30 day song challenge, day 14: a song that no one would expect you to love

I’ve mentioned elsewhere how my friend Dan listened to punk all through college. I wasn’t particularly fond of most of it, but I picked up through osmosis and I have the same kind of appreciation for it as I do other types of music I don’t typically listen to. It is generally not my cup of tea, but when I work out (or I should say, when I used to work out) I would occasionally listen to some punk album because the pacing of it was what I was looking for. There is at least one song that I really like (I don’t know that I’d say “love”) and I imagine a few people would probably not expect it. That song is:

Flat Earth Society by Bad Religion

Generally speaking, I like Bad Religion’s sound. I like Greg Graffin’s vocals (to say nothing of the fact that he is an honest-to-god scientist) and “Flat Earth Society” just amuses me. I can listen to it and it always puts a smile on my face.

About Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.