DAVID BOWIE: Valentine’s Day

This spare, coolly elegant performance video is Bowie at his most David Byrne-iest, which makes sense now that both have gracefully aged into the elder statesmen of pop artifice. Best song on The Next Day. Hands down. I only wish he were holding a cooler guitar. But that’s my issue to work through, not his.

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