No matter what version of the song you end up listening to, Mad World is my favorite song. Tears for Fears originally released the song in 1982, and though that version is fine and all, it was the Gary Jules version at the end of the movie, “Donnie Darko” that I became mostly attached to over the years. There’s just something haunting about the song, and I’m writing about it today because I have some thoughts to sort through about it. There’s a link below to a beautiful version of the song, and I want to find a way to turn Mad World into something visual.
I want to paint the music, I guess.
I often wonder what’s really going on around here. You know? Like, is the universe a big ‘ol pointless mouse maze (Potentially with cheese… somewhere?) for us sentient beings to fumble around in, all the while there’s billions of relatively distant black-holes, pulsars, and supernovae obliterating everything for trillions of miles in every direction.
As Humans, we’re just over here mostly stranded on a tiny piece of rock in a vast ocean of stars and darkness.
We’re doing stuff and things though…
Everyone has the same questions as I do, right? “Why is any of this happening?”
So this show was pretty great, eh? I mean, there are certainly a few bits that I would have liked to have seen improved; namely it’s over-use of computer effects. The show tries really hard to bring on an 80’s sci-fi thriller feel, and yet by the very end of the season they’re trying to use as many digital effects as possible, rather than practical effects. They even make an ironic reference to one of my favorite movies of all time, The Thing, and talk in detail about how it’s effects were accomplished. All practical.
Television has been so good to us for awhile now, and I’m starting to feel pretty spoiled by it. Especially when you consider that I don’t even pay for my own Netflix account anymore. I used to a bunch of years back, but my account got some really strange glitches and even the Netflix support team tried fixing it for a couple weeks. To no avail. They suggested I get another email address and start an entirely new account…
No thanks. I’m good. What a headache that was.