6 February 2004
I can't really pin down the reason why it bothers me to hear Gary Jules's cover of "Mad world" by Tears for fears on the radio. Having heard that song at the end of Donnie Darko many years ago it's not particularly new to me, but when I hear other, older music (such as Bush) I generally don't grate my teeth. The distinction may lie in who is prompting this new airplay. Evidently some sort of Gary Jules fever is spreading across the nation and the big record labels are preparing to release an album of Gary's own songs, and they're hyping the album up with the replayed cover. Or something like that.
At least they didn't have him show off his tit, I guess.
But again, I liked the song a long time ago. I still like it, but that diminishes with every time I hear it on the radio. Dammit.