Thursday, June 21, 2007

mad world...

All this thinking and talking about Brooklyn...and George just brought me two versions of this video to watch, one of which happens to have been filmed in Brooklyn...

Michael Andrews and Gary Jules~Mad World


*This video is simply heartbreaking. Suspended above a schoolbuilding in Brooklyn, the camera views a score of children choreographing simple, child-like pictures on the pavement: a car, a house, a boat! Peering down wistfully from the rooftop is the adult, Gary Jules. He is singing a stripped-bare version of Tears For Fears' Mad World, played to the soft-pedalled, sad tones of Michael Andrews' piano, emanating from behind.*

Here's the other version, the original version by Tears For Fears...interesting contrast to listen to this after the Gary Jules/Michael Andrews slower version.

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