David Byrne, “Angels (Live)”
Byrne’s flippant connection to his subject matter lets him nod at both Tony Kushner and Wim Wenders to no meaningful end, but I’ve always loved this song’s jangle and clatter, have been drawn to its bold opening pronouncement (which can sometimes feel true)(as if it could not be?), and have often found myself thinking, in its rhythm, “I am just an advertisement. For a ver - sion. Of - my - self.”
Opting for the video here so’s y’all can admire Mauro Refosco as he rotates through his array and dig Byrne’s Danzig ‘do.