The Best Dreams I've Ever Had

The primary universe is fraught with great peril.
War plague famine and natural disaster are common.
Death comes to everyone.
The Philosophy of Time Travel

It's a mad world...

This song is everywhere at the moment [like on my radioblog, left sidebar towards the bottom)]- anyone know why that is? Just the drumming piano and Gary Jules (is it?) singing, eerie, melancholy...

All around me are familiar faces
Worn out places
Worn out faces
Bright and early for the daily races
Going no where
Going no where
Their tears are filling up their glasses
No expression
No expression
Hide my head I wanna drown my sorrow
No tomorrow
No tomorrow...
Children waiting for the day they feel good
Happy birthday
Happy birthday
And I feel the way that every child should
Sit and listen
Sit and listen
Went to school and I was very nervous
No one knew me
No one knew me
Hello teacher tell me what’s my lesson
Look right through me
Look right through me
And I find it kind of funny
I find it kind of sad
The dreams in which I'm dying are the best I've ever hard
I find it hard to tell you
I find it hard to take
When people run in circles its a very very
Mad world
Mad world (Enlarge your world)
Mad world

Donnie Darko would have to be one of the fucking finest subtley-funny shit-scary spooky movies ever made...


Key quote: Donnie (a creepy Jake Gyllenhall), to Self-Improvement Through Narcissism promoting New-Age pedophile, Jim Cunningham (a creepy Patrick Swayze) - "I think you're the fucking Antichrist. "


And I find it hard to tell you some things but tonight I've drunk a shitload of beers then been drowning my sorrow in a substantial number of Black Russians like there's no tomorrow as I sit at home alone on a Saturday night on a tropical island full of gorgeous women watching this extremely disturbing movie by myself with the sound turned up really loud although it is 1:30am so fuck the neighbours I'm going nowhere as there's no tomorrow because I went to the local pub and all around me the familiar worn-out faces but no-one knew me though I have lived here for nearly two years so I sat and listened with no expression and I find it kind of funny that they looked right through me.

No-one knew me. They looked right through me. I find it kind of funny.

You, however, might find it kind of sad.

"Every living creature dies alone", whispereth Mrs Sparrow.


However, reality check, the dreams in which I'm fucking are the best I'VE ever had - because they're the only sex I'm getting at the moment.



Posted by: expat@large on Apr 23, 06 | 2:10 am | Profile


Hope you won't be too upset to learn that the original version of Mad World is by Tears for Fears. The version in Donnie Darko is a radically re-arranged cover...

(BTW, not sure if you've ever looked at my blogroll, check out the link to Philosophy of Time Travel - someone's taken the book from the movie and turned it into a web site)

Posted by: spike on Apr 23, 06 | 12:49 pm

"Hurting" back from, shit, was it 1983/84? My ex-wife liked TTF I think - a bit of new romantic, interesting as she didn't have a romantic bone in her body as far as I was concerned - but I wouldn't buy those records/CDs (yes I had a CD player then - the first in my street)...

And yeah i know it's a cover but it's the movie version that seems to be the radio a lot lately - is it on an ad or something?

Here is a bit from the TFF/CurtisWhite website about the cover.

Posted by: expat@large on Apr 23, 06 | 3:27 pm

p.s. thanks, no I didn't see the link. I have been watching the "deleted scenes" and I am just SO pissed that it wasn't the "director's cut" version I picked up at HMV...

Them's the breaks when you impulse buy...

Posted by: expat@large on Apr 23, 06 | 3:29 pm

Donnie Darko, while possibly the best movie to come out in the last 20 years, is incredibly rough on the psyche...

Posted by: MercerMachine on Apr 23, 06 | 7:41 pm one of the deleted scenes, you find out that Donnie's medication was in fact a placebo. The Director's commentary says that of course there was nothing wrong with Donnie mentally - which is hard to accept as another scene has him falling into a deep reverie / sleep at the dinner table with his mouth full of food - and all those spooky looks and smiles...

He was just the victim of the Time Travel issues with Dead Manipulator Frankie out to save HIS life (and Gretchen's incidentally) in the future by making Donnie go back in time (but how? I'm going to have to watch it again now) to be in his room when the plane engine fell, AND making sure he gets some kicks in the meantime.

There is more with the Darko family relations as well; his Dad is a cool guy, his mom really cares a lot for him. I think in the Directors cut it would be less psyche-logically rough.

My friends who were in town last weekend (Matt&Kym from The Tsunami Episode) are scary movie averse, well Matt is - he refused to watch it. Which is just as well as the pirate version I had then didn't play.

Posted by: expat@large on Apr 23, 06 | 9:55 pm


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