Video: David Bowie vs. Presidential Candidates Discussing Change

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mojo-photo-bowie.jpgVia Towleroad comes this bit of video tomfoolery; it’s kind of an obvious idea, cutting together our suddenly-change-obsessed candidates over the appropriately-named Bowie classic, but right around the 55-second mark when the editing makes them “sing along,” it gets pretty great:

This reminds me of producer RX, whose cut-up of George Bush doing “Sunday Bloody Sunday” is a masterpiece of audio collage art, although the video is kind of seizure-inducing:

While we’re on the topic of Bush-editing, let’s give props to the originators: Emergency Broadcast Network, whose 1991 version of “We Will Rock You” featuring Bush I ended up on a U2 tour:

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