Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Up on the Roof

Funnily enough, I've been listening to a lot of vintage Jefferson Airplane of late -- now that I think of it, perhaps inspired by the upcoming premiere of the 1970 student movie featuring my college Airplane wannabe band -- and I just discovered this remarkable artifact.

Shot by Jean-Luc Godard on top of a Manhattan office building on November 11, 1968, for the froggy auteur's ultimately never finished One A.M. (One American Movie).

And yes, that's actually quite a while earlier than the iconic band performance atop the Apple Building it seems to emulate; in fact, The Beatles rooftop swansong didn't happen till January 30, 1969.

In any case, great minds thought alike. Or something.

[h/t Steve Schwartz]