by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
January 12th, 2008
Rooftop Films is truly blessed to work in the The Old American Can Factory (an amazing six-building complex of artists and artisinal manufacturers), surrounded as we are by so many brilliant people. Our friend and neighbor Martin Bisi runs a legendary recording studio in one building, a studio he co-founded with Brian Eno and Bill Laswell. Sonic Youth, Herbie Hancock, John Zorn, Unsane (a personal favorite, back in my angrier days), on up through Serena Maneesh and the Dresden Dolls have all recorded there. That’s some heady, heavy music history laying just below the roof you’ve all stood on.

But no one ever said Martin didn’t have a sense of humor too. This hilarious and clever music video fits perfectly with this charmingly bizarre song.

Now you’ll know what’s going on the next time you come to a show and hear insane sounds floating up from the basement.


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Rooftop Films is a New York based non-profit whose mission is to engage diverse communities by showing independent movies in outdoor locations, producing new films, coordinating youth media education, and renting equipment at low cost to artists.


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