube: Paul Simon & George Harrison: "Here Comes the Sun"/"Homeward Bound," Saturday Night Live, circa 1975