Talking Heads frontman David Byrne, the guy that made awkward dancing cool (nice try, Napoleon Dynamite) and subject of the best Muppet parody ever, opened a new installation today in the Battery Maritime Building on South Street in Manhattan.
"Playing the Building" (up through August 10) is an organ hooked up to the room's beams and columns. They shake, clank, and whistle when you press the keys. Anyone can sit down and play, just don't try to bang out "Crosseyed and Painless," unless you want it to sound like you're playing it on a rusty pipe. Which you are.